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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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PAKSITAN

                                       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

                       

INDIA

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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GHANA

SOUTH AFRICA

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.  

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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.      

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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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