Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 15 November 2016.

 

CONGO

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a good week of ministry, but didn’t do the Bike Evangelism trip on Sunday. A big storm on Saturday night would have made the journey very difficult on the final rough tracks. They spent much of yesterday with Pastor Mukaya’s family. Pray for Mama Mwadi (Mukaya’s widow) as she is having a difficult time with the in-laws taking items which they say now belong to them. Pray for Carol and Ginny as they try to help, and as they go tomorrow to the depot where Mukaya kept his ministry reports, etc. with a view to taking those which need safe keeping. The family say thank you for all the prayers.

Country situation: there have been some violent incidents recently in the area; demonstrations are threatened for Fri and Sat this week (18th and 19th). Pray for peace and justice to prevail.

Lloyd Rowlands has been back in Lubumbashi for nearly 2 weeks. Yesterday he took a car-load of folk out to the Agape Agricultural Project at Tumbwe. Using cut branches and some tarpaulin, he erected a shelter for project participants to use. Some have remained out there for a week. A recent good rain means work can start on preparing the fields for planting. Pray for God’s blessing on the Agape Project. On Friday, Lloyd has been invited to do a radio broadcast with a local Christian radio station, from 1.30 – 2pm. This would be the first in a series. Pray for Lloyd as he prepares and carries this out.

Kazadi  left yesterday for Lwamba. He was able to get a free place on a MAF plane. Pray for him as he sees the needs at the hospital and helps out with any repairs he is able to do.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop have had their daughter Susan and family with them at Nyangombe for a week. Pray for Susan and Willie, Ethan and Emily, that they will keep well and enjoy their remaining two weeks in Zambia. Tomorrow three Nyangombe leaders are travelling to Kakoma, a stronghold of witchcraft, to plant a church. They expect to stay there until after Christmas. Pray for them - for good health, wisdom and for the Gospel to make a great impact. Pray for meetings being held at Kabanda, near Mwinilunga, to build up believers.

 

ETHIOPIA

Many Muslims are reading in the Koran about Isa (Jesus). Pray that they may have a revelation of who Jesus is. Pray for the church planters who are working in Muslim areas, that they may have wisdom as they reach out to local people with the Gospel.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Good news re the Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio! The water company has finally approved the proposal to bring water to the Centre and local community. The da Silvas are in America (see below), so a friend of theirs is overseeing the work of digging a 600m channel for the water pipes. Thank God for this answer to prayer. Pray that the work may go well.

The country needs prayer. There has been very little rain in the central region of Mozambique. This could lead to a serious famine. Pray for a good rainfall this season so that people can grow their crops and provide for their families.

 

ON LEAVE: Sandy Rowlands is staying on in Australia until January. Pray for her, and sons Gareth and Michael – both studying at university - that they may all know God’s blessing.

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in America, preparing for the wedding of their daughter Thaisa on 26 Nov.  Dayene, their younger daughter, is also with them. Pray for all the family.

 

Thank you for praying. Your prayers are greatly appreciated by all our CAM personnel.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 22 November.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 8 November 2016.

 

CONGO

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins managed to do all the ministry planned for last week, including  a good TV/Radio recording session and another thanksgiving service for Pastor Mukaya’s life, this time at the high-security prison in Likasi. The prison director was too overcome with emotion to speak, when called to the front. Carol was to visit Kipushi Prison today. Pray for her visit to Kasapa Prison (Lubumbashi) on Thursday, and for Ginny working at the Lighthouse Project that day. Pray for a visit to a Bike Evangelism village on Sunday. They are still working on the 2,500-copy Kiluba reprint of the Victorious Christian Life course – ‘Erratic power plus excessive heat are slowing us down.’ Pray for this project.

Lloyd Rowlands arrived safely back in Lubumbashi last Thursday – with all his baggage intact, praise God! He still has jet-lag, waking at about 3.30am each day. It is also very hot and humid. Pray for him to readjust quickly to life and conditions in Congo. He’s been doing a lot of grafting of citrus trees since his return. Having met with some of the Agape Agricultural Project participants, Lloyd hopes to get out to the Agape fields later this week. He also needs to arrange for seed and fertilizer. Pray for every aspect of the Agape Project – wisdom for Lloyd, good rains this season, and for needy folk to be helped and blessed through the project.

