Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 11 October 2016.

 

CONGO

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins left yesterday for a short visit to Zambia to collect goods. Pray for safe travel and a successful trip. They are very happy that the Lighthouse School, next to the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi where they live, has ‘got off the ground’ with the new school term starting, despite the economic crisis meaning other schools have not yet opened. (It is said that 70% of Congolese children are currently not in school.) Thank God. Pray for God’s blessing on this Christian school, with its vital influence on many young lives.

Tensions remain high in the country, with insecurity and unrest. Further demonstrations have been scheduled for 19 October. Pray for peace to prevail.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop keep busy at Nyangombe with their wide variety of jobs: Gordon with his preaching/ teaching opportunities, supervision of the farm, and work with trainees, building projects, etc; and Sybil with medical matters, baby/child feeding programme, Sunday school ministry, etc. Pray for them to know God’s wisdom and strength. Nyangombe evangelists are visiting outlying villages this week and next, to share the Gospel and show the ‘Jesus’ film. Some of these men once lived in these places, notorious for drinking and witchcraft, but have been converted and transformed. Pray for safety and for the preaching, testimonies and film to have a great impact, helping people to respond to Christ.

 

ETHIOPIA

CAM’s Centenary Fund has fully covered the equipping of a quality TV studio in Addis Ababa. Thank God for this provision. Pray for Mamusha Fenta, the main teacher involved in giving the Bible studies and discipleship training. Pray for the broadcasts, which are also available online, to have a far-reaching and powerful impact.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have been without Internet access in Chimoio for 10 days now. (This week their younger daughter Dayene communicated with us.) The telephone company failed to solve the problem but gave no explanation. Pray for this situation to be resolved soon. Rosaria still has malaria. Yesterday she started a four-day ‘intravenous treatment’. Pray for this to be effective. Pray for God’s comfort and encouragement for the da Silvas at this difficult time.

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are having a break in Australia, but say they are missing their life in Lubumbashi, Congo! This Sunday they will be ministering in their local church in Adelaide to the ‘Seniors’ group, who are great prayer partners. Pray for God’s anointing on this meeting. Thank God, one of this group is lending them a car for the rest of their stay – an answered prayer. Keep praying for Sandy to get the specialist hospital appointment she needs.

 

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 18 October.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 4 October 2016.

 

CONGO

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a good week of ministry, despite the tension and insecurity in Congo. They were able to send someone over the border into Zambia to collect 31 cartons of hymn books from Phil Grove’s printing press at Musenga. Thank God, these came safely through the border, despite being checked twice for possible arms! TV/Radio recordings were done, school assemblies at the Lighthouse, and the visit to Likasi went ahead on Sunday. Praise God for blessing these ministries. Plans for this week, if the situation in Lubumbashi allows it: Carol hopes to visit the local prison on Thursday; Ginny will be at the Lighthouse Project on Thursday, take school assemblies Sat a.m. and her worship meeting Sat afternoon. Sunday they both hope to visit a Bike Evangelism village. Pray for God’s wisdom and enabling with all these plans.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop have hardly been at home recently – they have been sitting with bereaved families after three local deaths within 18 hours, one being a baby Sybil was caring for. Pray for these sorrowing families to know God’s peace and strength. Pray that those with evil intent, seeking ‘revenge’ through witchcraft for the natural deaths of family members, will NOT succeed in their attempts to hurt others.

Ongoing evangelism takes place at least twice weekly, with leaders going out from Nyangombe into nearby hostile environments. Pray that lives will be changed by Christ and the forces of darkness overcome.

 

ETHIOPIA

Many Muslims are reading in the Koran about Isa (Jesus), then looking in the Bible to find out more about this ‘prophet’ and being gradually drawn to faith in Christ, who is unlike any other prophet. Praise God! Pray for many more to seek the truth in this way and to find the Saviour.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have had no Internet for three days and no electricity for two days. They asked their daughter Thaisa to send some prayer requests for them. Please pray: (1) for Rosaria to recover quickly from an attack of malaria; (2) for the ongoing work on the Vocational Training Centre; (3) for more reliable electricity supplies and access to the Internet; (4) for Mozambique’s economic crisis and need for security and peace.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are in Canada until 24 October. Dave has been checking the proofs of Burton’s ‘Teachings from the Word’ in Kiluba, which is being reprinted in Zambia. Pray for Dave as he completes this vital task. Praise God for this book, and others, which will be so helpful, part of the Congo Centenary project to make more Bible study guides available in local languages.

