PRAY AFRICA PRAY

July 2011

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Honour God for a fruitful time for Hilary in the USA last month. Pray for wisdom for him, as he leads YFC Africa.
  • Entrust our need for full time administration staff in the Area office to the Father.

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.
  • Intercede for the ALT for guidance, especially wisdom to implement all that was decided during the last meetings and help them to prepare for the meeting of 23-24 September.

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.
  • Pray that the Lewis-Nicol family’s work and residence permits will be granted soon.

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

  • Appreciate the Holy One for strong ministry across the East Africa Region. Trust Him for improvement in the areas that need it.
  • Rejoice with us for successful trips for JB to Uganda and Burundi last month. Entrust the upcoming trips to Kenya and Tanzania unto our Father.
  • Pray for wisdom for JB as he meets with the two teams from Congo later this month regarding the pioneering work in that country.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance for Jean Baptiste as he serves on the International Board of Trustees.

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 need for full time national workers in Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho & Zambia unto God.
  • Rejoice with us for safe travels for EJ to South Africa and Lesotho during June. Ask God for wisdom for EJ, as he handles the day-to-day tasks of the region.
  • 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. Pray that the ministry of YFC will flourish in all 10 nations.
  • Bring the upcoming Staff Training for SR staff in Namibia in August to our Father.

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

  • Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we would be able to pioneer Reunion, Seychelles and Comoros/Mayotte 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please pray for timely registrations and successful visa applications of our brothers and sisters in countries where USA visa are hard to obtain.

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 two 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.

PROJECT SERVE [PS] TEAMS TO AFRICA

  • Ask the Spirit for guidance for the leaders of PS Canada regarding sending international volunteers.
  • Please pray for a fruitful time, safe travels and good health for the YFC Southwestern Ontario PS team’s trip to Botswana later this month.
  • 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 for some committed National Board members. Intercede for this 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 our financial needs. Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of the youth we are reaching on a regular basis.

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 a lovely visit from a church team from Cape Town. 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]

  • We are grateful for 7 board members. Ask our 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 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 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 funds that came in to complete the Vocational Training Centre and offices in Bujumbura. Trust the Father that we would be able to complete these buildings before the given deadline.
  • Glorify the King of kings for sending Christophe who joined the staff of Cibitoke Homes of Hope. Stand with us in prayer for the replacement of goods stolen recently during a robbery.
  • Praise Jesus for a good retreat for Operation Hannah and Watchmen prayer warriors. Ask our Provider for school sponsorships for needy children.

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

  • Exalt the Prince of Peace for establishing a new government. Trust the HIM for continued 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 after it was demolished in political unrest.
  • Ask our Provider for safety and good health 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 for a good working relationship with these churches.
  • Praise the Lord for His presence in our ministry. Intercede for a fruitful time for Roger as he goes to Kigali [11-14 July] for training with JB Mugarura the RD for Eastern Africa.
  • Pray for the upcoming youth training starting 20 July in Boma in Bas-Congo.
  • Ask God for more volunteers and full time staff members also people who can serve as National Board 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 effective training of 16 new volunteers. Pray with us that these volunteers will help get the good news to many more young people in their city.
  • Commit the outreach of the PS team in July unto our Father.
  • 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 for the beginning of the rainy season and all of the growth that it brings. Pray for the health of all of our staff since the rainy season usually also brings lots of sickness.
  • Praise the Lord for the continued construction of the support structure for the solar power system that will provide power for our youth center. Trust HIM for the continued safety of the workers who are installing the system 2 stories above the ground.
  • 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.
  • Intercede for staff, volunteers and board members to have a deep relationship with our Lord and ask Him for new strategies to reach youth.

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

  • Continue to ask for a peace and stability in our nation, the political climate has been tense since the presidential election last December.
  • 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 in various interdenominational programs.
  • Rejoice with us for the young people who accepted Jesus through our school ministry. Pray that they will continue to avail themselves to discipleship programs permitting them to be rooted in their Christian faith.
  • Honor our Father for willing volunteers working in different ministries. Pray that the Father will strengthen them daily that they will continue to serve as salt and light in their communities.

