In October, Jason Rogers, our CEO, flew out to Croatia to visit and spend some time with Walter (one of our partners from Bosnia). Walter was involved in a serious car accident several weeks ago and is still coming to terms with the total lack of mobility from the waist down.
Jason initially met with Werner Schodesburg, of iTeams Austria, in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, then both of them visited Walter together.
Walter’s sister, Maria was also visiting, so they spent time altogether, praying and talking about the events of Walter’s accident and his current progress.
At that time, Walter was waiting to be transferred to the rehabilitation centre in Varazolin Toplice, within Croatia, where he is right now.
iTeams UK are keeping up-to-date with Walter’s progress via the Facebook posts from Walter’s friends and colleagues. You too can follow the posts on Facebook, by following:
‘Walter Goncalves Care Team’ Group.
These are the current prayers and needs from Walter, 50 days after his accident:
1. The miracles and daily achievements.
2. The visitors that bring heart to heart.
3. The care received through Maria da Penha, Pedro Souza, Carla Lima and Mario, from Greg Blakemore.
4. The rehabilitation clinic.
5. The many supporters across the face of the earth, for prayers, words, messages and offers.
6. The financial provision of care and for projects in Bosnia.
1. For relief of pain (did not sleep well for 2 nights in a row).
2. For a urinary infection that is emerging.
3. For the healing of bedsores (which are insistent).
4. For healing of the internal scarring (due to 4 surgeries and broken ribs).
5. For the daily exercises.
6. For the qualified and dedicated professionals.
7. For the soul in the joyful and sad moments.
God bless the life of each of you!
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We are praying for Walter’s full recovery and total healing and for funds to support Walter’s rehabilitation programme.
Jack Mutua shares his latest news with us
(the artwork is so delightful, we decided to share the whole newsletter as it is)
Bookshine High School's October news
We greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.We trust you are well and of a good health. Kindly receive our October newsletter.
This month we have had 3 Christian Union meetings with great excitement from the students to serve their God, throughout the month we've had 34 students giving their lives to Christ and we are grateful to God for what He's doing through the students.
Our senior students had another opportunity to attend a career day at another local university, it was a good experience since most of them now know how to go about with choosing future careers.
We had a rare opportunity for a debate contest with other schools in one of our local television stations and it was amazing to see our students doing well. We trust God for opportunities like this in the future as believe they will create exposure to our students.
On the extra-curricular events, we are grateful to God for offering opportunities for our students to participate in different games, so many students have been nurtured through the games and we currently have 3 boys that have been selected to go for tournaments in Europe next month.
1. Pray for our candidates who will be starting their national examinations on the November 5th - 27th
2. Pray for all the students who gave their lives to Christ in this month
3. Pray for good performance of our boys that will be going for tournaments in Europe
May you experience the Lord's blessing during this coming month of November.
Jack T. Oyieko.
Innocent Magambi, Founder of There is Hope, Malawi, will be in London in November
Innocent will be flying to London in mid November. He has been sponsored to be a panelist at the TRUST conference (organised by Thomson Reuters), on the topic of Migration and Modern Slavery. His specific contribution will focus on how the lack of basic human rights for long-term refugees in Africa - where they have no freedom of movement, nor employment, nor citizenship even if they were born here - leaves little room for an honest and dignified living.
While there, Innocent will also talk at a Women's Breakfast at St Mark's Kensal Rise (open event) and plans to attend the morning service there on Sunday Nov 18, and the 6pm service at St Paul's Hammersmith that evening.
Jason Rogers will be meeting up with Innocent, in London, on November 19th.
Nea Zoi plan their Christmas outreach programme for this year and some background to Threads of Hope Hellas
In the month of October, Nea Zoi has met over 400 women working in the brothels and on the streets of Athens.
Women from Greece, Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Moldova, Nigeria, and Ghana.
Each person holds their own story. Our story is about Jesus and His hope for them.
This month we are planning our Christmas outreaches. Every Christmas we have an intensive outreach programme. We give out small gifts and Christmas cards to every girl and Madam. This is often over 500 men and women and requires a large volunteer team. It's a joy for everyone involved but often hard work.
On average, each week we give out;
150 cups of tea and coffee
100 leaflets and books.
We spend over 20 hours each week on the streets or inside the brothels of Athens.
If you would like to donate to the Christmas outreach programme, go to:
Threads of Hope is Nea Zoi's sister ministry.
Threads of Hope was created in 2014 by a team of volunteers walking the streets praying for an alternative way to help women escape a life of forced prostitution.
It started with sewing lessons in the Nea Zoi office has became a thriving non-profit business. The programme provides alternative employment for women with vocational training, health care and counselling.
Here is the website, to learn more about this ministry: www.threadsofhope.gr
YASHA Ministry International shares their current needs
"We, Wilco and Lydia, called by the will of God to be missionaries of Christ Jesus (here in Kenya). To the Body of Christ, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We continue to press on into the purpose of God for the ministry and those we serve. It’s exciting to be able to share the Good News of Christ Jesus to even those who have helped me build the library in Lomolo (by the way the Library is now finished and it's looking great!). There is an enormous need in that area, and Lydia and I continue to ask God to open our eyes and show us His heart, because many times it can be overwhelming. Such lack ... such privation.
We still have a few challenges in regards to our vehicles and equipment. We know that it is an opportunity for God to show His greatness and mighty power.
If you can stand with us in the following …
- We still trust the Lord for tyres for our Toyota Surf … with the bad roads we definitely are pushing the limits. Lydia often drives alone and the other day she got a flat tyre way out in the bush. Thank God I could come with the motorbike to her rescue. The cost for the tyres is 458GBP / $600 / R8,560.
- My Yamaha XT 200 motorbike got some damage on the engine and need a new piston and valves. I often visit remote areas with this baby, as it literally can go anywhere. The cost for repairs is 76GBP / $100 / R1,430.
- The small trailer that we use (mostly) to carry the recycled bricks/floor tiles that are manufactured at our recycling centre in Nakuru, broke loose from the chassis due to age and rust. The centre is 1.5hrs drive from Lomolo, the village where we’re setting up a base for YASHA, so it’s imperative to fix it a.s.a.p. Cost to repair is 38GBP / $50 / R713.
Remember that every seed sown in good soil has a harvest. We pray that God will bless you beyond measure … beyond reason … beyond comprehension. There’s a world out there who still needs to hear about Christ’s complete work on the cross, the Hope only He alone can bring and the promise of eternal bliss. Thank you for helping us bring that message across to those living in far-of areas.
Just for interest sake … We’ve been working in a place like Teret (where we have a church and an ACE school) since 2003. Up to now we’ve never heard of any other white people reaching out to them. This is a lonely journey ... we need you to lift our hands high.
This is a new season in God … let’s determine in our hearts that we will work tirelessly to spread His love among the nations of this earth. There is NO DIFFERENCE IN REWARD between those who give and those who go ... Thank you for the change YOU bring into the lives of those you might only meet in heaven. OR ... even better ... come and visit us and meet them for yourself.
YASHA Ministry International
"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!"
(I Chronicles 16:24)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE, PRAYERS AND SUPPORT
CEOs meet in London in November
The Global Alliance of International Teams are meeting in London from 6th to 8th November. Many of the CEOs are expected. Please pray for this time of connection.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
John 13:34-35 ESV