CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 24 September 2019
‘The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective’ (James 5:16)
Thank you for joining with us in prayer for the work of CAM International. Here are some points for praise and prayer:-
(Sorry for the two weeks without updates. We – Andrew & Lyn Ramsey – have been on holiday in the wilds of NW Scotland, mainly the Outer Hebrides. We had a wonderful time in the most beautiful surroundings, but are now back in Preston, busy catching up at the CAM office!)
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins were in Likasi on Sunday, visiting the two prisons there. At the high-security prison, plans are underway for a baptismal service to be held in 2 weeks. Praise God for the prisoners who have experienced new life through Jesus and who want to be baptised. Pray for all the preparations for this exciting event. At the Boma prison, the meeting was held in the lovely new shelter that was put up during Carol and Ginny’s absence, thanks to their supporters’ help with funds. There was a wonderful time of worship and they saw many prisoners come to faith in Christ – praise God! They had taken food supplies, but there was no water to cook the meal! So they arranged for water to be purchased for this and other needs in the prison. Thank God for the practical help they were able to give; pray that conditions will improve in the prison.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop keep very busy at Nyangombe with visitors and teaching. Last week’s training course for 30 evangelists went really well and they are now preparing for a church leaders’ Bible School. Pray for God’s blessing on teachers and students alike. Back in 2005, the Hydro-Electric project was launched at Kalene, later providing electricity for the hospital and local villages. Last week Nyangombe hosted meetings to discuss the future of the Hydro. Sybil arranged meals each day for 16 people. They are thrilled with the very positive outcome of the talks, ensuring that the Hydro becomes a local initiative that helps drive mission-related projects. Praise God! Pray for the outworking of these decisions in practice.
Sam Livingston was able to have a short time away from Nyangombe. He was in Ndola for a few days last week and had a great time working with Ziso and Nicki Moyo in their main Oasis church there, doing youth and children’s work. They had 450 attending a Bible club. Praise God! Pray for lasting blessings from Sam’s ministry. He is planning to start a ‘Connect Group’ for teenagers at Nyangombe, helping them find their identity in God and in society. Pray that Sam will find the right people to help him with this ministry. This week courses in Computing are due to start. Teachers from local villages are eager to take this course, as it is on the school curriculum. Pray for Sam’s involvement in this teaching, so vital for today’s world.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are still helping people affected by Cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique 6 months ago, thanks to the generous response of our supporters to CAM’s appeal. Last weekend, they travelled to Dondo, in a nearby province, and visited several families who need help with rebuilding their homes. Pray that difficulties may be overcome in bringing in the necessary materials. At the Baruk (Blessing) Vocational Centre, a Computing (IT) course is running. Pray that the students will learn well and benefit from the training. At last things are moving with regard to registering their Association with the government – documents have been sent from Maputo (the capital) to Chimoio for signing by local officials. Praise God! Pray that everything will go smoothly.
Daniel Habtey spent last weekend in Birmingham, visiting two Eritrean churches and taking part in two live interviews – a very busy but fruitful time. Pray that what he shared will remain with people and help them in their Christian service. Daniel is now planning to start his next online training course for Eritreans in November, plus a level 2 course for those who graduated in August. Pray for the recruitment of students, that those who apply will be those who will really benefit from the work.
Thank you so much for all your prayers, which encourage and bless our workers.