Pray with Us
Week 33 August 10th – August 16th
Monday – Ecuador:
Praise the Lord with us that we found a suitable place for our wholesale distribution work in Guayaquil. It has a reasonable rent and is located just two blocks away from the bookshop. The Lord has also provided us with the ideal staff to attend to the work there.
Tuesday – Ecuador:
One of our prayers in 2020 is that we would find favor with a bank or another financial institution to grant us a loan towards the construction of our own building in Guayaquil.
Wednesday – Mexico:
Pray for plans this year that included more regular involvement in book fairs around the country, working with Christian colleges and arranging at least six mobile routes to reach parts of northern Mexico. While this is delayed, we ask your continued prayer.
Thursday – Chile:
Following the political and social unrest and uncertainty in 2019, please pray for resolutions to the problems and peace for Chile. Pray, too, that Christian ministries, including CLC, will continue to share the Gospel and make a difference in the country to God’s glory.
Friday – Panamá:
Please pray about the current legal status of CLC Panamá that functions as a limited company. We would like to change the status to a non-profit status which would mean lower taxes for CLC, allowing us to reinvest in ministry.
The Weekend – Panamá:
Please pray for the ongoing need we have to purchase a property for our ministry headquarters and wholesale department.
Week 34 August 17th – August 23rd
Monday – Peru:
Please pray for the ongoing work of setting up the ministry in Peru. Pray for the economic situation here and the ability to pay staff and for stock, especially with the shop closures early in the year due to the COVID-19 virus.
Tuesday – Peru:
Pray for the process of implementing the website for CLC Peru. We pray that the training and implementation will be done well and as soon as possible.
Wednesday – Uruguay:
Please pray for the resources needed to refurbish the main bookshop in Montevideo to update the fixtures and fittings and to improve customer service so that we can better meet the Bible and book needs.
Thursday – Uruguay:
We are grateful for the mobile work into the interior of the country, which accounts for 25% of CLC Uruguay’s annual book and Bible distribution. Pray for all the churches and church members who help us with the distribution of books and Bibles in their towns and cities.
Friday – Venezuela:
We give thanks to God for His faithfulness, sustaining us during more than three years of severe economic limitations. He has helped us, sending support from various sources via the CLC International Office, to pay our staff and to cover the costs of books together with their importation into the country.
The Weekend – Venezuela:
Please pray that God would help us to operate despite the continued and increasing daily challenges with basic services, such as electricity and internet. These services fail regularly and for long periods, and this failure affects the whole country. We trust that at some point these services will return to normal.
Week 35 August 24th – August 30th
Monday – Antigua:
Please pray for an increase in desire for God’s Word, for our book and Bible sales and for our nation. The coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on tourism, the main industry on the island, and a decline in visitors affects us all.
Tuesday – Barbados:
Please pray that we would be able to cope with the after-effects of the lockdown and ongoing issues due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is important both for the CLC ministry and for Barbados as the island’s economy is very dependent on tourism. Praise the Lord for His protection over the staff and property during the time of lockdown.
Wednesday – Canada:
Since mid-2019, we have been working on the issue of transforming our distribution and establishing CLC Diffusion (distribution). In February of this year, the largest distributor of Christian books in Quebec (where CLC is based) asked us to consider taking over their work. This is a huge opportunity but also a challenge with little margin for error. The global pandemic does not make it any easier to set up this new infrastructure. Please pray for wisdom and guidance from the Lord.
Tuesday – Bolivia:
For the first few months of this year, Gamaliel and Marlene Padilla have been concentrating on selling as much stock as possible since vacating the rented shop premises and moving to a base further out of the city. They are also looking at ways that would make the ministry more viable in the future. Please pray for the Padillas and others involved in making decisions that God would clearly guide them in this.
Friday – Trinidad & Tobago:
Please pray as we look for new strategies to get our stock out. We are at the lowest point, in terms of finance, that we have been in CLC Trinidad and Tobago’s history. We are actively engaging with every single person that enters the bookstore.
The Weekend – United States:
Pray for good new titles to publish. We are working on several new publishing projects including a new FaithEssentials series of classic books. Pray for God’s blessing on new distribution arrangements as we take on shipping and distribution for Christian Fellowship Publishers and Arabic Bible Outreach Ministries.