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

  • We're now recruiting for new staff members to join our dedicated overseas staff team for next year and have quite a few gaps to fill. These roles are challenging to recruit for as they are self-funding. Our overseas staff have all answered a call from God to take up their role, so please ask Jesus to stir hearts and minds for next year's campaigns. Also, please pray for volunteers to answer the call to serve overseas in the countries we work in. 
  • Cambodia: Recent flash flooding in Phnom Penh has caused devastation to many of its population, including our partners and project at the school and homes in Happy Village. A ton of sand and silt had to be cleared from the school that we work at and families in single storey homes have been made homeless. Many people have been infected with “red worms” eating into their feet and legs. Please join us to pray for the health and safety of the people affected by these flash floods.
  • Malawi: Pray for safety of the volunteer team travelling from the UK in early September. This project is deeply rural and they will be in a remote village, three hours from the nearest tarmac road. The team will be completing the school here, first started by Mission Direct volunteers nine years ago. Praise God! Pray for a great ending to this 9-year campaign! As we look ahead, give thanks for securing five hectares of land in Moyo Village which enables us to kick-start our new project in Malawi. From 2019, we'll be building a new school in partnership with Starfish Malawi, which will put a stop to the 8-mile round trip that children there currently face - only to be turned away if they are even a minute late.
  • Kenya: (Narok) Give thanks for the staff team as they return this weekend from running two summer teams and the 2018 campaign closes. We're thanking God for the building work that has commenced to build a girl's dormitory at Nkapilili School, which will run as part of our 2019 campaign.
  • Uganda: Rukungiri: Thank Jesus for answering our prayers for a new staff team member to support our autumn teams. Also pray for us to be able to complete phase 1 of the new classrooms in Rushararazi as planned, enabling children in this community to have better facilities to gain an education. Please give thanks for Emily Braybrook who has served as staff for us for four years here and has been an incredible asset to our staff team. 
  • Zambia: Thank God for the completion of our builoding project at Vision of Hope, which began in 2015. Over the years, our volunteers have helped to build a new residential safe house for street girls, which comprises of a large dormitory with space for 30 girls, washrooms, toilets and offices - and more recently a multi-purpose room, kitchen and food store which is used as a dining room, classroom, craft room and recreation space. Please pray for Chitalu, who now has over 40 girls in the centre, as well as prayer for them too. Also pray for us as we look to replace our volunteer mini bus.
  • India: As the team prepare for travel to India for our last ever trip, pray for the visa process to be smooth. Also pray for funding for the work on the new ICU at the hospital we have supported over our years working in India. Give thanks for the opportunity we have had to serve alongside this incredible community and pray for their ongoing work and well-being.
  • Dominican Republic: Thank God for Claire who has been our Country Manager here for a number of years. Claire will continue to work with Mission Direct and our teams in the DR, however in a different capacity. Pray that her work with the local community will continue to be a blessing as well as a source of strength and passion for her.
  • New CEO: Please ask Jesus to lead a new CEO to Mission Direct! Prayer for the Trustees during the recruitment period would be appreciated too. 
  • As always, we would welcome prayer for all of our upcoming trips and for more volunteers to be stirred to join a mission.
  • Pray to get Mission Direct into churches: We need more people to be talking to their churches and communities about their experience with Mission Direct. Please pray that volunteers would seek opportunities for us to join them in presenting their trip and our work to their church and that this would encourage support as well as more volunteers to be stirred up to help.

Monthly prayer updates

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