Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OCC India & Nepal, OCC Around the World

Hello OCC Prayer Warriors! 
Over the next few months, four OCC international volunteer leadership meetings will occur around the world. Pray that volunteers will come with open hearts to be encouraged and inspired to further the Gospel to children in their countries.  Also pray for Nepal. The National Leadership Team of Nepal is made up of an inspiring group of children’s workers. Most of the team members personally care for several orphans. Pray for all affected by the earthquake, for those who have lost loved ones, and for families whose homes have been destroyed. Pray for the Gospel proclamation through shoebox gifts to grow.  
General Prayer Requests Internationally that each country faces is: 
1. Wisdom to recruit, select and lead new and/or transitioning volunteer leadership team members.
2. Provision of resources to reach their God-sized goals for the current year.
Lastly, Spend the remainder of this week praying for India.  
1. Praise God for the training held in three states where 55 volunteers were trained.
2. Praise God for the upcoming Volunteer Discipleship Teacher trainings in Mumbai and Calcutta.
3. Pray for the tax exoneration.
4. Pray God will work in the hearts of the government officials who deal with the exoneration and customs clearance.
5. Pray for the TDW trainings. Pray for the Discipleship Coordinators, trainers, and teachers involved.  TDW is The Discipleship Workbook (same as The Greatest Journey but used in sensitive countries)
6. Pray God will provide the right candidates for the nine teams that will be recruited this season.


Today I have 3 general OCC shoebox prayer requests, then some additional ones to follow. 
OCC prays that more children’s eyes may be opened so that they may turn from darkness to Light and from the power of Satan to God and that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus. 

* Therefore, specifically, we ask you to pray for the children receiving gift-filled shoeboxes that:
1. The enemy does not snatch away the word that was sown and for the eyes of their hearts to be enlightened so they can understand what they heard;
2. When tribulation and persecution arises, the children remain steadfast in God’s word and they would remember the joy they had when they first heard it; and
3. They would present themselves to God as one approved rightly handling the word of truth and that no circumstances would hinder them from becoming abundantly fruitful.
These are powerful prayers for shoebox recipients! 

* NEA OCC requests:
1. We have 1 request from Pocahontas. Misti Stowers has been working hard to bring more churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child.  One church is now on board and several more are meeting about it! Pray they can continue to spread the word about OCC in a compelling way that these other churches will want to get on board with us!  Lift the team up as Misti and others try to reach more churches, which means more boxes, and more Gospel opportunities!!!
2. Lift up Melinda Dixon's mother in prayer. She has been having some health problems with her sodium levels bottoming out and has been in the hospital for several days. She is improving and may be able to go home in a few days but I know Melinda would appreciate the prayers for her family. 

* Lastly, this week continue praying for Nepal, specifically: 
1. Praise God the boxes cleared customs!
2. Praise God for protecting the Ministry Partners during the distributions!
3. Pray for the children involved with The Greatest Journey. 

Thank You for your OCC Prayers!

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. (John 14:1 ESV)