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PVI@Prayer for April, May and June 2004
‘By His stripes, we are healed.’ 1 Peter 2:24
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UNSUNG HEROES (Serving within South Africa)
The ministry is growing rapidly, and as a result, we will be limiting the PVI@Prayer newsletter to certain project needs. Please look out for our Pictorial Newsletter this next month, which contains in-depth stories from many of our projects.
v Praise for the recovery of a Brazilian baby who underwent heart surgery three weeks ago. The baby will be flown back to Brazil as her mother is serving 10 years for drug smuggling.
v A prisoner who worked in one of the crèches has returned home. Marilyn is assisting her in securing employment.
v A Christian Community has agreed to take in a prisoner who is due to be released in September.
ü Prayer for a prisoner who has returned home and is now experiencing stress in her new environment after six years behind bars.
ü An inmate who is being treated for lung cancer.
ü For the family of a woman who was released 18 months ago and who, sadly, slipped back into her old ways on the Hillbrow Streets. She was murdered there. She was only 35 years old, and had been a Cocaine addict since the age of 13. News of her death has been devastating.
GOD REIGNS INTERNATIONAL CHURCH – Farm Workers - Tzaneen
Pastor Morse and Dr Monica Ndala
v Successful strategic planning weekend held by Ted Carr and Tony Tanner with Pastor Morse and his leadership team on the 16-18th April 2004.
v Strong leadership team and support base for Pastor Morse as he ministers.
ü Finances for a vehicle for transportation of local farm workers to and from church services. Transport currently forms 70% of the monthly running expenses.
ü Artwork materials and stationery for a Children’s ministry (45 children), as well as clothing for the 8-12 year olds.
JANAI CHILDREN’S HOME – Benoni – Abused, Neglected & HIV/AIDS Children
v Praise for a SATS Heart Monitor to check Vuyani’s heart rate donated through PVI to Martin and Kelaine on 26 March 2004.
ü The heart specialist has said that Vuyani may face complications as the left ventricle muscles are weak. Pray that these muscles strengthen and full recovery takes place.
ü Building materials / funds are urgently needed for the extensions to the home. Plans have been approved and building materials such as cement and sand are required for construction to begin.
KHANYISILE KATORUS – Katlehong, Thokoza, Vosloorus, Gauteng – HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Programme of Care
v Presentation of Foetal Heart Monitor from Crosslink International to the Goba Clinic on the 26th March 2004.
v Ongoing prayer for those who have suffered the loss of loved ones.
v Praise for the Evangelical Reformed Church Easter Retreat in Heidelberg which Valerie Merfa attended.
v Praise for God’s protection over Valerie during two armed robberies recently.
v Valerie has purchased a car and insurance has been sponsored. This will allow for a greater number of home visits to patients and grief counselling of the pre-schoolers in three crèches.
v A carpet has been donated for Thabo -Thabang crèche and vitamins have been donated on a regular basis by a UK donor.
v Increased number of home visits by care-givers.
ü Prayer for the care-givers who are a support network for all involved in the project.
ü Prayer for the finalisation of the planning phase of the After-care Centre for orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS.
SIYAKHA / NEHEMIAH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION – Prieska, Northern Cape – Community Upliftment & Skills Training
v Four volunteers who have been accepted into college. Two of the students are studying teaching and two are bettering their business studies.
v Two new converts in the ministry and five more volunteers.
v The newly infected HIV statistics have dropped by 1% in the area due to a focus on abstinence.
v Electricity for the youth centre has now been installed, only leaving a need for furniture.
ü The day-care centre is becoming a financial burden as six parents have stopped paying for their children.
ü The Outreach trip to Johannesburg with Kelly’s home church, Eldorado Park Methodist.
ü Blankets and warm clothes for the soup kitchen this winter.
LEUTLWETSE – ‘Early Childhood Development Centre’ – Hebron, North West Province
v The successful appointment of the building team.
v The building renovations have commenced.
v The safe relocation of the equipment to an interim venue while building is in process.
ü Safe transportation of children to the alternative venue on a daily basis.
ü The health and care of the children.
ü For a little girl in hospital with HIV/AIDS.
ü Wisdom, strength and protection of Veronicah and the volunteer caregivers.
