OCC Mid-South Requests
· Pray for Connect volunteers and OCC staff as they travel to the Connect Conferences in San Francisco-April 7-9, and Atlanta April 28-30.
· Pray for all Area Coordinators as they lead, equip and encourage their area teams.
· Pray for OCC Mid-South staff as they travel to meet with area teams in our region.
· Pray for Franklin Graham and the Decision America Tour; he will be in Arkansas for a Prayer Rally on April 12, 2016 at Noon on the Capitol Front Steps at 500 Woodlane Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
OCC NEA Requests
· Pray for our NEA Team as we grow our team and look for Relay Centers & Coordinators, new prayer team members, and new donor churches!
· Pray for our goals for shoebox collections for 2016: 11,222 Gospel Opportunities!!!!!
South America is where we will be focusing our prayer this month!
OCC 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.
Guyana Shoebox gifts collected in the United States in 2015 will be delivered to 32,352 children in Guyana. Praise God that over 314,900 children have received a shoebox since 2000, when Operation Christmas Child began distributing gifts here. Guyana has 735 thousand people and is located on the Caribbean coast of South America. 28% of the population is 14 years old or younger.
|Guyana OCC Distribution|
· Pray for the TGJ teacher trainings that are happening across Guyana. Pray the teachers will disciple each child that receives a gift box.
· Pray for the NLT. Pray for their health and strength as they cope with a large amount of work during the distribution period.
Video & Stories from Guyana: https://youtu.be/arqB4I97Y-o http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/guyana/
Panama is just north of Colombia. 40% of Panamanians live in poverty. Shoebox gifts collected in the United States in 2015 will be delivered to 121,320 children in Panama. Praise God that over 1,236,400 children have received a shoebox since 1996, when Operation Christmas Child began distributing gifts here. Panama has 3.6 million people and is the southernmost country of Central America. 27% of the population is 14 years old or younger.
· Pray that OCC will be able to reach all of the indigenous groups safely and without influence from insurgent groups, politicians, and customs that can hinder the work of the Lord.
Video and Stories from Panama: https://youtu.be/KS8wbbV0r60 http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/panama/
|Panama OCC Distribution|
|Paraguay OCC Distribution - The Greatest Gift|
· Pray for Paraguay as the country is dealing with a time of flooding, in which more than 100,000 people have lost their homes and are now living in terrible conditions.
Stories from Paraguay: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/paraguay/
We are so blessed in the U.S.A., please pray about how many Shoebox Gospel Opportunities YOU should pack this year!
Join my Shoebox Challenge!
Join my "Build One With Me" Build A Box Online Challenge: Build One With Me Challenge Link and help me reach my goal by packing your own online boxes today!