Wiltshire, SN1 5DL
'...call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.' Ps 50:15
UK/ITALY Jonathan & Annette Gilmore"Praise for an encouraging youth camp at Easter. Pray for the ongoing development of the youth ministry in Sicily. The new group is excited and moving forward. Pray for Jonathan's parents who currently face major health problems."
BRAZIL Rogerio & Shirley Teixeira"We are excited to have 5 people being baptised from the church on 1st May - 4 teens and 1 woman. On 12th May we will be holding a special Mothers' Day service and hope to use this as an outreach opportunity to the children's families."
SPAIN Laura Sanlon"Thank you for your prayers for me and for the team and the whole event - Mission Possible 2013. God worked in the lives of many and on Sunday morning hundreds of decisions were made before the Lord! It was an amazing experience to witness God powerfully at work in the lives of many! Please pray as we evaluate the event."
IRELAND Shaun & Tania Abrahams"Please pray as we consider and plan special outreach, men's, ladies' and youth events in the church. Pray also for Tania as she has hormone therapy and begins radiotherapy."
FRANCE Fiona Steward"Praise God for His faithfulness in going before us and answering so many prayers, especially in the love He has given us for our various contacts, and they for us. Please pray too for our riverside outreach on 9 May."
BRAZIL Rob & Anne Ball"Please pray, a medical need has arisen concerning Rob's heart which necessitated a return to the UK. Although this has taken us by surprise, we rest in the knowledge that nothing comes as a surprise to our omniscient Lord and we are grateful for the wonderful way in which God's hand has so clearly been upon the whole situation."
UK/SPAIN Jonathan & Susan Sanlon"Saturday 4th is the launch of the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention and this year we've put together something extra special and are partnering with Open Doors and Christianity Explored. Jonathan will be launching the new worldwide website and showing this year's promotional video. Please pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and that everyone will be challenged."
ITALY Huw & Alison Williams"Huw is off to Poland to co-lead the "Bible Teachers Network" at the European Leadership Forum (24th-30th May). Pray for wisdom, energy and grace as he teaches and that those who attend would find it beneficial."
BELGIUM Lucy Haslam (IFES)"Please pray for the Annual General Meeting of the GBU, the IFES movement in French-speaking Belgium, taking place today. Pray for helpful discussions, wise decisions, good communication and for God to be honoured. "
BRAZIL Bron Hewett"A Pentecostal group has entered some of the villages of the Evangelical Guajajara Church, offering a motorbike and a salary if the Indians will change allegiance and allow them to put a plaque on the front of the church with their own name on it. They then appoint a new Christian as leader and leave, promising to return in a year's time. Please pray for the Guajajara Christians to reject this temptation and to stand firm in the Lord."
BRAZIL Marcelo & Holly Vieira"Please pray for those starting to attend the church, that the Lord would work in their hearts and give them a hunger and thirst for His Word. We appreciate prayer as we continue to build relationships with families in the community."
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Rosie Crowter"Please pray for a talk at Kiunga High School to 200 girls grade 9-12 on 'Unwanted pregnancy and abortion' - an increasing problem in our schools. Pray for wisdom in planning the best way to take this significant opportunity which we hope to extend to the boys."
PAPUA Sue Trenier"Mr Lukas Enembe, the first ever Governor in Papua who comes from the central highlands was inaugurated for a 5 year term. He is a member of the GIDI Church and during the ceremony he and his next in line also Papuan, were presented with Bibles. The Hupla Bible is being printed now."
FRANCE Debs Prisk"In April, Lagny church held 3 evangelistic dinners on the theme of "The Gospel, Made in France", looking at how the gospel relates to issues dear to the French. Please pray for those who attended who aren't believers, that they will keep on thinking about who Jesus is and would want to find out more."
PERU David & Bertha Barnes"We received a request from an international missionary organisation to set up a full-time Bible institute in Lima to train their Peruvian and Brazilian missionaries. Please pray for us as we commence classes on 7th May, and especially for David Silva our teacher from Iquitos who is now working full-time as vice-principal and has the heaviest teaching load."
BRAZIL Lynne McLeavy"The new community centre has attracted a lot of attention and we now have space to hold all the project's activities, praise the Lord."
BRAZIL Maureen Sharratt"Well I hung up my calculator with ARCA on 30 April and now am just helping Elen as needed as she settles into the responsibilities of being the project treasurer. Please pray for her as she takes on these responsibilities. Please pray for me too as I let go after 7 years as treasurer and pray about my future."
LEAVE OF ABSENCE Peter & Heather (Middle East), Paul & Rachel Donovan (PNG) and Mike & Janice Gee (Brazil).
BRAZIL Jo McMillen"Praise God for an encouraging time at Conference and the opportunity to spend time with UFM home folk. Pray that as I work at the boys' home I would be a godly example and continue to build up good relationships with each of the boys."
BRAZIL Esther Barczaitis (DMG)"Please pray for the ARCA team. We need more workers - good, fine, trustworthy people with a heart full of God´s love for these abandoned children. Praise God for the children, God is at work in their hearts and this is just marvellous to see!"
