Walsh Prayer and Praise – May 2023


  • Poimen UK/Europe
    • The majority of everything Gwyn and I do these days is carried out under the ministry of Poimen, we have the privilege of serving pastors, leaders, and their wives with a view to strengthening and encouraging them and in doing so directly strengthening the church.  We have had the privilege of being able to build on the great work and foundation laid by Pastor Bob and Jeannie Claycamp, who returned back the States after planting Calvary Chapel Exeter for many years.
    • This month we begin an exciting new Chapter in the Ministry of Poimen in Europe and the UK. I have been formally asked by the Poimen team in the states to formally establish and set up Poimen in the Uk and Europe.
    • This will mean establishing Poimen as a charity and building a team to develop and extend the work of Poimen across the Uk and Europe.
      • Gwyn and I would value your prayers as we take the necessary steps to develop the ministry here.
      • Please pray for the necessary provision of finances and especially the right people as we seek to serve and encourage pastors and leaders across Europe and the Uk.
      • Please feel free to reach out if you would like to get involved and would like more information. (poimenministries.com)
  • CCBI New Zealand
    • Our hearts in so many ways remain the South Pacific Rim, especially New Zealand and Fiji. We continue to minster there through CCBI and its charitable trust, The Psalm2:8 Trust.CCBI through currently closed as a residential bible school, continues to provide the physical, legal, and financial covering for 9 missionaries and are currently involved in planting 2 churches, Calvary Hawke Bay and Calvary Nasinu in Fiji as well as providing a legal and financial covering for the Cultivate discipleship ministry. CultivateWe always managed to finance the support of these activities through income raised by and through CCBI, so we were always in the position to provide missions support and covering at no cost to the missionaries.
    • Since hibernating CCBI, we in essence have had no income but have continued to provide the same involvement and service. Over the last 2 years we have sustained significant losses and are now at the point where we need to decide how best to move forward.  It would be a shame to lose such a great ministry and structure with its unique ability to work within the South Pacific, so we would really appreciated your wisdom and prayers as we seek the Lord as aboard as to how to proceed.

Torino – The original capital of Italy

Praise For:

  • A Fantastic time with the saints and leadership at Calvary Chiesa in Torino.
    • I was very privileged to send almost a week with saints at the Calvary Chapel in Turin, the highlight was spending 2 days in the mountains with 8 of the men from the church as Pastor David seeks to raise up leaders within the fellowship. It was great honour to teach r studies on leadership and share fellowship with these men, I also had the privilege of sharing with the body at the Sunday service. I was so blessed the fellowship, the friendship, and the food.
      • Please continue to pray for the Church and that the Lord would continue to establish the fellowship in this great city. Please pray for wisdom as they seek to find a bigger place to meet in the centre of Turin.                       
  • The growth of the Wednesday night study at Church on The Way Bradford.
    • This has proved to be a great time as we study through the book of Ephesians.
      • Please pray for God’s continuing blessing upon Pastor Dave as he leads the church, for wisdom guidance and sustenance.
  • A blessed time with the leadership team at Calvary Mansfield as we considered how to grow in our own personal walks as we seek to lead God’s people.
  • God’s continual provision and guidance for us as we adjust to living in the UK.
    • It is a strange adjustment and often overwhelming.
  • Our health and that of Betty my mum, who is flourishing since our return. This week she hits major birthday, which will not be numbered and in celebration we are taking short trip to Stockholm for a few days, please pray that this would be a blessed time.
Teaching Psalm 23 for Calvary Torino

Prayer For:

  • Upcoming events
    • Weekly mentoring appointments with pastors in Scandinavia, Serbia, the Uk and across continental Europe & Canada.
    •  I will continue to teach and lead worship for the Wednesday night study at our home church in the Uk, Church on the Way, supporting Pastor Dave Barlow.
      • Gwyn continues to work with ladies at their Tuesday and Friday studies.
      • We are also planning on starting a spiritual leadership training similar to the one we have been leading at Calvary Mansfield
    • We have started the spiritual leadership training with the leadership of Calvary Mansfield meeting every 4- 6 week over the next year, our next meeting is in June, though the team will be meeting in May whilst I am in the states. Please pray for the growth of the group and the willingness and ability to help speak into each other’s lives.
      • That God would search and sift all our hearts.
    • Please pray for us as we seek to register the church in Fiji, Calvary Chapel Nasinu as this will be a major step forward in being able to buy land and a church building.
      • Your prayers on this are much appreciated that the Lord in His way and timing will accomplish His will.
    • In May, I will travel to New Jersey and Philadelphia to share at the Calvary Chapel Philadelphia missions conference and then attend a portion of the East Coast Pastors conference. Prayer appreciated as I prepare to share from the Word at the mission conference and with Calvary Middlesex and Calvary Morris Hills.

  • Personally for
    • On-going adjustments having not lived in England for 25 years.
      • Practicalities of tax, support, and reintegration practically into society here.
    • Wisdom on how and where to serve, God given opportunities for ministry and significant ministry relationships.
    • For our kids who are serving the Lord in New Zealand.
      • They are doing great!!
      • Jordan as he pastors Calvary Auckland, please prayer for wisdom an protection for him as he bears a heavy load.
      • For Becki and Joe as they serve but also prepare for the birth of their first child at the end of May,
    • On-going wisdom for the Ccbi in New Zealand as we continue to facilitate the planting of CC Hawkes Bay, NZ and CC Nasinu, Fiji as well as the cultivate youth discipleship ministry.
      • Pastor Eric in the Hawkes Bay
        • Eric will be transitioning out of the role of Pastor in June 2023, so prayers for wisdom as we seek to find the Lord’s replacement for him.
      • Pastor Charles & Tina, Luisi and Akuila at CC Nasinu in Fiji.

Thank you so much for all your love care and prayers, without which we wouldn’t have this great privilege to serve in the ways that we do.

God bless,

Mark & Gwyn

Downtown Turin at night

One thought on “Walsh Prayer and Praise – May 2023

  1. So detailed and helpful Mark. What a great ministry, supporting pastors and leaders. You and Gwyn are a great blessing. We will pray over all these things. Much love.


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