“The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 NIV
Wed 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.
Thu 2- Please continue to 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.
Fri 3- Praise the Lord with us for His healing touch on the children at the Flame of Love orphanage in Goma, Congo. Please continue to pray for Sister Alvera as she receives treatment for cancer far away in Italy. Thank God for the caregivers who have stepped in to care of the children in her stead. Pray the Lord provides all they need to love and care well for them!
Sat 4- 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. Pray the Lord's guidance for his Board of Directors as they meet today.
Sun 5- 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 Denis and his staff as they continue to travel to fellowship together, teach, and mentor leaders amidst high tensions.
Mon 6- Please pray for the men and women of Blessed camp in Eastern Kenya as they grieve the loss of one of their communities members. Pray they know God's comfort during this time of bereavement.
Tue 7- Please pray for the people of South Africa as they vote in a national political election tomorrow, May 8. Pray for peace in the process!
Wed 8- 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 9- Praise God for our Board of Directors who generously invest in this ministry with their time, talent, and treasures!
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
Fri 10- 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 political instability there.
Sun 12- "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:25-26 NIV Praise God for moms who love their children well and raise them up in the love of Christ! Happy Mother's Day!
Mon 13- Praise the Lord for Geoffrey & Jennifer Ocan who celebrate their wedding anniversary today! We are thankful that as Geoffrey serves as African Leadership's Country Director for Uganda, he has a faithful, praying wife by his side!
Tue 14- Pray for Peter Ochiel and his family as they continue to serve their community in Eastern Kenya through Action Ministry. Pray for the staff and volunteers who serve faithfully alongside Peter. Pray for the Baraka School as the children resume classes this month.
Wed 15- 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 is currently meeting with two groups weekly in hopes of starting another training class.
Thu 16- Pray for the staff & students at New Dawn Educational Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Please pray for God's anointing for success as they prepare for their 3rd annual Run for Hope which raises support for the New Dawn Educational Centre.
Fri 17- Pray for the men and women living in refugee camps in South Sudan who want to join our theological training programs. Please pray for the resources needed to print the curriculum so these eager students may begin the classes.
Sat 18- 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.
Sun 19- Please pray for the leaders who will attend the trauma-healing training workshop in Butembo, DRC this week. Please pray the Lord will prepare their hearts and that they will be faithful to take what they learn and implement it in their communities.
“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
Mon 20- Pray for Geoffrey Ocan, Country Director for Uganda. Pray the Lord will lead those He has chosen to join the theological education classes this year. Please pray also for continued good health for Geoffrey and his family.
Tue 21- Praise God for the Spread The Word program which raises funds to equip our theological education students with the tools they need including Study Bibles and curriculum.
Wed 22- Pray for the peace process in South Sudan. Country Director Tito Iranga and his Board chairman have been engaging communities in peace dialogues this month. There is positive response from one community but there is still a hardness on the other side. Tito is praying and believing they will come to their senses. He asks that we pray for another time in the coming months for both he and Klero to visit these communities to help finalize the peace process!
Thu 23- Please pray the Lord prepares the Mocha Club Journey members who will travel to Kenya next week to visit & encourage our project partners there.
Fri 24- Please pray for the spouses and families of our partners in Africa. May they know God's presence and peace, protection and provision.
Sat 25- Please pray for our U.S. staff; for health, encouragement, and passion as we continue to serve God in this ministry.
Sun 26- 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.
“ And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ- to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 NIV
Mon 27- On this Memorial Day, we remember those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of God's Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with His strength and peace.
Tue 28- 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.
Wed 29- Please pray for the Lord's favor on one of our project partners in Africa as they are pursuing a local funding opportunity.
Thu 30- 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.
Fri 31- Praise God for our partners on the ground in Africa; for their diligence, their integrity, and their desire to see their communities thrive!