Brazil Shirley Hough Teixeira
Please pray for my health and a full recovery and for the Vila and those in the church that God will guard and protect in these days. Pray for wisdom for the government that right decisions may be made especially for the reopening of the schools and how that affects us too.
West Africa David & Liz
We are thankful for holiday and would appreciate prayer for guidance for the rest of this year, a safe arrival of baby around November, and blessing on our eldest two as they go to school back in Africa in September, God-willing.
Peru Edward & Esme Zarate
Things are crazy in Peru. Our president has extended the quarantine in Arequipa until September 4th. Please pray for strength, patience, endurance and wisdom as to how best to survive as a family amidst this difficult time. Pray for opportunities to
share that Jesus brings, as we continue to deliver food parcels to families in need! Pray for my country of Peru, for its leaders but above all for God’s mercy at this difficult time.
South East Asia Gisli & Nora
Pray that our clients would grow and hear from The Counsellor, during our summer break! Pray that we would rest well and deepen our walk with the Lord as we continue to grow relationships in the village.
Thailand Tom & Nerys King
Please pray for the fourteen women enrolled on the Tamar training. Pray they’d continue to develop, engage and be open to learning more about the Christian faith. Please pray for our autumn travel plans. We need to return to the UK to apply for new visas. Please pray that even with travel restrictions we’ll be able to return to Thailand by late November as the run up to Christmas is very busy at Tamar Center.
Ireland Shaun & Tania Abrahams
We had an opportunity to share our faith again with the chaplain of the hospital and Tania expressed our belief in praying to our God with the oncologist. These brief and special moments are a blessing in the trial. We are thankful for the way the Lord has gifted the medical team and for the exceptional care they give to Tania. Please continue to pray as they care for Tania and plan the treatment ahead.
Thailand Johnny & Ann McClean
Please pray that Langham Thailand committee would have wisdom in relaunching preaching clubs. We have had several zoom preaching clubs already and the feedback was positive. Pray too that the newly published Sweeter than Honey by Chris Wright will encourage more Thai preachers to preach from the Old Testament. In City to City Thailand we are continuing to work on translating Tim Keller’s devotional book on Proverbs. Pray that we can meet the publishing deadlines for each draft.
France Gethin Jones
Please ask the Lord to provide a new venue for Lord’s Day worship for us at La Chapelle de Nesle in central Paris. We have been searching for a bigger venue for a while anyway, but it is a particularly pressing need for October, as the rooms in our usual venue are either too small for social distancing or fully booked for all of October, to make up for cancellations from lockdown.
Bulgaria Alesia Yermak
Pray for the start back in September with a new work colleague. These are uncertain times for international student ministry and discernment is needed with how to plan ministry in the new term.
Ireland Andy & Rachel Millar
We have moved into our new house and are thankful for family visits. Ginger, our cat, is coming soon! We are thankful to be back at church, although a bit different we still enjoy worshiping together. Andy is working from home and hoping to move to a four day week which will give him more time for ministry and study. Rachel hopes to return to teaching at end of August.
Hungary Tamas & Berta Burjan
We are grateful for a peaceful summer and how some things have got back to almost “normal”. Berta found a job and now we have the logistics as to who looks after the children. Church started to meet again with a number of new people. We hope there won’t be a need for home schooling from September, still undecided. We ask you to pray for one of our small daughter churches to grow in number.
Swindon UK Staff Team
Give thanks for God’s provision of a new office on the outskirts of Swindon. We hope to start working there from 7th September and are excited about its potential to facilitate ministry now and into the future.
Uganda Lauren Baird
Pray for creativity in lesson planning and help as she prepares to return to NI in September and for God to provide job opportunities.
Italy John & Anne Goodwin
Give thanks for God’s sustaining in recent weeks and the encouragement of two students coming to faith. Pray we’d disciple them well and draw them into church family. We’re waiting until September to make further plans to move to Italy – pray we’d wait in faith on God. Pray also for us as we prepare for the new baby to arrive at the end of August.
Austria Roxanne Hall
After my move to Vienna at the end of August, pray that I will settle quickly and that I would turn to the Lord always to trust, praise and thank Him and not be self-reliant especially when it feels overwhelming. Please pray for wisdom to lead and witness well to students, colleagues and new friends, and for good relationships to form in the team.
