Newslink, 28 March 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

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

 

DR Congo situation. In general, people are very concerned at present with the unrest in the country. On 25th March, the BBC world news reported that 40 police officers had been decapitated by militia fighters in the central province of Kasai, near Kananga. Tribal conflict is behind this. Presidential elections have been promised before the end of 2017, but no date has been set yet, causing increased tension and uncertainty. Pray for a peaceful resolution of the issues and for wisdom and protection for our missionaries in Lubumbashi. Pray too for our Congolese colleagues in Kananga, who run a Bible College, oversee many churches and are currently helping internally-displaced people.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, are continuing with their ministry while keeping aware of the situation around them. Today Ginny should be working on her latest worship album along with musician/singer Aimer at the Lighthouse. On Thursday, a visit to the local prison is planned and on Sunday they hope to visit a Bike Evangelism church at a village called Luano. Pray for God’s blessing on all the ministry, and for Carol and Ginny to be able to help and encourage the people they meet during these difficult and uncertain times.

Lloyd Rowlands returned to Lubumbashi yesterday after his week-long seminar at Kolwezi, with around 100 church leaders from the area. He wants to thank folk for their effective prayers. Thank God for an excellent time of teaching on ‘Biblical Principles of Development’ and answering questions on general topics of doctrine and church life. Pray for Lloyd and Sandy as they see to the ‘humdrum day-to-day activities around Living Waters’ this week.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard hope to visit Congo in June and need invitation letters, etc. in order to get their visas. This has become rather complicated. Pray that it will all be sorted out.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are finishing their two-month break, based in Scotland. They are leaving UK on Sat 1 April and hope to arrive in Nyangombe, Zambia, on Tues 4th. Pray for their final days with family and friends, their packing etc. and for their journey back. They heard from Zambia that Lydia Ntambu, wife of a Nyangombe leader, was bitten by a snake on both legs last Sat night. She is recovering, but still has badly swollen legs. Pray that there will be no complications and that Lydia will soon be completely well. Pray for the many visitors expected at Nyangombe this dry season. Pray that travel plans will work out and that the Bible Schools, training seminars and camps, etc. will be a great blessing to all who participate.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have been back in Brazil, their homeland, for nearly 3 weeks. They are quite busy with doctors’ and dental appointments. Pray for them to recover their health and strength and to have good contacts with friends and churches. Pray for their colleagues in Chimoio, Mozambique, looking after the work in their absence.

 

During his recent Ethiopia trip, Dave Garrard visited the far north to meet some CAM-supported church planters in a totally Muslim area. Pray for them to be encouraged and strengthened as they work in the face of much hostility and opposition.

 

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 April.

 

Newslink, 21 March 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, have to respond to the requests of many suffering folk who come asking for help. Rising food prices, insecurity and an increase in robberies, etc. are making life more difficult for local people. For example, yesterday, a widow came who hadn’t eaten for two days; during last Thursday’s prison visit, Carol learnt that the prisoners hadn’t eaten since the previous Sunday. Thank God for the help they were able to give. Pray for wisdom in every situation they face. Last Sunday’s Bike Evangelism village visit took an exhausting nine hours altogether, with bad roads, mud and potholes. However, praise God for an encouraging meeting in the church, with a good response to the Gospel message. On Thurs, Carol and Ginny will do a ‘Victory in Jesus’ Radio/TV broadcast; on Sat they will prepare for recording on another station. Pray for God’s anointing on all that is said and done.

 

Lloyd Rowlands travelled yesterday by bus from Lubumbashi about 200 miles NW to Kolwezi (roughly five hours - this is a good road!) He is holding a big, week-long seminar for pastors and elders from churches in the area. This is the first of a series of seminars in main centres. Pray for Lloyd’s teaching to be inspiring and understood well, so that the leaders will be able to pass it on to their own church members. Remember Sandy Rowlands, back at the Living Waters Centre, keeping things running smoothly and looking after the workers.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are currently in Scotland, with about ten days left of their leave. Pray for them as they spend time with their family, visit churches, and buy supplies for their work in Zambia. Out at Nyangombe, their colleagues are keeping things running – the farm, medical clinic, feeding programme, and preparations for the Training Centre’s new season of Bible Schools, camps and seminars (Apr - Oct). Pray for them. Pray for Nyangombe leaders who are helping new rural church plants in the area, or speaking at church conferences.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva arrived in Brazil, their homeland, on 9 March for a 3-month break. They have been busy booking appointments with doctors. Rosaria would appreciate prayer for a lengthy dental treatment she has begun. In Brazil, the economic situation is not good and some churches have stopped contributing to missions. Pray for God to open doors for the da Silvas in the churches they visit. Pray for their country of work, Mozambique, to be kept peaceful, for the da Silvas’ workers, left with responsibilities, to be faithful, and for the CAM property and newly-built Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio to be kept safe.

