Now that first term is wrapping up soon, we have a very solid ministry schedule going at Ciyanjano and we have been able to get a good idea of what programs will look like for the rest of the year. Please pray along with us:
Monday: Kelly leads men's Bible study. Tricia leads ladies' Bible study at our home. Please pray that our staff and visitors would be regular participants and gain a deeper understanding of God's Word and a deeper love for the Word. Pray that we would be good leaders and that the Holy Spirit would work powerfully.
Tuesday: ACTION Zambia Staff meetings every other week. Holly leads Tuesday Bible Club with Alum Champs Happy, Rogers, Abraham, Josephine, and Judy. Please pray for God's will to be done in AZ ministries and especially at Ciyanjano. Pray for strong faith for the Tuesday kids.
Wednesday: Kelly and Holly lead children's ministry meetings and devotionals with our leaders. Holly and leaders get it done at Wednesday Bible Club. Please pray for God to continue to bless our leaders and all the Wednesday kids. Pray that Bible Club kids can be lights for Jesus in this community.
Thursday: Kelly leads new Champs group in the morning along with Holly, Josephine and Happy. Pray that God would take these Champs deeper into his Word and love. Also pray that these new Champs would be sensitive to the Lord's calling - are they being called into children's ministry? Our children's leaders the lead our Teen Bible studies Thursday evening. Please pray for this large group of teen boys and even larger group of teen girls to make sincere commitments to Jesus and learn what it means to have a close relationship to Christ. Also pray that they would pursue holiness and be witnesses to this community.
Friday: Usually different church groups arrive for retreats or camps. Please pray that each and every camp that comes to Ciyanjano would be preaching and teaching the true word of God only! And that all worship and teaching would be glorifying to God. Pray for people to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Pray that Ciyanjano would be a peaceful and comfortable place for them.
Friday is also a day where our children's ministry leaders do home visits to kids and teens from the clubs. Please pray that these visits would be a blessing to kids and their families.
Saturday: Football club meets for football and devotions. Pray for blessing on the leaders and that this would be an effective outreach. Pray that all the boys would come to know the Lord as their personal Saviour.
Sunday: Often camps are leaving on Sundays. Please pray that people can bring new life and truth from God's Word into their daily lives each day. Pray that people are refreshed and committed to God's will for their lives. Also pray for our staff to enjoy a Sabbath rest and to be ready for this new week. And please continue to pray for the safety of our staff here at Ciyanjano and around the city.
Thank you so much for your prayers! In April during the school break we will also be having a number of extra programs, including opportunities for Bible Club kids and Bible study teens to go out into the community in teams to share the gospel. Please pray that they would really shine for the Lord and that many people would hear the good news that Jesus has paid the price for our sins and defeated death for our sakes. Amen!