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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

  • 2020: With 2019 teams almost complete, our focus is now fully on 2020 and beyond. Please pray for an increase in the number of volunteers signing up to serve on a two-week mission as well as for additional funding for the charity itself.

  • Zimbabwe: Please pray for the ongoing economic and environmental situation in the country, which seems to be deteriorating on a daily basis. Inflation is now more than 300%, the country can't afford the ink to print passports (and now has a backlog of over 370,000) and a chicken costs two weeks' wages.

    More than five million people in Zimbabwe – about a third of the population – need food aid, with many coming close to starving, the UN says. It has launched a $331m (£270m) appeal for aid as the country battles the effects of drought, a cyclone and an economic crisis.

    The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) said many were “in crisis emergency mode… marching towards starvation”.

    More than one-third of the rural population, or some 3.6 million people, will be food insecure by October, and by January the figure is expected to increase to 5.5 million during the inter-harvest season, according to WFP. Moreover, most of Zimbabwe’s 60 districts will exhaust their maize stocks by October. (UN website) A loaf of bread now costs nine times more than it did a year ago.

    Please cover the nation in prayer.

    Mission Direct has worked in Zimbabwe since 2012 building classrooms and facilities for Joshua Dhube School in Mutare. In 2020, our teams return to build a block of 8 toilets for the school.

  • Christmas: Despite many winding down here in the UK, Christmas doesn't bring and respite for our partners and projects - there is little let up in the daily challenges they face. Please keep the in your prayers, especially Zimbabwe as the country continues to spiral into deeper economic difficulties. 

  • Kenya - Narok: After a large amount of rainfall, the city has suffered significant flooding. Please pray for protection over life and livelihoods here. You can see more on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/788998994451378/

  • Cambodia: Give thanks to God for an excellent mission trip for Team 5, who were working on building a new house for a family who had been living in a slum area. Pray for completion of the house and for the family who'll be living there. And also thanks to God for the official opening of the school Mission Direct has helped build (Light of Hope School), which was a wonderful celebration.

  • Malawi: Prayer for our mission partners at Starfish Malawi, Maryanne and Emmanuel, who are currently in the UK visiting supporters and partners. May this be a time of refreshment and encouragement for them.

  • Moldova: Pray for our mission partner Inge, who continues to help and train those working with disabled children in Romania and Moldova. 

  • 2019 campaigns: Please pray for our last teams of the year who are either out in country now or soon to depart - Brazil Campo Largo, Zambia Luampa medical, Sierra Leone, Uganda Rukungiri and The Gambia - which is our pilot team.

  • Staff team: Thank God for our overseas staff who are all volunteers and who have served exceptionally. Pray that the Lord will continue to inspire them to continue to serve in 2020. Thank God for the staff members who have already committed to serving in 2020. And pray that staff will come forward for Zimbabwe, Moldova and Sierra Leone.

  • Please pray for the ongoing political and economic uncertainty which is having an affect on many mission organisations including Mission Direct. The weakening of the pound has meant our work overseas is more costly and this is beginning to bite. Please pray that we can find an extra £30,000 to help us to cover our commitments.

  • UK staff: Finally please pray for the MD UK  staff team as we prepare for our reunion on the 16th of November.

Monthly prayer updates

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