SAVE THE DATE: CRY20XIII
One hour – 9:00am local time
One day – Monday, August 12, 2013
Pray – For lost kids everywhere
The Work of Prayer in Evangelism Series
Pray for an “Evangelistic Church”. Pray for God to turn the Church into an evangelistic powerhouse and that believers will be empowered witnesses of Jesus Christ, carrying out the Great Commission.
I plead that You would be the main pursuit of the believers’ lives and that they would always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks them a reason for the hope that is in them with meekness and fear (1 Peter 3:15).
I pray that the believers of ____________ Church would do all things without murmuring and disputing so that they would become blameless and harmless, a child of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom they should shine as a light in the world, holding fast the word of life (Philippians 2:14-16).
I ask that the believers of __________ Church would know and understand the terror of the Lord. I pray that the believers of ___________ Church would see and know clearly that people without Jesus Christ are lost and headed to an eternal hell to face the wrath of God. Because they know and understand these things, I plead that the believers of ____________ Church would persuade lost people to turn from their sin and to the Lord Jesus Christ in faith (2 Corinthians 5:11).
(Written prayers taken from The Prayer Closet Ministries, Dr. Kevin Meador)
THE WORD IN ACTION CHALLENGE
This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it…
“This is the day” and what a wonderful day it is. The great light has allowed me to see for certain the beauty of this God-given day. It takes my breath away. How glad I am!
Oh and Scripture talks of one particular day which the Lord made. He has made all days but there is one particular day He has made comment of. One very particular day out of the countless tens of thousands and possibly closer to several million of days.
This is that day…
The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the LORD’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it…
God is the LORD,
And He has given us light; Psalm 118:22-24; 27
Even that day, that particular day, that day of salvation, is what the Lord has made so; it is to be a continual feast, which ought to be kept with joy.
God sent Christ, the Light, and sealed him; his hand went with him throughout his whole undertaking, and from first to last he did his Father’s will; even death on the cross. For us.
“This is the day, this is the day.
That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice,
And be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day
That the Lord has made.”
One more day given us to celebrate Christ and what a beautiful one.
ONE MINUTE – EVERY DAY – PRAY
“This year, this minute”
Sixty seconds of prayer for lost kids:
Pray that God would thrust out laborers.
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14).
“So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:38).
Pray that God’s Spirit and power rest on the laborers.
“And my language and my message were not set forth in persuasive (enticing and plausible) words of wisdom, but they were in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit and power [a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating on me and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them], so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy), but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5, AMP).
FOCUSED PRAYER FOR LEADERSHIP
The Word of God is the revealed WILL of GOD. When we give a voice to the WORD of GOD in prayer, we release the WILL of GOD to be accomplished. Ann Framer
Give voice to the Word of God in prayer for the well-being of our leaders:
Deliberate (marked by careful consideration)
“A leader lives with people to know their problems. A leader lives with God in order to solve them.” John Maxwell
Meditate (to reflect on)
God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on); by Him you were called into companionship and participation with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9 AMP
Supplicate (To make a humble entreaty to; beseech God)
In agreement with God’s word, pray for the International Board Members: Sam Wolgemuth, Alfred Mc Donald, Dean Rueckert, Maarten van Helden, Gunnar Lie, Abraham Mantey, David Wraight; Field Representatives: Fernando Trivino, Americas, Alfons Hildebrandt, EMENA, Jean Baptiste Mugarura, Africa, Peter Halder, Asia Pacific and for the World Leadership Team Members: David Wraight, President, Larry Williams, Director of Ministry, Hilary Lewis-Nicol, Africa AD, Geordon Rendle, Americas AD and President Elect, Neil O’Boyle, Asia Pacific AD, John Duncan, EMENA AD, John Bastian, CFO, Linda Stershic, Director of Prayer, Pieter Verhoeven, COO, (Add your leader’s name):
• That our leaders will never be disappointed in their hopes in Him;
• That our leaders know the faithfulness of God which comes in to support their hopes;
• That our leaders are kept in the scared assurance of being “in Christ”.
