Wednesday, 25th March 2015
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Csaba Veres is due to return to Cluj in Romania this Saturday (28th) having completed a short home assignment. On his return, he will be taking up a new role working with the Diakonia Mission of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District.
Naomi Leremore writes that a TEE workshop will be held in Nairobi on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March. The team are currently working on the fifth course book for the Diploma in the Holistic Nurturing of Children, and would value your prayers for this time spent together.
Stephen Cowan sends the following prayer requests from Tuum:-
John Justin from Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor departed yesterday, (Tuesday 24th) for a short period of service in Malawi. John has been invited to serve at the Embangweni and Bandawe Mission Stations of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia, to help teach and support young people in a number of Synod schools. John will also be helping to train Sunday school, Youth Fellowship and Boys' Brigade leaders in local churches.
Rev Edwin Kibathi sends the following prayer requests from the PCEA congregation in London:-
Sadly, attacks on Christians in India have been increasing in recent months, following the formation of a right wing Hindu government last May, which has links to Hindutva, a Hindu fundamentalist ideology which believes foreign (non-Hindu) religions eg Christianity and Islam, should be thrown out of India. The Hindutva forces have been making statements that all Indians are Hindus and have started a campaign called ‘Home Coming’ which was based on the argument that originally all Christians and Muslims were Hindus and so they should be reconverted to Hinduism. Hindutva forces are accusing Christians of converting Hindus by force or allurements and allege that Christian churches in India receive billions of dollars from the West for conversions.
A member of our partner church, the Church of North India writes, “One can feel the negative vibes against Christian in daily life, which is unprecedented.”
There have also been physical attacks on several churches and Christian organisations across India. Recently a 71 year old nun was raped. Gradually laws are being made or amended which are against Christians, including anti-conversion laws and the education system which is being revamped.
One of the Council for Global Mission’s Committees is the Global Concerns Committee.
‘Prepared to Go?!’ – a day of practical training for individuals, team leaders and members of teams, who are preparing for involvement in short-term mission overseas, is taking place this Saturday, 28th March in Belfast Bible College. Places are still available. To book or for further information, go to www.presbyterianireland.org/preparedtogoor email firstname.lastname@example.org call 028 9041 7246.
William Mateer, FEBA Ireland Ambassador, thanks you for your continuing prayerful support and asks for the following:
Africa: Pray for Feba's partners in Sierra Leone working hard to respond to the Ebola crisis and its wider impacts. Pray for their safety and well-being and for follow-up on the recent radio distribution. Pray for those who received them that they will hear practical information that will benefit them, as well as being encouraged by the messages of hope and love being broadcast.
Asia: The manager of the RMB project in Bangladesh is completing his theology studies this year and has to travel to study in another town. He is balancing his time between studies, teaching media students, managing the recording of RMB programmes, and of course his family. Pray for his health, strength and safety on the roads. Pray also that these studies will be a blessing to him and his work.
Middle East: Pray for Yemen following inter-religious attacks in Sana city recently. Pray also for some of Feba’s Facebook contacts, who they chat to online, asking God to speak to them as Feba staff build relationships. Pray also for Feba’s internet radio programmes, and the teams who produce content in the Saudi and Kuwaiti dialects, asking that these would speak to many people. Give thanks for a special series of programmes which will run from Saturday 4th to Monday 13th April focusing on salvation, crucifixion and resurrection, asking God to reveal Himself to many people as they listen.
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