NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015, and the changes imposed by the new Regulations have major implications for access to NHS healthcare for mission partners.
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Mission and training coordinator: CMS Timothy mission partner Manasseh Tuyizere is the youth coordinator for Kigali diocese. He is settling back into ministry after spending a year at All Nations Christian College in the UK. He and his team have a regular ministry in schools and colleges, empowering young people to be leaders in their communities. Pray for him as he also takes up a new role as mission and training coordinator. Pray also for his marriage to Catrin; they met at All Nations.
(Church Mission Society - January 2016)
Sorani Old Testament: With a target to finish translation and revision of new scriptures, pray that the work outstanding on the Sorani Old Testament will be completed. Ask for helpful feedback from testing of the current edition of the New Testament. Together may they enable the printing of a complete Sorani Bible in 2016.
(MECO UK and Ireland - January 2016)
Scripture calendars: Each year calendars are produced with Scripture verses in the Wolof language. The calendars for 2016 are now being distributed. The theme this time is ‘seeking God’. Pray that many people seeing the calendars will indeed be provoked into seeking God.
(WEC International - January 2016)
Skype conversation clubs: Peter, who is 80, runs four English conversation clubs on Skype with 50 young learners, many from countries closed to the gospel. As they discuss together the content of specialised English audio programmes which have low-key Christian content, Brian is gently raising questions in their minds about the Christian faith. There are currently over 600 people on the waiting list to join similar Skype clubs. Pray for new volunteers to be found to run English conversation clubs on Skype, to build Kingdom relationships with young people as they seek help with their English speaking skills.
(Reach Beyond - January 2016)