Italy Alice Larke
Praise God for all the non-Christian students that are coming to our groups! Pray that God will continue to grow our Christian students in leadership of the groups and love for those coming along. Pray that we can love and know our students well.
Thailand Johnny & Ann McClean
Pray for Johnny and Ann as they continue to serve in Thailand.
Italy Andrea & Emanuela Artioli
Pray for Andrea and Emanuela as they continue to serve in Italy.
France Paul & Abby Helms
Pray for Paul and Abby and the family in their ministry in Paris during the continuing strict restrictions on daily life. Pray for the church as it seeks to reach non-Christians and build up young Christians in their faith. Pray for Abby as she continues language study and cares for the children.
Northern England & the Midlands UK Staff Team Brandon Nelson
Please pray for my family and I as we prepare to move to the US before beginning my new role as Country Director in the autumn. Amidst our normal work, we are also raising support and making preparations with a view to moving across in late summer / early autumn.
Germany Larry & Sinead Norman
Please give thanks for many students attending Leipzig English Church; pray that they will grow in their confidence in Christ to live and speak for Him. Pray, too, for the ongoing preparations for the InterAction Germany youth camp this summer; for God to provide both leaders and campers. Pray, also, for grace for Sinead and Larry as they learn how to parent Zoe.
West Africa David & Liz
Please pray for the churches of our country, that God will pour out the Spirit of prayer and fill believers with courage and boldness in their service, and pray for us likewise, and that God may be pleased to bless our poor labours with fruit. May is very hot, humid and tiring.
Brazil Shirley Hough Teixeira
We praise God for all the way he has led and kept us in these days. Continue to pray for clear guidance for our future, both now and long term. Continue to pray for Brazil as the COVID situation has worsened once again. Several people we know have lost their lives and others are sick and in need of prayer. Do remember Aline too in Brazil.
Peru Edward & Esme Zarate
We give thanks for our church plant, its leadership and membership. Its been amazing to see God at work, especially in the midst of this pandemic. Please pray for guidance and wisdom as we look for a building to rent. We hope as the situation gets stable and infections ease, we would like to be able to open our building. Please pray God will give us the right location and for funds as well.
Papua New Guinea Rosie Crowter
Pray for wisdom and protection for PNG as Covid spreads. Pray for wisdom in use of my time and gifts. We so need God’s spirit to open blind eyes and release people from the bonds of spirits and lies of Satan. Pray for effective training course on God’s Word and culture- sickness and death planned for May 3rd-7th.
South East Asia Gisli & Nora
Pray for the continued writing of an excellent useful Counselling Training Course, finding how to accredit the Course, having the right students and the right teachers! Pray for clients to be free from crippling anxiety.
Ireland Shaun Abrahams
I am teaming with a friend to teach four counselling seminars for a church in Clonmel, Ireland in May. Please pray for a younger missionary couple who are serious about joining me in Ireland to form a church planting team. They have just received the blessing from their sending church. We are in the process of praying and planning towards them relocating in summer 2022.
Ireland Huw & Alison Williams
Pray for the CUI team in the South as we plan resources and hopefully events for school leavers. This is the second cohort of Freshers who will begin university life online rather than in person. We’re also praying that the church will be allowed to meet in May and that we’ll be able to enjoy renewed fellowship in person.
France Gethin Jones
Pray for Gethin as he continues to serve in France.
Hungary Tamas & Berta Burjan
We give thanks for a successful entry exam for Abigél to start at a new school. Pray for her in this change. Bíborka was interviewed by video for her primary school and will start from September. Tamás records video sermons in this covid-time, while Berta works part time to look after children at home. A number of friends and relatives suffered from Covid, one colleague died. Please pray for good health and rest.
France Susan Gnadou-Zabo
Please pray for the international students we know to not isolate themselves but to stay motivated in their studies and stay in touch with us. GBU Paris have a weekend away for the 7th-9th May that we’re hoping won’t be cancelled. Pray for me to prepare well for these upcoming events.
