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 Thursday September 27th 2018:

From the Editor: 

I recently received an email from Augustin Hibaile. In it he shared some discouragements he is currently facing. One involves the lack of board members. He is asking for prayer that God will raise up individuals who will catch the vision of CIDEL's ministry. 

A second discouragment involves those with whom he works. Since 2005, CIDEL has functioned with three full time workers (including Dr. Hibalie). However, recently one of his staff had to go on administrative leave while another has accepted a call to serve as a missionary in Ivory Coast. This leaves Dr. Hibaile all alone to attempt to take on increasing opportunities for ministry. 

He is right now feeling overwhelmed with these developments. In his own words: "This is my spiritual warfare I am facing these days. I need your prayers. Please mobilize prayer warriors to support me during this difficult time so that God will bring godly workers into his harvest."

Please join me in praying for our brother. And ask others to pray as well! 

Thanks for caring and praying! 


John F. Smith

 Wednesday August 29th 2018:

Dear prayer supporters,

I appreciate your support for my family and request that you pray for my daughther Netopha 'surgery schedule for tomorrow that everything will go well.
The surgery took time to be schedule because of the strike of the medical staff.
Thanks to all,

 Tuesday August 7th 2018:

Greetings to every one!

Praise God we are able to make it graciously in the month of August.
July was a little bit difficult for my family and ministry but God is still in control. 
There is a strike at the hospital so my daughter is not scheduled yet for her surgery. Please pray for the opportunity my daughter can have for her treatment. 
The project of CIDEL for a pedagogical mission to the University in the South of Bangui was postponed until next month. We have a three days workshop planned with the pastors of the District of Bangui II (Grace Brethren Churches) that was scheduled for today, was also postponed because the Pastors and their wives were not ready.
Please pray for my family and for CIDEL's ministry. We are facing the devil opposition in many ways but count on the power and authority of our Lord.
Together in his ministry.

 Thursday June 14th 2018:

Please continue to pray for the situation in the Central African Republic as armed conflict continues in many parts of the country. On May 24th, the United States State Department issued the following travel advisory on the Central African Republic: 

Do not travel to Central African Republic (CAR) due to crime and civil unrest.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery, aggravated battery, and homicide, is common.

Large areas of the country are controlled by armed groups who regularly kidnap, injure, and/or kill civilians. In the event of unrest, airport, land border, and road closures may occur with little or no notice.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside the Embassy compound.

Please pray for Dr. Hibaile and his family ... for their safety and for their ministry of the gospel. Pray also for the funds he requires to continue ministering to those in government, both in the CAR and in the surrounding countries. The door is open for him to proclaim Christ. Pray that the lack of funds will not hinder his ministry! 

The editor

 Monday February 19th 2018:

Dear supporters,

I just arrived in Yaounde, Cameroon yesterday together with Pastor Mboi Andre, Abakar Ibrahim, Ismael Nogba and Jean de Dieu Lagnassa. We will meet with Evangelists from Chad, Cameroon and Encompass Experts Frank Puhl and Paul Klawitter to strategize about how to do Evangelisation in the Central African region now and in the future. The meeting will begin tomorrow until Friday.
I will have one week to rest, relax and visit with my daughter Jessie and her family before going back to Bangui on Saturday March 3, 2018
Praise God for the opportunity CIDEL has to bring the leaders of the para church organisations in Bangui in a workshop where the question of taking our full responsibilities and inspiring trust and confidence was discussed at the Center of Ethics/Chapel at the University of Bangui. I was pleased with the participants of those invited and their contribution. We were asked to continue with such meeting.
Please pray for CIDEL's project to travel to Bozoum (West of the country) to do a workshop with the Pastors and their wives on the renewing of mind (Rom. 12:2) on different topics from March 17-22, 2018
Pray for CIDEL's project to bring some students of the university of Bangui trained on leadership and ethics in our center to share the principles on how to change their habits, their attitude in leadership with the students of the Agricultural Departement of the University in Mbaiki during the second trimester.
Pray for a serie of leadership training with the professors of the University of Bangui requested by the President of the University
Project of leadership training with the key leaders of the Political Parties in CAR to train them on the Power of character, the prevention of corruption, governing as Statemen not politician, Governing in partnership with God, etc.
Pray that God will provide with financial means to allow CIDEL to meet his growing ministry in the CAR.
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