CAM International – Newslink, 6 June 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO. Lloyd had a good meeting in a suburban church last Sunday. Thank God. Pray for his plans for future ministry on Sundays and in seminars. On Saturday Lloyd will take project participants out to Tumbwe, where some of the maize crops are ready for harvesting. In the Living Waters orchard, the fruit is bigger than in previous years, thanks to good irrigation and fertilizer, and sales are going well. Thank God for the good harvest. Pray for it to bless many needy families. Next week, Lloyd will be driving over the border to Zambia, to collect literature and also to pick up the Garrards in Ndola and bring them to Congo for some weeks of ministry. Sandy will be preparing a house for them to use. Pray for all the preparations for this trip.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop, at Nyangombe in ZAMBIA, report that the 3-week Bible School with 65 students was excellent – no-one wanted to go home! Thank God and pray for the good teaching to transform lives and be passed on faithfully. A lot of practical work is going on, with building and trades training. Pray for this and also for Logan & Kelly Erickson, doing 3 months of youth and children’s work in the Nyangombe area.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard have been ministering in ZAMBIA since the end of April, based in Ndola. On Wednesday, Dave spoke at the Bible study at the Oasis church. On Saturday they drove to Nyangombe (11 hours), where they will spend a week, with ministry arranged by the McKillops. Dave spoke at the main service there on Sunday. He started teaching senior church leaders last night and will continue through till Friday. Pray for stamina for Dave and for the pastors to be inspired and challenged. Pray for Ruth as she makes herself useful, helping Sybil with her multitude of tasks. The Garrards will travel back to Ndola on Saturday and Dave is preaching again at Oasis on Sunday. Pray for a safe journey and fruitful ministry.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in BRAZIL. Rosaria’s father was 100 years old on 24 May and had been in hospital with pneumonia. However, he was discharged on 31st and last Sunday (4 June), the family had a lovely time celebrating together. Praise God! On Friday 9th, the da Silvas will be leaving for MOZAMBIQUE, their country of work, arriving in Chimoio on Saturday. Pray for them as they travel and as they settle back into their home and ministry.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are on leave in UK. Last Friday was the funeral for Ginny’s father. The burial and memorial service went well and the family were blessed by all the love shown and the happy memories shared. Thank God. Pray for Ginny’s mother, who was a full-time carer, as she grieves and adjusts to life on her own. Carol and Ginny will spend tomorrow with Ginny’s mother and then travel to Essex on Friday for the weekend, being at the Wickford church on Sunday. Pray for them to be a blessing in all their contacts and ministry.

 

CAM supports 65 national church planters in ETHIOPIA. Pray for them as they reach out in new areas that are hostile to the Gospel.

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 13 June.

CAM International – Newslink, 30 May 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO. Lloyd returned yesterday from Kasenga – a very long and uncomfortable bus ride. The seminar had gone well, with about 40 pastors, elders and deacons from the area participating, although the Saturday sessions were cancelled because of the death of a church member. Pray for Lloyd’s teaching to be remembered and applied by all who attended. They still need their niece Shiphrah’s papers from Immigration so that she can visit them. Keep praying. The Living Waters church has extended its 40 days of prayer to 50. Pray for God’s blessing on these people as they seek to reach out to those around.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop, at Nyangombe in NW ZAMBIA, ask us to pray for the 3-week Bible School in progress, with 65 students working hard and teachers addressing and correcting lots of doctrinal issues. Yesterday Gordon took 4 visitors to Solwezi for their connecting flight to Lusaka – a 12-hour round trip for Gordon. Thank God for this team’s contribution at Nyangombe – Bible teaching, overhauling a tractor and checking over all the computers. Pray for Logan and Kelly, spending 3 months at Nyangombe doing youth and children’s work.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are currently based in Ndola, ZAMBIA. Thank God, they now have their Congo visas ready for a visit there in June/July. Last week, Dave was able to do some practical repair work, especially on a part of the main CAM house where the roof was sagging. He hopes to finish it today. Thank God, Dave knew what to do and was able to improvise to fix the problem. On Sunday, Dave spoke at the church of a Congolese pastor he met at the consulate. Praise God for the good response to his message. Pray for Dave as he speaks at the Oasis church prayer meeting tomorrow (Weds). On Saturday, Dave & Ruth will drive to Nyangombe for a week of teaching pastors. Pray for them on this gruelling 12-hour + journey.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in BRAZIL. Rosaria’s father was 100 years old last Wednesday and, although he was discharged from hospital on the Monday, he was unwell again and readmitted on his birthday. Pray for him. Thank God, Rosaria’s mother is much better and out of hospital now. The da Silvas only have 10 days left in Brazil before they return to MOZAMBIQUE (9 June). Pray for them as they complete all they need to do and prepare to go back.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are on leave in UK. They participated in the Missions Conference at the New Life Church in Croydon, London, which finished yesterday. It was an excellent time of refreshment (along with other missionaries, they were sent to Ashburnham Place in Sussex for a few days’ rest) and a great opportunity to talk about their work in Congo. Thank God for this time. As we informed you, Ginny’s father died on 22 May, just a few days after Ginny was back and went to see him. Her mother and the family are grateful for all the kind messages sent. The funeral will be on Friday 2 June. Please pray for God’s strength and comfort for Ginny and all the family in their loss.