France Del & Laura De La Hoyde
Please pray as we move to Montreuil for a two-year period of local evangelism, training and recalibration in preparation for a future planting project in central Paris. Pray for time spent in the UK this Sumer reconnecting with family and supporting churches: that this would be able to happen despite Covid, and that we’d trust and lean on God in all the uncertainties!
Ireland Andy & Rachel Millar
Pray for Andy and Rachel as they continue to serve in Ireland.
France Deborah Prisk
Please pray for the annual course in women’s ministry which Debs is teaching at the Geneva Bible Institute from 10th – 14th May. At the time of writing, she hopes to be able to teach in person with her colleague, Marie-Christine. Pray this would be possible, as the connection with the students is so much better. If it is to be online, please pray for the best possible conditions.
Italy Hope Garnish
Praise God for some fun online events that have helped to lift morale in tight lockdown. Praise God for an evening looking at the significance of Jesus’ death in which almost all 20 students joined the optional Q+A with the guest speaker for more! (including 2 non-believers) Pray they would receive Christ! Pray for fresh, engaging ideas for next term!
Uganda Rebecca Jones
Praise God that so far Covid has not hit Uganda in the way we expected and we have been spared large numbers of deaths or overwhelming case numbers. Do pray that this continues. Neighbouring countries are seeing increases in numbers and there is a lot of apathy here about preventative measures so another wave is certainly possible.
Italy Heledd Job
Please pray for the 10-month IFES Europe online student leaders training (formacion) which is coming to an end in May. Pray that God would enable the students and staff who participated to live out what they learnt and be a blessing to others in their own contexts.
Sierra Leone James & Andrene Hayton
We have returned to Kamakwie Hospital in Sierra Leone for a 4 week exploratory visit. Pray that we will be open to God’s leading about whether we should continue our partnership with them. Pray for the hospital management as they consider tackling serious issues. Pray also that God will use us to show his love, mercy, and grace during our time.
Greece Tim & Nicky Sandell
Please pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to open doors for the gospel in Volos, and that we would open our mouths to speak the gospel clearly and boldly. Please pray too for us to grow in love for the Lord, and in joy in what has been a very odd season of ministry. Pray too for a good bunch of first year students to join us in September!
Ireland Seth & Jessica Lewis
Pray that the Irish government will soon lift the restriction on churches meeting and that the church’s life and witness will be fully restored. Pray that personal contacts in two nearby villages will resume and the ministry to refugees in a local centre. Pray for Daniel, David and Rebekah to find good friends in the community.
UK Steve & Rhonda Morris
Steve is looking forward to heading up Operation Centurion , a practical ministry in support of missionaries. Rhonda returns to school after Easter. Pray her bruised chest ribs heal up after a bad fall. Rhonda is leading a group of ladies on an Alpha course starting 13 April.
Uganda Stephen & Linda Park
Praise God that Uganda has been protected from the worst of Covid. Pray for hospital finances, with decreased income yet increased expenditures. Pray for the many ministries, some still on hold (children/prison). Praise God that student Bible fellowship recommenced in April. Praise God for a new volunteer home-school teacher (July-Dec 2021). Pray for all the logistics, many of which are more complex with Covid.
UK A & C
Pray for Amir and Connie as they continue working with a minority people group.
Kenya Laura Sanlon
I would value prayer as I work towards returning to ministry in Kenya. I am thankful I am in the process of having the vaccine. Please pray for wisdom and guidance regarding my return. Kenya has been suffering the 3rd wave of Covid and in a lockdown from the end of March. Please pray for protection and help and for ministry during another difficult season.
Italy Paul Chatfield
Praise God for an enthusiastic worship leader, a creative artist drawing art for sermons, a Christian counsellor willing to help those struggling with Covid, with teaching and 1-1s and a retired pastor planning to help out part-time from July. God has really sustained us in this hard time.
Northern Ireland UK Staff Team David Morrow & Gillian Carson
Give thanks to God for new enquiries from people to serve in and from Ireland. Pray for Gillian and David as they return to the office more regularly and for continued strength and wisdom.
