Prayer Focus 20/11/2022 - 26/11/2022
As a result of the war with Ukraine, the persecution of Christians in Russia has intensified and there are serious financial problems. Pray for God’s help and provision for our team as many printing houses are reluctant to print Derek’s books and that Derek’s teaching will continue to be available and spread widely.
November 21—Egypt/Middle East
- Derek’s books will be available at two book fairs—in Kurdistan on 18 November and in Iraq on 8 December. One was already held in United Arab Emirates in early November. Pray for the Lord to use Derek’s teaching to draw many to Christ.
- Pray for the team from Egypt as they travel to Jordan to take SD cards containing 13 video and audio teachings for distribution and use in Syria, Jordan and Israel. Pray that the teachings will impact many people.
Derek’s material is available in almost all evangelical churches in Turkey, as well as some Orthodox churches. Pray for our team to move ahead in their work despite the growing persecution.
November 23—Egypt/North Africa
We thank God for the successful completion of the translation of God’s Will for Your Life into Kabyle, a language spoken in Algeria and Morocco. Pray for the next steps of printing and audio recording to go well.
The annual Orphans Christmas Party will be held in early December. It is a time of joy for the children but also an opportunity for them to hear and respond to the Gospel. Pray for protection, provision and for many young lives to be committed to Jesus.
Outreach Report - India
A second Youth Training Programme was held over three days for 19 young women (including pastors’ children) from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. We faced a lot of spiritual opposition but realized it was due to the impact of this event. All the young ladies testified, some with tears, as to what God had done in their lives. One said she would have lost direction in her life if she had not come. Another testified that she would have quit her ministry if she had not come. The session on How to Pass from Curse to Blessing was the eye opener for many. They left with renewed vision and joy, and the testimonies continued later, many coming from their parents. Praise the Lord!
November 25—Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since 1948. Pray for God’s wisdom, protection and provision for DPM representative, Bishop Prince, as he reaches out to pastors, believers and the needy in many areas and also distributes Derek’s teaching.
November 26—South Africa
- Retired Pastor Hampie Stemmet is on his tenth trip to Kalahari and the Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern Cape, and to new towns as well. Pray for his protection, strength, and favour as he ministers and delivers more of Derek’s material during this 7000km journey.
- Pray for those who received Derek’s books, DVDs, and CDs from Pastor Stemmet’s last trip to these areas where there is no resident pastor and the people are desperate for spiritual food. He will follow up with those he ministered to via WhatsApp.