Lord, give us leaders that would be known by their near and dear relation to Christ and sweet and intimate communion with Christ, knowing that Christ is faithful and may be trusted with their dearest concerns such that it would be to Your glory.
PRAISE WORTHY NEWS
It’s incredibly difficult to get into the world-famous Guinness Book of World Records, but a team from YFC Britain has done it. Last week they set a new world record for the longest continuous game of soccer – 48 hours. They smashed the previous record of 42 hours, and in the process raised more than £53,000/60,000 Euros for evangelism in Britain.
ND Timea Halasz wrote about the weekend of 19-21 April: A very exciting weekend is behind us. On Friday, Nick Vujicic (the young man without limbs) was in Budapest. He had 3 sessions that day and was able to share his testimony with more than 9,000 Hungarians. We took a chance and brought a group of young people from school to his morning event. And another miracle was that we could give out 3,600 Jelige magazine. Another 2,500 will go to schools this week. God works amazingly!
To meet Nick personally was a very special moment for me, but perhaps the most encouraging was that I could see more than 3,000 young people hearing the Gospel from a young man who shares honestly about his faith and God’s love. The students are still under the influence of the performance. My prayer is to have this meeting be a good impact on their lives.
Board Chair Peter Barbarics added: Nick Vujicic was a huge blessing in Hungary. He was talking an hour with the president of Hungary and prayed with him for his ministry and also for Hungary! It is unbelievable how can use God this guy.
From April 30th to May 1st YFC Haiti, in Partnership with Christ the King Community Church, held a training seminar on Christian Leadership for a small group of 80 leaders from different parts of the country. Please keep praying for the YFC ministry on the island.
MEXICO: Five years of ministry in YFC Mexico
Last Saturday YFC Mexico held a big celebration party! The guests were able to watch a wonderful ministry program for the local community kids in Cuidad Juarez. The evening banquet was well attended. It was a great night for the entire YFC Mexico family, including staff and board members, volunteers and partners in ministry. Several local pastors and a few from El Paso, Texas also attended. Congratulations!
The past few months have been full of excitement! At the end of January, we got to be a part of our second Desert Challenge (DC) Youth Conference, and it was truly amazing. More than 200 students from all different backgrounds, and 50+ leaders, gathered together in a school gymnasium. The room was filled with a great sense of the Lord’s presence throughout the times of powerful worship and sharing of the Word. The theme was ‘Vital Signs’, and students were challenged about what it means to truly have LIFE, and life abundant.
Many students made decisions to become spiritually ‘alive’. Many were healed – both spiritually and physically. And as we continue to hear from leaders about the follow up, a number have actively been discipled through the local church and baptized! God is truly doing a new thing in the youth of _______!
In early April, a similar group gathered in ________ for the same themed conference. Many new youth groups and leaders attended, and the small group times were powerful for the youth as they connected (sometimes for the first time) with their leaders at a deeper level.
Please continue to keep these students in prayer, as the real journey of following through with what the Lord did in their lives starts after the conference! Also pray for us as we talk to leaders in other nations about how something like DC can be taken to their cities to reach more youth!
Last month The Jesus Club, a YFC Chile ministry, received a school supplies donation. Thanks to God we were able to bless over 50 kids who were ready to start a new school year. In our community, many families can’t afford a basic set of pencils and notebooks so the unexpected gift was greatly appreciated.
PRAYER LEADER/NATION FOCUS
Each week I will be introducing you to a prayer leader who is vital to YFC’s work. This week please pray for Celestin Mbungu, Prayer Coordinator for YFC Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Statistics and Prayer Points taken from Operation World:
Area: 2,345,410 sq km
Congo contains most of the Congo River system and much of the vast Central African rainforest.
Official Language: French. Trade languages Lingala/Bangala in north and northwest, Swahili in east and south, Tshiluba in centre and Kikongo/Tuba in west Languages: 217
Largest Religion: Christian 62,503,037 Evangelicals 12,688,720
Answer to Prayer
Praise for the many prepared to pay the price for this harvest. Thousands of Christians and hundreds of Catholic and Protestant missionaries were martyred in the Simba Rebellion of 1964. Many others died in the conflicts from 1991 until today, some specifically as martyrs for their faith and refusal to compromise. Their example gives strength to others, and their sacrifice is the foundation for future harvests.
