Baptist Global Response
Pray for workers who are going in to help get water established in the camps in South Sudan that are in critical need. Pray for the Lord of the Harvest to raise up resources so that we can get the water to the people. Pray that Sudanese Christians in these camps will share their stories with others and help them find the hope of Christ.
BGR partners are providing aid to 240 families in Central Asia during a drought. Instability in several areas of this province also complicates the situation. Fighting, drought and flash floods force people to move from place to place. “This is a very critical time in the province,” a BGR partner says.
Workers are distributing one bag of rice, one bag of flour and one container of cooking oil to each family to help them survive the winter. This project is being coordinated with other agencies in the area in an attempt to prevent a major humanitarian disaster.
BGR partners ask people to pray for peace in the area. Pray that people who desire to do evil will experience a change of their heart.
Seven Sisters Home, a registered children's home in northeast India, serves girls rescued from sex trafficking and physical abuse. A BGR partner says sex traffickers often target girls from that region because of their East Asian features, fair skin and compliant nature. Since March 2013, 14 girls have found refuge at the home, which provides for their medical, psychological, educational and spiritual needs in a loving family environment. Partners want to see the girls heal and thrive as they transform into independent, successful adults who can reintegrate into their communities and become change agents within the culture.
Pray that those who operate Seven Sisters will be able to recruit qualified, committed Christian staff. Ask for favor with the government and local community and for protection from hostile elements. Pray also that God will provide the financial resources necessary to set up and operate the home for the long-term -- and for wisdom and humility as partners seek to serve God by providing the best possible care for the children at Seven Sisters Home.
Approximately 500 people in South Asia are benefiting from a BGR project that aims to provide relief for survivors of political violence. Partners will give food to 85 families and help 15 families rebuild their homes. One partner says they want to help people who have been unable to work for weeks feel the love of Christ in their lives. Please pray for peace to come to this country. Pray this assistance will speak to hurting hearts about God's love for them.
The daily lunch program optimizes nutrition and growth for these children during their critical years of educational, physical and personal development. “Well-nourished, healthy children have more consistent school attendance, stay in school longer and learn better,” a BGR partner says. Pray for the spiritual and educational success of the school ministries in the Akot area. Ask also that all aspects of LWCT ministries will be pleasing to the eyes of God.