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Prayer Requests - November 2015

GREETINGS TO ALL

PRAISE GOD IN HIS SANCTUARY; PRAISE HIM IN HIS MIGHTY HEAVENS. PRAISE HIM FOR HIS ACTS OF POWER, PRAISE HIM FOR HIS SURPASSING GREATNESS. - Psalm 150:1+2

As we approach the end of 2015, Hands at Work can witness the grace of God and His faithfulness.

Prayer Requests - May 2014

Greetings in Jesus’ name,

If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday - Isaiah 58:10 (NIV)

Please pray for:

MOZAMBIQUE

After many years, Hands at Work in Africa has had our legal registration approved in Mozambique. All glory to God!

Pray for the many children in Mozambique who are suffering. As we hear stories of sick and dying children, please pray for guidance for Hands at Work as we expand our work in Mozambique to care for more children.

MALAWI

We thank God for His blessing and provision as on April 1, 2014, we were able to start providing one nutritious meal per day, free access to education, and basic health care for the most vulnerable children in Chinkhu.

Pray for our local leaders in Malawi as they explore new communities to expand into. Ask God to reveal those communities with the most need.

Praise God for the story of Thandi, a 12-year-old girl. She was left to care for her 18-month-old brother, Tamandani, after her mother died and their father abandoned them. Lainess, a widowed Care Worker, came to their aid and took Thandi and Tamandani into her own home. Today they are no longer alone, but loved and cared for.

ZIMBABWE

As our local leaders expand our work in the Honde Valley, pray for Hands at Work to have wisdom and guidance in identifying future leaders in the communities of Katambarare and Chinake.

In Zimbabwe, two of the major challenges are access to education and health care. Pray for the many children who cannot afford school fees, and the children who are sick and cannot access medical treatment. These children are desperate to receive an education, health care, and feel loved and cared for. Ask God to make a way for Hands at Work to reach more children in Zimbabwe.

NIGERIA

Pray for young volunteers to be identified in the community of Badia who are willing to serve the most vulnerable. Pray for more churches and community leaders to deeply understand the heart of Jesus, and their calling to serve.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Pray for the unstable area of Goma where our Care Workers and children are living under a constant threat of rebel activity. Pray for safety and stability in these very challenging situations. As our local leaders and Care Workers begin to provide one meal a day for the most vulnerable children in Goma, ask God to ensure these services will continue and not be interrupted.

God’s blessing,

Oumie

40 Days of Prayer 2014 - Day 37

Week 6 - Christ as Our Foundation

Many of our Care Workers are wounded themselves. Pray for God’s transformational mercy and love to heal the inner wounds of our Care Workers. May our Care Workers in turn pour out mercy and love to our kids, and in doing so bring transformation and healing of their wounds. 

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,
Oumie