Pray with us, the AFES Mission, Values and Vision here. 

July 2021

Rotate to landscape for better viewing on a phone.

Wed 30 June Pray for the ANU, Canberra FOCUS mid-year camp ‘Focal Point’ from 12-16 July with talks by Richard Chin on the topic of sanctification. Pray that Richard will preach faithfully and that many students (including non-believers) will attend so that they will come to know and be trained in God's word.

Pray for University of Wollongong Uni Bible Group’s Mid-Year Conference from 19-23 July: for many registrations and good planning, that the speaker will preach faithfully on the topic of the resurrection and that the hearts of those attending will be ready to hear and be transformed by God's word.

Thu 1 July Pray for ‘I’ and ‘S’, two non-believers at Port Macquarie Christian Students who have been coming regularly to the Monday night Bible studies. Pray that as they seek meaning in life, their eyes and hearts would be opened by the Holy Spirit so that they would experience true satisfaction in Jesus.

Pray for Newcastle Christian Students at the University of Newcastle and their 28 June to 2 July ‘Wintercon’; that students will both grow in their understanding of mission and their conviction to go and make disciples of all nations.

Pray for Monash University, Clayton's Christian Union and FOCUS and their Mid-Year Conference this week; for energy and engagement, and that students will walk away with new knowledge and love for Christ.

Fri 2 AFES FOCUS: Pray for good integration and understanding for students attending FOCUS mid-year conferences.

Pray for Bendigo Christian Union at La Trobe University, Bendigo and the Western Victoria CU ‘Summit’ conference this week; that it will impact all who attend; and for the preparation of the 3 August CU trivia night.

Thank God for the AFES Apprentice and Senior Staff Conferences that were held in early June. That many were able to attend in person and for the teaching and fellowship in God's word focussing on Global Mission.

Sat 3 Pray for Charles Darwin University Christians, Darwin, NT on 3 July as Semester 2 small group leaders look at the book of Exodus and prepare for leading small groups next semester.

Pray for The Bridge (international students) at Australian National University, Canberra: for the students who don’t know Jesus who have made contact this semester. Pray that their hearts of stone will become hearts of flesh, that they will understand the importance and urgency of the gospel, and turn to Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

Sun 4 Pray for Christian Fellowship Wagga Wagga, Bathurst Christian Students and Uni Bible Study Albury-Wodonga at Charles Sturt University campuses: for their Mid-Year Conference from 5-9 July. Pray that MYC will run smoothly and that students would gain a deeper insight of who God is in His wisdom through the topic of ‘Guidance’.

Pray for Flinders Evangelical Students, Flinders University, Adelaide’s Mid-Year Camp from 5-8 July; that all who attend will grow in their Bible knowledge, relationship with Jesus and build community.

Mon 5 AFES Evangelism: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Romans 8:14 | Thank God for the privilege we have to partner with Him, and pray for opportunities preach His good news to your friends.

Tue 6 Pray for Sydney University Evangelical Union staff workers and student leaders as they seek to re-connect with students ahead of Semester 2.

Pray for Griffith Christian Students at Griffith University, Brisbane campuses and USQ Christian Students, Toowoomba and their joint Mid-Year Camp from 6-9 July. Pray that all who attend will leave the camp with greater wonder and trust of what Jesus has done on the cross.

Wed 7 Pray for Melbourne University Christian Union members: for good rest over the winter break for all members and  that they will be able to be refreshed ready for Semester 2.

Pray that in line with the AFES Mission statement we will nurture our student groups to evangelise, encourage, train and send students into the world to serve Christ for his glory.

Thu 8 Pray for Melbourne University Graduate Christian Union, Parkville’s ‘Mini Summit’ conference on 9-11 July; that it will be a great time of community and knowing God’s word more deeply.

Pray for the CCX (IFES Ukraine) students who participated in the recent camp focussing on the gospel of Mark; that they will continue to make Scripture a daily part of their lives and will share what they learned with their friends, both Christian and non-Christian, and encourage others to join them in studying Scripture together.  

Fri 9 AFES Apprenticeships: Pray that God will grow apprentices across AFES in their gospel conviction, godly character and ministry competence. Pray that God will refresh those with mid-semester breaks and keep them trusting in him through any uncertainty and weakness.

