– Andrew and Norine Brunson (Turkey). Andrew Brunson’s second court hearing was held on Monday 7 May, but after it he was returned to prison to await a third hearing set for 18 July. The court heard witness testimonies, but three of the witnesses submitted by the defence were refused permission to testify on the grounds that they were also suspects in the case.
Carlow and Athy (Stephen Rea)
– Pray for the life and witness of the Home Mission congregations of Carlow and Athy.
– Pray the minister, Rev Stephen Rea, William Workman (Irish Mission Worker) and the elders and members of the congregations as they seek to reach others for Christ.
Sligo (David Clarke)
– Pray for Sligo congregation as they plan and look forward to their first holiday Bible club which is scheduled for the end of June. Pray that a good number of children would come, that new relationships with members of the community would be formed and that those adults and children we meet would encounter Jesus for themselves.
– Give thanks for the young people who recently completed memberships classes and were received as communicant members. Pray for the continued development of intergenerational discipling relationships within our congregation.
– Pray for wisdom for the leaders of Sligo’s men’s, women’s and children’s ministries as they evaluate the church year which has passed and make plans for the new year ahead. Pray that over the summer months those who give so much of their time and energy serving would be refreshed and renewed themselves.
– Volker and JinHyeog Glissmann are due to complete their assignment in Malawi at the end of June after eight years there. Volker has received a Call to assist with one of PCI’s new global mission partners, namely TEEC (Theological Education by Extension College) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Volker writes:
> We are delighted how God opened doors so that we can continue working in TEE (Theological Education by Extension). TEE is a very good method of theological training, especially at the grassroots level and ministerial theological education.
> My primary role in TEEC will be to redesign TEEC’s Bachelor of Theology programme, then to take that through the accreditation process with the Council on Higher Education and thereafter manage the development of the related materials that would allow TEEC to offer the programme in the distance mode.”
– Praise the Lord for this new opportunity for the Glissmann family.
– Pray for guidance and wisdom as they make important decisions now in order to make the transition to Johannesburg as smooth as possible, and especially for the successful processing of visas.