BRAZIL Inge Bublitz (DMG)"Praise God for a good relationship with Pastor Paulo and his family, for new friendships being formed in Joao Pessoa and for restored health."
HUNGARY Tamás & Berta Burján"The visit to a gipsy church last month was a great experience to see the Lord at work. Tamás has a very busy schedule ahead for the next two months, including a series of Bible Studies in his home town this month."
FRANCE Emmanuel & Maria Hartiel"Give thanks for some newcomers at church - pray they would come to salvation. Emmanuel is looking forward to deputation meetings in Scotland (10th-20th May). Please pray for travelling mercies and for blessings on the different meetings and visits."
KENYA Martin & Claudia Bussey"Pray for continued peace in Kenya now the new President and government are in place. Give thanks for the Theology of Christ and Salvation course which is now finished; many students said how eye-opening it had been."
IRISH CONFERENCE We pray for the Irish Conference that takes place this weekend, that the blessing and encouragement of the Lord will be upon those leading and taking part.
SIERRA LEONE Mike & Vi Webb"Pray for our Grace Community churches as they seek to uphold the truths of scripture both through their preaching and their everyday life. Pray for the Christian President that he will see the need to uphold Biblical values in his leadership."
SIERRA LEONE Jayne Smyth"Praise God for the opportunities for evangelism and church fellowship at Easter. Some of the children who come to our local kids club have started coming to Sunday School - pray that God's Word would impact their lives. Please continue to pray for our need of a new car."
ISRAEL William & Marie Kirk"We would value your prayers for the college, because there are changes ahead. Not least because the Principal, Bryson and his wife are moving to take up a new post."
Pray for our missionaries in difficult circumstances.
UK/BURKINA FASO Alan & Pauline Ashmore"As the new Caerau Foodbank distribution centre comes into operation, we give thanks for more opportunities to serve the Lord in this way."
UK Ed & Kate Underwood"Praise for 4 successful meetings in India with projects there and in France moving forward. God has provided admin help for Ed, an android app and a freeswitch programming volunteer."
UK/INDIA Steve & Rhonda Morris"Rhonda has completed and passed her Diploma in Counselling. She has a part time job as a learning support assistant in a secondary school. Steve plans to be in India as you read this note, that is, if his visa has been granted."
BURKINA FASO Ben & Liz Griffin"Please pray for us as we take a step back from the work in Yagma and start to make preparations for returning to the UK for a year in July. Pray for the students and teachers on the six week May/June English course that the Word of God will be well taught."
FRANCE Alan & Pat Davey"Please pray for the Holy Spirit of God to bless the preaching (and the preachers) of the word of God in Cenon, in Anglade, in Blaye, in the Chinese Group and in the English services."
FRANCE Richard & Terece DilworthWe pray for Richard and Terece that they will continue to be encouraged as they talk with the church leaders in Bourgneuf with regard to future ministry. We pray that the Lord will make them a blessing to the community there.
SHORT TERM MISSIONARIES Andrew Arthur-Worsop (ROMANIA) We pray for continued blessing in the church and particularly amongst the students. Natasha Knibbs (Uganda) "Pray for the last few weeks here in Kiwoko before I return to the UK for a month's break. Following that, I'll be coming back out to Uganda for a second year." Grace Pooley (France) "Pray that, as the end of the University year draws near, we would be able to make the most of every opportunity to share God's word with students." Our missionary (Middle East) "Please pray for me to have wisdom for a good balance between studying and visiting as both of them are very important ministries!" Ben Howlett (South Africa) We praise God for the encouragement and blessing that Ben has been over the past three months and pray that he will know the Lord's leading and guidance in His life as he returns back to the UK this month. Cindy Blick (South Africa) We pray for Cindy who arrived at MusaweNkosi at the end of last month that she will soon settle into the work there. Stephen & Linda Park (Sierra Leone) We pray for Stephen, Linda and the family that all will go smoothly for them as they travel out to Sierra Leone to view and take part in the work there for the short term.
THAILAND Johnny & Ann McClean"VISION 3G camp for all of our university students starts today. Pray for all the students attending to be encouraged, challenged and equipped for witness on their campuses. Our theme this year is ENCOUNTER and our prayer is that they will encounter God in a fresh way through the camp."
We pray for missionaries that are restricted in spreading the Good News. That God would give them the right words and that they would fearlessly make Christ known.
BRAZIL Paula Harris"I am on home leave from May until mid September. Please pray for more workers at the ARCA project. This is quite an urgent need."
BRAZIL Jason & Andrea Murfitt"Praise God that the preachers' conference called "Saving Grace" which we arranged went ahead. Over 70 people came and were greatly challenged. Pray that they will continue to "test everything, and to hold on to that which is good."
FRANCE Emmanuel & Esther Durand"On Pentecost Monday, Christians from Brittany meet up for a day of fellowship, and to hear God's Word preached. The subject this year is suffering. Pray that the Lord might be glorified this day."
UK/BRAZIL Andrew & Jenny Love"Please pray as we settle into the work at Llantrisant - that we may serve the Lord faithfully and be a help to the church with people's various needs."
