Madagascar: CMS-Africa courses

We give thanks, with Bishop Samitiana, for the completed translation of the Financial Freedom for Families (F4) manual that will be used to train people in the principles of biblical stewardship and simple budgeting. Please pray for the Discover, Develop, Deploy (3D) manual that is now undergoing correcting/editing. Pray, too, for facilitators Jeff Mulanga and […]

Ethiopia: training church leaders

Chris and Suzy Wilson share that Chris has recently been able to make teaching trips to two different refugee camps, providing a weekend training course for about 50 church leaders from 25 different churches. Praise God for this opportunity and that the training was well received by the churches. Please pray God’s blessing on these […]

DR Congo: one year

It is now one year since mission partner Martin Gordon was consecrated as Bishop of Goma. Praise God that he has been using Martin in reconciliation and peacemaking across people groups. Martin writes, “Throughout all of the highs and lows of ministry and the worsening security situation coupled with increasing humanitarian crisis we have continued […]

DR Congo roundtable: give thanks

Thank you for praying for the roundtable in DRC that took place on Tuesday, focused on women and youth making disciples in conflict areas. CMS manager in Africa Joan Busolo gives thanks for the connections made and the birthing of friendships among different organisations and the realisation that they have shared visions. Joan is also […]

South Sudan/Uganda: trauma healing

Pray for the children’s workers who have been taking part in a walking-with-wounded-children trauma healing workshop this week, led by local partner Sam Malish and the team in Bidibidi 2 Refugee Camp. Pray they will be able to effectively take and use the training to help children find peace and hope for the future. Pray […]

South Africa: empowering theology teachers

Join Caroline and Dick Seed giving thanks for a new course they have been developing: “We are thrilled to inform you that the online Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Theological Education has been accredited by the South African government agency. This has come through much quicker than we could have hoped for. There are still a […]

Madagascar: CMS-Africa training the trainers

Ialy Tongasoa, CMS-Africa’s country coordinator in Madagascar, asks prayer for a “training of trainers” event taking place from 13 May, led by local partner Jeff Sikabwe, to enable others to deliver CMS-Africa’s training and empowerment programmes. Pray for participants and also that people will stay healthy – the cold season always comes with flu, he says. 

DR Congo: ongoing discussions

On Tuesday 7 May a roundtable discussion will bring together a number of people involved in making disciples in contexts affected by conflict to consider “The Role of Women and Youth in Implementing Wholistic Discipleship Programmes in eastern DRC”. This gathering will create space to share case studies on the pivotal role played by women […]

Kenya: flooding

East Africa continues to be affected by flooding, and this week Kenya has been badly hit. Local partner Rachel Karanja shared that her home village was affected by a nearby dam bursting. She sent this prayer request: “Pray for our friends affected by flooding in Mai Mahiu after a dam burst and swept everything downstream. […]

Burundi: flood recovery

We continue to pray for the people of Burundi trying to recover from devastating flooding, with thousands of people affected. Please pray for a robust government and international aid response. On the world stage, Burundi is often seemingly forgotten “but the church here is crying out to God not to forget the people in this […]

Africa: CMS-Africa communications

Our network partners CMS-Africa are searching for a new communications officer. Please pray for God to provide a skilled person for this important role.

DR Congo

Martin Gordon, bishop of Goma and a CMS mission partner, asks for prayer for: a renewed commitment among political authorities to finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict in eastern Congo, for aid to reach the seven million internally displaced people in the east of DRC and for pastors in the IDP camps […]