Thank you for your prayerful support of the work of Langham Preaching around the world. There is so much for which to be thankful as God does his work among us. Here is one example from Paul Windsor, our Programme Director.
Langham’s International Council meeting last month was touched by sadness. Pieter Kwant, Director of Langham Literature from the very beginning, was farewelled as he heads into retirement. The development of this ministry under God’s good hand is there for all to see in the catalogue (langhamliterature.org), but it is the person who will be missed the most. Pieter mixes a bit of the prophet and priest, truth and grace, in the way he speaks and relates to people — and he has been such a great friend and champion of Langham Preaching. Let’s give thanks to God for Pieter and Elria and commend them to God’s grace as they discern the next stage for both of them.
Please pray for the work in various places around the world…
Guinea Conakry: In the work across Africa a new preaching movement begins with what is called a Vision Bearers’ Consultation — and this is what is happening in Conakry from Tuesday until Thursday. The local contact person is Fara Daniel Tolno and 40 leaders from different denominations are expected to participate.
Romania: Give thanks for the Refresher Day that was held last week in Oradea — for 30 people and with Dani Oprean as the facilitator.
The Big Country: This continues to be a difficult place to live and work, but yesterday preaching club coordinators and facilitators gathered for a week-long strategy meeting. Pray for our preaching movement coordinators, R & J, as they facilitate this time and work together to make plans for the coming year.
Myanmar: A Level Two seminar takes place through this week in Yangon. About 20 participants are expected — with K. Pung Ram, Sein Kyi, Run Nuam Thang and Yaw Han as the facilitators. Once again, Sein Kyi asks us to pray for safety as the city and country endures so much political instability.
DR Congo: A Level Two seminar is also planned in Mbujimayi — with Orionzi Nzua and Ntumba Crispin as facilitators. Close to 60 people are travelling long distances to participate. Pray for safety for them and wisdom for the facilitators.
Philippines: Yes, this is three Level Two seminars in a row! The first part of the seminar is taking place from Tuesday until Thursday in Tacloban — with Let Malaluan, Abby Galzote, Iljo de Keijzer and Phil Nicholson as the facilitators.
Colombia: There is a Facilitators’ Workshop in Medellín from Tuesday until Friday. Facilitating the formation of 20 participants from both Colombia and Ecuador will be Jorge Atiencia, Dionisio Orjuela, Gail Atiencia and Mercedes Quintero (preaching movement coordinator). Mercedes writes: ‘May the adult learning principles be clear and understandable for everyone. Pray for wisdom for the preachers and the facilitators.’
Sweden: On Friday and Saturday there is a seminar in Stockholm on preaching from Old Testament narrative. They are expecting 15 people, with David Valdez, Martin Helgesson (preaching movement coordinator) and Mark Meynell as facilitators. Martin asks us to pray ‘for a fruitful time in God’s word and a time of building momentum for expository preaching in Sweden.’
Hispanic Diaspora and Andean Region: On Saturday, a virtual ‘Refresher’ workshop for escuelita (preaching club) coordinators takes place with 50 participants from Peru, Ecuador and the Hispanic Diaspora. Alex Chiang (regional coordinator) asks us to pray that participants will develop ‘a pedagogy based on tenderness’.
Argentina: A workshop for new escuelita (preaching club) coordinators continues on Wednesday. People participate from Salta and Villa María as well as other parts of the country, with Andrés Pelaez and Nelly Pérez providing the training for 13 participants. Pray that the Lord will renew their commitment to form other people in biblical preaching.
Uganda: A Level Three seminar for the ushirika (preaching club) meeting at the All Saints Cathedral in Kampala happens from Thursday until Saturday. Pray for the facilitators Paul and Barbara Majoli, Isaac Nuwamanya and Samuel Opolot (preaching movement coordinator) and as they lead the sessions.
Paraguay : A seminar focused on preaching from the Gospel of Mark occurs from Friday until Saturday with 35 people in Pirareta. Wilfredo Weigandt, Rumilda Cabrera, and Enrique Rotela are the facilitators. As Wilfredo writes, ‘We appreciate the opportunity to serve the Association of Evangelical Churches of Paraguay. May this beginning be a blessing to the pastors, the communities of faith, and the kingdom of God in Paraguay.’
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer!
The Langham Preaching Team