Pauline and Alan Jordan serve in Marsabit, Kenya, where Alan teaches at the Northern Bible Training Centre and Pauline splits her time between teaching lessons and organising the AIC Marsabit Academy, teaching English at the Northern Bible Training Centre and helping with the local church’s Sunday school. Pray that God would sustain them in the different ways that they serve.
Pray for the Antandroy who live in the arid south of Madagascar. They believe that the blessings and curses of life come from their ancestors and that by appeasing their ancestors, they can reap benefits. They acknowledge that there is a God, but they see him as distant and inactive in their lives.
Because travel was proving difficult, Ann has switched to a new helper for making recordings of the Bible in the Neem’s* language. Please pray for the editing process, which requires a lot of work. Please also pray that God will work in this new helper’s heart and bring them to saving faith through what they hear and read. *The name of this people group has been changed to protect local Christians and those ministering among them.
There are still five unreached people groups in Uganda, which equates to about 1,143,000 people. Pray for labourers to go to these harvest fields, from Uganda and elsewhere around the world. Pray for Western missionaries, that they would serve with humility and learn from those they are working with. Pray that they would seek to minister from servant hearts, be willing to ask questions, and be ready and quick to listen.
Following the death, last Wednesday, of John Magufuli, President of Tanzania, please continue to lift the nation of Tanzania in your prayers. Pray for the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan as she assumes her role in difficult circumstances, and leads the nation in a time of national mourning. Pray particularly for continued peace in Tanzania.
Pray for Western missionaries seeking to work alongside the church in Uganda, that they would serve with humility and learn from those they are working with. Pray that they would seek to minister from servant hearts, be willing to ask questions, and be ready and quick to listen.
Bruce and Jan Rossington are based at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya, where Jan teaches French and oversees the school’s IGCSE programme and Bruce works as Eastern Region’s Scripture Engagement Consultant. At the end of July the family will move back to the UK, where Bruce intends to continue serving remotely and Jan hopes to use her language skills to teach English to migrants. Please pray for the Rossingtons as they look ahead to the move and say goodbye to those in Kenya over the coming months.
The AIM Europe Finance team are working hard at the moment to prepare for the office’s switch to a new database, in the middle of an already-pressured time for the department alongside added childcare responsibilities during the Easter holidays. Please pray that God would sustain them as they trust in him to enable and equip them for the work he has called them to.
Please pray for north-east Mozambique and the conflict between an Islamist insurgent group and the Mozambican security forces trying to contain it. BBC News reports that half a million people have been displaced by the extreme violence and live in refugee camps of tens or hundreds of thousands of people; towns have been under siege; and women and girls have been kidnapped. Pray that God would bring peace to the area and relief for the victims of this violence. Pray that Christians would courageously follow Jesus and know that God is with them in their suffering. Pray that the perpetrators would turn from their violent ways, and that even in this terrible situation many would find healing, peace and forgiveness in Christ.