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MARCH 2019 PRAYER GUIDE

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“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Colossians 4:2 NIV

Fri 1- Please pray for the twenty women in Ethiopia who have just completed their final Gospel storying workshop. Pray for them as they return home to their communities and continue sharing the scriptures they have learned over the past two years. Pray they will not grow weary or lose heart. 

Sat 2-  Please pray for healing for Pastor Mezack Nkundabantu, Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi, as he has begun treatment 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.

Sun 3-  Pray for Tito Iranga, Country Director for Sudan & South Sudan, as he manages his work / life balance. He is currently overseeing operations in 2 war-torn countries plus the massive undertaking of working in the refugee camps. He is stretched and passionate about his work. Yet, he also has a wife and 4 young children (ages 2-13) at home. He deeply desires being a present Dad and is learning the tension of both work and family life. 

 Mon 4- 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. 

Tue 5- Praise God for the Fabulous Friends for Africa, the hard work of these ten women and the success of last month's Valentine's Dance

Wed 6- Pray for Geoffrey Ocan, Country Director for Uganda. Pray that his teachers and students will be committed to their studies. Pray that African Leadership Uganda will be accredited this year.  Also, please pray that the government policies being made will not frustrate the work of the church in Uganda. 

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth…”  

Psalm 145:18 NIV

Thu 7-  Pray for Denis Hangi, Country Director for Congo and his team in the continued aftermath of the December elections. Pray for the safety of Denis and his family, for his board, teachers, students, and graduates. Pray for classes to continue uninterrupted in the aftermath, growing the impact and importance of the church in the midst of political instability

Fri 8- 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.  Allan would like to expand his ministry into some of the rural towns outside of Cape Town. Please pray for the exposure and contact he needs.  

Sat 9- Pray for the Women at Risk program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  They are serving  69 women at the moment and have asked us to pray for holistic transformation for these women.  Also, they have been facing major funding shortages and are looking for churches, organizations and government offices locally that can support them; please pray for God's favor upon them as they approach these local potential partners. 

Sun 10- Please pray for the staff at the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as they love and care for the children. Please continue to pray healing for Sister Alvera, director of the orphanage, as she is treated for cancer far from home in Italy.

Mon 11- Pray for Irene Tongoi, founder of the New Dawn Educational Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  Pray for the new school principal to catch the vision for the ministry and to rally the staff team around it. Pray for encouragement for the students and staff. Pray for God to increase the number of parents who can pay their part of the fees.   

Tue 12- Please pray for our U.S. staff; for health, encouragement, and passion to continue to serve God in this ministry.

Wed 13- Pray for peace in South Sudan! Pray for classes which continue in areas of great instability inside South Sudan. Pray for safety & provision for our teachers and students as they gather to meet and learn the Word of God. 

Thu 14- 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 15- Pray for Jonathan Titus-Williams, Country Director in Sierra Leone, as he serves the teachers and students of our program there. Please pray for physical and spiritual strength for Jonathan and for his Board of Directors to continue to be a support to him. Pray for a more fruitful ministry this year in his local church and the African Leadership ministry.  Jonathan is also praying for God to grant his children scholarships this year to be able continue their studies. 

Sat 16- 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.

 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence,

so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”  

Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Sun 17- Pray for the several members of the Fabulous Friends for Africa who have recently had or are growing babies. Pray for their expanding families and safe, healthy pregnancies, deliveries, and babies. 

Mon 18- Pray for Leonard Chipangano, Country Director for Malawi, as he serves the students and teachers in our theological education program there. He is asking for prayer for abundant grace so that the ministry will make a big impact in people's lives.  He has also asked for prayer for his family; for the availability of school fees for his children.

Tue 19- Praise God for the Spread The Word program which raises funds to equip our theological education students with Study Bibles! 

Wed 20- Please pray for those at risk of contracting the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Country Director Denis Hangi asks us to please remember those brothers and sisters who are suffering with the disease or mourning the loss of loved ones due to this virus.

Thu 21- 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.  

Fri 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.

Sat 23- Please pray for the Run for Hope planning team as they continue working on all the details for the event this summer which raises support for the New Dawn Educational Centre.

Sun 24- Please pray for the spouses and families of our partners in Africa. May they know God's presence and peace, protection and provision.  

Mon 25- 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 26- Pray for those who will take part in the 2019 Mocha Club Journey to Kenya in June.  We trust God to bring together those individuals He wants to be a part of this team.  