Italy Hope Garnish
As we start a new academic year not really knowing how many new international students will be arriving in Turin we would love prayer for guidance. Please pray for the students who are still in Turin, that they would seek and find community in our group and that God would be opening their hearts to his gospel. Pray that we would be able to wisely help our believing students to continue growing.
France Deborah Prisk
Debs is involved in a new initiative hoping to work in partnership with churches to provide training for women in discipleship and studying the Bible. It is still very much in the planning stages. Please pray for her and the other members of the leadership team, especially as they decide on the best time to launch (tricky in the current COVID-19 situation).
Ireland Seth & Jessica Lewis
Pray for those who received Bibles during lockdown in the nearby refugee centre and for the Bible study group as it recommences in person.
Greece Tim & Nicky Sandell
Potentially there are some very big implications for how we do student ministry in the new academic year. Amidst all the uncertainty and confusion, please pray for us to trust the Lord, and please pray for wisdom as to how best to keep sowing gospel seeds. Please pray for lots of open doors for the gospel this coming academic year, and pray for the Lord to bring many Greek students to faith.
Spain Jon & Lisa Short
Please pray for Jon, Lisa and the family as they settle back into life in the UK after a decade of life and ministry among students in Spain. Please pray particularly for provision of a house in Newcastle and for school places to be firmed up for the Autumn term. Give thanks for fruit for eternity in Madrid and the Canary Islands.
Germany Larry & Sinead Norman
Please pray for the safe arrival of our first child (D.v. expected 17th September), and for grace for us as we begin life as parents. Please pray, too, for a good intake of new students in September who will quickly get settled into Leipzig English Church; and for church members to eagerly speak of Jesus to all.
Brazil Marcelo & Holly Vieira
Praise the Lord for how He’s cared for us and the church during these uncertain times. Pray for wisdom and unity when the time comes to be able to meet in person for worship, Bible study and church activities. Please pray for Church Espaço Emanuel to represent Christ well in our community and city. Pray our church will be faithful to the Lord in preaching the Gospel—the physical needs are very great right now, but the spiritual need never lessens.
France Del & Laura De L Hoyde
Please pray for Zac (turning 12) and Owen (turning 10) being homeschooled this year – that they’d grow in their love for Jesus and be equipped to be disciple-making disciples in high school from 2021. Please pray for the new pastor Peter starting in September and for our discipleship and evangelism. Please pray for a series of training webinars September-December for church-planters on the early years of a church-plant.
UK Steve & Rhonda Morris
Steve’s Rammed Earth contacts have reached over 3000. He interacts daily with some of them along with his motorbiker contacts. Pray for friendships to grow and result in spiritual conversations. He is waiting for the go ahead to return to India in the Autumn. Rhonda ‘s health has improved after her vertigo stroke but still neurological pains remain and balance issues.
Ireland Stephen & Nikki Childs
Give thanks for a good time of family holiday after the intense months of lockdown. Pray for our church in Castlebar as we navigate the coming months – we are meeting together physically again but our small building means we can’t all be together. Pray for a couple who have become regulars during lockdown – husband also seems to have become a Christian, pray his wife will follow.
Kenya Laura Sanlon
Continue to pray for the situation in Kenya and wisdom for the government and church leaders in making good choices. Pray for God’s timing for a safe return to Nairobi and as Laura researches developing a cross cultural training programme.
Italy Paul Chatfield
We’ve proactively started some online media stuff and have been working on structuring the church behind the scenes. Pray for the youth group we’re planning to launch in Sept, pray for our student group to adapt well with no new overseas students allowed this next year and for wisdom for all of us to know how to keep adjusting to changing emotional and spiritual needs around us.
France Emmanuel & Maria Hartiel
Remember the new work in Central Brittany, where we have not been able to re-start services yet. Pray that the Lord would sustain His people there and His work and for us, as we try to nurture relationships. Pray for the urgent need to find a care home for Emmanuel’s mother (who currently lives around 600 miles from us). Please pray for Lydie who is looking for a job, that the Lord would open the right door.