Challenge for Prayer
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a failed state by any measure of the term. The lands under this name have no centralized government, no connectedness between the vast and far-flung regions, almost no functioning infrastructure and no single language or culture to unite its many diverse peoples. More than five million people have lost their lives through war, violence, starvation and the virtual collapse of the health system. Pray for:
a) The will to re-establish a single nation. Many of the players in this tragic game do not want to see such a thing emerge. A shattered nation leaves resources more easily exploited, wars more easily conducted and influence more easily exerted, especially by the militia groups. The international community has not demonstrated the ability to rebuild Congo, and the nation itself has not proved its capability to stand on its own.
b) The formation of an effective national government that can establish centralized authority with honesty, justice and respectful concern for the interests of the governed – a miracle if it does occur. Sadly, the 2010 elections – which had promised the first properly elected government in decades – appear to have been deeply flawed. Bitter recriminations and violence are possible, even likely. Pray for a peaceful solution to this serious issue.
c) Economic recovery and wise use of finances to pay government officials, the military and police, teachers and medical workers. Job creation is one of the government’s top five priorities. Without this, corruption as a way of life cannot end.
d) The rebuilding of a ruined infrastructure, including health and education. Transport links will unite the country and weaken the militias; healthcare will save many lives and provide hope; education will be the foundation for future development.
PRAYER THROUGH TRANSITION
Having been ratified by the General Assembly of YFC, Canadian Geordon Rendle, currently the Area Director for The Americas, has been appointed the new International President of YFC and will take over officially from David Wraight on 1 January 2014.
As David and Geordon work out an orderly transition, both gentlemen would covet your prayers during the next eight months of transition and the myriad of details this transition affords.
Geordon and Marilyn’s Details for Prayer
• The US Visa process. Please pray for blessing and favour on our immigration lawyer, as well as for John Bastian and both of us as we fill in documents and ask questions about taxes, medical insurance and beyond.
• Schooling and housing. This is so significant for us. I think we may be the first ever International President with school age children. I do know that I have two little elementary age girls who love their daddy! and a big strapping sophomore young man who is excited about playing soccer in Denver. We will be in Denver May 16-20 to look around town. We want our house to be a haven, not just for our family, but also for weary travellers coming through. One of our greatest joys is to be hospitable. Please do pray about this.
• Pacing. As you know, I am a long distance runner, cyclist and swimmer as well as mountaineer. One of the biggest issues re finishing strong is pacing. We’re just starting this “race” and we really need to set a rhythm and pace that is maintainable. We’re all doing well, but at the same time, transitioning again only 10 months after our last major move essentially makes this part of an 18 month transition.
• First official engagement. One of Geordon’s first engagements as the International-President designate will be the EMENA Area Council in June in Czech Republic, 10-14 June, when he will be the keynote speaker on one of the evenings.
David and Jenny’s Details for Prayer
• Finish well. Pray for David & Jenny Wraight as they work through an orderly transition and aim to finish well, before heading back to Australia to take up a new ministry position towards the end of January.
• Future undertakings. Both David and Jenny are in Australia meeting with donors as well as seeing where the Lord is directing them when they leave the presidency. Pray for their future undertakings and wisdom to know which is God’s direction.
• Sale of homes. David has put his house on the market before leaving for Australia and will list his other upon return. Pray for an expedient sale of both properties. Pray also for his future home purchase in Australia.
ALERT UPDATE: PRAISE
From Neil O’Boyle, Asia Pacific Area Director
RE: Refusal in allowing EMBARK student to board airline for her 6 month placement within Asia Pacific
“Ellian was allowed to fly to ____________ today, the place she was being denied travel to. So all is good. Thanks for the prayers.”
From Jean Baptiste Mugarura, ND
Continued prayers needed as Marina faces more rounds of chemotherapy.