 

While Dave Garrard was in Ethiopia recently, he heard some exciting reports re Bible-teaching broadcasts going out from the TV Studio in Addis Ababa (one of CAM’s Centenary projects). Praise God, these programmes are impacting people all over Ethiopia and beyond, thanks to the internet. Pray for Mamusha, the main teacher, as he prepares and records the material.

 

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 28 March.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 14 March 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands will be recording another radio broadcast on Friday, sharing Biblical principles of development. Pray for God’s wisdom and anointing and for lives to be changed as a result of the message. On Saturday, Lloyd plans to take the Agape Project folk to Tumbwe to check on their crops. With the price of maize flour so high, people really need a good harvest. Pray for God’s blessing on the Project. Lloyd is preparing for a week-long seminar for pastors and elders at Kolwezi next week. Pray for God’s guidance as he prepares. Pray for Lloyd’s journey to Kolwezi, with another pastor, by bus next Monday. Sandy will be ‘holding the fort’ at the Living Waters Centre in his absence. Pray for her.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins would appreciate prayer for the following activities this week. On Thursday, Ginny will be helping at the Lighthouse Project while Carol visits the local prison. On Saturday, Ginny will be involved with the Lighthouse School assembly, and on Sunday they both hope to visit a Bike Evangelism village where a new church has been planted. Pray for God’s blessing on all their ministry.

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) have received news from their colleagues in Zambia. (1) At Nyangombe Clinic, they are having problems because of widespread malaria and increased demand on their limited medicines. Pray for wisdom for the clinic workers and for better availability of medicines generally. (2) Leaders from Nyangombe Christian Training Centre will be going out in the coming weeks to speak at various church conferences. Pray that God’s power will be seen in salvation and healing, especially where witchcraft is strongest.

 

ETHIOPIA

Last month, Dave Garrard visited many of the 65 church planters CAM supports on a monthly basis. Thank God for the opportunity to hear their stories and encourage them. Pray for CAM to be able to increase its support level, through more churches or individuals getting involved.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Pray for the recent peace agreement in the country to be genuine and lasting. Pray for the CAM house and Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio to be kept safe, in the da Silvas’ absence. (See below.)

 

ON LEAVE:

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are on leave, based in Scotland. They arrived back early yesterday morning from a week’s itinerary in N Ireland. Thank God for the great meetings they had over there. Pray for the churches they visited to remember the challenges given, maintain their interest in CAM and want to do more.

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva arrived in Brazil last Thursday for a 3-month break. Pray for them as they sort out medical/dental appointments, arrange to spend time with family and friends, and fix dates for church visits – as well as fitting in some intensive courses.

 

UK

Trustees’ meeting. CAM’s trustees will be meeting tomorrow in Nottingham, from 10.30am. Pray for wisdom and God’s direction in all the matters to be discussed.

 

Thank you for praying. Our CAM personnel are very grateful for your interest and support.

 

 

Compiled y Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 21 March.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 7 March 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today! Praise God for all His goodness to them. Lloyd’s message went well at the suburban church on Sunday. Out at Tumbwe, the maize crops are good, spared so far from the devastating pests further south. Pray for a good harvest. Lloyd is planning a big seminar for church leaders at Kolwezi in two weeks, and further seminars in other centres over the next few months. Pray for God’s blessing on this project. Sons Gareth and Michael are just starting back at university now in Australia. Pray for them.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a great time at the top security prison last Friday, with 46 baptised and presented with Bibles. Pray for God to bless and encourage each one. The food they took was greatly appreciated, as the prisoners had not eaten for 2-3 days. At the Lighthouse Project, there was a good response to the message given at the school assembly on Saturday. The Lighthouse School’s IT classrooms (Centenary project) now have their roof. Praise God! Pray for one of the resident lads who broke his leg playing football. Pray for plans to record TV/Radio broadcasts on Thursday. (This weekend Carol and Ginny will not minister away because of advice re possible insecurity.)

