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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Enxet Bible: Give thanks that the stage of ‘cleaning up’ the translated text of the Enxet Bible is now complete. This has been a fantastic project to work on in which the translators have experienced God’s blessing, his provision and faithfulness over the years. There has been a tremendous amount of effort which has gone into this project since it began in 2003: the building of the translation office in Rio Verde in 2002 and the training of translators Asunción Rojas, Martín Rojas and Juan Martínez in Peru between 2005 and 2007. Pray for all the necessary arrangements and funding for publication, in partnership with The Paraguayan Bible Society.
(Church Mission Society - July 2015)
Australia, India, Sri Lanka
Tamil language radio: A listener to Tamil language radio programmes broadcast from Australia wrote: “One day I was tuning into the radio, when suddenly I heard a Tamil programme, and was happy. We are 15 blind people who listen to your programme regularly. The reception is very clear, and we like your songs and sermons. We can’t watch television programmes; we depend only on programmes like yours. Please come to Pondicherry to our church and share the Word of God in our church as well.” Pray that radio broadcasts into India will bear fruit for God’s Kingdom.
(Reach Beyond - July 2015)
Reaching shepherds: Please pray that God would work in the hearts and minds of the shepherds of Lesotho. Pray that the team working amongst them develop good friendships with shepherds who will then receive the gospel. Pray that shepherds will know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and live lives obedient to him.
(AIM International - July 2015)
Within the family: Many Japanese Christians are the only believer in their family. Non-Christian husbands often have no time at all to be able to interact with Christians or go to church. Parents are often strongly opposed to their children ‘becoming non-Japanese’ (Christians) and fear for their own well-being after death if their offspring won’t take care of their deceased spirits. Ask God to break down these barriers to the gospel within the family environment. Pray for strengthening and patience for lone believers to stay close to God. Pray for God’s protection on Christian families to stay strong, united and able to resist temptations and attacks that would seek to undermine or divide the family. Pray for significant growth of God’s family, the Church, to occur through the salvation of earthly family members.
(Japan Christian Link - July 2015)