Byron and Lyn Johannesen (Colombia, DPG Day 4)
Pray for the salvation of Mayerly, who has been involved with witchcraft for some years. Pray that the gospel message that Javier and Byron shared with her will lead to her turning to Christ as her Saviour and Lord. Praise God for Byron and Lyn’s ministry—this Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of their arrival in Colombia. Pray that Lyn’s back will continue to improve, and Byron won’t have any more vertigo or gallbladder problems. Pray that their car, which played up again in December, will stay in one piece.
Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Pray for the upcoming leaders in RenovArte Café as Phil and Sandy invest in their leadership this year. They are working on a local leadership team and structure over this year. Those directly involved in leadership right now are Oscar Marin and Luis Fernando Villeda. Pray for Sergio and Erika who are getting to know Jesus but are still having challenges and crises of belief. Pray that they can see God at work in their lives and trust fully in Jesus. Pray for Ere in Costa Rica. There have been some intense happenings in the ministry with which she is involved in the streets, rescuing women from prostitution—pray for wisdom and safety for the team. Ere is fine, but she’s concerned for the women.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 9)
Praise God that Ian and Leann are safely back in Nepal. Pray that they will both heal well from the root canal surgeries they have both had since their return. Pray that all ten lessons in the GHS book will be translated before their return to Australia in April.
Leigh and Tamara (Nepal, DPG Day 9)
Pray for Leigh’s injured hand to regain strength and functionality. Pray for him as he analyses his field data and writes his Masters thesis.
David and Julie Ward (Philippines, DPG Day 11)
Pray for David and the Saturday group as he teaches on Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection on 26 January. Pray that the attendees will continue to come with open hearts and minds. Pray that they will understand and accept that Jesus is their Saviour and Lord.
Dan and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 14)
Thanks very much to everyone who contributed generously to the Christmas Gift Fund.
Bill and Nicoletta Quinert (Italy, DPG Day 14)
Pray that five Pakistani girls to whom Bill shared the gospel will accept Jesus as their Saviour and Lord.
Jono and Marie (Restricted Access, DPG Day 24)
Jono and Marie will be heading back to the mountains in a few weeks and Jono needs to get a new work visa in March. Pray that he will be able to get a visa through teaching in a local school. This does not leave them much time to work out all of the details of the new visa. Pray that they will trust God in this busy time. Thank you for continuing to pray for God to encourage the scattered local believers in their area as well.
Gloria Speechley (Japan 1953-94, DPG Day 27) passed away last week in Northern Ireland. We give our condolences to her family. She served for decades in the Evangelical Publishing Depot in Tokyo, translated the devotional ‘Daily Light’ into Japanese, and was involved in women’s and children’s work.
Special prayer request: Pray for a Fijian pastor, Muneshwar, who has been falsely accused of a crime and, because he didn’t pay a bribe, has been charged. Pray that the truth will be revealed and his ministry can continue unhindered.
Mission Awareness Program (VIC) dates: 24 February (at Betel property, Yellingbo), 26 May (Balwyn), 25 August (Abundant Grace, Nunawading) and 10 November (Canterbury Gardens).
DPG Update – Index: Cowan, R & L are on Day 16
ng camps from 6-19 January. Pray for the counsellors, teachers and staff too, and that this will be a precious time when the young people will come to know the Lord or be drawn closer to Him.