Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 10 January 2017.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands was very happy to have his wife Sandy back from Australia last Friday, safe and sound, with all her luggage. (The only problem was a burst container of talc, covering everything with powder!) Thank God for Sandy’s good journey and pray for her as she recovers from jetlag and settles back into life and work in Lubumbashi once again. Lloyd hopes to check on his agricultural project out at Tumbwe this week. A pest is attacking maize crops around Lubumbashi; pray that the Tumbwe fields will be protected. (Insecticides are available but costly.) Pray for Lloyd as he records another radio broadcast on Friday.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop heard testimonies on Sunday of village people in the area having met with God through the ministry of Nyangombe leaders during December. Praise God for this blessing. Pray for a lasting impact on the people who received God’s Word. The McKillops are concerned about a national shortage of malaria drugs during this current wet season – the time when the worst malaria cases are seen. Pray for this crisis to be resolved. Pray especially for children, who can die quickly without treatment. Pray also about a shortage of maize seed and fertilizer in the whole of Zambia.

 

ETHIOPIA

Dave Garrard has arranged to spend the whole month of February in Ethiopia, teaching at three different Bible schools and visiting church plants. Pray for him as he prepares for this.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva arrived back in Chimoio on Friday afternoon – a day later than scheduled. Their Wednesday plane from New York had had to turn back after an hour because of a mechanical problem. They were put up in a hotel for the night and all went well with their journey starting on Thursday. Thank God for keeping them safe. They also thank God for the blessed time they had in USA with their daughters. However, bad news awaited them in Chimoio: someone had broken into the Vocational Training Centre and stolen tools. They think it was an inside job. Pray for them to have God’s wisdom in dealing with this matter and to be able to resolve it before resuming the construction work. Country situation: pray that the two main political parties in Mozambique may be successful in negotiating a long-term agreement.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had an excellent time ministering at trustee Andy McManus’s church in Morton, Lincs, last Sunday. They heard that over £1,000 had been raised for the Lighthouse Project through a sponsored walk.  Praise God! On Monday they did a presentation of their work to a fundraising group, Probus. Thank God for these opportunities to raise CAM awareness and share the Gospel. On Thursday, Carol and Ginny will meet trustee Maureen Lee after her flight back from America, and take her to her home in Norwich, where they have been staying for a month. They will then move to Essex, where they have a meeting on Sunday at Debden and one next Wednesday at Wickford. Pray for them in all their travels and ministry.

 

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 17 January.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 20 December 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands has been in Zambia for a few days, staying with Ziso and Nicki Moyo in Ndola. He preached in their church on Sunday and was blessed by the service. He hopes to return to Lubumbashi tomorrow (Weds), if he hears from the Church authorities that the situation is peaceful. On the way, he will be picking up goods for Lwamba and Kipushya Hospitals, also hymnbooks and other literature. Pray for a good journey back for Lloyd, with all the goods. Pray that he will enjoy a peaceful Christmas with his friends in Lubumbashi.

Congo situation.  Yesterday, 19 December, people generally stayed at home in the cities to avoid being caught up in any trouble. Extra police patrolled the streets and fired into the air to break up any potential gatherings for demonstrations. Thank God, it appears that violence and bloodshed have largely been avoided. Pray for peace and justice to prevail, with an agreement that presidential elections should be held as soon as possible.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop ask for prayer for the youth meetings that have been taking place at Nyangombe this month, during the long school holidays. They will finish this weekend. Pray for this final week of sessions to have a strong impact on all the young people attending, leading to transformed lives. Some leaders will be visiting nearby churches over Christmas. Pray for them as they share the true meaning of Christmas with the villagers. Pray for a trip to Solwezi (3-4 hrs drive from Nyangombe) on Weds, to get Road Tax, Insurance, etc. for all the vehicles. Pray for a special blessing for the McKillops over Christmas and New Year.

 

ETHIOPIA

Pray for a joyful and peaceful time for the church planters during this Christmas season, with special opportunities for presenting Christ ‘the newborn King’, and seeing many turn to Him.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

The da Silvas (in USA) will be returning to Chimoio, their base, in early January.  Meanwhile, at the Vocational Training Centre, workers are making 2,500 cement blocks ready for the da Silvas’ return, when construction of the toilet block will begin. Thank God for friends, Jefferson and Tania, from another mission, who are overseeing this work. Pray for the country of Mozambique, especially the drought-affected areas, that they will have good rains.

