Wednesday, 26th August 2015
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A number of our overseas mission personnel have recently returned overseas, or will be travelling over the next couple of weeks
Johnny Dowds with Cody and Suni, from Malawi to Ireland
Peter and Valerie Lockwood with Conor, Joel and Erin, from Ireland to Nepal
Gary and Mary Reid with Jonathan, Ruth and Samuel, from Ireland to Kenya
Angelina Cowan with Caragh, Jason and Annissa, from Ireland to Kenya
Alan Johnston with his son Connor, from Ireland to Italy
Matt Williams, from Malawi to the UK
Ben Kennedy, from Malawi to the UK
Csaba and Ilona Veres are thankful that all the camps and summer programmes they were involved with, went well.
The war in Syria continues daily, with parts of the country controlled by ISIS.
The President of South Sudan is expected to sign the peace deal today, which was signed by rebel leader Riek Machar on 17th August, aimed at bringing an end to the conflict, which has been ongoing since December 2013. After consultations, the Foreign Secretary announced yesterday that the President would sign the agreement with an annexed list of reservations.
Stephen Cowan writes, “Despite the peace football competition going on at the same time, we managed to increase the number of Tuum participants attending the youth camps. The team was excellent and the evening speaker spoke positively of Jesus Christ being the ‘Life Changer’. Over 20 young people surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ.”
This Saturday (29th), many Kenyans in the UK are expected to attend an event called ‘Kenyans in the Park’ in East London. The event is organised to enable Kenyans to celebrate their culture and heritage. Rev Kibathi will open the event with prayer.
Over the past few weeks, Scripture Union Malawi (SUM) has held various camps for children.
On Saturday (29 August) Scripture Union of Malawi will be holding a National Executive Committee meeting to finalise plans for the AGM and sign-off on accounts. This is an important meeting as the committee set the agenda for the meeting and focus on ministry activity and opportunity for the year ahead.
John Justin sends the following prayer requests from Bandawe:
Christopher and Nivedita Benjamin send the following prayer points from London:
After a number of years with an interim constitution, Nepal is edging towards finalising a new permanent constitution, and tensions are rising. Various political groupings are calling people onto the streets to protest / strike, severely limiting travel and business. There are two very contentious issues. The first is how many federal states Nepal will be divided into and where the boundaries will be. The second is whether Nepal will revert to a Hindu state or remain a secular state with religious freedom.
The second of these issues is especially important for the fast-growing Christian church, and indeed all religious minorities. Christians in Nepal often already pay a high price in terms of rejection by family and friends when they become Christians, and experienced persecution and even imprisonment in the recent past.
In a population exceeding 1.4 billion, Chinese Christians number around 150 million. Despite on-going persecution, many people are coming to faith and there is a real hunger for God, particularly among students. PCI’s links are with the Amity Foundation, which promotes health, education and welfare in China.
John Hamilton writes, “This week, along with approximately 70 other mission agencies, Wycliffe is at Bangor Worldwide. How do we make an impression amongst so many? This year we set up a table and chair, set with knife and fork and mug – and a Wycliffe menu. You may find a blog on this subject soon on the PCI Mission Overseas website, but if you are attending Bangor Worldwide, visit the Wycliffe stand, read the menu and make your choice.”
John will be part of the multi-agency team leading the Kairos World Mission Course for new students at Belfast Bible College, from 14th to18th September.
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