"Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now."
Philippians 1:3-5 New Living Translation
Let us pray with joy and give thanks to God for all the people and situations listed below.
We need those of you who pray to join with us, those who can give to give generously and we need you to encourage others to do the same. We need those of you who will go to sign up for a team and those who can't to inspire others to go.
Thank you for partnering with us in this vital work.
The photo above shows the Cambodia staff team repainting this scripture at Harvest of Hope school earlier this month.
Please pray with us for the situations in this email. Share with your family, your prayer partners, your life group and your church. 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 email@example.com and we will be delighted to pray for you.
Thank you for faithfully praying with us.
God Bless you
Please pray for the preparation and planning of the trip due to take place early next year.
In 2023 the team are building 2 more classrooms to accommodate the growing numbers .
Pray for the funds to complete these so that the class currently being taught on the hillside can have a classroom to be educated
Now that recent team members have returned to the UK, pray that they have settled comfortably back into UK life.
Pray that team members have been able to share to others about their trip.
Pray for the continuation of funds to continue arriving in order to complete the kitchen project in Rushararazi.
Pray for the success for meetings currently being held in Rushararazi to evaluate whether a childrens' feeding project is feasible.
As a new 2023 Mission Direct project location is sought in Rukungiri, pray for God's wisdom and disernment for all involved in that search.
Global Warming is severly affecting many parts of rural Uganda this year. Pray for all those families and communities who are trying to cope with a lack of food and water during the recent droughts. Pray for a successful harvest during Nov/Dec.
Pray for the large number of children whom have dropped out of school this year. Teenage girls are very susceptible, especially during times of menstuation. Many never return to school. Pray for Mission Direct as it considers ways to combat such issues in 2023.
For Meng and his wife Sreylin and daughter Emma who are moving this month to a village in the North of Cambodia to establish a church and school.
For this very poor community which has no running water.
That they would soon settle and that God would provide them with friendships and support.
For an elderly grandmother with poor health who is carer to 4 young children from Harvest of Hope school. The grandma’s life is fragile and their home is at risk, please pray for this family.
We are still praying for Chris, one of our Trustees, who was seriously injured in a cycling accident. Chris came home on 23/9 and is now resting and recovering. He will be taking 6 months off work during which time he will also be working out what to do about returning to work or some other focus. Chris says that he has much to be grateful for, to God, the professionals, family and friends. His left shoulder is still very painful and he is being referred to orthopaedics for a care plan which may include surgery.
Thank you to all who are praying for Chris, He and his family still need our prayers for complete healing and for comfort. We are so grateful to God for His healing and for restoring Chris home to his family
Praise and thanksgiving for the successful teams that have already run this year and for the work they have achieved.
Pray for the Team coming to Kumi next week; that they will remain healthy and safe. In addition, that they will bring blessings to the people of Kumi and in turn they too will be blessed.
Pray for the Ugandan Health Authorities as they try to contain the Ebola outbreak. This is a variant that does not respond to the current vaccines.
That there will be sufficient funds raised to enable the project at Kumi Primary School to continue and complete in 2023.
That our friends and partners in Kumi will be kept safe enabling them to continue with the amazing work they undertake. Especially for the schools which are being asked to close early as another precaution due to Ebola.
That the current huge rise in the costs in Kumi for basic food stuffs and other essentials will reverse and that prices will return to more affordable levels
For the rains that enable planting to take place and that there will be good harvests
That the most vulnerable, orphans, widows, elderly, and those with disabilities will be protected, have sufficient food and know God’s love and protection.
For Kumi Prison and the enlightened regime there. Also for all those held on remand awaiting a hearing, especially as many will be innocent. For all the prisoners who will not be able to see loved ones as the Ebola outbreak has meant all visitation has been suspended.
We thank God that after lots of hard work fundraising the second classroom block is now underway.
We are so grateful to everyone who has enabled this plan to come to fruition.
Please pray for enough time before the rains start to make significant progress as this new classroom block is really needed.
Patrick and Josephine from Mission with a Vision in Kenya have completed their seven-day trek covering 169 km to raise much needed funds.
Husband and wife team Patrick Ngigi and Josephine Paissany walked from their rescue centre in Narok, Kenya, to the capital city Nairobi in October to raise much needed funds to keep Mission with a Vision open and operational after COVID restrictions prevented them from their usual activities.
They have tirelessly run the safehouse project for girls fleeing FGM for 25 years, helping to rescue, home and educate almost 1,200 young women.
Praise God that Patrick and Josephine have completed their sponsored walk from Narok to Nairobi to raise funds and awareness for Mission with a vision, so they can continue sponsoring young girls to further their education and escape forced marriage and families.
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.
The Zambian Footprints team ;Vasco, Aggie & Moses for strength and wisdom as they continue to serve the increasing amounts of children living on the streets of Lusaka. Pray especially for the young girls, some of who are pregnant or with babies already.
For the completion of the purchase of a Transitional Home, Footprints is in the process of buying which will prepare children for re-integration.
Please continue to pray for Dorothy at Crown of Life School, who is slowly recovering from a long illness. Please pray for restoration to full health.
We give thanks for all the volunteers who came out to Zambia this year, for all they achieved on the building projects and for their support for our Partners.
Please pray for Zambian school pupils in grades 7, 9 and 12 who will be taking their national exams soon, which can have a significant bearing on their futures.
We continue to seek support for teachers and pupils at our partner schools, please pray that donations would help Mission Direct to continue providing much-needed support.
Many children on the street become addicted to various subtances. Through Footprints, we have supported several children to attend a month-long rehabilitation programme. Please pray this will be a turning point in their young lives.
We are so thankful to God that we have experienced only minimal disruption to flights and very few problems caused by Covid infections.
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.
We thank God that teams have travelled this year. Please continue to pray for the volunteers who are still preparing to travel and for their fundraising efforts.
We pray for the remaining team to bond and work well together.
We pray for all our volunteers who have returned from trips that their experiences will be positive, inspirational and motivational.