CAM International – Newslink, 2 May 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

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

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO, had a good ‘holiday’ yesterday, visiting Pastor Mukaya’s family and other friends. On Sunday, they visited both prisons in Likasi and had good meetings. Thank God, all last week’s programme went to plan. This week they have Radio/TV recordings planned. Pray for these and thank God for encouraging testimonies just received following past programmes. On Saturday Ginny has her Lighthouse School assembly and worship group in the afternoon; on Sunday they both plan to visit a Bike Evangelism village. Pray for God’s blessings; also for wisdom regarding the ‘stream of Relief needs’ coming to their door.

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are also based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi. Pray for Sandy with her hospitality role and looking after the workers, etc. Lloyd had a good time at Likasi last week, with about 200 attending the church leaders’ seminar, although morning sessions were poorly attended because of work commitments. On Friday, Lloyd will be doing another broadcast for Christian radio and on Sunday ministering at a Lubumbashi church called ‘Victory’. Pray for God to speak through him and challenge people.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard arrived in Ndola, ZAMBIA, last Saturday afternoon, with Dave speaking at a church crusade shortly after arriving. This was at Ziso Moyo’s Oasis church, with three more speaking slots for Dave over the weekend. Many people had been contacted beforehand and there were over 20 people who responded to the Gospel on the Saturday evening and another 15 on Sunday a.m. Praise God! More meetings have been lined up for Dave this coming weekend at Kawama church, where ‘the work seems to have stalled’. Pray for a breakthrough. Dave has just emailed us about his trouble with the CAM Isuzu vehicle this morning – it wouldn’t start when he was in town and he had to pay for a truck to tow him home! Pray for him to get this fixed quickly, as good transport is essential. (Ziso has now joined his wife and family in N. Ireland.) Pray for the Garrards as they settle in, sort out all the domestic issues and apply for Congo visas.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop left their Nyangombe base in ZAMBIA yesterday to return to UK. A women’s convention with 150 ladies started last week at Nyangombe and Sybil finished her last teaching session on Saturday. Pray for the other speakers and for the ladies to be blessed and challenged. The McKillops will only be in UK for 10 full days, attending an Elim Missionary Conference. It was hard for them to leave Nyangombe after having just settled back into the swing of work. They are also conscious that, after their return to Zambia on 14 May, they will be having many visitors right through to the end of June. Pray for rest and encouragement for them during this short break.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in BRAZIL. They travelled to see friends over the weekend and had a blessed time with them. Thank God, Wanderley’s blood sugar has lowered and so his eye tests can be done next week. On Friday, their daughter Dayene will have her second surgery to remove two wisdom teeth – a more complicated procedure. Please pray. Pray for their home and the Vocational Centre in MOZAMBIQUE and for the country’s peace.

 

In ETHIOPIA, our Canadian missionary partners, Brian & Val Rutten and Jeremy & Teresa Feller, oversee the church planters and their training. Pray for wisdom and encouragement.

 

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 9 May.

CAM International – Newslink, 25 April 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

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

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO, report that last week’s activities went well to plan – Media recordings done; Lighthouse School assembly; visit to church of former Bible student. Praise God for fruitful ministry. Thank God, Pastor Mbulu, from Kananga, has now joined his wife in Kinshasa. This week, Carol hopes to visit the local prison on Thursday while Ginny works at the Lighthouse Project; on Friday, Ginny will be involved with the Secondary School assembly at the Lighthouse; Sunday they hope to visit the prisons at Likasi. They have to be ‘alert’ when planning journeys, as potential problems involving Congo’s opposition party could affect plans in the coming weeks. Pray for wisdom; for blessing on these activities; for restoration of peace and stability in the country.

 

Lloyd Rowlands left Lubumbashi for Likasi yesterday (Mon) by bus. He has a week’s teaching seminar with church leaders from the area, returning next Monday. Pray for a fruitful time.  

Sandy is busy in her hospitality role, preparing the new Mission house at Living Waters for Bill & Sonia Shaw, American AOG missionaries who are using it. They are returning from South Africa on Weds. Sandy will go with worker Mick to collect them from the airport. Pray for them all. Please pray for Kazadi, mechanic/driver and vital worker at the Centre. He has been unwell for some time now and has accounting work to do as the month ends. Pray for his healing.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop, based in Nyangombe, ZAMBIA, are very busy with different groups and training seminars at Nyangombe:  a 5-day Youth event for 60 finishing tomorrow; a Women’s Convention starting this week; Rob Woodhouse going out from UK to help carpentry trainees and install dust-extraction ducting on all machines; and at nearby Mwinilunga, training Sunday school teachers this week, with guidance on Child Protection issues. Pray for every group to know God’s blessing. The McKillops have to leave for UK again next Monday, 1 May, for just 10 days, to attend an Elim Missionary Conference. Pray for them.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in Brazil. Tests have shown Wanderley’s blood sugar levels to be very high. He has a new medication and also needs to change his diet. He can’t have the eye tests until his blood sugar level improves. Pray for these health problems to be resolved. Pray for the CAM properties in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE, to be kept safe.

