Egypt: Cairo church fire

Recently, a fire destroyed a church in Cairo, killing 41 worshippers including 18 children. Pray for the families who have lost loved ones, and for those grieving in the community and across the country. Church volunteer Nemat Beshay said, “We are all in God’s hands. Let’s have a pure heart and be kind to one […]

Horn of Africa “cannot wait” for food aid, says WFP

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is expanding assistance in the Horn of Africa as levels of hunger soar after back-to-back droughts and the threat of famine looms. Since the start of the year, nine million more people have slipped into severe food insecurity across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, leaving 22 million people struggling to […]

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Serving with her family in Ethiopia, Suzy Wilson finds a full stomach and a feeling of security leave her yearning...

Ethiopia: training for refugee students

Chris and Suzy Wilson write that as a result of continued conflict in the country, the leaders of the Anglican Church have deemed it unsafe for a group of Sudanese refugee students in Asossa to travel to Gambella for training. Instead, Chris will make a few visits to their refugee camp and deliver some training […]


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.

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 […]

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 […]

Aaron Stanbury, Kenya

Connecting with children and helping them with basic literacy, setting them on a path for an education that will help them out of poverty

Onesphore Ndayizigamiye

Representing CMS-Africa in Burundi, coordinate its activities, organising meetings and trainings, and advising on the placement of the people in mission and volunteers in Burundi.

Sarah and Simon Cawdell, Uganda

Coming alongside local Christians, helping them to grow in their faith, teaching theology to local leaders and building self-sufficiency.

South Sudan and Sudan: political unrest

Local partner Joseph Noel has just returned from Sudan to his base in South Sudan. He shares that the political unrest in Sudan is intense and asks for prayer to see God’s hand and intervention in the situation. For South Sudan, please pray for wisdom for Joseph and others as they work together to build […]

Madagascar: discipleship and health

Local partner Florent Lahitody asks for prayer for discipleship training in the Diocese of Toliara, for strength and commitment for new disciples as well as discipleship group leaders. Florent also asks for prayer for healing, as he has suffered with poor health over the past few months and this prevents him from travelling far and […]