Dear Friends

Thank you for your prayerful support for the work of Langham Preaching around the world. Here are the items for prayer in the week ahead.

Bolivia: This is one of a number of countries where we work that is enduring a time of political and social upheaval. It is also the home of our Director for Latin America, Igor Améstegui. Things are changing on a daily basis and Igor asks us to pray for peace: ‘Today there is a lot of fear in the city of La Paz because a crowd of hundreds of peasants is screaming for civil war and is destroying institutions. They are approaching the main square where the government palace and the Senate are. There is a lot of tension and concern.’

Nigeria: Level One, Two and Three seminars take place this week in Kaduna. This is a troubled area in the country, acquainted with grief and religious crisis. Aremu Adeyemi, Akin Afuwape, Timothy Yahaya, Godswill Chinemerem, Gaiya Joel, Sunday Chukwu, Ishaya Baba (coordinator) are facilitating this large gathering of 130 participants. Pray that ‘the training will be done under the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity and that the financial needs of participants will be provided.’

Kenya: Eliphelet Muriuki, Joseph Githinji and Ignatius Maimbu (coordinator) are facilitating a Level Two seminar this week. The 30 pastors participating have attended preaching club meetings faithfully since Level One so as to qualify for this seminar. Pray that the rains do not hinder attendance and that each participant commits to continuing onward to Level Three.

Panamá: The first Central America Facilitators’ Workshop, with 16 participants from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panamá, begins on Wednesday in Panamá City, with Jennifer Cuthbertson facilitating. Dionisio Orjuela requests prayer for ‘safe travel, health, financial & time provision and teachable hearts.’

Sweden: Langham is a member of the Swedish Leadership Forum, a group that brings several ministries together to equip future Christian leaders. Martin Helgesson (coordinator), together with other members of the Sweden team, are leading a day for a local Preachers’ Network – with Mark Meynell bringing the Bible readings. ‘Please pray for a good group to sign-up and for seeds to be sown for the flourishing of the church in Sweden.’

Burkina Faso: A Level One seminar is happening in Piela in the eastern region of the country. Amos Nougtara and Roland Tamini are the facilitators for the 50 pastors who are participating. ‘Pray for security during travels, protection against terror attacks and a good time of learning together. Pray also for divine provision for the participants as most of them are farmers.’

Thanks for your prayers!

The Langham Preaching Team