Remember: PRAYER MATTERS
Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Pray for them as they wait for an opening in the Social Security system, or the provision of a suitable private hospital for Sandy’s tongue surgery. Pray that the demanding operation will be successful and the post-op course will be uncomplicated. Praise God for Sandy’s testimony to those around her during this difficult time. She writes: “I am grateful to God for the trials, because the trial is the place where He perfects me.” Pray for Phil and Sandy to have peace and presence of mind as the government has requested documentation on their café workers. Phil and Sandy’s car was also damaged in a hit-and-run. Pray for the Lord to give them strength and perseverance in these trials.
Mark and Alex Ronalds (India, DPG Day 8)
Pray for much-needed rain — despite an excellent monsoon there is still a water shortage and they have to buy water. Pray for more available staff at Hebron from August onwards. Praise God that Aimee is doing quite well with her pacemaker. Pray that any minor concerns the surgeon has will be resolved by the next visit to him at the end of the year.
David and Julie Ward (Philippines, DPG Day 11)
Praise God that David and other Menti villagers recovered from a typhoid-like febrile illness. Pray that the Saturday ‘Creation to Christ’ group are progressing well. Pray that they will have a strong grasp of Biblical truth and will grow in their faith. Pray that Baruk, a man who has been threatening other villagers with violence, will stop his bad behaviour. Pray for the rain to stop so that rice fields can be prepared for planting. Pray for Julie as she has her operation on 27 March. Pray for her father’s pain in his legs to be controlled by medication (surgery is not an option). Pray also for her mother who had a mini-stroke recently.
Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 14)
Praise God that Dan received a French birth certificate, and therefore French citizenship. This will save much time and money in future paperwork.
Noela Elvery (Specialist, DPG Day 20) & Julie Loudon (Specialist, DPG Day 21)
Friends from Ituri Province in North East DR of Congo (including Acira) have sent messages like “We are going through very tough times as a disastrous tribal war is causing thousands to flee their villages, and many lives have been lost as one tribe has turned against another. The main town in which we reside is in a state of panic and total insecurity.” Also, many people have been killed on the roads between towns with massive displacements again, and “there is fear of Ituri returning to its previous carnage”. Please pray for protection of children and women in particular, and for the end to this tribal violence.
These items are sourced from emails and other communications received from cross-cultural workers.
The workers are identified by the day number in the current AMT Daily Prayer Guide.