 

In ETHIOPIA, CAM supports 65 national church planters on a monthly basis. Pray for more individuals and churches to help the Mission shoulder this burden.

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 6 June.

CAM International – Newslink, 23 May 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO.  Lloyd left with a pastor colleague on Saturday to travel by taxi-bus to Kasenga, about 130 miles NE of Lubumbashi. They didn’t arrive until late evening and were very tired. Pray for the teaching seminar all this week for church leaders who have come in from the area. Pray for strength for Lloyd, for his teaching to be anointed and for great blessing for all who attend. Sandy reports that ‘more and more people are asking for help and we have little we can do physically – we can only pray.’ Pray for wisdom for Sandy and for her words of encouragement and prayers to make a difference to the needy folk who come seeking help. They are still waiting for their niece Shiphrah’s papers to come through from Immigration so that she can visit them. ‘Time is running out.’ Pray for the paperwork to be released soon.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop have been back at Nyangombe, in NW ZAMBIA, for a week now. They invite us to praise God for many recent safe journeys over atrocious roads; also for the safe arrival of four visitors from USA. Two are staying for ten days and a couple, Logan and Kelly, are spending three months in Zambia. Pray for them. Pray that Logan and Kelly will settle well into their work in various areas around Nyangombe. This week there will be two showings of the ‘Jesus’ film in very rough, hard-drinking villages. Pray for the Gospel to penetrate hard hearts and for safety for the team and equipment. Pray for a three-week Bible School which has just started, with 50 students. Pray for God’s anointing on all involved.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are currently based in Ndola, ZAMBIA. Last week, Dave drove to Kitwe every day to teach church leaders between 9am and 4pm. It was a tiring schedule, but well worth it. Four leaders came from Solwezi, where there is a growing outreach. On Sunday, Dave & Ruth went to the Sunday meeting at Pastor Lubuto’s church in Kitwe (which hosted the teaching seminar). Dave spoke and there was a good response. Thank God for these ministry opportunities in Kitwe. Pray for a lasting impact on the leaders and the churches. Pray for Dave & Ruth to get their Congo visas soon, ready for the trip there next month.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in BRAZIL. Rosaria’s father will be 100 years old tomorrow (Weds 24th) and the family had arranged a party for him last Sunday. However, both Rosaria’s father and mother (81) were admitted to hospital last Friday with pneumonia, so the celebration was postponed until this coming Sunday. Pray that they will be well enough for this. The da Silvas only have 2½ weeks left before they return to MOZAMBIQUE. Pray that they may be able to complete all their medical tests in time. Pray for peace and security in Mozambique and for all to be well with their house and Vocational Training Centre in Chimoio.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are on leave in UK, currently attending the Missions Conference at the New Life Church in Croydon, London. It started on Sunday and runs until Sun 28 May. Pray for Carol and Ginny as they share about their work in Congo. Pray for them as they prepare to visit other churches in the coming weeks.

 

In ETHIOPIA, regular Bible teaching goes out from the TV studio in Addis Ababa (one of CAM’s Centenary projects). Pray for God to continue to use Mamusha, the main teacher, to help bring faith, encouragement and deeper Bible knowledge to the many who tune in.

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 30 May.

CAM International – Newslink, 16 May 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO. Last Sunday night, Sandy enjoyed hosting a farewell meal for Carol and Ginny, who were leaving next day for UK (see below). There were eight around the table altogether. Pray for the Rowlands as they take on extra responsibilities and make decisions about needy people coming for help, etc. Lloyd will be doing another Christian radio broadcast on Friday. Pray for God’s anointing on all he says. Next Monday (22nd), he is going to Kasenga for another week’s teaching seminar for church leaders. Pray for travel plans, as public transport is arranged, and for Sandy as she remains behind to ‘hold the fort’.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop should have arrived back at Nyangombe, ZAMBIA, by now, after their very quick trip to UK for the Elim Missions Conference. Pray for them as they plunge back into a full programme of ministry commitments. They are expecting two visitors tomorrow and another five on Friday, all keen to get involved in helping with different ministries. Pray for all the practical arrangements with this, including Sybil’s preoccupation with meals and catering.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are currently based in Ndola, ZAMBIA. The water geyser problem has now been resolved, as they found a good new one in Kitwe last Tuesday. Dave spent quite a lot of time last week removing the old geyser and connecting the new one. Thank God! Pray for things to run smoothly now in the CAM cottage! At Kitwe, Dave & Ruth met with Lubuto Nsofu, the pastor of the church where Dave is teaching leaders all this week. Some are travelling long distances to attend. Pray for Dave as he drives to Kitwe each day for the classes (approx. 1 hour each way). Pray for his teaching to be life-changing for these church leaders. Pastor Danny Kamawe and his helpers at the Kawama church have managed to follow up over 40 children who responded after seeing the ‘Jesus’ film earlier in the month. Praise God! Pray for God to bless these children and also over 50 children who were ministered to at Sakania one week ago, when Dave went with the Oasis team.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in BRAZIL. They haven’t sent any more news, but keep praying for all their medical issues to be resolved, for their promotional work in the churches, and for the intensive courses they wanted to take for teaching at the Vocational Training Centre in MOZAMBIQUE.

