February 23, 2021
Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
After their healthcare leave which ends at the end of February, Rich and Anne will stay in Peoria for their regular home assignment, returning to Chad in October. Praise God for a ministry in south-east Chad that has led to the salvation of over a hundred people. This ministry has been asked to help in building a footbridge. Pray that, if it’s God’s plan that TEAM-Chad should be involved, they can be a good witness for the Lord through supporting this community project, and that they can have the workers and materials needed. Praise God that Rich and Anne could help Rich’s parents move from their home into a nursing care facility. Pray for Eliane and Cameron’s wedding on May 22. Praise God that Rich and Anne have moved into a two-bedroom apartment in Peoria. Pray for their son Tim and his family who are returning from Thailand to Peoria, where they will sell their home and move to Arizona for Tim’s new work.
Bethany Kapezya (DR Congo, DPG Day 1)
Praise God for the possibility of new students at the school.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 8)
Leann has been getting pains in her chest after being bitten by something over 3 weeks ago. Her asthma medication has been changed and she is getting tests done. Pray that her doctor finds out what is wrong. Pastor Kumar and his wife Niru left yesterday for the 2-week ministry trip in western Nepal. Pray for many opportunities and for the teaching of the God has Spoken book next weekend at the seminar in Kohlapur. Ian is taking a man through the GHS book, beginning this week. Pray that his eyes will be opened to God’s truth.
Paul and Gerrah Kulikovsky (Philippines, DPG Day 9)
Praise God that Paul’s knee replacement went well and he’ll be discharged today.
Jason and Kim Job (Australia, DPG Day 14)
Praise God for their new home, the friends they are making, the safe arrival of their belongings and car, and the purchase of new things needed for the home. Pray for Jason and the engineers as they work on MAF aircraft to allow them to fly in PNG and Arnhem Land. Pray for Sam as he makes new friends at school and in his neighbourhood, and for safety as he rides to school. Pray for him to adjust to life in Australia as he still misses Timor life. Pray for the MAF team in Timor-Leste, especially for the new leader Matt Painter. Pray that the pilots and engineers can enter the country so that the ministry of hope can continue.
Jon and Janet Mitchell (PNG, DPG Day 20)
Pray for Jon who is recovering from an abscess on his back, and pray for Janet who had a fall and sprained her right ankle, right wrist and injured her knees.
Kristen Hoepner (AMT, DPG Day 27)
Pray for Kristen as she recovers from the shock of a car accident. Praise God that she wasn’t seriously injured.
C & A (Restricted Access, DPG Day 30)
Praise God that they have finally returned safely to their base.
Carol Luttah (CBMPNG)
They have one confirmed COVID-19 case in Wewak. Pray that their staff will be diligent to wear masks and observe laid-down protocol. Pray for continued sustenance over the ministry. Pray that they receive their Bible shipment in May as scheduled.
Pray for the innocent people of Myanmar to stay safe during this time of political upheaval. Pray for God to bring justice, deliverance and protection from oppression, violence and tyranny.
Please continue to pray for our missionaries worldwide to stay healthy and, if travelling, that they can get to their destinations overseas — be that back to Australia or their country of service.
DATECLAIMER: The next face-to-face Victorian Mission Awareness Program will be on Sunday 28 February from 4 – 5.30 pm at Grace West Bible Church (16 Sydney St, Albion). There will be speakers from restricted access countries. Due to limited seating, please register with Rachel Reed (0415 711 733, firstname.lastname@example.org).
DATECLAIMER: The next online NSW Women’s Mission Convention will be on Sunday 14 March 2021 at 3pm. Speakers will be Allison Howell, Bethany Kapezya and Denise Ottosson. More details to follow.