For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16)

Attendees: Breanna and Jocelyn

Father, many of these workers send their children to boarding school; may these parents lean on you for their strength and comfort because You truly understand what it feels like to send Your child away from home. We pray that You give these moms and dads strength to be positive about this step in their kid’s lives. May they show their tears and reality of the pain of separation, and yet also encourage their kids to embrace the opportunities for growth that reside at boarding school. We ask that each of the kids come to a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus. We ask you, Lord, that the parents will get to know the adults caring for their kids (thank you for this INCREDIBLE service!). May they make special, significant memories on vacations. May they get the opportunity to visit their kids during school for special functions. We ask that the kids be involved in their parent’s ministry in some special way. Abba Father, reassure both the parents and children of each other’s love. We plead that You keep the kids safe, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Thank you.

Squeezed between Angola and Mozambique, Zambia is a country of 14 million people where Christianity is widely accepted. Evangelicals have grown from a little under 4% in 1960 to over 25% in 2010. Even though Christian Zambians have held high office, living out a vibrant faith is not commonly seen. A staggering 86% of the population live below the poverty level. We pray that holistic ministries addressing the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Zambia would continue to grow in number and effectiveness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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