Ivory Coast Fidel & Yvette Tchoumou
Pray for Esther to get a place in a local secondary school – awaiting an appeal date. Pray for both girls as they adjust to school for the first time. Pray for Yvette as she seeks to get on a return to nursing course, hopefully in September and then find a job from January onwards. Yvette also needs a knee operation.
Kenya Martin & Claudia Bussey
Pray for wisdom to know how to interact with other; who genuinely needs financial help and how to encourage the students to excellence in their work (especially when some are struggling with the technology – writing essays with one finger on a phone, limited internet, etc; and others with finances); and that the university leadership will know when/how/if to reopen physically given covid is still accelerating in the country.
UK Lynne McLeavy
Lockdown has given me an opportunity to teach English to S, a muslim lady from Siria who has 5 children and a husband who occasionally visits her. Pray that we will soon be able to understand one another and that I will be able to share about the Jesus she doesn’t yet know.
France Susan Gnadou-Zabo
This new year brings a lot of uncertainty; the GBU staff and I would appreciate prayers in our planning for the year ahead. May we rely on God, trust in His sovereignty and be creative in reaching out to both Christian and non-Christian students. From 19-20th September we’ll have a weekend for student leaders to equip and encourage them in their role. End of September, we’re planning evangelistic events to reach students with the gospel.
Moldova Maureen Wise
The institution for adults with disabilities in the north of Moldova has been badly affected by the virus. We would normally have had our summer outreach there. Pray for those who live there that the Lord would visit them in great power and help them and have mercy on them. We are very thankful indeed that all those in the 4 houses are well – pray for their continued protection.
Nicaragua Barry & Susanna Davies
CCA CFA schools are just entering into financial crisis with many parents becoming unemployed. We need to plan for teacher salaries in the next couple of months that students wouldn’t suffer more. We continue to have serious problems with our neighbours who have started to damage and steal our property; we’ve resisted courts for 13 years but have to act now!
South Asia Merv & Kim
Please pray for continuing protection for staff and believers in K. Pray for pastors who rely heavily on food offerings from the believers, but are not allowed to meet as churches, so are in great straights. For us as we continue to minister to Cwmdare mission.
Central Asia Ed & Katie
We are considering an opportunity to buy land and build a house locally but not sure if this is something we should do and would appreciate prayers for wisdom and discernment. We are starting our newest CCEF counselling module in September, please pray for diligence in completing the study and for opportunities to use what we learn in situ.
Uganda Susanna Clarke
Praise God for his provision and guidance, as this month I start work as a paediatric physiotherapist in Reading. I’m thankful for this time to gain some more experience professionally, settle in church, and to be fully open to the Lord’s leading. Please pray for these new transitions, as I settle back into working in the NHS and into a new area, and for fresh opportunities to see and testify of the Lord’s love and faithfulness.
France Ruth McGarvey
At the beginning of term we are looking to form a team of student leaders with a heart to reach the campus with the Gospel. Please pray that God would direct the right students to our door.
Peru David & Bertha Barnes
Pray for a family from church staying with them in lockdown: Ronaldo, Maia and their two infants. Bertha is kept busy cooking for the enlarged household. Pray for continued good health – Lima is badly affected by the virus. Church continues online and 15 people have requested church membership, 5 of them will have to wait for baptism. They have 1,000 to 1,500 people following their online services!
Central Asia Ben
Please pray for me for wisdom to navigate the complexities involved with being a rich foreigner in a poor country. I’m increasingly frustrated and annoyed by situations that arise because of my wealth. Pray for patience and compassion for me, a better ability to say no and not feel really guilty and still more compassion to keep giving people God’s word as well!
Scotland UK Staff Team Ruairidh MacLean
Please pray for Ruairidh as he returns from furlough and that he knows the Lord’s help as he settles into his new role as Area Director in Scotland.
Kenya Kip & Rachel Chelashaw
Schools remain closed and most churches are continuing on-line services due to the rising coronavirus numbers. Our church needs a new venue, and we are also thinking of church planting in the new year. Please pray for wisdom as we discuss these plans with the church elders, and for God’s clear guidance and provision of suitable venues. Pray for children who are having to home-school for another term, especially those from single-parent homes and the slums.
