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Thursday (15th) - Pray for CLC Burkina Faso

Thursday (15th) - Pray for CLC Burkina Faso

“Please pray for more opportunities for successful book tables, and for an increase in our sales in the final quarter of 2018 because, despite our efforts, they are generally low. We know that it is tied to the economic and financial situation of the country. Please pray that we can make things attractive for Christmas sales. We plan to take books to more rural parts of the country in December.” Sami Luc Nufe

Tuesday (13th) – Pray for CLC Portugal

Tuesday (13th) – Pray for CLC Portugal

Once again CLC Portugal will be supporting, attending and holding book tables at the Global Leadership Summits this month - in Lisbon (16th/17th) and Porto (23rd/24th). In addition to these major events, there will be a number of smaller book tables this month and in December. Please pray for Carlos Cunha (the National Director), his co-worker Vinicyus and the team of volunteers during this busy period.

Wednesday (14th) - Pray for CLC India

Wednesday (14th) - Pray for CLC India

“Praise God for giving us an opportunity to hold a book table, over three days, at the International Christian Medical Conference (ICMDA World Congress 2018). This is the first time the congress has been held in India. More than 850 delegates, representing 84 countries, attended. This was a great blessing to us, particularly as most of the delegates and organisers appreciated the sacrificial commitment and work of ELS [CLC is known as the Evangelical Literature Service in India] and some of them even prayed with us.

Pray for new avenues to open for us in our needy country, and that we would have good sales in the present challenging situation.” Justin Chellapan (ND)

Monday (12th) – Pray for CLC Uruguay

Monday (12th) – Pray for CLC Uruguay

CLC has a significant mobile ministry in Uruguay and the team would value your prayers for more doors to open for book tables in churches around the country.

Saturday/Sunday (10th/11th) - Pray for CLC Belarus

Saturday/Sunday (10th/11th) - Pray for CLC Belarus

“It is 15 years since the bookshop was opened in Brest, and 25 years since the start of the CLC ministry in Belarus. At the time of writing, we are organising a Prayer Breakfast for pastors, to be held probably late November, in order to give thanks to the Lord for all that He has done through the CLC ministry in Belarus, and to ask God’s blessing and provision for the future.” Lina Pinkevich (ND)

Friday (9th) – Pray for CLC Chile

Friday (9th) – Pray for CLC Chile

We are grateful that, for the first time, a project to start a bookshop within a church denomination in Chile is underway. We have visited this denomination since the start of the CLC ministry in Chile! The bookshop will include Internet sales, and CLC will provide the Bibles and books. This is a new venture for this church that has more than 35,000 members throughout Chile, and operates in over 20 countries.

Thursday (8th) - Pray for CLC Benin

Thursday (8th) - Pray for CLC Benin

“Please pray about the matter of the shop property, which has been up for sale  for some time now. The asking price is very high, but please pray that things will turn in our favour so that we can purchase it. We have been in this property for 20 years! The LORD is able to work a miracle!” Emmanuel Ladeyo (ND)
Wednesday (7th) - Pray for CLC Cyprus

Wednesday (7th) - Pray for CLC Cyprus

Eva Photiadou has managed the CLC bookshop since 1984 and her husband, Sotos, has worked with her since 1990. Praise the Lord for this couple and their faithful work. Another long lasting commitment is to the November book fairs they have held for almost 30 years. This year they will be in Limassol on the 10th, Paphos on the 17th, Nicosia on the 21st and Larnaca on the 24th.

Pray for strength and encouragement for Sotos and Eva, and for good sales, which are essential for the up-keep of the bookshop.

Tuesday (6th) – Pray for CLC France

Tuesday (6th) – Pray for CLC France

For the past 15 years, CC France has run a Christmas Box campaign.  Each year 160 churches can register for this ‘box’ of about 100 items that they can offer for sale or return. This not only achieves good sales for CLC but also creates valuable contacts, and the churches are very appreciative of this service too. Pray for this year’s campaign that is now well underway.

Monday (5th) – Pray for CLC Venezuela

Monday (5th) – Pray for CLC Venezuela

Problems in Venezuela have been increasing alarmingly over recent months but the crisis – social, economic and political - goes back several years. Despite this, our team continue to focus on the ministry of CLC and our continued prayer support for them is part of that commitment.  

Delvis Blanco, the National Director, writes: - “Please pray for unity in the CLC team, and their families, in Venezuela. Despite the difficulties we face as a country, we want to work together to do the task the Lord has entrusted us with.”

