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Prayer is a powerful way to share in the lives of others here and around the world.  Prayer brings divine grace into daily activity and inspires the timid to become courageous in the face of challenges. Your voice added to others is a powerful force.

Join the chorus, together or individually! Sign up for the monthly prayer e-mail for a more detailed list than those below, and pray individually or with friends throughout the month. Or, you can meet monthly with the WEI prayer group to pray for the people and work, by emailing prayer@womensenterprises.org for more information

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Prayer Focus for October

 

Praise God for Inspiring Harambee Gala - Sept 30th

We are feeling such joy and thankfulness for God's faithfulness as we celebrate our wonderful Harambee Gala! -- the great turnout, the speakers who shared our vision and model, and the roll-out of our new name, Path from Poverty!   Praise Him also for the over $100,000 that was raised for more water tanks, solar panels and school scholarships, which help the women and girls in Kenya and Indonesia walk with new dignity and pride in who God has created them to be!  

We praise God also for the women in the women's groups who were praying for us in Kenya as well.  We are privileged to partner with such wonderful women of faith and prayer!

Pray for Monica with advanced breast cancer (from the Kyai women's group in the Mbooni cluster) 

Thank God that the women in her cluster are coming alongside her and are seeking to be a support to her in this very difficult time, as her cancer has advanced quite seriously.  Pray for God's miraculous healing and also that she will receive encouragement and support from the other women in her group, and will know and experience God's comforting Presence with her during these days.

Pray for the Kenyan Harambee Bank opening- postponed until Oct. 23rd       

This has been a very hard year, climate-wise in Kenya, (due to drought and market prices) which led to the postponing of the Kenyan women's "Bank Opening," since it's been difficult for the women to reach their savings targets.  For this bank opening, the women have set a goal of raising enough Kenya Shillings for 100 water tanks.  Pray  for God's blessing on all their efforts, that He will enable them to reach their maximum potential, and no matter what happens, that the women will not be discouraged, knowing they've done their best.

Pray for God to raise up team members for next Kenya Work Team - Feb. 28-March 14, 2018

Pray for God to raise up the women He is calling to join the next work team to partner with the Kivani women's groups in Kenya - to help build water tank foundations and help more women gain access to clean drinking water.  Path from Poverty teams seek to equip women, empower change, and partner with them on their path to overcome poverty. 

Pray for PA trip of Boni & Gigi (Board members) to speak about the work of Path from Poverty

Pray for Boni & Gigi's trip to PA in November to speak about the work of Path from Poverty (PFP) in a Christian school, Geneva College chapel and missions class, churches, and Bible studies. Pray for God's guidance as they speak, and that He would raise up someone from there with the vision of starting and leading a satellite PFP chapter in Pennsylvania.

Pray for Rerun of Kenyan Elections -  now Oct. 26th

Continue to pray for the political situation in Kenya--for fair elections, peace, unity and stability during this time.  The opposition candidate, Raila Odinga announced on October 10 that he was withdrawing from the scheduled October 26 rerun of the  2017 presidential election.  The net effect of Raila's decision may be effectively extending the election timetable - buying both his coalition and the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) more time.    Supporters of each of the rival political and ethnic alliances believe passionately that they have the majority, and thus can lose only if the other side rigs the results.  Please pray that any illegalities from the past election would be corrected, and for peace, unity, and stability and an honest repeat election.

Please continue to pray for Hotmaida, Program Director in Indonesia

Hotmaida will travel this week to deal with issues of the Credit Union she used to manage (a self-sustaining savings and borrowing fund with over 300 members she established and managed 25 years ago in another city).  Pray for safety in travel and a good meeting with the recent manager and God's guidance as they work out some issues.

Pray for the one-day training meeting to be held with the women's groups in North Sumatra, Indonesia

Hotmaida is contacting all the groups to make plans to hold a one-day meeting of all the women in the women's groups for the purpose of mutual encouragement and training.  Pray that this will be a time of real blessing and encouragement to all who attend.  

The Family Health Fund has 3 families who are involved.  Please continue to pray that more and more women will join this much-needed cooperative.

Continue to pray for the humanitarian efforts of organizations working where hunger/ famine continues in parts of Africa

Millions of people are experiencing unprecedented hunger and famine in Africa. A combination of conflict, recurring severe drought, and high food prices are to blame. Fortunately, the Ukambani region, where the women we partner with live, is not as severe as some other areas.

According to World Vision, an estimated 1.4 million children could die this year from famine-like conditions in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen, according to the U.N. children’s agency.  4 million people in Kenya need food aid, and about 700,000 Kenyan children younger than 5 are facing starvation.  Disease outbreaks have plagued Ethiopian communities amid worsening food insecurity.

Continue to pray for the humanitarian efforts of World Vision and other organizations in these countries where famine is looming. “Lack of clean water, proper sanitation, and hygiene pose as much danger as starvation.”  Pray for effective transportation of humanitarian supplies to remote areas ... to serve large numbers of people.