Kidcare International Prayer Letter
Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas
Thank God for all Kidcare sponsors, businesses and church partners who use their resources to support those who are vulnerable.
Thank God for a successful Worship Evening celebrated on the 3rd of December and organized by Kidcare in partnership with Christians in Action and True Vine Church. An offering was made and given to Kidcare totaling (as at date) £1667.16
December 2011 Issue
Ephesians 6:18 ‘...praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints’
Dear Saints, Welcome to the December edition of the Kidcare Prayer Letter. Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time out to pray with us. We apologise for not publishing this prayer letter for a while now… since July this year. Much has happened during this time to both pray about and thank God for which you will read in the following pages. God has assured us in His scriptures that ‘in everything by prayer and thanksgiving, we ought to let our requests be made known to Him, and His peace which passes all understanding will keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus’. Philippians 4:6 & 7. His peace is very much needed at this time with all that is happening in the world today. We remember this season, that Jesus the Prince of Peace came to reveal the nature of God. On behalf of the trustees of Kidcare, I pray a peaceful and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year for you, your friends and families. Susie Djan, Director
KIDCARE UK Please Pray. We announce the passing away of our dearly beloved Kidcare Trustee Rosemary Crow on the 27th of November. Please pray for her husband Malcolm and the rest of her family that they will experience the comfort of the Holy Spirit at this time and feel God’s presence in their lives in a very real way. Rosemary battled with cancer for over 9 years. She is now a peace now with the Lord. Please Pray that God’s blessings will flow to all those who give and that God will bring others to support Kidcare. Pray for more fundraising and sponsorship opportunities from the general public and other funding bodies to open up to Kidcare. Please Pray for the success of the +Zone Kidcare children’s ministry as we seek to encourage parents to teach the children the word of God and have fun doing so. Pray for the new TeenSearch group and God’s wisdom and grace for their leader Laurie Gomez, our new +Zone Assistant Leader Kassandra Tomlin and all the hardworking Assistants. Please Pray Kidcare needs to raise an additional £2000 to see its children in Uganda to school next year February.
Thank God for a successful summer BBQ and fair. Although done in a small scale, it was fun and we were able to raise around £600.
‘We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren…’ 2 Thessalonians 1:3
Rosemary Crow in Uganda. Director and Trustee of Kidcare International who passed away on the 27th of November this year. Thank God for her life. She was a great blessing to many in the UK and in Uganda.
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“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” Phil. 4:13 Thank God for all the children in Uganda who managed to finish their S4 and S6 exams (equivalent to our GCSE O levels and A level. Pray that they will be successful and God will help them find new schools/ Colleges or Universities Thank God and pray for the faithful and hardworking Reverend James Bwengye who co-‐ ordinates and looks after over 80 of Kidcare’s children in Uganda as well as oversees the orphanage and the Lubya Community primary school.
UGANDA Please Pray for the success of Christmas camp retreat which is being organised for over 80 Kidcare sponsored children. This programme will aim at discipleship, teaching life skills and praying for all the children. Please Pray for the academic progress of children who are sponsored to school. Many of them struggle with their education and Kidcare in the UK needs to look now at what can be done for children who are consistently failing at school Please Pray for Kidcare partners, Disciples of Christ Ministry, as they seek £6,000 to (continued →)
buy a plot of land to expand their primary school. Please Pray for Milly Nanano who has gone missing on her way to school. Pray that she will be found. Also pray for Veronica Nambi whose University exam paper has gone missing and she will now have to resit her final year again Please Pray also for a little boy who has been taken away from the Kidcare home under suspicious circumstances. Pray that those who took him away will bring him back safe and well. Please Pray for Rev. James Bwengye as his son gets married in January 2012. Pray for God’s provision and blessings for the marriage.
ZIMBABWE Thank God for the work of Kidcare Partner Father Arnold in the Catholic Diocese of Mutare, and his work with very poor children in the Tanda communal areas and other remote areas in Mutare. Pray for God’s wisdom for him and provision of resources. Pray for the 10 children Kidcare sponsor to school, that God will make provision for them and that they will be able to manage with the school work. Thank God for the finances received from Nourriture du Monde in partnership with Kidcare to renovate school Children in a school in a village in the Tanda Communal Area, Zimbabwe buildings and buy chairs and desks in two remote schools in the Tanda Communal areas. Thank God for the work of Kidcare’s partner Dr Farai (National Operations Director of Scripture Union), and Scripture Union in Zimbabwe. Pray for God’s continual provision for Scripture Union. They are currently facing a great need in funding which currently affects the administration of the organisation and much of their work to young children. Please Pray for God’s provision for Dr. Farai’s work with street children under Africa Street Youth Ministry (ASYM). He currently has a half way home which is bringing in children who live on the street to live with a foster carer. Pray for the success of this project.