The Weekend (3rd/4th) – Pray for CLC Mozambique

The Weekend (3rd/4th) – Pray for CLC Mozambique

“We thank God for the recent launch of the Bíblia para Todos (Bible for All) in Nampula, northern Mozambique. Nampula is the third largest city in the country and until now, CLC was unknown there. Our testimony is to God's love and faithfulness working through His people. We were able to have this event because of the collaboration in fellowship with just a half dozen believers in Nampula, whom God had previously connected us with. As a result, we now have a good connection with the Nampula Institute of Theology and we are looking forward to developing this partnership further in 2019. “ Liz Patten (ND)
Friday (2nd) – Pray for CLC Kenya

Friday (2nd) – Pray for CLC Kenya

This September, CLC Kenya launched two new projects.
One is linked to the Publishing Department - to support local authors through establishing an ‘Authors Club’.
The other initiative is to help provide clothing for people in need. Part of the CLC Nairobi office space is now being used as a collection point for donations of clothes and shoes. Please pray for blessing, encouragement and changed lives through these projects.
Thursday (1st) – Pray for CLC Benin

Thursday (1st) – Pray for CLC Benin

“Please pray for Emmanuel Ladeyo, the National Director for Benin. Emmanuel also serves as Director for the French West Africa region. Among other things, it is very much on Emmanuel’s heart to see the CLC work re-open in Togo. Please pray for clear guidance in this matter, and for the necessary provision, both finance and people, for a new start at the right time.” Liz Patten (RD)
Wednesday (31st) – Pray for CLC UK (Scotland)

Wednesday (31st) – Pray for CLC UK (Scotland)

CLC Dundee: - Please pray for the Dundee shop team as they develop a strategy for mobile work and events around Scotland. This will help serve the churches that were previously part of the mobile work carried out from CLC Inverness. Dundee is centrally placed to reach many parts of Scotland.
Tuesday (30th) – Pray for CLC UK (England)

Tuesday (30th) – Pray for CLC UK (England)

CLC Blackpool: - Our lease for the bookshop in Blackpool has come to an end and we are not renewing it. Please pray as we explore the possibility of partnering with an Anglican Church in the town where there is a space suitable for a bookshop.  The proposed plan is that CLC would install the bookshop, and the church is hoping to put in a cafe.  We trust that this will draw people into the building. The church is very excited by the possibility of being more connected with their community and we want to keep a CLC presence in the town.
Monday (29th) – Pray for CLC Russia

Monday (29th) – Pray for CLC Russia

“We value your prayers as we look for ways to raise awareness of our bookshop in the Moscow churches. We are planning a project of ‘special discount announcements’ in churches and trust the Lord for people to help us share this scheme in churches.  The idea is to make an announcement about the bookshop ministry and give out some single-use discount cards to encourage people to visit the bookshop.” Nikita Sapunov (ND)

Friday (26th) – In the Air!

Friday (26th) – In the Air!

Blanca, a member of CLC Colombia was flying home from meetings in Europe when a lady, also Colombian, in the seat next to her began to talk about her family. She was praying about how she should speak to certain members of her family about the Gospel because her English was not good enough for a deep discussion about faith, but English would be the best language to use for them. She had noticed a booklet that Blanca was reading  Belief in a God you Cannot See  by Bart Larson, and asked if she could have a copy.  Miraculously, Blanca had a spare copy with her, in English!
The Weekend (27th/28th) – Pray for CLC Sierra Leone

The Weekend (27th/28th) – Pray for CLC Sierra Leone

“We thank the Lord for the opportunity to visit the UK in August so that my wife Yvonne and I could spend time with friends and family in the London area.  While there, we also had the privilege to spend some time visiting CLC – the London bookshop, the Wholesale Department near Chester and then the IO/UK offices and the CLC bookshop in Sheffield. We stayed for a weekend with Neil and Sheena Wardrope (CLC IO/UK) and were very grateful for the opportunity to attend their church and introduce ourselves. We thank God for the additional blessing of a generous donation for the work of CLC Sierra Leone from this church fellowship.” Donald John (ND)
Thursday (25th) – Pray for CLC Philippines

Thursday (25th) – Pray for CLC Philippines

“We thank God for keeping the team safe during the typhoon in September. We did not experience the scale of destruction the northern part of the island did, where many homes were damaged and, sadly, lives were lost.
At the same time, we had a large bookstall at the International Book Fair in Manila. Despite disruption by the weather, we carried on and although we did not reach our target, many books and Bibles were sold. We praise God that a delayed shipment of books was released from customs in time for some of them to be displayed over the last weekend of the book fair. May God use this material to bless and change lives. Praise Him Who is Lord of All, the Lord even of the storm.” Romualdo Macinas 
Wednesday (24th) – Pray for CLC Burkina Faso

Wednesday (24th) – Pray for CLC Burkina Faso

“We give thanks to the Lord who hears our prayers and who has used an American lady to help us financially after reading the Burkina Faso prayer topics in Prayer Focus. She also promised to pray for us regularly! For us, the gift from this lady was a miracle from the Lord. This shows the importance of prayer, and also of the CLC Prayer Focus!” Sami Luc Nufe, Manager
Tuesday (23rd) – Pray for CLC Antigua