France Emmanuel & Maria Hartiel
Give thanks for new people at church – such as “P”, who has been homeless until quite recently but is growing in faith and “F”, a lady from a M background who is searching. We hope to re-start meetings in Central Brittany (Rostrenen) from May, (monthly Sunday service and mid-week Bible study). Please pray that the Lord would open the door for meetings to go ahead.
Ivory Coast Fidel & Yvette Tchoumou
Praise God for continued progress on the wall surrounding the Bible School at Sassandra. Pray for Sara and Esther as they settled back to in person school, for their spiritual growth and building friendships. Please pray for me as I continue to work towards getting back to nursing and finding a job, and as I lead the Jucos (5-10 yr olds) at church through Zoom and look to some in person meetings.
UK Lynne McLeavy
On Easter Sunday I started a girls Bunny club (along with the girl I am fostering) where we invited 3 children from the neighbourhood. It was a fun time and hopefully will be a regular occurrence. Pray that they will come to know Jesus as their Saviour. The asylum seekers I had contact with have moved away, so pray that opportunities will open up to reach others.
Peru/Ireland Daniel & Ellie Caballero
We are still in a strict lockdown in Ireland. Praise the Lord for preserving our lives during this difficult time! Daniel is actively speaking from the Bible using the internet. Pray that we may be able to be able to gather again as a church soon. Pray for a renewed sense of God’s presence in the congregation. Thank you.
Brazil Paula Harris
Praise the Lord for sorting all the details for me to return home during the pandemic. He wonderfully provided all I needed and superseded anything I imagined. Pray for me to depend on His grace one day at a time as I come to terms with the fact I have left Brazil, and adapt to life back here in the UK.
Nicaragua Barry & Susanna Davis
Our teacher team at CCA school is going through challenges, and many parents are worried about health and safety. CFA is more settled, things are going well, children are very happy. Please pray for volunteers, they have had great impact in the past. Please also pray we can find more Christian teachers. We need a breakthrough in our dealings with government.
Barnabas Ministry Dafydd Job
From May 20th – 26th I’ll be participating at the European Leadership Forum, which is once again held online. I’ll be responsible for mentoring a new group of individuals involved in ministry, and paricipating in the discipleship programme at the Forum. Please pray that those I mentor will be helped, and that we form good and fruitful ongoing relationships.
Belgium Jo Lane
Pray for Jo as she continues to serve in Belgium.
Central Asia Ed & Katie
Pray for Ed and Katie as they continue to serve in Central Asia.
France Ruth McGarvey
Praise the Lord for His provision for the roof project at the FEU. Pray for good contacts in this final semester now that the good weather is back and we can look to meet in small groups outside.
Slovenia Olivia Rigby
Please pray for my residency permit as the government are still processing it. Please pray for the training sessions I’m writing and leading for the Slovene students. Pray that they would be pointed to Christ, not to me. Please also pray as these sessions might get used in the international church as well so I’d need to adapt them to not students!
Central Asia Ben
Pray for Ben as he continues to serve in Central Asia.
Scotland UK Staff Team Ruairidh MacLean
Give thanks that we are in touch with a potential applicant based in Scotland who is looking to engage in short-term mission. Please continue to pray that the Lord would call others in Scotland to serve in cross-cultural mission, despite the obvious challenges which the pandemic brings. We are expecting our fourth child in early June, please remember Peigi and the baby in your prayers.
UK Mark & Becky Pickett
Becky would appreciate prayer for wisdom in tricky pastoral situations. In May, Mark is due to mentor a couple preparing to work in a Muslim-majority country, then, 24th-28th May, he will be teaching a remote masters class in Bandung, Indonesia in contextualisation.
Kenya Kip & Rachel Chelashaw
We had an encouraging start to the year with growing numbers coming to church, including many children from the slum. Please pray for a suitable venue as we are outgrowing our home. Nairobi went into semi-lockdown in March. Pray for God’s people to keep listening to his Word and encouraging one another. Pray for wisdom in decision-making about church
Italy John & Anne Goodwin
Give thanks for God’s provision for a growing team of supporters. Continue to pray for clarity regarding visas and timescales for moving. Pray we would trust God and seek our identity in him in a season of change, and with John’s role at Beeston Free finishing at the end of May. Please keep praying for Daniel, Lizzie & Miriam.
