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Hi Everyone
Our monthly rhythm of 24 hour prayer is here again! 7pm Friday 3rd – 7pm Saturday 4th February. The whole family is welcome to be a part of One Church One Day and connect with God and each other through creative, active, meditative, any kind of prayer.
Our shared theme across Bristol this month is Jeremiah 1:11 (above). Jeremiah 1 is packed with encouragements. Maybe you would like to spend time exploring and praying into those. Verse 11 stirs up the prophetic, our hearing from God. If this is a challenge for you, but one you are ready for, maybe click on the link and hear a little of Pete Grieg’s latest course, The Lectio Course, how to hear from God by praying the Bible.  The Lectio Course – 24-7 Prayer International
The OCOD sign up sheet is here. https://signup.24-7prayer.com/signup/c6cc2a Or you could write on the board or contact me and I’ll add you.
As always we begin with an hour of Prayer & Praise Together on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84571933130 (Meeting ID: 845 7193 3130) Our Mission Focus this month is TEN. Bryan has kindly provided the TEN newsletter (below) which came out this week. Please use this to inform and fuel your prayers
If you have any questions around prayer or One Church One Day please do not hesitate to contact me.
Enjoy, as Pete Grieg says, being consciously present to the God who is constantly present to us.
Love and prayers
Diane x

But now, this is what the LORD says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43: 1 NIV

TEN Intercessors: 23 January 2023

Dear Friends,

We are so thankful for your perseverance in prayer for the nations, for your faithfulness to God, and for partnering with us in praying for Eastern Europe. Prayer makes all the difference!

We give thanks for all our supporters, Ambassadors and Country Champions, volunteers and partners and pray for God’s blessing.

Lorina, and the team at TEN.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Please pray for God to fill our partners with his Spirit and give them new vision and direction for 2023.
  • Please pray for peace in Ukraine and across Europe.
  • Pray for our Partners supporting Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.

Albania

Pastor Arben Bedulla, Korce

  • Pray for the two churches Arben is leading, one in the city of Korce and another in the village of Zvezde near Korce.
  • Pray for more people to join the church, pray for the thirty two adult members to be strengthened, all women and fifty children attending the Sunday school in the majority Muslim village. Pray that the Lord will soften the hearts of their husbands to join their families and the church.
  • Give thanks to God for the financial provision to buy a building for the church in Zvezde.
  • Pray for their daily meetings and worship, Tuesday’s Bible study, Thursday’s men’s meetings and other meetings through the week.
  • Pray for Arben’s family that the Lord may provide for them financially to meet their daily needs.
  • Pray that the Lord may provide for the rent of the building in Korce.
  • Pray for the gospel to reach the men of the village and that the Lord may guide and give them wisdom in evangelising.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pastor Slavko Hadžić

  • Pray for Slavko’s plans and desire to finish teachings at the Evangelical Theological Seminary for this semester this January.
  • Pray for his plan to attend the “College of Prayer” seminar in February.
  • Pray for his desire to speak at the evangelistic events organised by local churches in Ireland and England in March.
  • Pray for the plan to speak at the evangelistic events in Wales and mission week in Moldova this coming April.
  • Pray for the Langham Preaching seminar at the Albanian Leadership Forum in May.
  • Pray for the FEUER Balkan conference (Fellowship of Evangelists at Universities of Europe) and ‘My Brothers Keeper’ in June.
  • Pray for the Lord to equip Slavko with wisdom as he was asked and agreed to be chairman of FEUER for the next period.

Pastor Dragan Nedic, Evangelical church Kosevsko brdo

  • Pastor Dragan Nedic, asks us to join the Evangelical Church denomination in their Year of Prayer for Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2023.
  • Pray that the Lord may strengthen and encourage them as a family.
  • Pray for the many souls who were adversely affected during Covid and struggled to come back to church.
  • Pray for election of a new ‘Coordination team’ that will enable the church to bridge the time until they will be able to start forming a new church eldership. Pray for their plan to continue towards creating a corporate leadership in the church. Pray for the future leadership to have a group of people who can invest part time involvement in the church – with different gifts, roles and ministries.
  • Pray that the Lord will lead the young generation and invest in them.
  • Pray for success of their first significant prayer event, a two-day prayer conference in Mostar on 27th and 28th January. Pray that this event will be well attended and filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • Give thanks to God for the successful puppet shows organised last December around Samaritan’s Purse Christmas shoeboxes, with around 200 packages given out, plus over 300 packages to Roma children, to a school for children with mental disabilities and another for children with hearing problems.
  • Pray for the “adopted” twenty five families, mainly single mothers and fathers, which the church helped through the year with monthly aid in food packages, clothing, hygiene, medicines and school supplies.
  • Pray for the humanitarian work the church has been able to do, through generous help and strong relationships with some of their partners, primarily St Botolph’s church, Barton Seagrave, UK and Pentecostal church Skelleftea, Sweden, who enabled them to help families in need.
  • Pray for their plan with help of their Swedish supporters, to start helping five children from three deprived families, hoping in faith that this project will be a long term one and that it will grow in the future.
  • Pray for the success of the many evangelistic actions and events, showing of films with discussion and fellowship, women’s meetings, contacts from different Christian ministries etc.

