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15PRAYER MATTERS

WEEKLY PRAYER UPDATES


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

-  Colossians 4:2


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Remember: PRAYER MATTERS


Allison Howell (Ghana, DPG Day 2)
Pray for Allison as she prepares to give a lecture on “African spirituality and Christian ministry: ‘Discerning the signs of the times’ in our environment and community” on 7 June in Accra.


Gavin and Janet Petersen (Brazil/Portugal, DPG Day 4)
Pray for the Restoring Biblical Eldership series and the current evangelistic Bible studies. Pray for Gavin and Janet and those they teach, as well as their co-workers Cláudio and Daisy. Pray for the relationships they have developed in their SPEAK English and Portuguese classes. Pray for plans for the University Bible Group for the next academic year. Pray for the eight men studying in the School of the Prophets in Brazil, which Gavin leads over Skype weekly. Pray for Gavin and Janet as they return to Australia on home assignment (16 June – 31 August).


Mark and Alex Ronalds (India, DPG Day 8)
Pray for Mark and Alex as they have taken Aimee to the Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore for her to have corrective surgery on her heart to fix her SVT (heart beats too fast episodically), for which she has been on medication. Pray for Aimee and her medical team as she has the operation on Thursday. Pray for Jacob and Bethany who are boarding for the week.


Steve and Roslyn Baird (Philippines, DPG Day 9)
Pray for Steve as he flew to Manila yesterday with JunJun, Orsie and their young son Jairus, who needs assessment at the Philippines Heart Centre for a heart defect. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they decide the best course of treatment for Jairus.


David and Cherie Snellgrove (Philippines, DPG Day 11)
Praise God that Safe Haven has a full licence from the Department of Social Welfare and development. Pray for 2017-18 schooling options for the older children who are currently homeschooled. Pray for the provision of a suitable permanent location for Safe Haven.


Wendy Strachan (Specialist, DPG Day 22)
Pray for the planning of the 2018 Leadership Experience in South Africa. Pray for the right people to apply. Pray for Wendy to get more admin support. Pray for those involved in the curriculum writing, which will take some time. Praise God for a productive time at the Consultation on SU Ministry with Children and Young People with Disabilities. Pray that the completed manual will be a valuable resource that will inspire movements to begin or strengthen their work among those with additional needs. Pray for members of the consultation group as they and their SU national movements consider the role they can play in coaching other national movements who would like to begin such a ministry. Pray for Becky Swamickan as she steers the project forward. Pray for the new International Director of SU, Monika Kuschmierz. Pray for the SU Global Assembly in Malaysia in November, which is a significant time for the movement. Pray for Wendy in her preparation as she will contribute to several sessions. Pray for the AMT National Advisory Council meeting that will be held in Victoria over this weekend (2-4 June). Pray for great fellowship, good thinking and practical outcomes. Praise God for Wendy’s mum’s 95th birthday last week. Pray that she will continue in good humour and health.


Debbie Denny (AMT, DPG Day 29)
Continue to pray for Kevan’s dad who didn’t get the pancreatic mass removed last week — it will hopefully be early this week. Pray for a complication-free operation. Pray for Debbie and Kevan to return to Brisbane safely from Vietnam this weekend.


These items are sourced from emails and other communications received from cross-cultural workers.
The workers are identified by the day number in the current AMT Daily Prayer Guide.

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