January 24th, 2013
Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ our Saviour,
May 2014 be a time for you and me to grow in our faith and dedication to intercede for vulnerable children, and to trust God for all their needs. Hands at Work in Africa has received a WatchWord from God for 2014. Join us in praying these words and continuing to understand that in our weakness, He is strong.
The 2014 WatchWord for Hands at Work is Revelation 3:8 (NIV):
“I know your deeds. See, I have set before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.”
Prayer for Hands at Work
Workshops were held in South Africa the past two weeks with African leaders and International Volunteers to set priorities for 2014. Please pray for the knowledge and wisdom of the facilitators who led these workshops to continue providing guidance as our priorities are implemented. Please pray for growth for all of our leaders as they continue to serve the most vulnerable. Pray they will desire to know the names of each vulnerable child in their community.
Prayer for Zimbabwe
Please pray for Farai, our local leader in Zimbabwe, and his team as they identify new areas for Hands at Work to expand into where the poorest of the poor children are currently receiving no support. Pray they will connect with the right children; those who are truly the most vulnerable.
As children in Africa begin a new year of school, pray for the community of Sakubva where many children cannot afford the extremely high school fees. Pray the Care Workers who go to the schools and advocate on their behalf, will find favour.
Pray for the community of Honde Valley where different religions and cultural traditions create many challenges for our children. We recently lost a child to a curable illness when their family did not believe in bringing them to the clinic for treatment.
Prayer for Mozambique
Please pray for Mozambique and the two communities we are beginning to serve in. These areas have extremely high rates of orphaned children. Most households struggle seriously to have enough food and the clinics are too far to reach. Pray our new Care Workers will have their hearts fully opened to God’s desire for us to serve the most vulnerable.