July Praylink

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This has been a month like no other in Worldlink's history. And we need your prayer partnership perhaps like no other time in our history.

In the past month we have an experienced of the murder of one of our indigenous missionary partners and the abduction of one of our indigenous missionary friends, the remarkable provision of God for some programs and a budget shortfall in others. We are reminded of the need for God's protection and provision on every part of Worldlink's ministry.

Please join us in fervent prayer this month using this guide's daily reminder as a springboard to bring our partners and our ministry before the Lord.
 

Jack Nelson
President
Worldlink International Ministries

 AFRICA REGION

Fri 1.
One of our Indigenous Partners, Vijay, was murdered while on an outreach ministry in June. Pray for his wife, Vijaya, and two young daughters ages 9 & 11. Plead for comfort, for protection and for guidance for the future.

Sat 2. Akin, Nigeria
Akin organised a weekend programme for the theological students on the issue of mitigating HIV/AIDS and related issues. The purpose of this was to enable them meet the needs of the young people in their future congregations. Eighty-two new leaders in three schools were also trained in various aspects of their lives and ministry. Please pray that they may be faithful to their calling.

New Leaders Training - Jos, Nigeria

New Leaders Training - Jos, Nigeria

Sun 3. Morris – Liberia
Paulkpa was a student at the Harbel Multilateral School. Years ago, he told Morris he initially hated him because he was denying him and his friends the right to have fun with girls. Once the girls started to attend Bible Club meetings they no longer wanted to be around Paulkpa and his friends. But when one of the girls invited him to attend a Bible Club meeting he decided to go in order to please her. He encountered Christ at the meeting and accepted Him as his personal Savior and Lord. He became a faithful Bible Club member and invited others to come to the fellowship meetings. Recently, Morris was informed that Paulkpa is in Guinea and is a pastor! What a joy, and reason to give praise to the Lord.

Mon 4. Ezechias – Rwanda
Ezechias conducted two sets of strategic training programs. The first was for 40 university students who were trained and equipped to oversee Bible Clubs in secondary schools, lead Bible study groups, and present life-skills seminars. The other program was for a total of 527 Sunday school teachers and pastors and focused on child advocacy. Please pray that these trainees will take the Good News of Jesus to children and youths in schools and churches.

Group discussions at students' training - Rwanda

Group discussions at students' training - Rwanda

Tue 5. Lucas – Tanzania
Lucas had a unique opportunity to proclaim the Gospel message via Zanzibar Television on Good Friday, as one of the panellists was discussing the reason for the death of Jesus Christ. He also conducted preaching and teaching in different churches on the island. He met weekly with some evangelists to study the Bible and discuss how they can bring the people of Zanzibar to Christ. They have been studying about the early church and its evangelism in Acts. Pray for God’s wisdom for the group.

Wed 6. Dickens – Uganda
Dickens participated in thirteen church visits during the quarter and preached in six of the churches. A total of 42 people gave their lives to Christ during these services. As we thank the Lord for these new believers, pray that the churches visited may catch the vision and give moral and financial support to children and young people’s ministry in schools.

Thu 7. John – Zambia
John distributed 1000 Bible study outlines in Secondary schools and Sunday school materials in five churches. Thank God for the opportunity that John had to share the gospel with the entire student population in some of the schools. The Mutanda Mission youth camp ministered to 148 youths. Thank God for 41 new believers, 8 re-dedications and 16 others that sought counseling on various issues.

John answering questions at camp - Zambia

John answering questions at camp - Zambia

Fri 8. Perpetué – Congo DR
We thank God with Perpetué for a child to whom he was ministering who was released from anger and the spirit of vengeance which had taken a hold of his heart. Thank God also for a traumatized woman who, because of her heart breaking experience, had rejected the existence of God but has come to believe in Jesus Christ.

Sat 9. Prince - Liberia
Prince conducted evangelism training for leaders in all of the 10 schools in which his team has Bible Clubs. Three students from each club attended, and the following day, all thirty students assembled at the football stadium and went out in pairs to the outskirts of Tubmanburg to share the gospel message. They returned to share their experiences. It was an exciting day! Thank God for 17 people who received God’s salvation during this event. Since that day, many of the students have continued to engage in personal evangelism.

AMERICAS REGION

Sun 10. Zablon – Tanzania
Zablon organized two seminars, one for Sunday school teachers of one church, and the other for children and care givers (parents/guardians) of another church. He also ministered at the University Fellowship group camp where he challenged the students to be involved in High School students’ ministry. Pray that more university students may respond to the call and volunteer as Bible Club visitors.

Care Givers' Seminar - Tanzania

Care Givers' Seminar - Tanzania

Mon 11. Andre – Congo RD
Andre organized a day of reflection for young people in Buta. Sixty-five youths participated in the program. Thank God for five of them who received the Lord as their Savior. Andre also visited 20 schools to seek permission to start Bible Club activities. Thank God for five schools that have given approval. Pray for successful training of supervisors which will precede the beginning of activities in these schools.

Tue 12. David – Beni, Congo DR
David organized a seminar for 25 marriage counselors to equip them for better ministry. Pray that the knowledge that was gained will help them to be able to minister more effectively to families. Thank God for the support of the newly inaugurated Local Committee, and fruitful partnership with other local Christian organizations.

Wed 13. Kiki – Benin
Kiki organized a family ministry meeting in Porto-Novo with sessions for married couples, engaged couples, and singles, with marriage counselors providing counseling for participants. Kiki’s ministry has also touched many children who are being negatively affected by their overuse of social media. They have begun to seek counsel to help them deal with their social media addiction. Please pray for wisdom for Kiki and his team as they counsel these kids and help them deal with their addiction.

