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International Witness Update and Prayer

posted 4 Dec 2018, 21:37 by June Miller, MCA Communications   [ updated 4 Dec 2018, 21:37 ]

International Witness Update and Prayer


Tom and Christine Poovong (MC Canada Witness workers in Khon Kaen, Thailand) recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. We give thanks and praise to God for their married life together and for all workers and their marriage relationships. Pray for all of our workers that God’s grace and perseverance would be evident in their marriages as they face unique challenges of living and ministering cross-culturally.


United Kingdom

An update from Mike and Cheryl Nimz, Anabaptist Network in the U.K.

“It isn’t feasible for us to travel all over the UK to continue on with the connections we have made and so we have suggested and the Anabaptist steering group has agreed that having regional ‘ambassadors’ is the way to go.

One ambassador will be Simon Ramacci. He is a student from Essex and believes working for peace is at the core of the gospel. He works part-time for St John Ambulance and he had such a problem wearing the red poppy [Simon was being made to wear a red poppy] that he put forward his case for the white poppy to his managers and they agreed that he could wear his white poppy for peace.  This is a huge deal in the UK. Simon said finding Anabaptism has helped his faith grow.”




Pray for Erwin Mirabal, president of the Evangelical Mennonite Church of the East in Venezuela, as he leads the denomination in desperate times. May church members demonstrate God’s love through the sharing of food, providing health care and following Jesus’s way of peace. (Photographer: Linda Shelly.) Read more here: Lamb with Lion's Strength.



Praise God for the vitality of the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Congo as evidenced in church planting and baptisms. Pray for Jean Felix Cimbalanga as he provides leadership for the denomination, and for Pastor Mimie Kanku and her husband, Bellarmé Ngalula, as they minister in a new congregation in Bandundu. (MCC photo/Mulanda Jimmy Juma.) Related article: Mennonites Supply Food to People Displaced by Violence in Kasai.


(*The above two items regarding Venezuela and Congo first appeared in Mennonite Mission Network’s December 2018 Prayer Vine.)