Thursday, May 24, 2012

Connor weekly prayer points


Thank you for your prayers last weekend. Although the students did not do anything on Sunday, they had many opportunities to speak with people and lead Bible studies on Friday and Saturday. And now we have more opportunities this weekend. Glen will preach at Talua (2 Thes 1:3-10) and Sam will preach at Tata School (Luke 12:49-53); the other students in the mentoring group will help in the services. We have also been asked to preach and teach in several nearby villages over the next month – a real answer to our prayers as we try to encourage and train the students!

It is often difficult preaching at Talua. Staff are meant to be a model to the students, who meet in groups each Tuesday to discuss the sermon.  Pray that this Sunday Glen will faithfully teach the Scriptures for God's glory and not his own. Pray that students and staff will be reminded that Christ is coming to punish those who do not know him, and that they will trust fully in Christ for salvation, persevere even through hard times, and grow in their desire to proclaim Christ where he is not yet known. 

Yours in Christ,
Glen, Rachael, Sophie, Bethany, Matthew & Lachlan

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Connor weekly prayer points

Brief prayer point: Pray that God will give Glen and the students opportunities to evangelise, teach and preach on field this weekend, despite difficulties in communication with the village.


We are thankful that we just had two lighter weeks during college holidays which gave us time for rest and preparation. Our planned trip to the island of Malekula for one week fell through, so we went to Ipayato village for one night instead. We can see that this was for the best and are now more refreshed.

Over the next week:

• Pray for Glen as he leads college devotions on Ascension Day (Thursday 17th). Pray that students and staff will realise that Jesus has power over every ruler and authority, both physical and spiritual.

• Pray for field this weekend (18th-20th). Glen has prepared two talks and Sam and John should also have teaching prepared, but communication with the village has been poor and this often means people go to their gardens and programs cannot go ahead. Pray that God will give us opportunities to evangelise, teach and encourage people this weekend, either in Avunumbulu or elsewhere.

• We are in the first week of a new term. Pray for safe travel for students still traveling, and for staff to prepare and teach faithfully this term.

• We have just appointed a new Sunday School committee. Pray that students will see the importance of teaching our children and will have fresh enthusiasm and faithfulness in this work. Pray that children at Talua will know what God has done for them through Christ and will have fellowship with him. Pray for wisdom for the committee as they plan lessons for this term. Pray that Glen will be able to encourage and train the committee and Sunday School teachers.

Thanks again for your prayers,
Yours in Christ,
Glen, Rachael, Sophie, Bethany, Matthew & Lachlan Connor