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 left UK yesterday to return to Lubumbashi and should have arrived by 1.30pm today. He is very thankful for the folk and churches he managed to visit during his stay in England, for their prayers and support. Praise God for Lloyd’s fruitful break in UK. Pray for him as he settles back into his routine at the Living Waters Centre (with Sandy, his wife, still in Australia!).
Congo news. Kazadi and team returned safely from their supply trip to Lwamba Hospital. They distributed another 1,500 Bibles en route. Praise God! The good reputation of the hospital has led to it being filled to capacity. Pray for the doctors and nurses as they care for so many patients. Back in Lubumbashi, the Mission lorry went for repairs. Then, last weekend, Kazadi and Simon left on their final Bible distribution trip. Pray for safe travel and for those receiving Bibles to be blessed.
Gordon McKillop is looking after himself at Nyangombe while Sybil is in UK – pray for him! A Women’s Bible School is currently running at the Training Centre. Pray for God’s blessing. Irene Kafweta, wife of senior worker Charles, is in hospital with pneumonia. Pray for her.
Sam Livingston was thrilled last Sunday with the ‘Family Sunday’ at the local Nyangombe church, involving children and young people in the worship meeting. Praise God! Pray for Sam as he seeks to raise the profile of children in local assemblies and encourage children’s and youth work. Next week Sam will resume his work in the local school through the Good News Club. Pray for great opportunities for him this term and for great blessings for the children who attend.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are fully busy again in Chimoio. Rosaria is enjoying her work in the pre-school, which restarted last week. There is a problem, though – having to cook the children’s meals on a charcoal burner (a potential hazard with young children around), because there is still no proper stove in the kitchen building. They really need a fridge, freezer and other equipment too. Pray for God to provide for these needs. Wanderley has been supervising work on two sports fields to be used by the youth in the community as well as the pre-school. Pray for all the plans for this year’s courses in the Vocational Centre, and for suitable volunteers and teachers to be found.
Please pray for our personnel who are currently on leave:-
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins (in UK) stayed with trustee Maureen Lee in Norwich last weekend and had a very good time ministering in her church. They will be at the Wickford church on Wednesday. Pray for God’s blessing as they speak there.
Sandy Rowlands is in Adelaide (Australia) until October, seeing family and having specialist medical check-ups. Pray for God’s blessing on her time there and on sons Gareth and Michael.
Sybil McKillop is in UK for 3 weeks, based in Scotland, for essential eye tests and other appointments. She has been over to N Ireland to see son Bobby and family, now has just 1 week left before her return to Zambia on Weds 12 September. Pray for God’s blessing and help with all the final shopping, packing, etc.
Dave & Ruth Garrard flew to Vancouver, Canada, last Tuesday for two months, based in Abbotsford with son Greg and family. Please pray for Dave. As soon as they arrived, Dave became ill with fever and sickness. He took a malaria cure he had with him, but continued with nausea and dizziness and was out of action for their 51st wedding anniversary on Saturday. Dave has had blood tests, but malaria did not show up. Pray for the doctors to know what is wrong and for Dave to be fully well soon and able to enjoy their time with family and friends.
Daniel Habtey is back in Huddersfield after all his travels. During August he visited France, Uganda and Rwanda, met with church leaders and government officials, and saw God opening doors re future links, leadership training, etc. Praise God! Pray for clarity and wisdom for Daniel as he makes his plans. Daniel & Senayit’s elder daughter had very good GCSE results and has started college to do her A levels. Pray for her, her younger sister and her brother (who is just starting high school) to stay close to God and strong in faith.
Bahati Masuka, a new ministry partner, plans to go out to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, soon, to spend a month setting up his leadership training project and recruiting students ready for training early in 2019. Pray for God’s guidance and favour for Bahati as he embarks on this new project.
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:-
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 orchard, preaches in local churches and holds 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 11 September