Gather together with friends and family, placing the needs of the orphaned and widowed before God.


Prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.”
— Ephesians 6:18 (The Message)

Advocating in Prayer: Anna (Oumie) Snyman

Oumie walking hand in hand with a Care Worker in one of our most vulnerable communities.

Oumie walking hand in hand with a Care Worker in one of our most vulnerable communities.

In 2008, Oumie started living with George and Carolyn Snyman (her son and daughter-in-law, Hands at Work Co-Founders). Soon afterwards, she was diagnosed with acute leukemia and told she had only weeks to live. There was a new chemotherapy treatment available, and she qualified to begin receiving it. Oumie’s friends and family stood with her in prayer, trusting that God could heal her. Right away, there was an improvement in her health. “The doctor said she could not believe I was still living. I know and believe God cured me,” Oumie says. 

Having personally experienced the power of prayer and the healing power of God, Oumie began a prayer letter, an email sent out regularly around the world with prayer requests for Hands at Work. “At first it was an immense challenge as I had no computer knowledge!” she says. But Oumie knew her life had been given back to her so she could advocate for the most vulnerable, and she overcame her insecurities, writing about Care Workers and children who for years she had only heard about through others. In recent years she has travelled to Zambia and Swaziland and met many of the Care Workers and vulnerable children she has so faithfully prayed for. She has seen first-hand many answered prayers in the lives of the orphaned, widowed, and dying. Oumie knows, “God is so faithful! No matter how feeble our prayers are, God honours them.”

As Hands at Work Prayer Intercessor, Oumie prays year round for the vulnerable and orphaned children of Africa. Join her and a global network of prayer advocates by signing up for her regular prayer emails. You will receive prayer requests for the most urgent needs of the vulnerable communities in Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


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