West Africa David & Liz
In September we anticipate the English teaching course (which reaches many people) will restart, and in October, an opportunity to take another training session for pastors in a region where the church is young. There are many other regular and occasional opportunities – pray for the Spirit to strengthen and lead us to serve the Lord sincerely and consistently.
Brazil Shirley Hough Teixeira
We praise God we now have confirmation we can stay on in the UK this year. Pray for us as we start to make plans to visit supporters and for God’s clear guidance as we think about long term plans for the future. Continue to pray for our life and witness here where we live.
UK A & C
Pray for Amir and Connie as they continue to serve the people of West Asia via their TV ministry.
Peru Edward & Esme Zarate
We thank God for safe arrival to the UK. Please pray for our children, Luis and Liliana as they start school in Bath. Pray for the next months of deputation as we visit churches and supporters. Continue to pray for our church plant in Arequipa, its leaders and members as they continue to serve, encourage one another and grow in maturity.
UK Andrew & Jenny Love
Please pray for wisdom and energy as we restart church activities. Please pray we would be able to get to Portugal to visit key workers and for patience as plans keep changing. Our flights were cancelled twice.
Portugal Leonardo & Ana Moraes
In early September I will start teaching at the Baptist Theological Seminary (STB). In October, we will have a Church Assembly for the profession of faith of 5 candidates for Baptism. Last month, I was invited by 9Marks Ministries to participate in the March 2022 Intensive at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington D.C. There are many challenges, so remember us in your prayers.
Ireland Shaun Abrahams
I have moved to Tipperary and I am now serving the Tipperary Christian Fellowship while also surveying other areas of ministry. Pray for me as I adjust to the general newness. Pray also for the Lord’s guidance for my church planting team, which includes a young couple currently serving in Cape Town as missionaries. Deon and Michelle VanRensburg are in the early stages of their process, and there are many roadblocks ahead.
Uganda Rebecca Jones
Continue to pray for the hospital and the community as we recover from a second Covid wave and the associated restrictions and prepare for a likely third wave. Pray that vaccines would reach all parts of the country and that they would be available to the people most at risk. Pray for the Government as they make decisions about reopening places of worship and schools.
Central Asia Brian & Stacy
Praise God for a good time of Home Assignment in the US. Pray that they will be able to return to Central Asia in October or soon after. They are currently waiting on the baby’s passport to arrive.
Kenya Martin & Claudia Bussey
Give thanks that we could attend the wedding of Dan and Michaella in the States (and see our new granddaughter as we returned via The Netherlands). Martin’s sister has been diagnosed with the probable beginnings of Parkinson’s. There are possibly two new lecturers at AIU. We are due to return to Kenya, DV, on Sept 9th; although, sadly, Covid cases and deaths are not declining.
UK Steve & Rhonda Morris
Steve’s motorbike weekend events commenced over July to September in the UK. Please pray for contacts and friendships to be strengthened and be spiritual in content as follow ups are maintained. We’re thankful for Rhonda’s continuing good health.
Hungary Tamas & Berta Burjan
Pray for the girls as they start new schools in September. Several of our acquaintances need encouragement to return to the Lord. Friends have started visiting services when Tamás is preaching, pray they would come regularly. Work for Tamás is at times pretty demanding. The minister needs a new hearing aid, pray for the choice of the right equipment.
Italy Heledd Job
Please pray for me as I seek to get to know churches and students in Dublin and pray that there would be many with a heart for reaching international students in the city.
South Africa Jeremy & Janet Boddington
Pray for safe travel back to South Africa in September after spending the summer in the UK. Pray for Susie and Henry settling into married life. Pray for new outreaches taking place in the coming months, especially a medical and evangelism team to the Zambezi Delta in mid-September.
France Ruth McGarvey
The new term means lots of new students on the campus. Pray for courage for the Christian students and the staff team to share the Gospel with those the Lord allows us to come into contact with.
Ireland Andy & Rachel Millar
We are thankful for some new people in church after returning from lockdown. We had our first ever church treasure hunt! Everyone had a lovely night and this has encouraged a family to attend more regularly. Please keep praying for spiritual growth in our church. During the hot weather we developed friendships by bringing in turf from our local peat bog! We are thankful for opportunities to build friendships for Christ
Kenya A & K
Pray for wisdom in making arrangements for getting to Nairobi to hopefully start the autumn semester in person. Give thanks for joyful reunions with friends and family in the US this summer. Pray for God’s help in raising our son, Theo and for balancing work/studies/parenting/marriage and church life.
