PRAY AFRICA PRAY

May 2011

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

PRAYER ALERT

Please pray for Timothy the son of Martin & Shannon Lord of the South Africa Training Centre CYARA.

This is what Shannon wrote:

Timothy was still in severe pain on Friday morning and his temperature was not under control.  Our GP referred him to a Paediatrician who called in a Orthopaedic Surgeon to consult regarding the matter.  He was admitted on Friday Night to hospital.  They suspected Septic Arthritis (layman’s terms not sure of the clinical name).  They could not get conclusive results from the tests or the MRI and thus operated yesterday afternoon.  The fluid and Biopsy taken have been sent away for tests to establish a proper diagnosis but in the mean time they have begun treatment for Septic Arthritis.  They found a cyst on the joint they suspect could have been there prior to the suspected injury.

His leg is now in a cast and they tell me he will be in hospital till they have the diagnostic results which takes three days from Monday.  He is still feverish but the happiest he has been since Tuesday.  The operation relieved the pressure which has greatly reduced the pain.  He seems so well that I think we should be able to take him home but the doctor disagrees because of the intravenous antibiotics required.

Thanks for all the prayers and concern.

YFCI AFRICA OFFICE
Area Director [AD]: Hilary Lewis-Nicol [Melrose]

  • Praise the Lord for good World Leadership meetings in Denver for Hilary. Pray for wisdom for him, as he leads YFC Africa.
  • Glorify God that the Area office is now functional in Ghana. Entrust our need for full time administration staff to the Father.
  • We are grateful for the way the Lord is providing for ministry in Africa. Trust HIM for enough funds and resources to do effective ministry.
  • Thank the Father for committed people serving in YFC all over Africa. Ask the Lord for the salvation and effective discipleship of youth across the continent.

AFRICA LEADERSHIP TEAM [ALT]
Hilary Lewis-Nicol, Jean Baptiste Mugarura, David Kadalie, EJ van As, Josue Akowanou & Koekoes van As

  • Thank the Lord for willing members on the ALT. Ask Him for good health and that these men and woman will have a deep relationship with Jesus and will live a life of obedience to HIM alone.
  • Honour the Father for safe travels and for keeping their loved ones safe in their absence. Continue to present the safety of their loved ones unto God.
  • Trust our Provider for finances enabling them to attend ALT meetings, General Assembly later this year and to visit the nations in their regions, also for safe travels.
  • Rejoice for very effective ALT meetings early last month. Intercede for the ALT for guidance, especially wisdom to implement all that was decided during the last meetings.

TRAINING DEPARTMENT

  • Pray for God’s leading and direction as we look for a suitable person to take over the Training Department.

WEST AFRICA ANGLOPHONE REGION
West Africa Director: Hilary Lewis-Nicol [Melrose]
Prayer coordinator: Bremansu Osa-Andrews

  • Intercede for guidance to do effective pioneering into Togo, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon.
  • Thank God for the work of YFC in the West Africa Region. Ask Him to guide Hilary in his position as Regional Director [RD], especially a person to take over from him.
  • Glorify Jesus that the Lewis-Nicol family settled in well in Ghana. Pray that their work and residence permits will be granted soon.

EAST AFRICA REGION
East Africa Director: Jean Baptiste Mugarura [Marina]

  • Praise the Lord for allowing JB to get a visa for 3 months to the USA. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance for Jean Baptiste as he serves on the International Board of Trustees.
  • Honour the Father for a profitable time for JB in the USA recently. Intercede for wisdom for him to ensure that YFC ministry in the DRC, Southern Sudan and Tanzania is established.
  • Pray that he will be able to help the national programmes to grow in skills and methodologies of youth evangelism.

FRANCOPHONE REGION
Francophone Director: Josue Akowanou [Prisca]

  • The Akowanou family celebrates 10 years of ministry with YFC! Trust Jesus for strength, health, spiritual growth and financial provision for the whole family.
  • Ask God for peace in Niger, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire and pray for protection for ND’s, their staff and families.
  • Submit the need for more open doors for YFC ministry in all the Francophone countries unto the Almighty One.
  • Bring the planned Francophone Conference and Internship Training later this year to the Father.

