Dear Prayer Partners,
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).
Latest News … to help you praise and pray with us over the next week for the work of CAM International in Africa and in UK.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins arrived safely back in Lubumbashi last Friday, with all their luggage intact and a big welcome from workers and friends at the Living Waters Centre. Thank God for their safe return. Pray for them as they settle back into their routine and ministries.
Lloyd Rowlands had just a few days back in Lubumbashi after his conference at Kalemie before leaving last Sunday for Kolwezi, about 200 miles NW of L’shi. He is running a week’s workshop on Development at the main city-centre church, while five others hold workshops on different subjects. Pray for Lloyd’s ministry. Pray that the whole week’s teaching may be helpful to the Pentecostal churches in the city, encouraging and equipping the leaders.
Gordon McKillop sent news from Nyangombe of a Bible School for senior church leaders running all this week and next. ‘Pray that the Lord will change them forever by His Spirit as they are taught.’ On Weds/Thurs, Gordon will be helping with potentially dangerous work – lifting and transporting loaded containers from Kalene to Sakeji, and then others from Kalene to Nyangombe. Sam Livingston hopes to help too. They are also building a new dam on the local river before working on a leaking canal. Pray for safety in all this. Pray for visitors from N Ireland coming Thurs – Sat.
Sam Livingston asks for prayer for his work in the local primary school. Pray for great opportunities for him this term to minister to the children through the Good News Club. He is preparing for a youth conference in another village. Pray that God will use Sam to speak to these young folk and transform their lives.
Wanderley da Silva asks for continued prayer for his wife Rosaria. She saw the doctor yesterday and, although the medicine has cleared up the chest infection, she is still feeling weak and drained. Pray for her strength to be renewed so that she can enjoy her work at the pre-school again.
Daniel Habtey has been at the Elim Bible College in Malvern to start a one-year Missions course, which involves some residential sessions. This will help him in developing his Joseph Project in the future. Pray for God’s enabling and blessing as he studies. He has also been to visit an Eritrean congregation in Coventry and seen progress made with integration, etc. Praise God!
Kudzai & Sanel Mandizha are facing many challenges with their street-kid programme in Harare. They need to find a house to rent nearer the town centre, which will cut their transport costs and also serve as a base for the feeding programme. Pray for them to find the right place.
David Womersley, veteran CAM missionary, needs our prayers. When he didn’t answer son Stephen’s phone calls last week, a friend, who had access to a key, went in and found David collapsed on the floor, having knocked himself out. He has been in hospital for five days and should go home today (Tues). Stephen says, ‘He’ll be fine – it’s not his time. It’s not as bad as earlier this year, but he’s weakened each time this happens.’ He has a weak heart. Pray for him.
Sandy Rowlands is in Adelaide, Australia until 23 October. She is currently visiting her sister in Tasmania. Pray for God’s blessing on their time together.
Sybil McKillop has had to extend her leave in UK for some extra eye appointments and other needs. Pray for everything to be covered without too long a delay.
OUR MISSIONARIES AND MINISTRY PARTNERS Much missionary work is routine and repetitive, but prayer support is still needed for our personnel in their regular ministries:-
Dave & Ruth Garrard (Dave is CAM’s Director) are in Canada until the end of October, spending time with their families and visiting friends and churches.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins, based at the Living Waters Centre, Lubumbashi, CONGO, work together in prison ministry, village church evangelism and media broadcasting. Ginny works 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.
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! Your prayers, interest and support are greatly appreciated by all our personnel.
Compiled by Lyn Ramsey
The next Newslink will be sent on Tuesday 9 October