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CAM INTERNATIONAL   –   NEWSLINK   –  21 July 2020

‘Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you (Jeremiah 29:12)

We all have difficult situations in our lives which prompt us to ‘call on God’ for help. We also enjoy many blessings, for which we bring our thanksgiving and praise. Here are some up-to-date prayer points from our CAM personnel:

Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins had quite a challenge last Thursday when doing the TV/Radio recordings with the team. Strong winds threatened to blow away the new curtain backdrop to their garden studio, while showering all the participants with leaves! Thank God, they managed to complete the recordings. Pastor Mwambay, who had been out of action for 2 months since his diabetic coma, was now well and back in the team, delivering one of the Bible messages. Praise God! Pray for him to keep in good health. Coronavirus cases are on the increase in Congo, but exact numbers are unknown due to the lack of reliable testing equipment. However, the general hope is that certain lockdown restrictions will be lifted soon. Many are on the breadline and in desperate need. Carol and Ginny meet people each day with harrowing stories to tell. Pray for wisdom in knowing how to show God’s love in practical ways. Pray for the pandemic plague to be held back.

Lloyd Rowlands is waiting for his passport back from Kinshasa and for flights to restart so he can return to Australia, where his wife Sandy awaits him in Adelaide. Pray that this may be soon.

Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are concerned about the situation in Mozambique, where coronavirus cases are increasing daily. Now they hear of many armed attacks by insurgents in the northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, with some also in their own province of Manica. This has led to terror, with people fleeing their homes. There have also been attacks on cars on the roads. Pray that these troubles will not escalate and that peace may return to the nation.

Daniel Habtey reports that his 5th online Leadership Academy course will finish this week, with the ‘virtual graduation’ taking place in 2 weeks. Praise God for those who have reached this milestone. Pray that the online graduation will be a great encouragement to them and that they will know God’s calling for their lives and ministry. Daniel says that he is extremely busy and would appreciate prayer that he will be able to focus and prioritize what he needs to do at this time.

Director Dave Garrard (in Preston) is hoping to finish his Zoom teaching course on ‘Revelation’ within the next couple of weeks. He is currently on the ‘Millennium’ in chapter 20 – the most controversial part of this book – and is anticipating a lot of questions! Pray for him and for his 30 or so students in Congo, that they may be inspired and encouraged by all that they have learnt.

ON LEAVE

Gordon & Sybil McKillop (on leave in UK) have requested tickets for flights to Zambia on 6 August, flying out from Manchester. Sam Livingston (also in UK) would like to book on the same flights, but needs approval from Immigration re his UK visa (that expired during the lockdown, when he was unable to leave the country). Pray that this may be arranged.  Two matters for praise: (1) Irene Kafweta at Nyangombe is improving steadily, with physio helping her get back to walking and using her arm and hand; (2) A team of Nyangombe men travelled 30 miles to vaccinate 250 cattle last weekend. Praise God for these leaders taking the initiative to complete the job.

Thank you so much for your prayers, which are a great encouragement to our workers.