CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 19 November 2019
‘Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful’ (Colossians 4:2)
Thank you for joining us in prayer for the work of CAM International. Here are some items for prayer and praise.
We can see on Facebook that Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins visited the Boma prison in Likasi on Sunday. They seemed to be having a lively time as Ginny taught a new song! Thank God for the opportunity to encourage these prisoners with another visit. Pray for them to know God’s guidance and strength in all their ministry this week in Lubumbashi.
Gordon McKillop reports that the large new building now has its smart roof safely on. Thank God! 50% of the fertiliser and seed ordered for local farmers has recently arrived. Pray for the rest of the consignment to arrive soon, as delayed planting will lead to a poorer harvest. As the people prepare their food gardens and cattle herders tramp through the bush, snakes are a major concern. Pray for safety. Sybil is involved with the medical side of the work. The local hospital at Mwinilunga is struggling to get basic supplies during the present economic crisis. Pray for them to find a solution. Pray for Sybil’s work with the feeding programme for malnourished children.
Sam Livingston has passed his Zambian driving test and has his driving license. Praise God! He has had a great week, with visitor Sarah Maltby helping him in the primary school and youth work. Sarah has been ‘sharing the Gospel and encouraging people involved in many ministries’. Thank God for her input. On Saturday, they will be involved in a one-day Children’s Camp at Mwinilunga, near Nyangombe, where there is a newly-planted church. Pray for Sam and Sarah as they participate; pray for the children to have open hearts as they hear the Good News about Jesus. Pray for the students finishing the Computer course that Sam has taught. Pray that they will do well in their tests tomorrow.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva enjoyed the ‘beautiful celebration and blessing’ on Saturday, when the New Hope pre-school closed with a party and ‘graduation’ of the 5-year-olds. Praise God for another great year of classes for these young children and for all the spiritual teaching given. On Thursday, the da Silvas will leave for their break in USA, where they will stay with their daughter Thaisa. Pray for their journey and for their time there to be a blessing. In Chimoio, while the da Silvas are away, the other pre-school teachers will continue registering pupils for the new school year starting in Feb 2020. Pray for God to guide them.
Lwamba news. CAM Administrator Kym Delport keeps in touch with the work of Lwamba Hospital in Congo. She heard that senior Dr Josue has been accepted for a Masters course in Epidemiology in Kinshasa for a year. He starts his studies today, 19 November. Thank God for Dr Josue’s successful application. Pray for him and for his wife and 4 children, currently in Kamina. Pray for Dr Clody and Dr Gloire who will take on more responsibilities at Lwamba, and for a new trainee doctor to be found soon.
CAM Trustees meeting. This is next Tuesday, 26 November, in Nottingham. Pray for God to guide the trustees as they look at current issues and future possibilities for the Mission.
Thank you so much for your prayers, which encourage and bless our workers.