“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14 NIV
Mon 1- Please pray for healing for Pastor Mezack Nkundabantu, Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi, as he is being treated for cancer. Please pray for continued faith and peace for him and his wife Helene during this difficult time. Pray for his ministry back in Rwanda that continues in his absence.
Tue 2- Please pray for those in Southern Africa struggling in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. Many lives have been lost and many more have been displaced from their homes. Pray for our students and alumni who have been affected in a district of Nsanje in Malawi and are now living in camps.
Wed 3- Pray safety for Tito Iranga, Country Director for Sudan & South Sudan as he begins traveling again into South Sudan to mentor teachers and attend graduations. Pray also for his family, specifically in the areas of health and education.
Thu 4- Pray for Allan Knowles, Country Director for South Africa, as he continues to teach and mentor the students who are part of our theological education program there. He has training classes in some towns where the crime levels are very high and with the current energy crisis, towns are blacked out with no lights for hours at a time. Pray for the students who must walk to the class. As Allan makes plans to teach under these circumstances, pray that these problems will not be disruptive.
Fri 5- Pray for Peter Ochiel and his family as they continue to serve their community in Eastern Kenya through Action Ministry. Pray for them as they have taken in four children who lost their mom and have no other living relatives.
Sat 6- Pray for Geoffrey Ocan, Country Director for Uganda. Pray the Lord will bring the right students and teachers to the theological education classes this year. Please pray also for continued good health for Geoffrey and his family.
“Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV
Sun 7- Pray for Denis Hangi, Country Director for Congo. There is much tension as the country continues to wait for the establishment of the government after elections in December. Lacking this, there is increased fear of violence, infrastructure instability and movement around the country. Pray safety for his staff as they continue to travel to fellowship together, teach, and mentor leaders amidst high tensions.
Mon 8- Pray for success in the growth of the New Dawn Mentorship Ltd. (formerly New Dawn Children’s Abstinence Program). This program aspires to expand its operation in ways that will generate income that would provide financial subsidy for the operations of the New Dawn Educational Centre.
Tue 9- Pray for the Women at Risk program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Pray for holistic transformation for the women who are currently in the program. Pray for the leadership as they are seeking God's discernment and direction for their five-year strategic plan.
Wed 10- Please pray for the health of the children at the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as fever and malaria have broken out. Pray for the staff as they love and care for the children.
Thu 11- Please pray for our Country Director, Asrat Gizaw, 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. Also, pray for the country of Ethiopia as there is instability there.
Fri 12- Please pray for our U.S. staff; for health, encouragement, and passion as we continue to serve God in this ministry.
Sat 13- Praise God for our Board of Directors who generously invest in this ministry with their time, talent and treasures! Please pray God's Spirit is evident as the Board meets together today.
Sun 14- Pray for the women and children who are taking part in one of our trauma-healing programs. Pray for those who have been through a program, that they would continue down the path of healing.
Mon 15- Please pray for Country Director Tito Iranga as he is planning to spend some time in one rural village in South Sudan where tensions are rising. Pray for wisdom and intuition as he engages these groups and works toward reconciliation and unity for his homeland.
Tue 16- Pray for Irene Tongoi, founder of the New Dawn Educational Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Financial sustainability is an important focus for them. Please pray for God's anointing for success.
Wed 17- Praise God for our impact partner, The Mocha Club, and the influencers 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.
“The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”
Psalm 145:18 NIV
Thu 18- Pray for Leonard Chipangano, Country Director for Malawi. Pray for the fulfilment of their 2019 plans to open new classes across the Malawi. Pray for travelling mercies for Leonard and for passion for the teachers and students who are part of the theological training program across Malawi.
Fri 19- Pray that the message of Christ's death and resurrection moves many hearts toward Him this weekend!
"It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last." Luke 23:44-46
Sat 20- Please pray for each of our Country Directors and the pastors who have graduated from our theological education program as they proclaim the Gospel this Easter weekend!
Sun 21- Hallelujah! “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matt. 28:6
Mon 22- Praise God for the water projects being implemented in Africa and those who support this work! We are thankful today is World Water Day which helps focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Tue 23- Please pray for the Run for Hope planning team as they continue working on all the details for this summer’s event which raises support for the New Dawn Educational Centre.
Wed 24- Pray for Jonathan Titus-Williams, Country Director in Sierra Leone as he travels throughout the country meeting with his Board and teachers. He is struggling with infrastructure shortcomings in Sierra Leone and needs the Lord’s hand to pave the road for him as he moves. Please also pray for daily stamina for Jonathan's two children as they are in university in the U.S.
Thu 25- Pray for the first graduation of African Leadership students in the heart of Juba city, South Sudan. Please pray that this will encourage more church leaders to value the training and support the future classes.
Fri 26- Praise God for hearing and answering our prayers to end the drought in South Africa! Allan Knowles, our Country Director there shares that last year the dams were at 23% and this year they are at 50%!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Romans 12:12 NIV
Sat 27- 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.
Sun 28- Pray for encouragement and stamina for the many teachers and pastors in Sierra Leone who are working in Muslim areas. They have hearts set on reaching these communities for Christ but are struggling with feeling very isolated.
Mon 29- Pray for peace in South Sudan! The warring parties signed a peace deal last year. Pray for the leaders involved on both sides, that they would desire peace above all else.
Tue 30- Praise God for the Spread The Word program which raises funds to equip our theological education students with Study Bibles!