UK

Give thanks for the CMS People in Mission conference last week at All Nations Christian College. It was the first such in-person gathering for people in mission since the start of the pandemic and it was so good to be together.

Ukraine

Our people in mission, Alison, Valery and Anya, are back in the Kyiv region and ask for prayers for safety as there are ongoing concerns about airstrikes and living with the tension is difficult. Next week the church Valery leads will be hosting a camp for children in a nearby village. Pray that this will […]

Lebanon

Pray for local partners Emil and Reem Bourizk, who started the Good Shepherd school for Syrian refugee children. More than 300 children are receiving education at the school now. Pray for them and the teachers and that Lebanon will emerge soon from immense economic and political instability.

Guatemala

Mission partners Mark and Rosalie Balfour fly back to Guatemala this morning – about 24 hours of travel. They ask for prayer for “re-entry into life in Guatemala and – above all else – that we keep ears, eyes and hearts open to Jesus and the prompting of the Holy Spirit through our travel and […]

Brazil

Please keep praying for families and communities affected by widespread flooding in Brazil. Evaldo Rodrigues, who has been helping provide relief in Olinda and Recife writes: “Floods caused more than 130 deaths, approximately 80,000 needed to leave their houses and go to shelters and over 10,000 lost their houses because of the floods in the […]

Asia

Many of our local partner organisations in Asia would welcome mission partners who feel called to serve alongside them at the edges, yet recruitment for people in mission for Asia continues to be a challenge. Please pray for this. And pray for our colleagues in Asia-CMS as they prepare to celebrate their 10th anniversary as […]

Africa

Give thanks for new mission partners who will begin training with CMS this autumn before heading to Africa: Aaron Stanbury will be working with young people in Kenya and Sarah and Simon Cawdell will serve in Gulu, northern Uganda.

South Sudan and Sudan: political unrest

Local partner Joseph Noel has just returned from Sudan to his base in South Sudan. He shares that the political unrest in Sudan is intense and asks for prayer to see God’s hand and intervention in the situation. For South Sudan, please pray for wisdom for Joseph and others as they work together to build […]

South Asia: study camp

Do pray for mission partner F in South Asia and for the organisation that she works with as they have a study camp in the mountains from 25 to 31 July. Pray for both the teachers and the students; for the logistics in getting there, for teachers to be ready to teach and for students […]

Paraguay: rain

July and August are the months when the Paraguayan Chaco receives the least rain. Mission partner Tim Curtis reports that water tanks and cisterns are running dry, although he continues to share what he has at the Rio Verde centre with those who come in search of water. Please pray for more rain and for […]

Nepal: connections and development

Give thanks for mission partners Andrea and Andrew Young’s recent trip to Okhaldhunga to connect with people working at the hospital in this hill town. Continue also to pray as they develop their prayer space, offering weekly Bible studies, prayer breakfasts and counselling sessions. In addition, do pray for Andrea as she might have the possibility of […]

Middle East: Bible translation

Mission partners J and R give thanks for progress with Bible translation projects. They ask for prayer for the checking and community testing of two Bible translations; that these processes will reveal any places where the translations are unclear. Please also pray for the main translator, D, to find good treatment for a kidney stone […]