South Africa Jeremy & Janet Boddington
Pray for patience and a fruitful period of waiting as Covid has prevented our move to South Africa. Pray for Mercy Air as lockdown frustrations have resulted in being unable to fly and with the CEO changing over.
France Maxime & Demelza Soumagnas
Give thanks for C who has become a Christian! Pray for her studies with Demelza in Mark’s gospel, that she will be rooted and built up in Christ. Pray for her witness to friends and family. Give thanks for growth in church members through lockdown. Pray that each Christian here might be equipped to share their faith and open the Bible with their friends. Pray for more gospel workers for this harvest-field!
Brazil Jo McMillen
Pray as I start another Biblical Counselling module with CCEF in September, that I would learn much and that it would be helpful for ministry. Pray as I get more involved with my local church and as we work through the formalities of establishing a partnership with them. Pray that I would be a blessing and encouragement to them and that I would have wisdom to know where to focus my time and energy.
UK Mark & Becky Pickett
On 28th September Mark is speaking at the Reach Across UK board meeting. From 9-11th October Mark is involved in the conference of the International Society of Frontier Missiology. One unforeseen and positive benefit of lockdown has been the hosting of international conferences on the internet, which has opened up opportunities for involvement previously not possible.
Brazil Eduardo Lemos & Anna Marzia Frattini
May the Lord sustain our Bible expository preaching/teaching ministry in a country infested with unhealthy Christianity. CBCG meets in a rented shed. The land is on sale. May God provide funds to buy it and keep CBCG’s presence in its crowded unchurched neighbourhood in need of healthy witnessing.
Northern Ireland UK Staff Team David Morrow & Gillian Carson
Please continue to pray for us as we gradually ramp up our activity again and seek ways to adapt to our new situation. We are thankful that NI has not been affected too severely and churches are beginning to meet again. Pray that delayed short term trips might proceed at a future date.
Brazil Inge Bublitz
I’m praising the Lord for my 29 years of service in Brazil! For HIS faithfulness!! I need prayer for settling back into life in Germany.
Uganda Bosco & Heidi Bukeera
Pray for wisdom as they continue to minister to those in their community in both word and deed. Pray that God would raise up spiritually mature men and women to serve alongside them.
Italy Heledd Job
Please pray for us as we work out how to respond to new and changing University conditions. Pray that we’d be able to find new and creative ways of meeting students while access to the campus is restricted and most teaching is online. Pray too that we’d be able to deepen existing relationships with students and find ways to give them opportunities to grow to know Jesus better or for the first time.
Ireland Josh & Alaina Richards
Pray for Josh and Alaina in the challenge they face in obtaining visas to serve in Ireland. The Irish government has made it more difficult to obtain a long-term visa so they are applying for a 2-year visa. Pray that the Lord will encourage Josh and Alaina 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.
Romania Andrew & Anca Arthur-Worsop
We do not know what the future will bring, as I write this Romania is in a second wave of the Coronavirus, the school’s future is uncertain. As you read this either Kairos Mission School will be restarting in person or online, however no one yet has applied to come to the school. Please pray that the Lord has brought us the right students with a heart for the lost and a desire to learn.
Papua New Guinea Rosie Crowter
Please pray we can continue, complete and then expand the leadership training we have started. Pray that some of the planned rural training courses can go ahead looking at what God’s word and culture say about sickness and death. Pray for wise and flexible use of every opportunity as Covid continues.
France M & J
God willing, we plan to produce a sequel to the television documentary series we broadcast about heroes and heroines of the Christian faith. Please pray for the provision of a gifted team and for wisdom and skill in managing this project with the current restrictions in place. We would also value prayer that Joan’s health and energy level would enable to her to contribute to this production.
Italy Heidi Reger
I have moved into a new apartment and am now living with Romanians. Pray for me to improve my Romanian as it is tiring work. Student ministry is also challenging and it is hard to make decisions whether to meet in-person or online. Pray as we begin to meet and welcome students, both new and old, that we would form close community and that God would lead our team as to what we should prioritise.
Slovenia Lydia Adam
As universities reopen, most probably it will be online. Pray that we will be able to reconnect with past students and connect new students. Pray for our online presence and that we would be able to create resources that reach out, nurture, and equip our students. Pray that God would be at work in the middle of all the uncertainties.