South East Asia Gisli & Nora
We start our 10 weekend Certificate Counselling Training on 10th September. Pray that the students would learn well and that there would be great fruit even when the students are learning how to counsel.
Moldova/UK Ben & Esther Smith
We hope to spend September and October in Moldova. During this time, we will look for a home, investigate options for future language study and perhaps buy a car. So much is unknown, we appreciate your prayers for wisdom and guidance from God, and for the health and happiness of our boys, Reuben and Simeon, during all of these transitions.
Swindon UK Staff Team
The open day event at the new office is taking place on 11th September. Please pray it would be a great time of thanksgiving to the Lord for all that he has done and continues to do in our lives and in our world. Please pray for the new Personnel Administrator, Melanie, starting in her new role mid-September.
Italy John & Anne Goodwin
Please pray for us as we make final preparations to leave on 15th September. Give thanks that we’ve found a property in Siena and reached full support. Pray our visas would come through, and for all of us in this time of transition and goodbyes.
Sierra Leone James & Andrene Hayton
We left Sierra Leone mid July, due to worsening discipline and financial integrity in Kamakwie hospital, the UK red listing, and further concerns in the local security situation. Please pray that God will give us closure if this is his will. However, please continue to pray for the hospital staff that God will have mercy and make himself known there.
Italy Alice Larke
Pray for our new student welcome weeks (13th-26th September) that God would bring along the students whom He wants to minister to through the GBU. We’d also appreciate prayer as Abbi joins our team and as I transition to team leader. Pray that we (and Hope) can be united in love and by the Gospel to serve our students well.
US Country Director Brandon Nelson
Pray for Brandon as he begins his new role as Country Director of UFM (USA) this month. He and his family have not yet been able to move to the US as they are still awaiting Julia’s Green Card. He plans to be there though on 13th-30th September where he will be connecting with the US office, local churches, and other mission organisations as well as making preparations for their anticipated move.
Uganda Stephen Johnson
Pray for Stephen as he settles into life in Uganda, homeschooling the Park boys.
Uganda Stephen & Linda Park
Despite some lockdown restrictions being lifted at the end of July, schools and churches remain closed with openings dependent on levels of vaccination (currently very low) and how people adhere to guidelines. Pray for Uganda and the many people who have been more significantly impacted by lockdown than coronavirus. We are so thankful for all those who pray for us as a family.
Thailand Tom & Nerys King
Thank God we made it back to Thailand and safely through quarantine. Please pray for Thailand as cases of Covid-19 continue to rise and large parts of the country are in lockdown with vaccine access being limited. Please pray for Tamar as lockdown effects our businesses and income hugely. Please pray for safety for the women and wisdom for the staff.
Brazil Jo McMillen
We are hoping that in September we can start back Arte vida, a project that reaches out to kids and teens from the area around church. One night during the week we offer various workshops and another night Bible study. Please pray that God would provide the necessary man power for us to continue and that members of the church would get stuck in and that God would use this for his glory and to transform lives.
Italy Paul Chatfield
Give thanks for arrival of new retired pastor to help out part-time longterm. Pray for him settling into Italy and us to help move the church forward towards independence.
France Gethin & Katie Jones
Please thank the Lord with us for our recent wedding, and pray for Katie as she settles into live in Paris and begins language study. Please also pray for our church, Chapelle de Nesle, as we begin a new academic year having had a lot of turnover in recent months — and begin rebuilding church life after months of restrictions.
France Emmanuel & Maria Hartiel
We give thanks to God for His grace and your prayers and support. Following the law passed in July, religious associations (including churches) are placed under “enhanced surveillance” by the French government. Faced with the new administrative constraints, please pray for this forced adaptation to be carried out with wisdom and discernment for MPEF (the French branch of UFM).
UK/Ivory Coast Yvette Tchoumou
Praise God the girls really enjoyed the TCK camp. Pray it will have an impact on their spiritual life. Pray for a good restart to school in September. Sara going in to year 11 and Esther going into year 10. Yvette had a job interview on 6th August to start in September. She is also applying in August for a Return to Nursing course starting in November. Pray as she seeks the Lord for her future here in the UK.
UK Lynne McLeavy
Kat and I visited 6 asylum seekers who were moved from Leicester to Wolverhampton, they were taken in separate cars not knowing where they were going until they arrived. They felt alone and isolated, thanks to WhatsApp we could see they were living very near to one another so we organised a happy reunion.
