Good morning/afternoon/evening to you,
I just wanted to thank you once again for all the prayers you sent up for Kelvin Zulu. I’m happy to tell you that he was discharged on Friday only one week from his near death admission in to the hospital. This is a complete miracle and the nurses and doctors in the hospital were proclaiming this too. Praise to our God!
Unfortunately this week we got news that our bookkeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has kidney stones. She is going through much pain now. Please pray for her and also pray for the doctors and hospitals that we are entrusting for her care—for their compassion towards her and for excellence in her treatment.
As Oumie Snyman is away enjoying her extended family around South Africa, I am sending out the prayer requests.
This week we are praying for South Africa. Tomorrow South Africans are heading to the polls to vote in their local government elections. As we pray for them here are some scriptures we can reflect on:
Rom 13:1-7 “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
- Ask God in His wisdom to reveal and appoint the leaders He approves of and who will best serve God’s purposes for South Africa.
Deu 1:15 “So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and knowledgeable men, and made them heads over you, leaders of thousands, leaders of hundreds, leaders of fifties, leaders of tens, and officers for your tribes.”
- Pray that leaders of wisdom and understanding will be raised up to lead South Africa as a nation in righteousness and justice.
Please also pray for:
- the local leadership in Wvelverdiend, in the Bushbuckridge area of South Africa. That there will be understanding and oneness in vision to care for the most vulnerable in this poor community.
- For more field staff in our 2 local offices in Bushbuckridge and Clau Clau, to guide and support the work in our communities.
- For a poor rural community, Oshoek, bordering Swaziland that we’ve begun a relationship with, that Hands at Work will be granted the resources and time to go and support Oshoek and help them to build a team to care even more for the poor and vulnerable in their community.
- Lastly, for a grandmother and her 4 year-old granddaughter she cares for in Cork, Bushbuckridge area. Last night their house was burned down and they lost everything in it. Their names are Grandmother Bethaniya and granddaughter Buhle. Four-year-old Buhle attends our care point in Cork. They are doing ok because they were not hurt and their concrete house is still standing and protecting them, but they lost everything they own in the fire. Please pray that God will bring forth generous hearts to help them in this time of need.
Thank you for standing with us in prayer, have an amazing Spirit-revealing week.
“Seek God while he's here to be found, pray to him while he's close at hand.” –Isaiah 55:6