At this midway point in our Advent series of blog posts, it seems fitting to turn our and your attention to God's ever-constant promise to hear our prayers. Each month we receive prayer and praise updates from the churches with whom we partner across Zimbabwe and Zambia. Below are just a few of those updates. We hope you'll take some time to pray about these requests and praises, and remember the work of our church projects in Africa this Christmas season.
Northrise ECZ – Zambia
Praise God that many children have been inspired to achieve new educational goals with the provision of school fees!
Pray that the Lord would provide moments of dawn in the midst of discouraging times for many orphans who are attending school. Ask that God would provide encouragement in the form of friendships and pastoral care.
Echoes of Mercy Project – Zambia
Pray for a twelve year old girl who lost both parents to HIV-AIDS and has also tested positive for the disease. Pray that God would comfort her as she attends school and that He would cover her with a sense of love and purpose.
Pray that the project would continue to find new and sustainable ways to raise the required resources to serve children in their community.
Free Methodist Church – Zimbabwe
Praise the Lord that a number of woman have recently attended a literacy class in which they are receiving an education to help them better care for orphans! Ask that God would bring to bear immense fruit as a result of their studies.
Pray for the church to strive together in unity and for God to intervene in love when conflicts or pressure arise.
Pray for those who are currently looking for employment. Ask that God would bring about wholesome employment opportunities that will meet the needs of many families.
Pray for the encouragement and strengthening of local leaders who serve everyday with courage and compassion.