2013

Turnover 2013 - 2014

Greetings in Jesus' Name,

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving - Colossians 4:2

I hope you will join our global family as we enter 2014 together during Turnover 2013-2014

As the Hands at Work family prays together across the world, we will thank our Heavenly Father in unison. His faithfulness has allowed us to serve Him fruitfully in 2013. Together, we will pray for 2014 and commit the new year to building His Kingdom as we serve the most vulnerable children in Africa. 

We will start praying when it is 00:01 on Wednesday January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

To join us:

1) Find out what time it will be in your city when it is 00:01 on Wednesday January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (use this website to help)

2) Pray for 15 minutes in unity, thanking God for His faithfulness in 2013, and asking Him to lead Hands at Work in 2014.

Our specific prayer points: 

Two of the most vulnerable children in Mozambique.

A church leader from Canada and a local Hands at Work leader visit a young person at his home in South Africa.

A current member of the Hands at Work Maintenance Team participates in a workshop in Zimbabwe with Care Workers, children, and other local leaders.Many of the Hands at Work family members together at the Hub in South Africa.Care Workers provide a daily nutritious meal for the most vulnerable children in their community.One of the poorest communities in Mozambique where Hands at Work plans to expand in 2014.International Volunteers from all over the world together in Zambia in April 2013.Hands at Work family from across Africa and around the world, standing together in prayer in Zambia, April 2013.
Join us in thanks and prayer from wherever you are. Let us Turnover to the new year together.

Blessings,

Oumie.

More details on how you can join us

Join our Turnover 2013-2014 event on Facebook

2013 Praise Report

To all our faithful Prayer Warriors,

Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; 
Make known among the nations what He has done. 

Sing to Him, Sing praise to Him, 
To tell of all His wonderful acts. 

-1 Chronicles 16:8-9

As 2013 comes to an end we are so grateful for a multitude of blessings. 

We have seen God's grace over Hands at Work.

We thank God for every child and grandmother that Hands at Work was able to support in bringing relief to their suffering.

We thank God for volunteers and teams from many countries that said, "Here I am, send me!" (Isaiah 6:8-9)

May we glorify His name as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

May you experience much joy and peace.

 

Oumie.  

Prayer Requests - October 29, 2013

Greetings in Jesus' Name;

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
-Proverbs 11:30

God has faithfully blessed all in the workshops with our Care Workers. Many Care Workers found salvation, healing and peace as they were ministered to by our local and international leaders. Pray that these Care Workers will bear much fruit and continue to walk with Jesus.
 
Pray for our International Offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK and US as they face many challenges. They persevere with dedication and commitment as they advocate for Hands at Work. Pray that they will not grow weary or discouraged.
 
We are grateful for all of our partners around the world who faithfully support and encourage Hands at Work. Their generosity is appreciated and we thank God for those who have felt called to give support through prayer, time, and finances.
 
ZAMBIA
 
Praise God that Theone, a seven year old boy living in Zimba community, was taken in by his aunt and uncle who were themselves desperately poor. Mercy, a Care Worker, brought hope and compassion to the family and he now receives a hot meal every day and is doing well at school.
 
SOUTH AFRICA
 
Praise God for the life of Mancoba in Oshoek community. Mancoba and his four siblings were left alone by their mother when he was fourteen. It was a daily struggle and they often had no food each day. In 2011 they were found by Nesta, a Care Worker with Bambanani Community Based Organisation. She has ensured that they are safe and cares for them as a mother. Mancoba now attends school and he and his siblings receive a hot meal each day.
 
He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.
-Proverbs 19:12

Blessings, 

Oumie

Prayer Requests

Greetings to our Prayer Warriors,

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,
Believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
   - Mark 11:24 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Pray for the volunteer Care Workers in the communities of KAMBOVE and KISUNKA who strive to serve and care for the most vulnerable children. The situation is unstable and they face many challenges.  We thank God for the men and women leading the work with commitment and dedication.

