Wisdom for projects: Please pray for the Starfish teams in the UK and Malawi as they wrestle with the impact that the coronavirus is likely to have on the work of the charity. Fundraising events in the UK are already being cancelled or postponed, with the effect of decreased income for this year. Projects such as Bible Explorer in Malawi, have already been affected as the schools and nurseries have been closed. Please pray for wisdom in deploying staff onto other projects.
Glad Tidings Orphan Care: Thank God for all the donations which are given to the Glad Tidings Orphan Care centre to enable the work of caring for the children on a daily basis to continue. Pray for the staff and nursery school teachers as they educate the children. Thank God also that the health clinic construction is nearly completed. Pray that it will help many people to access medical help in the community when it opens in 2020. Thank God for the ambulance as it is already providing a valuable service to those in the community.
Orchard blesses Glad Tidings Orphan Care: Starfish has created an orchard of fruit trees that will benefit the community of Glad Tidings Orphan Care, as well as local primary schools. The fruit supplements diets and the community is educated about the nutritional importance of including fruit, fibre, and vegetables in their diet. Pray that the fruit trees grow without being damaged by disease. Pray for well-wishers to help build a brick wall around the Orchard.
Bible Explorer (BX) programme teaching: We ask for God's favour and protection in this coming academic year for our secondary school student sponsorship; and for good outcomes to staff changes. Pray for the Bible Explorer (BX) programme teaching the Bible to children in school, for spiritual growth in the lives of all BX presenters, and for their good health. Pray also for the expansion of this programme in schools in the Matenje zone, where ten schools are expected to be added this year, and that in the Glad Tidings Orphan Care the nursery school children would excel in their education.