Jean Baptiste writes, “We see signs of improvement. We pray for a miracle. We pray for healing.”
EMENA DIRECTOR NEEDS PRAYER
John Duncan, Area Director, writes, “As many of you will know, I lost a dear brother when Stanley, third child of four of my parents, drowned while fishing from rocks on the north coast of Northern Ireland. Please continue to uphold us in your prayers and thoughts.”
ALERT: UNNAMED NATION
“The situation here is very bad. We are in a list of groups deemed dangerous. There is an organised effort to stop evangelism and force is being used. We need wisdom and boldness.” A.
TIME SENSITIVE REQUESTS
Today they have a big event in Paris – PEP: Paris en Prières. Prayer for that prayer event would be good!
Neil O’Boyle, Area Director, is traveling for the next several days to both India and the Philippines. Cover him in prayer.
Area Council Meeting: June 10-14
It is shaping up to be a great event, with speakers like Dave Patty of Josiah Venture, Saskia van Helden of the Awake Deborah movement within YFC, and Bob Wielenga of International Stewards.
Plans are well underway for their Project 32 Outreach (32 Teams, 32 Counties: Engaging young people in mission across Ireland) this summer, and their teams are almost full, but they are requesting prayer for 16 more leaders and participants. Please pray along with them for this.
From Amoding Mary, Prayer Coordinator
We have Operation Hannah mission to upcountry and Suubi/Hope house has started a program of training young mothers within the home with vocational skills like cookery, tailoring- etc. So pray with us that:
• the mission will be successful and God’s provision.
• people will be interested and committed to hear and learn the Word and put in practice.
• God’s direction and will to be done on the team going upcountry.
• For good health as it is the rainy season.
• For provision in the Suubi house.
• Efficient and effective teachers.
• The program to be fruitful to young moms.
• For transformation of families to godly ways.
From Adam Shepski, Prayer Coordinator
• Summer Institute from May 22-29. Pray for the staff attending to be equipped and transformed as we take a journey through the book of Nehemiah
• Pray for the Highlands Chapter as they prepare for NMC’13. Pray for the fire of the Spirit to be all over the details, the speakers, the band and our location so when we meet we will meet HIM.
• Pray for our National day of Discernment as we seek what God would have next for YFC Canada.
• Pray for urgency in evangelism and our staff to become aggressive for the salvation of our young people.
From Dexter Johnson, ND
• The Next “On the Road for Christ” mission will be on Friday, June 30, 2013 in Oracabessa, St. Mary.
• Recently, meetings were held with the youth arm of the May Pen Ministers’ Fraternal, in order to establish a YFC branch in May Pen, Clarendon. The following persons have been named as directors for this branch: Pastor Windell Bertram – Parish Director, Rohan Bonswell – Regional Director, Donovan Sampson – Branch Director
• Upcoming Events: DJ Mission – Junction, St. Elizabeth – May 17-19, 2013; C.R.A.Z.Y Praise – May 18, 2013; Prayer Breakfast; National Sports Day
AUSTRALIA: Western Australia
• We have the possibility of an MM at Yule Brook College part funded by Thornlie Church of Christ.
Some of the feedback from the Auslife at Carey Baptist College last term:
• 70% of students learnt something significant
• 10% wanted to talk to someone about issues raised in the program
• 20% wanted to know more about becoming a follower of Jesus.
• We have an Auslife booked for Frederick Irwin Anglican College on Tuesday 22nd and then Thursday 28th. Please pray for John as he seeks volunteers for this that there will be a good response.
• Please pray the Lord’s protection over staff and their family’s health and wellbeing.
• Pray the proposed MM at Yule Brook College will come to fruition.
• We have a Regional Committee meeting on Wednesday 15th; please pray the Lord prepares hearts and minds for good decisions.
AUSTRALIA: Hunter Region
• PRAISE: God is leading our family into an amazing opportunity to begin YFC in an undisclosed nation. The Brooks family has been appointed to be team leaders of a new country (undisclosed) for YFC!
• Pray for wisdom for the Steering Committee as it meets next week to consider a number of important matters.
