CAM International – Newslink, 18 July 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, CONGO. Lloyd arrived back last Tuesday from his week at Kasaji with Superintendent Betavie. It was an excellent time, with around 1,500 attending the District Conference. The theme was ‘The Power of the Cross’. Lloyd spoke on ‘Development’, giving practical ideas to help Christians improve their lives. Thank God for this opportunity to minister to so many. Pray for lasting fruit. Next Monday, the Rowlands will drive the Garrards back to Ndola, Zambia. They will spend a few days there before returning to Congo. Pray for a good trip and relaxing break.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are into their last week in CONGO. Dave taught two courses at ISTELU Bible College last week. He also did more checking of the Bible study book on ‘Jesus Christ’ in Kiluba, which will hopefully soon be ready for printing. At the weekend, Dave left by MAF plane for Lwamba. He is also visiting Mwanza (birthplace of the Mission) and Kisanga. He will be away until Thursday. Pray for a fruitful trip for Dave, as he speaks in churches and talks with senior pastors. Pray for an anointing on all his ministry.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop work at Nyangombe in ZAMBIA. Many people made confessions of faith after seeing the ‘Jesus’ film last week. Praise God! Pray for the work of placing them in active local churches where they can be discipled. Nyangombe evangelists are going into poor villages where people drink heavily to forget their misery. Pray for release from their addictions, and new hope in Christ. Since April, 500 or so people have attended different-length Bible teaching courses at Nyangombe. Pray that what they have learnt about Jesus and God’s Word will take root in their hearts and bear fruit.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are based in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE. They need to find four people to go for teacher training offered locally by the Baptists’ World Missions Dept, ready for the planned pre-school opening in Feb 2018. Pray for wisdom in selecting the right people. On Friday, the da Silvas are hosting a themed party for their fellow missionaries, with everyone dressing up in ‘mismatched, country-style’ clothes. Pray for a time of good fun, deepening their bond as fellow missionaries in Mozambique.

 

In ETHIOPIA, CAM supports 65 national church planters on a monthly basis. Pray for these zealous evangelists as they reach out constantly into new areas with the Gospel.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are on leave in UK, busy visiting supporting churches and also making new contacts. Tomorrow they are going to the Isle of Wight for a week. Pray for God to bless their ministry in churches on the island. Keep praying for Carol’s brother-in-law Andy, who recently learnt that he has bone marrow cancer.

 

Andrew & Lyn Ramsey are on a short visit to ZAMBIA. They had another good weekend of ministry with two Ndola churches. This coming Sunday they will visit the Chifubu church. They are thrilled to have met up with most of their former Zambian colleagues, including Pastor Chelu in Luanshya, with whom they had a most encouraging time of renewed fellowship. Pray for their final five days in Zambia and short visit to Uganda next week, meeting a missionary from their home church before returning to UK on 29 July.

 

Thank you for praying. Our CAM personnel really appreciate your interest and support.

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. Newslink is now taking a break until Tuesday 1 August.

CAM International – Newslink, 11 July 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, CONGO. Lloyd is expected back today from Kasaji, where he has had a week of meetings. It was a two-day trip going there, with the second day very slow – 12 hours of travel – and he was not feeling well. Pray for his safe return and good recovery from the gruelling journey. Pray for lasting results from the teaching given. Back at the Centre, Sandy enjoyed Ruth Garrard’s company. Sandy asks us to pray for Congo. She wrote, ‘the suffering of ordinary families is great and not improving.’

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard have about 2 more weeks of their stay in CONGO. Dave returned to Lubumbashi yesterday after a very busy week in Kinshasa (the capital): teaching Pentecostal church leaders Weds – Fri; pastors from other churches on Sat; and preaching in the host church on Sunday, with a good response. They want him back next year for a follow-up! Praise God for all these opportunities. May great blessing remain with the churches and their leaders! Pray for Dave’s teaching at ISTELU Bible College through until Thurs. He’s hoping to go to Lwamba over the weekend. Pray for all the arrangements for this to be possible.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop work at Nyangombe in ZAMBIA. There will be two showings of the ‘Jesus’ film this week in the area. Pray for it to touch people’s hearts. Training continues for Children’s Camp teachers, and then, over the long weekend, there will be a leadership seminar for AOG pastors. Pray for these groups to learn well and benefit from the teaching. Gordon & Sybil will be visiting at least 3 different churches each this week for teaching. Pray for God’s anointing on their ministry.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are based in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE. The workers are now painting the Vocational Training Centre’s main building and completing the construction of the pre-school. Praise God! Plans are now underway for a special day on 29 July for youth evangelism in the community near the VTC, also promoting the Centre and courses that will be on offer. Pray for wisdom as this is arranged. Pray for Rosaria – not feeling very well lately.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins were blessed by their time in the Nottingham area, seeing friends, visiting churches and home groups and making many good new contacts. Thank God and pray for interest to be maintained. They will be at Wickford on Sunday, have 2 meetings on Tues and will be going to the Isle of Wight next Weds for a week, with more church visits. Pray for God’s anointing on their ministry. News from Congo: 1. A massive increase in prisoners at Lubumbashi’s local prison recently (nearly 1,000 more!) Pray for this situation.

