From Brian and Debbie Howden:
We are requesting prayer for our close friend and colleague in Angola, Ruth Hadley.
Ruth has had to return to the UK and has been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer and is to undergo an extensive chemotherapy treatment programme and at the end of the chemotherapy to have surgery.
Please pray for Ruth that she will know the Lord’s nearness and comfort at this time of uncertainty and anxiety and that in His perfect will the treatment will be successful and in due course she will return to Angola once more.
For the time she has to be away she will be greatly missed by all - please especially pray for the running of the primary school in Camundambala which she is, among many other things, usually heavily involved with on a daily basis, overseeing, improving, encouraging, teaching, administrating and so the list goes on. The school is a tremendous blessing to so many children and now that blessing is very evident in young men and women who have been saved by God’s grace and are now active in the local assembly and have an interest to study His Word - they can do this because the school at which Ruth is at the helm has given them a good education, and they can read and comprehend, which enables them to study the Scriptures and grow in grace.