The Week in Prayer: UK Feba UK is enabling vital radio ministry across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, seeking to make Jesus known in hard to reach places. Through the faithful prayers and generous gifts of churches, trusts and individuals in the UK, our dedicated partners across the world are supported and equipped in various ways, including the provision of technical and financial resources. Through relevant and accessible content, and with follow-up engagement in local heart languages, our shared mission is to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ. SUNDAY 25th July Please continue to pray for the planned sale of Feba’s building – Skywaves House. A prospective purchaser is expected to make a formal offer very soon, but so far nothing has been confirmed. As the uncertainty has been rumbling on for many months, it would be a real blessing to be able to move on and focus on relocation. Any office move will inevitably bring other challenges, so please pray (in anticipation!) for that part of the process too. MONDAY 26th July After Dan McNamara left Feba in June to take up a new role with another agency, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Couper as our new Head of Supporter Engagement. Anna brings some really valuable experience from her work with Christian Aid and others, as well as a great heart for mission. Please pray that she would settle quickly and find it easy to navigate her way around the Feba world. We look forward to being able to introduce Anna properly in due course – please keep your eyes and ears open for that! TUESDAY 27th July Our recently-launched Volunteer Speakers programme has attracted an encouraging level of interest and an initial flurry of applications. This programme should enable us to serve various churches and other groups across the UK with local speakers equipped to share about Feba’s ministry. Please pray for Carole Darling as she oversees this new initiative, and for the applicants themselves as they progress through the selection process and subsequent training, in readiness for their assignments in due course. Please pray for a continued interest in the programme – for more applicants, and for opportunities for them to attend speaking engagements in the coming months. WEDNESDAY 28th July This year’s Keswick Convention is a hybrid event – with some in-person meetings, as well as a fairly comprehensive livestream programme. Feba is exhibiting but in a pared-back format, without the usual attended stand of resources. Please pray for event organisers at Keswick and other similar Christian conferences and festivals, that they would have God's wisdom to discern how best to run events in light of current (and anticipated) restrictions. Please pray also for Feba and other agencies who are facing a second year where face-to-face conversations and meetings at these gatherings have had to be seriously curtailed. THURSDAY 29th July The ongoing effects of COVID are obviously being felt by us all – not only here in the UK, but even more dramatically in other parts of the world, including many of the places where Feba’s partners work. From the Feba UK team perspective, we give thanks for God’s protection and the ability to continue all core operations despite remote working. Please do pray for Bob Chambers and the staff team – that morale would remain strong, and that plans for effective future ways of working would become clear in the coming months. FRIDAY 30th July In addition to Dan’s departure, Feba’s long-serving accountant, Roger Wolstencroft, also retired at the end of June. We give thanks for his years of faithful, dedicated service and wish him a long and happy retirement. We have welcomed Sarah Moore as our new Accounts Administrator, and are thankful for a good period of transition during which she picked up the reins admirably. Please pray for the whole staff team, which is currently a small group which means personnel changes are keenly felt. Please pray also for careful consideration of future recruitment to some possible new roles, and for God’s provision of ‘the right people at the right time’. SATURDAY 31st July We give thanks for Feba’s Annual General Meeting which was held on 12th June. We are forever grateful for our faithful, generous supporters – for their prayers and their financial gifts. We are thankful to God for the way in which He has sustained Feba’s ministry over so many years, and for several significant legacy gifts in recent years that have led to a situation whereby Feba has a level of reserves. Please pray for wisdom for the Board and leadership as they consider prayerfully how to invest those funds appropriately, in accordance with the ministry God has ordained for Feba. Thank you for your invaluable prayer support for Feba’s ministry.