2. Pray for preparations for the Lighthouse Youth Camp during 1st week of August. Personal: Carol requests prayer for her brother-in-law Andy, about to start dialysis and just been told he has bone marrow cancer. He’s not a Christian. Pray for God’s intervention in his life.

 

Andrew & Lyn Ramsey arrived in Ndola, ZAMBIA, last Friday and had a great weekend at the Oasis church’s ‘Revival Crusade’, with Andrew speaking 4 times and adapting his Sun a.m. message for a funeral service. Thank God for His powerful touch. Pray for the Ramseys’ contacts with church leaders and former colleagues to be a blessing. Pray for this Sat afternoon, as Andrew gives training to church leaders and Lyn has a session with the ladies.

 

Thank you for praying. Our CAM personnel really appreciate your interest and support.

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 18 July.

CAM International – Newslink, 4 July 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, CONGO.  The church at the Centre has just finished 70 DAYS of prayer - every day except Saturday, with 200+ people praying for the nation and for revival in the church. Praise God! Pray for their prayers to be answered! Lloyd left yesterday (Mon) with Pastor Betavie (Superintendent of the Pentecostal churches started by CAM’s pioneers) and other leaders for a week of meetings at Kasaji, near the Angolan border. He was only asked to go on Sunday! Pray for a fruitful week. Sandy is pleased that she will have Ruth Garrard’s company while their husbands are away!

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are in CONGO for about 6 weeks. Dave had a full week at Kolwezi, teaching every day, with 2 different groups. On Friday 30 June, the provincial governor wanted to attend the church where Dave was based, with his entourage of 50+ people, so teaching was cancelled that morning and Dave preached the Gospel instead! Praise God for this opportunity and for some who responded to the message. Back in Lubumbashi, on Sunday Dave was given 1½ hours to preach in a church on a requested subject: Christ’s return. Praise God for ‘a great time and afterwards a very good prayer time with all.’ Today Dave and Kazadi flew to Kinshasa for a week’s seminar with the Pentecostal group leaders, and with pastors from other churches on Saturday. Pray for God’s blessing on all who participate in these meetings.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop work at Nyangombe in ZAMBIA. This is a very busy week for them. The Youth Camp finishes today, then training takes place all day Sat and Sun for teachers in preparation for the August Children’s Camp. Increasing numbers of babies and toddlers are being brought in for nutritional help, due to hard times. Pray for Nyangombe’s ministry to all these groups of needy youngsters. Gordon has two trips to Solwezi this week (with 3am starts!) to get UK visitors to their flights. Pray for him to know God’s strength.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are based in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE. They mention their Isuzu pick-up, which still has problems. Pray that they will find a good local mechanic. They have received help from Brazil, sponsoring a needy widow who lives near the Vocational Centre. Thank God. Pray for the ongoing work to complete the building of the Centre.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are on leave, visiting churches and friends in UK. They are currently speaking in churches and home groups in the Nottingham area. Some churches are new to them. Pray for fruitful ministry, raising interest in CAM and finding new supporters. Carol and Ginny are also seeing Ginny’s mother, in Fakenham, as often as possible - she lost her husband in May. Thank God that they are on hand and able to visit. Pray for Nora Perkins.

 

Andrew & Lyn Ramsey leave on Thurs for a 3-week visit to Ndola, ZAMBIA, where they worked from 2002-2011. Kym Delport is now in charge of the CAM administration, based in Gloucester. Peter Marett, former admin assistant, will kindly cover some days at the Preston office. Pray for God’s blessing on the Ramseys’ ministry – starting with meetings at the Oasis church immediately and over the weekend - and their contacts with Zambian colleagues.

 

Thank you for praying. Our CAM personnel really appreciate your interest and support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 11 July.

CAM International – Newslink, 27 June 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, CONGO. Lloyd went to Tumbwe on Sat with project participants in the Mission lorry to bring in the maize harvest. There was too much for one load, so he was going to fetch the rest today. It sounds good, but the harvest was actually disappointing. Thank God for the help these supplies will give to the families involved, but pray for wisdom ‘as we decide what to do with the project in the future.’ Fruit sales from the orchard have been good. Now Lloyd will catch up with other jobs around the Centre – grafting in the tree nursery, pruning fruit trees, doing repairs in the house, etc. Pray for him and for Sandy in her home-based ministries.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are spending a few weeks in CONGO. Last week, Dave was very busy in Lubumbashi - teaching at ISTELU Bible College, preaching on a radio broadcast in town on Weds, and working on the Kiluba version of Wm Burton’s ‘Teachings from the Word of God’, ready for printing in Zambia. Pray for God’s blessing on what has been shared and for this booklet as it goes to print. Dave went to Kolwezi on Sun and will be there until Sat. Pray for him as he teaches in the Bible College every day, mornings and evenings. Pray for Ruth as she stays in Lubumbashi. (Power cuts most of day make household jobs take much longer.)

