Prayer legitimates everything that we do. As missionaries, we are faced with challenges everyday while serving the people we are called to reach. The Lord has sent us, but we can’t do anything without prayer going before us. WE ABSOLUTELY NEED YOUR PRAYER SUPPORT! Our hope is that this page will help to connect our hearts, unite our focus, and serve as a catalyst for a major breakthrough in South Africa and around the world.
Nicole—please pray that I would have wisdom, and that the Lord would help me to know and follow his heart with my life and with this ministry. Please also pray that the Lord would see to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the staff, children, and me.
Michael—please pray that my focus stays on God more than on ministry and that my relationship with the children of South Africa would serve to help them draw closer to Him.
Children—please pray that all of the children will grow in their relationship with the Lord and that others will have a personal encounter to accept Jesus as their Savior. Also pray that the boarding students will remain focused on their work and will be able to handle the difficulties that come with living in a new environment.
Ministry—as always we would so appreciate your prayers in the following areas.
- We need other people to join us in our efforts in South Africa. We would love for people to come as short-term missionaries, but we also need those who are willing to make a longer commitment of at least one year to help us with the work. It is definitely more than what two people can do alone!
- We need greater financial support. Please pray that people and churches will respond to the vision of this work and partner with us in our efforts.
- We need wisdom in our choices. We are in the process of making decisions about where the ministry is going next. As there are so many options, as well as distractions, we need prayer for clarity that we know the right choices to make.
- Pray for our future work, Goshen Preparatory School.
South Africa and the African Continent—one of the greatest challenges facing Africans today is the crisis with HIV/AIDS. South Africa has the most HIV/AIDS cases in the world and eight of the top ten infected countries are in Africa. Please pray for awareness and behavior modification, treatments more widely available, and hearts to turn to the Lord in the midst of this terrifying disease. Please pray for the Ebola crisis that is striking the people of West Africa. They need our prayers now more than ever.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” We see the fruit of God’s work in these children’s lives so vividly before us. We know that the Lord will equip us to handle them. We also thank you for your continued support, knowing that God is using all of us to fulfill His will in this country. God bless!