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are having a break in Australia. Sandy still needs her hospital appointment with a specialist, whose clinics are only one morning a month. There are now only two clinics left this year. Pray for a miracle for Sandy, that she will be fitted in somehow!

 

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 11 October.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 27 September 2016.

 

CONGO

Pray for Congo - There is still widespread unrest across the country. In Lubumbashi, the Mayor has asked people to pray. There is great hunger and poverty in the city and surrounding villages. Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins get many callers at their house from people struggling to feed their families, asking for help. Pray for wisdom – they can’t help everyone!

Ministry: planning ahead is difficult at present with the insecurity, but Carol and Ginny are doing what they can. Last Thursday, Carol found over 2,000 men in the local prison. Pray for them in these difficult, overcrowded conditions, that they will have enough food to eat. Ginny’s work at the Lighthouse School continues, though pupil numbers are down this year because of difficulties with finding fees. Pray for the school assemblies that Ginny organises on Fridays and Saturdays to be a blessing. Other prayer requests: (1) for plans to do TV/Radio recordings this week and, hopefully, visit Likasi at the weekend; (2) to be able to send someone over the border into Zambia to collect literature from Chingola; (3) ongoing work on the Victorious Christian Life course in Kiluba – printing and collating.

Kananga: there has been news of troubles and unrest in this city. Pray for Pastor Mbulu and his Bible College and church work there.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop report good results from the adult literacy courses held at Nyangombe recently. Praise God, all who attended learnt to read before they left.

‘Jesus’ film: this is being shown in villages with rough, godless communities who need to hear the Gospel. Thank God for its amazing impact, with many public decisions being made to follow Jesus. Pray for strength and enthusiasm for the team, and for follow-up work being done by local churches in the villages visited. Kahanda School (Centenary project): pray for the workers doing the roofing on the two new classrooms.

 

ETHIOPIA

Brian & Val Rutten are still promoting the Ethiopia work in Canada. Jeremy & Teresa Feller (their son-in-law and daughter) are back in Addis Ababa, their base in Ethiopia. Pray for the church-planting ministry to be better supported and so reach even more people for Christ.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are back in Chimoio. Their car, supposedly repaired in Beira, is having the same problems again. Pray that the mechanic in Chimoio will be able to repair it.

Rosaria has her birthday on Wednesday. Pray for her. This will be the last week of the children’s club this year. Pray for a special fun day planned for Friday, with parents attending.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are in Canada, catching up with family and friends. Dave met 10 people from the Bible College he attended 50 years ago! Praise God, they had two good missionary meetings recently, in Vernon and Kamloops. Pray for the rest of their stay – until 24 October.

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are having a break in Australia. Praise God, their son Michael, on a gap year from university to serve in the army, had a week off to spend with them. Pray for Gareth, in his 2nd year of studies. Sandy asks for prayer: she needs an appointment with her hospital specialist, but the clinic is only one morning a month. Pray that this will be resolved.

 

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 4 October.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

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

 

CONGO

Pray for Congo - Currently, there is widespread unrest and tension across the nation, with mass protests taking place yesterday, because the presidential elections, scheduled for November, are being delayed until mid-2017 or later. Kinshasa (the capital) had a bad day yesterday, but Lubumbashi was relatively quiet. Pray for the country. Pray for God’s protection for our missionaries and for them to have wisdom at this difficult time.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had an encouraging visit to the local Lubumbashi prison on 8th. Praise God, about 40 responded to the Gospel appeal. Sunday 11th, they visited a Bike Evangelism village and were blessed by the growing church there. Praise God for this fruitful ministry. More TV/Radio recordings have been made. Thank God for their impact - positive testimonies of healings, etc continue to come in. Carol and Ginny are also working on a 2,500- copy reprint of the Victorious Christian Life course in Kiluba – plenty of collating work for them to do indoors, when travelling is considered unwise!

