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 and through us. Here is one example from Ruth Slater, our Associate Director—based in Carlisle, UK.
Every six months we look back at what has been achieved in Langham Preaching and place it alongside the goals expressed in our Strategic Plan. As I have been completing the report, it is encouraging to see what has taken place in recent months. Yes, there will always be challenges and disappointments. But the growth in the number and depth of our preaching movements; the increase in face-to-face training; the development of our teams; the translation and circulation of resources; and the encouragements from the feedback from our participants are all things for which to be grateful to God. While these times of reflection provide the opportunity to celebrate what has been done, they also help shape the way forward as we continue to serve the Lord together in this ministry.
Please pray for the work in various places around the world…
India: On Mondays and Fridays over the next three weeks, a virtual Level Two seminar is happening, with Praveen & Veena Bunyan as the facilitators. The 40 participants come from states across North India—like Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. We are asked to pray that participants will ‘practice the skills they learn and be strengthened in their faith, leading to the transformation of their lives and the lives of those among whom they preach.’
Myanmar: A Level Three seminar takes place throughout this week in Yangon. About 20 participants are expected—with Kaw San, Run Nuam Thanng, Yaw Han, Nyo Nyo Win and Sein Kyi as the facilitators. Pray for safety amidst the unstable political situation—and pray also for the team with their plans to start a newsletter in Burmese, to be written twice a year with up to one thousand copies printed each time.
Cambodia: Also running right through the week is a Level Two seminar in Pursat, with 40 participants. A team of local facilitators—Sin Somnang, Tit Hieng, Bo Sameoun, Va Vachna, Vichet Seng—will be joined by Phil Nicholson. Somnang asks us to pray for safety in travel and for wisdom and strength as the team lead the seminar.
India: A Level One seminar is planned for Imphal (Manipur) from Tuesday until Thursday. About 50 participants are expected, with Kedo Peseyie and Johnson Raih as facilitators. This is a new work in a new state in the Northeast where there are a variety of heart languages. Please pray for effective communication and that churches will gain a vision for this ministry.
Ukraine: Friday is the 1st anniversary of the Russian invasion. The country is in turmoil. Our Europe & Caribbean team are inviting others to join them in their regular Zoom meeting on that day. It will become a time of prayer for Ukraine, with various guests like Langham Scholar Sergiy Tymchenko and Langham Preaching participant Marina Gnatyshyna. You are welcome: 13.30-1500hrs (GMT) on Friday, 24th February — https://zoom.us/j/3160150011.
Colombia: From Thursday until Sunday, a Level One seminar takes place in Dosquebradas—with Luz Maria Heibron, Jairo Alberto Vásquez and Jhon Faber Urriago as the facilitators. Please pray that ‘God will lead the 25 participants into a deeper love of his Word and this process of preaching it.’
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer!
The Langham Preaching Team