Missions Update, August 2018

Each month, our GO Team gives us an update on our various mission partners. You can use these points to pray on your own, or in your Grace Community Group, for our partners in gospel mission. For more information, contact the GO Team.

David and Anna Fowler

AFES (University of the Sunshine Coast)

  1. Praise for growing staff of AFES: Sarah Kanagaratnam from NSW is joining the team early 2019
  2. Pray for the mid-week Bible studies that topics will be relevant and that students will grow in their faith and transition to share Christ with others on campus

Karen and Karen Hopping

Wycliffe (Solomon Islands)

  1. Pray for Karen to have energy and efficiency as she continues working through email/Skype from Australia, and that this process will go smoothly
  2. Pray for good health
  3. For LASI (Literary Association of the Solomon Islands) that they will find funding to allow the Bible-based literacy training to be sustainable
  4. For Martha and Teresa – the students Karen is training to take on her role
  5. Pray that Bible-based literacy would continue to impact the hearts and lives of Solomon Islanders

Tom Richards and family

Talua College (Vanuatu)

  1. Praise that the Talua college has passed the registration process, and that now the process of accrediting the courses can begin
  2. Pray for Tom that his work will improve the quality of theological education offered in Vanuatu and so build the church

David and Wendy Marshall

Christian Academy of Japan, OMF (Japan)

  1. Praise for answered prayer: accommodation and transport for their home assignment, opportunities to share with friends and churches, and for Callum receiving his Centrelink support
  2. Pray for their home assignment: 1.) that God would do the work he chooses to do through them, and that they would trust that He’s working, 2.) for wisdom in balancing time, and that they will have opportunities for rest and refreshment, 3.) for juggling a new school for Jamie and home-schooling for Douglas
  3. Pray for those who take on their roles in Japan while they are away

Rob and Loralie Handasyde

Wycliffe/JAARS (Papua New Guinea)

  1. Pray for opportunities to share and engage with others about the work they hope to do, and for God to prepare those called to partner with them
  2. Pray for Bible translation in PNG, that God’s Word in people’s heart language would bring new life, hope and healing
  3. Pray for a smooth transition into a family of 4 and wisdom in balancing time