Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 30 August 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands will be speaking at the Living Waters church this evening and tomorrow (Weds) evening. Pray for him. His weekend seminar was postponed, so will have to wait until later in the year now, as he and Sandy are taking a break. Sandy has finished her devotional notes for the Lighthouse School. She is busy preparing for their leaving Congo next Tuesday for a break in Australia. Lloyd plans to return to Lubumbashi in November; Sandy will stay in Australia until after Christmas, to spend more time with their two sons, Gareth and Michael, who are both at university. Pray for Lloyd and Sandy as they prepare to leave their work in good hands and pack up for this trip home.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a good week, with all their ministries going to plan. Thank God they are able to bless the prisons they visit with food – adding soya now to enrich the maize flour they give. Ginny had a good time teaching on worship at the Lighthouse Church on Sunday. Pray for those who meet there to be shining lights, witnessing to those who are in darkness in their communities. Pray for TV/Radio recordings on Thursday to go well.

Prof Mwamba, Director of ISTELU Bible College, reported back on his Pastors’ Seminar at Kabongo, held during the College’s vacation. It went very well and was well-attended. Thank God for this teaching opportunity. Pray for the pastors’ ministries to be strengthened as a result. Pray for Mwamba as he takes a seminar at Kipushi this week, that his teaching will have a great impact that will bless many churches.

Sad news. We’ve just heard that Kyungu, son of Simon, a senior Congolese worker at the Living Waters Centre, has died in hospital. Two weeks ago he was badly beaten up after an unpleasant incident. Please pray for Simon, his wife and family at this difficult time, with investigations still going on into what happened, etc.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon McKillop is glad to have his wife Sybil with him again at Nyangombe. Thank God for her safe journey back from Scotland last week. In recent weeks, 23 visits have been made by Nyangombe teachers and some pastors to surrounding villages, where churches have come together for teaching on evangelism and discipleship. Praise God! Prayer requests: (1) For a court ruling expected next week following the disputed presidential election result. Pray that peace will be maintained in Zambia. (2) For 1,000 children at Nyangombe for Camp until Thurs. Pray for great blessing. (3) For a large inter-church celebration over the weekend.

 

ETHIOPIA

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

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are concerned about the crisis in Mozambique: peace talks have been suspended, with no cease-fire agreement. Pray for security and peace in this nation. They are also worried about the situation in their home country of Brazil, with the president’s impeachment trial. As they write, ‘Only God can change the situation of both nations.’ Pray for peace of mind for the da Silvas as they seek to continue their ministry in Chimoio. Pray for the ongoing work on the Vocational Training Centre, especially with the water shortage in mind. Pray for success with their request for a regular mains supply on site.

 

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 6 September.   

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 23 August 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands is planning for 3 days of ministry, Fri – Sun, in a Lubumbashi suburb (Belair). This is not a seminar but an evangelistic outreach by the church. Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak through Lloyd and for many people to respond to the Gospel. Pray for Sandy to complete all her work on the devotional notes for the Lighthouse School.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a good time visiting a Balamba church on Sunday. The people are enlarging the building and doing a great job. For a change, Ginny preached and Carol concluded the message, with people responding well. Praise God for this opportunity to encourage and bless. TV/Radio ministry: last Thursday’s broadcast was made, but there are computer problems making it hard to produce the DVDs. Pray about this.

Prison work: Carol will be visiting a prison on Thursday while Ginny is at the Lighthouse Project. Soya has been added to the maize and other food taken regularly to the prisons, to help with the malnutrition problem. Pray for the ongoing prison ministry, that the prisoners will be blessed in every way by the missionary visits – physically, emotionally and spiritually.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon McKillop requests special prayer for peace in Zambia following the recent presidential election. The Opposition has taken the Ruling Party to court, accusing them of rigging the election results, leading to tension and unrest throughout the country. Pray for peace and calm to be restored.

Gordon will be meeting his wife Sybil, and also Les & Jean White (retired missionaries), at Solwezi on Friday and driving them to Nyangombe (about 4 hours each way). Pray for safe travel for them all. Pray for the Children’s Camp starting at Nyangombe this weekend.

 

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, and for the Bible teaching material broadcast to have a wide impact worldwide (as it is also available online).

