18th December

Brazil Jo McMillen

November and December I will be based in Newport with one of my sending churches.  Pray that it would be a good time reconnecting and serving with them.  I will be speaking at a number of Christmas events, pray that I would speak clearly as I present the wonders of the gospel message and that God would be at work.  I continue to study a biblical counselling module, pray that I would learn much through this.

19th December

Ireland James & Julia McMaster

I am delighted to write that I have re-started my school’s work and, so far, it has been going well. Please pray for the children that the good seed of God’s Word would germinate and that a desire to live for the Lord would be ignited within their young lives.

20th December

Uganda Susanna Clarke

Praise God for all the things the Treasures children have been able to learn this school term, and that their physiotherapy continued smoothly while I was in the UK.  Pray for the children who are at home for the long school holidays (December and January), for them to enjoy this time with their families.  Pray for those with serious medical problems to remain healthy, and for the monthly physio check-up sessions to be well attended.

21st December

France Catrin Davey

Pray for my continued search for a flat, for my internship and studies with the church, that I will have the energy and motivation to keep going! Also pray that I will be able to maintain a good balance between work, studies and rest. Pray for relationships in the church. We have quite a few young girls. Please pray that good friendships will be formed.

21st December

Uganda Becca Jones

We are still waiting for a court date for the adoption hearings. Pray for patience in the waiting. Pray for the prison ministry. This goes out from the hospital every Sunday afternoon. The team are seeing lives changed by the gospel in the prisons. Thank God for this, and pray that the team would be able to disciple the new believers and then be able to link them up with local churches when they are released.

22nd December

Ireland David & Wilma Murphy

Thank God for approval of mortgage application. Pray for provision of suitable house for family in area. Pray for outreach opportunities of children’s club and carol service.

23rd December

Mission workers in restricted countries

Please pray for our 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.

24th December

Peru David & Bertha Barnes

Please pray for David and Bertha as they continue to serve in Peru.

25th December

UFM Mission Family

Please remember all our mission family around the world as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour. Pray for those far from loved ones that they would know the joy of the Lord as their strength.

26th December

Croatia Daniel Brooks

In June I finished my degree in Theology at Moorlands College, summer was restful and my 4 week internship in Ohio resulted in major support in prayer, finance and friendship resulting in me being fully supported!! Prayers for finances to reach the correct accounts, visa application and acceptance, language learning even now, and preparation in many ways as I seek to leave for Croatia in February. What an adventure this is!

27th December

France Susan Gnadou Zabo (nee Buchan)

Over the New Year (starting on Dec 27th), 3,000 students and staff will gather in Germany to be equipped in evangelism, hear stories of God at work and to learn from God’s Word. Give thanks for the 60+ participants coming from France especially! Pray that God would speak to our hearts while we gather from 40 different nations and that God would Revive our hearts, our universities and our continent!

27th December

France (Appointees) Paul & Abby Helms

Please pray for the follow-up to a bilingual camp outreach during the Fall break that Abby participated in as well as several discipleship and evangelism opportunities that Paul has started to have with R and J. Pray for language learning to continue to progress for both Abby and Paul and the kids.

28th December

Mission workers in restricted countries

Please pray for our 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.

29th December

UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Laura Danner

Pray for Laura as she administers UFM USA alongside her ministry at Briarwood Church and her care of her elderly mother. Give thanks for enquiries from new contacts interested in joining UFM USA. Pray, too, for a number of missionary families who need additional support.

29th December

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. We are thankful for the growing number of missionaries and donations. Please pray for daily strength and wisdom for Melissa and Denise. Pray, too, for Melissa’s husband George who recently went to the Bahamas with an emergency medical team to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian.

30th December

UK Richard & Terece Dilworth

Pray for Richard and Terece as they settle into life in Reading and adjust to their new pattern of living and ministry.

30th December

Bulgaria Matthew Leung

Give thanks for being able to settle in quickly with the culture and weather and for such a wonderful and encouraging team of brothers and sisters to be working with this year. Pray that God will continue to connect people to BCSU.

31st December

Greece Jonathan & Dawn Clark

Please pray for the Bible handling training that Jonathan will be running in various cities through the winter. The aim is to help students study the Bible with confidence so that they find Christ and his grace in their reading, and begin to develop tools to encourage others to do the same. Please also pray for our fundraising efforts for the future growth of the movement, and that we will find potential interns and new staff.