Ireland Stephen & Nikki Childs
Ireland is being very slow in reopening churches – please pray we can get back to meeting in person soon. We have just launched a fundraising project towards purchasing a building for Calvary Church Castlebar. Pray for God to provide the finances and premises necessary in his time. You can find more information on our website www.calvarychurchcastlebar.ie/new-building
UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Laura Danner
Pray for Laura as she administers UFM USA and cares for her elderly mother who lives with her. Laura has been confined to her home since March 2020 because of Covid and the need to shield her mother. Laura is thankful for the Lord’s protection when, in late March, tornadoes seriously damaged houses in Birmingham.
South Africa Jeremy & Janet Boddington
Pray for Jeremy settling in as CEO of Mercy Air in South Africa, and for Janet taking over the hospitality department. Pray that the Lord would call more pilots, engineers and administrators to join the work. Covid restrictions are preventing Janet from returning to the UK easily to see family members who are unwell and to assist their daughter, Susie, who is getting married at the end of August.
Roxanne Hall IFES: Relay Homestart
Please pray for our weekly outreach events from 18th May – 5th June, for soft hearts and boldness. Pray for our community to strengthen within the international group specifically, that they would grow in ownership of the group and in love for God. Pray for me as I support students returning to their home countries. Pray for someone to takeover leadership of the group.
Peru David & Bertha Barnes
Pray for David and Bertha as they continue to serve in Peru.
Brazil Jo McMillen
I have recently started up two new groups. An English group with 4 teens from church where we are reading and discussing a book together. Pray that God would use this to challenge them. Also a teen bible study group, studying Mark, for my friend’s son and his friends. Pray that they would love Jesus more as they meet him on the pages of his Word and that more teens would join and be saved.
Brazil Eduardo & Anna Lemos
What a blessing it is to see believers encouraged and non-believers touched with expository preaching and interactions one-on-one and with families. Pray for guidance for our ministry as we seek to work well alongside the local church. Pray that we have wisdom to approach our unchurched neighbourhood to expand Your church.
Portugal Leonardo & Ana Moraes
Despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the church of Sete Rios is united and strengthened by the Lord. We are promoting several online activities via Zoom and live on Facebook. We are interacting with a good group of people. Some of these people have become regulars at our Zoom meetings, others are even being discipled by the church. There are many challenges for the church in Portugal. We count on your prayers a lot
Thailand Tom & Nerys King
We are hoping to return to Thailand in these next few months. Visa opportunities are starting to open up so please pray that this includes our specific visa type. Please pray that we would continue to trust God as we prepare to say our goodbyes to family and friends and return to the mission field.
Italy Fiuseppe & Viviana Fortuna
Pray for our church and the stability of some believers due to the pandemic. Pray for my wife and I as we spend a lot of time in pastoral care. Pray for our daughter, Sarah who will have an important school exam this summer, for her future and to grow in the faith. Pray for the conversion of our son, Marco who has not yet made a profession of faith.
Ireland Josh & Alaina Richards
Pray that Josh and Alaina will be able to obtain an initial 2-year visa to serve in Ireland and that the Irish government will change its policy of not issuing long-term missionary visas. Pray that more churches and Christians in the US will catch the vision they have for their ministry and begin to pray for them and commit to support them financially.
Romania Andrew & Anca Arthur-Worsop
The Mission School’s 6 months has ended. Please pray the students find the right place to serve. Pray for Andy, taking on new responsibilities as an elder in our church. Pray for the possibility of our family to returning to England for the summer. Pray for our daughters to get to know the Lord and to grow to be kind and loving to each other.
Uganda Bosco & Heidi Bukeera
Pray for Bosco and Heidi as they continue to serve in Uganda.
France Emily Wright
Pray for Emily as she continues to serve in France.
Slovenia Lydia Adam
Pray for time to rebuild relationships after Covid restrictions ease (hopefully) . Please pray for endurance to finish the semester well. Pray for spiritual refreshment, and a renewed passion and love for the Lord.
