Hadley’s (Saurimo) mother died in mid-November, and she is
currently in the UK until the 24th
January (D.V.) to sort out her mother’s affairs. She would
welcome prayer support.
The school year in
Saurimo starts again on the
31st January, and Ruth would
value prayer that the
teachers might begin with a renewed love for the Lord, and a vision
of how they can serve Him as teachers.
and Yokey Roberts (Nairobi) ask
prayer for three watchmen who
have commenced the Navigators TMS Scripture memorisation plan.
and Ruth Newell (Blantyre) ask
prayer for the new books
recently printed. The second ‘Blessings
Minibus’ book should be transported to Malawi in
Pray that the series of books
will maintain the momentum that the first story has already created,
and that Malawian children and their parents will begin to read
about the message of the parables of Christ, in a context that is
familiar to them. The first copies of ‘The
Journey of Life’ books have yet to reach Malawi.
Prayer is asked that the
books will arrive soon and that
Jonathan will not be expected to pay large amounts of money
for storage and handling.
and Gill Davies (Dar-es-Salaam) expect to start the Kid’s
Club in the Army Barracks in January
2012. Please remember in
Beth Brind (Mwanza) have become involved in running a men’s
prayer evening and ladies Bible study.
Pray for them as they settle
into these roles, along with their dental development work, and for
language study. Although able to communicate at a basic level they
would like to be able to hold more detailed conversations.
Ruth Armstrong (ex Newtownabbey, UK) –
Robert will be making another
trip to Dar-es-Salaam in
January, to help with the distribution of A3-size calendars. They
will be placed in public places such as Post Offices, police
stations, Internet cafes, etc.
with the assembly Robert & Ruth have started building
a website in Swahili, which will present the Gospel and also explain
what the assembly believes and practises.
The increase in
numbers in recent months attending the Assembly in
has meant that there is an urgent need to
find a larger meeting place.
Margaret McCaughren (Kitwe) –
Margaret will have to apply for a Work Permit in her own
right in January and she may
need to consider whether or not to continue teaching at
Eric’s Work Permit also
expires in February. Prayer
would be valued that these permits will be renewed without
Jones (Bulwayo) - Once a month
Derek speaks at a small
gathering of farmers near Bulawayo
and this has led to a small Bible study. Recently some of these
farmers have been have been harassed on their farms and others
evicted. Prayer would be
valued for those affected. Support for the needy at
Bulawayo chapel continues
with meals for orphans and widows. There are many needs as Zimbabwe
has the highest unemployment rates in the world.
Pat Atkinson (Mae Sariang) - Please
pray for the
Chrestos community of about
140 people, including staff, students of the Bible School and boys
in the Home of Peace and Joy, and for the need for more sponsors to
support both staff and Bible School students.
Chrestos work, in particular
publishing the new Karen/English version of the New Testament with
headings, reference, notes, a glossary and maps and the production
of an evangelistic film in Karen.
Hazel Walker (Santiago) have recently started a men’s Bible
study on Sunday afternoons in their house. The men are believers
from the Atalaya fellowship:
Juan, Junor and Oliver.
Prayer is asked that God
would touch the hearts of these men to take up the responsibility of
leading the local fellowship.
Elida Stephen (Shkoder) -
Colin has begun a small Bible Study group on the importance
of evangelism. Pray that this
would encourage those attending to speak to others about Christ.
Also the teenagers who meet for study requested a special meeting to
invite friends. At the first arranged meeting there were 30 young
people and the feedback was encouraging, as some of those attending
for the first time wanted to return.
Sylvia Nase (Tirana) - The Saturday morning children’s
meetings are growing. As a group of children are now in their teens,
they are considering the possibility of dividing them, in order to
accommodate the large age difference and the challenges that brings,
as well as getting closer to them on an individual basis.
Nathan (17yrs) and
Aurore (22yrs) who are to be
baptised 6th January. Another
teenager Melodie, who also
attended the preparation classes, hopes to be baptised later in the
Michelle Hall (Chateau-Gontier) - For several weeks they have
been meeting with Emeline,
who has been considering baptism, with a view to being baptised in
January 2012. Prayer would be
valued for her as she makes this step in her faith.
Anne Kitt (Le Havre) would value prayer as they settle at
Le Havre where the fellowship
is very small. They are already involved with Bible teaching for
adults and children and are seeking to encourage small discipleship
groups, and reach out to people from outside the fellowship.
Debbie Jones (Naples) ask
prayer for the conference to be held on
7th January when Dr David
Geisler will speak, the topic being ‘Conversational
is asked that as they invite leaders from various churches in the
Naples area, it might be an occasion of blessing, as they
re-evaluate how best to build bridges to communicate the Gospel.
and Jennifer Zucchetto (GLO
Italia) have had much encouragement in the church in
Naples where a whole family
was saved recently. Prayer
would be valued for Bruno, Eleonora
and Luca as they progress in the Christian faith.
Jennifer Rodgers (Skien) would appreciate
prayer for the prison
ministry. Much of the ministry involves using
Correspondence Courses. When released from prison, along with
the Prison Chaplain’s help, new believers are directed to churches
or centres that will best be able to help them grow in their faith.
There are still some prisoners waiting to attend studies, the delay
being due to security arrangements.
Elena Glasscock )Salamanca) -The mission activity in the west
of the province of Salamanca
is making steady progress through the Saturday gospel meetings in
Villaseco, and the book table
in the market in Ledesma. A
group of between 25-30 meet regularly each Saturday, a minority
being unsaved friends, with a clear interest in the gospel. The
open-air meetings in Salamanca
each week during the summer months proved to be increasingly
effective. Pray that this
work will be able to continue during 2012 and with the same