14th July 2015
Hebrews 10:12(New International Version)
“…Sow righteousness for yourselves,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
and showers his righteousness on you.”
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Jeff Sikabwe, CMS-Africa Country Representative in DRC says CMS-Africa is at work in Kinshasa and Brazzaville, helping local churches to both preach the gospel and do acts of compassion and love.
Jeff and Kasongo departed to Kapolowe over the weekend where they are training 60 people on Wholistic Community transformation from 13th to 17th July. Pray that this VISION Conference will be successful and the truth of God’s word established in people’s hearts.
Harvest Regional Conference July 6th to 10th in Kinshasa
Join us in giving thanks to God for the just concluded Harvest Foundation Regional Conference, which took place in Kinshasa DRC last week.
The conference’s mainstay was on sharing VC Testimonies and updating one another on the progress done across the region in terms of VC and resultant seed projects in the communities.
I.Thanksgiving for Mrs Ireti Adeyemo's safe return to Ibadan, Nigeria
Ireti Tokunboh who visited CMS-Africa last week reports to have arrived in Nigeria safely. She is thankful to Cms-Africa for giving her opportunity to interact and share mission goals. ‘I came out of that fellowship very encouraged. The fact that I can be mentored and team up with people who are already doing community transformation is one reason why once I have settled in (hopefully it will not take too long) I will get in touch with you and the Nigeria team’, says Ireti.
II.Boko Haram attacks
Pray for Christians in West Africa who have come under horrendous attacks by Boko Haram. At least 15 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Chad’s capital; days after Boko Haram claimed a previous bombing in the city which left 38 people dead. Your prayer for this terror group to be defeated by the Nigerian Authorities so the the People of West Africa particulalrly Chrisitians and Muslims may live together in peace is much appreciated.
The presidential election in Burundi has been postponed to 21st July after United Nations and African officials warned the vote could spark more violence in the already tense country. The announcement came after African leaders urged a delay to try to stem escalating violence in a nation that emerged from civil war only a decade ago.Soldiers and unidentified gunmen clashed on Friday in Kayanza province, near the border with Rwanda. The governor of Kayanza, Canesius Ndayimanisha, said the gunmen had crossed from Rwanda, a charge denied by Kigali but which will fan fears of a wider conflict.We urge you to pray that the people of Burundi would experience peace and stability in their country again. Pray that the disputes in the country would be solved amicably through negotiations and that the surrounding countries would play a constructive role for their sister country, being arbiters for peace.
Thanksgiving for the South Sudans Independe Day
Thursday July 9th was the fourth anniversary of South Sudan's independence. The Rev Moses Zungo from Maridi had this appeal ahead of this day: "Join us in praying to our Lord Jesus Christ to intervene in the complex situation of wars, random killings, looting, torturing of innocent people, one burning of houses, mass displacement of people and animals among others."
Please pray for government and church leaders in South Sudan for wisdom and guidance from God to lead his people and be able to restore peace in the country.
Pray for the IDPs in South Sudan and particularly those displaced by recent fighting in Maridi and now suffering in bushes and other in church compounds and facilities- remembering the lame, blind, pregnant women and children who are right now suffering.
Pray for families especially women who lost their husbands, innocently killed in Maridi and now they are to lead families with number of orphan’s children.
Financial Freedom for Families F4 Training Program
Give thanks to God for the opened door for the F4 Programme to go into South Sudan. The team of F4 trainers led by Sarah Gitahi travel to South Sudan between JULY 17th to 22nd to continue with the F4 training programme at JUBA and WAU in partnership with FOCUS-South Sudan.
Pray for their safety and effectiveness during this trip considering the South Sudan is just reeling from years of political violence and instability.
Thanksgiving for CMS-Africa Luncheon held on July 10th
CMS-Africa held a luncheon at the All Saints Cathedral where 10 people attended. This was a platform to get as many people involved in Missions work to support the vision of building a missions centre in Nairobi.
We thank God for all those who attended in every little way in advancing God’s mission from Africa to the world.
Financial Freedom for Families (F4) Graduation on 22nd August
The Financial Freedom for Families (F4) training programme is planning for a graduation on 22nd August for all those have gone through this programme in the last one year. Please pray for the plans and the F4 team that the Lord will make them realise their targets as projected.
CMS-Africa Dinner in August 2015
Plans are underway to host a mega dinner in support of the footprints campaign in August this year. The inaugural CMS-Africa Fundraising Dinner is scheduled to take place on August 29th at Nairobi and the main speaker Mr. Ram Gidoomal from UK has confirmed.
Please pray for the central planning Committee led by Rev. Dennis Tongoi who says “the Footprints Campaign is more than a building. It is a manifestation of the ownership of mission by Africans; mission from Africa to the World.”
The goal is to raise Sh.50million to support the ongoing construction of a 9- storey building that is designed to ensure sustainable missions work in and from Africa. Pray also that the various categories of people who will be reached out will become partakers of this God’s mission at such a time as this.
CMS-Africa has been promoting Herbal Gardens Limited as one of its Business as Mission models in Kenya. Herbal Garden finally got a suitable location and has finally moved its operation within a different locality in Kiambu County. Praise God for the new business Model. Pray for the Aloe farmers in this region to be uplifted though regular income from this business venture.
850 Chania Building Project
Thank God for the official launch of the partnership between Trustone Foundation from the UK, Briken and CMS-AFRICA on July 2nd in the UK. The actual building is due to start next Month and we trust God for the funds will be available in time for this great work of God to commence.
Call to prayer for mission activities
CMS-Africa produces this weekly prayer bulletin that is widely shared amongst mission circles in Africa and abroad every Tuesday. This is in line with CMS-Africa goal of creating a network of prayer warriors across the globe who champion mission and Christian ministry issues.
We are thus requesting you to kindly share your needs for prayer on a weekly basis for inclusion in our Prayer Circle. This could range from planned mission activities to special events, ongoing projects and functions that you may be involved in across the continent and beyond.
IMPORTANT! We observe confidentiality and ensure that only relevant information is shared.
The Prayer Circle is a product of CMS-Africa. The staff invites you to send in prayer requests and also join in praying for God’s mission in the world.