Pray for the Graduate Christian Union at the University of Melbourne ‘Summit’ conference from 9-11 July; that it will be a great weekend of fellowship, friendship, and learning how to make great decisions from God's word.

Sat 10 Pray for Port Macquarie Christian Students during the mid-year break; that it would be a time of refreshment for their bodies, minds, spirits and souls. Pray that they would get opportunities to share Christ with friends and family members while back at home.

Sun 11 Pray for ANU Fellowship of Christian University Students, Australian National University, Canberra: for their 'Focal Point' Mid-Year Camp from 12-16 July. Pray that all who unbelievers who attend will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Pray that Richard Chin and others speakers will teach faithfully and that all who attend will be transformed by the truth as they look through the topic of ‘Sanctification’.

Mon 12 AFES Evangelism: “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3 | Thank God for the joy that we have to be in intimate relationship with Him, and ask God for opportunities to speak to your friends about what it means to know Him and be known and loved by Him.

Pray for the AFES WA Christian Unions’ Mid-Year Conference on ‘Resurrection’ from 12-16 July; that many students will come to MYC and that God will bless the preparation of staff workers and apprentices.

Tue 13 Pray for CDU Christians NT for the CDU Christians committee and chaplains as they plan for annual Mid-Year Getaway on 16-19 July. Pray for all those who will be giving talks and seminars as well as leading the small groups as they prepare.

Pray that AFES will double our reach in calling people to turn back to Jesus in repentance and faith by 2025.

Wed 14 Pray for FOCUS Adelaide at the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia: that many students will sign up to attend Mid-Year Conference on 19-23 July and that through MYC they will know more about Jesus.

Pray for Flinders ES Uni Adelaide staff and students during the semester break; that it will be a restful time and will enable them to make the most of this opportunity to grow in their faith with God and each other.

Thu 15 Pray for the Campus Bible Ministries at Western Sydney University, Penrith’s Week 1 stall from 19-23 July; that it will be able to run despite current Covid-19 restrictions, that there  will be many new sign-ups, and that it will be a great launch to the Weeks 2-4 mission.

Pray for GBUCI (IFES Côte D'Ivoire) Christian students who are studying at universities in other countries; that they will not compromise their integrity in and out of the classroom in order to keep up with the world around them despite pressure to succeed in their studies under challenging circumstances.

Fri 16 AFES FOCUS: Pray that FOCUS staff can apply training they received in late May in ministry to Hindus and understanding the current Chinese students' mind set.

Pray for Evangelical Students at the University of South Australia City West and East; that the 19-23 July Mid-Year Conference will be a time of encouragement and growth in maturity for those who already know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and for those who do not yet. Pray that many non-Christian friends will come to MYC and that God will enable regional SA people to be involved and then return to their homes and studies to live and tell people about Jesus.

Sat 17 Pray for the James Cook University, Townsville and Cairns Christian Students’ Mid-Year Camp from 19-23 July, as students will be spending 5 days looking at the doctrine of the cross. Pray that all students who attend will have open hearts to hear God's word, that they will learn more about who God is and leave encouraged to put all they have learnt into practice.

Sun 18 Pray for UBG UOW Mid-Year Conference on July 19-23. Pray for people's hearts to be open to God's word as they look at the resurrection. Pray that the speaker will preach faithfully, that MYC will run smoothly, and it that it will be a good time of fellowship as God's people.

Pray for CU Melbourne Uni’s ‘Summit’ Mid-Year Conference from 19-23 July; that it will a helpful time of fellowship, learning and deepening relationships with God and those who attend.

Mon 19 AFES Evangelism: “[Jesus] said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matthew 9:37-38 | Thank God that He is graciously preparing to save a plentiful harvest. Ask God to raise up more workers, so that we might reach out to our friends together.

Tue 20 Pray for the MCU at Murdoch Uni, WA’s orientation day on 21 July and for the first week of semester; that MCU will be able to welcome new and returning students to their club.

Pray for the BCS CSU Bathurst AGM on 20 July; that members of BCS will choose leaders wisely and all that all leadership changes will be for God's glory.

Wed 21 Pray for CF CSU Wagga Wagga staff and student safety over the uni break, and that staff and students will come back refreshed and rejuvenated.

Pray that in line with AFES’ first value, by His grace, God will transform lives on our campuses into the likeness of Jesus.

