"I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me." Romans 15:30
Tue 1- Please pray for African Leadership's president, Emily Blackledge, as she returns home from Africa today. Pray for her as she is reunited with her family and as she re-acclimates to the local time zone.
Wed 2- A drought in the Western Cape province of South Africa began in 2015 and is resulting in a severe water shortage in the region, most notably affecting the city of Cape Town. Please pray for sustained rains in this region!
Thu 3- On this National Day of Prayer, please join us in praying for our nation and its leaders. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.
Fri 4- Pray for Country Director Asrat as he balances a rapidly growing program in Ethiopia. Pray for his local board, that they would be the support he needs in a busy time.
Sat 5- Praise God for our Board of Directors who generously invest in this ministry with their time, talent and treasures!
Sun 6- Pray for Country Director Tito Oturo who is serving his communities in Sudan, South Sudan and in the refugee camps in Northern Uganda. Pray for peace in South Sudan!
Mon 7- Pray for Peter Ochiel as he serves the Lord in Mombasa, Kenya through Action Ministries. Please pray for God to provide the needed funds for the school building project.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24 NIV
Tue 8- Pray for the Women at Risk program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pray that the women who are part of this vital program will know the restoration that comes through a relationship with Jesus.
Wed 9- Pray for healing for Sister Alvera, director of the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as she is treated for cancer far from home in Italy.
Thu 10- Pray for the staff and students at the New Dawn Educational Centre in the Huruma slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Pray for the team as they plan the 2nd Annual Run for Hope scheduled for August 11.
Fri 11- Pray for Sierra Leone Country Director Jonathan as he begins the process of building a local board of directors. Pray for TK, our board development specialist, who will assist him with the process of choosing potential board members, vetting them, and training them during an orientation in June. Pray for those who will make up the AL Sierra Leone board, that they would be committed, Godly leaders that help Jonathan grow his ministry and support him in his work.
Sat 12- Pray for the men and women who are part of our two-year theological education program. Pray for endurance to finish well and for God to use them mightily in their communities.
Sun 13- Pray for our Country Director in Congo, Denis Hangi, as he leads and serves the students in our theological education program and leads trauma-healing programs for kids and orphans.
Mon 14- Praise God for our impact partner The Mocha Club, and the artists who share our work in Africa with their audiences. Please pray for God to increase our Mocha Club membership so that we can continue to support our partners throughout Africa.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15 NIV
Tue 15- Pray for those who will take part in the upcoming journey to Kenya. Pray for God to lead others He would have join this group as they go to visit and encourage Peter Ochiel at Action Ministries and Irene Tongoi at New Dawn Educational Centre.
Wed 16- Pray for Jonathan Titus-Williams, Country Director in Sierra Leone, as he serves the teachers and students of our program there. Pray for him and his wife Marian to receive their travel visas so they are able to come to the US to visit their children who are in school here.
Thu 17- Pray for Country Director Geoffrey Ocan as he serves the teachers and students of our program in Uganda. Praise God for the recent land purchase! Pray for the construction of his new office to go smoothly.
Fri 18- Pray for the local Boards of Directors in Africa. Please pray for wisdom and discernment as they serve alongside our Country Directors.
Sat 19- Praise God for the many students who are graduating from African Leadership's theological education program! Please pray for them as they move forward in ministry with all they have learned.
Sun 20- Please pray for the staff at the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as they love and care for the children.
Mon 21- Pray for Allan Knowles, Country Director for South Africa, as he continues to disciple his students through our two-year theological education program.
"May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands." Psalm 90:17
Tue 22- Pray for the trauma-healing workshop which will take place in June in Rwanda. Pray for those who are preparing now for that workshop.
Wed 23- Pray for the local leaders in Africa who are learning and working towards strengthening their communities spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Thu 24- Praise God for the arrival of new curriculum for our program in Rwanda and Congo! The shipment of course manuals that accompanies our core two-year program just arrived in Kigali in April and will be distributed to new students this month.
Fri 25- Pray for Mezack Nkundabantu, Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi, as he serves the teachers and students enrolled in our theological program there. Pray for the funding for a new church building that will meet with local codes.
Sat 26- Pray for Leonard Chipangano, Country Director in Malawi. Please pray for a vehicle for him as his was totaled in an accident last year. Leonard asked that we also pray with him for the funds to purchase new graduation gowns for his students.
"Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith." Hebrews 13:7 NLT
Sun 27- Pray for African Leadership students in Rwanda as the government cracks down on churches and has started taking strong steps towards closing them should they not be 100% up to strict building codes. Pray against discouragement for those affected. Pray for solutions so they can continue meeting and worshiping the Lord together.
Mon 28- Pray for the women and children who are taking part in the trauma-healing programs. Pray for those who have been through the program, that they would continue down the path of healing.
Tue 29- Praise the Lord with us for everyone who invests in this ministry with prayer, finances and/or volunteering!
Wed 30- Praise God for the Spread The Word program which raises support to equip leaders in Africa with local language Study Bibles.
Thu 31- Pray for our staff, that we will "Trust in the Lord with all our hearts; and not depend on our own understanding." Pray we will "seek His will in all we do, so that He will show us which path to take." (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)