PSALM 6: 9
John 14: 27
" Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid ."
The annual DIVCCON meeting organised by CNMS starts today Tuesday November 4th to Friday November 7th in Abuja. The DIVCCON is like a convention as every Anglican from the 160 Dioceses attend with on average, a minimum of 5000 participants taking part in the conventionboth from within and outside Nigeria. “We pray that it will create the needed spiritual impact in the church,” says CNMS Mission Director Ven. Titus Kumapayi.
Come November 18 there is going to be another statutory board meeting of CNMS during which we will consider the new constitution for the consideration of the Primate. Please pray for this meeting as it is part of the effort to move CNMS forward.
CNMS desirethatfuture pastors in Nigeria get the correct foundation and thus, Ven. Titus lectures at one of the theological schools on evangelism, church planting, and prison and hospital ministry.
CMS-Africa’s finance manager travelled to South Sudan on 31stOctober and will be there the rest of this week engaging in various mission assignments in Africa’s youngest nation now bogged down by unending political and ethnic violence.
James’ trip involves a visit to Kadugli diocese liaison offices in Juba to evaluate a renovation project that was funded by Humanity United. Pray for James who will also conduct training in financial literacy and youth-led community transformation in Wau Diocese. We pray that God would grant journey mercies and success.
Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail from Kadugli Diocese reports that the environment is not peaceful in Kakuma refugee camps. There has been fighting between Dinka and Nuer peoples that started earlier last week in various zones of Kakuma where there is the largest refugee camp in Kenya.
Please pray that lasting peace between the two main tribes; Dinka and Nuer may be established in South Sudan.
Surely you have been following the narrative of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. CMS-Africa invites to pray for the following prayer needs are relates this pandemic:
• Pray for the medical teams in the affected nations that they might be prevented from contracting Ebola.
• Pray for the community health volunteers conducting door-to-door awareness raising and training more volunteers that they would be prevented from contracting Ebola.
• Pray that the widespread fear and distrust about the disease and its causes would be dispersed and that through reassurance and support many would be prevented from contracting Ebola.
• Pray for Christian Aid partners in Sierra Leone: the Methodist Church of Sierra Leone (MCSL), Network of people living with HIV, the SEND foundation, Rehabilitation and Development Agency (RADA) and Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD). Give thanks for their witness.
• Pray for those who are the patients, for their recovery and cure or for a dignified and peaceful passing for those who do succumb to this disease.
• Pray that the international community would make resources rapidly available to respond to the challenge of Ebola.
Lucy Ochieng’, the Head of Operations at CMS-Africa and the International Director Rev. Dennis Tongoi are full of thanksgiving to God for the visit to New Zealand close of October. CMS New Zealand staged a celebration to mark 200 yearsto note when the gospel arrived in their country with a major event at the Bay of Islands last weekend. Leaders of the CMS Interchange (Britain, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Australia) met there following the celebration and encouraged one another in their strategic work and goals.Rev. Tongoi is now in Auckland New Zealand facilitating a Vision conference. The conference includes 13 leaders from the Maori community. Please pray for Anna and Nam Ho and Rev. Dennis Tongoi as they facilitate this conference at a time when the church is New Zealand is celebrating two hundred years and trusting God for his direction for the future.
After the New Zealand trip, the CMS-Africa International Director Rev. DennisTongoi proceeds to Australiafor missions and partnership building sessions. While in Australia, Rev. Tongoi will conduct some VISION casting for Financial Freedom for families.Kindly pray for God’s journey mercies and favour on these trips.
The Africa Conference organised by Church Mission Society for this year is coming up from November 14th to 16th2014 in UK. CMS-Africa will be represented by Faith Gichuhi to this conference that evaluates mission work across the African continent.
Please pray for journey mercies and God’s grace to accompany Faith and all other participants to this Conference as well as the hosts UK.
The Spiritual Emphasis Stewardship Campaign at Karura Community Chapel came to an end last Sunday November 2nd with the F4 team carrying out an end line survey. The church wide campaign reached nearly 800 people going by numbers from the Sunday school, young adults, Swahili and English services that had one message shared across; STEWARDSHIP.
CMS-Africa trusts God that the principles entrenched in people’s hearts in the last 7 weeks of the campaign shall be manifested in their lives following this campaign.
In the same breath, the F4 team gives thanks to God for the close-out of the 3 months ofseminars on financial freedom conducted at Lukenya Community Chapel since August. On Saturday, November 1st, the final seminar was held and the participants in this training were really enthusiastic about what they had learnt and challenged to put this values to practice.
Continue praying for the development of 850 Chania as the CMS-Africa leadership negotiate with potential developers, financial institutions and partners from across the globe to jumpstart this building project designed to take missions work in AFRICA to the next level.
Kindly pray for the Footprints Campaign that many friends and partners would continue giving towards making missions work in Africa and beyond economically sustainable now and in days to come.