• In particular as we look for a new Regional Director for later this year.
• Pray for the Lord to raise up new Committee members and staff.
• We have Shift programs this term at Toronto on Mondays and 2 at Belmont on Wednesdays.
Brooks Family – Jasen, Esther and Baby Zeke
The Brooks family has some big news. We have accepted the position as Team leaders of the YFC ______ pioneering team. This is a massive undertaking and we are very excited. We have decided that we will finish up with YFC Hunter Region in December this year and will finish with YFC Australia in January with the National conference. We plan to be in country in a city called ___________ by February 2014. Please pray with us as we look at transitioning out of YFC Hunter and planning for the move. We also ask that you join with us in prayer as we seek to fundraise for the undertaking.
From Arch Nkalulema Felician Tega, Board Chairman TYFC
I am requesting all sisters and brothers to pray for Tanzania YFC to attain the recognition by YFCI, and I still request that GOD give more strength and health to our National Director and his family as well as other members of the TYFC. Pray also that we work hard in preparations for our Annual fundraising to be successful.
From Graham Barker, YFCI Training Staff
I have been given the responsibility to form a counseling team to assist the delegates and staff at next year’s Convocation in Bangkok Thailand. I need prayers for wisdom and discernment as I recruit suitable counselors with appropriate language and clinical skills to work with the diverse ministry-based issues.
AUSTRALIA NATIONAL OFFICE
Please pray for the selection of the next Chairman of the YFC Board. Paul Campey has resigned after a very long period of dedicated, fruitful service in YFC. The Board will elect a new chairman at its meeting in May.
From Vijay Thangiah, ND
• Praise God for a special youth meeting on 30th march for local church young people under the leadership of Elsie Phillips. 40 young people attended the meeting. Pray that we will have many openings for ministry to the young people, and others in the area – Jabalpur.
• Pray for the safety of our staff as they travel from various places to attend the Annual Staff Conference from 10th to 15th May, at Kodaiknal. Pray that we will be refreshed physically and spiritually to continue the work of the Lord –India.
• Praise God for the opportunity to start regular youth meetings for the staff of Apollo Hospital – Karur.
• Praise God for the opportunity to conduct a special Youth Meeting at Hosanna AG church – Pondy.
• Pray for the Evangelistic camp from 29th May to 1stJune – Hyderabad.
• Please pray for our Annual Summer camp at Igatpuri. Pray that the exam dates do not clash with the camp dates, as Nagpur University has postponed the exams- Nagpur.
• Pray for our Summer Camp from 3rd to 6th June, at Puri. Pray for all the arrangements, delegates & finance – Cuttack.
• Pray for Raghu, Vicky Pradhan & Rohan, new believers who have just started coming to YFC. Please pray for their spiritual growth – Nagpur.
From Alfons Hildebrandt, ND
• We are still in need of a new Director for our Project Serve department.
• We also need a South African Coordinator for our iThemba Teams
• The increasing number of applicants wanting to do a year with YFC abroad necessitates the need for more positions.
NOTE: There are times when I am unable to use the complete name of a person or their locale.
• ITALY: From Ester Montefalcone, ND — YFC Italia is trying to increase its staff in order to implement the work and advance the Kingdom. Please join us in praying for a Ministry Leader or Executive Director in Bologna who would take the work that has been done in these past 5 years and take it to the next level.
AFRICA’S PIONEERING DIRECTOR REQUESTS
From David Kadalie, Director
Praise and Prayer
• For God’s wonderful provision for this trip to Madagascar. For those who gave towards David’s flight costs and those who hosted him.
• For YFC Madagascar, to follow through on commitments made during this development time
• For a breakthrough in the area of funding for the existing work and pioneering strategy
• For Ravo and Lalasoa in their roles as YFC National Director and Islands Regional Director
• For God to raise pioneers in the movement, and for God’s timing in the pioneering of new cities
• For Nirina and the ongoing pioneering of C*****
• For Brian and Melissa as they raise the funding in the USA to pioneer Seychelles
• David is due to visit Kenya and Ethiopia in May. Pray for God’s provision and all the preparations.