KENYA
Grace Ojiambo [Fred]

  • Honour the Father for wonderful Operation Hannah rally last month. Ask Jesus for favour with the USA as we apply for visa for GA in September.
  • Thank Jesus for good ministry opening and a lovely opportunity at one of the biggest schools in Nairobi. Trust God for the success of missions trips coming up.
  • Glorify God for new areas of ministry for our Crisis Pregnancy/Rehabilitation centres i.e. Naivasha and Matuu. Stand with us in prayer for all funds needed in the different ministries of YFCK.
  • We are thankful for a safe trip to and from Meru and the meeting with the committee and the training of the team. Pray that we would safely put up the greenhouse we received.
  • 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 for the difference Options Lesotho is making in the lives of young mothers and fathers. Trust Jesus that the upcoming SHAPE Day would be a success.
  • We are grateful for our Provider’s faithfulness. 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 the Buddy program where we reach into prisons. Pray that the Buddies will take it seriously and be committed to Christ.
  • Appreciate the Father for the good work being done at the Youth Centre. Commit our need for finances and a ministry vehicle unto the Lord.

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

  • Thank God for the foundations of the Youth Centre that was laid. Trust the Father with us for the completion of this building.
  • Exalt Jesus for many children helped with our Scholarship programme so that they can return to school. Entrust the funding of this project unto Him.
  • Praise the Lord for the fruitful work being done in the DAWN Girls Club. Intercede for these girls to implement what they’ve learned.
  • 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 Coordinator

  • Extol our Provider for miraculously providing for Ravo’s trip to the USA in September for GA. Ask the Father for a successful National Board Meeting on the 05th of July.
  • Glorify the Lord for the opportunity to minister to 520 kids in Antisirabe at the end of this term. We trust the Lord for a fruitful outreach to a school in Antsirabe on the 13th of this month.
  • Thank God for the open doors in Ambositra and Moramanga. Submit the need for an office in Ambositra unto God.
  • Praise Jesus for the way He is leading our team in Fianarantsoa in their ministries. Pray that the discipleship programmes that are running throughout the holidays will be fruitful.

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 Coordinator

  • Ask the Lord for wisdom and provision so that we in cooperation with the regional office 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 that all our visitors will enjoy a fruitful time with us and that their health will be good.
  • Glorify the Lord for prayer and financial support for YFC Moz. Intercede for the Dickson couple who joined our ranks, that they will adapt easily to the culture and circumstances in Mozambique.
  • 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, also for good health for them and their family members.
  • Exalt the Most High for all the warm clothes that we could give out recently. Stand with us in prayer for the upcoming Youth Camp starting 01 August.

NAMIBIA
Stanley Beukes [Desiree]

  • Honour the Lord for young people interested in the programs of YFC Oshakati. Pray for more volunteers to help in this centre.
  • Admire the King of kings for His continuous protection and care. Trust HIM for enough finances to cover all ministry costs.
  • Praise the Father for renovations done at the Rundu centre. Bring Stanley to the Throne of Grace for guidance, as he leads YFC Namibia and pray that Desiree, his wife’s operation on the 22nd of July would be successful.
  • Thank God for His provision of camps at Hodygos training centre. Ask Jesus to fill the open spaces in July with the right campers.

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 complete healing of the 1-year-old baby of the Accounts Officer in the National Office.
  • 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 newly appointed program manager for the Families Matter Programme that is positively impacting parents and their children in Orange Farm & Poortjie. Intercede for Jacqueline’s family in their difficult time of mourning after she passed away.
  • Thank the Lord for His provision of blankets for the children in the homeless children’s project of Kwazulu-Natal.Pray for open doors in the educational campaign planned with schools in Pietermaritzburg.
  • Honour the Father for lives impacted as the Buyela team visits the Cape Province. Intercede for safety, good health and ready hearts as this team tours Northern & Western Cape.
  • Praise Jesus for the growth in the Options income generating projects in YFC George. Pray for success with two proposals submitted for the Options income generating projects.

