Asia: theological training
Please give thanks for a successful course writers’ workshop held in Central Asia that one of our mission partners in South Asia attended. It was a very successful time of meeting up, networking and learning from each other, and participants were able to make progress with their courses. Pray that this workshop would bless both […]
Asia Prayer and Aware
On Sunday, the annual Asia Prayer and Aware conference organised by the CMS Asia Forum takes place in Leicester. Pray that those attending will be encouraged, inspired and challenged as they participate in and pray for God’s mission in Asia.
Uganda: returning to Potter’s Village
Mission partner Nicci Maxwell has returned to Kisoro this week after being on home leave in the UK. As she returns to a department with great needs, pray for wisdom for Nicci not to take on too much too soon, and for the courage to say no when necessary. One of Nicci’s key colleagues at […]
Uganda: trauma healing
Local partner Sam Malish writes that trauma healing training has taken place in several locations recently, and that many young people have been reached with Bible stories about forgiveness. In addition, 22 new trauma healing groups have been started. Praise God for these encouraging developments, and pray for God to multiply the impact of this […]
A large migrant caravan has set off from the south of Mexico towards the US border, timed to coincide with a meeting of leaders from the Americas focusing on the issue. Pray for all those migrants escaping poverty and violence and for wise decisions to be made by the leaders who are meeting.
Madagascar: discipleship training
Local partner Florent Lahitody asks for prayer for the remaining discipleship training sessions this year, for strength and commitment for the participants and group leaders. Please also pray for God’s full healing for Florent, who has struggled with his health over the past few months.
Brazil: flooding and landslides
Please continue to pray for the Recife and Olinda areas of northeastern Brazil which have been hit by widespread flooding and landslides. Over 100 people have been killed and more than 6,000 have had to leave their homes and stay in shelters. Please pray for all those affected and those responding with help including the […]
CMS’s regional manager for Asia is currently travelling to visit people in mission and partner organisations. Please pray for safety as he travels, for productive and enjoyable times with people in mission and for protection from illness.
Rising death toll in Brazil floods
To date, officially, 106 people have died, 10 are still missing under the mud and more than 6,000 have had to leave their homes and are in shelters.
“We’ve never seen such heavy rain” – floods kill 84 in Brazil
From Rosie and Stu Bayford in Olinda, Brazil: We have never seen such heavy rain and the flooding has been devastating here in Olinda. Our church, O Farol, works closely with a community called V8 which is situated just next to the canal so has been almost wiped out. The majority of these families have […]
Floods in India and Bangladesh
There has been severe flooding in Bangladesh and in India in the last week. Please pray for the millions affected.
Thousands displaced in DR Congo ‘urgently need food’
More than 80,000 people displaced by clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are in urgent need of food, the UN says, according to a BBC report. Fighting between the government and M23 rebels intensified earlier in the week and has come within 20km of Goma, the provincial capital. Please pray for protection and provision for all affected.