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Abbotsham Baptist Sunday Newsletter – 19.03.23

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.” 1 John 5:11

Dear Members and Friends of Abbotsham Baptist Church

Sunday Service with communion – 10.30 am

Title – What do I still lack

Reading – Matthew 19:16-30

Speaker – Alan Thorpe

The talk for today can be found on the Sermons page

Prayer diary – Week beginning – 19.03.23

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who shall go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.’ Isaiah 6:8


BMS Nepal – BMS World Mission has a long history of working with local partners in Nepal. Pray for the current team, that their relationships with local Nepalis will be a real witness to God’s love, and that they will give agency and leadership back to aspiring local leaders and communities.

Household of the day


BMS Nepal – BMS worker Joy Ransom works with rural primary school teachers to improve education opportunities. In Joy’s last year of service, pray that she completes all that needs to be done, and hands on the baton to others to continue the work.

Linda and Graham


BMS Nepal – Fit for purpose, earthquake resistant medical buildings are critical in Nepal. Pray that BMS worker Toby Vokuhl can well assist with the infrastructure growth plans of one of our Nepali partners, enabling continued and improved medical care.

Nick, Liz and Harrison


Abbotsham Baptist – Please pray for those in the fellowship who are suffering from long term illness, who are regularly in pain and experiencing worry or grieving. BMS Nepal – Supportive, ethical supervision is essential in Nepal where counselling malpractice is common. BMS worker, Jenny Saunders, is leaving in 2023, along with her husband Andy. Pray that Jenny will leave behind an effective team of supervision course trainers.

Mike and Sheila


BMS Nepal – The Nepali school year begins in April. Pray for continued deepening of relationships with teachers and students across our partner’s projects. Pray for our plans to work among unreached, Muslim, and nomadic people groups in the south of Nepal.

Martin and Pam


BMS Nepal – Pray that BMS’ local partners grow into strong and sustainable entities, effective and inviting through their Christian roots and vision.

Tony, Maria and Imogen


BMS Nepal – BMS worker, Andy Saunders, is researching how theology is contextualised in Nepal. Pray that his research will stimulate
helpful discussion and innovative action by students and faculty members of Kathmandu’s theological colleges.



BMS Nepal – Abbotsham Baptist – Please pray for Alan Thorpe as he brings us the good news of God’s love and fairness.

Clare F