REUNION
Contact person: Jacques Bougault

  • 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 Jacques and his team as they strategise about starting an YFC ministry in Reunion.

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

  • 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 the successful Tent Makers Ministry who help youth to become self-sustainable. Trust the Lord for enough funds to do our ministry and for a bigger piece of land outside Kigali.
  • Praise the Lord for a few more sponsors for the students at Kigali Christian School. Pray for more teaching material for the science and technology classes.
  • Honour the Father for a lovely outreach where we reached 4 800 people with the Gospel of whom 43 received Christ as their Saviour and we trained 282 youth pastors from 14 churches. Intercede for these people to stay committed to our Lord.
  • We are thankful that the women in the HIV/AIDS Self Help groups are doing well. Stand with us in prayer for these women to implement what they’ve learned.

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

  • Glorify God for frutiful Leadership Training given to our staff last month. Intercede for the welfare of our staff so that they can do their ministry effectively.
  • Honour the Father for increasing our ministry outlets. Continue to pray for the organising of the Youth Camp in August – funding, prepared hearts and wisdom for leaders and speakers.
  • Appreciate the Almighty One for the training opportunity for our Director of Music in Liberia. Trust our Provider that it will be a fruitful time for him.
  • Ask Jesus for a good working relationship between the Ministry of Education and us.

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 enough funds to run the ministry well.
  • Thank Jesus for His faithful provision. Trust HIM for clear direction and guidance as we reach the youth of our nation.
  • Glorify the Father for a few National Board members. Continue to pray for more members to be added and commitment for all of them.
  • We are grateful for the piece of land allocated to us in Matsapha. Pray with us for a regular donation for office rent.
  • Stand with us in prayer for economical stability in Swaziland.

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, also favour with the government, as we need to register.
  • Glorify the Father for His faithfulness until now. Pray for a fruitful time with the RD, JB Mugarura and Lindsey who will help our performing arts team.
  • We are grateful for a few committed National Board members. Ask the Lord to guide and lead these Brethren as they give leadership especially as JB will be spending time with them.
  • Thank God for all ministry opportunities. Intercede for 2 Muslim boys who joined our soccer team.

TOGO

  • Praise Jesus for Ghana’s willingness to pioneer Togo. Entrust the re-pioneering process into God’s hands so that a thriving ministry can start here.
  • 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 and a fruitful visit of our RD, JB Mugarura. 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 2 188 youth of whom 162 chose Christ as their Saviour and 64 committed themselves to abstain from sex until marriage. Trust God that we would be able to build offices in Kampala and in Eastern Uganda.
  • We are grateful for a good singles Meeting we had last month. Entrust the upcoming mission trip to Kisi in Kenya unto God.
  • Honour the Faithful One that we could care for 18 pregnant teens of whom 7 gave birth to healthy babies. Pray for continued transformation of teenage mothers and young mothers in our care.
  • Appreciate the King of kings for lovely visits by partners in ministry. Ask Jesus for favour with the USA as we apply for visa for GA in September.

ZAMBIA
Prayer Coordinator: John Kaniki [Florence]

  • Praise the Lord for committed people serving as National Board members. Intercede for them for wisdom and ask for new members.
  • 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.
  • Honour God that Mike & Cynthia’s work permits were issued. Pray that the partnership with School of Missions in Mpulungu will bear much fruit.
  • Glorify the Father for the completion of the Stemmet’s house Mpulungu. Trust the Father to keep current volunteers committed and for enough funds for ministry and personal support for all staff & volunteers.

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.
  • Appreciate our Father for faithful staff and volunteers working in YFC Zimbabwe under difficult circumstances. Pray for more staff & volunteers to fill key positions and for strength and good health to the current ministry persons.
  • Honour the Lord for journey mercies and His faithfulness. Ask Jesus for enough funds to do ministry especially much needed staff support and a way possible for us to attend GA.
  • Intercede for Sheunesu for much wisdom and guidance, as he leads YFC Zimbabwe, also pray that the Intern staff who need to go to Namibia will get their passports in time.
  • Trust God for guidance for the political leaders so that we will have lasting stability.

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

‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.’ Milton Berle