Every morning at our bases around the world our teams gather to spend time in the presence of God; to meditate on his word, to worship and pray. We do this knowing that as George Müller said, “The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord.” Only from this place are we refreshed and prepared for the day ahead and all it may hold.
In our times of prayer we thank God for his faithfulness and for all that we see him doing week by week. We pray for each other and intercede for situations in the places we are working worldwide. We have seen the power of prayer over many years and never underestimate the Holy Spirit’s transforming power in every situation.
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“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18
Presence – Protection – Provision
The foundational prayer points that we find ourselves returning to again and again.
Kampala – Uganda
Coronavirus – Cases in Uganda have been increasing rapidly. With 218 ICU beds for 44 million people this is even more of a cause for concern. In Uganda if you don’t have means to pay then you won’t be treated in a hospital. For many in the slums this means that emergency treatment and certainly any stay in hospital is out of the question. Although Uganda have some vaccines through the COVAX scheme the uptake has been relatively low.
New lockdown measures – Under new lockdown restrictions many families are left without a means to earn an income. For those in the slums who live hand to mouth this poses an immediate risk of starvation. Please pray that we are able to reach those in need with food support. Restrictions on transport also make it tricky for the sick to reach a hospital, please pray for provision and healing for those in need.
Schools – Schools are closed again for at least 6 weeks. For most children home school resources are not provided. Ugandan schools were closed for 11 months last year and had only just been reopened. For Ugandan children this is a huge break in their education. As well as this cases of child abuse and increased teenage pregnancy are reported as children are left vulnerable and unengaged at home.
Kisumu – Kenya
Coronavirus – For the first time cases outside of Nairobi seem to be on the increase. Many smaller cities and rural locations have remained fairly Covid free so far but see to be seeing an increase in cases now. Where we work in Kisumu 19% of people have HIV. Research shows that HIV are twice as likely to die from Covid.
We are currently trying to raise funds for a much needed car for our team in Kenya. This would allow to team to work more efficiently and reach more people. At the moment our team walk for miles on foot each time they visit the communities as some families are very spread out. Please pray for provision for this.
We’re so thankful for God’s faithfulness and provision through an extremely challenging year and to all who have supported us, with their time, money and many many prayers. We would not be where we are today without you. Praise the Lord!