Paul and Debbie Howells (Philippines, DPG Day 9)
Thank God for the 20 women from 5 different regions who participated in a leadership conference that Debbie facilitated at the weekend. Pray for each of them as they return to share their insights and encouragement from the Word with more than 60 women who serve in various ministries under their leadership — and that those they teach will gain the confidence in the Lord to disciple and teach others.
Noel and Mary Bachelor (Australia, DPG Day 12)
Our deepest condolences to Noel and his family on the passing of his mother on Monday. Praise God that progress and partnerships were made in the Gove recording workshop.
Noela Elvery and Julie Loudon (Specialists, DPG Days 19 & 20)
Urgent prayer is needed for the critical situation in the Ituri Province and especially Manzali/Oicha where 900 children have been attending schools known to Noela and Julie. Indiscriminate killing of so many people is causing most of the population to flee their homes out of fear as attacks/killings take place at night — some folk return during the day to check on their homes. Schools are temporarily closed as well as the feeding program until the situation becomes more stable. The recent bloodshed attacks were described by the President as an ‘attempted genocide’ after scores of people were killed and hundreds displaced as a result of violence and Ebola. Pray for Acira and Berocan who have evacuated to Bunia. Acira is not well and has now gone with his youngest son to Uganda for a more specific diagnosis and treatment.
Daniel and Emily (Restricted Access, DPG Day 22)
Daniel and Emily are so grateful that they have experienced their first full week living in their house since August — and they can now to settle into a consistent rhythm. The air is now clear. Praise God that Siena is loving the local school. Pray for wise choices re next year’s schooling for Jude (currently being home-schooled), and for good relationships with local people as Dan works in the business.
Wesley and Esther (Restricted Access, DPG Day 23)
Pray urgently as new visas and renewals won’t be issued to mishos in Papua.
Corey and Amber (Restricted Access, DPG Day 25)
Praise God that their new vehicle is meeting their travels needs. Pray for the poor people in their service country as border closure is pushing costs up. Pray that the family stays in good health, and that Corey works safely.
Pray for all those people traveling overseas or interstate over the Christmas season to have safe journeys and memorable times with loved ones. Pray for the message of Jesus to be freely shared and the gospel truth to be boldly proclaimed, especially to those who rarely have an opportunity to hear about God’s great love for mankind. Remember those who are sick and lonely — pray that the body of Christ will demonstrate Him to them.