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins left Lubumbashi (Congo) yesterday to fly back here (UK). They should arrive today (16th). They have been asked to participate in the big, annual Missions Conference at the New Life Church in Croydon, London. It runs from Sun 21 – Sun 28 May. Pray for Carol and Ginny as they rest and prepare to share about their work in Congo. Pray for the Conference to have a powerful impact on all who attend. Pray for Carol and Ginny as they plan an itinerary of visiting churches in the coming weeks.

 

In ETHIOPIA, 65 national church planters, supported by CAM, seek to spread the Gospel in new, difficult areas. Pray for them as they persevere despite hostility and opposition.

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 23 May.

CAM International – Newslink, 9 May 2017

 

Dear prayer partners,

 

Here is some information to help you pray for CAM’s work and missionaries:-

 

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based in Lubumbashi, DR CONGO, had an excellent week. TV/Radio recordings went well last Thursday (they go out on two stations these days), as did the Lighthouse school assembly and worship group on Saturday. The Bike Evangelism village visit was a great blessing, with many accepting Christ and others experiencing healing in the church there, which is growing. Praise God for all these ministries which are extending His kingdom. Carol and Ginny are preparing to return to UK early next week for the Croydon Missions Conference. Pray for them as they organise things so their ministries can continue.

Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are also based at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi. Lloyd has been busy in the tree nursery, grafting mandarins and avocados. On Saturday he will take a car-load of Agape Project participants out to Tumbwe to check on their maize crops and pick vegetables. Pray for a good harvest and blessing for the families involved. Lloyd is trying to get the paperwork for their niece Shiphrah, in Germany, to come for a visit. Pray for success. Pray for God to bless the church at Living Waters, which is involved in 40 days of prayer.

Country situation Pastor Mbulu from Kananga, currently in Kinshasa (capital of DR CONGO), reported on continuing atrocities in Kananga. This weekend (12-15 May) could be difficult in the cities (including Lubumbashi), with possible opposition protests, marches, etc. Pray for protection and peace.

 

Dave & Ruth Garrard are currently based in Ndola, ZAMBIA. The trouble with the CAM vehicle turned out to be a faulty ignition key – easily resolved. But since then, the water geyser for the visitors’ accommodation has broken and needs replacing. Pray for Dave to find a good one quickly. Last weekend, the Garrards were involved with outreach at the Kawama church. The ‘Jesus’ film was shown on Friday and Saturday evenings, when over 190 young people chose to follow Christ. Praise God! Pray for the follow-up, helped by Ziso Moyo’s Oasis church. Dave’s preaching on Sunday also had a good response. Yesterday they ministered to the youth at Sakania, near the Congo border. Thank God for all these opportunities. Today they were driving to Kitwe to arrange Dave’s teaching seminar there next week, at Pastor Lubuto’s church (as requested when Dave was out last year.) Pray for God to bless all the plans.

 

Gordon & Sybil McKillop enjoyed their short Elim Conference in Leeds (UK) over the weekend. Now they are preparing to leave again this Saturday (13th), arriving back at Nyangombe (ZAMBIA) early next week. Pray for their preparations and journey. Two visitors will arrive on Weds 17th and another five on 19th, ‘all anxious to get involved in various ministries.’ Pray for all the arrangements and for the visitors to be a blessing rather than a burden. Pray for Sybil as she often has to prepare main meals for the visitors.

 

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are on leave in BRAZIL. Daughter Dayene’s dental surgery went very well last Friday. Thank God!  Most of this week will be spent in clinics – Rosaria’s breast ultrasound; Wanderley’s extensive eye tests and heart ultrasound. Pray for good results and for renewed health for the da Silvas. Keep praying for their home and the Vocational Centre in MOZAMBIQUE.

 

In ETHIOPIA, 65 national church planters, supported by CAM, seek to spread the Gospel in new, difficult areas. Pray for God to anoint their ministry and encourage them to press on.

 

Thank you for praying. It means so much to our CAM personnel to have your support.

 

 

Compiled by Lyn Ramsey. The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 16 May.