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Prayer

Thank you for your prayers

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

  • Please continue to pray for Alan as he prepares to leave us at the end of March. Alan will be travelling to Cambodia this weekend for his last overseas trip with us, visiting partners and projects and saying farewell. Please pray for his safe travel, wisdom and peace in his heart.

    Pray also for new CEO Wil who continues to learn about Mission Direct in preparation to take over. Wil is currently in Zambia meeting partners and projects and learning more about our work. He'll then travel straight to Zimbabwe; please pray for energy, safety, for wonderful experiences and for his family whilst he is away.

  • We also ask for you to pray that Brexit wouldn't prevent people signing up to a short-term mission in the coming weeks and months.  

  • Please pray for all 2019 campaigns - that God would prompt volunteers to join a team and God's will would be done with the projects.

  • Funding: We have an urgent need of funds for our project in Narok (£5,000) to complete the girls' dormitory at Nkapilili School with Sister Clemencia which will house disabled children. Without these facilities, disabled children cannot make the journey to school and so cannot attend. These dorms enable them to live onsite at the school and have access to full-time education, integrated into mainstream schooling.

    We also urgently need funds for the Dominican Republic (£15,000). Our project this summer in Mozovi, a very deprived village, is to build two classrooms here, The government have put a target for every child to be in full-time education, with funding for more teachers, but no funding to build extra facilities. Children in Mozovi (a community of 800 people), have two classrooms which accommodate grades 1-8, meaning children can only attend in part-time shifts - and even then it is too crowded - so they are in desperate need of these extra buildings. The unique thing about this project is we can't relay teams - each classrooms needs to be started and finished by each two-week team due to the location of the classrooms and safety for the children; so we need the full funds before we start,

    We have seen God provide so faithfully in this area, so please just pray for his provision according to His will.

  • Staffing: Ask Jesus to provide the right people for current gaps in future overseas staffing - particularly Kenya, Cambodia (autumn), Zimbabwe, Moldova, Dominican Republic and Sierra Leone. Without these staff, we cannot run the teams.

  • Zimbabwe: Pray for stability, peace and economic change in Zim. Our staff out in country currently report that conditions are much better than reported, but the country obviously has some huge issues to overcome. Please keep them in your prayers.

  • Cambodia: Thank God for the continued success and safety of volunteer teams converting houses that have been flooded with 12 inches of water. Pray too for the volunteers building new classrooms in a school in the suburbs of Phnom Penh.

    Pray for the Mission Direct reconnaissance team currently in Cambodia, and ask for God’s guidance in helping them identify new projects and partners in some of the most deprived areas of the country for 2020 teams.

  • Malawi: Give thanks for the donations we are receiving to help build a new primary school in the Salima area of Malawi. This summer will be our pilot team in this new location, where we'll be refurbishing the existing nursery and building a school to prevent children having an 8-mile round trip to their nearest school.

  • We are also investigating a new project in Gambia, so prayer for wisdom and guidance here would be appreciated.

Monthly prayer updates

You can sign up for our regular monthly prayer updates. Just fill out your contact details and we will send you a few prayer points every month from around the world. Occasionally we may update you with any urgent prayer needs.

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