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 Dwi Maria Handayani, our Director for Asia & South Pacific based in Bandung, Indonesia.
One of the impacts of the coming of the Holy Spirit was the longing that was created in the early church to learn God's word. I am very grateful that this work of the Holy Spirit continues to happen in our midst. Listen to this recent testimony from Tukana, our Associate Regional Coordinator for the South Pacific: ‘One of the impacts of Langham Preaching in Fiji is the growing desire to study the Bible among congregations. There are currently several groups looking for pastors, who have gone through Langham Preaching, to mentor them. Several church members testify that when they moved to another city they looked for a church that had a relationship with Langham. They wanted a preacher who is in the Langham Preaching training. Praise the Lord.’
Please pray for the work in various places around the world…
Cuba: On Friday and Saturday, the training of new coordinators of escuelitas takes place in Havana, under the guidance of Igor Améstegui and Dionisio Orjuela. It is expected that 25 people, from across the island will participate. The hope is that this event will mark the restart of the Langham Preaching ministry. We are asked to pray for ‘the smooth operation of the transportation used by the participants so that they are able to attend this transformative meeting without any setbacks.’
South Africa: Level One, Two and Three seminars are happening throughout this week, in Mokopane, Limpopo. More than 80 people are expected from across the Diocese of St Mark the Evangelist—and with the facilitators being Dikeledi Mpya, Collen Magampa, Mohlekesetji Mathiba, Brian Martins, Siphiwe Pandeka and Frank Shayi. We are asked to pray that the local facilitators leading for the first time will be ‘confident in handling the material and sharing skills so that participants will go back to their churches eager to see the pulpit ministry improve to God’s glory.’
Myanmar: Also throughout this week, Level One and Two seminars are taking place in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State. The facilitators—Paul Naw Aung, Sein Kyi, Slai Yaw Han and K. Pung Ram—are working with more than 60 participants coming from places affected by both an unstable political situation and a recent cyclone. Keep them in your prayers.
Liberia: From Wednesday until Saturday a Level One seminar takes place in Ganta, with Romeo Dennis (ushirika coordinator), Samuel Moses, George Gonquoi and Matthew Gonkerwon as the facilitators. Pray that all the ushirika/club members are present and that ‘they grasp fully the issue of moving from the text to the construction of the sermon.’
Hispanic Diaspora (USA): A Level Three seminar for 10 participants is planned for Goshen, IN on Wednesday and Thursday—with Álex Chiang as facilitator. We are asked to pray that ‘the Hispanic minorities in USA may hear the voice of God in their mother tongue … and that God may use the Hispanic churches in USA as instruments of revival in the historic churches of this nation.’
Argentina: A Facilitators’ Workshop runs from Thursday until Saturday, in Córdoba. It will bring together 10 facilitators from various regions of the country: 5 from Salta, 4 from Córdoba, and 1 from Buenos Aires. Nelly Pérez and Andrés Peláez will be leading the workshop. Let us pray that God blesses this gathering, strengthens the enthusiasm and commitment of the participants, and grants them wisdom in developing new learner-centered workshops.
Croatia: On Saturday a seminar with the theme of Inspiration takes place in Osijek. There are 20-30 pastors that are expected to participate, with Oliver Buljat (regional coordinator, Southern Europe) and Danijel Kolarik (preaching movement coordinator, Croatia) as the presenters.
Zimbabwe: The first of four Saturdays starts this week at the Northside Community Church, in Harare. The plan is to have Level One, Two and Three seminars at the same time with about 35 participants in total—and with Arnold Marunda, Omega Ndekha, Clarkson Chidemoro, Verengerai Mavesere, John Bell, Amazing Mutangadura and Gary Cross as the facilitators. Please pray that people engage again with the training after COVID and pray especially for the preaching movement committee as they look to spread the training to other cities.
Thank-you for your faithfulness in this ministry of prayer.
The Langham Preaching Team