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.
Articles from the latest issue of Sphere magazine considering what your church can do to better support your mission partners
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Christmas for the Christian Unions: As the Christian Unions begin a busy term of outreach events and all of the evangelistic opportunities that Christmas brings, please pray that the Lord’s hand will be over all that they do and that through the Christian Unions, many would hear the good news of the gospel. Pray for students to be bold and courageous as they speak words of truth into the lives of their friends and coursemates. Pray too for the staff workers who support and encourage them.
(UCCF - November 2015)
Tropical medicine: As a medical doctor specialising in international health and tropical medicine, Jaap Bezemer, with his wife, Linda, and their four children, is working with Latin Link for the Ministry of Health and has been placed in Shell, a jungle town in Ecuador only accessible by plane. Jaap’s health clinics provide opportunities to share his faith with oil workers and local tribes people alike. Meanwhile, by being involved in the local school and church, the Bezemers are modelling being family in a local community where many households are broken. Pray for open doors for the Bezemer family, and boldness to take the opportunities placed before them, as they reach out to local people, especially to the Achuar tribe.
(Latin Link - November 2015)
Healing workshops: Pray for the work of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) as they travel throughout South Sudan carrying out workshops on healing and reconciliation. Pray that this work would be effective and bear fruit and that many would receive the comfort, strength and healing in this war torn country.
(Mission Aviation Fellowship UK - November 2015)
Workshops for women: In August OM team members organised a tea party for about 25 women in Córdoba, Argentina, struggling with daily problems of domestic violence and poverty. The team presented the workshop 'Relationships in the centre of God's will'. "We gave them practical tips on how to improve their relationships," shared Andrea. "But we also talked about the importance of continuing to be part of God's family." Several women commented on how the workshop had helped and encouraged them. Pray for the women and for more families to be reached with the gospel.
(Operation Mobilisation - November 2015)