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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Remembering those in Prison.: Despite strict religious controls there are many house churches. Persecution of local believers is common and some Christians are being tortured in prison. Pray that they may stand firm in their faith. Hebrews 13:3 “Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are.”
(WEC International - September 2016)
A Radio Harvest?
A Radio Harvest?: Later this year a new Christian community radio station will be launched in a town in Madagascar which is quite isolated by it’s bad roads. Alfred is a pastor who came to the town to plant churches in this area where ancestral worship is very strong, and there is persecution of Christians. The team will have to be spiritually solid, as recently someone walked onto the site to attack Alfred and his family. Pray for safety for the radio team and for a great spiritual harvest as the station launches.
(Reach Beyond - September 2016)
Children's Church Resource: Children for Christ Ministry (CFCM) is a Malawian organisation committed to making Jesus known to their country’s children. During the school holidays their main focus is on teaching Sunday school teachers. They have been preparing teaching materials in Chichewa (the main native language), since there is “nothing available commercially” in Malawi. They plan to produce a 52-week lesson plan, with Bible passages, suggested activities, how to bring in the Gospel through the story, and tailored suggestions for spiritual growth for both teenagers and children. Pray that CFCM will be able to get this valuable resource out to Sunday school teachers in Malawi.
(Zambesi Mission - September 2016)
Hope through Education: Give thanks for GDQ International Christian School in Tirana. In addition to providing quality education for the 121 children presently in its care and seeking to participate in the improvement of the educational standard in Albania generally, the very existence of the school enables some 154 parents to remain in Albania and so to continue engaging in a whole range of ministries. Pray for the training of leaders of church life and pastoral oversight in the young Albanian church, that God will build his church and mature the faith of his people.
(BMS World Mission - September 2016)