“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 NIV
Fri 1- Pray for the alumni of our education programs (theological, community development, trauma-healing) to continue to be agents of change and transformation in their communities.
Sat 2- Pray for Our Country Director in Uganda Geoffrey Ocan, as he and his family mourn the loss of his sister. Pray also for Geoffrey as he recovers from a broken leg and is experiencing a great deal of pain.
Sun 3- Pray for Mezack Nkundabantu, Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi. As the government continues to close churches that don’t meet strict codes, Mezack and his church are working diligently to try to finish their new building so they don’t have to stop meeting! Pray for favor with the government and resources and weather to push them along.
Mon 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 this busy time.
Tue 5- Pray for Sudan/South Sudan Country Director Tito and his family as they prepare to move into a new home. Pray God brings the perfect house and that it can settle this family into a searson of planting roots which they haven't had as a family in the last 10 years. Pray for Tito who is having health concerns and for doctors as they look into what might be the cause.
Wed 6- 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 this month. 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.
Thu 7- 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! Pray also for the country as it remains in political turmoil and there are daily riots and protests.
“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
Fri 8- Pray for the local Board of Directors in Rwanda as they finalize their registration with the Rwandan government. Requirements for non profit organizations to register are more here than in other countries. Pray as this board prepares their documents and showcases their vision that the government will be favorable.
Sat 9- Pray for Allan Knowles, Country Director for South Africa, as he continues to disciple his students through our two-year theological education program. Please be in prayer for Allan as he preaches tomorrow at a church that is in serious decline. Pray for the Lord to intervene and breathe fresh devotion and encouragement into this church.
Sun 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.
Mon 11- Pray for the trauma-healing training workshop taking place in Rwanda beginning today. Pray for all those involved.
Tue 12 - Praise God for our Board of Directors who generously invest in this ministry with their time, talent and treasures!
Wed 13- Pray for the local Board of Directors in DRC. This board is working to register their organization nationally. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they work to finalize their governing policies and register with the national authorities. Pray for God’s mercies on their work.
“Whatever you do, work at 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
Thu 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.
Fri 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.
Sat 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.
Sun 17- "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, ..." (1 Peter 1:3 NIV) Happy Father's Day!
Mon 18- Praise God for the Spread The Word program which raises support to equip leaders in Africa with local language Study Bibles. Please pray for those who are busy planning this year's fundraising event, the 6th annual golf tournament on September 18.
Tue 19- Pray for the students of our theological education program to be bold as they learn to share the Gospel!
Wed 20- Please pray for the staff at the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as they love and care for the children. Pray for healing for Sister Alvera, director of the orphanage, as she is treated for cancer far from home in Italy.
“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
Thu 21- Pray for Action Ministries and all the ways Peter Ochiel, along with his staff and volunteers, minister in their community. Pray for the funding of he new school building project.
Fri 22- Pray for Pastor Mezack as he works to find additional staff in Rwanda. He desperately needs help and is seeking God’s wisdom to find the right person.
Sat 23- 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 24- Pray for peace in South Sudan! Pray for classes which continue in areas of great instability inside South Sudan. Pray for our teachers and students as they gather to meet and learn the Word of God.
Mon 25- 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.
Tue 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. Pray also for God's guidance in his search for a stable office location.
Wed 27- Pray for Peter Ochiel and his wife Nancy as they make plans to travel to the US in August. Pray for them and their children while they are apart for this extended time.
Thu 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.
Fri 29- Please pray favor for David, the new principal at New Dawn Educational Centre. Pray he leads with Godly wisdom and discernment.
Sat 30- Praise the Lord with us for everyone who invests in this ministry with prayer, finances and/or volunteering!
“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 NIV