January 2, 2019
Alan and Isabel Knott (Colombia, DPG Day 4)
Praise God that recent special Assembly meetings in Manizales and Montenegro were well attended. Pray for a planned outreach in Mistrató during this week, with children’s meetings in the afternoon as well. Pray that the small group of local believers will continue to grow. Praise God that Alan’s blood pressure and heart rhythm have stabilised. Pray for Alan as he prepares to teach Paul’s letter to the Romans to students at Bugalagrande from 28 April to 11 May.
Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Praise God that according to the final medical assessment Sandy is cancer-free!
David and Stacie Coates (Myanmar, DPG Day 8)
David is currently Principal of Promise – An International School (PAIS) in Yangon. PAIS invites expressions of interest in the following positions, to be filled from 1 August:
1. Principal – David is looking at moving on to support other Transform the Nations ventures.
2. Secondary teachers in English language & literature, Design & technology, Business/Commerce subject including Economics, Health and PE, Art and Design, History, English as an additional language, Religious Studies.
3. Early childhood teacher, Upper primary/middle school teacher
5. School nurse
6. Vice Principal/Cambridge Exams Secretary position will be available from December 2019.
If you’re interested, please contact the PA to the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 9)
Praise God they got their extended visa and could spend Christmas with loved ones in Australia. They return to Nepal on Friday. Thanks for your prayers for Ian and Leann during their end-of-year visa saga.
Paul and Debbie Howells (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
Pray for the final revisions and preparation for printing of the TalaAndig New Testament to be ready by April/May. Pray for progress and growth in the new mission work in Man-ai.
Noel and Mary Bachelor (Australia, DPG Day 13)
Pray for plans to arrange a meeting for their Studio and Information Systems people, from both the USA and Australia, to seek a resolution to a project that has significantly overrun the proposed time frame and is impacting other projects.
Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 14)
Pray that the young people who attend this week’s MK camp will be challenged in their Christian walk. Pray for Jack and Henry to recover quickly from chickenpox; pray that they won’t itch too much!
Tim and Anna Southcott (preparing for Timor-Leste, DPG Day 28)
Praise God for Lily’s growth and good health. Praise God that Tim and Anna have booked their flights for 3 February, and are fully funded for 2019. Praise God that they connected with Jason and Kim Job (Timor-Leste, DPG Day 12) in Sydney. Pray for them as they prepare for departure, and pray that they will have special times with family and friends. Pray that they can prepare William and Lily for the upcoming transition as best as they can.
We send our deepest condolences to Stephen Cavill (QLD, DPG Day 8) on the passing away of his mother, and Jo Edwards (ex-Restricted Access) on the passing away of her mother on 30 December.