Jubilee Initiative – Prayer Update

We have just got back from an excellent Sunday evening prayer meeting at JCC with around 50 of us praying and prophesying for those that are involved with community activities. It was a great time and a reminder that our social action forms one aspect of our mission as a church – the political – alongside the personal salvation and demonstration of the power of the Kingdom.

As promised, here are a few additional pointers for your ongoing prayer and thanksgiving:

Prison Fellowship:

Pray for the ongoing growth of the ministry at Lewes Prison, and particularly that the team are granted continued access to the wings on a Monday evening and for the next Sycamore Tree (victim awareness) course which commences on 8th June 2015.

Pray for continued favour with the Prison Governor, staff and chaplaincy.

Pray also that our new initiative with Clean Sheet, working to support offenders into employment will get traction and that the Clean Sheet team will have sufficient funding to develop the work.

Street Pastors:

We give thanks for all the results we have seen from our prayers in recent weeks, and for the specific individuals that the teams meet with on Saturday evenings when they are in town.

We are thankful also that many of the team who had not been able to patrol for various reasons over the last 6- 9 months are now back on the rota.

Pray for continued enthusiasm for the regulars. But also for more to join the patrol team and more prayer supporters at the base on a Saturday evening.

Foodbank:

The Foodbank give thanks for the ongoing generosity of local people in giving food, finance and for the time the volunteers give.

Please pray that those in need would be freed up to accept the help they need, be that overcoming feelings of shame, guilt, embarrassment or very practically in terms of hearing about the Foodbank and accessing the service.

Please also pray for wisdom for the team who are looking for direction as to how they can expand to fill any related need in/around EG – often the need for food parcels is just a symptom of other issues that people are experiencing.

Foundations for Farming:

Over recent months the Ebenezer College in Zimbabwe that teaches Local farming, leadership and Biblical truth has been under consistent threat of closure as a result of the ongoing land redistribution policies pursued by the government.

We thank God that after much prayer, the decision to reclaim the land and close the work at Ebenezer has been reversed, and the work of Foundations for Farming in the rural communities of Matabeleland has, in the process, gained a huge amount of awareness and profile.

The farm has also come under physical attack, as a recent storm collapsed a chicken building on top of 10,000 recently acquired chicks, but miraculously only 88 were lost.

Please pray for the growth of this amazing work that is transforming the lives of many communities in Zimbabwe

 

Do feel free to chat to Dave and Ann about these or any other of our Jubilee Initiatives

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