Forthcoming Ministry Trips
July 2016: Goiás State, Brazil - ON HOLD
Realistically this trip will not go ahead as our Brazilian partner, Roberto Araújo who arranges everything for us there is currently in Britain with his wife and son for an indefinite period of time after the birth of their second son, Isaac.
For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers. So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth. 3 John 1.7-8
We thank God for a steady recovery. The cancer is under control with drug therapy and the operation of last June appears now to have been generally successful. He remains under regular observation by both oncology and urology departments at the local hospital. He has been able to continue to work from home, but is now also able to resume outside appointments and engagements. We thank God. It is difficult to say at this stage whether future overseas ministry trips will be possible, but we are well aware that with God all things are possible!
Our first gospel tract has now been translated into Hindi, and 10,000 have been distributed in Maharashtra state, west-central India. The demand has been so great that a further 100,000 have been printed. Teaching notes have been sent and likewise are being translated. We received a request for the Director to write a short biography. This also is being translated into Hindi for distribution. Its title is the same as the CD - "I'll Never Let You Down", and an English version will be included with the CD.
The costs have been born by the ministry there, but we feel we should be supporting them also.
We have sent further funds to assist with the building of the state required Boys' Dormitory for India Village Ministries' Children's Home in Andhra Pradesh state bordering India's south-eastern coast. Building work has now begun.
Nighty Opio, one of the widows we have been supporting for many years in raising and educating her five children, has been required to leave her home. Consequently we have provided sufficient funds for her to purchase land and rebuild, thus being able to continue to pastor the church in Kiryandongo that we planted after our crusade in 1998. We still support two of her children as they complete their education. As ever, our sincerest thanks to those of you who have faithfully contributed to enable us to honour our commitment to this family. The Director and Milton Ogwal were with them for several days in January 2015 for another Crusade and Pastors and Leaders Conference. The process has begun for us to finance also a young lady through the Certificate in General Nursing and Mid-wifery, a two and a half year course commencing in May this year. Please pray for Harriet, and help us to support her financially if you can.
We were privileged to be able to provide the full funding for the training of volunteers by Housing Justice to establish the Medway Winter Shelter for the Homeless. This project was initiated by Churches Together in Medway and opened in January this year. It is the first of its kind in the area. The Winter Shelter accommodates 12 homeless people every night in differing church venues. The Director is currently Chairman of Churches Together in Medway and despite ill health has been able to continue to function in this capacity, though unable until recently to physically attend any meetings. CTIM continues to prosper and grow in its role of drawing churches and Christian organisations together to work in harmony with each other and other secular bodies for the welfare of the city.
Inn CM is 25 years old! Want to give us a present?
Please pray regarding the future.
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March 2016 - May 2016
"We can do great things after we pray, but we cannot do great things until we pray." Word for Today (UCB)
Day 1 Finance, accounts and administration: Gillian Marchand
Day 5 Trustee: Duncan Cawte, Hillsong London/Kent
Day 2 Patron: Reinhard Bonnke, Christ for All Nations
Day 3 All Inn-tercessors, sponsors and donors
Day 4 Voluntary Staff member: Evelyn Kusi; husband
Emmanuel, and twins Emmanuel and Michael
Day 6 Inn CM: communications, publicity and social media
Day 7 Future: focus, identity, connections and relationships
Day 8 Virtual VOICE: weekly social media posts; members
Day 9 Rev Paul Melchishua, Eschol church, India
Day 10 Literature programme, Maharashtra state, India
Day 11 Further funding for growth, development and expansion
Day 12 Supporting church: Cuxton Community Church
Day 13 Director: Peter Marchand: vision, finance, health; future
Day 14 Uganda Team member: Caxton Denz, VOM
Day 15 Marta Peixoto, Brazilian translator, Pirenópolis; Leide, Samira, Hanani
Day 16 Austin Smith: social media for Inn CM and CTIM web
Day 17 Uganda partner: Milton Ogwal, Born Again Faith/VOM
Day 18 Ugandan student: Harriet Oyella Adao
Day 19 Medway Winter Shelter; guests, volunteers, Committee
Day 20 Uganda church network: Kaberamaido Pastors & Elders Fellowship
Day 21 Uganda church plant: Ober; Ps Odongo
Day 22 India partner: Suresh Vemulapalli, India Village
Ministries; Roja, Swithin and Sophie
Day 23 IVM church: Narsimpalem; Ps Yesupadam (Jesus' Feet)
Day 24 India Village Ministries: Boys Dormitory - funding & building; all children in Children's Home
Day 25 Brazil partner: Roberto Araújo, Katy, Benjamin & Isaac
Day 26 CTIM: Member churches and organisations; Executive Committee; Chairman, Peter Marchand
Day 27 CTIM Ministers' and Leaders' Breakfasts and Prayertimes; Prayer for Medway; summer events: #CelebrateMedway
Day 28 Medway Ministers' Group: vision, purpose, identity
Day 29 Ghana partner: Kojo Kyeremateng, Akua, Ama, Nana Yaa, Kwame
Day 30 Medway Council: Cllr Alan Jarrett, Leader
Day 31 Local Member of Parliament: Kelly Tolhurst, Rochester and Strood