Prayer Focus 22/01/2023 - 28/01/2023
January 22–Sri Lanka
- Pray that the pastors who recently received teaching and ministry from DPM–India Directors, Elsie and Danny, come into a deeper revelation of God’s Word and be well equipped to teach their congregations.
- Pray for the Youth Leaders Training Programmes planned for 2023. One is an advanced course for those who have taken the basic course, and two are for new leaders. Pray for those who attend to be challenged by God’s Word to reach young people in their churches and communities.
- Pray for the attendees to also have the confidence to become trainers and prepare other young leaders to work beside them.
- ‘Revive Us’ bookshop requested Portuguese and Afrikaans books. Pray that many will be blessed with Derek’s teaching in this region and for continued open doors in Namibia.
- Pray for Thato, who is doing the final editing of Life-Changing Spiritual Power in Botswana. As soon as it is printed in South Africa, it will be distributed there and in Botswana. Pastors are eagerly waiting for it!
- The South Africa office has contact with a prison chaplain in Malawi who distributed 100 copies of the Chichewa Self-Study Bible Course to 33 prisons. Pray that more of Derek’s teachings in Chichewa will be distributed in these prisons.
- Pray for the printing and distribution this year of Life-Changing Spiritual Power in Chichewa. This book will be a good tool for the many ministries we have contact with as well as for the prison outreach.
- Pray that we will be able to get more of Derek’s Portuguese books and other material to several mission organisations as well as pastors and other leaders in 2023.
January 28–South Africa
- 1500 copies of Our Debt to Israel and 1000 Why Israel? books have been printed and will be distributed in KwaZulu-Natal and the rest of South Africa. 100 copies were distributed to pastors, leaders and government ministers at a recent Africa/Israel meeting, and 200 copies will go to an international Israel-related meeting in Cameroon in March 2023. Pray for the successful distribution of all the booklets, and for many people to gain understanding of support for Israel.
- Pray for the successful printing and distribution of Life-Changing Spiritual Power in Tswana and Xhosa in the coming months.