CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 8 January 2019
‘Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances’ (1 Thess.5:17-18)
Here’s our latest news to help you praise and pray with us for the work of CAM International in Africa and in UK. We appreciate your prayer support.
Congo presidential elections: These took place on 30 December and the provisional results should have been announced last Sunday, 6 Jan. However, there was a delay, supposedly because the counting of votes was not finished. We’ve just heard that the results are expected on Friday and that there is great apprehension in Kinshasa, the capital. Tensions are high and people are bracing themselves for possible violent protests etc. Pray that there will be a just and peaceful transfer of power – something that has never happened since Independence in 1960!
CAM’s personnel who work in Lubumbashi, Congo, have returned home for the time being.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins are based in Fakenham (Norfolk) with Ginny’s mother. They had a good weekend in Wickford (Essex) and will be at Tydd Gote (Cambs) this coming weekend. Pray for them as they make contact with their supporters and try to plan ahead.
Lloyd & Sandy Rowlands are based in Adelaide, staying with Ted Evans, who pastors the Influencers Church which supports them. They are helping with their ‘Redemption Farm’ – feeding the horses and chickens, and Lloyd helping develop the orchard. They have also been able to get involved with hospital visitation. Pray for them in this new, temporary field of work.
Pray for all the Congolese colleagues at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, as they keep things running – daily admin, Lighthouse Primary School, TV/Radio broadcasts, etc.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop are busy with practical jobs at Nyangombe while the Bible School is quieter. They are currently in Solwezi trying to get the vehicles taxed and insured. Pray for favour with the officials. Please pray for children and young people from Nyangombe who are travelling to their boarding schools this week.
Daniel Habtey had an excellent time in Leeds last Sunday with the Eritrean Rhema Church, ministering to them with singing and preaching and also introducing his plans for the Joseph Leadership Course online. Afterwards he had a meeting with the leadership team. Praise God for this fruitful time. Daniel is planning now to work with Eritrean church leaders across Yorkshire, helping them with integration. Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance.
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva are taking their annual leave in Brazil. Rosaria asks for prayer for her brother-in-law Ronaldo, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer and had to have surgery yesterday. Please pray for him. Pray that the da Silvas will be able to complete all their medical tests and treatments this month. Over in Mozambique, two volunteers are doing the PEPE pre-school training run by the Baptists. Pray that they will want to help in the Chimoio pre-school when it reopens in February. Pray for the current pre-school teachers there who have started to register the new pupils.