Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
Pray for God’s grace and comfort to be on Anne and her sisters as they care for their father, Howard Wilson, at home as he has terminal cancer. Pray for Rich in Chad as he grieves with the family.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 9)
Pray that Ian and Leann can get some rest while they’re back in Brisbane on furlough. Pray for enough funds to publish 1000-2000 copies of ‘God Has Spoken’. Pray for the completion of translation of ‘Accurately Handing the Word of Truth’ into Nepali (two lessons to go). Pray for Leann as she works on the illustrations. Pray for the young man who has started translating ‘Not I But Christ’ as there are some difficult concepts to understand. Praise God that Bamboo Café, the bakery and Sunshine Beauty Parlour are doing better than expected. Pray that business continues to improve so that rent can be covered as well as running costs.
Paul and Debbie Howells (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
Praise God that the Man-ai work is progressing very well, despite the inexperienced missionaries that the Lord is using effectively. Pray for Paul and Deb as they return soon for home assignment. Pray that this will be an enriching time of catching up with Jubab and other family members, as well as personal refreshment and reconnection with supporters.
David and Julie Ward (Philippines, DPG Day 11)
Please continue to pray for rain in the area of Palawan where David and Julie are—the people and their new crops really need it.
John and Kathy Harris (Netherlands, DPG Day 14)
Praise God for at least six candidates for the first iTeams NL orientation (Access) training. Pray for John as he leads the training from 17 to 19 May. Pray for God’s wisdom and empowerment for John and his team as they teach, train and get to know the candidates—pray that the latter will receive clarification of God’s call on their lives. Pray for an iTeams NL worker who is struggling with personal and ministry challenges. Pray for John as he travels with colleagues Barth and Mathilde to France for a meeting with new ministry partner Bless Network, which is involved in church planting and refugee ministry (25 May–2 June). Praise God that John’s health is improving but pray that he will be fully restored. Praise God that Kathy’s shoulder has healed, and she is pain-free. Pray that Kathy can get a broken tooth fixed in the most cost-effective way. Pray for Kathy and John as they teach refugees English weekly. Pray for Andre as he finishes his course. Pray that he has a successful final interview and presentation for the ING position in Brussels on 28 May. Praise God that Dane has been accepted into a Masters of classical composition at Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts).
Les and Kay Loader (PNG, DPG Day 17)
Pray for Les as he travels from Wewak to Tari to meet and encourage some evangelists and Bible teachers.
Pray for Andrew Chan (AMT, DPG Day 29) as he has a toenail operation on Tuesday afternoon. Pray for Peter Kilpatrick as he has a major ankle operation on Wednesday next week. He’ll be on crutches for around 3 months. Pray for an uncomplicated recovery process for both.
Pray for safe travel for those AMT members attending AMT’s National Advisory Council meeting this weekend (17-18 May) in Melbourne.
Women to Women About Mission Conference (QLD) – ‘People Just Like Us’
Saturday 15 June, 10 am to 3 pm @ Wynnum Christian Community Church, 161 Preston Rd Manly West
Speakers: Allison Howell (Ghana), Cherie Snellgrove (Philippines), Mary Chapman (Zambia), Erin Strahan (Moree & Outback), Tess Kray (going to West Asia)
Women’s Mission Convention (NSW) – ‘Until the World Hears’
Saturday 22 June, 10 am to 3 pm @ Kings Park Community Church, 1/13 Turbo Rd, Kings Park
Speakers: Allison Howell (Ghana), Sandra Callister (PNG), Shelley Moss (indigenous communities NW NSW), Eva Kennedy (going to Spain), Emily (Restricted)