 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Romans 12:12 NIV

Wed 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.

Thu 28- Pray for safety as our DRC Country Director Denis Hangi is traveling to Kitchanga March 29-31 for a graduation and to see some of his former graduates consecrated as pastors and others as church elders.

Fri 29- Praise God for our Board of Directors who generously invest in this ministry with their time, talent and treasures! 

Sat 30- Pastor Mezack Nkundabantu, our Country Director in Rwanda & Burundi is praying the Lord will bring an individual to take over his church responsibilities by the middle of 2019.  Please pray with him in this matter. 

Sun 31- Praise God for our partners on the ground in Africa; for their diligence, their integrity, and their desire to see their communities thrive!

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April 2018 Prayer Calendar

Sun 1- Lord God, You loved this world so much, that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, everyday. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world. All for your glory do we pray, Lord, Amen.

Mon 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! 

Tue 3- Praise God for the group of men who visited Pastor Mezack Nkundabantu and his network in Rwanda recently! This journey was a great encouragement to all involved!

Wed 4-  Pray for Asrat Gizaw, Country Directory in Ethiopia, as he serves the Academy teachers and students there. Please pray for his home church as they seek to pay off their land loan.
 

Thu 5- Pray for the leaders who are learning and working towards strengthening their communities spiritually, emotionally and physically. 

Fri 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!
 

Sat 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. Please also pray that Peter will be able to bring his family when he visits the US this summer.  

I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.  I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one – as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.  And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” John 17:20-21 NLT

Sun 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. Pray for the women who are graduating from the program and those who are about to begin. 

Mon 9- Pray for healing for Sister Alvera, director of the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as she is treated for cancer. 

Tue 10-  Pray for the staff and students at the New Dawn Educational Centre in the Huruma slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya.  Pray as they plan the 2nd Annual Run for Hope scheduled for August 11. 

Wed 11- Leonard Chipangano, Malawi Country Director, shared this praise:. "My first born daughter, Alinafe, has been selected to pursue her Degree Program at University of Malawi. I am a very happy dad because there is always limited space for 1st year students.  The competition is always very stiff for one to secure a place in these universities." We praise God with Leonard and his family!

Thu 12- Pray for the men and women who are part of our two-year theological training program. Pray for endurance to finish well and for God to use them mightily in their communities. 

Fri 13- Pray for our Country Director in Congo, Denis Hangi, as he leads and serves the students in our theological program there. Please pray for financial support for the men who are now working as volunteers in his office. 

Sat 14- Please pray for our Board of Directors and the meeting taking place today. Pray for God's leading in all we do! 

“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Ephesians 1:15-17 NIV

Sun 15- 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. 

Mon 16- Please pray for the group traveling to Africa today as they prepare to spend the next few weeks in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. 

Tue 17- Pray for Jonathan Titus-Williams, Country Director in Sierra Leone, as he serves the teachers and students of our program there. Also, please pray for his children as they are in school in the US.

Wed 18- Please pray for the US group who will travel into the Congo today to visit with Pastor Denis Hangi and his network there. 

Thu 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.

Fri 20- Pray for Country Director Geoffrey Ocan as he serves the teachers and students of our program in Uganda. Please pray for his specific financial needs. 

Sat 21- Pray for the local Boards of Directors in Africa. Please pray for wisdom and discernment as they serve alongside our Country Directors. 

“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

Sun 22- Pray for Allan Knowles, Country Director for South Africa, as he continues to disciple his students through the program. 

Mon 23- Pray for the US group traveling into Uganda today. Please pray for energy and perseverance as they continue their journey. 

Tue 24- 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.

Wed 25- Pray for Mezack Nkundabantu, Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi, as he serves the teachers and students enrolled in our theological program there. 

Thu 26- Praise God for the Spread The Word program which raises support to equip leaders with local language Study Bibles. 

“Now may the God of peace – who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood – may he equip you with all you need for doing his will.  May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ every good thing that is pleasing to him.  All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”  Hebrews 13:19-21 NLT

Fri 27- Please pray for the staff at the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo as they love and care for the children. 

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 -  Praise the Lord with us for everyone who supports this ministry through prayer, finances and/or volunteering! 

Mon 30 - Pray for our staff, that we will seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness, and trust that all the rest will be given to us as well. Matthew 6:33

 

 

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