“Four things let us keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer.” – E.M. Bounds
Sun 1- Praise God for the 15th wedding anniversay of Asrat & Edlam! Asrat is our Country Director in Ethiopia. He is a faithful servant-leader and his wife Edlam is a great support to him!
Mon 2- 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.
Tue 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.
Wed 4- 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 season of planting roots which they haven't had as a family in the last 10 years.
Thu 5- 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.
Fri 6- 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.
Sat 7- As we begin our 2019 strategic planning season, please pray that God will give our African country leadership, our Boards around the continent and our staff and Board here discernment and direction.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 NIV
Sun 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. Pray also 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 people.
Mon 9- Pray for Allan Knowles, Country Director for South Africa, as he continues to disciple his students through our two-year theological education program. Pray for Allan as be ministers in an older church that asked for his assistance refocusing on evangelism and discipleship.
Tue 10- 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 as they prepare to visit their children who are students in the US.
Wed 11- Pray for the Ellilta Women at Risk team as they are trying to pool funding to finish the roof on their Nazareth location before the rains come.
Thu 12- Pray for our Country Director in Uganda Geoffrey Ocan, as he continues to experience pain after breaking his leg. Please pray for healing!
Fri 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.
Sat 14- Praise God for our Board of Directors who generously invest in this ministry with their time, talent and treasures! Please pray as they gather for their quarterly meeting today.
“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
Sun 15- Please pray favor for David, the new principal at New Dawn Educational Centre. Pray he leads with Godly wisdom and discernment.
Mon 16- Pray for Action Ministry and all the ways Peter Ochiel, along with his staff and volunteers, minister in their community. Pray for the funding of the new school building project.
Tue 17- Pray for the team preparing to host another trauma-healing workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Please pray for God's hand to be in all the details!
Wed 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 events, the Bible Banquet on August 30 & the 6th Annual Golf Tournament on September 18.
Thu 19- Pray for the students of our theological education program to be bold as they learn to share the Gospel!
Fri 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.
Sat 21- Pray for Tito, Country Director for Sudan & South Sudan, as he prepares to host a child trauma-healing workshop later this year.
“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
Sun 22- Praise God with Mezack and Helene as they celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary! Pastor Mezack is our Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi. Helene is a faithful support to him and his ministry!
Mon 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.
Tue 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.
Wed 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.
Thu 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.
“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
Fri 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.
Sat 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.
Sun 29- 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.
Mon 30- Pray for those who will take part in next week's Journey to Kenya as they go to visit and encourage Peter Ochiel at Action Ministries and Irene Tongoi at New Dawn Educational Centre.
Tue 31- 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.