SOUTHERN REGION [SR]
Southern Region Director: E.J. van As [Koekoes]
Prayer Coordinator: Koekoes van As

  • Honour the Father for lovely ministry opportunities in Southern Africa. Submit the trip to Namibia and Zambia later this month unto God, for safe travels and a fruitful time.
  • Rejoice with us for successful ALT meetings and an effective Pioneer Conference. Pray that we will implement what we’ve heard and agreed to.
  • Praise God for His faithfulness in providing for the SR office. Trust HIM for a full time secretary in the SR office, also for funds to serve the countries well.
  • Appreciate the Everlasting King for committed people serving in the Region. Stand with us in prayer for the ministry of YFC to flourish in all 10 the nations.

EAST INDIAN OCEAN ISLAND REGION
Island Nations Director: David Kadalie [Denise]

  • Praise God for a very successful Pioneer Conference. Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Reunion, Seychelles and Comoros successfully.
  • We are grateful for prayer and financial supporters, for both personal and ministry. Trust our Provider for an outcome to the Kadalies’ computer problems.
  • Glorify Jesus for a great time with Nerina, Ravo & Dickson in Cape Town recently. Intercede for David for guidance regarding his future ministry.
  • Appreciate the Father for the arrival of David’s second book, ‘As a Leader Thinks’. Pray for the sale of this book.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY [GA] 2011

  • We are grateful for the opportunity to gather during GA as a worldwide family in September. Trust our Provider for the necessary funds to enable everyone to attend this very important conference.
  • Pray that the registration process will function well and for clear communication to the nations.
  • Ask the Spirit to give wisdom to the organisers of GA and give the speakers His messages.
  • Praise Jesus for His provision towards GA. Submit everything needed into the Lord’s care.

OPERATION PIONEER
Operation Pioneer is an extensive pioneering effort by Youth for Christ Africa to pioneer 10 countries in the next 5 years and have them ready for chartering with YFC International after 2 years.

  • Pray that an effective YFC ministry will be started in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros & Mayotte, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Reunion, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania/Zanzibar and Togo. Ask our Father to raise nationals up in these countries 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 – Southern Sudan, Madagascar – Comoros/Mayotte and Island Region Office – Seychelles.]
  • We are grateful for funding that already came in for this project. Trust our Provider for more funds to execute pioneering in all 10 countries, trust Him that all 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.
  • Honour the Father for a very effective Pioneer Conference where 57 delegates from all over Africa participated. Submit the implementation of everything learned at this conference unto God.

PROJECT SERVE [PS] TEAMS TO AFRICA

  • Ask the Spirit for guidance for the leaders of PS Canada regarding sending international volunteers.
  • Intercede for Chris Chadwick’s upcoming trip to Southern Africa to be fruitful, also for safe travels and good health.
  • Please pray for YFC Southwestern Ontario PS as they begin to put together a team to serve in Botswana in July 2011, pray that God will bring together the right people and provide the resources to expand His Kingdom.
  • Stand in prayer with PS leaders in the USA & Canada for guidance regarding sending out teams to Africa.
  • Entrust the PS team to Ghana in July into the hands of our Father.

ANGOLA
Graciano Viliengue [Elisabeth]
Carlos Monteiro – Prayer Coordinator

  • Thank God that some of our volunteers got admission to college for further education. Intercede for our National Board to be fully functional.
  • Admire the Father for faithful staff and volunteers. Submit our material and financial needs unto our Father.
  • We are grateful for the opportunities we have currently to bring the Gospel to lost young people. Trust the Lord for good working relations with the local churches and also good cooperation with the parents of our volunteers.
  • Glorify Jesus for meeting the financial needs regarding the National Office. Ask God to give wisdom to all for the upcoming Pastors meeting.

BENIN
Anthelm Souhouin

  • 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.

