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Please pray for our mother-tongue translator and his family. Pray for good health for his children during the winter months. Also please pray for his wife who has some medical issues that need attention.
Thank you for praying for the Nurses Training School, with its 500+ students. Please continue to pray for a second surgeon to come to Mukinge Hospital, and for our little son, Daniel, as he grows. Also, your prayers for safety on the roads are appreciated.
We continue to rejoice that we are both coming back to full health. Thank God for the continued ongoing relationships and conversations within our network of Islamic Neighbours. Please uphold us in prayer as Bruce meets individually every fortnight with Dxx, S&V, K&F, & BGp to open scripture together. We are reading and discussing Mark over the next weeks. Please pray for Bruce as he coordinates and oversees the other 12 leaders (believers) who are doing exactly the same thing. The leaders meet together the 4th Sunday of each month to train and be encouraged.
Andrew has just returned from an exploratory trip to the city of Palermo. We are now busy preparing and distributing Gospel calendars in Mascali and beyond. Please pray for this and for the readers from January onwards.
Continue to pray for Darryl as he is very convinced he needs to keep the law. He plans to come to us with his daughter in January. Pray the Lord will open his eyes to the Truth of "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage" (Gal.5:1). Pray the Lord will interest students in HATIKVAH (The Hope), our school of Jewish studies and cross-cultural communication. Semester One commences in March. Many former graduates are now in full time service. Pray some will hear the call of God into this very specialised work. Our very sincere love and greetings to all for the Christmas season and good health in the New Year 2020.
I’m thankful for you who pray and support. I am blessed that you journey with me from afar. I’m thankful too for the Selah ministry, kids and team. Pray for the kids to stay safe over Christmas. Pray for rest for the Selah team too as they have a break over Christmas. Pray that I have good catch ups with people I have not seen in a couple of years now as I come home for Christmas.
It is the dark season here in Norway, but thankfully there is a lot of snow at the moment to help brighten it up a little. Meike is busy preparing for our National Workers Gathering that will take place at the start of January. We expect around 400 people to be coming. There is a lot to get done before the Christmas break. David is recovering from a sprained ankle while continuing his IT work.
Please pray for all the Christmas programmes taking place. Give thanks Colleen was able to attend the Toniarpet Ladies’ closing programme in the CMCT Chapel despite some difficulties. It was the first time she was able to attend the Chapel in over eight months. The event was such a blessing to her. Please continue to pray for her ongoing health.
Praise God for the Spelling / Grammar Workshop held for an Indigenous language in the North Eastern Philippines. It was attended by those who are translating the NT to the Gaddang language. There was a good response to my investigations to demonstrate the feasibility of putting Bible and traditional stories and a dictionary in a mobile app. Pray for my time this week at the Translator's Association of the Philippines (TAP) office this week to demonstrate and teach their Human Resources personnel how to use the software and how to avail of the free access to the software for TAP. Pray for the on-going Bible translation for the Gaddand language and other Indigenous languages in the Philippines.