Pray for our partners
As you pray for our partners, consider the following praises and prayer requests that have been sent to us from our international partners.
Pray that God opens the doors and we can begin to share our transformative work with new people. Please pray for good community participation and a vision to expand environmental stewardship beyond the church and for opportunities to learn by experience
We praise God for the successful tree planting campaign this past February. This year 1,183,208 trees were planted by our savings group members and our partner churches and schools. We were grateful for the support of the local administration. We are also thankful that our National Director Noé has returned home after a successful eye surgery in Belgium. We praise God for a successful operation and we continue to pray for his healing. Please pray for the growth of the trees planted during this silviculture campaign. We ask that God would provide good rain necessary for the survival and growth of the seedlings.
Please pray for the preparation of the 2018-2019 budget. We pray that this year we can impact even more rural communities. Also keep praying for the discussion on Stewardship of Creation that will be held this month. Ask that the Lord can help us to carry it out successfully. Finally, please pray for new communities. Pray that God opens the doors and we can begin to share our transformative work with new people.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
We thank God for our director Birori’s safe travel to the Dominican Republic for the 2018 International Meeting. We also give thanks for the birth of a healthy son to our driver and his wife. Please continue to pray for the security of the country and especially our South Kivu region which has experienced recurring conflict for many years. Soon our staff will visit the Kalimabenge sub-watershed. We hope to gain a clearer understanding of the topography and population dynamics as a potential site of future work.
We seek God's blessing on our initial conservation project to protect five hectares of indigenous church forest surrounding St. Minas. Please pray for good community participation and a vision to expand environmental stewardship beyond the church and for opportunities to learn by experience and advance our preparations for a fully integrated program.
We are thankful for safe travel for our staff members Guy, Dezo, and Dr. Leopold to the Dominican Republic for the 2018 International Meeting. Please pray for a family in the Nan Ravin community group in Cornillon, whose house completely burned down in February. We also pray that the government would spend money wisely and use resources to address poverty in rural areas in particular and in the country in general.
Pray for the community of Oxchuc in Chiapas. Existing conflicts in the area are hindering our work. Upcoming elections in our country which will be held in July. The president of the Republic will be elected along with new legislators. We pray for an atmosphere of peace and tranquility and that God might bless our country through these new authorities. We thank God for our new team members Aldo Reyes, Sandra Aragón, and Antonio Juárez.
We are thankful for a successful dinner gathering for all savings group facilitators. This event was aimed at encouraging each other and celebrating the achievements of last year. Pray for us during recruitment for a new head of Environmental Restoration. We pray that we will find the right person who will support our team in achieving our mission and vision. Please pray also for favorable climatic conditions and rainfall. Rain is expected to start at the end of February. We pray that it will be a blessing to crops and cause no harm.
The meaningful fellowship of the local communities in Huay Lu watershed and the volunteer group from Experience Momentum USA. Together we finished building a check dam, several firebreaks, a latrine, and we fixed the local road. Please pray for the upcoming meeting in northern Laos with local communities from the Lahu tribe. Also please pray for a meeting of local networks, NGOs, and government agencies in Mae Na Wang and Mae Fang watershed in preparation for World Environmental Day and ‘Youth participation in Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.’
We are thankful for Doug Satre’s 10 year anniversary with Plant With Purpose. Doug’s gifts and wisdom continue to bless, grow, and shape Plant With Purpose. We also give praise for our new Development Assistant Sophie Casmano. We welcome Sophie and are grateful to have her skills and gifts on our team. Please pray for our annual planning process. We pray for good judgment in determining the most effective program activities. We pray for wisdom with our development team to best use our resources in order to grow in a way that aligns with God’s will.