BOTSWANA
E.J. van As [Koekoes]
Koekoes van As – Prayer Coordinator

  • Praise the Lord for committed staff, volunteers and National Board members. Pray that the Spirit will guide them in their daily tasks, especially a deep relationship with HIM.
  • We are grateful for the faithfulness of our Father and His protection upon us. Ask God for continuous protection upon the YFC properties, buildings, staff homes and vehicles and safe travels for all of us.
  • Thank God for 3 new local staff members who’ve joined our ranks. Trust HIM for a national director, office manager, ‘handy man’ and a financial administrator.
  • Honour our King that we could reach a lot of youth during the holiday programmes of the recent school holidays. Submit these youngsters unto Jesus so that they will grow spiritually.

BURKINA FASO
Paul Kabore [Celestine]

  • Pray that Paul and his team will be able to make YFC an instrument that transforms the young people of their 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 7 board members. Ask our Father for funding to renovate our buildings.
  • 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.

BURUNDI
Freddy Tuyizere [Marie-Josee]
Frederique – Prayer Coordinator

  • Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we in cooperation with Rwanda would be able to pioneer the Democratic Republic of the Congo successfully.
  • Thank the Father for the fully functional library that was put up at the Future Hope School. Stand with us in prayer for the replacement of goods stolen recently during a robbery.
  • Glorify our Provider that the roof of the Vocation Training Centre is on. Intercede for us for wisdom regarding building a secondary school in Karera.
  • Praise Jesus for the building progress on the 7th House of Hope in Gitega. Entrust the funding to complete construction on Noa’s house unto God.

CAMEROON
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 [CAR]

  • 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.

COMOROS
David Kadalie, East Indian Ocean Islands Regional Director

  • Praise Jesus for Madagascar’s willingness to pioneer Comoros. Entrust the pioneering process into God’s hands.
  • The youth of this small nation need our love and care. Ask for wisdom and knowledge for the people who are involve with youth work on this island, for their safety and all their needs.
  • Honour the Father for N’s willingness to start with youth work here. Intercede for him and his family, as they will relocate to the island in September.

COTE D’IVOIRE [IVORY COAST]
Gaudens Gogo
Alcide Gogo [Colette] Prayer Coordinator

  • Recently the YFC office was demolished in political unrest. Trust the Father for peace and stability in this country, also pray for wisdom for political leaders.
  • Thank Jesus for faithful staff and some volunteers working in YFC under very difficult circumstances. Pray that we would be able to do ministry and that the office could be rebuilt.
  • Ask our Provider for safety for staff and volunteers, enough funds for ministry, also personal support for all of us.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Contact person: Roger Vangu [Therese]

  • Praise Jesus for Burundi & Rwanda’s willingness to re-pioneer DRC. Entrust the re-pioneering process into God’s hands.
  • We are grateful for the opportunities in some churches and other organisations. Trust the Spirit to help us to strengthen partnerships with local churches.
  • Praise the Lord for His presence in our ministry. Intercede for Roger as he does his daily tasks, asking for wisdom and for open doors for ministry.
  • Pray for enough funds to run the ministry smoothly.
  • Ask God for more volunteers and full time staff members

ETHIOPIA
Alemtshay Yemane

  • Praise the Lord for encouraging staff and volunteers through Bible study and prayer times. Ask the Spirit to guide YFC-E staff and volunteers, as they pioneer in Debre Ziet, Dessie, Duckem and Debre Berhan.
  • Thank the King of kings for provision of partners and finances to sustain the ministry through fundraising initiatives. Pray for guidance for Board members, staff and volunteers, as they implement their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • We are grateful for the work Fanaye Woldesemayat from New York did in the children’s ministry. Submit our need for a replacement person for her unto God.
  • Honour the Father for fruitful visits from visitors recently. Bring the young people of Ethiopia before the Throne of Grace for justice and righteousness to reign.

THE GAMBIA
Seal Sylvester Jammeh
Therese Jarjam – Prayer Coordinator

  • The schools ministry are growing, praise the Lord for that. Ask Him for more committed volunteers to help us on a weekly basis.
  • We continue to thank Jesus for His support through our donors. Trust Him that the Sewing Centre will be successful.
  • We are grateful that the Operation Hannah prayer movement is doing well. Intercede for the prisoners that we are working with to grow spiritually.
  • Thank the Father for the opportunity to do street evangelism regularly. Submit every person who made a commitment to Jesus for maturity.

