CAM INTERNATIONAL – NEWSLINK – 9 July 2019
‘Don’t be anxious… but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God’ (Phil 4:6)
Thank you for your prayer support. Here is some up-to-date news to help you pray for CAM International’s personnel and their work.
Gordon & Sybil McKillop are extremely busy with all that is going on at the Nyangombe Christian Training Centre at present: maintenance work; overseeing skills training (building expert Colin Breeze is visiting for 6 weeks); preparing for the August camps, with 1,000 people expected and grass shelters being made. Pray for them to have wisdom and strength to keep on top of the work. The locals are harvesting their food gardens and thieves are at work – 2 were caught at 4am today stealing Nyangombe workers’ crops. Pray for protection for these crops, so vital for feeding local families.
Sam Livingston has been back in Zambia for almost 2 weeks now following his leave. He enjoyed participating in the weekend Youth Camp immediately after he arrived in Nyangombe. He is looking forward to further camps coming up later this month. He asks for prayer ‘that God will give me the strength and wisdom to reach young people with the Gospel.’
Wanderley & Rosaria da Silva were thankful that their Centre received its pass certificate from the Health Department last week. Praise God! They are still waiting to hear back from Maputo about the official registration. Pray that this will be soon. Yesterday they launched a cookery course, with 9 women and one man. Pray that this will go well. The da Silvas heard recently that the tenants renting their apartment in Brazil will be leaving at the end of July. The rent received helps support their work, so please pray that they will find new tenants soon.
Daniel Habtey is currently in Turkey where he is visiting Ethiopian/Eritrean churches, thanks to a kind friend who has covered the costs – praise God! He has wanted to do this for a long time, as some of the people there were with him in Sudan nearly 20 years ago. Pray for Daniel’s ministry to be a blessing and encouragement to these displaced people.
Dave Garrard crossed the border from Congo back into Zambia last Tuesday, helped by a friend, took a taxi to Chingola and drove to Ndola, arriving by 4pm. Ruth was happy to have him back after one month apart (although she has kept busy and Nicki Moyo and the 3 children in the main CAM house have included her in many activities). On Sunday, Dave and Ruth went to a new plant of Ziso Moyo’s Oasis church group in Luanshya – about 95 people in a small classroom, very keen and planning to buy a plot of land for a church building. Thank God for the Oasis work of evangelism and church planting under Ziso’s supervision. Pray for divine wisdom and guidance and for godly leaders. On Friday, Dave plans to leave early for Lusaka and will fly out at midday to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) where he will minister at a weekend conference and return to Ndola by Tuesday evening. Pray for Dave as he teaches church leaders. Pray for his journeys, especially next Tuesday as some of his driving will be after nightfall.
Carol Seymour and Ginny Perkins have enjoyed a lovely week’s break in Skipton, Yorkshire. Tomorrow (Weds), they will travel back down to Fakenham via Nottingham, where they will visit some friends, including Beatrice Hockley, a former CAM missionary. On Sunday they will be at Tydd Gote Church. Pray for them as they minister and make plans to return to Congo, hopefully, within the next few weeks.
Lloyd Rowlands arrived in Adelaide, Australia, last Wednesday, with all his baggage intact, and has been recovering from his tiredness and jet lag. It’s good for him and Sandy to be together again. Lloyd is enjoying getting back into his local church life and ministry. He will be looking for work for a few months before he returns to Congo for another short period. Pray for him to find suitable employment quickly.
Thank you so much for all your prayers, which encourage and bless our workers.