Mildenhall Anglican Church

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. 

Described by the UN as the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, the church mobilised and hope is being restored to men, women and children across South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland and Kenya. 

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.

Mary 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 nutritional support. 
‘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!

Marion Cleworth