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Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. – Colossians 4:2
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This Month’s Prayer Points
Bangladesh – Rohingya: – Monsoon season has started for Rohingya refugees in the largest refugee camp in the world. Living in tarp houses on the sides of hills with no vegetation, the refugees are vulnerable to the 40 inches of rain forecasted for July. Please pray for the safety and health of these 1 million refugees during this season.
India – Heavy rain has caused at least 18 deaths and triggered massive disruptions in India’s financial capital Mumbai. These erratic climate events are becoming common in India. Please pray that our partners will be able to manage their 2 agriculture projects, to bring hope to tribal communities in the eastern part of the country.
Ethiopia – The end of June saw a failed coup against the newly elected government, sparking political unrest and violent government crackdowns in the North. Please pray that ethnic tensions would subside, and that the peace of God would reign in Ethiopia.
Eastern and Southern Africa – Failed rains across the region are causing another dire season for farmers, resulting in increased food scarcity for over 45 million already vulnerable people. Late and minimal rains have threatened crop yields in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, which many depend on for their livelihoods. Pray that these people will be able to feed their families, and that farmers will learn and apply the climate-smart ‘conservation agriculture’ our partners are teaching.
DR Congo – More than 11 months after an Ebola outbreak was declared in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the viral disease has claimed more than 1,500 lives, infected 2,244 people, and spread across the Uganda border. Thank God more than 147,000 people have now received a highly effective experimental vaccination, but pray for peace as violent attacks on Ebola workers and treatment centres have slowed down the response.
South Sudan – A transitional power-sharing government that would end a five-year war was meant to have been installed in May, but instead has been delayed to November. Although the truce is largely holding, the country remains divided between government and rebel-held areas, which complicates humanitarian access. Pray for the Tearfund food assistance program running till August feeding 1,200 families (about 8,400 people) to get them through till harvest season. Thank God for the funding that came in to help from our donors.
Our Kenyan Partner, Fahili – Pray for our partner Fadhili as they are trained to expand upon successful savings groups to include rural farm development, as the area they work in is in need of improved agriculture practices.
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