July 30, 2012
I can’t say enough how comforting it is for our whole team to know that there are people around the world praying for God’s hand in the work of CARE for AIDS. Many of you get our prayer warrior email every month, but I wanted to highlight a few big prayer requests that we have as an organization. We would love your prayers in the coming months as each of these play out!
1. Cornel and Duncan’s trip to the US in October. Our Kenyan Directors are spending several weeks in the States, and for the first time they are bringing their wives along with them! This provides an amazing opportunity for them to connect with old friends and supporters and share their story with new audiences. I love how Cornel and Duncan can share in a way that is so much more compelling than Justin or I can, and we are praying hard for divine appointments for them. Please join us in praying that God opens all of the right doors and gives us wisdom in planning their schedule!
2. Empowerment in Kenya. People often ask me about the most difficult part of our model in Kenya. The answer is easy: economic empowerment. In a country of 60% unemployment, we are constantly looking for new ways to help our clients support their families, and we have a full-time staff person devoted just to this goal! Every family is different, and each one presents its own opportunities and challenges, so we need your prayers for the right opportunities. Along with this, please pray for the overall economic climate in Kenya – inflation, political issues, and climate problems can all make it harder or easier for our clients to grow.
3. Staffing in the US. We are looking to fill a couple of positions on our team in the coming months – an Operations Manager in Atlanta and a fellowship to oversee our college outreach programs. We hope that both of the individuals who step into these roles will help CARE for AIDS to grow for years to come, so we would love your prayers for wisdom in finding and selecting the perfect people. I firmly believe that having the “right people in the right seats on the bus,” to use a Jim Collins term, is a crucial step in moving forward as an organization!
Thanks so much for your prayers – please let us know if there is anything we can lift up in prayer for you in the coming months as well!