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WEEKLY PRAYER UPDATES


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

-  Colossians 4:2



Remember: PRAYER MATTERS


Gary and Louise Bryar (Brazil, DPG Day 4)
Congratulations to Gary and Louise as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week.


Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Pray for Sandy to recover well after her tongue operation. The specialist is surprised at her progress. Praise God the whole tumour was removed. Praise God for God’s provision and for the support of many people.


Edward and Ruth Smith (Venezuela, DPG Day 6)
Praise God for the beginning of the Yaracal assembly in mid-February. Pray for improvement in the difficult economic times in Venezuela. Pray for Fernelis’ impending delivery to go smoothly. Pray for Ruth’s sore knee and for Edward’s Parkinsonism and sore back.


Paul and Debbie Howells (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
Praise God that the Talaandig Bible app is available on iTunes. Pray for the completion of the New Testament — they are working on Matthew 17 now. Pray for Paul’s step-mum Ellen who has been battling cancer. Pray that her pain will be controlled and she will be as comfortable as possible. Pray for Inay, their ‘mum’ in Cauyunan, who has know Paul and Deb for 29 years and supported them from the start of their Philippines ministry. Paul and Deb have been able to encourage and support her now physically and spiritually since she’s visiting them.


Noel and Mary Bachelor (Australia, DPG Day 13)
Pray for Noel as he’s in Cape Town running a training workshop that will help to establish some common standards and guidelines for cooperation between different organisations who are recording Scripture and gospel materials in languages of southern Africa. Some attendees are Bushmen recording in their own languages, others are trying a method of oral Scripture translation.


Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 14)
Pray that Henry’s night terrors will go away soon. Praise God that the camp passed its safety inspection with flying colours. Pray for the families attending the winter camps now, that they will be encouraged and have good fellowship. Praise God that Dan wasn’t injured after a car accident that left the car with only minor damage.


Noela Elvery (Specialist, DPG Day 20) and Julie Loudon (Specialist, DPG Day 21)
Praise God for the safety of Manzali children. Pray for security and protection for residents in the Ituri Forest area, especially with anti-government protests following the election postponement. Pray for the protection of teachers and students attending the two Pygmy schools. Pray for Acira and Berocan as they help with preparations for their son Djabero’s wedding on 10 March. Pray for cessation of civil unrest and violence, and for long-term peace in DR of Congo. Pray for Noela and Julie as they travel to Tasmania in March to speak and share about their experiences.


Wendy Strachan (Specialist, DPG Day 22)
Praise God for the members of the Leadership Experience group who are working well together. Praise God for good health. Pray for them as they focus this week on discipling children. Pray for some members of the Global Children’s Forum Leadership Team as they meet this week and as they run LE sessions (pray for Terry, Becky, Seble, Anne-Christine and Jacky). Pray for the team as they plan GCF 2018, to be held in Budapest in May.


David and Ros (Restricted Access, DPG Day 24)
Pray for David and Ros and their leadership and member care responsibilities. Pray for the opportunities they have to reach out to enquirers and to support young believers. Pray for Ros as she ministers through a new conversation club, and for David’s contacts through university. Pray for Harold to find Christ through his Alpha course. Pray for Elle to stand firm in her new-found faith despite family pressure. Pray for Abe to find strength in his faith and stand firm amongst those around him in the military.


Praise God that Lea Ginn (ex-Philippines) had a successful operation and is making a good recovery.


Pray for Ernie Denny, Kevan’s dad, who is in palliative care. Pray that he will continue to be comfortable and pain-free. Pray that Kevan, Debbie and their extended family will have God’s peace, love and strength during this difficult time.


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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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