Tag: United Kingdom
The POLISH TEAM (BRITISH IRISH CELTS CLUSTER) in London requests intercession for their Tuesday night Bible study. They share, “We have 5 people coming regularly and the discussions are really good. The problem is that this has remained steady for months now. Please pray those coming will invite friends to come, too. Pray the group will grow.”
UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP: Approximately 200,000 Italians are currently living in the United Kingdom (UK). They have been in London and other parts of the UK for centuries and have made some notable contributions to society, such as introducing ice cream to the general public through the entrepreneurial efforts of Carlo Gatti, an Italian Swiss immigrant. The early immigrants typically came from the mountainous northern part of Italy and settled in the larger cities of London, Manchester, Bedford, and Edinburgh, where they formed “little Italy” communities. Later arrivals came from the impoverished South in response to labor-recruiting schemes set up by British firms in collaboration with the Italian government in order to cover areas of labor shortage. Rather than joining their predecessors in the “little Italys,” these new migrants settled near their workplaces, in medium-sized industrial towns. It is common for the Italians to make regular (once a year) trips back to Italy to meet with extended family. There is no evidence of evangelistic work focusing on the Italians in the UK. Ask the Father to raise up workers, whose hearts will be burdened to share the Good News with the Italians living in the UK. Intercede that the Italians will become members of God’s family and establish their eternal home in His Kingdom.
A couple working with the BRITISH IRISH CELTS CLUSTER share that they have been hanging out with a student – a girl from a Muslim background, who became a believer in the last few weeks. Give praise to the Father for His grace and mercy! She now wants to be immersed. Even though she is doing a Bible study with them, she is also being influenced by some strong Charismatics, who are wanting her to learn to prophesy, speak in tongues, and have other experiences. Intercede that this couple will be able to continue to disciple her and help her understand the Bible and know God.
Please intercede for the Basketball Club that the LONDON TEAM (BRITISH IRISH CELTS CLUSTER) has been helping. T. is working with them to not only teach basketball, but also to teach life skills though what he calls the Young Mentors Academy. He is very open to the gospel. Petition that the team will be able to expose kids to the gospel in subtle ways to draw them to the Son. Intercede that T. will watch a video he has been given, and that he and his wife will come to faith. Intercede also that they will be able to get church partners to help with basketball coaching, as well as with the Young Mentors Academy.