Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August OCC Prayer week 1

August 4 – 7, 2015 is the international Africa Connect Conference where over 170 volunteers will be traveling from across the region to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Pray that volunteers will come with open hearts to be encouraged and inspired to further the Gospel to children in their countries. Join us in prayer that God will: 
1. Encourage volunteers in their walk with the Lord and be equipped to do the work of the OCC ministry in 2015 & beyond.
2. Mobilize teams across the region to meet their 2016 distribution goals of 3.8 Million Gift Boxes and 1.2 Million TGJ.
3. Pray also for Conference Support Team.
4. Pray for Conference Speakers. 

A little History: This region has grown significantly in the last few years where over 25,664,505 Gospel Opportunities have been distributed, 1,274,601  children have participated in The Greatest Journey with over 587,358 reported decisions for Christ.

Our Regional Prayer Requests for OCC Mid-South are: 
1. Pray for God to provide new churches to partner with us as drop-off locations in 2015.
2. Continue to pray for God to call the right candidate to fill the role as Regional Manager in the Arkansas area.
3. Pray for the health of Mid-South volunteers. Many are dealing with serious health concerns.
4. Pray for Area Coordinators and Ministry Coordinators as they lead area teams and pray for unity among the teams.
5. Pray for the Mid-South Shoebox Goal of 737,500!!
6. August 5 - Quarterly Day of Prayer and Fasting - join us as we ask our Heavenly Father to work in the hearts of the children impacted by war, poverty, famine, disease, and exploitation that they may know Jesus.

NEA Area Team Prayer Requests:
1. NEA Goal 10,200 Shoeboxes
2. Saturday, September 10th, Alina Massey, from Romania, will be speaking at First Free Will Baptist Church in Jonesboro, 5407 Stadium Blvd, sharing her full-circle story!  Be in prayer for her and come hear how a simple shoebox gift made an eternal difference in her life!

Global OCC requests this week are to be in prayer for Burkina Faso and Cameroon.  Specific requests are below:
Burkina Faso
1. Pray for the political situation and a good end for the transition in Burkina Faso.
2.  Pray for a successful national volunteer leadership training this year.
3. Pray for the impact of the ministry in the three new regions.

1. Pray God will bring peace to Cameroon so that the country won’t be destabilized by outside forces who stop the advancement of the Kingdom of God.

Thank You for your prayers. 

"The prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results" James 5:16
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