A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to join with us in prayer as Cyclone Fani drew close to the nation of Bangladesh. Today, I’m asking that you continue to stand with us in prayer for the people of Bangladesh.
Please praise God that the impact of the recent cyclone was less than anticipated. Thank Him for successful mass evacuations and for the disaster readiness of Bangladesh and India, which helped to prevent catastrophic damage and harm.
Please also thank God for our local Bangladeshi Christian partners in the field. Thank Him for their faithful dedication to their work. Ask God to help our Christian partners to lean on Him as they work towards poverty alleviation for poor and marginalised communities. Please pray for the effective implementation of the various project activities that our partners facilitate in communities – such as livelihood training, child clubs, skills workshops, and project monitoring. Pray also for the community members that they will learn and grow through participation in these projects. Ask that their lives will continue to be changed for the better through their involvement.
Please ask God for safety on the roads and good health for our partner field staff as they travel to the project communities. And ask God to please give strength and comfort to the families of the sick or injured in community too.
Pray in particular for our Christian partner, Symbiosis, in their upcoming period of transition. Thank God that Symbiosis has become greatly effective in its community development work. Ask Him to have His hand over them, as they continue with their poverty-ending work after Baptist World Aid’s partnership with them finishes later this year.
Finally, please also pray over the children in our Child Sponsorship Program, who are eager to be part of positive change in their communities. Pray that churches participating in this year’s Be Love Sponsorship Sunday celebration would follow God’s call to Be Love.
Thank you again for choosing to partner with us and for your faithful and prayerful support.
At Austin Cove Community Church we are passionate about local, national and international missions.