GHANA
Patrick Yin Mahama
Bremansu Osa-Andrews – Prayer Coordinator

  • Praise the Almighty One for how far He has brought the ministry in Ghana. Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Togo successfully.
  • Thank God for the newly established YFC programme in Brong Ahafo region. Pray that the visit of the PS team in July will bear much fruit.
  • Admire Jesus for faithful staff and volunteers serving all over Ghana. Trust HIM for good office space to host the National Office.
  • We are grateful that for ongoing computer training to Junior High School students. Stand with us in prayer for the completion of the Training Centre.

GUINEA BISSAU
Jose Augusto Bedeslei [Eugenia]– National Coordinator
Emily Atkins [Jason] – Prayer Coordinator

  • Exalt God that the walls of the House of Prayer are up. Pray that the building would glorify God, safety of the workers and that the construction would be finished before the rains start.
  • Praise the Lord for the 12 students in the discipleship school. Trust Jesus to fill them with His Spirit and prepare them to head back to their villages in a few weeks.
  • Admire Jesus for the start of a new semester in our language school and pray that all the students would clearly understand the Gospel, as it is presented in the classes.

GUINEA CONAKRY
Reuben Tamba Komba – National Coordinator
Mathias Teepa Bumie – Prayer Coordinator

  • Appreciate the King of kings for granting us registration with Government. Continue to ask for a peace and stability in our nation.
  • We are grateful that Reuben is back after a refreshing time at the Pioneer Conference in South Africa. Pray that we would be able to pioneer Equatorial Guinea successfully.
  • Exalt the Lord for the various ministries in schools, churches and communities. Intercede for the choreography team, as they reach youth on a different level.
  • Admire the Father for several children who accepted Christ last month during school ministry. Trust the Spirit for their spiritual growth.

KENYA
Grace Ojiambo [Fred]

  • Honour the Father for committed and willing volunteers working with us. Pray for good health of staff and volunteers.
  • Thank Jesus for journey mercies for Grace & Bosire to and from South Africa and also for teams travelling to various parts of the country. Trust God for the success of major missions and retreats coming up.
  • Glorify God for the new coordinator for Nakuru Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Stand with us in prayer for all funds needed in the different ministries of YFCK.
  • We are thankful for donations towards Taraja Home and Kibera chapter. Pray for physical, spiritual and emotional protection of the youth as they reach out to other youth.
  • Praise the Lord for faithful Board members and committee members. Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Tanzania/ Zanzibar successfully.

LESOTHO
Gert van den Bos – National Director
Delrine Pritiviraj – Prayer Coordinator

  • Rejoice with us as God bestow His favour upon us. Pray that the Buddies in the Buddy programme will be committed to Christ.
  • We are grateful for our Provider’s faithfulness in the midst of difficult situations. Submit the leadership of YFC Lesotho into the hands of God, wisdom for Gert and the Board members, more members to be added and a national to take over from Gert.
  • Thank our Master for good sharing opportunities in local churches. Trust Jesus that we would be able to speak into the lives of many young people during the upcoming SHAPE day.
  • Appreciate the Father that the Street Kids Programme is going good. Bring the Youth Week reunion and the Prayer Night on the 14th unto the Lord.

LIBERIA
Augustine Fredericks – Coordinator [Veronica]
Boniface Kolee [Sinnah] – Prayer Coordinator

  • Thank God for committed National Board members. Trust the Father to bless and guide these men and women as they serve alongside us.
  • Exalt Jesus for faithful staff and volunteers doing youth evangelism. Ask the Spirit for guidance for the students in the SPLASH programme also for the girls in the DAWN programme.
  • Praise the Lord for the fruitful work in the prisons. Submit the Music & Drama evangelistic programmes unto God.
  • We are currently busy with voter’s registration in our country. Start to pray now already for the election in October this year.

