South Asia: healing and wisdom

A local partner in South Asia, asks for prayer for Mrs A Kaur who is suffering from cancer, for her son who is struggling with diabetes and for four-year-old D with a speech impairment and delayed growth. Our local partner would like prayer for healing for them and for wisdom as he and his wife […]

Ecuador: violence

Ecuador is currently experiencing an upsurge in violence in several provinces as the government battles gangs seeking control of drug trafficking routes. As a result, the province of Santo Domingo de las Tsachilas, where mission partner Sharon Wilcox lives, is currently under a state of emergency. Please pray for an end to the violence and […]

Bolivia: ongoing strike

Protests and a general strike continue in their third week Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as the regional government protests the delay of a national census which will determine how and where the country’s resources are used. There have been confrontations between national and regional government supporters and roads are blocked. Please pray for a peaceful resolution […]

Asia-CMS: retreat

Final preparations are underway for the Asia-CMS retreat at the end of November in Nepal. Please pray for the organisational details to come together, and for the CMS mission partners and Asia-CMS Local Partners who will be attending.

Africa: theological education

Caroline and Dick Seed, mission partners based in South Africa, work to support theological education across Africa and beyond. Next week Dick will be attending the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education conference – please pray for safe travels and fruitful connections and conversations.

COP27: creation care

Mission partner Joel Kelling is attending the COP27 conference in Egypt as part of the delegation from the Anglican Communion. He is supporting logistics and communications, and will be in the negotiating space presenting a policy paper, linking with other Christians and interfaith partners, and trying to support the voices of too often marginalised peoples, […]

UK: cost of living

This week the CMS staff team got together for our monthly all-staff day. In the morning we talked about the challenges the UK and the rest of the world are facing: anxiety, fear, instability, violence, polarisation, division, climate crisis. We pray for God’s mercy and for the grace to keep following Jesus, and to keep […]

Ukraine: overcoming darkness

We heard earlier in the week from CMS local partner and pastor Valery Alymov in Kyiv: “Today we were again subjected to heavy rocket attacks. In Kyiv, there is no electricity, communications, water… The Russians attacked our infrastructure. Pray for us. We really want to get ready for the coming winter.” Please continue to pray […]

Asia-CMS: turning ten

We congratulate and rejoice with the Asia-CMS team on their tenth anniversary, which was officially celebrated at the end of October. Give thanks for all God has done through Asia-CMS over the last decade and continue to pray as they serve together on the edges. As people in Asia cope with the aftermath of a […]

Brazil: election aftermath

Lula da Silva has won Brazil’s presidential election. Defeated current President Jair Bolsonaro has not yet directly conceded although he has said a transition of power will begin. Protests by his supporters have blocked roads, although he has now called for those blockades to be lifted. Please pray for a peaceful transition. CMS currently supports […]

Paraguay: indigenous voices

From our partners in Paraguay: “We give thanks for the Énxet pastors and church leaders from the Paraguayan Chaco who were able to take part in the indigenous [mission] congress [in October]…. We give thanks that we all got there and back safely….Give thanks for the spiritual refreshment received and fellowship with indigenous brothers and […]

Ethiopia: peace agreed

We are grateful for the news that a truce has been agreed between warring factions in Ethiopia. Both sides have agreed to halt the two-year violent conflict that has resulted in a major humanitarian crisis. “The agreement between the Ethiopian government and Tigrayan forces should allow aid deliveries to resume,” says the BBC. Based in […]