Monday, March 6, 2017

Pray with Operation Christmas Child March 8-14th

March 2017 Week 2 Pray with OCC March 8-14th we are praying for the Middle East, North Africa, Russia, Europe, Central Asia (RECA), and South Asia.
  • Praise God for the 38 countries that have received shoeboxes and volunteer teams who are now working diligently through Outreach Events to share the Good News with over 5.7 million children.  
  • Pray for the children who are just beginning to hear more about Jesus through The Greatest Journey after receiving their shoebox.  
  • Pray for the over 2 million shoeboxes still en route on ships to children in 20 countries.  
  • Pray for tax exemption of shoeboxes in 15 countries.  
  • Praise for customs clearance of sea containers filled with shoebox Gospel Opportunities in 18 countries.
NEA Requests: 
  • Pray as we seek the Lord’s direction for the next Area Coordinator for our team. 
  • Pray for a new Collection Center Coordinator (central drop off leader) - hopefully within First Free Will Baptist Church in Jonesboro so we can keep the same Collection Center (Central Drop-Off Location).
Mid-South Requests: 
  • The Lord to raise up key leaders for multiple developing teams. 
  • A smooth upcoming re-commitment process for year-round Connect Volunteers. 
  • Provision for volunteers who will be attending the Global Connect Conference in April. 
International Prayer Requests that each country faces:

  • Wisdom to recruit, select and lead new and/or transitioning volunteer leadership team members. 
  • Provision of resources and the person who leads this area so they are able to reach their God-sized goals for the current year.
Middle East and North Africa:

  1. Pray for the tax exemption process that, in the coming months, children in our country would have an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. 
  2. Pray for the Ministry Partners who were trained and are excited to receive gift boxes for the first time. 
  3. Pray for the children and the partners who will be ministering to them this season. 
Russia, Europe and Central Asia
  1. Pray the Ministry Partners will be able to reach children with the OCC gifts and Good News in remote areas.  
  2. Pray God will give grace to believers in the eyes of the government officials so that the latter will not create problems for the volunteer National Leadership Teams and Ministry Partners. 
South Asia
  1. Pray for the provision of good partners in areas that are greatly affected by insurgent groups. Pray for wisdom, guidance, and protection as the teams seek these new Ministry Partners. 
  2. Pray for God’s mercy and favor as the team searches for the right candidate to support the ministry in an area inhabited by an unreached people group.

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