Tuesday 1: Please pray for Dr Phil Renicks and Bob Cook who are in Kenya working with the leaders, staff, parents & students at New Dawn Academy. Please pray for safety and good health. Pray that God would grant them stamina for long days of intense work as well as wisdom and discernment in decision making.
Wednesday 2: Please pray for Chris Sasser, our International Coordinator and his family who are traveling in Uganda and who have been ill. Please pray for healing and rest for Chris and his wife Katie who are recovering from malaria and their son Kolby, who has both malaria and typhoid.
Thursday 3: Praise God for our recent partnership with Know Think Act. Please pray for a smooth transition for both staff and supporters.
Friday 4: Praise God for Allan Knowles, our Country Director in South Africa. Please pray for him and his wife and those in our Common Grounds Academy classes there.
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
Saturday 5: Praise God for those who will journey with us to Malawi this fall to visit and encourage our partners on the ground there! Pray that God’s plans and purposes will prevail.
Sunday 6: Praise God for Christopher Mwanza, our Country Director in Zambia, who has returned home after being treated for medical issues in South Africa over the past month. We praise God our Father who is the Great Physician and Healer!
Wednesday 9: Praise God for all who have committed to supporting our Common Grounds Academy through the Spread The Word Bible Program! Please pray for the Spread The Word Golf Tournament this fall that will bring awareness and raise support for this vital program!
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2 NIV
Thursday 10: Please pray for the vulnerable children involved in the Adziwa child sponsorship program. Pray that their needs be met physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Friday 11: Please pray for Dennis Omondi, our Country Director in Kenya, as he mentors those in the Common Grounds Academy classes there.
Saturday 12: Praise God for all of those who offer continual support for African Leadership and our programs in Africa.
Sunday 13: Pray for the continued development of our Common Grounds program in Africa so that men and women all over the continent can create sustainable change in their communities.
Monday 14: Please pray for wisdom and discernment as several of our Country Directors choose new teachers to pilot our latest Academy course on Community Development.
Tuesday 15: Praise God for our friends who have had the courage to take on Purpose Projects and for all those who donate to those projects.
Wednesday 16: Praise God for the men who serve as African Leadership’s Country Directors throughout Africa! Please pray for them and their families as they serve the men and women in our Common Grounds Academy.
Thursday 17: Please lift up and continue to pray for our beloved teachers at the New Dawn Educational Centre in Kenya as they work diligently each day to cultivate an environment of growth and love for their students.
Friday 18: Please pray for Yohana Batano, African Leadership’s Country Director in Tanzania , as he serves those in our Common Grounds Academy there.
"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you." John 15:7 NIV
Saturday 19: Please pray for our US staff as we continually seek God's wisdom and direction for this ministry.
Sunday 20: Please pray for African Leadership’s Country Director in Egypt. Pray for him and his family as they seek God's wisdom and guidance for direction and as they serve the men and women in our Common Grounds Academy there.
Monday 21: Praise God for Jonathan Titus-Williams, our Country Director in Sierra-Leone who has used the Common Grounds handbook training to put together a community wide Malaria prevention program complete with clean water well and mosquito netting.
"Pray Continually." 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Tuesday 22: Please pray for Everton Kamangire, director of Lizulu Orphan Care program in Malawi. Pray he will know the Lord's presence as he seeks His wisdom and direction.
Thursday 24: Praise God for our US affiliates who come alongside this ministry with creative ways to raise support for our work throughout Africa.
Friday 25: Please pray for Cherry Friedmeyer, founder and director of Ellilta- Women at Risk in Ethiopia. Pray she knows the Lord's wisdom and direction as she leads this vital program.
Saturday 26: Please pray that God may touch the hearts of pastors considering joining our Common Grounds Academy, that they may be moved by the spirit to the ministry of the Lord.
Sunday 27: Praise God for our Board of Directors. Please pray for the men and women who serve this ministry as Board members as they seek God's wisdom and follow His leading.
Monday 28: Please pray for Tito Iranga, African Leadership’s Country Director in Sudan/South Sudan, as he mentors those participating in the Common Grounds Academy there.
Tuesday 29: Please pray for the musical artists who speak about our work from stage as part of the Mocha Club. Pray that audience members would catch the vision and sign up as monthly supporters of our Common Grounds Centers.
Wednesday 30: Please pray for the New Dawn Mji Wa Huruma Clinic and all the men and women who are served in and around the Huruma slum by this vital ministry.
Thursday 31: Praise God for the way He leads and guides this ministry. Please pray that His name will be glorified in all we do.
"Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear." Isaiah 65:24