BRAZIL Joe & Evelyn McCartneyWe are grateful to God for Joe and Evelyn and for all that the Lord is doing through them. Praise God for the progress with the new church building project. Pray too for the speedy completion of the building and for the finance needed.
CYPRUS Peter & Ange RobinsonWe pray for the family as they make preparations to move in July to work with the International Evangelical Church in Larnaca.
ISRAEL Phil & Angela Hill"Phil returned to Israel for the last time on April 19.We plan to return to the UK at the end of June and move to Swansea ready for Phil to start work at Wales Evangelical School of Theology in September."
S.AFRICA Susanna Clarke"We pray for Susanna as she waits for her visa to be granted that she will know the peace of the Lord in this situation."
ITALY Paul Chatfield"We've been doing questionnaires amongst students and we're beginning to see some fruit. Pray for wisdom as we think about how to reach students here in Turin."
GREECE Jonathan & Dawn Clark (IFES)"We're approaching the end of the year in many ways, with exams soon after Easter holidays, so please pray for the move to more support building among pastors and elders around the country, in particular as we look to build momentum for the September intake of students."
IRELAND Stephen & Nikki Childs"Give thanks for a wonderful Good Friday meeting in Castlebar. Pray that enough people would come to our Thursday Bible study to make it work."
IRELAND James & Julia McMaster"We do give thanks for the blessed Easter meetings which we had and for the two outsiders who came along. One of them is the wife of one of our members who has been very hurt by her past experience of church."
FRANCE Tim & Suzanne MitchellWe pray for continued strength as Tim and Suzanne continue with their studies.
APPOINTEES Joel Willmer (Sierra Leone) "I am currently exploring various options for the opening of a Bible College here in Sierra Leone. The country desperately needs a Bible college that will faithfully teach the Bible. Please pray for God's guidance and leading over this." Monika & Tomasz Kucharski (Poland) We pray that the Lord will bless the family as they seek to make Him known in the neighbourhood. Gisli & Nora (Central Europe) "Please pray for one couple who are really struggling with their marriage, for 3 or 4 clients who are struggling with identity issues and for some children with behavioural problems." Our Couple and one child (Eurasia) We pray for the family as they continue to make plans for leaving the UK in September. Steve & Diana Wilson (France) We continue to pray for interest and support to be shown in the Eden Pau Project. Liesl (Asia) We pray that the Lord will continue to lead and guide Leisl as she faithfully serves Him. Our Couple (East Africa) We pray for Andrew and Ann as they recently have joined us that they will know the Lord's blessing in this move for them.
PAPUA/CANADA John & Gloria Wilson"My current project is to translate an introduction to Islam, for use by leaders and evangelists of GIDI (national church) in Papua. Later, I hope to prepare another booklet about the differences between the teachings of Islam and the Christian gospel to help people share their faith and also help seekers find freedom in Christ."
CAMEROON Anatole & Claudie LordonWe continue to pray for the family that the Lord will protect them and bless them as they serve Him.
MOLDOVA Maureen Wise"Pray for a young woman named Valea who has cerebral palsy and is suffering severe neglect in a closed institution we visit. We have known her for many years but since moving to this new place her situation has deteriorated greatly. Pray for a change for the better in her circumstances and for her salvation."
OPERATION CENTURION Pete & Sue NyeWe pray for Pete in Moldova at the present time, that the team will accomplish all the necessary repairs that need to be done on one of the houses.
SLOVAKIA Heledd Job (IFES)"We are preparing for our evangelistic summer English camp in July. Please pray especially that we'd be able to recruit Slovak Christian students for the team, and that many non-Christian students would sign up to come."
Pray for our missionaries in difficult circumstances.
APPOINTEES Robert & Sue Lightowler (UK)"Please pray for a deepening in our prayer and praise that we would be more conscious of God than our challenges." Andrea & Emanuela Artioli (Italy) We pray for Andrea who travelled to the States at the end of last month to raise awareness and support for his ministry that he will be well received and encouraged by fellowships he meets. Malcolm & Louise (Middle East) We pray that Malcolm and Louise would continue to be a blessing to the church. David & Suzanne Neald (Ireland) We pray for David that he would know the Lord's enabling as he ministers to the fellowship in Waterford. Ruth McGarvey (France) We pray for Ruth as she finishes her time at Heriot Watt that she will know the Lord's leading and guidance as she returns home.
BRAZIL Jakobine Diemer (DMG)Jakobine is involved with the Creative Hands project in Benevides with meetings for, and cooking classes with, the ladies of the community. Please pray for encouragements and that relationships being built will provide gospel opportunities.
UK STAFF SWINDON Please remember in prayer the UFM UK staff in Swindon, we give thanks to God for their input into the work of the mission.
UK STAFF NORTHERN IRELAND AND SCOTLAND We pray for Gillian Carson and Janice Brown as they work in the offices,and for Iain Cameron that he will be encouraged in his work for UFM.
UK COUNCIL & COMMITTEES We thank God for all the members of the Council and the Home Committees and pray for wisdom as they continue to support the work of the Mission.