Prayer Focus - Tearfund
Season after season of little or no rainfall has left much of East Africa facing terrible drought, with repeated crop failures, water scarcity, poor harvests, depleted livestock reserves, and poor sanitation and hygiene.
by the UN as the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World
church mobilised and hope is being restored
to men, women and children across South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the East Africa Crisis Appeal raised an incredible £4,156,076*. Working through local Christian partners, so far your support is making a big impact and lives are being saved.
and her 4-month-old daughter were severely malnourished when they
arrived at a Tearfund feeding centre in South Sudan. They were
immediately registered for treatment and were given life-saving
‘I thank God for this help from Tearfund and all the people in the UK,’ says Mary.
Praise God for the generosity of our supporters, and for the commitment of Tearfund staff and partners. Pray that the international community will continue to look upon East Africa with compassion.
Pray for wisdom for those developing and implementing emergency relief programmes. Pray for our country teams and partners; and for individuals and communities to be strengthened as a result of these programmes.
Lift up those who have been affected by the current drought and famine; for those who have been displaced, as well as those who have remained and are now struggling to survive.
With your help we have managed to reach 77,845 men, women and children,
47,128 emergency food distributions 26,487 helped with hygiene and sanitation projects 2,800 families have received seeds and tools for crops 1,430 children under 5, pregnant and breast feeding mothers received nutrition treatment
With every blessing, Tearfund
Thank you for your support and faithful prayers.
Also please pray;-
For St. Mary’s – for all the summer visitors to the church to experience God’s peace and presence
For the continued fund raising for the church tower repairs
For those unable to physically get to Church now to know God’s encouragement.
For the town – For School pupils and teaching staff, keep them safe, and be refreshed and ready for a new term in September
For pupils awaiting exam results and seeking further study options and employment.
I'll cherish the here and now
Not worry way ahead,
But delight in each new moment
Of this day instead
I won't scan far horizon
Searching for the rain
but enjoy the present sunny skies,
Then I will surely gain
Strength from being happy,
Joy from being glad,
To cheer me like a sunbeam
If I feel down or sad.
I'll leave to God the future,
Trust Him all the way
And thank Him for each precious hour
He's given me this day!