Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 19 July 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands had an excellent time at Kipushya last week, although only 2 full days. He travelled with Brenton Brown, whose grandparents, Jim & Mary Mullan, had worked at Kipushya 1926-34. They met with Church leaders and had a terrific service with 2,000+ gathered under the palm and mango trees. Thank God for this opportunity for Lloyd. Pray that messages shared will bring lasting encouragement to the folk there. This weekend Lloyd & Sandy will be at Bethel Church, with a seminar on Saturday for leaders from about 8 local churches. Pray for God’s anointing on all that takes place.

Dave Garrard had a busy time at Kinshasa last week, with Bible-teaching meetings every day, attended by people from different Pentecostal churches. He preached on Sunday and saw a big response. He made some important contacts and saw networking opportunities for CAM. He also visited the Bible Society re the new Kiluba Bibles and sorted out about the ISTELU College diplomas. Thank God for this fruitful time. Pray for a good outworking from the contacts made. Pray for Dave’s journey back, leaving Lubumbashi Weds afternoon, arriving in Manchester early Thurs morning.

Media news: Carol and Ginny (see below) received 2 encouraging testimonies from Congo, relating to the ‘Victory in Jesus’ broadcasts on TV/Radio. (1) A lady praised God that her drunkard husband had accepted Jesus. (2) A couple on the point of divorce were touched by the message and have been reconciled. Praise God for His powerful Word that is transforming people’s lives. Pray that this media work may continue to be a blessing.  

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon McKillop sent some points for praise from Nyangombe: another very good harvest (47 tractor loads of maize - 188 tons! - hauled to the families’ drying racks behind their houses); 15 new calves born and many more to come; roof repairs completed on the main Bible School building; fast progress with multiple building projects. Praise God for this success!

Prayer requests: for the local people’s maize fields to be protected from bush fires; for the young men in Bible School now to understand who Jesus really is (the focus); for safety for workers on high buildings and roofs. Sybil McKillop is returning to Scotland for an annual eye check, flying from Lusaka next Tues. Gordon will drive her on Mon to Solwezi for the flight to Lusaka. Pray for safe travel and a good trip for Sybil, who will also be seeing her family in UK.

 

ETHIOPIA

Brian & Val Rutten and their son-in-law and daughter, Jeremy & Teresa Feller, are our Canadian missionary partners in Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa. Pray for them to have wisdom and inspiration as they supervise the church-planting work.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva, along with other foreigners in Mozambique, have been advised by the Portuguese Consulate to avoid travelling outside the cities. Pray for peace and security in the country, also for neighbouring Zimbabwe, with unrest and protests across the land. Pray for Wanderley as he supervises the work on the Vocational Centre.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins have one week left in UK before leaving for Congo on Weds 27 July. Pray for all their final visits, last-minute jobs and packing.

 

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 26 July.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 12 July 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands had a good seminar at ‘The Light’ church in Lubumbashi last week, finishing on Sunday. He spoke on the Holy Spirit. Pray that his teaching will remain with the people and be a blessing. Today (Tues), Lloyd has the opportunity to fly to Kipushya with a group of American pastors, returning Friday. Pray for a great visit, an encouragement for the people there, who often feel ‘cut off’. Pray for Lloyd’s voice to hold – he has a sore throat. Pray for Sandy Rowlands, ‘holding the fort’ again this week, as Dave Garrard is also away.

Dave Garrard has had a busy week teaching on ‘Romans’ at ISTELU Bible College, Lubumbashi. Thank God for another course covered. Pray for the students to apply what they have learnt. Dave wanted to go with Lloyd to Kipushya, but felt he should fulfil an invitation to Kinshasa, the capital. He has weekday teaching and weekend meetings there; also needs to sort out College diplomas and enquire at the Bible Society re the new Kiluba Bibles held up there. He flies to Kinshasa today, returns Monday. Pray for success for Dave in everything.

Fatal accident update. 3 weeks ago we mentioned Marcel and his family in Lubumbashi, whose house was destroyed by a mines lorry and a grandchild killed. Latest news is that two grandchildren are still in hospital. Nothing has been done yet to help the family with housing, so they are using a tarpaulin at present. Pray for healing and for provision for this needy family.

