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Tony Packer

You are all in my thoughts and prayers as we continue in lockdown, these are certainly difficult time for every one, but let us keep our eyes fixed on Him and be ready for when we are able to move again.

News Update May 2020

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Austria: - The OAC teams have started back on their street ministry once a week for the time being, further ministries will happen as and when more of the lockdown restrictions are lifted. We can really Praise the Lord for this. Many lives have been changed through the OAC ministries in Austria.

Serbia: - Restrictions are also being lifted there and church meetings are being now held once on a Sunday for the time being. It's been wonderful to keep in contact through social media with the young men and families. Borders are also open to allow many people to move from one state to another. How I long to be back there working side by side with them.

We continue to thank God that the refugee camp still remains virus free, this is some thing to really Praise Him for, if you saw the conditions you would be amazed that there is no virus there.
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Latest News - 18-05-2020

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The Missing Peace

Today, I have received news that Missing Peace will be going to print very soon in Hungary, this has been delayed because of the virus but things have started to move again in the Balkans. We have waited nearly a year for this, so there is so much to Praise and Thank God for.
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May 9th Update

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Things to Praise and Thank God for:

1: - To date, there are no outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus in the village where 1000 children are being looked after.

2: - No outbreaks of the virus in the refugee camp in Sid – Serbia

3: - Everyone remains well and virus free on the OM ship 'Logos Hope'

4: - O A C (Open Air Campaigners) Stefan Hofler with a small team is now back on the streets in Austria doing Outreach

5: - Also to Thank and Praise Him for all the services going out on social media, we had a wonderful time of PRAYER last Wednesday evening as a group of us met on Zoom.
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Prayer, Thanks & Praise

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As I sit here in my home, there is so much that I would love to share but due to the nature of the situations it is difficult for me to give names and places publicly. However, if you would like more details please drop me a email and a phone number and we can talk.

ITEMS FOR PRAYER

1: - For a 17 year old young lady who will not denounce her faith and therefore remains in captivity.

2: - Christians caught holding Sunday School's in their homes are fined up to a weeks wages.

3: - Christians caught printing Christian material are still being held prisoners and given deadlines to pay heavy fines but it doesn’t guarantee their freedom

4: - Guinea, a country next to Sierra Leone. A country of around 13.5 million people, over 90% Muslim. Please pray for our brothers and sisters there.
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20th April Update

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Dear Prayer Partners around the world, we continue to think and pray for you as we are now leading different lives due to Coronavirus. As you can imagine, most activities have come to a stand still but there is still so much to Thank and Praise God for.
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April 2020 Update

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Like everywhere else, the Balkans are in complete lockdown but our young men are using their time in keeping in touch with all the contacts through the wonderful technology we have. I believe that nothing but good will come out of this and already stories are filtering through how people are reading the Bible and praying more through this crisis. It’s good that I too can stay in contact with so many and continue to encourage and pray with and for them.

The Hindi version of The Missing Peace has now been printed in the UK and will be ready for distribution as soon as possible.

The Hungarian version is now being checked and God Willing be printed soon.

The Spanish version – We are pulling out the stops to get this printed when things start to move again.

PRAYER

For a missionary family home from Chad, He is seriously ill with the virus and now in hospital.

For all missionaries worldwide who are still serving the Lord in places where He has called them.

Pray for a Mission out in the Far East (cannot reveal details) as they care for 100’s of young children, every care is being taken to protect them, but many do not understand what is happening to them. To date, all are well.

For all the Doctors, Nurses, Ambulance personal Police and care workers and many other organisations who are caring and serving for so many at this time.

And of course, let us pray for each other and also to allow God to speak to us.

Please drop me a line if you need prayer though this difficult time, I am aware that many will be facing many difficulties through not working etc, God Bless Tony
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Call To The Nations

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The gentleman in the photo above is called Andrew Hepburn, he is one of the organisers of the conference. Please pray for him, a few days before the conference he was rushed into hospital with a heart attack. We praise and thank God for answered prayer and is now after an operation he's back home and yesterday (Wednesday) he went for his first walk outside. Andrew works for our Lord in Laos. Thank you again for your prayers, I'm praying for you all, young and old as we face future and not knowing how long this virus will be with us. For you older people who have to remain indoor more than you would like to be, I'm praying for you. God Bless - Tony
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Call To The Nations Conference

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There was uncertainty about the conference, should it go ahead or not? However, the organisers felt that it was too short notice to cancel it. Numbers were really down and it was felt the conference should close in the afternoon as the evening speaker (Matthew Skirton of OM) had to self isolate, this still turned out to be a blessed time as those who came to listen to the speakers with great interest and were able to speak with the many of the missionary exhibitors afterwards. I was so thrilled when a young man came up to me and asked if we had some books for a young Christian, he came to know the Lord 3 months ago. Pray for Rob as he grows in the faith. Many too, were looking for books to help then in a closer walk with Our Lord.
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News Update

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It was great to meet up with Sasa again as he leads up the work in a difficult area of Nis, I was there three years ago and spoke at the church when there were only a few people gathering. It was a great joy to see so many people meeting together and the work has grown. Will be spending time with Sasa next year. Please continue to pray for him as he serves the Lord in Serbia, as you can see prayers are being answered and we are looking to God for greater things. God Bless - Tony
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God is answering prayers

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This was a special time spent to gather over a meal as this family shared with me how God was calling them to leave their jobs and serve Him in the Northern part of Serbia. The young man in the front is called Stefan, he is so on fire for the Lord and serving Him full time. He is getting married in May to a lovely Christian called Daniela.

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Serbia Report 3

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These two girls take turns working in the laundry, Saeedeh is from Germany comes to help as often as she can, India is a refugee and loves the Lord so she has no problem in helping out. They do 100 loads of washing a day. All the team I spoke with enjoy what they are doing and to see smiles on the refugees faces makes it all worth while. My time at the camp was far too short so will be returning again in July. They need more volunteers. If you feel you would love to spend two to three weeks helping out, please contact me and I will put you in touch with the right people for all the details.
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Serbia Report 2

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Here are just few of team working in the refugee camp here in Northern Serbia, in the kitchen are Mihailo (Serbian) and Hetti (Australian).
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Serbia Report 1

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My return to Bristol a few days ago from Serbia was very hard after a very emotional trip and I could not say goodbye without a tear running down my face. Daniel and Katka, (photo above) meeting them for the first time after 54 years was just out of this world. Daniel had a stroke two years ago and I thought he was going to have a heart attack there and then, he was so excited, needless to say we spent special time together. God preserved them through those difficult days.
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Erdevik - Northern Serbia

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This trip has been so emotional, meeting up with people for the first time since I was here in the Sixties, many risked their lives and their families to hide me. In some cases I have been so drained before even speaking. Erdevik is where the camp site is, this year they will be holding two weeks of camp. Please pray for workers to help in this task. Many give up their holidays and after one week they do really need a break. - Tony (the text in the photo is 'God is Love')
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Austria - 1st Feb 2020

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Gerhard Neu, Stefan Hoefler and myself.

This was a great time of fellowship walking in the hills of Austria with the sun shining upon us, sharing what God has been doing in different parts of the world and also in our lives. It soon became apparent we all had areas in our lives which needed Prayer. Fellowship continued over lunch and then it was time to say goodbye, we all felt spiritually stronger and very blessed spending this time together.

Stefan works with O A C - Open air Campaigners on the streets of Austria with sketch boards, Gerhard (in the middle) has a full time job but also helps in the church. Please pray for them.
Great fellowship, great prayer time and great fun - Tony.
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