Monday, May 26, 2008

Special prayers for the Congo

Pray for the DR Congo

Dear Friends,

Special prayers have been called for in Congo for the dates of May 27-30. We want to share with you the subjects that they will be praying for.

We also invite you to join with your brothers and sisters in Congo to bring these concerns to God in Prayer.

  • Pray for sustainable peace in the Eastern DRC. Pray for the AMANI (peace) Initiative led by Abbe Appolinaire Malu-Malu.
  • Pray for the implementation of the five key performance areas (chantiers) for the DRC. The Congolese people are waiting for effective implementation of these five KPAs.
    • Employment
    • Road infrastructures
    • Health and Education
    • Shelter
    • Water and Electricity.
  • Pray for the Church and its mission in the DRC.
  • Pray for the DRC President, the Government, the National Parliament, the Senate and other institutions so God can provide to them further wisdom, good governance, etc. in order to be able to serve the people.
  • Pray for children (separated and abandoned) and women (sexually abused) affected by ethnic and armed conflicts.
  • Pray for the newly established mining companies. They have to avoid child labor, corruption and fraud, destruction of the environment, exploitation of highly radioactive minerals, etc.
  • Pray for the civil servants who are not paid for many months. This situation has led to many social problems, including prostitution, street children, crimes, etc.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Congo departure delay

We seem to live in a continual state of complications. Our departure for Congo has been postponed until early June. We are doing this for family medical considerations which need to be taken care of. For right now we felt that it would be better for us to be on this side of the water. The GBGM agrees with our decision and have been very supportive.

We covet your prayers for our family at this time. Please continue to pray for the Seminary and the University as they move towards graduation.

Friday, May 09, 2008

May prayer focus

Bible class at Mama Doris School for Women

During May pray for the Doris Bartlett Women's School. Pray for Mama Lorene, Mama Kat, the teachers, staff, and students.

The Women's School educates and trains the wives of seminary students and others from the surrounding area to be women of God.