Graciano Viliengue [Elisabeth]
Carlos Monteiro – Prayer Coordinator
• Thank the Almighty One for committed staff and volunteers. Submit the preparations for the Bie outreach unto God.
• We thank God for carrying our plans of last month through. Continue to pray that more young people will come to know the Lord through our ministry.
• Admire the Father for providing for us. Entrust our ministry needs unto our Deliverer and trust Him for a positive outcome of the court case regarding our property.
• Praise the Lord for our national board members. Ask the Spirit for guidance for them and that we would be able to do training soon.
National Director: Anthelm Souhouin [Florence]
Yves Ahoyo – Prayer Coordinator
• Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Central African Republic successfully.
• Honour the Father for faithful staff and volunteers. Pray for them as they reach the youth of our nation.
• Appreciate the Lord for good ministry in schools. Trust HIM for much needed staff support and finances to cover ministry costs.
• We are grateful for a few committed Board members. Intercede for them as they serve alongside us.
• Praise the Lord for the piece of land that we have. Ask our Provider to help us to develop this land into a training centre.
E.J. van As
Koekoes van As – Prayer Coordinator
• Bless the Lord for His faithfulness this past month. Pray for the youth attending Youth Alpha to be obedient to God’s Word.
• We are grateful for fruitful outreaches in March and April. Pray that all who’ve been reached would remember their commitments and follow it through.
• Praise our Master for the input of local and foreign volunteers. Trust HIM for good health during the winter for all the children attending Tapologo Day Care Centre.
• Thank Jesus for many opportunities to reach the youth of our nation. Submit our need for a handy man, a secretary and a financial person to our Provider.
Paul Kabore [Celestine]
• Ask the Father for funding to renovate our buildings.
• Pray that Paul and his team will be able to make YFC an instrument that transforms the young people of this nation into the image of Jesus Christ.
• Thank God that the radio station YFC is involved with is reaching many. Trust the Spirit to speak into the hearts of young listeners to change their ways.
• We are grateful for the smooth running of the primary education institution. Intercede for Paul, his family, staff, board members and volunteers, for physical and spiritual well-being.
Freddy Tuyizere [Marie-Josee]
Marie-Josee Karerwa – Prayer Coordinator
• Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that in cooperation with Rwanda would be able to pioneer the Democratic Republic of the Congo successfully.
• We are grateful that the Gitega International Academy is fully self-sustainable. Pray for salvation and spiritual growth of children here and in the Future Hope schools.
• Glorify the King of kings for the progress in the construction of the primary school and clinic in Cibitoke. Pray that we would be able to complete all our building projects.
• Thank Jesus for His faithfulness in our ministry. Ask our Provider for enough funds to do effective ministry.
• Intercede for wisdom and guidance for the government of Burundi so that economic stability can return to our country.
Contact person: Charles Ngwa
• Praise Jesus for Nigeria’s willingness to pioneer Cameroon. Entrust the re-pioneering process into God’s hands.
• Admire God for the opportunity we have to start working in Cameroon. Ask our Father for wisdom for ongoing ministry.
• Trust the Lord to send people to work with us.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
• Praise Jesus for Benin’s willingness to pioneer CAR. Entrust the re-pioneering process unto God.
• Ask the Father to send people to come and serve with YFC in this country.
• Trust Jesus for committed people to serve on the National Board.
• Continue to pray for political stability in this country.
• Praise Jesus for Madagascar’s willingness to pioneer Nation C. Entrust the pioneering and ministry development process into God’s hands.
• Honour the Father for a fruitful follow up visit that Brother N. could do recently. Ask for spiritual growth for all who’ve been reached and for safety of all the Brethren.
COTE D’IVOIRE [IVORY COAST]
National Director: Gaudens Gogo [Nicole]
• Exalt the Prince of Peace for establishing political stability. Trust HIM for wisdom for political leaders to rebuild the country after the civil war.
