Pray for the JKPS students of the Diploma in Ministry in India, as they prepare for field ministry in this month as part of their study curriculum, may God equip them for impactful service. Praise God for safeguarding JKPS staff, beneficiaries and volunteers in India from health issues during this changing season. Pray for the success, safety and impact of upcoming field visits, meetings, training sessions, medical camps and staff recruitment for the social enterprise project.
A fresh wave of persecution in Pakistan and India is aimed at the church. Afghan refugees in Pakistan are being ejected back into Afghanistan and will be persecuted again. EEF is changing its emphasis to provide literature in all the Central Asia languages to undergird the education and training of the emerging churches in CA including Afghanistan. The Pakistan government is ejecting illegal refugees and there are many believers amongst them. They are being fined $1,200 to be able to leave the country to a safe place, Donations are quickly needed.
Pray for the continued growth of the WhatsApp ministry across India. An audio devotional called FRESH is distributed in 5 languages - Tamil, Kanada, Hindi, Marati and English - and is being forwarded by many people to their friends and networks. Pray for many to follow Jesus as they listen.
Pray for the preparations and translation work for 15 days of prayer for Hindus that God would use these resources to create awareness among churches and believers and to generate more prayer for the South Asian Diaspora.
Pray for a smooth transition for the fourteen boys of Mahima Premanand Boys' Home at JKPS in India, that the Child Welfare Committee has released to their respective families. Also, give thanks for the 600 children enrolled in JKPS' child sponsorship programmes in India that participated in summer camps, across five centres. Pray that the seeds sown will grow strong. Thank God for the completion of JKPS' outreach programmes in four provinces of West Bengal and Bihar and also for their ongoing discipleship programme, 'Fulfilling the Task'.
With over 1,400 house churches established in Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir and Odisha (formerly Orissa) in India in 2022, we want the 107 church planters BMS supports to continue their ministry. Please pray for the £74,000 needed to continue this work.
We need to upgrade our hospital facilities with new machines and infrastructure. There has been an increase in attendance at the Outpatients clinics, and also our Inpatients Ward is very popular as patients appreciate the loving care they are given. Please pray for the new cohort of students at our School of Nursing, as well as the new tutor, that they may all work hard and stay the course successfully. Pray for our Guest Relations Team who cater for the needs of hundreds of visitors wishing to see Amy Carmichael's legacy.
Please pray for India and for the follow up to the Al Massira trainings held in two cities in February. Please pray for a Prayer Coordinator from within-country to inspire and disseminate prayer requests and for a local team to be established. Pray for a like-minded Sister in the UK, recently connected to AM who is reaching out to BHB (Believers from a Hindu Background). May AM be used widely to help support God’s people in His work in reaching all nations with the Gospel.
The ongoing renovation of a previously disused building to provide a bespoke home for our elderly folk who have served in the Fellowship. At present they are living in various parts of the compound but really need to be housed in a retirement home with suitable facilities. Costs of materials are continually increasing, and it is not easy to find reliable and skilled workmen to carry out the renovations. The appointment of a finance officer and other employees from outside the Fellowship is a new step and such changes can seem threatening. Please pray the appointments will go ahead successfully.
Praise God for BMS World Mission worker Ben Francis, who is bringing revitalisation to many churches in India and around the world through disciple-making movements. Pray for the training of 10,000 church planters who will plant 10,000 house churches. Give thanks too that the women working with BMS’ partner Biglife are bold and brilliant in sharing the gospel. Pray for BMS-supported worker Gill Francis as she trains more women as disciple makers.
Girls who come to the Dohnavur Fellowship often come from very difficult and sometimes abusive homes. Pray that they may feel safe with us and that our housemothers and our visiting counsellor with the Lord's help will be able to facilitate their recovery from difficult experiences. Our hospital and home for our elderly workers are both undergoing renovation work, but it is increasingly difficult to find skilled carpenters, and temporary workmen tend to be unreliable. Please pray that the right workers will be found urgently so that work will go ahead smoothly, and the disruption caused will soon be over.
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