ESHCOL – ‘Place of Refuge for Children’ – Fish Hoek, Cape Town
Graham and Jené Des Fountain
v Amazing donation from Switzerland of a large fridge.
v There was a desperate need for a freezer at the project. This past month not one, but two were donated.
v The continued healing and restoration of children in the home.
ü Prayer for the appointment of a house mother and adequate funding for her salary.
INTEGRATED AGAPE MINISTRIES – Sedgefield, Eastern Cape
Henry and Hailey McCombi and Lydia Makombé
v 30 people added to the congregation as a result of four tent campaigns where the Gospel was preached.
v Eleven new converts were baptised on the 17 April 2004.
v Wonderful leadership training session held on 16 April 2004.
v The youth ministry is doing exceptionally well. The youth were able to sing at the Oudtshoorn Arts Festival recently.
v Lydia Makombé’s feeding scheme is going very well, and food hampers are being provided for those in need.
ü Prayer for one of the youth who completed high school last year, and has a burning desire to go to France to Aupair and further his studies. He needs finances to make this possible. It would be a real encouragement for all the youth in the area.
ü A fax machine, video machine and photocopier are still needed for the ministry.
JERUSALEM MINISTRIES and ‘Children in Crisis’ Centre – Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Derek and Di Darlow
ü Continued development of the Children in Crisis Centre.
v Praise for further funding received as a result of PVI and Unsung Heroes.
SERVANT LEADERS (Serving outside of South Africa)
AYO IPINMOYE – Youth for Christ Nigeria
v For the National Director’s Conference. Pray for safety, adequate funding, flight and accommodation arrangements.
v For strength and wisdom for Ayo and Yetunde as they lead.
ü The hosting of Youth for Christ International Leadership Conference in April.
v Thanks for the prayers during the terrible cyclone season in the Northern part of Madagascar.
v Parts of the ministry have been in operation for the past five years. The local radio station gave coverage of the achievements and a celebration was held.
v The response to the STD/HIV/AIDS life skills programme has been amazing. Discipleship and mentoring of these people has brought forth much fruit.
v A good holiday for the Kadalie family recently.
ü For the loss of life, property and damage during the cyclone season. For the authorities as they deal with the plight of thousands who have suffered great loss.
ü Small team of young leaders are presently on a mission on the East Coast of Madagascar, visiting rural villages, challenging people with the Gospel.
v Praise for the funds to repair two of the vehicles which were simultaneously off the road for a while.
v 60 people who have come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and a miraculous physical aliment healing. 41 people have enrolled in the ‘Bible League’ study programme.
v Children’s clothing donated by churches in South Africa.
v The Harper family have moved into a block house, which has windows and doors with mosquito netting. Nobody in the family has caught malaria since the move.
ü For partnerships with more South African churches to enable the church-planting team to plant four new churches in the Gaza and Inhambane provinces over the next nine months.
ü For those who committed their lives to Christ recently. Prayer that they would not return to witchcraft and traditionalism.
ü Sponsorship urgently needed for food, clothing and school fees for orphans.
ü For finance for teacher training programme and printing Bible teaching manuals and training manuals.
v For the implementation of the ‘True Love Waits’ project in schools. It is hoped that the initiative will be well received and bring about change in young lives.
v For the YFC team that will present the Gospel to a University in the first week of April.
ü Partnership with five churches for new ministry opportunities.
ü Equipment for three new ministry teams: sound systems and a mini bus.
MINISTRY PRAYER NEEDS
v Joanna du Plessis, a volunteer who is assisting with the planning and organisation of events this year.
v Praise for the quality of applicants for Field Operations positions.
v For our Regional Representatives, Tony Tanner (Mpumalanga) Brian Fargher ( Eastern Cape) and Trevor Gray (Western Cape)
ü USA trip in May – Ted, Joy and Lance will be leaving for the USA on 1 May for a month of fundraising and development. Prayer for new partnerships and blessing on existing relationships.
ü Prayer for the administrative costs of the PVI (South Africa) office.
ü Cash in kind items of warm winter clothing and blankets for the projects.
v The USA office setting up a number of meetings for Ted and Lance in May.
ü Continued prayer for Julie Lama recovering from her surgery.
ü For salary support for Julie Lama.
ü For finalisation of 2004 Development Strategy.
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Please continue to remember Vuyani who is recovering slowly from open heart surgery. His condition is vulnerable and we are very concerned about this special little boy.