April 14, 2021
Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
Our deepest condolences to Rich and his family as his father Don passed away last Wednesday.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 8)
Pray for Pastor Kumar and his team who are now in a remote village in eastern Nepal on a ministry trip. Pray for Kumar as he teaches GHS book. Pray for any unbelievers to come to know the Lord. Pray for safety, and fruitful time. Praise God for money given to enable the trip to go ahead. Praise God for a large gift given to meet various needs in Nepal. Pray for God’s wisdom and direction in how to best distribute the money given. Pray for Ian and Leann to find a builder who would be willing to work with us in getting our house started and built. Also pray for guidance as to getting the loan needed to do this.
John and Remy Tan (VIC, DPG Day 14)
Praise God that John and Remy celebrated five years of Wycliffe service in February. Praise God for safekeeping during bushfire season. Praise God for good progress in Bible translation despite COVID-19 disruptions. Praise God for successes in their work in spite of discouraging times. Pray for the biennial Wycliffe staff gathering in May. Pray for good cooperation between mission agencies doing Bible translation, and for smooth coordination between members working from Australia and local translators. Pray for John and Remy to improve their physical fitness. Pray for John as he considers how to make new members aware of cybersecurity issues before they go overseas. Pray for him to balance his energy between various tasks and other responsibilities outside of work. Pray for Remy in her roles as Finance Assistant and Member Budget Coordinator. Pray for two of her colleagues who are going to Vanuatu to serve as Bible translators and literacy workers. Pray for Janelle who is in year 11, helps in Sunday School and has a part-time waitressing job.
John and Kathy Harris (Netherlands, DPG Day 17)
Praise God that Mathilde’s hip operation went smoothly and she’s recovering well. Praise God that Jaap-Jan has transitioned well into iTeams NL and is settling well into his role supporting Bible translation projects. Pray for Amy in her final stages of preparation to leave for service in Uganda; praise God she has enough funds for her plane ticket. Pray for Andreas and Ligia (iTeams NL in Romania) who have had a tough time with their son having a serious kidney problem, as well as heavy church responsibility during COVID restrictions and lockdown. Pray that they can have some respite when they spend two weeks in April in the Netherlands.
Praise God that John has completed three teaching videos on spiritual practices; pray that God will use them to encourage and equip the church community. Pray for John and Kathy as they teach their last session on Tuesday (for this academic year) of English for Refugees. Pray for John and iTeams NL co-leaders as they learn new rhythms of leadership and settle into new roles. Pray for God’s leadership, equipment and empowerment during this new working and leading situation.
Gavin and Janet Petersen (Portugal, DPG Day 18)
Praise God that Adolfo, an elder from a Brazilian church, gave a very clear message on the true significance of Easter as part of the online Easter program. Pray for the salvation of those seekers who heard online or in church about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Daniel and Emily (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Daniel and Emily are thankful for a great time sharing at different events over the past two weeks. Pray for discernment for them to know God’s timing as to when to return to their host city. They are hoping to get a COVID vaccine before returning — pray for a way to make this happen. Pray that the current vaccine shake-up won’t affect other workers’ travel plans.
L & D (Restricted Access, DPG Day 30)
Congratulations to D & L on the birth of Mack on 8 April in Port Macquarie.