For Zimbabwe and Mozambique

The Lord is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise Him.

Exodus 15 : 2

This week please pray for Zimbabwe:

That the South Africa Regional Support Team will be able to strengthen their support to our Service Centre in Zimbabwe.

For Farai as he leads our Zimbabwe Service Centre and work which touches communities around Mutare and stretches in to Mozambique, and for the Service Centre team which includes: Barbra in her finance role, Florence in her field coordinator role and Mildred in her hospitality role. Pray that they would be able to mobilise more churches to come and be a part of this work.

Please pray for Sakubve Community, an urban slum outside Mutare, Zimbabwe which faces extreme poverty, rates or prostitution and abuse. Please pray for Pricilla in her role as coordinator of this community based organisation. Thank God for the Care Worker's perseverance in this community as they face overwhelming challenges in their work each day. Pray for them as they make a plan to care for the most vulnerable in their community, that they would find favour in their work. 

Please pray for Pimai Community in Honda Valley, Zimbabwe. Pray for the new Care Centre they have just opened up, that it would aid in their ability to be able to care for the vulnerable children in their village. Please also pray for a water source to be found near the Care Centre so that the Care Workers could begin the garden they want to for their children. Pray for the Care Workers as they advocate for their children to be able to attend the already overcrowded schools, and that they will have strength to continue to walk huge distances over their mountainous area to reach their kids.

Please pray for Macedera Community in Mozambique, a very rural community where the nearest clinic or high school is a full days travel away. Pray for Faustino and Dara as they support this community, and they work towards getting Hands at Work registered in Mozambique. Thank God for the land that this community has been given to utilize in their work of caring for the most vulnerable. Pray that Care Workers would know deeply the work to which they are called, and that they would continually be motived by God's Spirit to continue in this work.

A Pathway Through the Wilderness

Greetings to all who faithfully pray for HANDS AT WORK

For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun. Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness,
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland
Isaiah 43 : 19

Please keep these countries and their communities in your prayers as we continue with training of our care workers in WALKING WITH WOUNDED CHILDREN.



Please pray specifically that the right people will be identified in South Africa and Swaziland to become facilitators of the training for all the communities in that area.

 Pray that all facilitators will be able to balance their new responsibilities with their regular care workers responsibilities.


Please pray for the facilitators in these countries, that they will be able to train the Care Workers to apply their knowledge to bring continued transformation to their own lives and their communities .

That there will be a way to continue mentorship of our facilitators as they face many challenges  and are scattered in many places.

 Be blessed in Jesus’ Name


They Will Be Filled

Greetings to all in Jesus’ Name,


Please pray for:


For good rains so that they can have a bumper harvest and children can be fed. For the children caring for their ill and dying parents parents to be comforted and supported by the body of Christ. Pray that God will protect the children against witch craft which is practiced in many villages.


Bushbuckridge is one of the poor rural areas in South Africa where Handsatwork is working with vulnerable children in a number of villages. One the biggest challenges these children face is to obtain clean water. They often have to walk long distances and wait for hours in the line to obtain clean water at a community water point. Pray for their safety as it places these children in a situation that can be potentially vulnerable. That the problem will be solved by successful sinking of boreholes.

Thank you,
Be blessed.



Opening Windows where Doors are Closed

Greetings to all in Jesus’ name,
2012 is turning out to be a very busy year, with many big changes that will require your prayers and consideration!
-          Hands at Work has been aiming to do more expansion into Nigeria, but there are many obstacles to overcome before this happens. Land purchase for care centers is proving difficult with Nigeria’s cramped landscapes, and the workers there are facing legal and financial opposition. Please pray that God will open windows where doors are closed in this situation.
-          More development with South African and Zambian care centers is planned, as well as construction of homes for Hands volunteers, but we are lacking people resources and management to do so. Please pray that God will “send out workers into His harvest field” (Matthew 9:38)
-          Celebrations in Zambia is coming up at the end of April, and we are facing burdens financially and travel for so many people is often dangerous. Pray for God’s blessing over this event, as it is a time where representation from all Hands communities can come together and celebrate what He has done for us, and look forward to what He will bring forth.
Thank you all for your support in what we do – prayer warriors are so essential to any organization that looks to bring His glory!
Be blessed,


Shout to the Lord

Greetings to all our Friends, Hands family and Intercessors.  

Onekah, a careworker, practices what she learns on a school child.We thank all that have been faithfully praying for the “Walking with Wounded Children” Training course for our care workers in South Africa. It is so close to the Father's heart to see healing come to His vulnerable children and we've seen how He's begun just that through times of play and counselling with care workers and children these past 2 weeks! Even though it was often very emotional and difficult  there were many breakthroughs. Here is a quote from one of the care workers involved in this training: “I have learned how to be a parent who can provide love, care and encouragement to those children who do not have a father or mother to come home to. I have learned how to provide a safe place for a child who has been traumatized and lead them on the path to healing. We now have the ability to provide structure for these children through spending quality time listening to them and their stories. We know the importance of trust in our relationship with our children, and we now know how vital it is for the child to have a listening ear to depend on.  I have taken the information that I have learned through this training and combined it with my heart for children in a way that I can make a lasting impact on their lives.” Emily Dinhira, a Hands at Work training facilitator, taught several seminars over the two-week course.


  • The next Walking with Wounded Children training session starting this Sunday with care workers from the Bushbuckridge area in South Africa - that the facilitators and participants will have strength and perseverance to go to another level of understanding.
  • That all participants from this past session will be encouraged to use their new skills towards caring for vulnerable children.
  • Pray for the safety of the Care Workers as they travel each day on the road to and from the community they are reaching out to.

Check back to the website for more testimonies and stories from this time.  Thank you & be blessed.