Thu 22 Pray that the Sydney Uni EU Annual Conference in August will be able to go ahead in person and pray for fruitful preparations in the lead up to AnCon.

Pray for the GBUST (IFES Togo) ‘Small Groups at the Centre’ nationwide training project to equip student leaders to work in small, strong and uplifting groups. 

Fri 23 AFES Apprenticeships: Pray that God will help those considering a ministry apprenticeship in 2022 to make godly decisions and to serve the Lord Jesus with their whole lives. Pray that God will raise up more workers for his harvest.

Sat 24 Pray for BCU La Trobe, Bendigo plans for Semester 2 events and gatherings, and for organisation of paperwork with the La Trobe Student Association.

Sun 25 Pray for the CBM WSU, Penrith’s ‘Meaning of Life’ mission from 26 July -12 August focussing on Ecclesiastes: for wisdom in preparations, that students will be active in inviting and witnessing to their friends, and that they will be able to share Jesus with many who don't yet know Him.

Mon 26 AFES Evangelism: “She calls her friends and neighbours together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:9-10 | Praise God that it is His great joy to save sinners, and ask that He might save many of your friends.

Tue 27 Pray for FOCUS Adelaide at the Uni of Adelaide and UniSA: for godliness and wisdom for staff members David and Mel as they plan ahead for FOCUS in Semester 2.

Pray for CARIFES (IFES Caribbean); that non-Christians will be touched by the efforts made by the movements in CARIFES to help each other through the natural disasters over the year. Pray that it will open a door to conversations about the gospel.

Wed 28 Praise God with ANU Fellowship of Christian University Students, Australian National University, Canberra for His sovereignty over Semester 1 as FOCUS welcomed 7 new staff members (including new Campus Team Leader, Kevin). Thank God and pray for those who have served with and are now moving on from FOCUS.

Thu 29 Pray for CU & FOCUS Monash Uni, Clayton’s staff and students as they prepare for the Semester 2; that they will be creative and forward-thinking in how they develop leaders in preparation for the next semester. Pray that they will keep Christ at the centre of all they do.

Fri 30 Pray for The Bridge ANU, Canberra; that leaders will have wisdom, boldness and perseverance as they meet under difficult conditions with many students being scattered across the world, making communication and the deepening challenging. Pray for new students to come to The Bridge in Semester 2.

Sat 31 Pray that AFES will double our numbers offering themselves for Missionary Service by 2025.

Pray for UESI (IFES India) and for IFES movements and churches in South Asia as they brave numerous challenges to care for the sick during the surge in the pandemic. Pray for health workers who are on the frontlines and for several IFES alumni who are on medical mission in South Asia.

Prayer Points this month from: 
Port Macquarie Christian Students - CSU, UNSW, UON: Port Macquarie, NSW || Daniel Young
Evangelical Students - University of South Australia - City, Adelaide, SA || Emily Zdanowicz
Graduate Christian Union - Melbourne University, Parkville, VIC || Sarah Cook
Uni Bible Group - University of Wollongong, NSW || Emma Newby
FOCUS - Australian National University, Canberra, ACT || Sarah Gehrmann
Christian Students - Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT || Eliza Cook
Christian Fellowship, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW || Kayla Nicholas
FOCUS - Adelaide University & University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA || Julia Zhu
Evangelical Students - Flinders University, Adelaide, SA || Lillium Swanbury
Griffith Christian Students - Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD || Daniel Holmes
Evangelical Union - Sydney University, NSW || Alex Kiefer
Bendigo Christian Union - La Trobe University, Bendigo, VIC || Darcy Wilson
Christian Union - University of Melbourne, VIC || Ashleigh Dodds
Murdoch Christians United - Murdoch University, Perth, WA || Cayley Martin
Christian Students - James Cook University, Townsville, QLD || Tim Barber
Newcastle Christian Students - University of Newcastle, NSW || Jared Crooks
Bathurst Christian Students - Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW || Natasha Janetzki
Christian Students - James Cook University, Cairns, QLD || Bianca Loughlin
Campus Bible Ministries - Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW || Cameron Howard 
Christian Students - University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD || Cassandra Moore
Christian Union - Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, VIC || Jonathan Fletcher
AFES Apprenticeships Strategy Team

AFES FOCUS Strategy Team
AFES Evangelism Strategy Team