Kyungu case. Simon, senior Living Waters worker, has written a letter of thanks, on behalf of his family, to all who have prayed and given support recently during their time of trial, with son Kyungu’s beating and death. Simon is very tired and having to appear before different tribunals as the case continues. Pray for him and for a just resolution.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop report an amazing maize harvest at Nyangombe again this year: over 500 tons are now in safe storage. Praise God for helping the folk to achieve this – they even managed to cover everything during three days of early rain storms. Village evangelism: praise God for a great response to the Gospel last weekend; pray for fruitful ministry in nearby villages this coming weekend. Other prayer requests: (1) for ongoing literacy courses for men – that they will be able to read by the time they leave next week; (2) for a showing of the ‘Jesus’ film in Chitambala village this week; (3) for the firing of a kiln of 50,000 bricks, hopefully on Weds, with five dry days needed to bake the bricks for wet season building projects.

 

ETHIOPIA

Brian & Val Rutten and Jeremy & Teresa Feller (their son-in-law and daughter) - our Canadian missionary partners in Ethiopia - are on leave in Canada, promoting the work. Pray for them as they seek to encourage more people to support church planters.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are back in Chimoio, after going to Beira for dental work, their car breaking down and having to be left in Beira. Praise God, the mechanic seems to have solved the problem and a friend will bring the car to Chimoio on Thursday. Pray that the car will be in good order now. Dry season problems: a good water supply is needed for the ongoing building of the Vocational Centre – the well has dried up. Pray that the application to the water company for piped water to the site may be successful. (This will also help the whole community there.)

 

ON LEAVE

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are having a break in Australia. Pray for God’s blessing as they rest, spend time with their sons, Gareth and Michael, who are studying at university, and renew contact with their friends and churches.

 

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 27 September.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

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

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands spoke at the Living Waters church twice last week and was well received. Today, he and Sandy were due to fly out of Lubumbashi airport at midday for Johannesburg. Their overnight flight will take them to Perth, Australia, and then they will fly to Adelaide, their home base, arriving Weds evening (local time). Pray for a good journey, for a great reunion with sons Gareth and Michael, and for God to bless them with a refreshing break.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins managed to do the TV/Radio recordings last Thursday, but much of the week was overshadowed by the sad case of the death of Kyungu, senior worker Simon’s son and all the associated investigations. The funeral took place on Sunday, with about 1,000 present, overflowing the church and standing under the trees outside. Mourning continues at the house, as do official investigations into Kyungu’s beating. Please pray for the family and for a good, just outcome to the enquiry.

This week: Carol plans to visit Kasapa prison on Thursday. Ginny will be at the Lighthouse Project on Thursday and hopes to have school assemblies and her afternoon worship meeting on Saturday. On Sunday, they both plan to visit the prisons at Likasi.

Next week: they both hope to visit Kipushi prison, do TV/Radio recordings, and a Sunday visit to a Bike Evangelism village. Please pray for God’s blessing on all their ministry.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop report that the recent Camp for 1,000 children at Nyangombe was excellent, followed by a good inter-church Convention over the weekend, with 150 adults attending. Praise God for hearts that were touched and commitments made at both events.

Prayer requests: (1) For peace and stability in Zambia (following the disturbances after the presidential election result was disputed). (2) For Nyangombe leaders teaching Christians in outlying villages where there is still a real fear of witchcraft and death. (3) For literacy classes for men and women in the coming weeks.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God for news of miracles of healing and deliverance from drugs and witchcraft through Jesus’ name in Ethiopia today. Pray for there to be many more converts won to Christ as a result of these ‘signs’.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are in Beira, on the east coast of Mozambique, for dental work. Unfortunately, their car broke down en route. A friend came from Beira to tow them, and their expected 3-hour journey eventually took 9 hours! Their car was going in for repairs today, but they don’t know if their planned return tomorrow (Weds) will be possible. Pray for the car to be fixed well and for a safe journey back to Chimoio. Keep praying for peace and stability and for a stronger economy in Mozambique.

 

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

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. Newslink is taking another short break! The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 20 September.