South Asia Merv & Kim
Please pray for the outreach meetings and events restarting in September, at Cwmdare Mission. I have been doing a discipleship course with three young ladies. Pray that they will be strengthened in their faith and ask for baptism. Our hearts long to return to S. Asia, however, the border is still closed for our type of visas. Please pray for patience, perseverance and usefulness through online ministry.
Brazil Paula Harris
Thank the Lord for a good time of rest and refreshment over the past four months and for good health. Pray for me to know exactly which ministries the Lord wants me to work with here in South Wales. I’m very excited about the possibilities of working with victims of human trafficking and with the homeless in Cardiff City Centre.
Greece Jonathan & Dawn Clark
We found out in mid-July that we have to move house. Please pray for us to settle quickly into our new apartment. Joel starts university in Nottingham on 20th September: thank God for his place there, and pray for him to start well, and to make a good choice about church and Christian Union involvement. Finally, without knowing what Covid will mean this term, please pray for our contact with students, especially 1st years.
Papua New Guinea Rosie Crowter
Pray for ECPNG General conference from 20th-26th September at Kiunga, which is local for me. I’m hoping to sell many books, so trying to get them printed ready. As we study Christ-like leadership may it transform each of the 200+ participants, and then the communities to which we return. Conferences are loved but often hard to see much impact, so pray this time will be different.
Germany Larry & Sinead Norman
Please pray for the Lord to provide a new senior pastor for Leipzig English Church. We praise God for Martin, the former senior pastor, and his 26 years of faithful service. Please pray that our unity in the gospel would grow, and that the time of waiting would not distract us as a church family from our mission to make Christ known.
Central Asia Ed & Katie
Praise God for open doors to teach on marriage and family at camps over the summer. Pray for continued open doors to make disciples in partnership with local churches.
Central Asia Ben
Please pray for local brothers and sisters, particularly younger ones, to not be controlled by fear of man (particularly family), for them to be bold about their faith and for them resist pressure to marry unbelievers. Pray for wisdom for us in dealing with these issues.
Peru/Ireland Daniel & Ellie Caballero
Praise the Lord for the opportunity to be able to meet back together. Pray for Daniel as he preaches God’s Word. He is preaching a series on the book of Proverbs at the moment. Pray also for wisdom to know what books to translate and publish. Pray for Ellie as she works full time, and teaches Sunday school occasionally.
Kenya Kip & Rachel Chelashaw
Praise God for the 80 children who have been coming to Sunday school, mainly from the local slum. Pray for protection from Covid amidst a new wave and that we can continue meeting in-person for church. Please pray for the provision of a fellow elder and mature Christians who can help lead and teach this growing church.
Ireland Stephen & Nikki Childs
We give thanks for four recent baptisms, pray for those baptised to persevere and grow in faith. Give thanks also for other new people coming along to church and bible study, pray that they will come to a saving knowledge of the truth. One of our members who is already involved in theological study and ministry is seeking funding to free up more time for ministry – pray for God to direct.
Scotland UK Staff Team Ruairidh MacLean
Please pray for Anya Serdyuk who has recently been accepted as a short-term missionary to serve in Nicaragua for 1 year from January 2022. Please also pray that preparations for the planned Thanksgiving Evening on 1st October would go well and that the meeting, which will hopefully be both an in-person meeting and streamed live, will be a blessing and an encouragement.
France Del & Laura De L Hoyde
Pray for Del and Laura as they continue to serve in France.
Kenya Laura Sanlon
I would value prayer as I seek the Lord’s guidance during these weeks regarding my future and as I serve with my home church during these next months. I thank God for helping with closing up everything in Kenya and for His provision of accommodation for the next few months. I would appreciate prayer as I seek to find a place to live long term.
Peru David & Bertha Barnes
Please pray that David may get some much needed rest during September and October. We shall be spending this time in Iquitos reconnecting with old friends. Do thank God for the new teachers the Lord has provided for CTB. Pray too as David teaches on evangelism at this time, that students may be equipped and motivated to share their faith.
Brazil Eduardo & Anna Lemos
Thank God with us for the increasing number of people being touched by expository preaching: some dwelling more and more in God’s word and a few more in the queue for baptism! Continue to pray for the Bible Book Club pilot initiated at home, for it to extend into our unchurched neighbourhood, and for Bible reading to re-start in the “favela”. May God give us wisdom to reach more souls for Him. Keep praying for ministry sustenance.
Greece Tim & Nicky Sandell
Pray for Tim and Nicky as they continue to serve in Greece.