Italy Jonathan & Annette Gilmore
Please pray for Jonathan and Annette as they continue to serve in Italy.
Uganda Stephen & Linda Park
Continue to pray for Kiwoko Hospital as we deal with COVID-19. Pray for hospital finances and difficult decisions due to shortfall. Pray for Stephen in how to effectively use this time as visitors have significantly reduced. Thank God for Lauren and her willingness to teach Joel and Oliver over the past 10 months. Pray for us taking over this role when she leaves (hopefully short term until another volunteer comes).
Peru/Ireland Daniel & Ellie Caballero
Praise the Lord! Ellie has been able to go back to work after a few months. We are gathering together again, but under several restrictions. The Lord has preserved our lives and the lives of our families during this crisis. Pray for me as I preach regularly the Word of God and pray for wisdom about what books to translate.
Malawi Lee & Fai Furney
Give thanks for God’s sustaining grace through the difficulties of ministering during the pandemic. Pray for wisdom as to how best to partner with a like minded church locally.
Brazil Paula Harris
Please pray for my church here in Brazil for submission to the authority of God’s word and a willingness to change. Pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to convict us of our sin as our Pastor faithfully preaches the word and pray for the leadership who are seeking to bring church practices in conformity with God’s word doing all to His glory and not our own desires.
South Africa Gavin & Elaine Charlton
Covid19 is just starting to surge in our area. Please pray especially for the health of our care and community workers some of whom have several comorbidities. There are several people who were going to visit about now with a view to possibly joining the work here, which is greatly needed, but have not been able to come. Pray for God to open way for co-workers. Pray for opportunities to share the gospel.
Ireland Huw & Alison Williams
We have now been in Ireland for one year! In some ways we feel like we are starting over again due to the lockdown and subsequent restrictions due to the virus. Pray that we would know how to reach out to the people in the church who have become distant since March, especially the families who have not reengaged since Hillside reopened in July.
France Emmauel & Esther Durand
Our main prayer matter is the slow start of Sunday meetings again. We will have some important decisions to make in September which I am quite pessimistic about. I think the health situation won’t change much and this is not the best for these decisions.
Thailand Ruth Duffin
Pray for wisdom and ideas to make the most of the opportunities in these strange times. There will be less international students around, so that will affect things too, not quite sure what will be possible. I’m really thankful for a great team to work with this year, pray that God would show us how we can serve him together.
Sierra Leone James & Andrene Hayton
In January, we returned to UK and, after much prayer and consultation, we ended our partnership with Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital in Sierra Leone. While we are open to returning if the hospital staffing and financial issues are addressed, we are considering other projects with UFM. Meanwhile we have been spending this time of COVID working in a hospital on Shetland. Please pray for guidance about where God would want us next.
Barnabus Ministry Dafydd Job
Please pray that my devotionals would be fresh, helpful, and in particular that unbelievers would be reached through them. I’m preparing an online evangelistic course based on the Gospel of Luke. As travel opportunities begin to open up again, pray for wisdom as to when to travel, and which invitations I may take up.
UK A & C
Please pray for our country and the people inside, they are under a lot of pressure especially for Christians. Pray for our ministry and ourselves, for God’s protection and His wisdom, for a fresh anointing to be with us.
Peru Charles Hart
Praise God for his recent marriage to Lindsay. Pray for them as they adjust to married life in the US and guidance concerning future ministry in Latin America.
Spain Jonathan & Claire Skipper
Give thanks for a move to a new home nearer the Bible College. Pray for wisdom for the Bible College preparing for 2020/2021 and for opportunities for Clare to serve there.
France Alan & Pat Davey
Thank God that in the midst of difficult and uncertain times, God is still our strength and shield, and Jesus is still building his church. Thank God for new members at Bordeaux Church, for new preachers engaging in the work, for our new ministry intern and for a couple training for long-term, full-time service. Please pray for fruit, for growth and for new life.
UK Andrew & Jenny Love
We thank God for sustaining us through lockdown. Jenny has had two writing projects to finish and we have been encouraged by good numbers at online meetings. Jenny’s ladies Bible Study is on and has drawn in new people. The church has now returned to Sunday morning services with the majority back for which we thank God. Pray for Jenny as she translates Pastors Training International’s curriculum into Portuguese and for Andrew In his ministry.