Pray for Congo There is still widespread unrest and tension. Pray for peace and security.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are expecting to welcome their daughter Susan, husband Willie and children Ethan and Emily to Nyangombe today, having flown out from Scotland. Pray for a great reunion, for all the planned activities, and for the visitors to stay in good health during their three weeks in Africa. Nyangombe leaders continue visiting villages to teach in the churches and show the ‘Jesus’ film. Pray for many people to repent and choose to follow Christ. Pray that the leaders will be protected from temptations and honour God in their service for Him.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God that CAM is committed to supporting 65 Ethiopian church planters on a regular basis. Pray for more individuals and churches to want to help the Mission shoulder this burden.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

The country needs much prayer. Conflict in certain areas has led to many fleeing to the cities. Apparently, some 20 miles from Chimoio, there are about 6,000 internal refugees living in tents. The economic crisis is causing hunger for many families. Pray for peace and stability.

 

ON LEAVE: Sandy Rowlands is staying on in Australia until January. Pray for her as she spends more time with sons Gareth and Michael and completes her medical check-ups.

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in America, preparing for the wedding of their daughter Thaisa on 26 November. Dayene, their younger daughter, is also with them. Pray for them all.

 

Trustees’ meeting. CAM’s trustees will be meeting tomorrow in Nottingham, from 10am. Pray for wisdom and God’s direction in all the matters to be discussed.

 

Thank you for praying. Your prayers are greatly appreciated by all our CAM personnel.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 15 November.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 1 November 2016.

 

CONGO

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins were very busy last week, following the death of their co-worker Pastor Mukaya on 23 October. His funeral took place last Thursday, with up to 2,000 gathering in the large ‘Jerusalem’ Methodist church in Lubumbashi. The burial was at a smart new cemetery out of town. On Sunday, a thanksgiving for Mukaya’s life was held at the local prison in Lubumbashi, with many responding to the Gospel appeal. More such services are planned for other prisons. Thank God for the example and testimony of this humble man. May they inspire us all to a higher level of commitment and service.

Plans for this week include TV/Radio recordings on Thursday for Carol and Ginny, Lighthouse School assemblies and worship meeting on Saturday for Ginny, and on Sunday they both hope to travel to Likasi to hold another thanksgiving service in the high security prison there. Pray for God’s blessing on all these activities.

Lloyd Rowlands is due back in Lubumbashi on Thursday, 3 Nov (see below). Pray for him to settle back in quickly to the Congo way of life! Pray for wisdom as he plans his agricultural projects for the new growing season.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop keep busy with their routine jobs at Nyangombe – Gordon with farm management, supervising trainees and building projects, mechanics, etc. and Sybil with medical work, feeding programmes and Sunday school. Pray for them to be encouraged in all they do. Nyangombe staff are visiting village churches in the area to highlight the importance of children’s work. Pray for their message to be well received. Pray for the many children and young people in the churches to be drawn to Christ. Pray for a showing of the ‘Jesus’ film in Chitambala village this week.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God for news of miracles of healing and deliverance from drugs and witchcraft through Jesus’ name in Ethiopia today. Pray for any church planters who are discouraged to experience a new anointing of God’s presence and power.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have left Chimoio, Mozambique, and are flying out from Johannesburg this evening to America. They will be visiting friends in the New York area, but their main reason for travelling is for the wedding of their older daughter, Thaisa, in Boston later this month. Pray for their long overnight flight(s). Pray for God’s blessing on all the family at this special time.

Thankfully, before the da Silvas left Chimoio, the builders were able to finish the main work on the Vocational Training Centre – walls, roof over central hall, windows, doors and gate. So they are leaving the place secure and protected from rain. Praise God for this great achievement. Pray for everything (CAM property and Training Centre) to be kept safe during their absence.

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are in Australia. Lloyd flies out tomorrow (2 Nov) to return to Congo. Pray for good flights and safe arrival with baggage intact. Pray for Sandy as she stays on longer with their two sons.

 

Thank you for praying. Your prayers are greatly appreciated by all our CAM personnel.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 8 November.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 25 October 2016.

