Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 21 February 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands keep busy with jobs around the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi. Mick, Lloyd’s ‘right-hand man’ is ill with malaria. Pray for him. Lloyd is taking a couple of weeks off from Sunday ministry. Pray for him and Sandy as they maintain links with the local church on the Centre. Lloyd has another radio broadcasting session on Friday. Pray for God to guide him as he answers questions on ‘Development from a Christian perspective’.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had another wonderful opportunity last Tuesday, when they visited the local prison in Lubumbashi and distributed a further 900 Gideon New Testaments. (Guards receive them as well as prisoners.) Today, while Ginny is at the Lighthouse Project, Carol will be taking 500 more NTs to distribute at Kipushi Prison. Carol described it all as ‘an incredible provision’. Praise God! Pray that the reading of these NTs will lead to a great spiritual harvest in the prisons. TV/Radio recordings are planned for Thursday. Pastor Mwambay is having a break – ‘He is quite worn out, mainly due to having about 30 people at his house.’ Pray for the broadcasts and pray for Mwambay to know God’s help and strength. Thank God for a very fruitful assembly at the Lighthouse School on Saturday, with many pupils responding to the Gospel appeal. Pray for Carol and Ginny’s planned visit on Sunday to a Bike Evangelism village.

 

Ongoing problems with insecurity are causing concern: rising food prices have led to more robberies. There are often violent incidents when thieves are caught – some recent cases have been close to the Living Waters Centre. Pray for God’s protection and peace.

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) heard that more and more new babies who have lost their mothers are being brought to Nyangombe. Fortunately Sybil left supplies to help with this. Pray about this problem of maternal deaths, which seem to have risen dramatically in the past year.

 

ETHIOPIA

Dave Garrard is in Ethiopia until Wed 1 March. After last week’s visits to church plants and teaching at evening classes, Dave flew back to Addis on Saturday. This week he is teaching all day from 8.45am – 5pm at the Bible College. Pray for stamina and God’s anointing. Yesterday, during the lunch period, he attended the dedication of the media studio in the new Pentecostal church building. (CAM’s Centenary Fund has helped with this.) Thank God for this provision. (The previous studio was in a rented room.) On Saturday, Dave is flying to the far north to visit CAM-supported plants in a totally Muslim area. Pray for God’s blessing on all his contacts.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva thank us for praying for Rosaria, who had malaria. She is much better and they expect the blood test results to be clear. Praise God! Her mother (in Brazil) will be 81 on 27th. Pray for God to bless her. Southern Mozambique has been hit by a cyclone, with some deaths and many made homeless. Pray for those who are suffering.

 

UK

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are on leave in Scotland. They had a good time with all their family together -13 of them meeting up in Aberdeen. Praise God! Pray for Gordon & Sybil as they minister at local meetings this week and at the weekend in Wallasey, Liverpool and Lancaster.

 

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 28 February.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

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

 

CONGO

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands enjoyed their time at the Bel Air church in Lubumbashi on Sunday, sharing in the final meeting of their 40 days of prayer. Pray for a lasting impact on the church and its outreach in the city as a result of these meetings. Lloyd was pleased to find the maize crops flourishing at Tumbwe. Pray for a great harvest, blessing the participants and helping them make a living. Pray for Lloyd as he records another radio broadcast on Friday. There is ongoing concern about the robberies and incidents that have occurred in the area above the Living Waters Centre, up on the hill where the workers live. Pray for security and protection.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins were blessed last Thursday when they recorded two TV/Radio programmes, joined by May, who plays the guitar and sings. Thank God for this new team member. Pray for the broadcasts to continue to transform lives. Last weekend, Carol and Ginny were offered 300 Gideon New Testaments for distribution in the prisons. On Sunday there was great joy when they gave some of these out at the two Likasi prisons. Today they are taking more NTs, plus food, to the local Lubumbashi prison. Praise God for this gift. Pray that the prisoners will be blessed as they read the New Testaments.

Pastor Mbulu at Kananga. Dave Garrard heard recently from Mbulu. There have been a lot of troubles and fighting in the area, with many internal refugees. Mbulu is helping provide for 8 ladies and 20 children. Pray for him, his churches, and those they are helping. Pray for the Bible College, continuing despite being in a dangerous area. Pray for healing for Akonga, Mbulu’s wife, who has long-term medical problems, and for blessing on the whole family.

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) keep in touch with the leaders at Nyangombe. They heard that two evangelistic teams have been invited to take the Gospel to an area under the sway of sorcerers and witchcraft, where there is no Christian witness. Pray for the protection of these teams as they face opposition. Pray for the Gospel to impact these people with power and for Christ’s love to overcome fear and witchcraft. Pray for the old Chief Kangoma, who signed the invitation letter, to be delivered from his life of fearing witchcraft.

