South Africa

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.



Children Living in Vulnerable Areas

This week please pray for:

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Many children have  lost their entire families in war torn Congo in attacks by rebels over a long period and are left in an extremely vulnerable situation.

  • Please pray that they will find a safe place to stay. For Christ’s body in the community to bring the love of Christ to heal the deep wounds of their hearts.
  • Pray for the families of Buhimba community near Goma who do not have safe access to water. Children have to walk over a small mountain to fetch water from Lake Kivu and then carry it on their backs in containers that are tied to their heads.

OSHOEK, South Africa

A poor rural area on the border of South Africa and Swaziland where HANDSATWORK in Africa is currently doing foundational training .

  • Pray for the training and travelling mercies for Hands Volunteers. 

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.



Prayer for Hands SA and Zambia Training

Greetings to all our friends and family. Trusting you are all keeping well.  

“The Lord heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.”    - Psalm. 147v3

We thank all our faithful Prayer Warriors for their commitment to intercede for all the workers and children.

Praise Report:
Granny Bethanya and her granddaughter Buhle were so thankful for many donations given to them after they tragically lost all their possessions. They stayed in Cork, S. Africa .

Please pray for:
Hands at Work in South Africa
Hands at Work is starting a new office in South Africa. Their aim is the same as the UK, Canada, USA and Australia, to challenge the Church outside of the communities where we work to also get involved in caring for the orphaned and vulnerable.

Please pray for a strong management team to run the day-to-day activities of the Hands South Africa office. They are looking for passionate and skilled individuals from anywhere in South Africa to join.

Training in Zambia
During September this year there will be further training in Zambia for the selection of future leaders for Hands at Work. Community leaders from Zimbabwe and Malawi will also attend.

Please pray that the right leaders will be identified and that they will be committed to the work of Hands. As there will be much responsibilities on these leaders we really need God's guidance.

God bless you,

Bushbuckridge (SA)


  • Pray that the many teams that come through will be impacted and able to contribute to the work on the ground
  • Pray that people overseas are stirred up to contribute financially to the $15 three services fund.
  • Pray that we can proceed faster with the establishment of the Service Center and that things run smoothly
  • Pray for the new bookkeeper that she can learn quickly and that she has a big impact in the communities in building financial capacity
  • Pray that God stirs up a trusted, influential, Godly man in Bushbuckridge with a strong heart for his community to join the vision
  • Pray that God strengthens us and continues giving us His heart in order to continue running the race