Lighthouse School. Praise God, the foundations for the two new IT rooms (a Centenary project) are now complete.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop report that the Nyangombe Youth Camp was really good, with requests to stay longer and for there to be more frequent camps! Pray for all the young folk who attended to stay focused on what they learnt and for their changed lives to be a testimony. Pray for a Bible School for Young Preachers, in progress now. Practical work: At the Lunga Children’s Home (down in forest near Nyangombe) they managed to raise a solar water pump tower 12 metres high on Saturday, and water is now flowing from the borehole. Thank God for safety during a very tough challenge. Master builder Colin Breeze is helping at Nyangombe for a month. Buildings are being erected on five different sites. Pray for all the work to go well.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God that CAM is able to support 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 report that the plastering of the Vocational Training Centre (a Centenary project) is now finished inside and out. Pray for good progress with the next stage – a covered central area, doors, windows and toilets.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had a good time catching up with Nick & Kym Delport and then David and Stephen Womersley last weekend. The meeting at Tydd Gote last Weds went well. Thank God for these blessings. Pray for a meeting at Wickford tomorrow when they will both speak. Pray for Carol and Ginny’s last two weeks in UK, as they start to think of their return to Congo on 27 July. Pray that they will get everything necessary done in time.

 

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 19 July.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 5 July 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands is doing a teaching seminar at ‘La Lumiere’ (Light) church, in the Golf suburb of Lubumbashi, on three afternoons this week - today, Wed and Fri. He will preach there on Sunday. Pray for God’s anointing and blessings on these meetings. Other seminars are being arranged for later this month and for August. Thank God for these opportunities for Lloyd. Pray for all the arrangements.

Sandy Rowlands is ‘steaming ahead’ with her devotionals for the Lighthouse School. Praise God, she did more work than expected last week. Pray for a good conclusion to this project.

Dave Garrard was teaching at Kolwezi all last week, at a branch Bible College of ISTELU in Lubumbashi. He taught morning and evening courses. Thank God for a fruitful time. Dave was blessed to stay with an ex-Kamina 2 student, now an ardent church planter. Praise God for the good fellowship they enjoyed. Pray for Dave teaching on ‘Romans’ at ISTELU all this week.

Pastor Mwambay had a favourable time in Kinshasa, seeking official recognition for the Lighthouse School. Some further documentation is required. Pray for this to be completed soon. Mwambay is due back in Lubumbashi on Weds. Pray for this faithful servant of God.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are ‘flat out’ with a Youth Camp at Nyangombe that runs from 6am till 10pm. Praise God, the young people are being blessed. Pray for them and for the McKillops and other workers to have the strength needed for the final stages of this Camp. Another Bible School is scheduled to start just two days after the Camp finishes. Pray for all the preparations for this.

One of the plaintiffs of the Nyangombe ownership case that was thrown out of the Kitwe High Court has taken the same case to Lusaka High Court. Pray for all this libel to fail.

 

ETHIOPIA

Thank God for the 65 church planters CAM supports in Ethiopia on a monthly basis. Pray for the 600 or so of these evangelists in total who work in the country.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are holding a class for 20 young children, aged 4-6, three times a week. It is a challenge as most of them don’t understand Portuguese. Pray for this work and for the da Silvas to find a way to communicate well.

A special prayer request this week is for albinos, who are said by witchdoctors to have magical powers, leading to their murder for body parts. This started in the north of Mozambique, but has now been taking place in Chimoio. Pray for God’s protection of these people and for them to experience God’s love.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins spoke at a church in Taverham (Norfolk) last Sunday and shared in the church picnic afterwards. They’ve been seeing Ginny’s parents and Carol has started some dental treatment. They will meet Nick & Kym Delport on Friday and David and Stephen Womersley on Sunday.  Pray for an evening meeting at Tydd Gote church tomorrow.

Praise God, Carol’s aunt is now in a care home in Wickford and the family happy.

 

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 12 July.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 28 June 2016.

 

CONGO

Lloyd Rowlands and Dave Garrard were at Kamina for a week, until last Thursday. They had some good meetings with church leaders and were invited, with these leaders, to meals at the Governor’s and Vice-Governor’s residences. (The Vice-Governor attends a Pentecostal church in Kamina.) They also visited Kamina 2, where they used to work. Thank God for this fruitful time. Dave travelled by local bus (4 hours) from Lubumbashi to Kolwezi last Sunday. Pray for him teaching full-time all this week at the Bible College linked to ISTELU College in Lubumbashi. He will return by bus to Lubumbashi on Sunday, ready for a week of teaching at ISTELU. Pray for God’s blessing.