• Thank Jesus for faithful staff and some volunteers working in YFC under difficult circumstances. Pray that the ministry to street kids and prostitutes will bear fruit and that the literacy classes to girls will be effective.
• Ask our Provider for enough funds for ministry, also personal support for all of us and a place to be used as an office.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Interim National Coordinator: Roger Vangu [Therese]
Celestin Mbungu – Prayer Coordinator
• Honour Jesus for Burundi & Rwanda’s willingness to re-pioneer DRC. Entrust this process into God’s hands.
• Praise the Father for His presence in our ministry. Intercede for wisdom for Rodger in Kinshasa, for Levy in Goma and for a good relationship with local churches.
• Ask God for more volunteers and staff members also people who can serve as National Board members.
• Appreciate the Lord for opportunities to reach youth in DRC. Submit all our ministry needs unto Him.
AFRICA’S OPERATION PIONEER
• Pray that effective YFC ministry will start in Cameroon, Central African Republic, C. & M******, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Reunion, Seychelles, Undisclosed Nation, Tanzania/Zanzibar and Togo. Ask our Father to raise nationals up to spearhead the ministry.
• Ask God for wisdom for the countries or offices that are going to twin up with these 10 nations to develop a ministry. [Guinea Conakry – Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria – Cameroon, Benin - Central African Republic, Ghana - Togo, Reunion - Reunion, Kenya – Tanzania/Zanzibar, Rwanda & Burundi - DR Congo, Uganda –Undisclosed Nation, Madagascar – C./M****** and Island Region Office - Seychelles.]
• We are grateful for funding that came in for this project. Trust our Provider for more funds to execute pioneering in all 10 countries; trust Him that the nations in Africa would be able to contribute towards this project. Submit also the logistical resources needed unto our Lord.
• Stand against every force of darkness withstanding the Pioneering Initiative and intercede for peace and stability in these nations.
SEYCHELLES – Pioneering Nation
National Ministry Coordinators: Brian and Melissa Verdugo
• Continue to entrust the pioneering process into the Lord’s hands.
• Glorify the Lord for the several contacts already made in the Seychelles. Pray that the appointments to help with the spiritual mapping will be effective.
• Ask the Father to use the scouting trip for His glory, to begin to identify potential national board members, national leaders, and that the Lord will lead in the types of ministry He wills on the islands.
• Seek His hand of protection for us, our family, and supporters.
Praise Jesus for the Regional Office’s willingness to pioneer Reunion. Entrust the pioneering process into God’s hands.
Keep praying for this most needy and strategic area.
The nations of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania between them have around eight million young people under the age of 24 – averaging 31.7% of their populations when I last did the figures. At this point we have no known work in any of these nations. Can we agree together to pray for these nations, some of which have expressed the desire for YFC to come and work amongst them?
YOUNG LEADERS [YL] DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Area Coordinator: Anne Musya-Ngwiri [Gilbert]
• Admire God for the resources we have to run this programme. Pray that this 2 year young leader’s development programme will bear much fruit.
• Honour our Father for His guidance to Anne. Intercede for her for wisdom in restructuring the YL Programme.
• We are grateful for faithful young people in this programme. Ask Jesus to empower new graduates to stay committed and multiply themselves.
• Trust our Father for African Young Leaders coordinators in all the countries YFC is working in.
Regional Competency Development Conferences: 4 Conferences to empower, motivate and mobilise staff of the different regions on the continent:
8-12 September 2013 Mauritius; February 2014 WAA & East Africa Region; Francophone Region later in 2014.
• Rejoice with us for a fruitful conference in South Africa in November last year. Pray that the attendees to this conference will implement what they’ve heard.
• Trust the Lord to make it possible to host the rest of the conferences and make a way for staff to attend it, especially for the preparation of the CDC in Mauritius, for Cyril and his team as they work very hard to host this event – for the funds development projects that are being undertaken to provide for the event.
Continue to remember the good and strategic work being done in this nation and its media ministry. This is a great and well-used forum for many folks of other faiths to ask questions about Christianity, and about their own faith also. We are presently praying over two other very exciting possibilities.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, in the name of Christ,