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Please Pray For Pakistan’s children, poverty means so much more than just lacking material things. It means they are more likely to find themselves working than thriving in the classroom. Thank God for moneys donated towards a sewing project for widows and very poor women. Please pray for Mercy and Labin Taj (leaders of the church in Pakistan) as they manage this project in Pakistan. Please Pray for one of the sponsored children,
Solomon’s younger brother Benny whose arm has been broken in three parts when he put his hand in the washing machine while it was spinning. •
Please Pray for more sponsors to support Kidcare to help poor children in Pakistan go to school.
Please Pray for peace in Pakistan and for the many Christian families who are living under fear of persecution.
Pastor Labin and Mercy Taj, Kidcare coordinators, Pakistan
PHILIPPINES Please Pray We announce the passing away of
Bonifacio Sembran who was Kidcare’s coordinator in the Philippines. Please Pray especially for his wife Odette and the family Pray for God’s comfort and peace at this time. Please Pray for Joshua, his eldest son who has taken up the work of his father in ministry in Please Pray for the churches in Philippines Pastor Boni assisted in planting, his ministry to poor pastors and their families, the bible school he led, the projects for the poor and the children’s home. Please Pray that these ministries will continue to flourish and pray for Joshua’s management and leadership of all this. Pray that God will continue to oversee this work. Thank God for Reverend Ray Djan’s safe trip to the Philippines and back to the UK to be with the family at this time. Thank God that it was a fruitful trip where they were very comforted and strengthened by his presence.
Thank God. By the grace of God all our children are keeping well. In Orissa also we opened an orphanage with 16 children. They all came from deep poverty, most of them are pure orphan and few are semi orphans. Please Pray for all children in both homes in Kerala and Orissa. This year, they celebrated “Children’s Day” on September 25th. Most of the children do not know when their birthday is, so we celebrate all our children’s birthday on this day. That day various children’s programs were conducted and special feast were arranged. They really enjoyed this day. The years program was special because children who had lived in the home previously came and they testified that their life in the home changed them and some are working in multinational companies, some became pastors, some are doing higher studies, even some of our girls got married. Thank God for all the sponsors who helped them years before to get education and meet their needs. Surely what is being sowed in this fertile land will bring forth Harvest-‐ the Lord’s reward will be upon you. Please Pray We need more sponsors for these children. Sponsorship is £20 a month. Please Pray for the orphanage and Bible College:-‐ Instead of fire wood, we need gas stoves and we need to renovate the kitchen at the cost of £2300
Children of Rose of Sharon Orphanage, India
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Thank God for Naa Adei Boateng health. She has had a major breakthrough health wise but needs to recover her strength and vitality. Please Pray for Naa Adei, for God’s wisdom, peace, strength and direction as she manages and oversees this work in Ghana. Please Pray for Madame Emelia Amegashie, the mother of the children’s home, that God will give her the grace to bring these children up.
Thank God for the House of Bread feeding project led by Rebecca and Timothy Faustino. Please Pray for God’s blessings on this couple as they feed poor children in the township 3 times a week. Please Pray for the health of Timothy.
GHANA S. AFRICA
Thank God for the Emmanuel Disability Project in Tigane Township in Hartsbeesfontein. Thank God for provision of land given to the coordinator Sophia Tay for this project.
Please Pray for new Kidcare Sponsor a child
to school program that currently has over 15 children being sponsored to school. Please Pray for the success of this project
Please Pray that Kidcare will be able to raise
a salary for a part time administrator. Please Pray that God leads those whom we
Please Pray that God will give resources so that this project can Build a fence to secure the land, Build shelters or classroom blocks to house these children, Provide a minibus so that Sophia can transport these disabled children from their homes to the centre and back.
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need to care for into the home. Please Pray for the Trustees of Kidcare
Ghana. Pray for God’s grace, mercy and provision to cover them.
Please Pray for Kidcare’s partners in South Africa, Grace Life church and the leaders of this church
Thank God for His provision for these children.
Please Pray that the church will remain strong in its vision to be a witness in its community.
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Please Pray for unity in the church amongst its members and the growth of a multi racial, word based, spirit filled church.
Please Pray for its leaders and the leaders who oversee Kidcare namely Pastor Paul Heine and Pastor Morgan Mahlaulo and the administrators Shirley van der Merwe and Debbie.
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Psalm 41:1 ‘Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble’
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