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[Key:  means please pray and  means give thanks]

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

JUNE 2018

Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC), Malawi Fellowship of Youth (FoY)
Gift Mphongolo, FoY Co-ordinator.

1 Fr
for Gift Mphongolo and all the FoY leadership team who help and support him.

2 Sa the vibrancy of FoY. Thousands of young people attend FoY meetings in churches in Malawi every week.

3 Su these young people would be used by God to glorify His Name and extend His Kingdom.

Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCoM)
Principal, Pastor Robert Masikamu; Council Chairman, Pastor Paul Muotcha.

4 Mo various upgrades to EBCoM’s facilities have been progressing well.

5 Tu for all those students who are graduating from EBCoM today. p for church leaders to have spiritual wisdom as they place them in ministry. EBCoM graduation today

6 We that full approval for EBCoM’s national higher education registration would be achieved without any major issues or delays.

7 Th for staff and students affected by poor harvests after low rainfall in January.

8 Fr for new intake interviews held in May.

9 Sa zm currently supports 62 students at EBCoM; p they may grow in their understanding.

10 Su for the EBCoM students who are finishing their ministry internships (semester out).

11 Mo for a restful and restorative break for all EBCoM’s lecturers over the summer.

UK staff meet today

zambesi mission (zm) in the UK
Mike Beresford (Mission Director), Trevor Matthews (Chair of Trustees and Executive Committee).

12 Tu for Richard Brassington, Administrator, who leaves zm today to focus on teaching. for him and his family as he begins his next steps.

UK Exec Committee and Trustees meet today

13 We for zm’s supporters who pray for the work of the mission.

14 Th for ways that zm can encourage younger generations to engage with the mission.

15 Fr t for the encouragement that comes from meeting with supporting churches across the UK.

16 Sa for faith and wisdom as zm addresses the mission’s current financial situation.

17 Su our honorary representative Ralph Gunn’s three-year-old granddaughter Ruby has developed leukaemia. for her and her family.

18 Mo for Ruth MacBean, now an honorary representative for zm and CFCM specialist.

19 Tu that all the zm team would seek to grow in Christ and reflect Him.

20 We for the trustees and executive committee members who devote time and expertise to zm.

ZEC Regional Superintendents & Churchplanting
Ps Duncan Ng’oma - North (Mzuzu); Ps Henry Muhiye - Central (Ntcheu); Ps Isaac Mpanga - South (Blantyre).

21 Th that members of the newly-planted Nkaya ZEC will be rooted in Christ and his Word.

22 Fr that the members of Nkaya ZEC would be able to find a suitable meeting place soon.

23 Sa Enock Mang’anya and his wife Esther are continuing to persevere in Chitipa (north Malawi).

24 Su foundations have been dug for a church building on land owned by ZEC at Chitipa.

25 Mo churches in northern Malawi are often far apart, so pastors and churches can feel isolated.

26 Tu for wisdom for ZEC as they consider their strategy for churchplanting in the north.

27 We for each of the regional superintendents, responsible for the care of pastors in their area.

28 Th for pastors who are seeking to glorify God, despite facing many practical and spiritual challenges.

29 Fr for God to be glorified and for His Kingdom to grow throughout Malawi.

30 Sa for pastors to be able to reach those from different backgrounds, including Islam.

JULY 2018

Zambezi Evangelical Church (ZEC) Mozambique
Chairman Dinos Lokati and his deputy Estavao Dzumani; General Secretary James Hamilton and his deputy Innocent Moffat; Treasurer Ernest Sakwiya.

1 Su the General Secretary of ZEC in Mozambique has warned that there will be “terrible hunger this year” due to drought.

2 Mo for the church leaders who are supporting pastors and churches.

3 Tu for the leadership of ZEC Mozambique, as they seek God’s will.

4 We for those in ZEC churches in Mozambique, as they seek to become more Christ-like.

5 Th for the freedom Christians have in Mozambique, Malawi and the UK to worship God.

ZEC Mozambique Regional Superintendents and Churchplanting
Regional Superintendents: Ps Christavo Chambwinja - West; Ps Raphael Waissone - East.

6 Fr Milange ZEC has been assigned a plot of land to build a church, but it is very small. for the government to grant additional land, so that the new church is not constrained.

7 Sa for regional superintendents Ps Christavo Chambwinja and Ps Raphael Waissone.

8 Su for ZEC pastors and their families: many will face real hardship in the coming months.

9 Mo that ordinary church members would be able to support their pastors, despite being in great need themselves.

Chiyanjano (Women’s Fellowship) in Mozambique
Odetta Hamilton - Co-ordinator.

10 Tu for Odetta Hamilton, as she co-ordinates the work of Chiyanjano groups in Mozambique.

11 We for the perseverance, enthusiasm and joy exhibited by the Chiyanjano ladies.

Fellowship of Youth (FoY) in Mozambique
Isaac Fainote and Ps Evereson - Co-ordinators.

12 Th for the young people as they seek ways for God to use them to His glory.

13 Fr for all of those involved in teaching and discipling the young people.

zambesi mission (zm) in Malawi
Simon Chikwana (Field Director), Rose Chirwa (Projects Officer) and Mercy Carlos (Field Administrator)

14 Sa despite the poor rains, some parts of the country managed to produce maize for harvest.

15 Su the zm-supported maize farming project at Chipande ZEC produced a reasonably good crop.

16 Mo none of ZEC’s ODCs will have harvested enough maize this year to meet their needs.

17 Tu for Simon, Rose and Mercy as they work with our partners.

18 We for protection for zm staff as they visit different projects and partners across Malawi

19 Th zm is planning two bookset conferences in 2018: one this month and one in August. However, it is possible that financial constraints affecting zm may cause them to be cancelled.

20 Fr the pigs at Mulanje ZEC are growing in number and size!

21 Sa the project would soon generate an overall profit, so that the church at Mulanje can commence new projects of their choice.

22 Su the late rain that came after January’s drought is providing plentiful drinking water.

23 Mo for our partners in the Gospel in Malawi: that they would radiate Christ.

24 Tu for those who support zm in Malawi.

ZEC Chiyanjano (Women’s Fellowship) in Malawi
Millie Jumbe, Chairlady; Temwani Fatchi, Secretary.

25 We for the training of Chiyanjano ladies that took place in the north of Malawi.

26 Th that this training would bear fruit.

27 Fr for the vision of Mrs Jumbe and Mrs Fatchi.

ZEC Health & Rural Development
Ntonda Rural Hospital, plus health centres at Matanda, Mitsidi, Muluma and Nthorowa.

28 Sa for those providing medical care without the availability of equipment and medication that we have in the UK.

29 Su work on mains electrification of the health centre at Nthorowa ZEC is progressing well.

30 Mo patients given health care by ZEC would experience spiritual as well as physical healing.

31 Tu zm has been able to provide funds to start building new staff houses at Muluma.


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