Germany Larry & Sinead Norman
Please pray for preparations for the InterAction summer camp (the first week of August), that the camp would be well attended and that the Lord would work through His Word. Larry has parental leave in June; pray we would be able to visit family and friends in the UK. Please pray that in all we are and do the Lord Jesus would be glorified.
Italy Jonathan & Annette Gilmore
We praise God for continuity in the gospel here in Palermo, despite restrictions. What a joy to see a couple of people asking for baptism. Please pray for an appropriate venue to be identified here in Palermo, once we are able to meet again. Pray for the two children who regularly come to our home for ‘Sunday School’. Pray that the seed sown might take root and bring forth fruit.
Bulgaria Alesia Yermak
Pray for Alesia as she continues to serve in Bulgaria.
South Africa Gavin & Elaine Charlton
Praise God Covid has declined here so not too many restrictions. Children only go to school alternate days, so still need to plan lots of activities. Pray that we will get volunteers again soon to help with school work and academic catch up for the children. Pray that we will be able to start feeding scheme at Nseleni again.
Moldova/UK Ben & Esther Smith
By the time you read this, we hope to be a family of four! Pray for us as we adjust. We are in the final months of our time at Bible College. Praise God for his faithfulness to us over these two years, and pray for much wisdom as we seek His will concerning our next steps after graduation in July.
Italy Heidi Reger
One of our dreams for International Students Bucharest has been to have a place where students can call home; a physical locality where we can invite students and create a community in a space which is “ours”. Please pray that we would find a suitable location for the coming academic year for this hope to become reality.
France Maxime & Demelza Soumagnas
Pray for Maxime and Demelza as they continue to serve in France.
Senegal Tenebou & Bethan Manga
Please pray for us as we make preparations to go home to Senegal in the summer.
Thailand Johnny & Ann McClean
From June 10th-12th Johnny plans to travel to north Thailand with Langham Preaching to train local pastors and lay preachers. Please pray that this event will go ahead – Covid numbers are very unpredictable there – and that they will be a blessing to those they train. Ann is coming to the end of a particularly challenging year at school. Pray for stamina and grace in these last weeks of the school year.
France Emmauel & Esther Durand
Pray for Emmanuel and Esther as they continue to serve in France.
Sierra Leone Lamin & Jayne Dumbuya
Tyrannus Bible Institute hopes to conclude this academic year on 13th June and start the next academic year on 15th August. As applications commence for the next session, pray that God will draw new students to the Bible school with a heart to learn His Word and a passion for mission. Pray that those finishing would be faithful in serving God.
Swindon UK Staff Team
Give thanks for the UFM Council meeting on 14th June, for ongoing wisdom and insight. Please pray for a smooth transition back to the office for the Swindon based staff and for God’s help for us to make the very most of the wonderful new facility that he has blessed us with.
South Asia Merv & Kim
We had a blessed Easter at Cwmdare. 1,200 Easter tracts and invitations were delivered around the village. We held an outdoor ” in search of the real Easter egg hunt”. 41 children and 23 families took part, only one family come to the church. So please pray for eternal fruit of lives transformed by the Gospel. We are still no nearer knowing when we can return to S Asia to resume Bible training conferences, but continue to minister on zoom to several groups.
Brian & Stacy
Pray for Brian and Stacy as they discern when the best time is to return to Central Asia.
Togo Alex & Wijneke Kanri
Around 40 elders from the different grace churches in Togo met to review the past 25 years of the churches existence and to discuss necessary reforms. They also signed a constitution and confession of faith for the church. Please pray that the churches will faithfully apply Biblical reforms.
Spain Jonathan & Claire Skipper
Pray for Jonathan and Clare as they continue to serve in Spain.
Jason & Sarah
Please pray for us as we transition from ministry in the Middle East to the UK for bible college training, and then Lord-willing to church based ministry in South Asia. Pray for us to have wisdom with the practicalities of moving, and also emotionally and spiritually, for good goodbyes and a deep sense of the closeness and care.
