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. 

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 […]

Frontline photos: Ruin restorers in Ukraine

Our people in Ukraine see themselves as Ruin Restorers. Here are some firsthand photos of their recent work in villages near Kyiv.

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 […]

How long?

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

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 […]

DR Congo: horrific conflict

Our friends and colleagues in CMS-Africa urge us to pray for our local partner Bisoke Balikenga in Bunia: “Friends, let us pray with and for Bisoke and his fellow countrymen and women. He recently sent us a horrifying report of an atrocious attack on 8 May in the Djugu Territory of Ituri Province by members of […]

DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan: the things that make for peace

CMS and CMS-Africa have been developing approaches to making disciples in contexts where the Church and Christians struggle to exist. In Africa, we have initially identified conflict zones as a major context for mission at the edges. To this end, we are focused on DR Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. CMS-Africa report: “This month, we are […]

Ukraine: restoring the broken-hearted

After a recent visit to villages on the outskirts of Kyiv, our people in mission have decided to return to an area west of the city to begin ministering among people who are traumatised and coming to grips with massive loss. They will be staying in flats owned by a local children’s home – all […]

Ethiopia tension and thanks

“As has been the case for a long time, Ethiopia remains fairly tense,” write CMS mission partners Chris and Suzy Wilson. “The situation continues to be very difficult up north and there is lots of conflict in the Oromia region halfway between Addis and Gambella. Please pray for an end to violence, for lasting peace solutions […]

No short cuts to beauty

“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places,” says Suzy Wilson, amazed by falling in love with a place and people of great hardship and great beauty.

“The devil does not like people to build peace”

Thank you to all who gave to our Christmas appeal. You gave over £46,500 to help share the peace of Jesus even amid violent conflict.