MYANMAR: November 7th the day of the first General Elections in Myanmar (Burma) for 20 years. Although the elections and new Constitution are heavily slanted in favour of the ruling military junta, please pray that these elections may be the beginning of a path to true democracy, to bring true freedom to worship, and freedom from the burden of oppression that all the people of the land currently bear.
MYANMAR: Praise the Lord for 37 new believers during an outreach trip to a northern State by one of our AC leaders. The Pastor asks us to pray that the new believers will “grow and delight in the Lord Jesus”. He also asks that we seek the Lord’s blessing on the 450 Gospel tracts he distributed to one ethnic group in the same area.
THAILAND: Please pray for the meeting of Thai and Myanmar leaders, with Rev Ron Thomas and Rev Tim Fox from ACGC in the United States and Ernie Schache, being held from 3 to 8 November at the Christian Mission Naratchakwai compound in Naratchakwai, north-east Thailand. Pray for fine fellowship and a spirit of unity as they discuss the future AC ministries in their countries. Pray for safe travel for all as they leave to return home.
INDIA: ACGC Executive Director Rev Ron Thomas is visiting Chennai from 10 to 16 November to encourage and support Immanuel and seek to have dialogue with the rebel FBHC pastors. Pray for safety for him and for wisdom a and patience if he talks with the FBHC pastors.
INDIA: Continue to pray for the sale of the land at Guindy. AC Conference leaders, Mission Manager Immanuel and lawyer Ravi Paul are well advanced in negotiations with a very keen buyer. Pray that this buyer may be the Lord’s choice and that the deal will be completed quickly and amicably.
INDIA: Continue to pray for the situation within the Fellowship of Blessed Hope Churches.Thank the Lord for the 9 pastors and 1 Bible Woman who have remained faithful under considerable pressure from the rebels. Pray also that the Lord may change the hearts of the 13 rebel pastors. Court action continues – pray for ultimate God-honouring outcomes to the original suit and an appeal lodged by the Mission.