31st December

UK (Xtra Timer) Doreen Sharp

I have found not driving quite a challenge and am finding it difficult to walk. So, I’m learning lessons through being dependent on others. I have help in getting around and to church by family and friends and have a pavement scooter to get to the shops. I am looking forward to the birth of my third great grandson in April.

1st January

Papua New Guinea Rosie Crowter

Pray for good planning for 2020. We hope to do some leadership development – so need wisdom how best to do that. Pray it will be strategic and the right people will commit to being involved. We see a big need for growing leaders and for growing young people. I’m hoping to learn more about reading Scripture with non-Western eyes and hope to attend some training on that in January.

1st January

Brazil Shirley Hough Teixeira

Please pray that in God’s perfect will and timing we will be in the UK. Pray for all the practical details to be sorted in order for this to happen and God to lead and direct and give us peace in whatever may lie ahead and wisdom with decisions regarding housing and schooling in these uncertainties. Pray too that the house will soon be sold.

2nd January

Slovenia Lydia Adams

Pray for the people who went to the Conference Revive, that they would put into action what they learned there.  I will be in the UK for the end of January visiting supporters and fundraising, pray that It would go well and for the team and the work in Slovenia to continue while I am away.   Pray for the new group of international students arriving in February for the 2nd semester.

3rd January

South East Asia Gisli & Nora

Pray for us to have wisdom on how to deal with every client; that each anxious client, each couple having relationship communication difficulties, each individual having problems would gain skills to live life in loving, forgiving, healthy relationships. Pray that our clients would know the Lord more because of our relationships. Pray that we would know what part to play with the locals in our village.

4th January

Ireland Shaun & Tania Abrahams

Tania continues to have chemotherapy once a month, with weekly visits to the palliative day care unit. Praise God for the excellent medical team and care. Shaun has been accepted on a Clinical Pastoral Education course starting in April, to volunteer as a chaplain in the local hospital. He continues to help local churches with preaching and counselling. Pray for wisdom and direction regarding future church planting ministry in Kerry.

5th January

France Emmanuel & Maria Hartiel

Give thanks for some new contacts and their regular attendance on Sundays. Please pray for spiritual growth in the church at Guingamp and that we might see conversions both at Guingamp and in the area of central Brittany. Give thanks that the local authorities in Plouguernével have renewed the one-year lease for use of the premises we use once a month for our Sunday service.

5th January

Kenya Laura Sanlon

I would value prayer as I begin a new year of ministry. The teens work restarts on 5th January. Please pray for my involvement with the leaders and role on the staff team. Please pray for wisdom as I seek to move ahead with the plans and projects for the training programme.

6th January

Ireland Andy & Rachel Millar

Please continue to pray that souls will be saved as we go about spreading the good news. Please keep praying for our jobs as we both continue to work and travel with Andy traveling further than usual and Rachel as she adapts to this new job. Please pray that we get mortgage approval and that we get a suitable house.

6th January

Central Asia Ben

Praise God that a local friend has recently started (secretly) professing faith in Christ! – pray his faith would be genuine, that he would be baptised, grow and stop being secret! Pray for his family who are open and other local friends, for opportunities for them to hear the word and be convicted by it. Pray for me, for endurance with the mountain that is language learning, sober-mindedness, humility, heavenly-mindedness and a greater passion for God’s glory!

7th January

Germany Larry & Sinead Norman

Sinead is in Athens from 7th – 30th January planning the IFES InterAction conferences. Pray for those who completed a basic training in Biblical Counselling as we begin to form a pastoral care team at church. Pray for our sermon series in Revelation. Pray that those we have been reading 1:1 would go on to read the Bible with others in the church.

8th January

Bulgaria Alesia Yermak

Please pray for our final Bible studies, that the gospel would become clear to non-believing students. Please pray for connections with new students in January as many of our internationals are not here next semester.

9th January

Eurasia Peter

Praise God for answered prayers for settling in, especially for a good house and living situation. Praise God for relationships quickly formed with students through English groups, and the opportunities that are slowly coming to speak of Christ with them. Please keep praying that I could find deeper fellowship here, especially within the team. Pray for K and C who have attended church for a few weeks now and are wanting to read the Bible.

