CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 1 October 2019
‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us’ (1 John 5:14)
Thank you for your interest and prayer support. Here is some up-to-date news to help you pray for CAM International’s personnel and their work.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins met Kym Delport (see below) at Lubumbashi airport last Sunday, with all her luggage intact, made sure she had basic provisions in the house where she’s staying and an evening meal. Today a visit to Kipushi Prison was planned. When they visited one month ago, they had found ‘horrendous’ needs, with many malnourished prisoners. They will have taken food supplies today. Pray that the weak and suffering may be strengthened and restored to health. This coming Sunday (6th), 30 prisoners are hoping to be baptised at Buluo high-security prison in Likasi. Carol and Ginny are very busy with preparations – looking for coloured card for the baptismal certificates, Bibles in the required languages for the candidates and suitable food for the malnourished. Apparently, ‘the time taken to get some of the stuff is unbelievable!’ Pray that everything needed may be found in good time. Pray for God’s blessing on the baptismal service on Sunday – for Carol and Ginny as they minister, for the ones being baptised, and for those watching.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop have had the first rains at Nyangombe, with some bad storms. One of their local ladies, a tailoring teacher, recently lost a 10-year-old child through a lightning strike. Pray for her as she grieves. Pray for safety for the trainee carpenters as they travel tomorrow to a village to put a roof on a church. The next short-term Bible School starts tonight. Pray that the teachers (mostly Nyangombe leaders, including Gordon) will communicate God’s Word well and in a relevant way, and that the church leaders attending will gain a deeper understanding of the faith.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva mention that it is election year in Mozambique – general election coming up on 15 October – and that there have been some acts of violence between the two main parties in some provinces. Pray for peace and stability for the country. They have two prayer requests relating to their work in Chimoio: (1) Immigration reforms are making it more complicated for missionaries to remain in Mozambique. Pray for a way through the visa problems they face.
(2) They are waiting for a signed letter from the Ministry of Justice in order to continue with the registration of Centro Baruk (Vocational Centre). Pray for this to be received soon and for all the formalities to be completed, so that the Centre is officially recognised by the government.
Kym Delport (CAM’s Administrator) arrived in Lubumbashi, DR Congo, on Sunday after a very good trip. Tomorrow she and Kazadi (senior worker at the Living Waters Centre) will be flying to Lwamba for one week. The main purpose of Kym’s visit is to carry out an audit in Lubumbashi and Lwamba. Pray for her time in Congo to be fruitful and an encouragement to all those she meets.
Dave Garrard (CAM’s Director) & Ruth are halfway through their two months in Canada, based in Abbotsford, near Vancouver, where they were married 52 years ago, and where their son Greg lives with his wife Theresa and son Steven. They recently spent some time in Vernon, where Ruth’s sister lives, and had a missionary meeting there. They left there for Abbotsford only one day before snow fell on the high mountain passes they had just crossed. (Snow tyres are mandatory in Canada from 1 Oct.) Dave is working on a Bible school course for Africa on the book of Revelation. Pray for his work; pray for them both in their remaining time in Canada; for God-given opportunities and contacts.
Thank you so much for your prayers, which encourage and bless our workers.