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop work at Nyangombe, NW ZAMBIA. A 2-week Bible School will finish on Thurs. Pray for God’s blessing on the 55 students, some with long journeys home. Pray for them to retain the teaching and be a blessing in their churches as they pass it on. The ‘Jesus’ film will be shown Weds night at a ‘tough drinking location’. Pray for people to respond to the Gospel and be liberated from their bondage to alcohol. Youth Camp starts Thurs night for about 140 secondary school pupils from the area. Visitors are coming from UK to participate. Pray for all the arrangements, for the youth, leaders and visitors. Pray for transformed lives through this Camp. Pray for Gordon as he helps organise and set up; for Sybil with her catering for visitors, etc.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are based in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE. Their daughter Dayene arrived safely. Pray for her as she gets involved in the work. Last Sun-Mon, Mozambique celebrated 42 years of Independence, peacefully. Pray that the country will continue to enjoy peace and security. This week work restarts on the Vocational Training Centre – the toilet block. Pray for this to go well, with minimal stress. Pray for the da Silvas as they help with a marriage seminar at the weekend. Pray for God to bless couples who attend.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are on leave, visiting churches in UK. Last Weds eve they had a very good meeting at a new church in King’s Lynn, and on Sun enjoyed sharing about their work at trustee Andy McManus’s church in Morton, Lincs. Thank God for blessing their ministry. Pray for them as they speak twice in Essex on Thurs and on Sat move to the Nottingham area for a week of meetings and visiting friends.

 

In ETHIOPIA, CAM supports 65 national church planters on a monthly basis. Pray for these committed workers as they push forward into new areas, showing Christ’s love and sharing the Gospel. Pray for blind eyes to be opened and people set free.

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 4 July.

CAM International – Newslink, 20 June 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, CONGO. Last Tues, Lloyd crossed the border into Zambia to collect literature and bring the Garrards up from Ndola (see below). The border crossings went smoothly both ways. The journey to Lubumbashi on Weds went well and they were able to take back 16 boxes of books – Bible study guides that have been reprinted, thanks to the Centenary Fund. Praise God for the safe travel and for this literature. Pray that it will be widely used and be a blessing. Lloyd plans to go out to Tumbwe on Sat with Agape Project participants who need to harvest their maize. Thank God for the good harvest and pray for blessing on those involved, and their families. Sandy is enjoying having Dave & Ruth with them. Pray for her with her extra duties, cooking meals, etc.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are now based in Lubumbashi after 6 weeks in Zambia. They will stay in Congo for another 6 weeks. After their arrival last Weds, they had ‘non-stop people at the door’ to see them. Dave was also arranging his schedule. Yesterday he started a week of teaching on ‘The Holy Spirit’ at ISTELU Bible College, near the base at Living Waters. Pray for stamina for Dave and for the students to be impacted and blessed by the course. Dave hopes to travel to Kolwezi on Sunday for another week of teaching. Pray that this will work out. Pray for Ruth as she helps Sandy with work at the Centre.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop work at Nyangombe, NW ZAMBIA. Last Weds, Gordon and 4 other Nyangombe leaders had to appear in court in Lusaka (620 miles away) to hear a further false claim of ownership of the Nyangombe Christian Training Centre. The good news is that this was shown to be a criminal offence, as the case had already been judged and thrown out the previous year in Kitwe. The Nyangombe leaders were gracious towards the opposition, releasing them from a huge fine they could never pay. A document was signed which will ensure no such claim can ever be brought again. Gordon wrote, ’We really felt the Lord’s presence with us during the proceedings and thank you all sincerely for your prayers over the past 7 years.’ Praise God for this victory! Pray for God’s blessing on the ongoing Bible School and teaching of trainees at Nyangombe.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are back in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE, after their break in Brazil. Wanderley reports that his blood sugar levels, which were very high, have now normalized. Praise God! Pray for them both to keep in good health. Their focus now is on completing the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) and painting the entire building. Their goal is to start some VTC courses in July/Aug this year – tailoring; art and crafts; music... Wanderley did a photography course in Brazil and will teach this. Their daughter Dayene has taken some beautician courses in Brazil and will be their first volunteer teacher at VTC, also helping with project management. Pray for her – she flies out to Mozambique on Saturday. Pray for all these plans, for a good number of students, and for courses to start on time.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are in UK. They helped Maureen Lee move house last Friday and all went well.  Pray for CAM trustee Maureen as she settles in. This Weds eve they are speaking at a new church in King’s Lynn; on Sunday at trustee Andy McManus’s church in Morton, Lincs. Pray for God’s blessing on their ministry. They received good news from Congo – a Bike Evangelism school, closed a year ago, is due to reopen soon. Praise God!

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 27 June.