Our mission partners and projects value your prayer support. Here are some of their latest prayer needs:

  • Pray for the Crosslinks Summer Meeting taking place in London on 25 June, followed by the Annual General Meeting. Pray for many to attend and for it to be a great means of encouraging people to play their part in global mission. Pray for mission partner Graeme Innes as he travels to the UK from Moldova to speak about his ministry. Pray for new Trustees being approved for the Crosslinks board at the AGM. Pray for a great time of fellowship between supporters, mission partners and staff over a buffet meal after the meeting.
  • Pray for Graeme and Bequi Innes in Moldova as they run a youth camp 16 – 22 June. Pray for them as they finalise details for the camp, in particular for Graeme as he works on the talk scheme. Many of the teenagers who are coming are those that they have been opening Scripture with over the past year, so Graeme and Bequi are excited to be able to go deeper with them about spiritual things. Pray also for Bequi as she runs a mums and toddlers group at their church – something that is very unusual in Moldova. Pray that people at their church would really get excited about this ministry and see its potential for reaching the lost.
  • Pray for Louis Palombo who serves in Bologna, Italy. His church is running summer camps this month: pray for more children to sign up as both camps are currently low in numbers. The first camp runs from 10-14 June and is for 6-10 year olds. The second camp runs from 24-28 June and is for 11-16 year olds. The church has recently moved into their own building, which is the other side of town from where they used to run camp - explaining the decrease in numbers. Pray that the camp will serve as a good way to build relationships with families in the new neighbourhood. Pray particularly for the children of neighbouring shop owners to attend, as several have shown interest.
  • Andrew and Eunice Moody are in Uganda where Andrew trains South Sudanese pastors and Eunice serves in healthcare. Pray for them as they prepare to receive a team from Eunice's home church from 25 June to 12 July. Ask God that the team members will gain a good understanding of mission during their time in Uganda. Pray too for real, lasting peace in South Sudan.
  • James and Lucy Buchanan ask for prayer for the students at Hope Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. They are on a winter break in June and many students go home. Christian students may face challenges to their faith – ancestor-worshipping family, poverty, alcoholism or the lack of a bible-teaching church. Pray that students will stand firm. Pray too for a growing partnership between Hope Church and other churches in the region - pray that together they would see the planting of humble, healthy, faithful, thriving, biblical, African churches. 
  • Pray for Ella and Iona who are on their gap year in South Africa, serving at Hope Church in Johannesburg. They return to the UK this month: pray that they can say good goodbyes to those they’re serving with and pray that they won’t experience reverse culture shock. Pray that the Lord would use all they’ve learnt over the last few months to grow them into disciple-making-disciples on their university campuses this September.
  • Pray for mission partners on home leave this month: Helen Sheridan (Ireland), Alun and Debbie Burt, Nerena Neathercoat, James and Lucy Buchanan (all South Africa), Wanyeki and Mary Mahiaini (Kenya), Janet (Thailand) and Chris and Lotta Stranjic (Sweden). Pray for safety in travel and for good times of fellowship with UK partners. Pray too that time in the UK will bring refreshment to mission partners – both spiritually and physically. Pray for mission partner children – that they’d not be too unsettled by the change in routine and that they’d enjoy spending time in a home away from home.
  • Pray for Josh and Cathy Hooker in Windhoek, Namibia. Josh runs a preaching academy for local pastors on Wednesday mornings. The second 10-week course has just begun and Josh is working through 16 practical steps to preaching a sermon. Please pray for a few more men to join the group and that all would grow in their ability to preach the Bible faithfully. Pray too for a shortened version of the course that Josh is teaching at a church in a nearby township on Saturday mornings in June.
  • Pray for the Crosslinks summer campaign that was sent out to supporters at the end of May. We would love to see our study partner scheme grow so that we can enable 100 indigenous gospel workers to attend bible college. 95% of pastors worldwide have not had any theological or ministry training and most of these are in majority world countries. The summer campaign encourages supporters to sponsor a student through college and suggests that churches adopt this cause for their harvest giving project. Please pray for a good reception and that the Lord would raise the funds necessary for more majority world pastors to attend bible college.
  • Pray for those who have been on placements with Crosslinks this year as part of their university language degree. Jo Slipper (Italy) and Robyn Atkinson (Germany) return to the UK this month. Pray for them as they say goodbyes and handover the work they have been involved with. Jack Willats, Rachel Frankwick, Charmaine Kambabazi, Josie Darwin (all Belgium), Will Hayward (Chile) and Ellie Dawson (France) have one more month left of their placements before returning to the UK. Pray that they can make good use of their remaining time, for the benefit of the churches they are placed with and to the glory of God. Pray that all these students will have progressed well in their language learning this year and that they can use the ministry skills they have learnt when they return to university in September.

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