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Pray With Purpose This November


Written by Plant With Purpose on November 6, 2014 in Prayer Letter

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In Colossians Paul writes:

We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.

This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.
Colossians 1:3-6

At Plant With Purpose we frequently send up prayers of thanksgiving: thanks for the ways God is changing communities, thanks for the transformation of hearts as they grow in their knowledge of His love and grace, thanks for the supporters who believe in the work of Plant With Purpose and partner with us in financial and prayer support.

During this month of thanksgiving, please join the international Plant With Purpose family in lifting up these praises and prayers.


 

Burundi

We praise God for:

  • The germination and growth of seedlings for upcoming plantings.
  • Providing new leadership for Plant With Purpose Burundi.

We pray for:

  • Growth of seedlings in tree nurseries for the planting season.
  • The continuation of rains during this agriculture season.
  • The upcoming meeting to discuss partnership with IFDC, Actionnaid, and Asareca.
  • Wisdom and energy for the staff as they manage all their responsibilities.

 

Dominican Republic

We praise God for:

  • The positive feedback and results of the 2014 Impact Evaluations.

We pray for:

  • The new church partnerships in the Ozama region.
  • Adequate rains as partnering farmers continue planting trees. Pray also for the growth of seedlings in the Central, Ozama, and Border regions.
  • The community of Hato Viejo as they begin to partner with Plant With Purpose.

 

Haiti

We praise God for:

  • The tremendous campaign where 10,000 chickens were vaccinated.
  • The friendship and respect that exists amongst Plant With Purpose’s staff.

We pray for:

  • Rain to water family farms in Fonds Verrettes. Please pray for these farmers as they are anxious about the growing season.
  • God to continue protecting farmer’s livestock. Farm animals are often a tangible example of their savings.
  • Prompt healing for Mrs. Paulette, our cook in Fonds Verrettes, after she broke her leg in a car accident last month.
  • Wisdom to articulate the method and social impact of Village Savings and Loan Associations in Fonds Verrettes.

 

Mexico

We praise God for:

  • The completion and analysis of the 2014 Impact Evaluations, which will provide feedback on ways to improve the work.
  • The Vision Trip that took place last month. Praise God for His graciousness to all participants and safety while traveling.
  • Trainings and workshops that the staff have participated in which have brought personal and organizational development.

We pray for:

  • Families affected by the storms and hurricanes that hit Mexico in October. 300 communities in Oaxaca were declared to be in a “state of emergency” due to floods, mudslides, landslides, and road closures.
  • Wisdom and guidance in the upcoming strategic planning.
  • The churches and congregations in partnering communities. Please pray that the holistic approach to ministry will continue to grow and bless communities.

 

Tanzania

We praise God for:

  • A successful workshop that took place for church and local institutional leaders.
  • A productive meeting in the same district where two Plant With Purpose staff members presented on program activities with a focus on spiritual renewal.

We pray for:

  • Preparation for the annual group competition, which will take place in January 2015.
  • Program Officer Christi Huizenga’s trip to Tanzania to conduct a strategic planning workshop.
  • A spirit of peace and unity among staff across Plant With Purpose’s partnering countries.
  • New facilitators who are in line with Plant With Purpose Tanzania’s mission to help with the program.

 

Thailand

We praise God for:

  • The fruitful trip to Myanmar (Burma). Pray for the continued partnership with the Mara Evangelical Church in holistic ministry.
  • A successful youth camp on holistic development with 150 people organized by Christian organizations including Plant With Purpose Thailand.
  • A successful team development training for management staff. Pray for the team to become fruitful in their service and ministry in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

We pray for:

  • Plant With Purpose Thailand’s strategic planning in November.
  • The staff visit to the Kham tribe on the border of Thailand and Laos.
  • The political situation in Thailand.

 

USA

We praise God for:

  • The generosity of donors and friends who made the 30th Anniversary Planting Hope Gala a huge success. Funds raised will help support international programs.
  • A fruitful and encouraging Vision Trip to Oaxaca with Village Church and Bay Marin Community Church.

We pray for:

  • Strategic planning taking place across the programs. Please pray for God’s guidance, wisdom, and direction as goals are set for the upcoming years. Pray also for safety as Milmer, Christi, and Bob travel to assist in the planning phase.
  • The right person to fill our staffing need as we look for a new Development Assistant. Pray also for candidates for Plant With Purpose’s spring internship positions.
  • An increase in funding so country programs can meet their current goals and expand to help the needs of more families.

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

 


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