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 have been back in Congo for ten days. They described their return as ‘back to the land of erratic power, lots of dust and very high temperatures!’ The heat and humidity at the end of the long dry season make life very tiring. Pray for them and also Lloyd (see below) as they work in these conditions. On Sunday, Carol and Ginny visited the high security prison in Likasi, taking food supplies. Praise God, they had ‘a brilliant time, with an excellent response to the Word.’ They are planning to visit a Bike Evangelism village church on Sunday. Pray that their ministry will challenge and encourage the people they meet.
Lloyd Rowlands returned to Lubumbashi from Kolwezi on Monday. He had travelled by motorbike to take a week’s workshop on Development. Numbers were a bit disappointing compared to last year, but the teaching went well and there was more time for individual questions. Thank God for this opportunity and pray that those who attended the workshop will start to apply what they have learnt. Monga Ngoy, a Congolese pastor working in Belgium, flew out to Lubumbashi, stayed a night at the Centre and is travelling to Kamina today to spend three weeks lecturing at the Bible College he set up there. Pray for God’s blessing on his time in Congo.
Gordon McKillop, accompanied by Sam Livingston, had a successful time last week, overseeing the lifting and transporting of loaded containers in the Nyangombe area. Thank God for the work safely accomplished. This week the Bible School for senior leaders continues. Pray for God’s anointing on the teaching and for the leaders to be built up in their faith and expectations of what God can do through them.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva have two prayer requests this week. (1) For the pre-school where Rosaria teaches, as they are now in the final few weeks of the school year and preparing for the closing party, etc. Pray for God’s blessing on each of the 44 children, and their families too. (2) At the Vocational Centre they are putting on part two of the sewing course, for the same group as before, as the first teacher was a disappointment and there were some complaints. Pray for the new volunteer who will take these lessons and for the course to be a success and a blessing to the students.
Sandy Rowlands is in Australia, just back in Adelaide after visiting her sister in Tasmania. She will be starting to prepare for her return to Congo in 2 weeks, on 23 October. Pray for her.
Sybil McKillop has had to extend her leave in UK for some extra eye appointments and other needs. Thank God things seem to be moving. Pray for His peace and blessing for Sybil.
Thank You! Your prayers, interest and support are greatly appreciated by all our personnel.