Uganda: trauma healing
Local partner Sam Malish asks for prayer for trauma healing currently taking place in Bidibidi Refugee Camp Two. Pray for families that are hurting to find healing, and for refugees’ practical needs to be met as their rations are reduced yet again.
South Sudan: conflict resolution
Local partners Paul and Regina Lueth ask for prayer for peace between Dinka Twic and Dinka Ngok communities. Pray for the Dinka Twic and Dinka Ngok to work together towards peace. Pray, too, for training for trauma healing in Twic, scheduled for the first week of December.
South Sudan: food insecurity
Please pray for the Bahr el Ghazal region, where flooding has caused crops to fail and caused severe food insecurity. Pray for God to have mercy on the innocent people living in the most affected areas of Twic, Aweil and Abyei.
At least 136 cases and 53 deaths have been confirmed since Ebola was detected in Uganda in mid-September. Pray for the many who have lost loved ones to the disease, and for the outbreak to be contained.
Uganda: Financial Freedom for Families graduations
Local partner Judith Murungi writes that 24 people are graduating from the Financial Freedom for Families stewardship course this week, and another 20 will be graduating next weekend. Praise God for the impact of this course on those who are graduating now as well as all those who have gone before, and pray for the […]
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, […]
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 […]
Uganda: health training
Mission partners Tom and Verity Clare in Uganda ask for prayer for a “training of trainers” event being held next week on the subject of life skills and reproductive health: “Sexual and reproductive health is an area for young people that can be prone to slip through the cracks here, with parents, schools and church […]
DR Congo: church leaders’ meeting
CMS-Africa is planning an interdenominational meeting this December to bring together church leaders from different church traditions in eastern DRC. Pray for God’s wisdom for those planning the event, for the logistics of gathering this group and, not least, unity in Jesus as they spend time together.
A listening year
Church Mission Society has bold mission plans, but we dare not launch them without first listening to Jesus, to each other and to voices from the edges.