July 27, 2021
Richard and Anne Hoyt (Chad, DPG Day 1)
Pray for Anne’s full health and strength to be restored as she and Rich will start their deputation on the US east coast in August. Pray for them to have wisdom and discernment as they prepare for their next assignment when their home assignment ends at the end of the year. Pray for Anne as she has started the long process of obtaining her Green Card.
Bethany Kapezya (DR Congo, DPG Day 1)
Pray for Bethany as she’s finding it hard to make ends meet, especially after the car crash two months ago. Apart from being Principal of Christian International School and looking after her family and finances, she has many other responsibilities too. Pray for Claude to find more work.
Mark and Alex Ronalds (India, DPG Day 8)
Pray for Mark as he joins the Maths Department next year, and for Alex as she teaches history and religious studies. They will also be dorm parenting year 7 and 8 girls. Pray that there can be more face-to-face contact for students next academic year — Aimee found online classes tough and she missed her friends. Pray for Bethany as she works as a GAP year resident in a boarding school in Berkshire; she’ll apply for uni to start in September 2022.
Ian and Leann Buckley (Nepal, DPG Day 8)
Thank the Lord for the recent 8-day Family Seminar which proved to be a big blessing to many. There have been some very encouraging testimonies of how the Lord has changed lives due to the teaching of His Word. Thank the Lord for those who have given towards the ‘Nepal Needs’, and especially for the recent flood tragedy. Much relief has been handed out. Keep praying for those who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses due to the flooding. Pray for Pastor Kumar and his wife and child who have to move out of their two-room apartment soon. Pray that he will be able to find a suitable apartment with four rooms so that he can have room for ministry and people staying at times. Pray the Lord will grant Kumar understanding of God’s Word as he and Ian continue to go through Ian’s last book, ‘Looking for the Blessed Hope’, especially the last two lessons which are on Revelation.
Paul and Debbie Howells (Philippines, DPG Day 9)
Praise God for 37 new believers in the villages of Butayak, Kapisahan and Gawgawon. These dear new believers in Jesus all said something very profound to the ones who had been hiking so far and with such difficulty for so many months to bring them the message of the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus. They said, “If you hadn’t come here to teach us, we would never have heard the message of Salvation!” Please pray (especially on Fridays and Saturdays) for the villages of Buyatak, Rubucon, Mahayahay, Pinatagan, Kapisahan, Gawgawon, Tingalan and Caribao. “These are villages ripe unto harvest; the harvesters have arrived, and the harvest is ongoing.”
Seng Hock and Luba Yeoh (VIC, DPG Day 14)
Praise God for mobilising opportunities through mission workshops. Pray for Seng Hock and Luba as they run workshops at mission conferences in Devonport and Hobart (11 and 18 Sept respectively). Pray for Luba as she preaches in Hobart (19 Sept) and to Crossway Chinese congregation (25 Sept). Pray for Seng Hock as he co-facilitates Thursday evening Kairos classes. Pray for the course to impact participants for God’s Kingdom.
Paul and Erin Strahan (Australia, DPG Day 16)
Pray for the various Education Outreaches in schools and the community, done through Nhuubala Yugal Education Centre (NYEC) in Moree. These include the Tutoring Trailer, which is a planned mobile classroom for which funds are being steadily raised. The New Song Programme is an alternative education course for which they are awaiting endorsement from the state authority allowing them to begin. Pray for funding and staff. Pray that these efforts will bring the fruit that God desires in the lives of young people in need.
Gavin and Janet Petersen (Portugal, DPG Day 18)
Pray that a Brazilian student’s baptism on the weekend will have been a good testimony to those who attended and are not saved.
Eva Kennedy (Spain, DPG Day 18)
Pray for her exam on Tuesday, that she can prove how hard she’s studied this month. Pray for safe travel for the team during the summer holidays as they visit family and team members they haven’t seen for ages. Pray for Eva’s classmates — she’s making friends with some Chinese students and wants to spend more time with them. Praise God for opportunities for Eva to practise Spanish as she holidays in the north of Spain in August. Praise God for good catch ups with family and friends back home over the last couple of weeks.
Bill and Sandra Callister (PNG, DPG Day 19)
Praise God the Saisai checking committee’s review of John 1-6 went well. Pray for Bill as he works through the changes and as he looks at the second draft by the translation team of other chapters of John. Pray for the Misima language committee to have greater spiritual understanding as they check the final chapters of 2 Kings. Pray for Bill as he works with a translation consultant in South Australia, who will do the final check of 2 Kings in August.
Daniel and Emily (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Pray for their host country which has been badly affected by COVID in cases and deaths. Praise God that the local IT business has been progressing well, and the staff are supportive of one another. Pray for Daniel and Emily to have wisdom as they decide on different schooling options to suit their children. Pray for discernment as they consult with their church and NGO re their next ministry steps.
C & A (Restricted Access, DPG Day 30)
Praise God for enough pledges to finish the security wall!
Carol Luttah (CBMPNG)
Thank God the bibles arrived. Pray that Lynn can get her second COVID shot soon. Pray that Carol can have a relaxing short break in Port Moresby. Pray for safety and protection from illness for CBM staff and Carol’s family back home.
NB: the DPG days will change on 10 August, when most readers should have the new DPG.
WMC livestream event: 2.30pm on 14 August. Carolyn Smith (OM’s Logos Hope) and Anna Southcott (MAF, Timor Leste) will be Zooming in.