July 23, 2020
Kara McLaughlin (South Africa, DPG Day 2)
Pray for the lifting of Kara’s physical and emotional weariness as she’s been in Mozambique for 4.5 months since South Africa locked down. Pray that the Holy Spirit will refresh her as she continues to serve there.
Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Pray for Queretaro which is still in partial lockdown. Pray for the RenovArte café ministry as they can only have four tables with a maximum of 12 people. Pray for Phil and Sandy’s church — they had a men’s meeting recently but still no church services yet. Praise God that Phil’s COVID test came back negative. Pray for Sandy who has a few medical issues and probably needs surgery in a month.
David and Cherie Snellgrove (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
Pray for David and Cherie as they work at Safe Haven via Zoom and daily contact from Australia as they support their team in the Philippines. Pray for the people in the Philippines who are under extreme COVID stress and pray for David and Cherie’s families in Australia.
Noel and Mary Bachelor (Australia, DPG Day 12)
Our deepest condolences to Noel and Mary on the passing of Noel’s brother-in-law. Pray for Noel’s sister Lois during this sad time. Pray for Noel and Mary as they somehow make their way from Vic to NSW. Noel and Chris Mason had planned a recording workshop for local missionaries in Gove, NT, in September, but current worsening COVID circumstances makes this increasingly unlikely. Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for the way ahead.
Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 13)
Praise God for two fantastic weeks of camp filled with encouragingly deep conversations. Pray that relationships will develop and lead to salvation. Praise God that COVID restrictions weren’t too disruptive.
Leonie Johannesen (Fiji, DPG Day 15)
Pray for Grace who is having trouble adjusting to school. Pray that she will get her Australian visa soon.
Lindsay and Myk McKenzie (Specialists, DPG Day 20)
Praise God for Betel Shalom which has been running since earlier this year. Praise God for the provision of a rented house for the six men, which they moved into last weekend. Pray for Peter Lyndon-James (Shalom House founder) and his team as they encourage the men who are in different stages of the program. Pray for son-in-law Antonio and Geoff Walker as they facilitate the prayer ministry with the men via Zoom. Pray for daughter Becky as she and a helper and two new women complete isolation before rejoining the Betel UK community.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Restricted Access, DPG Day 22)
There’s been a dramatic increase in suicides in Nepal. Pray for friends in Nepal whose families have been affected by suicide. Pray for Nepalese believers to reach out to the hopeless with the hope found in Jesus.
Tess (Restricted Access, DPG Day 24)
Pray for safe travel as Tess spends time with colleagues in two other centres in the country’s south. Pray for refreshment as she takes a break from language study.
Simon and Ann (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Pray for mental energy for them, especially for Simon as he works on his theology notes. Pray for their health and that of their community, even as COVID cases increase. Pray for wisdom as they plan to travel to NZ in September. Pray for wisdom for the National Training Centre staff as they navigate another semester in lockdown. Praise God that some schoolkids who stayed home due to school closure have been exposed to the gospel and some have been saved.
C & A (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Pray for late rains so that the people’s crops grow well. Pray for C & A’s kids to stay healthy and not get any more tonsillitis and malaria. Praise God for community needs that were met during this COVID season through donations. Pray for C to stay safe in his work. Pray for A in her role as Project Manager of The Fistula Centre, which needs a surgeon and a Director.