Volunteers praying at a support group for disabled children"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

These words from Jeremiah really resonate with us at the moment. In many ways, the last 18 months or so could be described as a drought - especially with the difficulties and limitations COVID has imposed on us. But we have still seen God's faithfulness and provision: he has enabled our overseas partners to continue serving vulnerable children, and we have seen lives changed, by his grace. So we pray with thankfulness for what God has done and expectation for what he will do next. Our confidence is in him. 

Please pray with us. A few current prayer points are below. You can also sign up for our quarterly prayer diary, or to become a prayer partner and receive ad hoc prayer requests by email. Contact us to get started.

 

Latest prayer points

Please remember BCT and our partners within your personal prayer times or your regular prayer group. Below are some fresh points for prayer:

  • COVID has triggered a hunger crisis brought on by the economic shock of the pandemic’s restrictions and lockdowns. It’s estimated that at least 155 million people worldwide are experiencing ‘acute food insecurity at crisis level or worse’ (Global Network Against Food Crises). Conflict and climate change are exacerbating hunger in many regions. Please pray for a dramatic improvement in food supplies for the millions of people affected. Pray particularly that our resource 'Let's Grow!' will make a difference to malnutrition and food insecurity.
  • It has been a very difficult time for Zambia with recent unrest in the run-up to presidential elections in August and the continuing COVID crisis. Please pray for God’s healing in and over the land. Thank God that the country is more peaceful, that COVID cases are declining (at the time of writing) and that schools have reopened.
  • Wukwashi has been developing and trialing a new model of supporting children and their families. Trained volunteers mentor small numbers of children and their families, making regular contact by phone and home visits. Pray for real fruit from this new approach: parents have been able to share their life experiences and worries more freely. Praise God that these home visits have enabled Wukwashi to better identify the individual needs of the children and the pressures at home: specific children have been receiving food support as a result.

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