MADAGASCAR
Ravoniandro Maharavo Fetra (Ravo) [Lalasoa]
Clement & Sandy Prayer Coordinators

  • Glorify the Father for the fruitful time Ravo & Nerina had in South Africa during the Pioneer Conference and afterwards in Cape Town with supporters. Ask HIM to work in the hearts of the kids in the discipleship groups.
  • We are thankful for the meeting that could take place with the 04 centre directors in Madagascar to look at the future of YFC in the country. We trust the Lord for enough finances for us to attend GA in September.
  • Thank God for the way He is working and blessing our ministries in the schools. Submit the ministry in Ambositra unto God, especially open doors for Mirana.
  • Praise the Lord for committed YFC workers in all the centres. Pray that the work will flourish in all these centres.

MALAWI
Dalitso Matekenya [Neneni]
Collins Machira – Prayer Coordinator

  • Praise God for a few willing and committed volunteers serving faithfully in YFC Malawi. Pray for these volunteers as they are doing ministry and also ask for enough finances to do effective youth ministry.
  • Glorify our Father for some committed National Board members. Ask the Spirit for guidance for the Board regarding staff matters and for more members to be added.
  • Thank Jesus that we are still able to reach youth with our limited resources. Intercede for spiritual growth for the young people we’ve been able to reach recently.
  • Honour the Lord that the literacy classes on Wednesday are going well. Entrust the Mkoko Literacy class unto Jesus for growth.

MALI
Jean Pierre Dabou [Adeline]
Emmanuel Dao – Prayer Coordinator

  • Bring Jean Pierre & Adeline to the Lord for wisdom and pray for guidance for the way forward in ministry.
  • Glorify Jesus for 5 young leaders who are committed to reach youth. Intercede for Mali YFC – for more full time staff, volunteers and resources.
  • Praise the Lord for the freedom to evangelise anywhere even though Christians are a minority group. We have a huge unemployment rate among youth, please pray.

MAURITIUS
Cyril Palan [Monique]
Monique & Vicky – Prayer Coordinators

  • Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Seychelles successfully.
  • Honour God for our National Board members. Trust Him for more commitment and for new members to be added.
  • Glorify the Father for the Youth in Action volunteers. Intercede for them for wisdom as they reach the youth of this island.
  • Thank Jesus for the investment staff and volunteers made in the past. Ask Him for qualified instructors, commitment from students and good programs for the Saturday Music Course.

MOZAMBIQUE
Albert Guambe – Acting National Director
Carlos Pedro Cumbane – Prayer Coordinator

  • Appreciate God for His protection and good health of staff and volunteers. Pray for the protection of all YFC properties and equipment.
  • Glorify the Lord for prayer, financial and other support for YFC Moz. Intercede for the salvation of the youth of Mozambique that God’s love will set them free from all bondage.
  • Praise our Father for some committed and willing National Board members. Trust Him to guide Board members, staff and volunteer as they reach young people.
  • Exalt the Most High for another round of flights by Mercy Air and Helimission to deliver much needed food and supplies to remote flood-isolated villages in Gaza province. Stand with us in prayer for enough finances and resources for YFC Moz’s entire ministry.

NAMIBIA
Stanley Beukes [Desiree]

  • Honour the Lord for another fruitful month. Pray that Jesus will protect our properties and equipment as thieves tried to break in at the Rundu office.
  • Admire the King of kings for His love, care and faithfulness to us. Ask Him for decent accommodation and office space for our staff member in Oshakati, as he is one of the flood victims again this year.
  • Praise the Father for young people studying and obeying His word. Stand with us in prayer for a successful launch of the new Girls Support Club at a nearby school this term.
  • Thank God for His provision of camps at Hodygos training centre. Trust HIM for enough finances to cover all ministry costs.

NIGER
Moussa Hamani Ali [Hadiza]

  • Praise the Lord for 5 National Board of Trustees members. Intercede for them for wisdom and guidance as they serve alongside us.
  • Appreciate the Father for volunteers and staff doing youth ministry. Ask HIM to guide them in such a way that even more youth in Niger will be reached.
  • Trust Jesus for young leaders to be developed for ministry in YFC.

NIGERIA
Bukola Coast Ufeli – National Director
Raymond Lamai [Naomi] – Prayer Coordinator

  • Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Cameroon successfully.
  • Honour God for His provision to YFC Nigeria. Submit the National Leadership Team unto Jesus for direction and unity.
  • We are grateful for active and committed Board members on National and State level. Intercede for these men and women as they devote their time to serve alongside us.
  • Thank God for fruitful football outreach recently. Ask the Lord for effective Leadership seminars to 150 young people at Lafia.
  • Trust the Spirit to guide the leaders of our country to do their very best for the country and it’s citizens.