9th January

Uganda Stephen & Linda Park

Praise God for how quickly the boys resettled into life in Kiwoko on our return in November. Pray for the recommencement of activities after the December holiday season, particularly ministry opportunities. The Ugandan school year starts in February. Pray for wisdom as we serve at the hospital in both work and ministry capacities. Thank God for our boys’ home-school teacher, Lauren. Pray that others will volunteer to come after she leaves in May.

10th January

UK Mark & Becky Pickett

Mark and Becky are due to be with their family in Nepal over the New Year. On 10th January, Mark will fly to Indonesia with his daughter, Lydia, where he will teach an intensive, week-long masters’ module on contextualization at Bandung Theological Seminary. Pray for safe travels and that the teaching would be helpful to the students (mostly pastors, cross-cultural workers, and seminary lecturers) and to the wider cause of the gospel in that great country.

11th January

Ireland Seth & Jessica Lewis

On 11th January our mother church (Midleton Baptist) is hosting a Ladies Dinner, an opportunity to invite friends and relatives and share the gospel with them. Pray that those who are invited would come, and that God would work in their hearts. Pray also that 4,000 Scripture calendars distributed in Midleton and Carrigtwohill would be used by the Lord throughout the year to draw attention to Himself and His word.

11th January

Peru Edward & Esme Zarate

Lots of change ahead in the next few weeks and months as summer holidays and rainy season approaches. Pray especially for us as we try to plan for continued learning and the need to have extra support with home-schooling and home management.

12th January

France Deborah Prisk

In January, Debs has two opportunities to speak to women’s groups about the benefits of women’s ministry: one in the Paris region (12th January) and another further afield in France (weekend of 18th). Please pray for women to catch the vision of how, by studying the Scriptures together, they can walk alongside their sisters in Christ and encourage one another to grow in their love for God and others.

12th January

Greece Tim & Nicky Sandell

These months are quieter for us as students are revising and sitting for exams. Please pray for us to use well the extra time we have, learning the language, preparing resources, spending time together as a family, but most importantly of all, pushing on to know and love the Lord more. Pray too for students to have a gospel perspective during the exam stress.

13th January

Brazil Marcelo & Holly Vieira

Please pray for the Lord to provide the funds for us to be fully supported. We pray our church will continue to be burdened for missions–personal, national, and international missions. We praise the Lord for the spiritual growth and maturing of the believers in the church. We’ve been praying for many years that the Lord would raise up believers and are thankful to see His faithfulness in this.

14th January

France Christopher & Laura De La Hoyde

Please pray for wisdom as we build things out in order to be effective in assessing, coaching, training and supporting church-planters here and in French-speaking West Africa.

15th January

Ireland Stephen & Nikki Childs

Pray for Tuesday Bible Club as numbers have dropped – it remains a great place for encouraging kids to develop their own faith. Thursday Bible study has grown in size, great to see a hunger for this. There is great warmth among our church family although we’ll soon have 8 medical students move on.

15th January

Uganda Susanna Clarke

Each January we have a staff envisioning week (15-22nd) at New Hope Uganda. Pray for this time as we study and learn together from God’s Word, and it’s application and implications for us in the work God has called us to. Please pray for the Treasures children to be healthy and well cared for during these long holidays, and for the staff as we prepare for the start of the new school year next month.

16th January

France Ruth McGarvey

Please pray for our final Bible studies, that the gospel would become clear to non-believing students. Please pray for connections with new students in January as many of our internationals are not here next semester.

16th January

UK Steve & Rhonda Morris

Steve had a positive month in South Asia in October with projects, meeting up with Bikers and holding speaking engagements. He is excited about the 2 new building projects near the border, which he will be involved in at the end of January, when he returns. Pray for this trip and for continuing opportunities to encourage, share the good news and help others practically.

17th January

Thailand Johnny & Ann McClean

January will be a busy month with Beth (IGCSE) and Matt (IB) sitting mock exams. Johnny will be in Pattaya on 18th January helping Tom King with pastoral training. From 20th-24th January he will be in Chiang Mai province training 70 Karen Baptist pastors alongside Simon Percy (Pastor Training International). 28th-31st January Johnny will be attending a City to City Conference in Malaysia.

17th January

Ivory Coast Fidel & Yvette Tchoumou

Pray for Fidel as he recovers from his stroke. He is slow in his reactions and concentration and is not fully aware of the effects of the stroke. Pray for patience for us all. Pray for Yvette as she takes up driving again. Pray as Yvette sorts out all the logistics of returning to the UK. We also would like to get the paperwork finalised for the building of the wall and see it started before we leave.