 

In ETHIOPIA, CAM supports 65 national church planters. Pray for God to bless these, and many other, dedicated evangelists - frontline missionaries working for God’s Kingdom.

 

Trustees’ meeting. Dave Garrard and Andrew Ramsey are joining Ivor Pepper, Maureen Lee, Andy McManus and Kym Delport in Manchester today for an extended trustees’ meeting over two days. Pray for divine wisdom and direction. Paul Mercy is unable to attend because of back pain and mobility problems. Pray for him to know God’s healing.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard leave on Friday for ZAMBIA, arriving in Ndola at 2.30pm on Sat, after 24 hours of tiring travel. Ziso Moyo, in Ndola, has asked Dave to speak at a special 3-day convention at the Oasis church, starting at 4.30pm on Sat! Pray for a good journey, with Dave getting some overnight sleep. (He can’t normally on planes!) Pray for him to experience God’s enabling as he speaks once on Saturday, twice on Sunday and once on Monday.

 

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 2 May.

CAM International – Newslink, 18 April 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

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

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO, had a good Easter weekend. On Easter Saturday, many different church groups came to use the Living Waters outdoor baptistry. By the end of the day, at least 950 people had publicly declared their faith in this way. Praise God, despite (or perhaps, because of) the unrest and insecurity in Congo, the churches are alive and well, with many coming to Christ. Pray for Pastor Mbulu and his team in Kananga, where conditions are particularly difficult. On Easter Sunday, Carol and Ginny were able to travel to Kipushi (20 miles from Lubumbashi) to visit the prison there at last. The food situation was very serious, so they were pleased to be able to help with maize flour, etc. Praise God for the great response to the appeal following the Easter message. This week, they plan to do TV/Radio recordings on Thursday; on Saturday, Ginny will be at the Lighthouse Project for a school assembly in the morning and worship group in the afternoon; on Sunday they will visit the church of a former ISTELU Bible College student. Pray for fruitful ministry.

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands also had a good Easter weekend in Lubumbashi, with Lloyd speaking twice on Easter Sunday at a church in the Bel Air suburb. He was invited to take a seminar there later. Praise God! Pray for Lloyd as he goes to Likasi next Monday for a week’s seminar with church leaders from the area. This week Lloyd is working on the important bridge at Living Waters, to help prevent erosion under the foundations. Pray for safety for him and his helpers. Sandy has been having problems with arthritis, especially in her hip. Pray for her.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop, based in Nyangombe, ZAMBIA, report that 55 Sunday school teachers enjoyed an excellent seminar recently, learning how to instruct other teachers; also 150 people attended the Easter Convention. Pray for a lasting impact and enthusiasm in passing on the training and blessings received. This evening (Tues), young people’s meetings begin. Pray for these young folk to be built up in their faith and become strong witnesses. Court case: a stranger is now claiming to have ‘constructed Nyangombe’ (the Christian Training Centre and associated buildings) and some Nyangombe leaders may have to go to Lusaka this week for the court case on Thursday. Pray for a just conclusion to this matter.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in Brazil. Pray for their health and their family; for good opportunities to share in churches about their work in Mozambique; and for protection for the CAM property (their home) and Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio, Mozambique.

 

In ETHIOPIA, CAM supports 65 national church planters. Pray for our Canadian missionary partners there – Brian & Val Rutten and their son-in-law and daughter, Jeremy & Teresa Feller, as they keep busy with training seminars and overseeing the work.

 

At the HOME END, last week was an important one of changes at the Preston office, with the accounts programme and telephones being prepared for moving to the ‘cloud’ (internet), and Kym Delport learning vital parts of the admin work from Andrew Ramsey. Thank God for all that was accomplished and pray for the other changes, with Andrew stepping down into Peter Marett’s job and our magazine designer, Keith Warrender handing over to Mark Prentice.  CAM’s trustees will be meeting in Manchester on Tues 25 – Weds 26 April. Pray for this extended meeting to be fruitful. Pray for Dave & Ruth Garrard who leave for Zambia on 28th.

 

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

CAM International – Newslink, 11 April 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

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

 

DR Congo situation. Yesterday (Monday 10th), ‘peaceful marches’ were supposed to be taking place around the country. In Lubumbashi, from Sunday afternoon onwards, there was a large military presence and the sound of gunshots from time to time on Sunday night and Monday, with some tear gas used. Many are unhappy with the new prime minister who has just been appointed by the president. Tensions remain high and people have been advised not to circulate more than necessary for a day or two. Pray for peace and stability in Congo.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, had a good session of TV/Radio recording last Thursday, for their ‘Victory in Jesus’ programme. On Sunday they went to Likasi and visited the high-security prison, where there were many new prisoners and a very encouraging response to their message. (For security reasons, they only visited one of the two prisons there.) Thank God for these opportunities to share God’s Word. Pray for lasting results. This week, they hope to visit the local prison on Thursday, but it may not be possible to visit a Bike Evangelism church on Sunday. Pray for God to guide them in all their plans.