Moldova

Pastor Misha Hiorescu

  • Pray for the Church members, for God to give them the desire to seek and get to know Him more.
  • Pray for Ecaterina, a young woman who started attending church, to continue to stay determined and to seek the Lord’s face.
  • Pray for every child who comes, to feel God’s presence.
  • Pray that each time they have newcomers to church, they may have words of encouragement for them.
  • Pray for the villagers, that more people would get to know God.

North Macedonia

Pastor Tefik Musoski

  • Pray for the youth Bible study with two young people in the Center Gedeon in Prilep. Pray for God to guide and anoint them.

Pastor Petre Petrov

  • Pastor Petre Petrov asks us to pray for the North Macedonian government and the stability of their economy. Many young people are leaving the country due to the economic situation and instability of the government.
  • Pray for the success of the new children groups (at least ten) that started in the churches after the Christmas programmes.  Also, please pray for the new Royal Rangers groups of children, in Ohrid and Shtip.
  • Pray for the desire to have a “bus ministry”. The church in Resen is planning evangelistic ministry, by visiting cities with a special big bus that will have a coffee bar and library with Christian books.
  • Pray for the new students that started at ETIK, the Bible Institute, to be persistent in their exams, until the very end. From the previous generation, out of almost thirty students, only three or four have graduated.
  • Pray for revival in North Macedonia.
  • Pray for the work among Albanians who are mostly from Muslim backgrounds and most of them are not open to the gospel. Pray for the three couples involved in church work: Irida and Andy are in Struga, Dardajan and Biljana are in Skopje, and Jordan and Vesna, serving in Tetovo. In February two of their pastors will go to Uganda, Africa again, where they help an orphanage with 100 children and serve in churches. Please, pray for the success and safety of their trip.

Serbia

Pastor Vance Golomeov

  • Pray for complete healing on Vance’s left leg and for Tanja’s physical therapy to be effective.
PRAYERS FOR the TEN TEAM 

  • Pray for the plans to send team trips to Albania, North Macedonia and Croatia this spring/summer.
  • Where we are not able to send a team this year, please pray for some churches to be able to send teams to help our partners who have requested a team.
  • Pray for the Ambassadors’ prayer zoom which takes place on Wednesday this week. Give thanks for the dedication and time given by our Ambassadors and volunteers. Pray especially for Ambassador Jeff Stevenson in Northern Ireland, who has two events coming up in February which he is speaking at on behalf of TEN.
  • Give thanks for several new students signing up for TENteach. Pray for the new beginners’ class which will start in February.
  • Please pray for James Vaughton as he plans a trip to visit partners in Montenegro in February.
  • Pray for Ken Millwood and Terry Wood as they travel to Constanta, Romania at the end of February, along with a small team from New Life Baptist Church, Northallerton, including the new pastor, to visit Beni and Ancuta Micle, the partners they support as a church.
  • Pray for preparations for the Board meeting in February. Pray for some new trustees.
Our next Partners and Supporters Prayer meeting will be held on Thursday 9th February from 7-8:00 pm with guest speaker Monika Mahr from CASA Grace. It will focus on WinterHelp. Please register below.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 9, 2023 07:00 PM London

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocu-sqz4qG9xevfFq4vMdTrt4hnywrrYu

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We hope you can join us.

Thank you so much for your ministry of intercession for TEN and our partners across Europe throughtout this year. It is hugely appreciated.Every blessing,

The TEN Staff Team

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6: 25-26 NIV

 “God’s love is too great to be confined to any one side of a conflict or to any one religion.” — ArchBishop Desmond Tutu