Italy Fiuseppe & Viviana Fortuna
Pray for Giuseppe and Viviana as they continue to serve in Italy.
Romania Andrew & Anca Arthur-Worsop
Please pray that the Lord puts on the heart of the right people to seek training at the mission school this year. Thank God for the way the new ministry to the refugee’s camp has grown and how we have been able to share His love with those in real need. Thank the Lord that we were able to return to England in August for the first time in over 2 years to see family.
France Maxime & Demelza Soumagnas
Pray for Maxime and Demelza as they continue to serve in France.
Italy Jonathan & Annette Gilmore
Here in Palermo we’re enjoying carrying on with opportunities to minister in LifeHope. Pray for several difficult pastoral situations and challenges. We are without a public venue to meet (expense and, until now, continued Covid-related restrictions). We are grateful for God’s continued faithfulness month by month as we have lost a substantial part of our regular support. We appreciate your prayers for new partners.
Slovenia Lydia Adams
Pray as we plan and prepare for the year. Pray that we would have clarity in knowing how much to do online and in person. Pray that as a team we would be united and ready for the year.
France Deborah Prisk
Please pray for Mariya who (God-willing) will be starting a full-time internship at Église Connexion, supervised by Debs from October. Pray for Mariya as she tests full-time ministry, that God will use her and teach her much in the areas of evangelism and women’s ministry. Pray for Debs to be a good supervisor to her and her other intern, Anne-Laure (finishing in December).
South Africa Gavin & Elaine Charlton
Praise God for keeping us safe in the recent troubles here and that he has provided for our needs. The disruptions to shopping in town only lasted about a week, although many shops are still closed. Praise God for donations received that we were able to provide basic food needs to many homesteads along with the gospel. Pray for more long term workers for the many ministry possibilities.
Italy Hope Garnish
Praise God for a new year of opportunities. Please pray for our new team as Heledd has now left, Alice will be new team leader and we are welcoming Abi. Pray we would know God’s goodness and he would guide us clearly as we start this year. Pray for my Biblical Counselling studies and for opportunities to use them to bless others.
Italy Heidi Reger
The new academic year is here and our prayer has been to extravagantly welcome new students to campus, whether they’re just landing in Romania or they have only had online classes until now. Please pray for students to feel loved and curious about the welcome we have received from God.
Senegal Tenebou & Bethan Manga
Pray for us as we return to Senegal in September/October and that we, especially the children, would settle in well.
Thailand Johnny & Ann McClean
Please pray for our son Matt as he returns to University in Belfast. Pray for Ann, Beth and Josh as they start the school year after a delayed start. Pray especially for Josh preparing to sit IGCSE’s and Bethan preparing for IB as they cope with these changes and the loss of valuable study time.
France Paul & Abby Helms
Pray for Paul and Abby as they continue to serve at the Emmanuel International Church in Paris.
France Emmauel & Esther Durand
Pray for Emmanuel and Esther as they continue to serve in France.
Sierra Leone Lamin & Jayne Dumbuya
Praise God for opportunities to share the gospel every week with local children at our boys Bible club and girls Bible club. Most of those attending are from a Muslim background. May we be conduits of God’s love and truth to them. Pray that these children would flourish despite the many challenges they face.
Togo Alex & Wijneke Kanri
Pray for the Bible Institute of our church, that new students will enrol. The elders are praying especially for students to enrol from other churches/denominations. Pray for Alexandre as he starts teaching new modules and aims to improve the curriculum.
Spain Jonathan & Claire Skipper
Pray for the new students who are beginning their theological studies at IBSTE seminary, Barcelona. Pray for Clare as she increases her English teaching involvement at IBSTE and for Jonathan juggling teaching, MTh study and managing the IBSTE library in a busy start to the academic year. Pray for Timothy as he starts post-16 education at a new school.
South Asia/UK J & S
Please pray for us as we adjust to life in the UK, that we would grow in our knowledge and love of the Lord, and that our time in bible college would be refreshing and good ministry preparation.
France Alan & Pat Davey
Please pray for the members and friends of Bordeaux Church that the God of hope may fill each person with all joy and peace as they trust in him, so that they may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Melissa Walker & Denise Hamilton
Pray for Melissa and Denise as they handle the day-to-day finances at the US office. Please pray for daily strength and wisdom for them as they communicate with mission partners and supporters.
