Mission of the Month for May: CMS
News from Lynn Treneary
Greetings from Maridi and thank you for your prayers for us all here. I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter. We had a walk of witness with all the churches in Maridi – Catholics, Seven Day Adventists and Anglicans all witnessing together. Joy of our hearts.
Our church, ECSS, moves on in Maridi. I am sure that all of us want to see love, joy and inclusivity as standard at our services. I know that many churches who have small missional groups within the congregations, groups that are praying and working in the field together, often have wonderful spiritual growth, growing closer to the Lord and sharing the Good News with more people.
I also understand the point of view of a church, which has possibly struggled with its identity for many years, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Those working for the church who have an education are thin on the ground here as so many leave when they have the opportunity to do so. It means that the ones who stay are hugely overworked and often don’t have time or energy for “new” or different ways of doing things. Please pray with us about that.
I was on Maridi FM radio last Sunday morning and I think it went okay. I kept it really simple and had a translator for every part, including the Bible reading and the prayers. I talked about Jesus talking to the woman at the well and we had a lot of people calling in afterwards, asking for prayer.
The Mothers’ Union have also started up a new class for those who don’t read and write. I started off doing it in Juba Arabic, as it’s so much easier teaching people to read and write in a language they’re familiar with. People started reading sentences straight away with the book I had for that but they want English instead. So with that in mind, I am now teaching in English. Please pray with me for this.
The main reason I am here is to encourage and I do that in a country where most people don’t have a proper roof over their head or enough food, never mind other essentials like medicine and education. I give you thanks for enabling me to be enabling.
Lots of love and gratitude in the grace of a loving, enabling God.
CMS Prayer Group will continue to meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8 Coach Lane at 10.00 for 10.30 – 11.30am. Please pray for Lynn Treneary, our CMS Liink Mission Partner working in South Sudan.
Afternoon of Tea, Cakes,
Board Games and Fun
Saturday 8th June, 3.00-5.00pm
In aid of Lynn Treneary (CMS Link Missionary)
Entrance free • Donations welcome