October 12, 2019
Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
Pray for Rich as he leads the TEAM Chad leadership team in their two days together on Monday and Tuesday. This is one of their regular meetings during the year. Pray for wisdom and guidance as they talk with various of their missionaries and discuss important matters pertinent to leading the eight TEAM teams scattered around the country. Pray for Anne and her sisters as they continue to care for their father Howard as his cancer progresses.
Belinda and Herman Lamprecht (South Africa, DPG Day 2)
Pray for Herman to have discernment and wisdom to know what to do with the printing-press ministry as the current system is difficult to upgrade and replace. Pray that God will use Belinda and Herman’s family as a visible witness for the gospel in South Africa. Pray that God will use them to encourage more Christian families in our community to prayerfully consider opening their hearts and homes to vulnerable children through adoption or foster care. Pray that the children’s prayer books they produce will be an inspiration to kids and families to pray for the world, and to personally reach out to those who don’t know Jesus. Pray for guidance and opportunities to develop media and technology resources which can help get the gospel to unreached people in Africa.
Kara McLaughlin (South Africa, DPG Day 2)
The Hands@Work family from all eight countries are gathering in Zambia from October 6-12 for their annual week of review and planning. Pray that God will speak powerfully to them individually and as a large team.
Byron and Lyn Johannesen (Colombia, DPG Day 4)
Lyn’s father had a fall and fractured two vertebrae. Thank God his spinal cord isn’t damaged, but he often tries to get out of bed. Pray for Lyn as she cares for him in Rockhampton while her sister is away.
Phil and Sandy Jones (Mexico, DPG Day 5)
Thank God for a time of refreshment and growth in USA. Recent news from Mexico is that electricity to RenovArte Cafe had been cut and a fine (as yet unknown) will be issued for an anomaly not of their making. Pray that Phil, Sandy and the team will experience God’s peace as they look for an appropriate solution so that the café can re-open – and for funds to make up the shortfall. They long to reopen their doors as soon as possible.
Paul and Gerrah Kulikovsky, Russell and Lorna Torrance (Philippines, DPG Day 10)
The paperwork for the school permit and recognition has been submitted. Pray that the Department of Education will visit soon and give the required approvals. Praise God that Paul’s health has improved with weight loss, but his knees are not in good shape. Pray that any treatment can give pain relief. Pray for Lorna as she takes studies on Creation to Christ with the Guiuan prisoners and the Monday ladies’ group. Pray for Russell as he helps Erick develop his roles in pastoral care and administration.
Noel and Mary Bachelor (Australia, DPG Day 13)
Pray for Noel and Simon as they have just flown to Gove for two weeks to record in Gumatj and Dhuwaya at Yirrkala.
Allan and Shelley Moss (Australia, DPG Day 13)
Pray for someone suitable to be the Christian Facilitator to run a night school next year under the auspices of the Moree church. Pray for a new group of interns to help in the church work next year. Pray for the salvation of a group of local young people in which some church youth have invested a lot of time. Pray for a team to come out and put up a fence (already bought) around the church properties. Pray for believers in isolated towns to see the gospel impact their areas, like Bob and Annie in Collarenebri. Pray for Paul and Erin Strahan (Australia, DPG Day 13) who have a huge workload in many ministry areas.
Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 14)
Camp des Cîmes are planning to upgrade some of the older buildings, so if you are a builder or a tradesman, they would love to hear from you. They are also looking for a cook for French church weekends, missionary retreats and small conferences. There may be some Aussies going over in May or June 2020, so if you want ot tag along please let Dan know (email@example.com).
John and Kathy Harris (Netherlands, DPG Day 14)
Praise God the Brussels outreach went well, as did the second Access weekend with missionary candidates. Pray for the third iTeams NL missionary orientation weekend (24-27 October). Pray for john as he finalises the curriculum, prepares lessons and leads the weekend. Pray that the four participants will learn well. Pray for John as he teaches an Old Testament Prophets course on Thursday evenings in October, and for Kathy as she continues teaching English to refuges on Tuesday evenings. Pray for new ITeams Australia workers Josh and Manda Pidgeon, who are serving Roma (gypsy) people in Romania, and they need prayer for their residency permits.
Eva Kennedy (Spain, DPG Day 15)
Pray for Eva to get her visa very soon. Her commissioning service is on 13 October.
Bill and Sandra Callister (PNG, DPG Day 16)
Unfortunately, Piesa and Tamoli’s computer was stolen just before they came over – pray for wisdom in getting a new one and for their translation work. Pray for Piesa to get the dental work he needs while in Australia.
Daniel and Emily (Restricted Access, DPG Day 23)
Pray that the counselling that the family has received will help in the long-term. Pray that their visas will be approved soon. Praise God for the support they’ve received in recent weeks.
Jono and Marie (Restricted Access, DPG Day 24)
Praise God Jono has a job with Richmond Christian College in Ballina next year. Pray for Jono and Marie as they say goodbye to their church family.
Simon and Ann (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Pray for Ann’s nerve pain to settle down quickly so she can enjoy her three-week NZ visit. Pray for Simon to travel safely in a remote area where he’s teaching at a leadership conference.
The Hervey Bay CYC Missionary Rally will be held on Saturday 12 October at 46 Hunter St, Pialba, from 9 am to 4 pm. Speakers are Dr. Ron Just, David and Stacie Coates (Myanmar), Byron and Lyn Johannesen (Colombia), Christina Eglinton (Kenya update), Gordon and Ruth Harriott (Myanmar), Phil Thomas (Updates on Brazil, Colombia and Cambodia), Tegan Taggart (Fiji Short Term), Mitch and Chloe Williams (Malaysia YWAM), Lizzie Williams (Solomon Islands YWAM), and Terrence McCorkell (Hervey Bay CYC).