Prayer diary from September 2017

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Friday, 01 September 2017

KENYA: Kajiado Diocese
Pray for the clergy training seminar currently taking place for 80 deacons, full-time evangelists and key leaders at the Resource Centre and Guest House in Kajiado. Invite God’s blessing on those providing teaching: Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Bishop Gaddiel and Canon Dr Maurice Elliott from the Church of Ireland Theological Institute.

Saturday, 02 September 2017

KENYA: Kajiado Diocese
Please pray for rain, as Kajiado has been suffering severe drought leading to hunger, scorched crops and significant loss of livestock. Pray for those suffering the impact of famine and for wisdom for the Church as it responds to those in need.

Sunday, 03 September 2017

SHORT-TERM EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS AND PARTNER VISITS
Rev Canon Dr. Maurice Elliott (Director of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute) is currently undertaking a partner visit to Kajiado Diocese, Kenya to provide clergy leadership training. Pray for protection and safety over Maurice, and that his time in Kenya will bear much fruit.

Monday, 04 September 2017

SHORT-TERM EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS AND PARTNER VISITS
Pray for Emma Lougheed (Belfast City Vineyard), who recently started an eight-month STEP at Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda, assisting the Bakers as they prepare Lana for primary school in Northern Ireland in 2018. Pray for God’s protection and ask that Emma would develop good relationships. Pray too for her input to the local nursery school.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017

SHORT-TERM EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS AND PARTNER VISITS
Pray for Andrea Givans (Ballinderry Parish, Cookstown) as she prepares for a 10-week STEP in the Diocese of Madi West Nile, Uganda, beginning at the end of September. Pray that Andrea’s placement will bear fruit in the lives of the young women she will work alongside.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

SHORT-TERM EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS AND PARTNER VISITS
Pray for Canon James Carson (St Michael’s and St Stephens, Belfast) as he visits Kajiado Diocese, Kenya from 24th November to 6th December. As well as engaging with church life in the diocese, Jim will attend the 7th anniversary celebrations for Bishop Gaddiel’s appointment. Pray that it will be a time of encouragement and blessing.

Thursday, 07 September 2017

IRELAND : The Wilson Family (Final Home Assignment)
Thank God for how well Gideon has settled in to school and to life in Northern Ireland so far. Please continue to pray as he processes the changes of the past year and puts down his own roots.

Friday, 08 September 2017

IRELAND: The Wilson Family (Final Home Assignment)
Denise is undertaking a lay readers’ course. Pray for her as she grapples with formal studying and essay writing, after many fallow years. Pray too that the course would be a preparation for what she should do next.

Saturday, 09 September 2017

IRELAND: The Wilson Family (Final Home Assignment)
Rory has exams in September and October to enable him to return to work in General Practice. Pray for him as he works through past papers and exam techniques and for his subsequent supervised placement.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

NEPAL: The Zimmerman Family
Mark has been helping write the curriculum for internal medicine as Patan Hospital prepares to launch a series of two-year post-graduate trainings (for medical specialties) in the coming weeks. Pray for God’s blessing on the programme, and also for a potential opportunity for Deirdre to start giving nutritional input into the hospital’s services.