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) have received prayer requests from their colleagues in Nyangombe: (1) A caterpillar pest is destroying maize crops in Zambia, which could lead to serious food shortages in the country. Pray that the advance of this pest may be stopped. (2) Pray for seminars running at Nyangombe for two weeks to empower the population to deal with village issues where children are maltreated. (3) Pray for good health for the evangelists planting churches in areas hostile to the Gospel.

 

ETHIOPIA

Praise God for Dave Garrard’s recent fruitful trip of visits to Ethiopian church plants and teaching in 3 different Bible Schools. Pray for a lasting impact on all those he met or taught.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva will be leaving tomorrow to fly home to Brazil for a 3-month break, for medical check-ups, church visits and to do intensive courses which they will teach at the Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio. They will also be able to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rosaria’s father with him in May. Pray for their journey tomorrow; for good health and a fruitful break in every way. Pray for protection for the CAM house and Vocational Centre.

 

UK

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are on leave, based in Scotland. Pray for them as they spend this week in N. Ireland, visiting their supporting churches and seeing their son Bob and family.

Thank God for Dave Garrard’s safe arrival back last Thursday from his month in Ethiopia.

On Thursday, 9 March, there will be a memorial service for Dr Beryl Gough at Poynton Baptist Church at 2.30pm. Beryl died on 10 Feb from a brain haemorrhage. She had been one of CAM’s Advisors for nearly 20 years. Pray for God’s comfort for the family and blessing on the service.

 

Thank you for praying. Our CAM personnel are very grateful for your interest and support.

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 14 March.

 

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 28 February 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands enjoyed fellowship with the local Living Waters church over the last two Sundays - a change for Lloyd from ministering elsewhere in Lubumbashi. Pray for him as he speaks at a church in the nearby ‘Zambia’ suburb this coming Sunday. Good reports have come in of people appreciating Lloyd’s radio broadcasts. Praise God. Pray for him as he records again this Friday afternoon. Pray for a planned trip to Tumbwe on Saturday to check on the project crops. Sandy keeps Lloyd and the Centre workers supplied with cakes for their morning break, using charcoal to bake if there is no electricity. Pray for her practical ministries.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins were blessed by their visit to a Bike Evangelism village church on Sunday, last visited about a year ago. Praise God for the large growth in numbers and thrust of the people there for evangelism. Weds/Thurs, Ginny will be helping at the Lighthouse Project, while Carol will visit the local prison on Thursday. Pray for God’s blessing on their ministry. On Friday a baptismal service is planned at the top security prison, with about 47 due to be baptised. Pray that more French Bibles will be found for that occasion and pray for God’s anointing on all who attend, whether baptismal candidates, other prisoners, officers or onlookers.

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) have heard from their colleagues in Nyangombe about new church plants in outlying villages where no work has existed before. Praise God for this. Pray for the choosing of good, senior, local men to go there for 6 months or so to build up the churches and train future leaders.

 

ETHIOPIA

Dave Garrard has completed his month of ministry in Ethiopia. He finished his week of teaching in Addis last Friday and just has marking to do. On Saturday he flew north to visit a CAM-supported church plant, started mid-2016, and preached there on Sunday, flying back in the evening. Praise God, this church now has 20 baptised members. Dave is sorting out admin matters and discussing plans before leaving Addis tomorrow, 1 March, to fly home. Pray for a good journey and blessings for Dave as he arrives back in UK, hopefully, early on Thursday.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva thank us for praying for Rosaria, who had malaria. Praise God, the blood test was negative and she is now fine. This week the da Silvas are completing jobs, organizing their work and packing ready to go home to Brazil next week, to keep annual appointments and see elderly family members. Pray for them at this very busy time.

Country situation. On 4 March, a ceasefire agreement is due to be signed, bringing a long-awaited peace to Mozambique. The churches are organizing special services of thanksgiving and praise for this victory. Hallelujah! Pray that everything will go ahead as promised.

 

UK

Gordon & Sybil McKillop, on leave in Scotland, had some good local church meetings recently and a great weekend of ministry in Liverpool and Lancashire. Praise God for good opportunities to talk about their work and the needs in Zambia. Pray for Gordon & Sybil as they go to N Ireland on Monday for meetings and to see their son Bob and family.

 

Thank you for praying. Our CAM personnel are very grateful for your interest and support.

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 7 March