 

ON LEAVE: Pray for Sandy Rowlands as she celebrates Christmas in Australia with sons Gareth and Michael and as she prepares to return to Congo in January.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in USA. Thank God for the good opportunities they are having to share about their work in Mozambique. Pray for God to bless them over Christmas and as they prepare to return to Chimoio in the New Year.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are in UK, based in Norwich. Ginny will be doing some recording for her new album this week. On Christmas Eve, they will be carol-singing at the local hospital. They will spend Christmas in Fakenham (Norfolk) with Ginny’s parents. Pray that they will know God’s blessings over the festive season.

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

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. Newslink is now taking a Christmas break! The next Newslink will be sent on Tue 3 Jan. Best wishes for a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 13 December 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands is going down to Zambia for a few days, over the period of tension and uncertainty in Congo, with the possibility of demonstrations, etc. expected around 19 December (when the presidential term should be ending). He will leave Lubumbashi tomorrow, stay with Ziso and Nicki Moyo in Ndola, and return a week later if all is calm. While there, he will pick up a scanner and other equipment for Lwamba and Kipushya Hospitals, also hymnbooks and reprinted Bible study literature. Pray for a good journey and successful time for Lloyd. Pray for the country - for violence to be restrained; for justice and peace to prevail.

News received by Carol and Ginny (see below). They are in touch with folk in Lubumbashi. Apparently the TV/Radio broadcasts are going well. Because of the desperate situation in the prisons, Carol and Ginny have arranged for extra food to be given to the prisoners.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop have a similar request to last week, regarding youth meetings taking place at Nyangombe this month, during the long school holidays (equivalent to the summer holidays in UK schools). However, local meetings have now become PROVINCIAL, with another 80 youth expected to arrive today. ‘Not exactly what we had planned but we have some great speakers and are looking to the Lord to do amazing things.’ Praise God and pray!

 

ETHIOPIA

CAM is committed to supporting 65 Ethiopian church planters on a regular basis. Our Canadian Pentecostal partners out there channel support for hundreds of planters altogether. Thank God for this vast team of dedicated evangelists and pray for them to be encouraged in their work, which may involve long journeys on foot, persecution and other trials.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

The da Silvas (currently in America) have heard that there are still problems with the electricity in their house in Chimoio. Pray for this problem to be resolved. At the Vocational Centre, the workers are now making cement blocks so that construction can resume in January when the da Silvas return. Praise God! Pray that this will go ahead well. Keep praying for Mozambique: prices are rising rapidly because of poor harvests and goods not getting through road blocks, etc. Pray for a good rainfall this season.

 

ON LEAVE: Sandy Rowlands is in Australia until after Christmas. Remember her in your prayers, along with sons Gareth and Michael, both university students.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in USA, adjusting to below-freezing temperatures on the east coast! They are feeling blessed, with opportunities to speak about God’s love and their work in Mozambique. Pray for an anointing on their ministry and for more support to be raised.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are in UK for a period. They had a very good meeting at Tydd Gote (near Wisbech) on Sunday, with plenty of time to share about their work in Congo. Praise God. Pray for God to bless these people - longstanding supporters. Carol and Ginny are now staying in Maureen Lee’s house in Norwich, while Maureen is in America for a month. Pray for them as they travel out from this base, make contact with folk and promote their work.

 

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 20 December.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 6 December 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands took part in another Christian radio broadcast last Friday and it went well. He had a last-minute invitation to go with Pastor Betavie (Pentecostal Church Superintendent) to Lumata village, about 30 miles south of Lubumbashi, for a seminar for pastors and elders over the weekend. Praise God for ‘a time of real blessing with the folks there.’ Pray that the teaching will make an impact in the different churches, as the leaders pass it on to their ‘flocks’. This week, Lloyd is working in the orchard and tree nursery and plans to go to Tumbwe towards the weekend, to check on his agricultural project. Pray for God’s blessing.

