19 May 2017


  • Give thanks for the discipleship group weekend recently held by mission partners John and Gillian Robinson in Bangkok, which challenged the youngsters attending to follow God, even when the spiritual battles they face are very difficult. Pray they would keep reading their Bibles and hear God speak to them in this way, and that they would be able to encourage those who come to the discipleship group regularly but were not able to come on the weekend away.
  • Twenty-eight of Chris and Ros Howles’ students have now left Uganda Martyrs Seminary to go to work in parishes throughout the country. As these students face the possibility of being moved between parishes fairly regularly, a lack of finances and being responsible for multiple churches in each parish, please pray they would remember the worthiness of the work they are doing, God’s goodness in providing all they need, the priority of preaching and preparing well for this, and the satisfaction of living sacrificially for Christ, knowing they belong to him.
  • Andrew Walker was ordained as a Deacon of the church in Lomas de Zamora on 6 May. Pray that he would be a blessing to the Anglican Church in Buenos Aires as he serves and that he would take this responsibility seriously with a humble and joyful heart.
  • Andy and Uta Buckler will be moving from France to the UK, where Andy will be taking up the post of vicar at St Barnabas Church in Kensington at the end of June. Give thanks for all the work God has done through them in Paris, Mantes la Jolie and Carrieres-sur-Seine, including the growth of their church congregations, a greater focus on evangelism and the launch of various church plants. Pray that they and their family would adapt well to life in the UK after seventeen years away and that they would continue to serve God in this new setting.
  • Thirty people linked to Gothenburg International Baptist Church recently met to begin reading one-to-one through a Christian discipleship programme, launched by Trevor and Andrea Watson. Please give thanks for this wonderful way in which church family are serving each other and pray that it would bear much fruit!
  • Crosslinks Mission Personnel Team Leader Beth Buchanan will be in Italy from 19-31 May, visiting mission partners JP and Sue Aranzulla, Chris and Lizzie Brown, Penny Northway, Louis Palombo and Mark and Jane Oden. Pray for safe travels for Beth during this time and pray that she would be a great encouragement to those she is visiting, and have fruitful conversations with others involved in gospel ministry in Italy.