 

ETHIOPIA

Dave Garrard is in Ethiopia for this month. This week he is teaching at a second rural Bible School for 3 hours every evening (5-8pm). On Sunday he preached to a large congregation in a central church. He has been visiting church plants during the daytime and has some good testimonies, but is hoping for more news and stories. Pray for Dave’s visits this week to be fruitful and for God’s anointing on his teaching. Pray for his flight back to Addis at the weekend ready for daytime classes in the Bible School there next week.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in Chimoio. Rosaria started with malaria last Friday and is taking ‘strong medicine which makes her feel weak’. Pray for her full recovery and for the blood test this Friday to be clear. Wanderley wrote, ‘I must divide my time between my commitments and my care for Rosaria,’ so pray for him, too, that he will know God’s enabling strength.

 

UK

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are on leave, based in Scotland. Pray for God’s blessing on their time with family and friends, and their ministry at various churches around the UK.

 

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 21 February.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

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

 

CONGO

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands keep busy in Lubumbashi. Lloyd is cutting back a lot of overgrown trees this week and preparing an area for more fruit trees. On Saturday, he will be going out to Tumbwe to check up on the crops. Pray for all his agricultural projects to be fruitful. Lloyd’s

radio broadcast was cancelled last Friday and he’s not sure what’s happening this week. Pray that this great ministry opportunity will continue. On Sunday, Lloyd and Sandy will be at the Bel Air church which is holding 40 days of prayer. Pray for God’s blessing on the meeting.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins postponed their trip to Likasi on Sunday because Carol had a bad cold. But they were able to have a talk with Mama Mangasa about the local prison work. (She had carried on with it in their absence.) She has had major problems, including with getting the full quota of food to the prisoners themselves. Pray for these problems to be resolved soon.  The Lighthouse School’s printer broke just when exam papers needed printing, so Ginny has been doing them all at the house. Pray for the exams to go well this week. Pray for Radio/TV recording work on Thursday and the trip to Likasi now this Sunday.

There has been a large increase in armed robberies around Lubumbashi recently, some linked with the high price of maize flour, causing hunger. About 8 cases have occurred in the Living Waters area since Carol and Ginny’s return. Keep praying for peace and security.

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) have heard from work colleagues at Nyangombe, who ask for prayer concerning three problems: 1) the developing food crisis, with the price of maize flour very high – a potential flash-point for unrest; 2) the maize worm which is devastating crops in central and southern districts, representing next year’s food; 3) workers at the medical clinic at Nyangombe are having to combat the results of patients being given toxic village treatments. Pray for God’s wisdom and help in all these situations.

 

ETHIOPIA

Dave Garrard is in Ethiopia all this month. On Sunday he travelled from Addis to a place in the south – 5 hours along bad roads. This week he is visiting church plants in the daytime and teaching at the rural Bible School for 3 hours each evening (the students all work in the day). Pray for good health and fruitful ministry for Dave. On Saturday he flies back to Addis. Pray for his preaching on Sunday in a central church, before leaving for a rural Bible School in the SW.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva, in Chimoio, had a lovely church service on Sunday and were greatly blessed. Praise God! Thank God, too, that Rosaria is much better now. They have four prayer requests: 1) for the local Bible School, opening this week with 18 students; 2) for protection from malaria (all the rain means mosquitoes multiply, with an increase in cases); 3) for an end to the current fuel shortage in the country; 4) for their younger daughter, Dayene, who will be travelling to Brazil on Sunday. Pray for God’s help and blessing in all these cases.

 

UK

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are on leave, based in Scotland. Gordon has church meetings arranged in various places in Scotland and England and an itinerary in Northern Ireland later on. Pray for God’s blessing on his ministry. Pray for their times with family members to be special, and remember Sybil in particular today as it’s her birthday!

 

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 February.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 31 January 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are having a good week in Lubumbashi, with Sandy enjoying her hospitality role, blessing Lloyd and the Centre workers with a regular supply of cakes, etc. She now has a foldable camping oven, brought back from Australia, which sits on top of a charcoal burner and is very handy for baking when there’s no electricity! Thank God for this provision.

