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Pray With Purpose This April


Written by Plant With Purpose on April 3, 2014 in Prayer Letter

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Last month, Plant With Purpose’s San Diego staff actively participated in Friday devotions to realize that we have unexpected resources available to us. Our everyday resources are multiplied when we work together and even more so when we invite the Lord to bless our efforts. With Easter as a reminder, please join us in praying for His abundant resources and saving grace to be evident in the international work of Plant With Purpose.

Please join Plant With Purpose’s international family as we pray together on this first Friday of the month.


Burundi

We praise God for:

  • The work being accomplished this fiscal year.

We pray for:

  • Stability in Burundi as the country heads into election season this fall. Current political turmoil has brought changes in the government. Pray that transitions will be peaceful and that Burundi will continue to thrive.
  • Safe travels and a special time together with donors as they visit in May.
  • The details involved as plans come together for expansion into South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dominican Republic

We praise God for:

  • Christian leaders who share the Gospel during Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) meetings. Pray that God helps them to preach the Word in a clear and effective manner.

We pray for:

  • The handling of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) cash boxes. Pray that God gives wisdom to community leaders so that they implement innovative ways to protect the money.
  • The Lord to direct the team in planning the annual meeting for the general assembly of Plant With Purpose Dominican Republic.
  • God to encourage teachers and children to participate in the environmental education workshops.

Haiti

We praise God for:

  • The beginning of the rainy season in the region of Fonds Verrettes.
  • The women’s group in Fonds Verrettes, which has started saving money.

We pray for:

  • Wisdom for our staff and community leaders so the quality of life for partnering farming families can improve.
  • Comfort for Gesper Claudius, a leader of the community Barye, whose wife recently passed away.
  • Peace and comfort for Colbert’s family. He was a positive leader in the Thoman community who recently passed away.

Mexico

We praise God for:

  • The support from schools that we have seen during the Festival of Values as well as self-esteem workshops with students and parents.
  • The savings-and-loan groups that are ending and restarting the savings cycle. People have seen the positive benefits of this form of saving and are excited to start again.
  • The productive community promoters meeting last month, which was beneficial to all who participated.

We pray for:

  • The program as it becomes established in the communities of Los Altos de Chiapas. Pray that God gives us guidance and wisdom as the program is developed.
  • The workshops on nutrition that will be taking place this year.
  • Our partnering farming families. Pray that God will give them continued strength in their work and increase their ability to change their circumstances.

Tanzania

We praise God for:

  • The good weather, which has been helpful for our tree-planting program.

We pray for:

  • Peace in parliament while the National Constitution reform is taking place.
  • The upcoming tree-planting program and Creation Care week which will both take place prior to Easter.
  • The launch of the organic product sales center in Himo. Pray that it will be a sustainable project and reach its potential.
  • The Marangu farmers who are in the final stages of receiving organic certification for their crops.

Thailand

We praise God for:

  • The training in backyard agriculture at the Plant With Purpose Thailand Center for 35 farmers.
  • The successful meeting with an environmental network made up of 15 leaders from seven communities in Chiang Rai on watershed strategies and creating a management plan.

We pray for:

  • Strategic planning for watershed management with target communities in Chiang Rai.
  • Our women volunteers as they collect information about health issues and oversee community health projects.
  • The organization of staff and community leaders as they increase program capacity to focus on migration and human trafficking.
  • The Creation Care and the Gospel Conference in the Philippines where Plant With Purpose Thailand has been invited to share about the role of Christian organizations in promoting Creation Care through its programs.
  • The Christian organizations in Thailand as they promote holistic ministry and mobilize the local church and their role in community development.
  • The political situation in Thailand as there has been violence and deaths. The situation is unpredictable and further protests are expected.

USA

We praise God for:

  • Our supporters who believe in the mission of Plant With Purpose.
  • The chance to give back to our community as interns and staff had a meaningful workday at the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots Fresh Farm Community Garden.
  • The doors that are opening for our interns as they move on to exciting jobs and new opportunities.

We pray for:

  • Logistics and new contacts at the many upcoming spring events where we will be sharing about Plant With Purpose.
  • Program officer Milmer Martinez’s time in Haiti.
  • Scott Sabin and Doug Satre will be traveling to the east coast for an event in New York and additional meetings. Pray for new relationships to be established.
  • The right candidate to fill the Grant Writer position.
  • Our Director of Field Operations John Mitchell’s family, who is finalizing their Visa process so that they can join him in San Diego.
  • The success of our upcoming spring campaign in raising the funds to plant 200 gardens in Tanzania.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We are deeply grateful for your partnership.

 


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