BURUNDI: Jeremy & Sonja Bassett (Day 1)
Two national colleagues finished translating an Emmaus Correspondence School course book from Swahili to Kirundi. Jeremy was finally able to put some time toward finalizing the formatting and now two workers are printing and assembling this course book. This makes for 17 books available in Kirundi. We praise God for making progress in this project.
FRANCE: Brad & Catherine Dickson (Day 13)
We are still in the midst of terrorist attacks in France. Until now, they concentrated on Paris, but this summer 85 people were killed in Nice. The question we ask is "Will this make people more open to the Gospel?" Pray that we will be bold witnesses both to French secularists and to other people too.
MEXICO: Ron & Rose Cavenagh (Day 19)
The jail has remained an area where opportunities continue, to minister to groups and individuals each week. Prison can be a tough place to live a Christian life. There is a fellowship of believers among the prisoners. Pray for the ones who show continuing promise in their relationship with the Lord.
PUERTO RICO: Esther Frey (Day 21)
The Emmaus work continues to bring joy. Several inmates have finished the 88 courses we offer. I attended the annual conference for prison chaplains and there were 500 present. It would be wonderful if all of them promoted the courses. Pray for greater impact, more volunteers, and also for a new director for Emmaus.
BOLIVIA: Mark & Carol Mattix (Day 22)
An instructor from the Bible School took the students to the downtown plaza to do open air evangelism. They had songs and short drama presentations. Nearly all of them found someone to talk to about the Gospel. We pray that the students will see visible fruit. That's the most potent motivator for young evangelists!
PERU: Tom & Carol Clark (Day 26)
Strong Tower Christian School is in its 9th year serving in Pueblo Nuevo. Christian education and English are taught daily, as well as a strong academic program. The school provides us with the opportunity to reach the students and their families with the Gospel. Pray for the Lord's direction to plan for the 2017 school year, which begins in March.
URUGUAY: Robert & Cecilia Russell (Day 27)
The Bible bus and the tent came to Dolores with 25 young people to assist individuals needing help after the tornado. Visitation and tract distribution was also done and we had 4 open-air children's clubs. Gospel meetings were held every night and a number of people professed to be saved.
Gordon & Ruth Hanna
(ZAMBIA, September 12th) Trying to keep a mission station the size of Chitokoloki going and keeping things maintained is a very daunting and large challenge. A visitor who just left last week remarked that it is like managing a village or a small town. Every week it seems we have issues and attention needed to either, water, electricity, repairs of buildings, houses, equipment and also the numerous vehicles and quad bikes. Last week 2 of our big pumps in the river were not working so needed to be brought out and fixed. The pumps fill our overhead tank that holds 82,000 liters of water. This exercise required going into the river and diving down to unhook the pumps so they could be brought to land, all the time keeping an eye out for the lurking crocodiles that can attack very suddenly. So far we have had no close incidents.
David & Grace Croudace
(ZAMBIA, September 10th) via Gordon Hanna: Grace Croudace of Zambezi, Zambia suffered a stroke on Saturday September 10th, 2016 in her home in Zambezi and was brought to Chitokoloki Mission Hospital by ambulance.
Prayer is requested for Grace and her husband David who have faithfully served the Lord in Zambia for many years.
Brad & Catherine Dickson
(FRANCE, September 12th) Before the summer we asked prayer for a financial need of $100,000 for us to be able to go ahead with the purchase of the building for our training centre and student outreach. About 70% of this has been given, which is a huge encouragement to us! But shortly after, the owner backed away from the sales agreement, fearing that city hall will take too long to grant us a permit. This means that he is able and trying to sell his building to another buyer while we wait for city approval, which can take up to six months. The saga goes on! This was a great disappointment to us, but we are encouraged by a story in the Gospels. Before the Lord allowed his disciples to catch an amazing amount of fish by simply casting their net on the other side, he had done another miracle by hindering all fish from going into their nets all night long. So we are praying that God will do a similar miracle and hinder any buyers from wandering into the owner's net until city hall has granted us a building permit! Perhaps God is just giving us the time to find the remaining funds.
Paul & Carol Bramsen
(NIGER, September 8th) God blessed the recent trip to Niger. By His grace, we were able to see the Zarma version of KING of GLORY recorded, dubbed, and shown. Here is a video that shows and tells about that project and other things God did in and through the team.
We rejoice in what the Lord is doing through His servants in Niger. He continues to grow their vision and sphere of influence.
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