Monday, July 3, 2017

July 2017 Operation Christmas Child Prayer Requests

Mid-South Prayer Focus July Praises:
  • Praise God for the successful relocation of the Mid-South Regional Office from Nashville to Murfreesboro, TN
  • Regional Director Todd Edwards is thankful to God for the uneventful move of his family from Ohio to Tennessee
  • Thank God for the efficacious support provided by staff to volunteers and volunteers to ministry partners
Mid-South Prayer Requests:
  • Hasty Martin as she prepares to step down from her role as Regional Manager for Kentucky
  • New Regional Manager for Kentucky
  • Upcoming Project Leader Workshops in our region
  • Health for our volunteers, for healing, wisdom for doctors treating them and for family members
  • Our Mid-South goal of 850,000 shoebox gifts
  • New Drop off locations
NEA Prayer Requests:
  • New Central Drop off Leader
  • New Area Coordinator
  • Pray for each other on our area team as we all have such busy summers
  • NEA Shoebox Goal for 2017 – 11,550 Gospel Opportunities!!!

East Asia - International Prayer Requests General Prayer Requests each country faces:
  • Wisdom to recruit, select, lead, and develop 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.
Week one of July please pray for Indonesia and Malaysia.  
Indonesia's Requests:
  • Praise God for the successful appeal for tax exemption for all 16 sea containers filled with over 125,000shoebox gifts.
  • Pray the seed sown into the hearts of the children who heard the Gospel at the outreach events will produce much fruit.
  • Pray the oppression Christians are facing in more sensitive areas will not affect the ministry of Operation Christmas Child in the future.
Malaysia's Requests:
  • Praise God for His faithfulness in providing free storage and logistic support for the ministry partners in east Malaysia.
  • Pray God will send more ministry partners who will be good stewards of the shoebox gifts, capable of effectively sharing the Gospel, and faithful in discipling a new generation.
  • Pray for the family of the Church Mobilization Coordinator who recently passed away. Pray for comfort and peace for his wife, their children, and their extended family. 
July 8-14th pray for Myanmar: 
Myanmar's Requests:
  • Praise God for the opportunity for the entire volunteer National Leadership Team to participate in the Global Connect Conference in Orlando, FL.
  • Pray for the new areas where God is going to allow the formation of new volunteer regional leadership teams. 
July 15-21st pray for the Philippines:
Philippines's Prayer Requests:
  • Praise God for the 8,000 ministry partners who participated in outrĂ© ach events this season.
  • Pray every position on the volunteer leadership team will be filled; pray more teams will be formed to reach the far-flung areas of the Philippines.
    Philippines OCC Shoebox Recipient
July 22-31 Pray for Thailand:
Thailand's Requests:
  • Praise God for the new direction of Operation Christmas Child Thailand and its transition to Operation Christmas Child’s International Headquarters’ East Asia leadership team.
  • Pray for the development of new volunteer teams who will be mobilizing prayer and reaching out to ministry partners who will be faithful in sharing the Gospel with the children. 
    OCC Thailand
    OCC Thailand

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