January. Further prayer requests / information added, shown in
January. Further prayer requests / information added shown in
January. Further prayer requests / information added shown in
Robert and Sheena Revie – Sheena
has decided not to take any more chemotherapy and is not well at
for her and her family that they will receive love and support
during this difficult time.
Late news: Sheena was called home on the 30th December.
Please remember in prayer all the family.
REPUBLIC OF S. AFRICA
and Dorothy Grieve (Murchison)
for a lady who recently trusted Christ as her Saviour
and for the lady who witnessed to her for over 12 years, reading the
scriptures with her and
with her on a regular basis.
Terry and Jane Gilpin (Port Shepstone)
for two of their elderly neighbours who have shown considerable
interest in learning about the gospel. Please
for them as they learn more about the Lord.
Stephen and Gill Davies (Dar-es Salaam)
that the recent operation Gill’s mum underwent was
for her continued recovery.
Timothy and Joy Beer
for the gospel outreach taking place at the hospital at
or in the villages on
afternoons. In addition, please
for bible teaching opportunities at
high school and the nursery school.
David and Grace Croudace (Senior workers)
for their cottage meetings. Please
for their safety as there is a significant amount of violence in the
area where they are serving. In addition, please
that the people they witness to will be receptive to the gospel.
Eric & Margaret McCaughren
(Kitwe) are due
to return to Zambia on the 12th January. Please pray
that they will have a safe flight and quickly settle back into their
roles at Kitwe.
Jean Luc and Rita Hainaut (Eliya)
- On 13th January, Rita and Jean Luc will be flying back to
Zambia after a furlough. Please pray for safety in travel
and that their luggage will arrive safely.
Philip and Deborah Cole (Chingola) –
You may be
aware that Emily Cole is currently hospitalised in Northern Ireland
whilst undergoing chemotherapy treatment. The first phase of her
treatment was concluded yesterday (Sunday, 17th Jan.) and it is
hoped that she may be able to leave hospital temporarily later this
week. Please continue to remember her in your prayers and
also pray for Phil, Debbie and Molly and the family too and
also remember the medical team who are caring for her at this time.
and Jingle Bradford (Manila)
will be travelling back (D.V.) to the Philippines on
for their safety whilst travelling and as they settle back into
their various ministries.
David and Maureen Wood (Chiang Mai)
for a young Thai worker who was recently baptised, and a security
guard who has recently put his trust in the Lord. Please
for these new believers, that they will grow in their faith.
Enris Nase (Tirana)
reports they are actively looking for a Director for
The Hiding Place at Gjirokaster
as she is preparing to retire next year after more than 20 years of
faithful service in Albania. Supporting
would be appreciated for this task.
continues to visit
prison every Thursday. There has been an increased interest in
spiritual issues and they were delighted to have one of the inmates
at the Sunday Gospel meeting a few weeks ago, while he was on leave
for a few days to visit his family. He professed faith in Christ a
few months ago, and this was his first time to be together with
They are having many regular visitors at the gospel
meeting on Sundays. Some local Christians have grasped the
importance of sharing the Good News with their friends and the
evident results are new people being interested in spiritual
matters. They are
that the Lord may bless the effort made and that they would have the
joy of seeing them saved. Please remember this outreach in
meetings continue every Saturday morning and are very encouraging.
Colin and Elida Stephen –
teaching both the Youth Group each Friday studying Ephesians and
also the Church each Sunday morning studying Luke’s Gospel. Please
pray that he will have adequate time to prepare each week. In
addition, please pray for a couple who lost their son in the summer
and have recently returned to church. Pray that they will grow in
faith and love for the Lord during this difficult time.
for the women she meets with, many of whom are in abusive marital
that the faith of these women will continue to grow and that they
will become closer to the Lord.
reports that the student numbers at the
have remained good, and there is still freedom to preach the Gospel.
For the year ahead they look to God for guidance over new premises
for the school, and continued protection from accidents and
Ruth Cushing (Merseyside) – Praise
God for a great time with the ladies from the Friday Coffee Morning
as they watched the crucifixion part of the “Jesus”
film together, two weeks ago. Afterwards there was a great
discussion with them for over half an hour.
that they will continue to think over what they saw and talked
about. They each took a copy of the “Jesus”
DVD home in their own language.
and Anne Kitt (Le Havre) give thanks
for the increased attendance, compared to last year,
at the two Christmas services including a number of unbelievers who
for the opportunity for those who attended to hear
and Alison Black (Bouc Bel Air).
At the Voice of the
Gospel ministries things continue to be encouraging in
general. The three main avenues of service, radio, bible
correspondence courses and the printed page continue to give much
We are glad to report that
others have come forward to give messages for the radio programmes
and that our stock of messages has built up again. Others have said
that they will come along to do trial runs for recording messages so
this is most encouraging.
At the moment the technician
is working on the next batch of programmes to be sent out to the
radio stations that broadcast them all over the French speaking
Olive Wilson (Bitola)
writes that the Assembly have enjoyed another year of God’s grace as
they have reached out to individuals. Please remember in
an orthopaedic surgeon, “V”,
who is reading the Bible. His mother-in-law is also
interested in spiritual matters but attempts to contact her have not
would be valued for
annual visa renewal which will be due at the end of
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Noel and Liza McMeekin
for the informal Bible studies that take place in people’s homes.
that as they discuss the scriptures, those who attend will draw
closer to the Lord.
Andrew and Lorna Burt (Enniscorthy)
for the 12 men who attend the monthly prayer breakfast. Please
that they will continue to grow in their knowledge of the Lord and
in their commitment to serve Him each day.
Michael and Shirley McKillen (Gorey)
for an 8-week evangelistic
Bible study starting on
for both teachers and students..
that contacts, including family members of those in the assembly,
might come along and be saved.
regular basis there is other ongoing outreach through Bible studies,
Youth Club, Sunday School and visitation, etc.
the past year the Assembly have purchased the ground floor of a two
storey building they considered suitable for the Lord’s work.
then they have put in a low offer for the upper part and this has
been accepted in principle, although it may take some time to
for this young assembly (about 5 yrs. Old) with its joys,
challenges, and at times sadness, and particularly ask
smooth completion of the purchase of the top ﬂoor.
of the right people for the job.
favourable reception in the local community.
unity among the assembly and a primary focus on Christ.
wisdom and provision in the refurbishment process.
Ken and Alison Barrett (Madrid)
for their safe return from their family visit to Australia. In
addition, please pray for Ken as he travels to Peru
on 11th January, and as he joins the summer school
team at Trujillo to teach church and mission history, as well
as visiting churches in the north of the country. Please also
pray for Alison with the recommencement of activities in
the Kofi Jaus in Alcala de Henares.
OTHER OVERSEAS SERVICES
Peter and Jenny Andrews –
will be flying to Kigali Rwanda on 19th January.
During his time there he will be looking at the Emmaus work in the
prisons, progress with the church building, the needs of the orphans
in the project and the new term in The Skills Training Centre.
Please pray that his time there will be a blessing to those
he will be working with and that he will enjoy safety of travel and