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Rolf Wiechardt [Liz]
Blessing Mpofu – Prayer Coordinator

  • Exalt God for the lovely Pioneer Conference held at Cyara Training Centre for staff from all over Africa. Intercede for wisdom for national and local Board members.
  • Praise Jesus for the new, daily ‘Christians in Action’ period that YFC Knysna has in one of the nearby schools. Pray that the Department of Social Development will favourably consider our proposal.
  • Honour the Father for all our teams. Intercede for team members to grow spiritually, protection wherever they go and for good reception in schools, churches, etc.
  • We are grateful for a successful Families Matter Programme. Ask the Spirit to allow the families that need to be impacted to connect.
  • Thank our Provider for His provision for the Hope Option Centre in Calitzdorp. Pray for favour with the schools, clinic and churches in Calitzdorp, as we start our new program.

REUNION
Contact person: Jaques Bougalt

  • Praise Jesus for The Regional Office’s willingness to help with the pioneering in Reunion. Entrust the pioneering process into God’s hands.
  • Trust the Spirit to guide Jaques and his team as they strategise about starting an YFC ministry in Reunion.

RODRIGUES ISLAND
National Director: Dickson Azie
Sephora & Debra Prayer Coordinators

  • Pray for wisdom for the staff that wants to help students who have failed in a nearby school.
  • We are grateful for all the volunteers serving with YFC Rodrigues. Trust our Provider for enough finances for ministry; for staff support, a vehicle and a permanent place for an office, also enough money to enable Azie to attend GA later this year.
  • Thank Jesus for willing people serving as Board members. Intercede for them to stay committed and also for additional members.
  • We are grateful for the very fruitful evangelistic outreach last month. Commit all the youth whom we have reached so far this year unto the Lord for spiritual growth.

RWANDA
Jean Baptiste Mugarura [Marina]

  • Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we in cooperation with Burundi would be able to pioneer the Democratic Republic of the Congo successfully.
  • We glorify God for His provision and faithfulness. Trust the Lord for enough funds and resources to do our ministry.
  • Praise the Lord that the first term at Kigali Christian School went very well with nearly 600 students in attendance. Pray that we would be able to sponsor more students and continue to provide lunch for all the students.
  • Honour the Father for 38 students who are doing the 9-month Discipleship and Leadership school. Entrust the YFC family unto God for good health and security in their lives.
  • We are thankful for the schools otreach programme that is going well, 3 additional staff were appointed and 3 extra schools being reached. Stand with us in prayer for the youth of Rwanda to be reached.

SENEGAL
Nino Mendy

  • Praise Jesus for our 3 young leaders reaching youth. Pray for more full time staff and volunteers.
  • We are grateful for some National Board members. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct us to more people who can serve as Board members and who will be committed to the ministry of YFC.
  • Worship the King of kings for a successful Soccer Championship recently. Trust our Father for enough finances and resources to do effective ministry.

SEYSCHELLES

  • Praise Jesus for YFC Mauritius’s willingness to pioneer Seychelles. Entrust the pioneering process into God’s hands.

SIERRA LEONE
Abu S. Conteh [Janet]
Favour Conteh – Prayer Coordinator

  • Appreciate God for new initiatives from staff and volunteers. Trust our Provider for the necessary funds to attend GA in September.
  • Thank Jesus for His faithfulness towards our ministry. Start to pray now already for the organising of the Youth Camp in August.
  • Honour the Father for increasing our ministry outlets. Intercede for us for wisdom to start a Dance and Drama group to reach youth more effectively.
  • Glorify God for the good Jubilee celebrations on the 27th of April. Ask HIM for guidance in planning and executing a Prayerwalk around the city.

SUDAN

  • Glorify the Father for the good elections we had. Pray for wisdom for the political leaders and a spirit of cooperation among the citizens.
  • Praise Jesus for Uganda’s willingness to pioneer Sudan. Entrust the re-pioneering process into God’s hands.

