South Sudan: ongoing conflict

Local partners Paul and Regina Lueth ask for prayer for the conflict between Dinka Twic and Dinka Ngok over land disputes. After a few months of quiet, fighting started again recently and 16 people have lost their lives. Please pray for peace. 

Blogger and youth mentor Joseph Ola joins CMS Pioneer team

New lecturer strengthens African Diaspora MA route

DR Congo loss

Please pray for local partner Bisoke Balikenga, whose mother recently died. Pray that Bisoke will feel God’s comfort as he and his family grieve and continue to pray for his ministry of peacemaking and reconciliation, too. He is playing a major role in coordinating a big meeting with church leaders, which is planned for October […]

Kenya: mushroom farming

Local partner Rachel Karanja shares that she recently trained a group of young people in mushroom farming, giving them tools to create their own employment. Praise God for this equipping of young people. 

Tanzania: Financial Freedom for Families training

Local partner Paul Kibona asks for prayer for upcoming F4 (Financial Freedom for Families) training in Dar es Salaam. Pray for the trainers to connect and communicate clearly with participants, and for the participants to understand the teaching and prepare to apply it in their own lives. Pray for Paul as he shares about CMS-Africa programmes. 

Press play for peace

How an audio player loaded with Bible stories changed the life of Sadia after she fled the fighting in South Sudan

Food crisis tightens its grip on 19 ‘Hunger Hotspots’ as famine looms in the Horn of Africa – WFP

The World Food Programme today spotlit the Horn of Africa's food crisis in a report that warns of dire consequences for 19 countries where food insecurity is of the highest concern.

Tanzania: school well

Give thanks that St John’s school and seminary in Kilimatinde, Tanzania, (where mission partner Stephen Hatch is a teacher) have found water after digging as part of a well project. Please pray that the water would be found to be of good quality and be certified safe by government officials.

Ethiopia: ongoing violence

Mission partners Chris and Suzy Wilson request: “Please pray for the whole nation of Ethiopia. After a five-month truce, fighting has resumed in the north of the country. It will be coming up to two years since this conflict first broke out, and there are estimates that half a million people have died so far […]

Uganda: Kisiizi hospital award

Mission associate Ian Spillman invites us to give thanks to God that Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda has won an award for its Stre@mline Health community health insurance scheme, helping people to afford healthcare in their area. The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurial Award for Resilience 2022 brings a large grant that will help strengthen the community […]

Kenya: election

Praise God for peace and stability in Kenya following general elections in early August. With our brothers and sisters in CMS-Africa, we pray that God will continue to bless Kenya and thwart any schemes of the evil one. Pray that Odinga’s contested loss will be resolved peacefully and for Kenya to continue to enjoy stability, […]

Tanzania: permits approved

Mission partner Heather Johnstone writes that after months and months of waiting, her permits were eventually approved and she is now allowed to stay in Tanzania until May 2024. Praise God for this breakthrough!