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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

  • Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
    Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 4:6-7
    New Living Translation

    This morning Paul Holbrook, the Chair of our Trustee board, led our time of devotions. He used this passage from Philippians to encourage us and challenge us to seek peace in all situations; through praying and not worrying about those things which concern us.

    So I also ask and encourage you to pray with us for these situations highlighted below.

    We can change nothing by worry, but by bringing these situations to God in prayer we can be confident that, by His grace, He will answer.

    Thank you for partnering with us in this vital work. 

    Pray confidently holding on firmly to God's promises and let us see what He will do.

    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 and we will be delighted to pray for you.

    Thank you for faithfully praying with us.
    God Bless you

  • Zambia

    We give thanks for volunteers already signed up to join this summer's
    Zambia teams, and pray that their preparation will go smoothly and their
    fundraising will be successful.
    For those still considering joining
    teams, we ask for your guidance and wisdom.

    We pray for the family of a pupil from House of Plenty School who died
    recently. We ask you would comfort and strengthen them, and we remember
    the staff and fellow pupils at the school who will be grieving too.

    We pray for the Board of House of Plenty School as they take steps to
    engage with parents and raise local support and funding to sustain the
    school. Please pray for the success of these endeavours.

    Aaron and Josephine at Chisomo have been given notice to leave the
    property they rent as a residential home for children who used to live
    on the streets. Please pray with them as they step up their search for a
    suitable and affordable property.

    Pastor Banda at Chamba Valley is seeking funds to cover the cost of a
    shipment of sewing machines and tools from the UK. Please pray funds
    will be found to secure this shipment, which will help to expand their
    vocational training work with vulnerable people.

    The high cost of basic foodstuffs means many are struggling to provide
    for their families. Please pray for for the success of the many small
    family businesses, and for government help to control the cost of fuel
    and basic foods.

    We give thanks for the completion of the rebuilding of the toilet block
    at Kumbaya School, which will provide better facilities for the growing
    number of pupils. (photo above)

    Please pray for donations and the success of fundraising activities to
    build a new toilet block at Crown of Life School, this year's main
    building project:

  • Rukungiri, Uganda

    We give thanks for this year's project focusing on Restoring a Girl's Dignity; 20% of girls do not complete their education in Uganda and a significant factor is the lack of facilities at school for girls when they are menstruating.

    Please pray for more volunteers to come forward for this year's teams and for funds to come in to support this project which will supply schoolgirls with reusable sanitary pads, underwear and a waterproof bag to restore their dignity.

    Pray also for the funds to build a dedicated sanitary room with bathing/changing facilities and linked toilets and also for workshops to teach families how to make reusable pads.

    We give thanks for two new staff members working alongside Simon this year.

    Pray for Simon & Sue Morgan as they reach their 14th year in Uganda. Pray for their continued obedience to God at this time. Thank God that He has given them a wonderful church to be part of. Pray for God’s continued provision in their lives.

  • Cambodia
    We thank God for the volunteers and staff who worked so hard building toilets and boundary walls at Light of Hope school earlier this year.
    We give thanks for safety in travel, great unity and fellowship amongst the team.
    We pray that their experiences will inspire and change them.
    We thank God for the excellent partnership and relationships that have been built and pray for that to continue.

  • Zambia - Footprints

    Please pray for all those who are thinking about volunteering to serve on a Footprints team this year.

  • Kumi, Uganda

    Please pray
    For rains to continue to water the recently sown crops. For a good harvest and a reduction in the high food prices which disproportionately affect the most vulnerable.
    For Ngora School for Deaf Children who are struggling with providing enough food and personal hygiene supplies for the students.
    Giving thanks for the funding received so far for the construction of two new classrooms at Kumi Primary School and for additional funding to enable the project to be completed this year.
    For the completion of the work at St Stephens Vocational Training Centre and for the equipping of young people to become independent and self sufficient.
    For the food security initiatives and particularly the Chicken Project at Atutur, that they will grow and continue to provide sustainable solutions.

  • Malawi

    We are fundraising to build a further 2-classroom block and teacher accommodation for the new Trinity Primary School in Moyo village about 15 minutes drive from Salima. The school serves several villages where there was no school prior to 2019. Children previously had to walk several miles to the nearest school.

    Please continue to pray :

    For funds to continue to build this much needed school.
    Please pray for more volunteers to book on to the trip in July 2023, for the preparations both in the UK and in Malawi.

  • Simone Olagoke

    Simone is our Regional Manager who is battling cancer.

    Please continue to pray for Simone, specifically that the treatment plan continues to work for her and that her mobility improves.

  • St Albans Diocese Harvest Appeal

    Please give thanks with us that Mission Direct has been chosen as this year's Diocesan Harvest Appeal partner.

    Churches across the diocese of St Albans will be invited to fundraise for projects in Kumi.
    Please pray for us as we prepare resources for the Appeal and pray for many churches to support it.

    We pray that alongside much needed funds we may also be able to tell our story to churches and individuals who have never heard of Mission Direct inspiring many to give, to pray and to go.

  • Where could you be in 2023

    Our 2023 campaign is well underway. Please pray for our overseas staff who are making their preparations and for those already in country; pray God's blessing on them as they work so tirelessly and sacrificially.
    Pray also for new Overseas Staff to come forward to volunteer in this vital role.

    Please pray for all those who God wants to be a part of our short term mission trips next year. We would like to send full teams to work on all our projects this year to ensure that all projects can be completed as planed and that even more than we have hoped can be done. Please pray for more volunteers to catch the vision and sign up to serve this year.

    Please pray that everything we do will continue to have Jesus at the centre and the work we are doing will bear much fruit.

  • Our volunteers:

    We thank God for all the teams that travelled last year and those who have served on trips so far this year. Pray with us for all our volunteers who have returned from trips that their experiences will be positive, inspirational and motivational.

    We are thrilled to be sending more volunteers than last year but we need still more if we are to complete the projects that we believe God has given us. Please pray for God to inspire people to book a trip with us, so that together we can complete vital projects which will impact our partners and our volunteers. Please ask God for opportunities to share about our work with those you meet, with your family, with your church.

  • Finances

    Rising costs both here and overseas, including flight costs, mean that we need to make up a significant shortfall on our finances Please pray for an increase in one off and in regular donations to enable us to continue serving others who are in much greater need than we are. Finances are being squeezed both here in the UK and for our partners overseas, we have been astounded by God's provision and people's generosity but we need that to continue.

    Resuming travel:

     Please pray for flight costs to come down and for availability of seats to increase.

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