Ireland James & Julia McMaster
I suppose, like every other Christian worker, we are wondering what ministry is going to look like in a post-covid world. Please pray that we would have wisdom. Our daughter Hannah is off to do a ‘discipleship year’ in Germany; may she be truly built up in the Lord.
Croatia Daniel Brooks
Pray for perseverance as he continues in language study and cultural acquisition.
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 the increase in donations. Please pray for daily strength and wisdom for Melissa and Denise as they deal with the accounts and communicate with donors.
France Catrin Davey
Pray that the students come back in September ready to have God as their priority.
Uganda Rebecca Jones
Praise God we got the adoptions completed! Do keep praying for all the paperwork we still need to complete. Also pray for Kiwoko hospital’s finances as the Covid situation has worsened an already difficult situation.
Ireland David & Wilma Murphy
Pray that God would keep David safe as he continues to work at a Day Centre for young adults with autism. Pray that the crisis would not delay any longer their move to their new home. Pray for approval for their mortgage application and for provision of any shortfall in finance required.
Pray for God’s comfort following the loss of their little boy in pregnancy. Pray for God’s leading and provision in a time of transition.
Sierra Leone Lamin & Jayne Dumbuya
Pray for churches to catch the vision for effective discipleship and sound Bible teaching. Please pray that many more Sierra Leonean Christians would truly take up their cross, live God’s word in their lives, and proclaim the Good News to those around them.
Northern England & the Midlands UK Staff Team Brandon Nelson
Please pray that I would be an encouragement to the mission partners I’m in regular contact with. My wife Julia is also experiencing health problems, so prayer for the tests and treatments she is undergoing would be much appreciated.
Italy Alice Larke
It has been such a privilege to see how God has used us and the students despite our weaknesses, despite our lack of ideas at times, despite our longings to go home, despite the trials of lockdown. Through our weaknesses and humble efforts in continuing the student ministry in lockdown, God has been faithful. He has been calling people to Himself, all for His glory! Praise God for this!
France Paul & Abby Helms
Praise God that all the children have been able to attend the same school. Pray for ongoing adjustment to language and culture, and ministry at Emmanuel International Church.
Belgium Joanna Lane
Please pray for the adjustment period in Brussels, as I move out there to work alongside the GBU and as the Staff Workers run the internship for the first time. Pray we’ll make connections and build relationships with students from many different backgrounds. Please also pray for current group of students involved in the GBU, that their enthusiasm won’t be dampened by recent events and that they’ll come back rested and excited to do mission together.
Greece Jonathan & Dawn Clark
We are unsure what the covid impact will be for the coming academic year. For student ministry in Greece we can’t plan corporate activities like we would normally have done by now. Pray we’ll encourage students to make the most of whatever opportunities they can find, and in particular for one city, Ioannina, where we have been asked to help more actively this coming year. Please also pray for new staff appointments that are being discussed.
UFM Worldwide (USA) Staff Team Laura Danner
Pray for Laura as she heads up the administration of UFM USA. We are thankful for the way the work of UFM USA continues to grow. Pray for Laura as she cares for her elderly mother. Laura has been confined to her home since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to shield her mother. Remember all our friends in the States where the pandemic continues to be very serious
Togo Alex & Wijneke Kanri
They are still in the Netherlands, having been due to head to Togo in July for their new ministry after theological training. But the virus crisis has pushed their flight back to November! Pray for their support funds to come in.
Moldova/UK Ben & Esther Smith
Please pray for us as we plan for our future in Moldova D.V. So much is uncertain and a lot needs to fall into place for us to be established there. We are currently in our final year at Cornerstone Bible College and we hope to go to Moldova in the year following our graduation. Pray that we will be sensitive to God’s leading and that our final year will be good preparation for future ministry.
Italy Andrea & Emanuela Artioli
Pray for faithfulness and fruitfulness in their ministries at Sola Grazia Church and Coram Deo Ministry (literature ministry).
Portugal Leonardo & Ana Moraes
Pray for us to settle in at Seven Rivers Baptist Church, Lisbon. Pray for Pedro returning to Wales for Year 13 this academic year.
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