Tuesday (23rd) – Pray for CLC Antigua

“A few weeks ago, a driver ran off the road outside our building, mounted the pavement and scraped along the wall of the CLC bookshop. According to what happened, the vehicle should have shattered our glass windows and door, but it didn’t! We praise God for His protection.” Arah Martin, Manager
Monday (22nd) – Pray for CLC Canada

Monday (22nd) – Pray for CLC Canada

“A message from a customer, who had just visited CLC, was left on our answer machine. She described how she had been welcomed, listened to and counselled in her time of need. She left with two books on marriage relationships and had already read half way through one of them and could see it would make a difference in her situation. She ended by encouraging us to continue our good work, being convinced that there would be many others who have been greatly helped by CLC who may not have given any feedback. This message was for CLC Canada but should encourage all those working in CLC!” Antoine Roberge (ND)
The Weekend (20th/21st) – Pray for CLC Venezuela

The Weekend (20th/21st) – Pray for CLC Venezuela

At the time of writing, CLC Venezuela was going through the process of closing three of their bookshops due to the very difficult economic situation in the country. Prayer for increased sales for the remaining six bookshops and wholesale, and for the release of a shipment of stock held in customs, was requested. Please continue to pray for the ministry and staff, led by Delvis Blanco, in this country.

Friday (19th) – Pray for CLC Belarus

Friday (19th) – Pray for CLC Belarus

Please pray that God will lead us to the right person to take over as National Director for CLC Belarus. The team have been praying for this for some time and Lina Pinkevich, the current National Director, is hoping that the trustee committee (which is also undergoing some changes) will help in finding and appointing the new Director.
Thursday (18th) – Pray for CLC Portugal

Thursday (18th) – Pray for CLC Portugal

Vinicyus Fortes, from Brazil, works part time with CLC and is waiting for a visa to allow him to stay more permanently in Portugal. His application was denied recently, on the grounds that his salary was too low.
CLC is not in a position to take Vinicyus on full-time although growth in the ministry, in particular through mobile work, could possibly lead to more hours of employment. Sadly however, he is not permitted to drive without the visa!
The authorities will review the situation again next April. Please pray for a solution for Vinicyus and for CLC.
Wednesday (17th) – Hungary

Wednesday (17th) – Hungary

“Áron Vörös joined CLC Budapest in March. We are glad to have him with us, and he is taking on some of our tasks and responsibilities. Please pray for him, particularly as he does have some health issues.
 
We would appreciate continued prayer for another member of staff to help Éva in the Miskolc bookshop as it is currently only open part time and sales are down. We are very grateful for all the customers who continue to visit the bookshop.” Zsolt Karpati
Tuesday (16th) – Pray for CLC Uruguay

Tuesday (16th) – Pray for CLC Uruguay

“Please pray for our newer members of staff, that God would give them wisdom and ability as they learn how to carry out their roles and responsibilities.”
Humberto Urrutia (ND)
Monday (15th) – Pray for CLC Mozambique

Monday (15th) – Pray for CLC Mozambique

“After one year of serving with CLC, Johane Macuacua left us on 21st September to take up full time pastoral ministry. This was at the request of his local church, as the senior pastor was retiring. Please pray for Johane and his wife, Nercia, as they begin this new phase in their lives. We will miss their direct involvement with us but we know that they will continue to recommend CLC in their church!
 
Also pray for CLC Maputo as we begin to train someone new to replace Johane.” Liz Patten (ND) 
The Weekend (13th/14th) – Pray for CLC Portugal

The Weekend (13th/14th) – Pray for CLC Portugal

“We would appreciate prayer for God’s help in overcoming the issues with importing books from Brazil. These issues are:
Problems at customs in Brazil, with frequent strikes, mean our orders can be held there for a month or more.
Changing bureaucracy in Portugal, with increasing demands to fulfil, and documents that need to be produced.” Carlos Cunha (ND)
Friday (12th) – Pray for CLC USA

Friday (12th) – Pray for CLC USA

Pray for the distribution of the new, complete Uzbek Bible. Multi Language Media (a ministry within CLC USA) worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators and others to help get this Bible printed and we have now made it available in the USA for the first time!
Thursday (11th) – Pray for CLC Spain

Thursday (11th) – Pray for CLC Spain

“In October we should receive 100 copies of the book Pastores de Carne y Hueso (Pastors of flesh and bone) by Alfonso Guevara. We plan to give this book to pastors and church leaders who visit our bookshop as a means of making personal contact with them, and to find out ways in which we can serve them in their ministry, and their congregations.” Darwin Vergel, Manager