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 Programme Director, based in Carlisle, UK.
Recently, I have watched a television series which follows stories of people who are reunited after many years. Last weekend, as Langham Preaching leaders gathered from across Latin America for training, resourcing and fellowship, I was reunited with the ladies who attended our Women’s Forum in 2019. It was joyous to be together again! Some of my favourite verses in the Bible are from Revelation 7:9-10: After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the Lamb, clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ’Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! This is the ultimate reunion! The hope of every nation, tribe, people and language crying out together in worship brings such anticipation of joy!
Please pray for the work in various places around the world…
Cote d’Ivoire: From Monday until Friday, Level One and Two seminars take place in Abidjan, with Armand Dzadu, Victor Obeng and Aristide Takore as the facilitators. A total of 47 participants are expected. Pray both for a greater sense of local ownership as pastors spend the week together and for the nurture of more local facilitators.
Papua New Guinea: Also running right through the week is a Level Two seminar in Ukarumpa in the Eastern Highlands. 30 participants are expected and the facilitators are Willie Toito, Tim Johnson, Jonathan Inapelo (preaching movement coordinator) and Stephen Williams. Let’s thank God for this first post-COVID training in the country. Pray for the plans for small preaching fellowships to meet regularly in a country where travel and communication is so difficult.
Liberia: From Tuesday until Friday a Level One seminar takes place in Voinjama, Lofa County, with Romeo Dennis (ushirika coordinator), Matthew Gonkerwon (preaching movement coordinator), Samuel Moses and Francis Kollie as the facilitators. As is so often the case in this ministry, Matthew asks us to pray for safety in travel, especially with the long distances from which the facilitators come and the poor condition of the roads. There is a desire that ushirika members have a clearer and deeper understanding of biblical preaching, as well as living the Word in their daily lives.
Bolivia: The collaboration with the Salvation Army continues this week, with a Level One seminar now following on from the escuelita coordinator training for eight people that happened last month. 30 participants are expected, with Igor Améstegui and Willian Maida as the facilitators. Pray that the workshops are truly participatory and well-received by everyone.
Botswana: From Wednesday until Friday, Gaolekwe Ndwapi (preaching movement coordinator) and Blade Molefinyane are the facilitators for the first part of Level One and Two seminars in Francistown. Pastors and church leaders from the African instituted Churches are the participants. A highlight is expected to be the launching of the Level One manual translated into the Setswana language.
Thank-you for your faithfulness in this ministry of prayer.
The Langham Preaching Team