Ipalo Team supporters meet to pray and plan

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On Monday evening, a group of Parishioners from St. Columba’s met to discuss the next part of the journey of their partnership link with the Diocese of Northern Zambia.

Leading the evening were Curate & team leader Revd Robert Ferris and David Gough, CMS Ireland’s Partnership Co-ordinator for Zambia. The evening centred around the question as to what parishioners could do whilst the team was out in Zambia later this summer.

The evening included the following suggestions and prayer points:

- A resource of sample prayer points / prayers for the team and Local partners
- Checking out & commenting on our CMS Ireland Blog
- Signing up for text updates
- Preparing letters of encouragement which will be read at team times
- Supporting us on our commissioning service this sunday
- Committing to prayer / Bible reading during the two weeks the team in Zambia at the time when the team will be doing devotions
- Coming along to a special link up session in St. Columba’s when we can organise a tele-conference between the team and the parish.

During the evening those present had the opportunity to ask questions and were shown some images and maps of the places the team would be visiting in Zambia.

The evening concluded with a short Late Evening Office with a focus of prayer for Zambia and in particular the Diocese of Northern Zambia.

As a team we look forward to our commissioning on Sunday 1st July at 10:30 in St. Columba’s, Kings Road, Knock.

A Prayer for the team …

Loving God, whose blessed Son came not to be served but to serve: we pray for Aaron, Robert, Yvonne, Jayne, Olivia, Laura, Mark, Ross, Helen, Alan in their work in Zambia. Help them to spread the hope of your gospel and your love in everything they do. Keep them strong, keep them safe, and keep them joyful. Bless and strengthen their families as they wait for the safe return of their loved ones. Bless all the children, families, staff and teachers whose lives will be touched by this team. Through the hands and hearts of this team, may all in Kitwe & surrounding areas feel the love and care of everyone in our parish community, knowing that we are all one body in our one Lord. In the name of Christ we pray Amen.

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Njovu Cliff Festo said Fri, 27 Jul 2012 06:20AM
Hi, Am a youth from one of the churches you will be visiting in Zambia (St Paul's Anglican Church). I would really like to know more about your group. May the almighty God be and guide you as you travel to this place. Regards Cliff
Beth Cairnduff said Sat, 28 Jul 2012 07:47AM
Delighted to hear you have arrived safely. Good luck for all the work you will be involved in. will be thinking of you
Jill Gillespie said Sat, 28 Jul 2012 04:26PM
Delighted that you and all your bags have arrived safely. I am sure you will all have a wonderful and rewarding visit. Hope to speak later.
john robb said Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:08PM
Good to see all have adapted well into Zambian life so far. Nice to get the phone calls. Enjoy the experience all of you. Look forward to seeing you all soon.

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