18th January

Uganda Bosco & Heidi Bukeera

Please pray for Bosco and Heidi as they continue to serve in Uganda.

18th January

UK Lynne McLeavy

5yrs working in London with the most vulnerable in our society has been a great time of preparation for a new challenge in Leicester. I move to Leicester in January and will spend the first few months contacting the homeless and women in prostitution to see how the Church is or can minister to them.

19th January

Moldova/UK Ben & Esther Smith

Please continue to pray for us during this time of study at Cornerstone Bible College. Pray that the sometimes overwhelming workload won’t take away from the spiritual experience of being here. What a blessing to take time out to study God’s word. Pray God will be working in our hearts and our love for our Saviour will deepen while we are here.

19th January

Moldova Maureen Wise

Praise God that Victor moved into Casa Matei from his closed institution in November.  He is 42 years old and has now been to the first shop, the first market and the first church in his life. Pray that the Lord will draw Victor to Himself soon and that he will settle well and happily and that he will be greatly blessed and that the Lord will make him a blessing.

20th January

France Susan Gnadou-Zabo

I am now on sabbatical for 6 months and will be taking a break from student ministry while staying in Paris. Pray that God would give me wisdom to know what to do with my time. Pray also for a debriefing retreat I will be on (20th -24th January); may it help me reflect on the past years in ministry and may God shed light on new things.

20th January

Nicaragua Barry & Susanna Davies

Susana and I are both challenged with our health and need to adjust our lifestyles. Please pray for NGO operating permits to be granted (free of charge) and for national worker and volunteers to be sent for the 2020 school vision. Please pray for five new staff by 1st February. The political situation continues to be very delicate; we go forward in the fog with most of the population.

20th January

South Asia Merv & Kim

We are currently in the UK with family and Merv is ministering every Sunday in January as well as taking some midweek meetings. Pray that we will be a blessing and to others. February we return to Asia for a very hectic schedule of 3 conferences for pastors and a youth conference. Pray that God’s word will equip and his Spirit empower them. Please pray for Kim’s ministry, especially for the times Merv is away.

21st January

Thailand Tom & Nerys King

Please pray for our continuing language studies, as well as training, Bible teaching and counselling at Tamar Center. Pray for discipline in our studies and that we’d be able to use our Thai more confidently with the women we work with. Pray as we search for a house closer to Tamar to move into once we’ve finish language school in March, as well as visa paperwork for our final education visa extension and future volunteer visa application.

22nd January

France Maxime & Demelza Soumagnas

Pray for regulars among us who are not yet Christians. Some are meeting to read the Bible with a Christian friend in the church. Please pray for these dear friends, that God will raise them from spiritual death to new life! Please pray that they will count Jesus as more precious than their sin and anything this world could offer. Pray for help for their Christian friends, for boldness, deep love and clear gospel conviction.

23rd January

France Gethin Jones

Please pray for Pro Nobis, a new annual conference on covenant theology we’re hosting at Chapelle de Nesle in Paris, January 24th – 25th. Pray that many will come and that it will be a blessed time of meditating on God’s promises to his people and how they shape our lives.

23rd January

Northern England & the Midlands – UK Staff Team, Brandon Nelson

Please pray for Brandon and his family as he visits mission partners in Eurasia from 23rd -28th January.

24th January

Sierra Leone Lamin & Jayne Dumbuya

We have a lady making an exploratory trip to Sierra Leone between 24th January – 4th February, considering options for longer-term service. Pray that she would find the visit helpful as she seeks God for her future. Pray her visit would be an encouragement to our team, our local church, and ministry partners here. Pray for God’s leading, and for clarity and wisdom for all as she considers her next steps alongside others.

24th January

Scotland – UK Staff Team, Iain Cameron

Give thanks for Iain Cameron’s long and fruitful ministry, leading the work of UFM in Scotland.  We have been so grateful for his patient, gentle, people focussed service and the warm hospitality that Iain and Fiona have offered in their home to so many.  Iain is due to retire at the end of February.  Please pray for a good start to ‘retirement’ for Iain and for a good transition to his successor.

