March 23, 2021
Stephen and Busie Jones (South Africa, DPG Day 2)
Our deepest condolences to Stephen on the passing of his mother.
Belinda and Herman Lamprecht (South Africa, DPG Day 2)
Pray for Herman’s new project: translating and recording, in audiobook form (SD cards or Audi-Bible), books about discipleship and Christian living for distribution amongst African communities where the printed word and literacy skills are limited.
Byron and Lyn Johannesen (Colombia, DPG Day 4)
Pray for Byron’s father who had a serious stroke and is in palliative care. Due to travel restrictions, Byron can’t see him.
Leigh and Tamara (Nepal, DPG Day 8)
Praise God for good fellowship at Seaford and Craigmore while on home assignment; pray for safe travel as they visit other supporting churches. Praise God the kids are doing well; pray for their ongoing transition to life in Australia. Praise God for the support of their organisation as they have medical and dental check-ups. Pray for wisdom as Leigh and Tamara make decisions and purchases (especially a family vehicle) while in Australia.
Paul and Erin Strahan (Australia, DPG Day 16)
Praise God for a productive trip to Sydney where Paul spoke at a Korean Indigenous Missions conference and they also visited Fijian believers, youth leaders wanting to bring a team to Moree in July, and a Maitland church hoping to bring a team out West in August. Pray for the Moree community to hunger and thirst after God’s ways and have a desire to have a relationship with Him through Jesus. Pray for Paul to get enough sleep and to stay safe driving long distances. Pray for those preparing to go on the two-week convention circuit during the April holidays.
Daniel and Candide Weekes (France, DPG Day 17)
Praise God that they passed their security commission inspection (it happens every three years), meaning they are allowed to operate for the next three years. Praise God their summer camp subscriptions are almost full, pray that they would be able to happen. The COVID situation in France is still very concerning with 30,000 new cases daily—pray for France’s recovery. We have had contagious people at church and have had to meet online for a couple of weeks to make sure that it didn’t spread. Pray for the families of people who have lost loved ones to COVID.
Bill and Sandra Callister (PNG, DPG Day 19)
Bill and Sandra were disappointed to hear that the two Saisai translators did not travel to the main town of Alotau as planned, in order to connect via Internet with Bill and work together on the book of John. However, there has been an upsurge in COVID cases in the province and PNG as a whole in the last three weeks. Pray for wisdom to know whether they should still come later. The Misima language committee will be travelling by boat to a small island on Tuesday (today) to have a meeting where they will do a community check of more of the book of 2 Kings. Pray for the Misima translators as they lead that checking time, for discernment and sensitivity to ask the right questions.
David and Stacie Coates (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Pray for the safety of national and ex-pat staff during their service country’s current crisis.
Simon and Ann (Restricted Access, DPG Day 30)
Pray for co-workers Michael and Wanda to be able to renew their visas.
Correction to PM21.10: Simon is completing a theology syllabus in the service country’s language, not a thesis (he got his doctorate a year ago).
Pray for the deteriorating economic and health situation in Italy, and the worsening socio-political situation in Myanmar, especially for believers. Pray also for PNG with a rising number of cases and travel and shopping hour restrictions during their COVID emergency. . As Australia gives some of her COVID vaccines to PNG, pray that our manufacturing of vaccines will pick up pace.
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