- Pray for efforts to diversify service to the community by adding a chicken rearing training program. Doing so will expand the church’s reach to widows who need to be empowered with life skills in order to care for their families.
- Praise God for the way physical assistance can have an emotional impact as well. The church recently provided assistance to three orphans by purchasing new school uniforms. The children had been going to school without uniforms, which often draws unwanted attention to the needs of a struggling family. The uniforms have noticeably raised the children’s self-image and boosted their focus on learning. The church also managed to enroll one of the children’s caregivers into the tailoring school – an opportunity for long-term empowerment.
- Sharon gives thanks to the Lord for meeting her high school fee needs. Through what the Lord has done for her through the church, God has impressed on her heart that she should meet the needs of the needy. Pray that God will continue to touch Sharon as she develops this passion for benevolence ministry.
- Pray for people who attend worship services to have a genuine relationship with the Lord and commit themselves to membership in the church. Pray for the leadership as the church continues to plan growth.
- There is water rationing now in Bulawayo. Pray that the municipality will have means to sustainable water and for people to use water wisely.
- Pray for “O” and “A” level students who are studying for exams which start in November this year.
- Pray for Nelson. He was taken by his relatives to another city; but due to his poor health, his relatives have brought him back and he is staying at the church.
- Pray with us that God would raise up the funding and other resources to expand AIDS sensitization programs, which can help in the reduction of the number of orphaned children in Zambia and Africa as a whole.
- We praise God for the successful Annual Bible Conference where over 600 people gave their lives to God in three days of gathering.
In closing, please also pray for our staff in Zimbabwe and Zambia and the leaders of our orphan care partnerships through various churches. Many of these colleagues in ministry have lost loved ones in recent months – an adopted son, a teenage daughter, a father, an aunt, and others. Grieving one’s own loss while ministering to others who have suffered loss is a difficult calling. Pray for peace, for healing and for strength. Should you wish to send a note of encouragement to be shared with our staff and partners, you can comment on this post or email email@example.com