25th January

Hungary Tamas & Berta Burjan

Tamás started a new job; his probation will be over in January. Berta started a new course and is learning English. We are selecting a school for Bíborka, pray she would get accepted. Tamás preached several times in recent months and continues to do so. After more than a year and a half our insurance case will be closed regarding the accident. Your prayers – however long ago – have been heard and answered.

25th January

Swindon – UK Staff Team

Please pray for staff members visiting UFM workers in Ivory Coast, Eurasia, Ireland, Germany and Eastern Europe during January and February.  Pray for encouragement for those we visit and for further insight for us into people’s lives and situations.  Give thanks for the opportunity for the whole team to be away together for Staff Retreat 25th-26th Feb.

26th January

Kenya Kip & Rachel Chelashaw

We have seen good numbers at Bible study and are encouraged by the depth of interest and discussion around the Word. Please pray this continues. Our church is building a boarding school for children from the slums. Pray it can open in January. We have decided to take on 2 apprentices to help disciple the many children and young people at church. Pray for them to settle and serve well.

27th January

Italy Heledd Job

Please pray for our IFES Europe Staff Conference happening January 27th-31st in Poland. We will spend one day reflecting on how we are doing personally, another on how we are doing as teams, and the final day thinking about how we can be more effective in our mission to the universities. Please pray that this would be a refreshing time of being equipped and encouraged before the start of the second semester.

27th January

Eurasia Lawrence

Please pray for a good time at the team retreat from 27th – 29th January.

28th January

Kenya Martin & Claudia Bussey

We’re due to return to Nairobi on 12th January after 6 months in the UK. Teaching this semester is Theology of God, Theology of church and end times, and the Gospels. Pray for Claudia as now that we are living at the university, she will no longer be teaching but will be able to be involved with the theology students. Pray for her as she turns our new house into a home where all are welcome.

28th January

UK Vi Webb (Xtra Timer)

Pray for Vi and the family as they adjust to the loss of Mike in 2018. Please pray for Vi and her 2 daughters, Ali and Jen, who are visiting Papua, where Mike and Vi served, at the end of January 2020. They have not been back to Papua since they left more than 25 years ago. It will be a special and emotional visit for them and for the Papuan believers with whom they worked.

29th January

Italy Hope Garnish

Please pray for all the students we have met. Please pray they would think on the things they have heard at GBU and want to know more about Jesus. January may be slow but let’s pray for fruit!

29th January

Brazil Jo McMillen

I have a few speaking engagements left at the beginning of January followed by a week’s skiing holiday and lots of goodbyes before I head back to Brazil on 29th January.  Please pray that I would enjoy quality time with people and for all the goodbyes and that I would settle back into life quickly in Brazil and that it would be an encouraging time as I reconnect with people.

30th January

West Africa David & Liz

Please pray for anticipated ministry opportunities teaching missionary organisers on Isaiah, various regular evangelistic opportunities locally, and our teaching in the English-as-a-second-language programme, and Liz’s ministry and relationships at the mum-and-baby centre. Please pray for the re-start of homeschooling – we’ll hope to get plenty under our belts before the draining hot season hits!

30th January

Brazil Inge Bublitz

At the end of December I finished my ministry with CEF. It has been a very emotional time, packing up and saying goodbye to my friends in different parts of Brazil. Please pray for me during this time of transition and as I look to the future.

31st January

Italy Paul Chatfield

I am expecting to host a potential pastor for a few weeks who would like to be involved in the church part-time.  Pray for discussions as we see what is best for the church and as I work out where the Lord wants me in this too.

31st January

Togo Alex & Wijneke Kanri

With only around 7 months to departure we pray we will see funds building up, so we will be able to cover flight tickets and all the initial expenses. We are also grateful for all the new friends, we have made over the past few years back in Europe, especially with some who also have very strong ties with Togo.

1st February

Ireland Josh & Alaina Richards

Pray for Josh and Alaina as they visit churches and seek to raise their support. Pray that the Lord will encourage them and that churches and Christians will catch the vision they have for their ministry and begin to pray for them and commit to support them. Pray, too, that they will be able to obtain the visas they need.

2nd February

Northern Ireland – UK Staff Team, David Morrow & Gillian Carson

Pray that I might be an encouragement to our missionaries in Bulgaria as Karen and I visit with them in February. Pray for the new year of planning and meetings and for new people to come forward for long term service.

