Please pray for Hervé and Nathalia Ramangalahy as they serve with the local church on the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar. Hervé is currently working with the pastor on various projects in their village and surrounding villages, and Nathalia helps at a children’s group run by one of the church leaders. Pray that they will be an encouragement to those in the church and serve well in ministry.
Please pray for the many friends and families that workers on the Indian Ocean Islands have built relationships with and spoken to about Jesus. Pray that they will reflect on all that they have heard of the gospel, grasp how great God’s love is for them that he would send his Son to die for them, and will become more open to seeking relationship with him, especially during this month of Ramadan.
Please pray for Mark and Hannah during this time of preparation before they begin French language school in the autumn. They hope to be able to visit Chad in the summer if Covid-19 restrictions allow, so please pray for wisdom in making decisions about travelling.
Please pray for the Mobilisation team in the AIM UK office as they share resources with churches and consider new initiatives to help people in their thinking about mission. Please pray that the team will be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading in their planning so they will use their time well and serve others appropriately.
Tony and Cath Swanson have recently been involved with running missions training and mobilising conferences in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Praise God that Tony and Cath remained free from Covid-19 and that the conferences ran successfully despite the added challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic can bring. Please pray for the pastors, missionaries, aspiring missionaries and mobilisers who attended, that the conferences will help them bear fruit for God as they serve in mission.
Next week the UK office is changing database provider. Please pray for us during implementation of this change and as we all undergo training. Pray particularly for the Finance team as they will need to get up to speed quickly with the new system whilst also keeping on top of all of their routine work. Give thanks for the provision of the software, and pray that God would show us how best to use it, in order to serve our supporters and missionaries.
Pray for continued good relationship between AIM missionaries and the Namibian Minister of Marginalized People, that he would continue to allow more workers to come into the San region, and that more workers would be called to come. Pray for new relationships to be formed with the “gatekeepers” amongst the San, and that Christ would be known by many more in Namibia.
Margot Knight recently attended AIM’s online Europe Based Orientation for missionaries preparing to serve with AIM for the first time. Please pray that Margot will be able to remember and reflect on what she has learned, and that it will prepare her well for when she begins her first assignment in the autumn.
Pray for the Tanala of Madagascar. They are skilled woodsmen, food gatherers, and hunters, trading in beeswax, honey, and other forest products. They observe patrilineal descent and often live in large compounds consisting of a father and his sons or of a group of brothers. They hold deeply to their traditional religious practice, which is based on animism and ancestor worship. They believe that there are spirits all around us in nature and that people must try to please the spirits.