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva ask for prayer for Mozambique: no agreement yet between the two main political parties; high inflation; businesses closing; unemployment rising – ‘hard times for this nation.’ Pray for the people who are suffering and for the situation to improve.

The hot weather has started early and the well is dry again at the Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio, causing problems with the building programme. Pray for an application to the water company, for piped water to the Centre, to be successful.

Wanderley is completing his three weeks at a nearby Bible School, giving assignments and holding exams this week. Rosaria continues to teach and evangelize the children in her literacy class. Pray for their ministry to be anointed and bear fruit.

 

UK

Sybil McKillop has been in Scotland for a month. She leaves Glasgow tomorrow afternoon (Weds) to return to Zambia via Dubai, arriving in Lusaka on Thursday afternoon and flying on to Solwezi. Pray for her journey, especially her 8-hour overnight wait at Dubai airport.

 

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 30 August.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 16 August 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands had his Lubumbashi church seminar for last weekend cancelled. Pray that it may be rescheduled before he and Sandy leave, early in September, for a break in Australia. Lloyd’s chicken project is doing very well. He has also been planting grasses at the creek to help combat erosion. Pray for God’s blessing on all these practical projects.

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are back into their full range of ministries now. Ginny was much involved with the Lighthouse Youth Camp during the first week of August. 270 young folk from over 30 churches attended; Lloyd spoke on ‘Young People and the Development of the Church’; there were times of anointed praise and worship, and a final prayer meeting that lasted from 8pm until 4.30am! Praise God. Pray for a lasting impact. Last Sunday Carol and Ginny took food to both prisons in Likasi and held a meeting in the top security prison. Thank God for a very worthwhile visit. Pray for TV/Radio recordings planned for Thursday and a Balamba church visit on Sunday.

Director Mwamba from ISTELU has gone with about 10 others in a hired vehicle to Kabongo for a Pastors’ Seminar, until Sunday 21st. Pray for great blessing on the ministry.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon McKillop is looking forward to his wife Sybil’s return next week (see below). He and other Nyangombe leaders have had some good teaching visits to encourage churches in the area. Praise God for these opportunities. Pray for a Children’s Camp coming up soon at Nyangombe – for blessing on teachers and children and a rich spiritual harvest.

There is unrest around Zambia following elections on 11 August, with people in cities advised to stay home from work and church this week to avoid trouble. Pray for peace in Zambia.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God for the ongoing revival in Ethiopia, through the faithful work of the church planters. Pray for encouragement for those who are facing hostility and persecution.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva had a Chimoio community leader coming to meet with them last week, to find out more about their children’s club/literacy class. He is very pleased with their initiative. Praise God! Pray that their work may result in many local people being brought to Christ. Wanderley has started teaching Contemporary Theology at a Bible School about 10 miles away. He will teach for three weeks. Pray for God’s protection as he travels and for wisdom and inspiration in his ministry.

 

UK

Sybil McKillop is in Scotland for a month. Praise God, her eye test results were good. She has had good contact with all the children and grandchildren. Pray for her as she leaves next Weds, 24 August, to return to Zambia.

Dave & Ruth Garrard fly to Vancouver on Friday for two months in Canada, based with son Greg, daughter-in-law Theresa and grandson Steven. Pray for them as they go for this break.

 

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 23 August.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 2 August 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands had a very good seminar on Saturday, with about 200 church leaders and members from 12 local churches. This week he is speaking at the Lighthouse Youth Camp (see below) on Wed, Thu and Fri. Pray for him to have God’s message for these young people. On Sat/Sun 13-14 August, he has been asked to share at another church in Bel-air suburb of Lubumbashi. Pray for God to guide and use him. Sandy is still typing up her devotional notes for the Lighthouse School. Pray for her as she has some RSI (strain injury) from all the typing!

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a good journey back to Congo with luggage intact.

The Lighthouse Youth Camp started on Sunday night and lasts until Sat 6 August. Ginny was there yesterday from about 8.30am to 6.30pm, to check on things, and said the sessions went very well. Pray for God’s anointing over the whole week’s activities, speakers and youth.

Pray for Carol and Ginny as they get back to their prison and village visits and media work.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon McKillop has a lot of praise items! (1) 78 tractor-loads (312 tons) of maize now drying in the families’ racks and the last of the harvest expected to be brought in this week. (2) No damage to crops from fires. (3) Another good Bible School completed. (4) Work successfully finished on Bible School roof and other buildings. Thank God for His help and blessings.

