- Please continue to pray for Pastors and Bible Women who serve the Lord in sincerity and truth, often under very stressful circumstances. Pray especially for some who seem to have moved away from what they know to be God’s ways and precepts.
- Give thanks to the Lord for the opportunity to bring a little extra at Christmas time for the children in the two AC Conference hostels at Guindy and Velachery. Praise the Lord for those who gave financiallyto make this possible.
- Please continue to pray for the Mission team at Guindy, led by Immanuel – Joseph, Raja, Deveraj, and Daniel. Pray also for their families.
- Please continue to pray for negotiations in respect to the leasing of the Guindy property, which will bring much needed financial support for the AC Conference of India, and good income for the Mission also.
- The AC Conference and the Fellowship of Blessed Hope Churches are beginning the planning and preparation of material for May’s Vacation Bible School activities. Pray for the members of the committee working on this project – for wisdom and unanimity as they carry out this very important task.
- Pray that the Lord will give the leadership teams of both Conferencesgreat wisdom as they struggle with their financial situations. Ask the Lord to give them the ability to trust HIM for all their needs. Pray thatPastors may have boldness as they teach their people concerning the blessing of giving back to the Lord part of what He has blessed them with – however small an amount that might be.
- Jan 10: Pray for Ernie Schache as he travels to Thailand 10th to 21st January to meet up with the husband of a young couple from the USwho are seeking the Lord’s will in regard to serving in Thailand. Pray that the Lord’s will may be very clear to them after this “spy out the land” visit.
- Continue to pray for Pastor John Middlewood and his wife Maeo, in Naratchakwai in northeast Thailand. They minister in more than 35 schools, using the teaching of English as a medium. Pray for the group of Christian high school students from their church who assist them. Pray especially that these young people may be able to resist the pressures of the world and stand firm in their faith.
- Some of our Myanmar ministries have felt the wrath of the government authorities over recent weeks – some have been forced to stop certain activities. They tell us “we are never give up our faith and working hard under-ground for our Lords kingdom.” Pray with them for safety and the ability to continue their ministries to God’s glory. Thank the Lord for these brothers’ tremendous commitment.
- Praise the Lord for a very generous gift from a donor in NZ which enabled the 39 orphans looked after by the pastors of the Myanmar Conference to enjoy special extra blessings at Christmas time.
- Pray for Ruth Devairakkam and husband Wilfred in Kluang in the south. Ministry for the Lord is not easy in this Moslem land.