Fri 15. Amar – India
Amar shared the gospel message with about 300 people during the quarter. He spent a lot of time conducting follow-up programs for new believers. Please pray that the fellowship at Nunpani village may grow in the knowledge of the Word of God and be able to continue the ministry even during the rainy season.

Amar - India

Amar - India

Sat 16. Barnabas Tkhatri – India
Barnabas’s ministry covers four villages and he was able to share the gospel with about 200 people during the last quarter. Thank God for Bim Bahadur Bhatarai, who accepted Christ as his personal Savior!

Sun 17. Bura – India
Thank God for the progress that Bura’s ministry has made in the past quarter: Four people received baptism, and the church building was extended and dedicated to the Lord on 24th March. They also celebrated four years of ministry in Vuyur and a new Sunday service was started in Vuyyuru with five families, as well as a Sunday School retreat that was conducted there.
 

Baptism in Vuyur, India

Baptism in Vuyur, India

Mon 18. Kishan – India
Thank God for responses as Kishan ministered the gospel through music in Kangpopki town and two villages. Pray that this special ministry may yield lasting fruit. Kishan was also recently married. Thank God for his new family, and pray that they may achieve more together for the Kingdom of God.

Tue 19. Kumar – India
In addition to sharing the gospel in Imphal and its surrounding areas, Kumar is ministering to a small congregation. Please pray that the Lord will draw the hearts of the people to the Word of God. And pray for the fellowship group which is currently growing at a very slow rate.

Wed 20. Panjok – India
Panjok provides free education for children and runs a Bible Club for teenagers. He hopes, through these children, to initiate relationships with their parents and to be able to freely share the gospel message with them. The children are mostly from Hindu families. Please support this initiative in prayer.

Thu 21. Anonymous – East Asia
J was putting together the junk he had managed to collect from different parts of the village. E was on the way to visit one of his old contacts and when he saw J, his heart was moved and he showed J some kindness by buying a bottle of mineral water and offering it to him. It was a hot day and J was obviously thirsty. This created the opportunity for E to share the gospel with J. He absorbed each word like parched ground, and at the end, prayed to receive the Water of Life into his life. Some weeks later, he was baptized and is now an active member of the fellowship. Please pray that J’s faith may grow and that he may be a witness to others.

Fri 22. Sibimal - India
In the last quarter, God gave Sibimal great success as 20 new believers proved their faith in God by openly accepting water baptism. That was a glorious day! They experienced no opposition and believers sang and danced, with joy in their hearts. They conducted a small crusade during this baptismal ceremony. Thank God for His bountiful blessings on the ministry of His children.

Ready for Baptism - India

Ready for Baptism - India

Sat 23. Uttam Ghosh – India
Uttam started a new house church at Kamarbandhi Village with about 12 people attending worship service every Sunday. There are many Hindu fanatics in this village. Thank God for Mr. Arjun Kotal who was healed and in response to believers’ prayers, turned his life over to the Lord. Pray for the prayer meetings that are held every Friday in the house Church in Askanda.

Sun 24. Chaitan – India
Sushmita Murmu of Rasra Village was under demonic attack. Night and day, she roamed around the village in fear. Chaitan prayed for her several times. Thank God that she is finally completely healed and is now attending the fellowship. Pray that God may sustain her physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Mon 25. Bijay – India
In January, there were two fruitful conferences held. The first conference targeted the Bhutanese Refugee Camp and over two hundred people participated. The second conference targeted 50 local pastors and leaders from Damak City. Thank God for the opportunity to minister to these two special groups.

Tue 26. Jeeva – India
Jeeva has started a church in a new area, and is currently renting a small shed where people gather for worship. Please pray for the growth of this little flock and for a piece of land on which they can build a place of worship.

AFRICA REGION

Wed 27. James – Adamawa, Nigeria
James organized two programs for graduating secondary school students. About 10,000 graduates were sent forth in three states. The program that was organized in Maiduguri had About 1,270 graduates that participated. Pray that God may keep them all faithful to him in their new areas of study/service. Thank God for over 3,000 secondary school students and thirty university students who received the Lord during these programs.

Training session - Maiduguri, Nigeria

Training session - Maiduguri, Nigeria

Thu 28. Stephen – Abuja, Nigeria
Stephen conducted visits to secondary school Bible Clubs reaching a total of 4,500 young people. Thank God for 264 of them who declared their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank God also for the safe delivery of Stephen’s son after a difficult pregnancy.

Fri 29. Sola – Jigawa, Nigeria
Sola visited 13 Bible Clubs during the quarter and ministered to 888 students. Praise God for 85 students who became God’s children. Thank God for Grace who was restored to faith after a period of backsliding. Pray that the Lord may keep her strong and help her to grow in the knowledge of God’s Word. Pray that she may draw others to the Lord through her life and witness.

AMERICAS REGION

Sat 30. Mildred – Guatemala
Mildred’s ministry in the past quarter focused on salvation and the love of God. Thank God for 40 children who responded and received Christ Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Please pray for the follow-up class that she started for the new believers. Mildred and her team have also been ministering to the adolescent group, focusing on some issues they face such as self-esteem. God has used this to develop and deepen relationships with them.  

Sun 31. Sandra – Guatemala
Sandra visits the Bible Clubs in eight schools each week. Thank God for the support from several churches. She and her team have ministered to about 2000 children during the quarter. One of the teachers, a humanist, started reading the Bible to her class. Thank God for remarkable changes in the behavior of her pupils. Pray that the same Word may impact her own life as well.

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