Please pray for our church to grow with more people interested to know about God.
Please pray for our special dinner event with young ladies, to share God's love for them.
Please pray for our party on Feb 1 -- for lots of students, strengthened friendships, and interest in Jesus!
Please pray for healing for my foot. I broke it on Dec 11, and am now in a walking boot until mid-February. If it's not healed then, I will need surgery.
Sorry to send another notice so quickly however you, our partners ,need to know how to pray for another critical need. First of all, however, Steph has now been reunited with her luggage. We are grateful to each of you for your prayers and mostly to the Lord who notices even the smallest details. Thank you each for praying! Here are two challenges. The schools here are in full swing on a new year. One of our schools that we have been partnering with, for over 4 years, just had a 12 yr. old student die in a car accident two weeks ago. We are ministering to the teachers and students. Thankfully this family also has a good church that is ministering to them during this time. In addition the principal's husband, of this school, is at home with leukemia. Please pray for these two families. Secondly, many of you remember the school we told you about when we were home. They were the ones that had had a dramatic breakthrough spiritually resulting in behavioral and academic turn-around as a result of the Gospel. In fact their students ranked number ONE a year ago in their educational district! A huge achievement and honor. This year they are facing a tough hurdle. Many of the teachers from this school have now been transferred to other schools around the country but their positions have not been replaced. As I write this, this primary school is short six teachers! The classes alone are huge, as more and more parents want to bring their children to this "successful" school. Most of the classes have a minimum of 40 children however when the teacher positions are missing they have to double up the classes. That means that at least six classes have 80 students per class with one teacher! Can you imagine? Yesterday I ministered to the school and the teachers and prayed for them. Our God is mighty and He is for these children and their teachers. They are not lost nor forgotten. Please pray that quality teachers would be released to this school and ease the burden and stress of the educators that are working so hard already. Pray for supernatural strength for these teachers and for the students to work together to make the best of a challenging situation. Adding to this is the fact that at least four classes do not have rooms and meet under the trees in an extremely hot and challenging environment. If that is not enough there are not nearly enough toilets to service this many children. Many of the toilets do not work and the funding to build new ones has fallen through. This appears to be an attack of the enemy as they are pressured on every front. However we also know that in Christ we are never crushed but that through adversity like this the Light of Jesus can shine the brightest. Pray for a mighty breakthrough and that the enemy, with his plans to steal, kill, and destroy, would be overturned, that truth would be revealed, students & teachers would thrive, and the Gospel would spread more and more through this village bringing lasting transformation. Thank you each so much. Our God is Mighty and will bring the victory!
Next Saturday, Jan. 26, we are meeting with those who have expressed a desire to work in the public primary schools. Most have them have been through the training and received their certificates as GEMS leaders. However, for one reason or another they have not begun their ministry. Please pray that there would be a good turnout and that The Spirit will accomplish His purpose. Pray that the meeting will produce lasting fruit resulting in more primary schools being reached each week.