OCC Mid-South (Arkansas, Tennessee & Kentucky) Requests: Pray for the Mid-South goal of 820,001 GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES. NEA GOAL is 11,222. USA goal is 9,500,000. All sending countries together is 12 million shoeboxes!!!
OCC NEA Requests: (Craighead, Clay, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties): This week pray for all our Media Relations Team Members as they try to reach new contacts to cast the vision of OCC and get more people involved and excited about spreading the Gospel through gift-filled shoeboxes!
OCC International Prayer Requests:
- Praise God for The Greatest Journey (12 lesson discipleship program). Pray hearts will be wide open to receive the Gospel through this part of our ministry!
- Pray for tax exemption of shoeboxes in five countries primarily in Africa and South Asia.
- Pray for customs clearance of the sea containers filled with shoebox Gospel Opportunities in eleven countries including Madagascar and three sensitive countries in North Africa, South Asia and East Asia.
- Pray for the TGJ season. Pray the teachers will be equipped to guide the children through the program. Pray the children will hear and understand the Gospel.
Bahamas – Shoebox gifts collected in the United States in 2015 will be delivered to 19,884 children in the Bahamas. Praise God that over 67,892 children have received a shoebox since 2010, when Operation Christmas Child began distributing gifts here. The Bahamas has 324,000 people and is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean. 23% of the population is 14 years old or younger.
- Pray the teams will be united to work effectively throughout the islands.
- For stories from the Bahamas click this link: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/bahamas/
- Pray God will continue to open doors for the strategic outreach events for children who do not have access to the Gospel.
- Pray for the Build a Box Project in Brazil and for all of the details and logistics that come with the project. Pray the volunteers will be passionate about this ministry and committed to seeing children come to faith in Jesus.
- PRAYER REQUESTS FROM MINISTRY PARTNERS IN BRAZIL: Praise God for His provision this past year, Pray God provides the right contacts, who will open the doors of this country to OCC, so that the Brazilian children can hear and respond to the Gospel.
- Pray for the children who will be reached through OCC. Pray His Word remains in them and that they will grow in the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray that God builds this generation of children and youth to live for Him, give perfect praise to His name, and to proclaim His attributes.
- Click here for a video link of Honduras and OCC: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/honduras/#ooid=txM2c3bjrPj18n4eGpiRc-ejqPuesZQ7
- Click here for Honduras OCC Stories: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child-countries/honduras/
- Pray for the TGJ teachers, especially the new ones who were selected and trained this year. Pray God will protect them, keep them healthy, and guide them. Pray God will guard their churches and their jobs as they serve OCC.
- PRAYER REQUESTS FROM MINISTRY PARTNERS IN PARAGUAY: Praise God for His provision this past year. Pray as the team continues to extend OCC into new areas.