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Abbotsham Baptist Sunday Newsletter – 01.08.2021

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Ephesians 1:7-8

Dear Members and Friends of Abbotsham Baptist Church

Sunday Service – 10.30 am at Abbotsham Baptist Church

You are incredibly welcome to come along on Sunday morning. For reasons of Covid precautions please bring along a mask and your own bible to follow the reading. Please also make your friends aware we are now open and I encourage you to invite people even if they have never been before.

The Sunday Talk A mini sermon recorded especially for Abbotsham Baptist Church.

Title – Stephen filled with the Holy Spirit?

Readings – Acts 6:8 – 7:59

Speaker – Andrew Littlejohn.

Kathryn Thompson from Rehoboth – Tuesday 10th August: 3:00 pm at 3 Old Rectory Close, Instow

Kathryn is one of our mission partners working at the Rehoboth orphanage in the Philippines. Kathryn is holidaying in North Devon and has offered the chance for us to meet with her. Kathryn can speak about the work at Rehoboth and has a range of very interesting material to share. It helps us understand the work and pray for Rehoboth when we have been able to meet Katherine first hand. Heather and I are able of offer an afternoon tea in our garden in Instow, where we can informally meet up and spend time with Kathryn. Everyone is welcome but we are asking that you let us know if you would like to come as soon as possible to help us plan the event. We will be able to maintain social distancing and there is an easily accessible toilet. Please take this opportunity if you are able.


 Fellowship news

At the time of writing (Thursday) news of Tony is encouraging. Please keep praying for Tony and the family.

Prayer diary – Week beginning – 18.07.2021

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Mathew 6:6


Prayer Themes: BMS Nepal’s population lives in places that range from mountains to jungles to cities, no district or community is the same. It can take several days walking to reach some communities, but BMS World Mission’s partners are committed to bringing transformation to each person witnessing the love of Christ.

Household of the day


Give thanks for Andrew Littlejohn and pray that his message will build the church up as a fellowship. BMS workers Pippa and Toby Vokuhl moved to Kathmandu in January so their children Jakey, Ella, and Millie could continue their education at a Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC) school. Please pray for their ongoing adjustment and that they will thrive academically.



BMS Pray for BMS partner, Multipurpose Community Development Services,
Nepal, as they start their new community development project in a new district. Pray they will bless and empower the communities through livestock and vegetable training as well as hygiene awareness.

Chris, Joyce and Nicola


Pray for those who are unwell, waiting for appointments, suffering with pain or mental health, grieving for losses this year. The Covid-19 pandemic saw many migrant workers returning to Nepal following job losses and travel restrictions. Pray for those suffering due to the economic impact of this crisis.

Garth and Helen


BMS In Nepal, nearly all the theological training occurs in Kathmandu. Pray for the Nepal Baptist Bible College as they develop regional centres making education available to untrained village pastors.



BMS worker Jenny Saunders has been teaching and contextualising a ‘Counselling Supervision’ course. Pray for her as she trains Nepali counsellors to teach this course.



BMS Praise God for the long and historic partnership BMS has had with United Mission to Nepal. Pray for the leadership of BMS-supported workers Bishal, Sabu and Ramesh who oversee work in different districts across Nepal.



As churches in Nepal meet today, pray for their fellowship, that it will be a time of blessing, refreshment and celebration.

Geoff and Heather