Blessed is the woman who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is in the Lord. For she’ll be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
Attendees: Veronica, Terese and Stacey
May God visit these women with grace in their seasons of transitions. We pray that the barren landscape of trial will become the fertile soil for new growth. May our gracious God revive their spirit and restore their laughter. May they find Him in their pain and trust Him in their waiting. May the One who redeems all things meet them powerfully as they journey through a “Land Between” (Manion, Jeff, The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions). We pray that You free them from a spirit of fear.
Father, we lift up Mozambique to You. Thank you for the peace that they’ve had since 1995 after 30 years of war. It is one of the world’s poorest nations. Intense suffering has created spiritual hunger, and we thank you for the congregations of indigenous Christians that have mushroomed over all the country. Illiteracy, lack of Scripture, legalism, syncretism and lack of understanding of biblical repentance, faith and the new birth is widespread. Yet we thank you God that the desire for teaching and help, wisely and tactfully given, is immense. Lord, please direct and bless the teaching of the various seminaries and Bible colleges, as well as the informal training. In Jesus’ name, Amen.