24 April 2017


  • Christchurch Durham, led by Crosslinks church planter Tony Jones, has planted a new church serving the Framwellgate Moor and Newton Hall areas of North Durham. The core group of 30 adults and 14 children had their first meeting on 23 April. Give thanks for the provision of a pioneer minister for the church, a steering team and a venue. Pray for evangelistic opportunities for those involved in the plant, for unity amongst the church members and that the minister, Mark, will be a godly example to his church family.
  • Joe and Rachel Clarke are serving in Coimbra, Portugal with the Grupo Biblico Universitario (GBU). The GBU will be holding a National Student Conference 28-30 April. Pray that as those attending reflect on the last year they would make wise decisions for the future so that Christian students in Portuguese universities would be spiritually well fed and equipped to open the Bible with others around them.
  • Neil Watkinson ran an international ministry seminar in London on 21 April to help current Cornhill students think about using what they have learnt during their studies. For those who are returning to their home countries after their course finishes, pray that this seminar would be helpful in knowing how to share the good news of the Lord Jesus in a faithful, clear and culturally appropriate way, so that many may turn and put their trust in him.
  • Invitations for the Annual Crosslinks General Meeting on 27 June have been sent out recently. Pray that many people would be able to attend and that Pete Tibbott, and all those involved in the event, would be well organised in co-ordinating the event so that it runs smoothly and is a great encouragement to those attending.
  • Acts 29 Academy Southern Africa trains men and women for bible teaching ministry while being practically involved in church. Please pray for the six African and UK apprentices serving at Hope Church in Johannesburg, under James Buchanan, that they would deepen their love for the Lord and be well equipped to serve him.
  • Students at Olumouc in the Czech Republic went to the annual international students’ weekend in March, where they learnt to give an outline of the gospel using ‘Two Ways to Live’. Pray for Clayton and Mel Ryan, who oversee these groups, as they encourage the students to be bold in sharing with others, and as they follow up conversations with non-believers who attended the weekend.