3rd February

Romania Andrew & Anca Arthur-Worsop

It has been a hard time at Kairos Mission School, we have seen so much sickness especially among the children. We have been seeking to be used by the Lord more, so we have opened both lectures and our short-term mission trips to others. This was successful, with 13 young people going on a weekend mission trip with our students.  Pray that the Lord shows us clearly how to inspire more to the mission field.

4th February

Brazil Paula Harris

Thank the Lord for a time at home over Christmas and praise Him for an amazing 2020 with lots of youngsters in and from the prisons being converted and discipled – this is the first time that discipleship has occurred regularly.  The Lord is transforming lives. Please pray for many more conversions and for us as a team and for our volunteers to continue being faithful to the Lord.  Pray for me to hear God’s voice in everything.

4th February

Ireland Huw & Alison Williams

Pray for the small group Bible study that has started in our home. Pray that the non-believers would come to a living faith in the Lord Jesus and that the mature Christians would love and disciple them as we meet together each week. We are also both meeting for one-to-one studies with individuals and pray that the Lord would work in people’s hearts so that they will respond to the love of Christ.

5th February

Italy Heidi Reger

Adjusting to a new culture is challenging – a new language, new customs, new church and new friends (and that’s without talking about work!). Please pray that I would lean on God during the difficulties and have a fresh joy and dependence on Him, and that I would find one or two particularly close friends.

6th February

Barnabus Ministry Dafydd Job

Please pray for Dafydd as he continues to serve in the UK.

7th February

Italy Jonathan & Annette Gilmore

Please pray for Jonathan and Annette as they continue to serve in Italy.

7th February

Central Asia Ed & Katie

We have upcoming elections in Central Asia, which we suspect is causing a certain level of the visa hassle and frustrations that we and others are experiencing.  We also hope that this won’t affect our hope that in the first half of 2020 we might make good progress with registering an NGO here.

7th February

Spain Jon & Lisa Short

Pray that students would  trust in God for exams and study diligently. For diligence for me in planning and prep. Pray for a training weekend away (7th – 9th February), for the students to be delighted in the gospel and to share it in the mission week at the end of the month (24th – 27th February).

8th February

Peru/Ireland Daniel & Ellie Caballero

Praise the Lord for a great time in October-November in England! It was an encouraging time. Pray for me as I prepare and preach the Word of God regularly at Douglas Baptist Church. Pray for Ellie as she teaches Sunday school. We have just begun a new church planting effort in our Church in east Cork. Pray that the Lord may bless our efforts.

8th February

Malawi Lee & Fai Furney

Please pray for Lee and Fai as they continue to serve in Malawi.

9th February

UK Colin & Heather Doake (Xtra Timers)

Colin went to be with the Lord in December. Please pray for his family at this time.

10th February

South Africa Gavin & Elaine Charlton

We praise God for extra manpower. Colin and Rebekah (our daughter) and their 2 boys have moved to Empangeni to help. Colin will be helping with the vehicles and maintenance, as well as having Bible studies with the older boys and men on staff. Rebekah is working part time as a GP to support them, and helping with admin. Pray for them as they settle in.

11th February

Mission workers in restricted countries

Please pray for our mission workers in difficult circumstances.

12th February

France Emmauel & Esther Durand

Pray for Emmanuel in his responsibilities as Elder of the church at Cognin. Pray for wisdom as he seeks to lead the church along with others. Remember Esther as a busy wife and mother and also in her various ministries in the church.

13th February

UK A & C

Please pray for Christians in our home country to understand how to pray, how to hear from God and take steps with God’s guidance. Pray for the salvation of one of my nephews, he is a drug addict. Please pray for our ministry.

13th February

Sierra Leone James & Andrene Hayton

The hospital is continuing to struggle with financial integrity, discipline, and professionalism. Please pray that we may be firm but sensitive as we try to encourage our colleagues about the importance of addressing these issues. There have been situations that have arisen from this that are leading us to consider the next few months as a “last try”. Please pray for wisdom to know how long to persevere and what should not be compromised on.

14th February

Uganda Lauren Baird

Pray that my time with Joel and Oliver would be used well and that they would both make progress in their learning. Pray for opportunities to get involved in ministry around the hospital and that I continue to build friendships with the people I meet.

15th February

Spain Jonathan & Claire Skipper

Please pray for Jonathan and Clare as they continue to serve in Spain.

