CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 15 September 2020
‘I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer’ (Psalm 17:6)
With all our worries and uncertainties, we need to remember that God is the one who understands what is happening and He has the answers. So we can call on Him. Thank you for joining us in prayer this week for the work of CAM International. Here are our latest items for prayer:-
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins spent quite a lot of time last week with Brethren missionary friends who were visiting Lubumbashi from upcountry. On Sunday they participated in a Zoom meeting with a church in UK. Thank God for fruitful contacts with friends in Congo and back home in UK. This coming Sunday, they plan to drive to a Bike Evangelism church. Pray that their visit will be an encouragement to the new believers there. Reports from the prisons are not good, with food shortages and some prisoners dying. The most badly hit is the high security prison in Likasi. Pray for Carol & Ginny as they look into ways of helping.
Lloyd Rowlands now has definite flights booked to return to Australia, leaving Lubumbashi on 23 October and, after a rather roundabout route, arriving in Sydney on 26 Oct, where he will have to quarantine for 14 days before flying to Adelaide. Praise God, a way home has been found at last! In the meantime, he has a week’s ministry arranged in a village called Lukafu, about 125 miles NE of Lubumbashi. He will be teaching at a seminar for pastors and elders. He leaves tomorrow morning and returns next Tuesday. Thank God for this opportunity. Pray for Lloyd as he speaks, that his teaching will be a blessing to these church leaders.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop are now holding ‘family meetings’ on two evenings a week at Nyangombe, when they discuss issues, teach, and give helpful advice to young people living in the local area. Pray that these sessions will have a real impact on the youth who attend. Meetings are planned this week to arrange Bible School teaching from the end of September, when schools are permitted to reopen. Praise God for this move forward! Pray for wisdom as the programme is made. Another meeting will take place tomorrow to discuss how to raise standards in the school attached to the Nyangombe Christian Training Centre. Educational standards have plummeted in recent years. Pray for wisdom and direction as to what could be done to help this school.
Sam Livingston flew to Ndola (Zambia) last week, but was unable to get on the hoped-for flights to India. However, he now has flights booked for this Friday, from Lusaka to India, via Dubai. Pray that his journey goes ahead as planned and that he keeps safe in India, where the number of coronavirus cases is high. Meanwhile, in Ndola, Sam has been working hard, with lots of ministry opportunities arranged by Ziso Moyo. He had a wonderful four days over the weekend ministering at Oasis City Church in Ndola. Praise God for this great opportunity for Sam while he waits in Ndola.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are still waiting for their official letters to arrive, necessary for them to get their residence visas renewed. After 30 September, they will have to pay daily fines if they don’t have this sorted out. Pray that the documents will arrive soon. The da Silvas have been in contact with the local authorities to identify vulnerable elderly people that they will help on a monthly basis with baskets of food. 18 blind or disabled people will be helped, starting this week. Pray for wisdom as all the practical details of this project are worked out.
Daniel Habtey tells us that a lady in Virginia, USA, a mother of three children, has accepted Christ into her life as a result of the Joseph Leadership Academy online. Praise God! Pray for her to be rooted in the Word of God and built up in her faith.
Thank you so much for your prayers, which are a great encouragement to our workers.