Thank God that 83 at-risk women attend the weekly outreach and restoration classes as part of Beginning of Life’s School for Parents in Moldova. Pray for stamina for the team and volunteers at Beginning of Life who serve vulnerable people so passionately every day and share the Gospel with them. Praise God for the newly started Beginning of Life educational cluster for 7-9 year olds. There are now three groups which reach 140 children from local neighbourhoods. Pray also for a resolution regarding the issue with the permission from the Department of Education for the access to schools.
A successful summer school of mission in Moldova meant that 39 couples came to study marriage, family life, studies from the Old Testament from an Israeli and Islamic studies. We were pleased to have Rev Duane Miller share in building relationships with Muslims and growing in a better understanding of communicating the Gospel. Out of the summer school came the need to have a colloquium on contextualisation and theology in March 2024. We are looking to build a consensus for church planting amongst Uzbeks three main topics will provide the framework.
Pray that all goes well for Beginning of Life in Moldova as they look to obtain a new permission from the Ministry of Education for their engagement into schools. Praise God for the faithfulness and passion of the Beginning of Life team of 30 volunteers that serve every week at the Urban Youth Centre for teenagers and young people from different parts of the city in Moldova. Pray for the team and church volunteers who are often overwhelmed with the pain of refugee women who are served every week in the groups.
Pray for Baltsata refugee camp in Moldova as they care for 120 Ukrainian refugees. Soaring prices mean they are struggling to pay their gas bill. Pray for the new programme at Beginning of Life, reaching out to 100 Ukrainian refugees currently settled in Chisinau. Many of these are elderly & need ongoing physical and emotional support. Pray for all the new leaders being raised through Beginning of Life’s ‘Urban Teens’ programme, that they will grow in their discipleship and develop servant hearts. Pray for the Beginning of Life team as they guide them at this pivotal time of their lives.
Graduates of Divitia Gratiae University (DGU) in Moldova are holding a summer camp in Kirghizia and volunteers are needed to serve, teach English, and make friends of some of the 250-youth attending. It is an Extreme camp which means hiking, living under canvas and living al fresco. Summer camp in Moldova in June will host 35 couples from Central Asia to attend refresher courses and learn more about church planting and discipleship from Duane Miller from Spain this year, others are invited to help and teach English.
Pray that the churches in Moldova and in the region find grace to live with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. There are a lot of mixed marriages in the churches and society. Loyalties are being tested and relationships under strain as church members have to face this conflict.
The university here in Moldova has been going for more than 20 years and the buildings and rooms need renovating. Pray for volunteers and finances to cover the costs. The Research centre is now open and being used to take students higher in their studies. EEF is seeking to reach the Central Asians Diaspora in Lebanon, Caucasus and Turkey. This is done through training students in Moldova and partnering with training institute in the region
Please pray for Moldova. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe. Not only is it facing a steep rise in fuel and the cost of living because of the war in Ukraine, but it is also facing famine and a failed harvest again this year because of the very dry and hot weather across Europe. Pray for peace in Moldova and for the churches to be beacons of hope in these very unsettling times. Pray for people to respond to the good news of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
World Prayer News
A simple prayer guide with worldwide prayer requests from our network members – can you support world mission through prayer?
Get prayer requests from our network members sent to your phone via the PrayerMate app. A great way to support mission, ministries and projects around the world.