16th February

Thailand Ruth Duffin

This year Thailand is hosting the IFES regional conference for East Asia for the first time in nearly 40 years. The conference will take place 13th -19th July in Bangkok and we expect nearly 700 students from across the region to come. Please pray for us as we prepare, and that this special opportunity for Thai students to learn, grow and meet other Christian students will inspire and encourage them to live for Christ.

17th February

Peru Charles Hart

Pray for Charles in his ongoing studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte.

17th February

France Alan & Pat Davey

Thank God for every inch of progress in Bordeaux. Please pray for new spiritual life to spring up and for real growth, both in number and in maturity. Pray that all our faults and failings will be overruled and pardoned. Pray that our zeal and health will be sustained. Pray also for new workers to be prepared to come and take up the relay.

18th February

UK Andrew & Jenny Love

Please pray for us as we travel to Portugal on February 18th with our church worker Henry de Oliveira and his wife Caitlin. We are visiting Montalegre, Viana do Castelo and Pias in the north. On the 20th Henry will share God’s word with a number of church workers. Please pray that God will bless this trip. We also value prayer for our work in Llantrisant and for Jenny’s work amongst ladies and children.

19th February

Ireland James & Julia McMaster

We are delighted to tell you that we had a very blessed ‘official opening’ for our new church home in Westport. It has taken an awful lot of work to get to this point but we are well aware that the real work is seeing it filled with local people. Please pray to this end and that we would have wisdom in how best to use our facilities.

20th February

Croatia Daniel Brooks

In February I move to Croatia for the next 12-18 months! February to June is settling and intense language learning, June-September is Camp Ministry and discipleship in DPB House in Western Croatia and beyond that only God knows. Pray for moving my life to this nation on February 21st (Probably!!) and for visa success.

20th February

Cameroon Anatole & Claudie Lordon

Anatole and Claudie will be taking a period of leave of absence from UFM.  Please continue to pray for them and for Ann Mercy.

21st February

France Catrin Davey

Thank God for good work and relationships in the church team and for a constructive church weekend away back in November. Please continue to pray as I search for an apartment and as the church searches for a new meeting place.

21st February

Uganda Rebecca Jones

I am hoping to start doing some Bible studies with a local lady. She would say she is a Christian but her husband is Muslim so she can’t have a Bible in her house or attend church. Please pray that these would be of help and encouragement to her.

22nd February

Ireland David & Wilma Murphy

Please pray for David and Wilma as they continue to serve in Ireland.

23rd February

Italy Andrea & Emanuela Artioli

Please pray for Andrea and Emanuela as they continue to serve in Italy.

24th February

Peru David & Bertha Barnes

Please pray for David and Bertha as they continue to serve in Peru.

25th February

France Richard & Terece Dilworth

Pray for Richard and Terece as they settle back into life in the UK and into a new church family.

26th February

Italy Alice Larke

Praise God for opportunities to share Jesus with students from closed countries, especially when looking at questions surrounding ‘suffering’ and ‘culture shock’. Pray that we can deepen the friendships with have with these students and that they see Jesus in how we live. Pray for wisdom, peace and provision as I plan to stay long-term.

27th February

France Paul & Abby Helms

Please pray for follow-up of the end of year giving campaigns and also several Christmas / Thanksgiving outreaches both with internationals and with French speakers. Please also pray with us for a new opportunity to lead an existing young adult Bible Study that will pick up after the holidays which Paul will be coordinating.

27th February

IFES Relay Homestart Workers

Please pray for Tom, Gareth, Tim, Ben and Matthew as they serve in student ministry in various locations around Europe and Eurasia.

28th February

Greece Jonathan & Dawn Clark

Please pray for provision of new staff and the money to pay them! We are losing three colleagues by the summer and we want to be growing the student work nationally! Please also pray for recruitment of Greek students for the July summer team.

29th February

UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Laura Danner

Pray for Laura as she administers UFM USA alongside her ministry at Briarwood Church and her care of her elderly mother. Pray for a suitable place to be found for Laura’s mother in a care home. Give thanks for enquiries from new contacts interested in joining UFM USA.

29th February

UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Melissa Walker & Denise Hamilton

We are thankful for the growing number of missionaries and donations. Please pray for daily strength and wisdom as we handle the accounts and communicate with donors.

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