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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Worldwide: returning to post
Several people in mission will be returning to the countries where they work in the next few days and weeks after visits to the UK to reconnect with families, churches and supporters. Please pray for safe journeys and for good and fruitful beginnings to their times back in service around the world.
UK: settling in
We give thanks with former mission partners in South East Asia, Katherine and Tony, that Tony has got a job and they have moved to their new location in Scotland. Pray that they settle in well and that Tony’s induction goes smoothly.
Uganda: South Sudanese refugees
We praise God with local partner Sam Malish for the children’s ministry taking place in refugee camps. Sam asks for prayer for plans to come together to expand this work into another refugee settlement, called Bidibidi. Please pray, too, for refugees’ food supply; rations have been limited to 70 per cent of the recommended amount for […]
Please continue to pray for all those participating in the Anglican Church’s Lambeth Conference, which beings Friday 29 July, including a number of CMS people in mission and strategic partners from Latin America, as well as bishops from partner churches in Africa, Asia and the rest of the world. May they all know God’s guidance […]
DR Congo: war
Bisoke Balikenga, local partner in Bunia, writes, “First of all, I thank God for his protection as he is hearing the prayers of people who are praying for us. We are so thankful to God. We are living here with war and the killing of people has become commonplace.” Please pray for God’s continued protection over […]