SWAZILAND
National Director: Bongani Dlamini [Khumbuh]
Khumbuh Dlamini – Prayer Coordinator

  • Praise God for some willing volunteers. Ask Him for more volunteers and full time workers and for the necessary funds to run the ministry well.
  • Thank Jesus for a lovely time for Bongani in South Africa last month at the Pioneer Conference. Trust HIM for clear direction and guidance as our ministry plan is rolled out.
  • Glorify the Father for a few committed National Board members. Please continue to pray for more Board members to be added and commitment for all of them.
  • We are grateful for the office space that we could use up to now. Urgently pray with us that we will get other offices, we are left with a few weeks to vacate current premises.

TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR
Ministry coordinator: Pascal Nyulahe [Esther]

  • Praise Jesus for YFC Kenya’s financial input in YFC Tanzania. Entrust the pioneering process of Zanzibar into God’s hands.
  • Glorify the Father for His faithfulness until now. Trust our Provider for everything needed to do effective ministry – laptop, modem, data projector and a photocopier.
  • We are grateful for a few committed National Board members. Ask the Lord to guide and lead these Brethren as they give leadership.
  • Thank God for all ministry opportunities. Intercede for favour, as we need to register with the government of Zanzibar.
  • Stand with us in prayer for full time staff to join so that a thriving ministry can take place in Mwanza, Kigoma and Zanzibar.

TOGO

  • Praise Jesus for Ghana’s willingness to pioneer Togo. Entrust the re-pioneering process into God’s hands.
  • Pray for new leaders for YFC in Togo.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to direct us to the right people who can serve as Board members and ask also for full time staff and volunteers who can work in this harvest field.

UGANDA
Miriam Koote

  • Worship the Most High for safe travels for Miriam and Philip to and from South Africa. Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer southern Sudan successfully.
  • Glorify God that we could reach out to 9 642 youth of whom 3 955 chose Christ as their Saviour and 2 531 committed themselves to abstain from sex until marriage. Trust God that the Operation Hannah Mission in Eastern Uganda will be fruitful.
  • We are grateful that 27 students of the Starfish programme are doing well. Entrust these students to God for spiritual growth.
  • Honour the Faithful One that we could care for 21 pregnant teens of whom 4 gave birth to healthy babies. Pray for normal deliveries for the girls in our care.
  • Appreciate the King of kings for lovely visits by 2 sets of visitors. Ask Jesus for growth of the ministry partnership base.

ZAMBIA
Prayer Coordinator: John Kaniki [Florence]

  • Praise the Lord for committed people serving as National Board members. Intercede for them for wisdom and also ask for new members to be added.
  • Honour God for a few faithful volunteers. Bring the upcoming visit of EJ unto God.
  • We are grateful to the Lord for His provision. Ask HIM for more full time staff members, especially a person who can serve as ND.
  • Glorify the Father for the good marriage course the Stemmets presented in Mpulungu. Pray for enough finances for them to do their ministry, also for personal needs as well as the financial needs of YFC Zambia.

ZIMBABWE
Sheunesu Masuka

  • Glorify Jesus for that we are able to care for 80 children in the Sandra Jones Children’s Village [SJCV]. Trust HIM for the success of the ‘One in a Million’ campaign to fundraise to buy a suitable property that can host the SJCV and the National Office, also for enough funds to cover ministry costs.
  • Appreciate our Father for faithful staff and volunteers working in YFC Zimbabwe under difficult circumstances. Pray for good health to all the children we are working with.
  • Honour the Lord for journey mercies and His faithfulness. Bring the upcoming Pastor’s tea in Bulawayo to the Throne of Grace, good attendance and lasting partnerships.
  • We are grateful that Sam Rowland, a Canadian singer will minister with us later this month. Intercede for fruitful visits to prisons, schools, etc.
  • Ask God for guidance for the political leaders so that we will have lasting stability in Zimbabwe.

Thank you for faithfully praying with us. We appreciate your involvement very much. Through your prayers you are an effective worker in His harvest field.

Greetings in Christ,
Koekoes van As
Africa prayer coordinator

‘A man never knows joy until he gets rightly related to God’ Oswald Chambers