Democratic Republic of Congo (Vedette Nlandu, )
Please pray for Vedette; he is having problems with his blood sugar again
Ethiopia (Haile Tefera & Tsedale, )
Praise the Lord that we finished all our material inventory and account auditing for last year.
We praise the Lord that we finished translating the Bible in two different languages and we are currently printing both.
We praise the Lord for the Bible studies and Children’s lessons that we have been able to distribute.
Please continue to pray for the country of Ethiopia.
Please continue to pray for the Bible project and for Distribution of the Bibles.
Please pray for safety at our school for the students, Tsedale, and the teachers.
Ghana (Daniel & Gifty Sappor, )
Praise the Lord for the many people who have fulfilled their pledges that were made during the Fund Raising Dinner.
We praise the Lord that all the funds have been provided to finish the wall project at Tamale.
I praise the Lord for safety in travel. We have had a couple of accidents recently and He spared my life.
Please pray that those who have not fulfilled their pledges will do so.
Please pray for the completion of the construction on the wall when the rainy season has ended.
Please pray that the office renovations that are needed to prevent future flooding will be completed before the rainy season begins again.
Please pray that God will provide all that is needed for my trip to the U.S. and also that he would provide for my family and ministry needs while I am away.
Ivory Coast (Isaiah Bernasko, )
The civil servant strike has ceased in our country.
The mutiny of the military has also been resolved.
Since the civil servant strike is now over, we can resume our work in the schools.
A previous staff member, Brother Jean-Marie, has expressed interest in coming back to work for us. He is a hard working young fellow who helped us tremendously in the past. We are looking forward to his joining us again.
The Dentist who worked on Lydia’s teeth has accepted Christ. She has become a good student.
We praise the Lord that Martha, one of the children from the orphanage, is now an employee at the airport. She has received her first salary. This is a good position which will take care of her personal needs.
I praise the Lord that he has delivered me from some financial difficulties which I encountered in 2016.
I praise the Lord that he has delivered my team and me from many trials.
The Lord saved my wife and me from a serious car accident about twelve days ago. No one was injured. The police did not come to take the car away, because the accident happened on Highway number, a highway that leads to the airport, in the city of Abidjan. The car which had just come out of the shop and completed the government inspection was not damaged. It will not take more than $50 to repair the damages. God is faithful and a protector.
Please pray for Martha, the orphan mentioned above, that God will provide a husband for her. She can then be totally independent to leave our home.
Please pray about Jean-Marie’s return to our ministry. He has good ideas for the work.
Please pray that the shipment of Bible lessons will reach us soon.
Please pray that God will strengthen me for the work of the ministry.
Please pray that God will provide funds for the conferences that we need to conduct.
Please pray for the Dabou and Vavoua Church projects. We need support for the young men who will lead the work there, Assem Benjamin and Ello Aristide. Please pray for both of these young men who have just started attending a Bible college. They have bills to pay for their education.
Please pray for land for the Dabou and Vavoua churches.
Please pray for the stability of our country politically.
Please pray that the Dentist will become a good Christian; we hope to see her join our work.
Please pray that God will provide ministry funds in general so that we could hire additional staff.
Please pray that God will provide us with a reliable four wheel drive vehicle.
Please pray that God will provide additional volunteers for the ministry.
Kenya (TImothy Kyuli, )
Praise the Lord for a time of collaboration that we had with a team of teachers in the schools we serve.
I praise the Lord for the time I recently had to spend in a classroom encouraging students in their spiritual lives.
Liberia (Nelsen Cyrus, )
We praise the Lord that he has sent someone to serve in the position of Literature Coordinator. This is a position that we have been hoping to fill for a long time.
We praise the Lord for the plans that are before us for February.
Please pray that God will provide the needed funds for our new Literature Coodinator, Andrew Jones.
Please pray that God will provide for all the needs of the ministry in Liberia.
Please pray that the parents of our school students will be able to faithfully pay their children’s school fees.
Please pray that he Lord will provide for our sons’ school tuition.
Togo (Sika Yawo, )
Praise the Lord for the lost souls who have come to know the Lord.
We thank the Lord for the new pastors who have become acquainted with the work of SLM TOGO through the materials.
Please pray for us as we minister in the schools in the villages, and as we plant churches in the interior of the country. Especially pray for us as we attempt to enter hostile areas with the Bible lessons.
Please pray for spiritual and physical protection, and for financial provision for the our staff, volunteers, collaborators, and for my family.
Please continue to pray that God will provide two motorcycles that are needed.
Please pray that God would guide us, especially in how to reach lost souls.
Please pray that God will give us good health, physical, and spiritual strength to serve Him beyond what is imaginable.
Uganda (James Byakika, )
I praise the Lord for the good health He has given me, my family, and all who support SLM. Without the help of our supporters, we would have been limited in what we could accomplish. We praise the Lord for them!
We praise the Lord for a new SLM ministry that was started here this month.
We praise the Lord for 368 souls who were won to Christ this month.
We praise the Lord that we were able to award 320 certificates to students who completed courses.
Please pray that God will open doors in more churches for our SLM materials to be used.
Please pray that those who are already using the lessons will grasp these truths and put them into practice.
Please pray that God would continue to guide and direct me through His Spirit as the SLM Uganda Director.
Please pray for the planning, prayer, and fasting meetings that we have planned for this month.
Please pray for the students as they go back to school.
Please pray for those who were saved this past month that they will stand firm and grow in Christ.
Please keep Annet, who runs our office, in your prayers.
Please pray for families who are struggling for lack of food due to the drought in many parts of Uganda.
Please pray that God will provide a vehicle for the ministry in Uganda.
Please pray for me as I travel on roads that are in poor condition. I have developed some back problems and I am currently getting treatment.
Please pray for Rachael, who is back at the University, that she will have the funds and wisdom needed to complete her degree in Education.
Please pray for the Maria and Sarah who completed their courses in nursing that they will be able to get jobs.
Please pray for all of our Source of Light volunteers and workers worldwide that we will have God’s power, wisdom, understanding, and grace to win more souls for the vineyard in 2017.
South Africa (Fanie Buys, )
- We praise the Lord that even though there is much turmoil and violence in our country, God is in control. He is in control of our ministry. We see growth through the testimonies we receive.
- We praise the Lord that many of our students are completing series of courses. We have been able to send out more certificates.
- We praise the Lord that we have had an increase in the students that we are serving in Namibia. We are also negotiating distribution of the Bible studies in Malawi. A missionary will handle distributing the lessons and returning them to us. We look forward to serving these students.
- Our lessons have such good teaching that it is a pleasure to make it available to many people. They are being used by the Lord to share the good news. We are always filled with gratitude when we receive letters telling us how God has used these lessons in students lives.
- We are trying to get the lessons out faster to the students. More and more students ask if we can send them complete courses to save time and postage. We decided to make that an option for the students. Instead of sending the course, booklet by booklet over the course of one or two years, they can now complete the course in 3-6 months. Please pray for these new projects. It means a dramatic increase in postage costs and our workload. Please pray that more people will share in this ministry. We need prayer and finances.
- Please pray that all of our mail reaches its destination.
- Please pray that more souls will be saved through these Bible studies.
- Please pray for our son, Stephan, who is the South Africa Defense Force.
- Please pray for our daughter Susan who is currently working in Thailand. She recently became quite ill and went to the hospital to find that she had a ruptured appendix. We praise the Lord for providing the funds for her mother to fly to Thailand to help her. She is recovering, but will need treatment for a while. Please pray for her full recovery, and that her insurance will pay the hospital bills. Please pray for Susan that God will use her for His glory in Thailand.