• VULNERABILITY

    VULNERABILITY

    The stereotypical image of the missionary is one who is resolute in their faith, boldly following the call of Jesus into lands and cultures far Read More
  • NOTS TO KNOTS

    NOTS TO KNOTS

    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard Read More
  • Transformed by GOD

    Transformed by GOD

    Shortly before leaving Australia in January 1994, we received a letter from a lady missionary, and for a moment I wondered whether to dismiss it Read More
  • Right Question, Wrong Answer

    Right Question, Wrong Answer

    In journalist Peter Stefanovic’s interesting book ‘Hack in a Flak Jacket’, he reflects on the aftermath of Michael Jackson’s death: …many people formed queues and Read More
  • THE CHALLENGES AT HEBRON

    THE CHALLENGES AT HEBRON

    For most of the year we have a very BIG family. We have three children of our own (aged 11, 13 and 15) and we Read More
  • The Reality Of Mission Service

    The Reality Of Mission Service

    I thought writing computer programs for a mission agency would be easier than doing it for a government agency like CSIRO.• I had all these Read More
  • God Is Faithful

    God Is Faithful

    My grateful thanks to all who uphold me in prayer, and for those who take the time and trouble to write. Receiving news of individuals Read More
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Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 9)
Pray that Ian and Leann can get tickets to return to Australia for the Christmas break, even as they continue to wait for their visas — pray for those also. Praise God that the café and bakery are doing well, and the beauty parlour girls have been taught haircutting skills.


Steve and Roslyn Baird (Philippines, DPG Day 9)
Pray for Gina, whose husband Toto tragically committed suicide. They have been attending the church for eight years. Pray for Toldo, Toto’s brother, who is recovering after having his badly infected left leg amputated recently. Praise God that Elnape and Gege, both Scripture teachers, have had cataracts successfully removed. When Steve and Ros returned to the village in October, most of the previous batch of piglets had starved to death and the adult pigs weren’t too healthy. Praise God that the adult pigs are better now. Pray that the new lot of piglets will continue to thrive.


Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 14)
Pray for France and the President, leaders and law enforcement, as many people are striking, blockading and rioting against increases in fuel tax (among other things). It's become very difficult for everyone, as there are no official leaders of these strikes/riots/blockades and many bad people are using this situation to wreck things and cause damage to other people and property.


Wendy Strachan (Specialist, DPG Day 22)
Praise God for the latest Leadership Experience cohort who graduated online last weekend. Pray that God will continue to bless them and their respective ministries. Pray that friendships will be maintained so that people will continue to encourage one another and share ideas and resources.


Simon and Ann (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Pray for Simon and Ann as they prepare to return to their service country in January, without their children. Pray that their children will also manage this transition well.


Pray for missionaries who are travelling home during this time. Mark and Alex Ronalds (India, DPG Day 8) are returning to Australia on Thursday, arriving on Saturday. Pray that they can have a time of rest and relaxation as well as informing their supporters about their year. Pray for the many Christmas services and programs that are taking place around the world. Pray that people will be powerfully reminded that the main purpose is to remember our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth; to reflect on His holy life, love and death and resurrection; and to be reminded that He is our only hope of salvation.


Kian Watt and his wife Akiko are commended from an assembly in Singapore. The school they run is non-denominational, but they have started an assembly linked with the school.


Sangkhim Canaan School in Cambodia has approximately 550 students in Kindergarten to Grade 9, and the school will add a new level every year until Grade 12. They have complied with the local government curriculum, plus subjects like Christian Education and English Language. Teachers are needed to teach English as a Second Language. There are evangelism and discipleship opportunities through the school. Please contact Kian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info (www.facebook.com/sangkhimcanaanschool).


Finally, I wish all GPM readers and supporters of our missionaries a blessed Christmas and a Christ-centred 2019.


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