A time to mourn
The CMS community are grieving the death of Rev Jane Shaw, former mission partner in Pakistan and CMS trustee; she was an ever-faithful member of our family and will be greatly missed.
Give thanks for the CMS board of trustee meeting that took place this week and for all the women and men who serve in this way. CMS will soon be looking for new trustees to join the board; pray for this process.
As World Refugee Week draws to a close, may we not forget those who have been forced to flee their own countries to escape violence and persecution. Pray that they will know God’s comfort and pray for CMS people in mission working among refugee communities across the world; this includes mission partners and local partners.
Latin America mission conference
As CMS’s Latin America forum continues to work on the preparations for the Adelante conference (30 September-1 October), pray for all of the plans to come together, for the organisation of the logistics of this hybrid event and for all those participating to be inspired to join in God’s mission at the edges.
Pray for Ecuador which has been rocked by more than a week of protests led by indigenous groups demanding fuel price reductions and an increase in education spending. Protests began with road blockades across the country and at times have turned violent. Some basic supplies are beginning to run very low. Please pray for dialogue, […]
Sri Lanka crisis
Continue to pray for Sri Lanka. The country’s economic crisis has caused sky high inflation and months of shortages of food, fuel, and electricity. Pray for international intervention, for the government to take the right action and for the vulnerable people that are hit the hardest.
More than 1,000 people were killed in a recent earthquake. Pray for the rescue and relief work, for the people who have lost loved ones and for the general logistics of water and food to reach the survivors.
“We just wanted to send a prayer request for Gambella,” write mission partners Chris and Suzy Wilson in Ethiopia. “On Tuesday last week a group of rebels came into the town and attacked with the aim to take over the town and regional government. It was unsuccessful but there were hours of gunfire and many […]
Ukraine: fire in flat
Mission partner Alison Giblett’s flat in Kyiv has been severely damaged in a fire caused by an electrical short in the building. There has been much destruction to the structure and contents of the apartment. Alison and some friends have been trying to clean and salvage what they can but the fumes have made them […]
South Sudan: food insecurity
The World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that, due to a lack of funds, it is reducing its food assistance in South Sudan, where 60 per cent of the population face severe food insecurity during the lean season, fuelled by continuing conflict, severe flooding, localised drought and soaring food prices. This means that 1.7 […]
Pioneer training: open days
A taster day is taking place at the Northern Mission Centre this Saturday and there is an open day for Pioneer Mission Leadership Training in Oxford on Tuesday. Please pray for those considering this training, that those God is calling would be prompted to apply.
Latin America: AMARE gathering
Praise God for the successful AMARE (affiliated with Mothers’ Union) general assembly last week. Members of the women’s ministry from across the Province of South America met to approve a new Provincial team to take the association’s ministry forward. Please pray for Catherine Le Tissier handing over responsibilities and for the new team taking on […]