France Alan & Pat Davey
Thank God for his work in Bordeaux Church. Please pray that our love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that we may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
UK Andrew & Jenny Love
We thank God for Andrew’s good recovery after his heart attack in February. Thank you for your prayers. We are thankful too that Henry, our trainee worker, has received a call to Ystrad Mynach to start in July. Please pray for him and his family. We will miss them. Praise God that Jenny has finished translating the Pastors Training International curriculum into Portuguese. We hope to use it in Mozambique in 2022. Pray for open doors to Portugal and Mozambique.
Ireland James & Julia McMaster
In these days we would ask for clear wisdom as to best serve and to make the possible use of our time. One of the projects that I am working on is ‘A Christian view of UFO’s (No laughing please!) which I hope will have evangelistic mileage with certain people. Thanks!
Irene & Nigel Rowley XTRA TIMERS (ex Brazil)
In September the Lord told me to use some of the money we were not spending, to buy flowers for all the folks from church, each family. Then the Lord showed me again I should send a letter and a card to each one and a card. Now I’m 82 my main job in life now is prayer and my list gets longer and longer.
UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Melissa Walker & Denise Hamilton
Melissa gives thanks that her husband George made a good recovery from Covid. 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 missionaries and supporters.
Kenya Martin & Claudia Bussey
We left Kenya suddenly, 3 weeks earlier than planned, to get out before it was put on the UK government’s “red list”. Pray for good use of our 5 month home assignment – continuing work on a book on eschatology and preparing other Biblical materials for publication. We hope to go to the Netherlands to see a new grand-daughter; and to the USA for the wedding of our son (July 9th).
Malawi Lee & Fai Furney
Pray for Lee and Fai as they continue to serve in Malawi.
Thailand Ruth Duffin
I hope to complete Masters studies at All Nations by the end of July. Please pray as I work on my dissertation that I can study well, and that what I learn will be useful in future ministry. I plan to start working with Friends International in Leicester some time in August, so I would also value prayer as I prepare for this.
Ireland David & Wilma Murphy
Pray for God’s provision of a new church building and for wisdom and faith in taking this step. Pray that the church in Charlestown would be kept close together and to God as we continue to meet online. Pray for family, especially Jacob and Sarah to settle in well and to know peace and contentment.
Brazil Marcelo & Holly Vieira
Pray for daily strength for Marcelo and Holly as they minister to people in Benevides who have been bereaved and those who have contracted Covid. There has been a surge in infections and the hospitals have been overwhelmed. Pray for the home groups that have flourished during the pandemic. Pray for them in their family life amidst the many demands of ministry.
Greece Jonathan & Dawn Clark
There is still uncertainty about our summer plans: kids church camp (which Dawn leads) and student beach camp (which Jonathan leads) can’t be confirmed yet but we really hope they both happen – as well as visiting the UK. Please pray also that we’ll find new people to grow our staff team nationally.
Moldova Maureen Wise
Please pray for the Lord’s clear direction for the timing, location and construction of a fifth house and that His hand will already be on those who will live there. Pray for the Lord to direct us.
Italy Alice Larke
Pray for our international students who are alone in lockdown. Pray that they will find community with other students and ultimately find hope, belonging and new life in Jesus.
Helen Brackenbury XTRA TIMER (ex PNG)
I am so grateful for the Lord’s daily goodness and faithfulness, for kind neighbours and supportive friends, through what I have found to be the toughest of the lockdowns. And especially for 2 Covid-19 jabs. Grateful, too, for a year of reading the Bible and praying with non-church neighbours weekly over the phone and seeing the Lord at work in their lives.
Italy Andrea & Emanuela Artioli
Pray for Andrea and Emanuela as they continue to serve in Italy.
France Paul & Abby Helms
Pray for Paul who now has extra responsibilities as pastor of Emmanuel International Church. Pray for Abby as she continues with her French language studies and for the children.
Northern England & the Midlands UK Staff Team Brandon Nelson
Please pray for Brandon and the family as they prepare to move to the US to begin his new role as Country Director in the Autumn. They are waiting for Julia’s Green Card to arrive before moving, so pray that the application will be successful.
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