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Pray With Purpose this February


Written by Plant With Purpose on February 5, 2015 in General, Prayer Letter

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Thank you for supporting Plant With Purpose through prayer. This month we are asking and anticipating big things from our big God. February 22-28 the directors of our six country programs will be in San Diego for the 2015 International Meeting.

As we prepare for this gathering, we invite you to pray for the team’s time together. Director of Field Operations John Mitchell asks:

“Please pray that the International Meeting will be a productive and enjoyable time. The February 22-28 meeting is an important opportunity for leaders of Plant With Purpose and six field programs to deepen a shared understanding of our program and improve how we work together as we move into a new five-year strategic phase of our partnership. We pray for safe travels, good organization, open minds, humility, and fun times together.”

We are grateful to have you join Plant With Purpose’s international family in lifting up these praises and prayers on the first Friday of the month.


 

Burundi

We praise God for:

  • Participation of churches members who planted about 45,000 trees on January 21, 2015 in Nyakazu Watershed. Praise God for the good rains that fell during the time allowing the trees to take root.
  • Commitments from church partners who will partner with us in tree planting projects.

We pray for:

  • Tree planting efforts as we hope to plant about 500,000 additional trees from now until mid-February.
  • Churches to feel more engaged with tree planting this month as we continue to speak with them about these efforts.
  • Peace and security as Plant With Purpose Burundi works in a tense setting as the country moves toward national elections.
  • Safe travels to California for our country director for the International Meeting.
  • Success for a funding proposal submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Burundi.

 

Dominican Republic

We praise God for:

  • Achieving objectives in 2014 and the process of setting new goals for 2015.

We pray for:

  • The adoption and implementation of teaching methods by Bible study leaders, which allow these meetings to be more beneficial to all those involved.
  • Farmers in partnering communities to adopt sustainable agriculture techniques taught by Plant With Purpose.
  • Savings-and-loan groups to have discipline in their meetings and in the implementation of proper procedures.

 

Haiti

We praise God for:

  • The construction of soil-conservation barriers on the hillsides farms during the dry season. Please pray that these structures will stay protected during rains and that they will slow down the erosion of topsoil.

We pray for:

  • Adequate rain during the upcoming planting season.
  • Comfort and healing as staff members are dealing with loss and illnesses within their families.
  • Director Paraison as he travels to the U.S. to participate in the International Meeting. Pray for God to protect him and for a fruitful trip.

 

Mexico

We praise God for:

  • Milmer Martínez’s (Plant With Purpose’s program officer) visit and for his collaboration with Plant With Purpose Mexico in this strategic planning process. We thank the Lord for keeping him safe during his trip.

We pray for:

  • Guidance and wisdom to achieve the goals and objectives set for 2015.
  • Understanding and collaboration across Plant With Purpose programs in this year of planning as we continue to be united in this work.
  • God to continue supplying the necessary resources to sustain this transformational work.
  • The health of the community promoters and their families as some face challenges in their regions.

 

Tanzania

We praise God for:

  • A successful group competition event celebrating the accomplishments from 2014, which was held on January 22, 2015 in the community of Malindi Same.
  • he health of our staff as they begin the new year.
  • The marriage of Zena Chibing’ati, a member of Floresta Tanzania’s management staff, to Mr. Abiudi Kilonzo. May God bless this couple.

We pray for:

  • The upcoming International Meeting in San Diego to be fruitful and successful.
  • Safe travel for all delegates who are traveling to the International Meeting.
  • Health, peace, and harmony for Plant With Purpose and Floresta staff across the partnering countries.
  • Wisdom, creativity, and new ideas as we start preparations for the 2015 group competition.

 

Thailand

We praise God for:

  • His help in 2014 and pray that He will bless 2015.

We pray for:

  • The preparation of the watershed project in Chiang Rai.
  • The pilot project on sustainable upland farming in the Omkoi area.
  • The preparation of a conference on holistic ministry for churches in northern Thailand, which will be in May 2015.
  • The holistic ministry training in Southern Chin state in April 2015.
  • The upland people in northern Thailand who are affected by the land policies of the current government.

 

USA

We praise God for:

  • Safe travels and beneficial meetings for both programs and the development departments.
  • The process of creating a new five-year strategic plan in all six field programs and for the U.S. office in San Diego.
  • Melissa Coy, our new development assistant. Please pray during this time of adjustment and training as she joins the team.

We pray for:

  • The International Meeting. Pray for the details of planning for the meeting. Please pray for safe travels for the international directors and for an enriching time together. The days will be full of conversations, trainings, and planning for the future. With the weight of travel, please pray for the endurance of this team.
  • Executive Director Scott Sabin as he speaks at the Calvin College: Faith and International Development Conference.
  • Conversations and plans to further develop Internal audit procedures for the international programs.

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

 


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