Training students to bear good witness
Pray for GBEEB Benin as they just finished their national training camp on 17 August. About 200 students attended and were taught how to “be shining stars in the world”.
Carmel, student member of GBEEB, hopes that after the camp ‘the desire to evangelise in a creative and independent way will be more noticeable in the schools and universities. Also, our wish is that the participants understand their responsibility to be role models and bear a good witness.’
May Carmel’s prayer be ours too – that God would bless the feet of students bringing good news in Beninese universities and show them the fruit of their efforts in his name.
New staff and new vision for the Southern Philippines
Pray for Darby Aspacio and his wife Joy as he was recently appointed Regional Director for the Southern Mindanao region, the second largest and eastern-most island in the Philippines. Already there are reasons to give thanks! ‘We thank the Lord for the work of the student leaders and graduate team volunteers. Praise the Lord for how he ignites the passion in the hearts of our student leaders. May this passion continue to burn in all our hearts even as we face the busy days ahead.
‘Our staff team had a wonderful and meaningful time during our staff conference in July. It was a time of revisiting our personal vision and the things that really matter to us as children of God. There are a lot of staff changes this semester in the region. Help us pray for smooth transitions and adjustment of work responsibilities and relationships with one another.’
May God help Darby and Joy to fulfil their personal vision to be ‘boldly, intentionally and creatively influencing students and graduates to advance God’s kingdom in Southern Mindanao and beyond.’
Changes and challenges in Antigua and Barbuda
Remember ISCCF Antigua and Barbuda as they plan for the upcoming school year. Pray also as they plan without the help of a staff worker this year.
Jackie Johnson, Board Chair of the movement shares: ‘We were unable to pay a staff person at this time so our staff worker was released, so that is an area that we need to pray for. Without a staff it is not so easy to keep the groups going.
Another challenge is that most times when events are planned there always seem to be obstacles and they are poorly attended. Pray for the full participation of young people in all events, including events which bring young people together in worship unto God.’
Despite these challenges, Jackie is encouraged. Last week she attended the ISCCF graduates fellowship group’s prayer session. ‘We are not giving up! I am comforted in the thought that no matter what, God’s will must be done in all our lives. We must just stay focus on him. God is still at work and it will all come together for his glory.’