Sandy Rowlands thanks folk for their prayers. She has completed 35 of her planned 40 devotionals for the Lighthouse School. Praise God! Pray for her final work on these.

Pastor Mwambay is in Kinshasa, completing the paperwork for the Lighthouse School to be officially recognised (so teachers get paid by the government). Pray for success with this.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop are gearing up for the annual Youth Camp at Nyangombe starting on Thursday. 120 or more are expected to come over the long holiday weekend. Pray for all the preparations, for the teachers and for the young people who attend, that God will overrule and bless everyone involved. A pastor came to Nyangombe last year and his sister was prayed for – she was depressed after 14 years of marriage but no child. Yesterday she gave birth to twins and spoke to Sybil on the phone, expressing her thanks to God. Praise God for this wonderful answer to prayer! May it encourage our faith, too.

 

ETHIOPIA

Praise God for the TV studio that has been equipped in Addis Ababa, thanks to CAM’s Centenary Fund. Pray that the teaching programmes being broadcast may have a wide and powerful influence.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are holding a class for 20 young children, aged 4-6, three times a week. They are teaching them reading, writing and Bible stories. Most of these children have never even held a pencil. Pray for these very young lives to be blessed. Pray for the work on the Vocational Centre to go on well; keep praying for peace and security in the country.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins have enjoyed their stay in Tipperary, Ireland. On Sunday, they shared at a local church about their work. Next Sunday they will be at Taverham in Norfolk. Pray for a time of blessing there. Carol would appreciate prayer for an aunt who is in hospital and needs to go into a nursing home. Pray for all the arrangements to go smoothly.

 

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 5 July.

Dear CAM International prayer partners,

 

Here are the prayer items for Newslink, 21 June 2016.

 

CONGO

News of fatal accident. Marcel, on steering committee of Lighthouse Project in Lubumbashi, had a large copper-mines lorry crash right into his house, with 13 people inside. His oldest grandchild was killed immediately, the child’s friend had to have both hands amputated, and 10 are in hospital with bad injuries. Marcel himself is in hospital with very high blood pressure. Please pray for the family at this time of shock and grief, that they will know God’s comfort.

Lloyd Rowlands and Dave Garrard have been at Kamina since last Wednesday. Friday to Sunday were three full days of meetings celebrating 100 years of the Pentecostal Church group. Thank God that they were able to participate in this. Tomorrow evening Dave will preach in the church at Kamina 2 (where both Dave and Lloyd worked in the past.) Pray that they will be a great encouragement to the folk they meet there. Pray for their flight back to Lubumbashi on Thursday 23rd. Dave then has some sessions to teach at the Korean University before he goes to Kolwezi on Sunday 26th for a week of teaching at the branch Bible School of ISTELU there. Pray for Dave to know God’s strength with this demanding programme.

Sandy Rowlands reports that all is going well at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi. She is preparing for Lloyd and Dave’s return on Thursday, also Monga Ngoy is arriving around the same time with a young Belgian couple – ‘so it will be overflowing’! Pray for them all. Sandy requests prayer for their two boys in Australia – Gareth starting his university exams on Thursday and Michael completing his army training. Pray for God’s blessing on them both.

 

ZAMBIA

Gordon & Sybil McKillop report that the two-week Bible School finishing this week has been excellent. Praise God for all that has been taught. Pray for those attending to return to their churches with fresh zeal and commitment. A small group of students spoke for some hours with a backslider and God’s Word convinced him of his need. Praise God for his restoration. Pray for visiting Bible teachers to have wisdom and to build on what has already been taught.

 

ETHIOPIA

Praise God for witchdoctors renouncing their demonic practices, burning all their charms and following Christ in Ethiopia. Pray for many more to turn from their witchcraft.

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva report that work is now going ahead again on the Vocational Centre in Chimoio: plastering the walls and installing electricity in the classrooms. Praise God. Pray for good progress with this Centenary project. Pray for the weekly discipleship meetings for children and women. Today is the birthday of the da Silvas’ elder daughter, Thaisa. Pray for her and also for her sister Dayene.

Saturday 25 June is Mozambique’s Independence Day. Pray for a peaceful celebration and for agreement between the two main political parties.

 

UK

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins left London (Stansted) early today to fly to Ireland, where they will be staying with a friend for a week in Tipperary. Pray for them to have a refreshing break there and to be a blessing to all those they meet.

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 28 June.