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Pray With Purpose this October


Written by Plant With Purpose on October 4, 2012 in General

There are so many great things in the works at Plant With Purpose this month, including preparation for the International Meeting taking place next month in Thailand, the Planting Hope Gala next weekend, and the continuation of our life-changing partnerships and programs.

2 Corinthians 9:10-11 says:

“Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”

Thank you for being generous in your prayers and support of Plant With Purpose. Join us tomorrow, the first Friday of the month, as Plant With Purpose’s international family lifts up our programs in unity. 

Burundi
We praise God for:

  • Technical Director Bob and Africa Program Officer Christi’s safe visit to Burundi.
  • An educational and successful training on watershed management conducted by Bob. Successful evaluation and field visits from the Belgian and United States embassy staff.
  • The success of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) in all of our communities.

We pray for:

  • Our agricultural initiatives for 2013.
  • The upcoming Theology of Work trainings.
  • Safe travels for board members who are traveling to San Diego for the Planting Hope Gala.

Dominican Republic
We praise God for:

  • The establishment of new Bible study groups in churches. Pray that the number of lives changed by these groups will increase.

We pray for:

  • Continued recovery of farms and houses in the communities of Los Pinos, Angel Feliz, and Sabana Real following Tropical Storm Isaac.
  • The eradication of illnesses that started after Tropical Storm Isaac.
  • The establishment of savings groups (VSLAs) in Aguacero and Los Arroyones.
  • The formation of new literacy groups by local churches.

Haiti
We praise God for:

  • A safe and successful quarter.

We pray for:

  • Plant With Purpose Thailand staff who are planning for the November International Meeting and for safe travels for the delegates from all over the world.
  • Our new technician in Acul du Nord, that he understands Plant With Purpose’s philosophy and is able to motivate people to work.
  • Our new office in Port-au-Prince, that it will be a source for new opportunities for the Haiti program.
  • A smooth transition to the VSLA methodology of our microfinance program in the Cornillon and Grande Colline regions.

Mexico
We praise God for:

  • The new VSLA groups that are forming in different communities.
  • The community of La Union as they advance on the work of the dam. We ask God to continue to give wisdom to the families and authorities, and HIs loyalty, care, and provision for the Plant With Purpose Mexico team.

We pray for:

  • The Vision Trip group that will be visiting at the end of October. Pray that their trip will be a blessing for everyone involved.
  • The Plant With Purpose country directors who will be attending the International Meeting in Thailand. Pray that it will be an enriching time together and a blessing to each program. 

Tanzania
We praise God for:

  • The health and energy of the Plant With Purpose Tanzania team. 

We pray for:

  • As the first planting season approaches, pray that the tree planting program will be successful.
  • Adequate rainfall this year, as it has great impact on program implementation and will allow us to achieve our annual goals.
  • The Thailand team as they put together the final touches in preparation for the Plant With Purpose International Meeting.

 

Thailand
We praise God for:

  • The successful training of church leaders and pastors from Myanmar. The leaders and pastors will go back and start holistic ministries in their churches.
  • Better cooperation of Christian organizations in the north of Thailand. Pray that they will continue to promote holistic ministry among local churches.

We pray for:

  • The implementation of Village Savings and Loan Association techniques in our communities.
  • The safety of our field officer as she travels to different communities during the rainy season.
  • The groundwork taking place to be able to target new communities in the north of Thailand.
  • The flooding situation throughout Thailand and a quick recovery for areas where landslides occurred.
  • The preparation for the International Meeting taking place in November of 2012.

USA
We praise God for:

  • Our donors who give of their time, prayers, and finances to support the work of Plant With Purpose. We’re especially grateful for the Gala Committee this month.
  • Corporate partnerships who are generous with their resources. 

We pray for:

  • A successful Planting Hope Gala on October 13. Pray for attendance and generosity of heart as people give towards Plant With Purpose’s international programs.
  • Positive connections during Scott’s visit to Northern California.
  • The details for the International Meeting taking place next month in Thailand.
  • Rich time together as board members from Plant With Purpose Burundi visit.
  • The U.S. board meeting that will be taking place on October 13.  

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


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