In KITABATABA a young child, Gloire, was found dying of malnutrition.  Hands at Work, together with World Vision, intervened and he is healing.  We thank God for His faithfulness. 

ZIMBABWE

Praise God for the spiritual healing Care Workers experienced in the workshops held in PIMAI.  Pray for Farai, our local leader in Zimbabwe, as he and his team follow up with Care Workers.

There is a stronghold of rejection in the souls of the Care Workers in HONDE VALLEY.  Many have experienced trauma and now suffer from inner wounds as deep as those of the children they are caring for.  We trust for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

SOUTH AFRICA

Pray for the next workshops to be held in BUSHBUCK RIDGE.  Pray that many Care Workers will be released from their own inner pain so that they can have a deeper understanding of the despair of the vulnerable children.

Blessings,
Oumie.

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.
   - Proverbs 21:13

Prayer Requests

Greeting in Jesus' Name.

The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." 
Matthew 25 : 40

PRAISE REPORT

The Regional Support Team is grateful for support and prayers with the facilitation of the Works Shops held in the Share Community, South Africa.
 The Care Workers were touched and experienced God’s faithfulness. 
Many hearts were stirred as broken relationships were healed and physical healing took place. 
Please continue to pray for the Regional Support Team that the spiritual growth will increase in the Care Workers in the Share community.

SWAZILAND

From the 3rd to 6th September, Dan, Sibu, and Busi will be in Swaziland to identify areas, which are in great need for support from Hands at Work.  
Pray that they will be guided by God to the right areas and have wisdom in all their decisions.

ZIMBABWE

From 16th to 29th September, Dan, Emily and Busi will be in Zimbabwe. They will be doing  “HOLY HOME  VISITS”  Work Shops for five days and visiting two new communities.  They will also be spending time with Farai and the team.
Pray for their travels and health, and that their time together will be blessed as they will spread the message of HOPE to  many.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CONGO

George and Levy will be in the DRC  the week of 9th September.  Together with Erick they will be visiting all the communities where Hands at Work is working.
Pray that they will encourage and support each other as they face many challenges.
For their protection and health.

NEW VOLUNTEERS

There are five new volunteers arriving 6th, 7th and 8th September.
Pray that  KATELYN MARTINETTI, BROOKE WILSON , ALICE FENNING, AMY SIMPSON and DEVON VAN HOFFEN will arrive safely and feel welcomed and loved by the Hands’s Family.  

That their Orientation from 9th Sept  and their community stay in Share for 3 days will build relationships with the families they are staying with. That their hearts will be touched with compassion for these vulnerable children.    

Then I Heard the voice of the Lord saying “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us? And I said “Here am I, send me”!  
Isaiah 6 ;8

Be blessed, Oumie

Prayer Requests

Greetings to all Prayer Warriors.
 
                           BE JOYFUL IN HOPE, PATIENT IN AFFLICATION, FAITHFUL IN PRAYER.
                                                                            Romans 12 : 12.
 
SOUTH AFRICA.
Dan and Busi’s Regional Support Team will be facilitating a workshop in the
Sher Community this week.


Monday.
Please pray for wisdom and guidance as they share about the
Holy Spirit and His role in bringing healing to us.
This will be followed by a session of “this is why we care for children”.
We trust that the Holy Spirit will work in their hearts.
 
Tuesday.
They will discuss Holy  Home visits before going out on home visits.
This is where transformation will take place as it come from the heart.
 
Wednesday.
Care points will be discussed to help Community Based Offices “ to catch”
a vision for a place of care and healing for the children, where they are known by their names
and welcomed as if by Jesus.
The Service Centre staff, Audrey and her team, are doing amazing things and we pray
for deeper understanding
 
Thursday.
That relationship groups  to support Care Workers will be formed and
much healing will take place.
 
Friday
A time for celebration and worship!
 
God’s blessing.
 
Oumie.