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.
Lloyd Rowlands has been at a church leaders’ conference in Kalemie since last Thursday, ministering with Superintendent Pastor Betavie. He expected to be away from Lubumbashi for about a week. Pray for the remaining sessions and for the teaching to make a great impact and bless all the churches represented, as their leaders return.
Gordon McKillop is involved with various groups coming to Nyangombe’s Training Centre for teaching and encouragement: Pray for him as he, and other leaders, minister to about 30 local-area evangelists, and then, next week, conduct a church leaders’ Bible School.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have been going through a hard time recently. We asked for prayer for Rosaria, who was admitted to hospital last Weds in Chimoio with asthma and bronchitis. On Sunday, Wanderley reported that she was back home and feeling better, but needed a week of bed rest to recuperate. They are very grateful for all the prayers. Pray for Rosaria’s complete recovery. Thank God for their friend and work colleague Tania Buffi, who has been overseeing the pre-school in Rosaria’s absence.
Bahati Masuka, a new ministry partner, has sent news of his recent trip to Tanzania, when he spent two weeks in Dar es Salaam. First, he managed to resolve a tooth problem and get treatment at a fraction of the UK cost. Thank God! He had several meetings with senior church leaders to discuss plans for opening a Leadership Academy in the near future. A friend is preparing a full report of all that is needed. Pray that God will overrule in every detail and help with the raising of the necessary funds to make this vision become a reality.
Sandy Rowlands is in Adelaide, Australia until 23 October. She has completed all her medical appointments and is in good health. Praise God! She is enjoying ministering in her church’s seniors’ group and leading meetings. Pray for God to bless her and make her a blessing.
Sybil McKillop has had to extend her leave in UK for some extra eye appointments and other needs. Pray that everything will work out well for her.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins enjoyed the last Sunday of their UK break with their friends in Wickford. Now they are “preparing for take-off” (Carol’s words!) on Thursday 27th, flying with Ethiopian Airlines and arriving in Lubumbashi on Friday. Pray for a good journey, for their baggage to be kept safe and for God’s blessing as they settle back into their ministry in Congo.
Dave & Ruth Garrard are with Ruth’s sister in Vernon, Canada. Dave’s meeting went well last Weds with the seniors’ group in the local Pentecostal church. Thank God for restoring Dave’s health and blessing his ministry. Tomorrow (Weds) they will drive (5 hours) back to Abbotsford, near Vancouver, on the SW coast, where they have their base with son Greg and family.Pray for a good journey.
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 2 October