 

CONGO

Pastor Mukaya was ‘called home’ on Sunday night, shortly after being taken into hospital. This intrepid Congolese evangelist had been serving God for over 60 years, working with many of CAM’s missionaries, as well as having a job in the government’s Finance Department. In recent years, he had been Carol and Ginny’s right-hand man, accompanying them on their visits to prisons and Bike Evangelism churches and acting as an interpreter. He was also president of the Lighthouse Project. He had been ill for two weeks with typhoid fever and then malaria. He will be greatly missed by people all over Congo. Please uphold his large family in prayer.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins enjoyed their visit to a Bike Evangelism village church last Sunday. Praise God for the good progress made there, including foundations for a permanent church building. On their return to Lubumbashi, they went to pray with Pastor Mukaya. Since hearing of his death, they have been trying to come to terms with this great loss, contacting people with the news, and spending time with the grieving family. Pray for them.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop mention two seminars running concurrently at Nyangombe now – one on ‘Growing in Christ’, the other on ‘Feeding the Family’, using easily-grown local foods. Pray for God’s blessing on both of these vital topics. Gordon is being kept busy with requests to help repair vehicles and equipment at three other mission stations. Pray for him.

 

ETHIOPIA

CAM’s Centenary Fund has fully covered the equipping of a quality TV studio in Addis Ababa. Regular teaching is going out, mostly online via YouTube at present. Thank God for this opportunity. Pray for the material to reach many people, far and wide, and help build them up in their faith.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have had problems with Internet access for some weeks now. They haven’t been able to send any news this week. Pray for this situation to be resolved for them. Keep praying for the country of Mozambique – for good rainfall, for peace and stability.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard arrived back in Preston from Canada yesterday (Mon) evening, after an excellent, trouble-free journey. Praise God. Pray for them to get over their jet-lag quickly.

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are in Australia. Lloyd is planning to return to Lubumbashi, Congo on 3 November. Pray for him as he prepares to leave in a week’s time. Pray for Sandy as she stays on longer, to have more time with the family and to complete her medical checks.

 

Thank you for praying. Your prayers are greatly appreciated by all our CAM personnel.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 1 November.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 18 October 2016.

 

CONGO

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins visited Zambia briefly last week to collect goods. Thank God for a safe and successful trip.

Life in Congo is very uncertain at present, with unrest because the presidential elections, scheduled for November, have been postponed until next year.  As the presidential term should end on 19 December, opposition protests are planned for 19th of each month - tomorrow (19 Oct) being the next one. People are advised not to travel. Pray for those intent on violence to be restrained. Pray for justice and peace to prevail in this troubled nation.

Carol and Ginny’s plans (which may have to change) are for TV/Radio recordings on Thursday; Lighthouse School assemblies and worship group meeting for Ginny on Saturday; visit to a Bike Evangelism village church on Sunday. Pray for God’s wisdom and blessing.

Cholera outbreak: some Brethren missionaries at Luanza, north of Lubumbashi, are working to save cholera victims brought to the hospital. Pray that this epidemic may be halted.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop report that austerity measures are being put in place in Zambia, resulting in increasing hardship for local people, as prices rise rapidly. Pray for those who are suffering from deprivation and need. This coming weekend, special meetings will be held at Nyangombe for churches in the area. Pray for blessing and encouragement for all who attend. Pray for evangelistic outreaches going on in the area throughout October and November.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God for CAM’s ongoing support of 65 Ethiopian church planters. Pray for these local evangelists to be encouraged in their work, which may involve long journeys on foot, persecution and other trials.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva had their Internet access restored, but then lost it again (daughter Dayene emailed us with their news). They don’t know how long it will take to sort out the problem. Pray for an end to this frustrating situation. Good news – Rosaria’s latest malaria test was negative. Praise God for her recovery. Pray for both her and Wanderley to keep healthy. Other requests: 1) Chimoio hasn’t had any significant rain yet. Pray for a good rainfall and harvest this year. 2) The economic and political crisis is unresolved; prices are rising on a weekly basis and some foods becoming scarce. Pray for a peaceful resolution and for order and security to be restored to Mozambique.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard have been in Canada for two months, based in Abbotsford, near Vancouver, with their son Greg and family. They are due to arrive back in Preston next Monday, 24 Oct. Pray for their final few days, their packing and their long journey home.

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are in Australia. Their meeting last Sunday with the ‘Seniors’ group at their local church went very well. Praise God. More answered prayer: Thank God, Sandy finally got her hospital appointment! She thanks you all for praying. Lloyd plans to return to Lubumbashi, Congo, in two weeks (3 Nov), for the start of the growing season. Pray for them both as they complete all their medical check-ups, etc.

 

Thank you for praying. Your prayers are greatly appreciated by all our CAM personnel.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 25 October.