CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 17 November 2020
‘I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer’ (Psalm 17:6)
During these uncertain times, what a blessing it is to know that God understands what is happening and that 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 points for prayer:-
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins asked us last week to pray about an important meeting to be held yesterday morning at the local Governor’s office. Thank God, the meeting did take place, (although 3 hours later than planned!). Apparently, it was a very positive meeting with a lady minister called Aziza Munana, who is in charge of families, young people and children. Two Congolese pastors accompanied Carol and Ginny, one of whom has prayed with this minister in the past. She received them very well and commented that she has been following their ‘Victory in Jesus’ TV programme for years! After listening to their explanation of the ongoing problems at the Lighthouse, she declared that she was committed to helping them – which could involve another minister who specializes in bringing such problems to a conclusion. But first, she wanted to visit the Lighthouse Project – possibly even today! Praise God for a very positive meeting. Pray for this Christian minister and her colleagues, that they will have wisdom and be able to resolve the issues.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop have been very concerned about the national shortage of drugs, which is causing a drain on the medicines they have at the Nyangombe clinic. However, praise God that they have been able to obtain sufficient insulin and rabies vaccines for their current patients. Keep praying that more medicines will be available for other hospitals. Sybil has just tested positive for malaria this morning and has started on treatment. Pray for her to recover quickly. Nyangombe leaders have been asked to take the evening meetings at a World Vision Seminar for youth. Praise God for this great opportunity to share the Gospel with local young people.
Sam Livingston arrived safely back in England last Friday after a good flight from India. He is spending his 14 days of quarantine in a house that was made available to him not far from Preston. Pray for him and Sarah Maltby as they make plans for their marriage and future life together during this very difficult and uncertain time.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva held a simple graduation for 22 children from their pre-school programme last Saturday. These are children whose parents wanted them to follow lessons at home during the lockdown. Government authorisation was granted and the ceremony was held, following Covid guidelines. So these children and their parents will have happy memories of the occasion to look back on. Praise God that the da Silvas and their colleagues were able to keep supplying lessons for these pupils and monitoring their work. Pray for God’s blessing on the children and their families.
Daniel Habtey mentions the very worrying escalating war in Northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, with Eritrea also being drawn in. Thousands of refugees have crossed the border into Sudan and, for those who remain, life is very difficult, with shortages of flour and water as well as the threat of violence, bombs and missiles. Daniel has organised a live event on Facebook for tomorrow (Weds), with prayer and fasting for the country. Let’s join our prayers to theirs: pray for a ceasefire and for negotiations to replace the fighting; pray for God’s will to reign over Tigray.
As CAM supports indigenous church planters in ETHIOPIA, we are obviously concerned for their safety at this time when the country is on the brink of another civil war. Pray for them to know God’s wisdom and peace at this time.
CAM’s Director Dave Garrard (in Preston) had another good teaching session by Zoom yesterday afternoon with the church leaders in Kolwezi, Congo. These pastors and elders had been thinking about various topics during the past week and had sent their questions to Dave before the next session to save time. This resulted in a very worthwhile hour of discussion. Thank God for this leadership training programme. Pray that the teaching will be applied well in the churches represented.
Thank you so much for your prayers, which are a great encouragement to our workers.