Mission Partner Monthly Prayer Requests

We support nine Mission Partners:

  • Michelle Proctor, working with Serving in Mission (SIM) at Mukinge Hospital in Zambia
  • The Canaan Christian Centre in Sheringham
  • Tearfund
  • Sara Prior-Sanderson (CMS)
  • Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS), our patron
  • London City Mission
  • Cromer Scripture Union Beach Mission
  • Andrew and Maria Leake working with CMS in Argentina and with Compassion
  • Prison Fellowship and Reflex
  • Bible Society

Click on the tabs to explore their recent monthly prayer requests.

 

April

Andrew Leake (CMS/Compassion)

This month, please pray:

  • for Andrew as he settles into his new pattern of work: giving 80% of time to Compassion International and 20% continuing with his work and concern for “creation care”, with focus on the question of deforestation;
  • for the small encouragements on deforestation activity, with Indian leaders assuming more responsibilities in confronting soy planters, and lawyers implementing the laws prohibiting destruction of the forests;
  • for Andrew, as he travels (recently to the Philippines) that he may be given clear and a true picture of Compassion’s projects; and for Maria when Andrew is away, with the children also away at university.
  • for the three, recently consecrated Indian Bishops in their ministry; that they may have adequate means of mobility (mainly on motorbikes).

Bible Society

This month, please pray:

  • for the activities supported and the resources produced by Bible Society this Easter (www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/easter);
  • for the dramatic re-telling of the trials, death and resurrection of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday;
  • for Bible Society’s work with the Church in China (www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/get-your-church-pack/);
  • for the work of Open the Book, especially the teams that work in local schools. (www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/open-the-book)
  • for the 5,000 children who heard the Bible story, The Lost Son, retold through song, drama and music at London’s Royal Albert Hall recently.

Canaan Christian Centre

This month, please continue to praise God:

  • for children regularly coming to Kids Club; we now give them breakfast as we discovered at weekends they come without and are hungry;
  • for the provision of a newer mini bus;• for Marilyn Baker, who sang at the monthly lunch in March, which was a wonderful, unexpected surprise;
  • for a lovely feeling of peace and family among the homeless living at Canaan, and that the centre is full.

Please pray:

  • for more volunteers to help with the work at Canaan, as Evelyn has cut her hours down and others are needed to take a share in the work;
  • for more mini-bus drivers on a Saturday morning;
  • for Evelyn's book, due out by Easter; that it will be a blessing to many.

CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society)

This month, praise God for:

  • all the youngsters going on CPAS holidays over Easter;
  • the overall leaders and team members who serve on these holidays.

Please pray for:

  • safety and protection for the group of 13-19 year olds going on a Ski Venture to Switzerland and for all those on the Broads Cruise;
  • the youngsters at the Falcon Camp, who suffer disadvantages in life, that they will have a great time learning about Jesus and having fun;
  • all the teenagers on the Easter Haslemere holiday, but especially for those who don't yet know Jesus or who have drifted from faith.

Cromer Scripture Union Beach Mission

This month, please pray:

  • for Mission 2017, which runs from 19th - 27th August;
  • for Hannah Beal, Mission Leader, and all those who will volunteer to serve on the team this summer;
  • for the local Support Group;
  • for Scripture Union, especially Simon Barker (Regional Team Leader) and Clare Luxton (Development Worker East Anglia);
  • for the children and young people of Cromer; that they might take the opportunity that Mission offers to learn more about following Jesus.

London City Mission

This month, please pray:

  • for the people God wants, to be appointed to the missionary vacancies;
  • for missionaries working among other faith groups;
  • for perseverance despite discouragements and opposition;
  • for some of the leadership team under pressure from family concerns;
  • for God to be glorified at all times;
  • and praise God for more conversions than usual.

Michelle Proctor (SIM)

This month, please pray:

  • for Michelle and all the staff at Mukinge Hospital;
  • for all who come to Mukinge for treatment; that they might experience God’s love through the care that they receive;
  • for strong, affirming relationships within the team and with local believers, pastors and other missionaries;
  • for the country and people of Zambia.

Prison Fellowship and Reflex

This month, please pray:

  • Prison Fellowship: Give thanks that money has been raised to fund presents for prisoners, especially appreciated by young men, to give to their mothers on Mother's Day. This is done through the Angel Tree scheme which many prisons run. We contributed to Angel Tree at HMP Wayland, one of the three closest prisons to Cromer. Give thanks for the volunteers who prepare the gifts.
  • Reflex: For the young people who are separated or estranged from their families, especially their mothers on Mother's Day.  Pray for families who are concerned about their children in Young Offenders Institutions and may wonder where they went wrong in their parenting.  Pray that Reflex workers will help the young people they work alongside, especially those who feel desperate and lonely. 

Tearfund

This month, please pray:

  • for the crisis in East Africa: especially for Tearfund partners on the frontline: protection, wisdom and stamina for them; for resolution of conflicts that have displaced people from their homes and livelihoods; and that God would send rain to areas of drought.
  • for Zimbabwe: for the 12 Tearfund partners engaged in many areas of ministry - advocacy, health, nutrition and sanitation; for just governance, and an end to press restrictions; that the church will be a source of hope, and to model godly leadership and values.
  • for Easter: that the message of Good Friday, and the victory of Easter will bring hope and joy to many who are suffering the effects of war, famine, and persecution.

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