Lloyd’s four meetings at the Bel Air church went well, encouraging the people in their 40 days of prayer for the nation. Pray along with them for God’s blessing on Congo – for peace and justice to prevail. Pray for God to guide Lloyd to as he does another radio broadcast on Friday and preaches at another Lubumbashi church on Sunday.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins arrived safely back in Lubumbashi on Saturday afternoon, after a good journey from UK. All their baggage was intact. Praise God! They spent much of yesterday with leading Centre workers, Kazadi and Simon, catching up with all that had happened in their absence. A problem has arisen in the prison work, with someone spreading slander involving Carol and Ginny. Pray for wisdom in how to deal with this. (Pastor Mukaya, who sadly died in October, would have helped with such issues in the past.) Pray for Carol and Ginny as they settle back into their life and ministry in Congo. On Sunday they hope to visit the prisons in Likasi. Pray for God’s blessing on their time there.

Latest news received. Some people living on the far side of the Living Waters Centre had a house and store broken into last night, with many things stolen and great upset caused. Pray for the investigations into this incident, for the family affected, and for peace and security.

 

ZAMBIA

The McKillops (see below) left Zambia for UK last Saturday, after handing over their many different jobs to leaders and workers at Nyangombe. Pray for these busy folk as they keep things running, that they may know God’s strength and wisdom in every situation they meet.

 

ETHIOPIA

Dave Garrard is flying out to Ethiopia on Thurs, 2 Feb, arriving Friday. He will be teaching in two rural Bible Schools and in Addis Ababa, one week in each place. Teaching is evenings only, so in the daytime he will visit church plants in the area. Pray for him as he travels and for God’s anointing on all his teaching and contacts. Pray for his wife Ruth as she stays here.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have been back in Mozambique for almost one month now. They are seeing more rain this wet season than Mozambique has had in recent years. Praise God! May this continue and lead to a good harvest of crops, helping those who have struggled recently with poverty and hunger. Two men from the da Silvas’ church died recently. They ask us to pray for their families in their grief and loss. Rosaria has had some wrist pain recently, with weakness in her hands. She is using exercises to help. Pray for relief and healing. Pray for ongoing work at the Vocational Training Centre and for protection from attack or robbery.

 

UK

Gordon & Sybil McKillop arrived safely back in Scotland on Sunday, after their flights from Zambia. Andrew Ramsey and Dave Garrard will be meeting up with Gordon at a service station in Cumbria tomorrow (Weds). Pray for a good meeting and fruitful discussion. Pray for Gordon and Sybil as they reunite with family and friends and plan for the coming weeks in UK.

 

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 February.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 24 January 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands reports that the much-needed fertilizer was delivered yesterday to Tumbwe. He plans to go out there on Thursday with participants so that they can apply fertilizer to their maize crops. Thank God for the supplies. Pray for this agricultural project to be successful and help the folk with their livelihoods. Lloyd is speaking at a church in the Bel Air suburb of Lubumbashi today, Wed, Fri and Sun (part of the church’s 40 days of prayer). Sandy will go with him to some of these. Pray for God’s anointing on Lloyd’s ministry there.

Carol and Ginny (see below) are due back in Lubumbashi on Saturday. Pray for Sandy as she makes sure their house is ready for their return, gets supplies in, etc. Pray for her ministry of hospitality and all that is involved in supporting Lloyd and the workers at the Living Waters Centre.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop mention the young people who have just returned to school for a new academic year, after having been challenged by the special December meetings at Nyangombe. Pray for them to be bold in their witness for Christ, shining His light into the darkness of ungodly situations and challenges they may face.

Looking back over last year, the McKillops invite us to thank God for safety in all the building projects carried out. Looking ahead, the full Bible School plan of teaching for 2017 is now circulating. Pray that many will be impacted by these courses and have their lives transformed.

The McKillops are travelling by road to Lusaka on Friday and flying home to Scotland on Saturday for two months’ leave, arriving on Sunday. Pray for safe travel for them, and, before that, for the handing over of many jobs to folks at Nyangombe who are already very busy.

 

ETHIOPIA

One of the church-planting supervisors In Ethiopia said that, in his 22 years of ministry, 2016 was standing out as a year of miracles, bringing many to Christ as they witnessed God’s power. Pray that 2017 will be another great year of spiritual harvest in Ethiopia.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have been back in Mozambique for nearly 3 weeks now. Previously, their prayer was for rain. Now it is raining so much that building work is difficult! Pray for work that has started on the foundations for two classrooms for a preschool on the plot of the Vocational Training Centre at Chimoio. Pray for the police investigation into the robbery at the Centre during the da Silvas’ absence. (They have a suspect.) Pray that work may be able to resume soon on the final stages of building the Centre.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are preparing to leave UK this Friday, 27 Jan, to return to Congo. They are with Maureen Lee in Norwich for their last few days. Pray for their packing and for a good journey back to Congo, with all their luggage kept safe.

 

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 31 January.