Tuesday, December 1, 2015

OCC December Prayer & Burundi

Keep an eye on OCC’s national Facebook page for a prayer takeover in the month of December! We will be sharing daily prayer requests and praising God for the gospel opportunities collected during National Collection Week.
YOUR PART – share, share, share! As a Prayer Network Partner, we ask that you like, comment, or share these posts. This helps more people be exposed to what we’re doing and allows more people to be involved. Don’t forget to use #praywithOCC on your posts!
Mid-South prayer request:
· Praising God for a wonderful National Collection week and for all of our amazing volunteers!
· Prayers for Mid-South staff who are working in the Charlotte and Dallas PCs over the next several weeks and their families while they are away.
· Prayers for safe travels for volunteers going to serve in the PCs.
· Please pray for several of our Mid-South volunteers who are going dealing with serious health concerns.
· Prayers that all gift filled gospel opportunities will arrive safely to children all over the world.

International Prayer Requests
General Prayer Requests each country faces:
· Wisdom to recruit, select and lead new and/or transitioning volunteer leadership team members.
· Provision of resources to reach their God-sized goals for the current year.

This week our requests are for Burundi. 
Pray for Burundi. It is a mountainous, fertile country in Africa. It has 12 people groups with 25% of them unreached. 27% of the population is Evangelical Christian. Young people and children suffered the brunt of the violence, upheaval and poverty of the last decades. Lift these issues up in prayer:
-The physical needs of children. Around 560,000 children have lost at least one parent, 45% of children under five are undernourished and many thousands suffer from malaria and AIDS. Violence against children is common. Only half of children attend school; but praise God for debt relief, which allows the government to offer free primary education to all children. This should raise enrollment significantly. Pray for the many ministries and government agencies that focus on caring for children and providing them with life opportunities.
· Pray God will bring an end to the political instability.
· Pray for the strength and endurance of the leadership teams. Pray that God will provide more engaged team leaders on each level.
· Pray that more children will participate in The Greatest Journey (TGJ) discipleship program and that God will provide more TGJ teachers and Ministry Partners who are completely engaged in OCC.

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