Ireland Huw & Alison Williams
We are looking forward to a new school and university term. Pray that CU’s across Ireland would be able to make good contacts with Christian and non-Christian students as the year begins. Please pray for Hillside Church and the many young families who have not yet returned to church since lockdown!
Northern Ireland UK Staff Team David Morrow & Gillian Carson
Pray for David as he plans to travel and visit with some of the Irish based missionaries for the first time in a while. Gillian is recovering after being unwell for a few weeks, non Covid related, and values your prayers for a full recovery.
Ireland James & Julia McMaster
By the time that you are reading this we hope to be in possession of a new tract which makes known both the Gospel and the Westport Church. Please pray that this will be a great weapon in the Lord’s hand!
UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Laura Danner
God has blessed me with the help of a lady who cares for dementia patients. At this point, we only need someone to sit with my mother since she is bedridden, but it will allow me to leave and get things done as needed, or to just go out for lunch or coffee. A huge blessing.
France Susan Gnadou-Zabo
This new year brings some changes. From now on, I’ll be coordinating International Student Ministry across France, equipping GBU students/staff to reach out to internationals. I am excited/nervous! Pray I’d remain rooted in Christ, stay focused on Him and do everything for HIS glory. Pray for those interested in starting ISM; may God connect me to the right people and guide each step.
Ireland David & Wilma Murphy
Please pray for our family and church as we settle back hopefully into normality. Pray for a renewal of strength, enthusiasm, wisdom and courage to reach out with the gospel. Pray for our Sunday Service, midweek and children’s meeting. Pray for the development of online presence. Pray too for more workers to help in the Church.
Brazil Marcelo & Holly Vieira
Pray for Marcelo and Holly as they minister to people in Benevides. Families in the community have lost loved ones through Covid-19. Pray for the people in the community who are contracting the virus but do not have access to good medical treatment. Pray for the home groups that have flourished during the pandemic. Give thanks for the visit Holly and Evelyn and Olivia made to the family in the States.
Nicaragua Barry & Susanna Davis
Both schools are on limited class attendance, internet class has high take up but it’s a challenge for all. So far five teachers resigned at short notice during this school year, it has been the worst team experience in our history. Thankfully we met new teachers. Our leaders have shown great resilience and imagination in the many challenges. We have to leave the country before presidential elections on November 7th, please pray for wisdom for when and how.
Moldova Maureen Wise
Do ask the Lord to bless relationships amongst staff workers as new workers join the team of Casa Mea. Pray that the Lord will continue to raise up choice young workers to take up the reins from those of us who are now very old! Ask the Lord to provide a place to live for Ben and Esther and their family and for good language learning opportunities.
UK Alan & Pauline Ashmore
Pray for Alan and Pauline who served in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso and more recently in the UK. Pray for Alan who has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Alan and Pauline write, “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and we are confident that the Lord is in control whatever.”
Ireland Seth & Jessica Lewis
Last Christmas our mother church averaged 60 at a service, this summer we are consistently over 80. We needed a venue for the Autumn that could hold these numbers, and God has provided a new location that is ideal for our needs. Thank the Lord with us and pray for his work in the new people who are coming.
Italy Andrea & Emanuela Artioli
Pray for our son, Tommaso who is looking for a job and deciding if he wants to attend University. Pray we can work in safety and loving care within the church and outside as we reach out during this complicated and confused season. As CORAMDEO we need specific people who can do editing work on daily articles and books. The work has increased and is appreciated but the workers are few!
Malawi Lee & Fai Furney
Pray for the Furneys as they continue to serve the church in Malawi.
Josh Meynell (Relay)
Pray for Josh as he settles into life and ministry in Israel.
XTRA TIMER Tracy Moreton
Pray for Tracy who served in Brazil with her husband Ian, who is now with the Lord. In November 2020 Tracy became a staff worker with Friends International in Colchester. Pray that as we move out of lockdown she will be able to meet more students and be a good pastoral support to them.
Barnabas Ministry Dafydd Job
Pray for Dafydd as he continues to serve with Barnabas.
UK Mark & Becky Pickett
Please pray for our son, Philip, and our daughter, Sarah, who both began married life this summer. Please also pray for Mark’s health.
Uganda Bosco & Heidi Bukeera
Praise God for the safe arrival of baby Zebulun in July! Please continue to pray for Emmanuel Baptist Church to grow in grace.
Abigail Malstead (Relay)
Pray for Abigail as she settles into life and ministry in Italy.
Slovenia Olivia Rigby
Pray for Olivia as she continues to serve in Slovenia.
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