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are also based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi. Lloyd and the Agape Agricultural Project participants were rather disappointed last Saturday, when they went out to Tumbwe to see their crops. The peanuts, beans and soya were looking ‘very dismal’ and even the maize is not very good, despite the fertilizer used. Eventually, they may have to find another location for the project, what with having no water supply at Tumbwe and such poor soil. Pray for wisdom as they think this matter through. Lloyd’s church ministry: he had a good meeting last Sunday in the Karavia suburb. Next Sunday he will be speaking at a church in the Bel Air suburb. Pray for God’s anointing on his ministry.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop arrived back at Nyangombe, in NW Zambia, last Tuesday night and got straight back into teaching the next morning. (Their cases are still not unpacked!) Pray for them to know God’s enabling power. A week’s seminar for 50 Sunday school teachers will finish tomorrow. Pray that the participants will have a fresh enthusiasm and put into practice the teaching methods learnt. Pray that God will use them to reach many children for Christ. Pray that the many courses planned for Nyangombe throughout this year may bring much blessing. Pray too for the Easter Convention, which starts on Thursday and ends on Easter Monday night, to be a time of challenge and transformed lives.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in Brazil. This month they are having many medical and dental appointments. Pray for any treatments they need to be effective and for their restoration to full health. (They also ask for prayer for their daughter Dayene who is having her wisdom teeth removed this week.) They have opportunities to share in some churches about their work in Mozambique. Pray that these churches may be challenged about missions and want to get involved.

 

Kym Delport, from Gloucester, has come to Preston this week to start taking over from Andrew Ramsey as CAM administrator. She will do much of the work in Gloucester. Pray for this period of change and handing over to go smoothly.

 

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

Best wishes for a very happy Easter from all at the CAM office!

 

 

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

CAM International – Newslink, 4 April 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

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

 

DR Congo situation. Things are still very tense and turbulent, with many atrocities, especially in the Kasai province. A pastor who was a student at ISTEKAS (Advanced Bible College at Kananga) was recently shot dead. Pray for Pastor Mbulu, senior pastor and director of the College, who is very upset by the situation. His wife is now in Kinshasa. He is torn between joining her, for safety, and remaining in Kananga to help his people. The vice-governor has asked him to supervise a prayer session for peace with all the evangelical churches in Kananga. Pray for wisdom and protection for him. In Lubumbashi yesterday, people were advised to remain indoors, while the opposition are calling for a general strike on Weds 5th and a peace march across the whole country for Mon 10th, so vigilance is advised. Pray for a resolution to this crisis and for our missionaries to know God’s peace at this stressful time.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, were able to visit a Bike Evangelism village church on Sunday, as planned, finishing the day with a birthday party for Ginny. Thank God for their safe trip, despite bad roads, and happy celebration with friends. This week, TV/Radio recording is planned for Thursday, in Carol and Ginny’s ‘garden studio’. On Friday, Ginny has a ladies’ meeting in a nearby church. Pray for these activities. Pray for wisdom to know whether a trip to Likasi is advisable or not on Sunday.

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are also based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi. Lloyd, anticipating the start of the long dry season in a few weeks, has been overhauling the ‘dripper’ irrigation system in the orchard. On Saturday, he hopes to travel out to Tumbwe to check on the Agape Project crops; and on Sunday preach at a church on the other side of town, in the Karavia suburb. Pray for safe travel and fruitful ministry.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop should be arriving back at Nyangombe, in NW Zambia, today, after their break in UK. They would have arrived in Lusaka on Sunday, picked up their car and made their way upcountry, doing business and shopping on the way. Now the Christian Training Centre will be starting its 7 months or so of short-term Bible Schools, training seminars, youth and children’s camps. Pray for the McKillops as they catch up on the Nyangombe news and settle back into their busy daily routines.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in Brazil. They will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday 7th. Praise God for His goodness to them over these years and pray for many more fruitful years of service together. This week Wanderley will address a group of pastors on the importance of missions in church. He writes, ‘The Brazilian church is losing its missionary vision; we need an awakening.’ Pray for his talk to make an impact. Rosaria continues her dental treatment. Pray for it to go according to plan. In Mozambique, a temporary cease-fire is now in place. Pray for it to become permanent. Pray for God to protect the da Silvas’ home and the Vocational Training Centre - both in Chimoio, Mozambique.

 

In Ethiopia, CAM International supports 65 church planters on a monthly basis. These evangelists will be pioneering outreach works in areas where there are no established churches. They face many challenges, including hostility and persecution. Pray for our Ethiopian partners to know God’s anointing and power, and to be able to persevere.

 

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 11 April.