Prayer requests: (1) for safety for trainees working on the two Kahanda School classrooms (Centenary project); (2) for the preparation of the Nyangombe camp site for a Conference and Children’s Camp during the last 2 weeks of August; (3) for Nyangombe leaders travelling out to speak at various conferences during August.

 

ETHIOPIA

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

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva celebrated Wanderley’s birthday yesterday and praised God for His goodness. Last week we mentioned Pastor Juliasse and family in Catandica. Praise God, they have now heard that they are safe and well. Keep praying for the country – there is still much unrest in some areas. A church member Wanderley taught in Sunday school years ago sadly died in hospital last week. He needed a blood transfusion, which should be free, but he was asked for money he did not have, so was denied the blood and died. Da Silvas heard about this too late. Pray for the family. Pray for people to be able to access the basic free care.

 

UK

Sybil McKillop is in Scotland on a month’s break. Praise God, she has been able to reschedule her eye appointment with her consultant. Pray for good results. Pray for Sybil to have a refreshing break and enjoy the time with family and friends.

Dave & Ruth Garrard are preparing to go to Canada on 19 August. Pray for them.

 

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

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey.  Newslink is now taking a week’s summer break! The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 16 August.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 26 July 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands has been grafting avocados. Pray for success with all his grafting work, leading to good fruit to sell from the orchard and saplings in the tree nursery. The seminar at Bethel Church was postponed to this coming weekend. Pray for Lloyd as he teaches leaders from about 8 local churches on Saturday and preaches on Sunday. Sandy is looking forward to Carol and Ginny’s return on Thursday (see below). She has finished 50 devotions for the Lighthouse School assemblies, but still has some to translate into French. Thank God for helping her. Pray that this material will be a source of great blessing when used.

Lighthouse Youth Camp, Lubumbashi, Sun 31 July - Sat 6 Aug. Carol and Ginny will be back for this. Pray for a good number to attend and for God to impact these young people’s lives in a special way.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon McKillop drove his wife Sybil to Solwezi yesterday and returned to Nyangombe the same day. Sybil flew on to Lusaka. She leaves Lusaka this evening and flies via Dubai to Glasgow, arriving Weds evening (after a long daytime wait in Dubai). Pray for her journey and for her month in UK for eye tests, seeing family, etc. Pray for Gordon as he copes on his own! He continues overseeing, and teaching in, different seminars: a Bible School finishing Weds; a seminar on HIV/AIDS starting Weds afternoon; ladies’ literacy at weekend; and the Nyangombe leaders out to surrounding villages at weekend for teaching on ‘Freedom in Christ from Cultural Fears.’ Pray for good teaching and understanding at all these.

 

ETHIOPIA

A vital work is being done through teaching programmes being broadcast on National TV, thanks to the refurbished recording studio in Addis Ababa (a CAM Centenary project). Pray for Mamusha Fenta, the main teacher, and for his teaching to have a wide and lasting impact.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are concerned about Pastor Juliasse and family in Catandica, about 100 miles north of Chimoio, where there have been troubles recently. The da Silvas have helped their church in the past, but have no news of them and cannot make contact. Pray for their protection. Rosaria has 24 children, 4-9 years old, attending her literacy class. Pray for this project; pray for the children as they also learn about Jesus. Pray for the da Silvas helping a couple nearby who are youth leaders at their church, but who have no Bible knowledge.

 

UK

Dave Garrard arrived safely back in Manchester last Thurs morning – but WITHOUT any luggage! Praise God, one case was delivered to the house that evening, the second the following day, with everything intact. Ruth Garrard had a further eye test in Manchester yesterday and was given the all-clear. Praise God!

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins leave for Congo on Weds 27 July, travelling via Addis Ababa, arriving Thurs morning in Lubumbashi. Pray for their journey to go well.

Dorothy Brinkman, one of our retired missionaries who lives in Dereham, Norfolk, has broken a hip and is in hospital. The severe memory loss and confusion she suffers from now make it hard for her to understand what is happening. Pray for God’s peace and healing for Dorothy.

 

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 2 August.