News received by Carol and Ginny (see below). They are in touch with folk in Lubumbashi. Apparently, the price of maize flour has just increased by 50%, local people are struggling to feed their families and some prisoners have died. Pray for the country’s economic crisis and for individuals and churches that are trying to help the suffering and vulnerable.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop would like prayer for youth meetings taking place at Nyangombe throughout December, during the long school holidays. Pray for the Holy Spirit to impact all who attend. There will be meetings this Thursday and Friday with area representatives, who will present the main needs for teaching at next year’s Bible School. Pray for wisdom, enabling the most suitable and helpful programme to be prepared for next year.

 

ETHIOPIA

Brian & Val Rutten are back in Ethiopia after their time in Canada to promote the Ethiopia work. Pray for them and for their son-in-law and daughter, Jeremy & Teresa Feller, as they continue their ministry and keep in touch with all that the church planters are doing.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

In Chimoio, the work to bring mains water to the Vocational Training Centre should be finished this week. Pray that the job will indeed be completed. The da Silvas (currently in America) received worrying news from their home over there: there is no electricity (cause unknown), and their dog was bitten by a snake and died the next day (the second dog they’ve lost like this in under a year). Pray for electricity to be restored and for protection for the guards and the CAM property in Chimoio. They still haven’t had significant rain in the area. Pray about this.

 

ON LEAVE: Sandy Rowlands is in Australia until after Christmas. Remember her in your prayers, along with sons Gareth and Michael.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in USA. This coming Sunday, Wanderley will be preaching and talking about their ministry at a church in Lowell, Massachusetts. Pray for God’s anointing and wisdom for Wanderley, and for this church to be blessed and challenged about missions.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are in UK for a period. They had an excellent time at Wickford AOG church on Sunday. This week they are visiting family and a supporting church at Tydd Gote on Sunday. Next Monday they will go to Maureen Lee’s in Norwich and will be based in her house while Maureen is in America for a month. Thank God for this provision. Pray for Carol and Ginny in all their travels, family contacts and church visits.

 

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 13 December.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 29 November 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands did another radio broadcast last Friday (with a local Christian radio station). Once again, it went well. Pray for Lloyd as he does a further broadcast this coming Friday. Lloyd’s agricultural project at Tumbwe is progressing well. Rain has been plentiful over the past week. Praise God! Today Lloyd was going to take seed and fertilizer out to Tumbwe and teach project participants how to plant. Pray for God’s blessing on everyone involved in the project. Pray that good practices may be learnt which will help them earn a living.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are in Livingstone with their daughter Susan, husband Willie and children, Ethan and Emily, after the family’s visit to Nyangombe. They are having a well-earned holiday until Saturday. Pray for a refreshing break.

Back at Nyangombe, a team of youth evangelists are coming for the whole of December to work with the youth in the area. Pray for this project, that it will have a lasting impact on the young people who participate, transforming their lives.

 

ETHIOPIA

Many church planters working with the ‘Light of Life’ Pentecostal churches in Ethiopia operate in the gifts of the Spirit, with prophecy, words of knowledge and healing as a regular part of their outreach ministry. Praise God! Pray for this testimony to bless and release other churches in Ethiopia, as well as it leading to the opening of new churches. May it challenge us, too!

 

MOZAMBIQUE

In Chimoio, work has been going on to dig a long channel for the water pipes which will take mains water to the Vocational Training Centre. It should have taken a week at most, but, after 3 weeks, the job is still unfinished. ‘Every day there’s a new story,’ writes Wanderley from America, frustrated that he’s not on the spot to monitor things. Pray for this situation to be resolved, and for wisdom and encouragement for the person overseeing the work. Keep praying for the country – for peace and stability, and for rain in the areas affected by drought.

 

ON LEAVE: Sandy Rowlands is in Australia until after Christmas. Pray for her to have a good break with her family and accomplish all she needs to do over there.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in America. Last Saturday their daughter Thaisa was married, with her father taking the ceremony. Thank God, it was ‘truly memorable and a blessing’. Pray for Wanderley and Rosaria as they visit friends and churches during the coming month, before returning to Mozambique in early January.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins have returned to UK from Congo for a period. They spent their first week in a cottage in Norfolk and are moving to Essex today to see Carol’s family, attending Wickford AOG church on Sunday. Pray for God’s blessing on their time here.

      

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 6 December.