Dear Prayer Partners,
A Happy New Year to you all! Thank you for joining us in prayer this week. ‘Don’t be anxious… but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God’ (Phil 4:6). Here’s our latest news to help you praise and pray for the work of CAM International.
Lubumbashi missionaries advised to leave Congo for election period. You may have seen our ‘Newslink extra’ with this information. The long-awaited presidential elections took place in Congo last Sunday, 30 December. Thank God, these went ahead relatively peacefully. The results should be announced this coming Sunday, 6 January (provisional) and confirmed about a week later. It is quite likely that the results will be challenged, which could lead to protests and violence. For this reason our missionaries are staying out of Congo for the time being.
Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands arrived in Australia on Thurs 27 December and are staying with Pastor Ted Evans and his wife just north of Adelaide.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins arrived in UK on Sat 29 December and have their base in Fakenham, Norfolk, with Ginny’s mother. Today they have picked up a car in London and travelled to Wickford, where they will stay until next week.
Pray for these four missionaries who have had to abandon their work in Congo at such short notice. Pray for them to know God’s peace and reassurance and His guidance for the coming days. Pray for the country of Congo to be brought through this turbulent period into a time of peace and stability.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop ask us to pray for the children and young people of Nyangombe who will be returning to boarding schools and colleges next week. Pray that they will remember and apply what they have been taught over the holidays, honouring God and making good life choices. In Zambia, inflation is high, with prices rising. Pray for stability. Pray that seed and fertilizer will arrive on time so that the local people can plant their food gardens.
Daniel Habteyhas received 2 invitations for ministry in Leeds during January, in connection with the Eritrean church there. Pray for him as he encourages cross-cultural understanding and integration.
Thank you so much for all your prayers, which encourage and bless our workers.
OUR MISSIONARIES AND MINISTRY PARTNERSMuch missionary work is routine and repetitive, but prayer support is still needed for our personnel in their regular ministries:-
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based at the Living Waters Centre, Lubumbashi, CONGO,work together in prison ministry, village church evangelism and media broadcasting. Ginnyworks with children and young people at the Lighthouse Project.
Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based at the Living Waters Centre, Lubumbashi, CONGO.Lloyd helps with maintenance of the Centre and has developed the orchard to teach grafting and other skills. He ministers in local churches and conducts Development seminars. Sandy teaches English at ISTELU Bible College and looks after hospitality.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop, based in Nyangombe,ZAMBIA, minister in Bible School teaching, youth and children’s work and church visitation. Gordon specializes in farm supervision, skills training, and maintenance of buildings, vehicles and machinery. Sybil does medical and pharmacy work and Sunday school ministries.
Sam Livingston, a new missionary in Nyangombe, ZAMBIA, is a youth worker evangelizing through Christian clubs in schools, football coaching, sport and computer skills.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva, based in Chimoio, MOZAMBIQUE, are setting up a Vocational Training Centre (VTC), running a pre-school and evangelizing in a deprived area of the city. (Currently on leave in Brazil until February.)
Daniel Habtey (CAM partner), based in Huddersfield, UK, is an Eritrean pastor who arrived as a refugee and is now committed to helping Eritreans and other displaced people with integration in churches and communities. CAM partners with him in his ‘Joseph Project’.
Kudzai & Sanel Mandizha (CAM partners),based in Harare, ZIMBABWE, work on a daily basis to feed and minister to needy street kids in Harare. They also have a ministry to childless couples, sharing from their own experiences. They have launched a church and aim to hold monthly leadership seminars.
Bahati Masuka (CAM partner), based in UK, is from TANZANIA and is planning visits there of 2-3 months to set up and run a Leadership Academy. He will train church leaders as well as church members involved in secular work, especially those with influence in the Government, the legal system, etc.
CAM supports Church Planters in ETHIOPIA, enabling them to take the Gospel into unreached areas.
Thank you again for your faithful prayers! Your interest and support are greatly appreciated by all our personnel.
Compiled by Lyn Ramsey
The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 8 January 2019
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