SOUTH SUDAN - Olo Diocese - The Olo community has little medical support or infrastructure. Pray for the church as they hope to strengthen the small clinic in Olo and for Flower who is studying health and midwifery so that she can serve in the clinic.
CMSI FAMILY - Staff Rasolo - Pray for Roger as he prepares to visit Burundi and Rwanda in 2023. This will be his first visit, so please ask the Lord to foster good relationships with the four CMSI global partner dioceses and to gain a clear understanding of the contexts in which the churches there are operating.
SOUTH SUDAN - Maridi Diocese - Bishop Moses and Mama Rejoice plan to travel with an encouragement team to visit refugees in Northern Uganda in November. Pray for the journey and for a great ministry of hope to those the team will spend time with
KENYA - Isabelle Prondzynski - Thank God for Louise Wambui Githire’s safe return from Ireland, where she participated in Kingdom Voices. We give thanks that she was able to visit two link parishes and enjoy the wonderful reception she got there.
KENYA - Isabelle Prondzynski - Thank God that Isabelle was able to visit her brother Ferdinand and his family in Aberdeenshire in June. Please pray that she may be able to catch up with her sisters Aglaja and Pia in the near future.
CMSI FAMILY - Staff - Pray for Gillian in the coming months as she manages her current workload and takes on new responsibilities while seeking to keep our current volunteers connected and engaged with the overall work of CMSI.
Sitting here, enjoying the warmth and birdsong, I am in a reflective mood. I have come to Uganda to attend the CMS network meeting. The directors of Asia CMS, CMS Africa, CMS Britain, New Zealand CMS, CMS Australia and CMS Ireland meet regularly on zoom, then occasionally in person. Following the network meeting in Kampala, I am visiting some of the partners we work with. One aspect of these partnerships is sharing of resources, often financial. In line with good practice, I
KENYA - Kajiado Diocese - Pray for Bishop Gaddiel Lenini who pastors a diocese roughly the size of Northern Ireland with 49 parishes, 160 congregations and 77 clergy. Ask the Lord to bless his ministry amongst the mainly rural Maasai population herding cattle, sheep and goats, and also in the significant conurbations such as Kajiado Town.
NEPAL - The Zimmerman Family - As the impacts of climate change become ever more evident, remember our partners who minister in areas facing impacts of drought, floods, wild fires, and acute food shortages. Ask God to show us how we can better care for the earth and share resources more equitably.
NEPAL - The Zimmerman Family - Give thanks for the formal establishment of Patan Hospital’s new dietetic department and for the recruitment of talented young dietetic staff. Pray for God’s wisdom for Deirdre as she leads the expansion of services and guides the new staff.
NEPAL - The Zimmerman Family - During October, please pray for the straight forward processing of the Zimmerman’s visa renewal to continue to stay in Nepal. At this time they will also be making decisions and submitting applications related to Benjamin’s move to college in the US in summer 2023.
DR CONGO - CMS Africa meeting is holding a consultation in Kampala with partners in DR Congo. Pray for wisdom as they discuss how the church can be an agent of community reconciliation through the word of God. Jenny hopes to participate.
IRELAND - Scotts - Give thanks that Keith and Lyn have settled into their new home in Armagh. Pray that it will be a place of welcome and hospitality. Pray also for potential opportunities to be explored in relation to providing ongoing support for one of our partners in Eastern Africa.
IRELAND - Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh synod meets today. Pray for Bishop Ferran as he leads. Ask God to inspire new parish links through CMSI with our global partners to enhance the life of the church and ministry. Pray for Linda as she represents CMSI at the synod.