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Prayer

Thank you for your prayers

Thank you for joining us in prayer. With our Father in heaven, all things are possible.

We would not be as effective in the work we do without your prayers; thank you for joining with us in this way. Please continue to pray for our work, our volunteers and those we are working with.

“We can do great things after we pray, but we cannot do great things until we pray – Let us pray!”

Current prayer points

  • Under His wings you will find refuge

    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.’
    Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
    He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
    nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
    A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
    You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
    If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling,
    no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
    they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
    You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
    ‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honour him.
    With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’

    Psalm 91 NIV

    At Mission Direct we are still coming to terms with the devastating news that our colleague and dear sister Simone is so unwell. We are finding refuge in God, sheltering under His feathers as they cover us, trusting in His faithfulness. Please continue to pray with us for healing and comfort.

    We have much to be thankful for and yet much still to do. Let us pray for the situations reported below. With God's help and yours we will surely make progress.

    We hope that these emails help and inform your prayers. You can also use our website and social media accounts to access more information, which is constantly updated. We share answers to prayer and urgent needs.

    We are so thankful to you for standing faithfully with us in prayer.

    As a staff team we meet weekly for devotions. We pray for each other, for the charity and for our partners and projects and would love to pray for you also. If you have any prayer requests, please email them to prayer@missiondirect.org and we will be delighted to pray for you.

    Thank you for faithfully praying with us.
    God Bless you

  • Simone Olagoke - Regional Manager at Mission Direct

    Please pray for Simone, our dear friend and colleague. Simone had been unwell for just a very short time when she received the devastating news that she has a rare and extremely aggressive form of lung cancer. The cancer is advanced and has spread.

    Simone is a wife, a mother and a pastor as well as a member of the Mission Direct team. She and her family desperately need our prayers, they are in a battle and we can stand firm with them in this fight.

    Simone has an unshakable faith and wants as many people to pray as possible so please share this prayer request far and wide.

    This week Simone began treatment at Guy's hospital. Please join us in praying for a release from pain and complete healing.

    We serve a God of miracles and we claim one for Simone.

  • Malawi
    Praise God that Trinity School is now open which means that the children have a less dangerous and lengthy journey to school and that the next nearest school now has reduced pupil numbers, it was previously over capacity. you can view a video about the new school here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ida0mcj7MYg

    Covid infection rates remain low in Malawi, pray with us that this continues to be the case.

    Please also pray as we begin tentative steps to plan for our 2022 team.

  • Zimbabwe
    At Joshua Dhube Primary School the Grade 7 learners are beginning their final exams this week. Their education has been seriously disrupted by the pandemic. Pray that they will be able to do their best Pray also for their parents many of whom are struggling to find employment. If they are unable to pay the school fees the children won't be able to access their results.

    Closed schools have meant that some pupils especially the boys have been using drugs which is causing problems with behaviour. Pray for the children to resist the drugs and for the staff to know how best to deal with the problems that drugs have caused.

    Due to restrictions on class sizes to reduce infection the school is short 4 classrooms. This necessitates the use of outdoor classrooms but some staff are unhappy about teaching outside. Pray for unity among the staff and a renewed enthusiasm for teaching wherever they are placed.

  • Kumi, Uganda

    Please pray for the youth of Uganda. Jobs are scarce and one way to earn a living is to learn a skill. This photo shows hairdressing students who were gifted chickens which had been presented to our Country managers Richard and Jan Bacon by Kasechi church. The hairdressing students now have a Poultry Project to learn from as well. It is good to be flexible.

    Also please pray for the final food distribution of the year to those most in need, widows, orphans, elderly disabled and child headed families.

  • Rukungiri, Uganda:

    Please pray for our country managers Simon and Sue Morgan as they return to Uganda after a prolonged and unexpected visit to the UK.

    They are excited to see the progress that has been made at Rushararazi school and prepare for the possibility of teams returning.

  • Zambia

    Strong winds during the rainy season in Zambia have sadly caused damage to the tailoring classroom at Chamba Valley. Fortunately, no-one was hurt.

    Please pray for Pastor Benson and Babrah as they clear up the damage and seek to raise funds to rebuild the classroom.

    The winds have also caused damage to the roof of one of the classroom blocks at nearby Kiine School.

    One volunteer who came to Zambia a few years ago walked the 84 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path and has raised £4,500 for our work in Zambia. We are truly grateful to all those who fundraise to support the work of Mission Direct.

  • Please pray for all those who support Mission Direct that they will be encouraged and strengthened in their faith. We also pray also for enthusiastic engagement with our 2021 fundraising campaigns and excitement for the prospect of trips next year.

    Are you Regular?

    The current situation with overseas travel makes planning and budgeting incredibly difficult for Mission Direct. Regular giving is a real lifeline for us. If you don't already give please would you consider doing so and pray with us for an increase in regular giving to help us going forward. Lots of people giving even small amounts means we can continue serving and blessing our brothers and sisters who live in places where they have very much less than we enjoy. Please pray for an increase in regular giving.

  • Resuming travel:

    Please pray with us for wisdom in decision making about sending volunteers overseas again. There are so many unknowns and variables around insurance, vaccinations and individual countries' arrangements for entry and departure. The details are also subject to change at short notice which makes planning difficult. We are desperate to travel again but are mindful of the need to safeguard our volunteers, partners and staff. Please pray for guidance and discernment for us.

    Office Staff:
    We have settled in to a new rhythm of hybrid working but we very much miss Simone being with us at the moment; our team of 5 is temporarily only 4. We will be relying much more heavily on our overseas staff so please pray for us all as we support each other in new ways..

    Our supporters:

    Pray for those who support our ministry that they may be encouraged and strengthened in their faith. Pray also for excitement for and engagement with our new fundraising campaigns and the possibility of travelling next year..

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Monthly prayer updates
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