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Calling all ZoeForKids Prayer Warriors!!!

In early to mid April, I am going to South Africa and I NEED YOUR PRAYERS. 

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The purpose for my visit is to find a plot of land where we can plant our first ‘ZoeSeeds’

Our vision is to buy some land… then plant a ZoeSeed that will become an indoor Zoe kitchen and dining room for our orphans.  On that same land we will continue to plant ZoeSeeds, this time, for a common room…  initially, for after-school tutoring, but could grow into a church.  We will then plant a  ZoeSeed that will grow into ZoeHouse… a temporary safe house… open 24/7… for emergent sheltering of at-risk kids and unwanted infants until longer term placement can be arranged. 

Lord willing, I want to start our building projects in Majakaneng Village… and use what we learn to bring this model to other villages in the area.

You see that to take on this ambitious project, I REALLY need God’s direction and blessing, and  I REALLY need your prayers to help us accomplish this.   

So here is my prayer request list (so far… heehee!) :

  • I will be meeting with the mayor of Majakaneng Village!  Pray that the Spirit of God goes before me and inclines his heart to our cause and shows him ways to help facilitate and quicken our land acquisition, planning and building.  I pray that God will give him scissors to help us cut through any red tape.
  • Pray that the Lord will show Pastor Alcy and I His perfect way to call up and inspire local men and women who are both trustworthy and committed  to lead the way for ZoeForKids. 
  • We need the Lord to provide
    • a SA ZoeForKids leader who has a heart and passion for the Lord AND for these children, just like Pastor Martin did; someone who can inspire others, someone who can manage and coordinate all the ZoeForKids project teams. 
    • a skilled and knowledgeable person who is gifted with land acquisition and construction to see our building efforts from dreams to reality. 
    • the needed  staff with their various skills… cooks, kitchen workers, tutors, pastors, foster parents, maintenance workers… all who love the Lord, walk in His ways, and with hearts who truly care for our orphans.
  • Pray that the Lord will lead Pastor Alcy and I to the perfect plot of land that He has chosen.  Pray that He makes His choice so abundantly obvious to us… that we CAN’T make the wrong decision.  We want to see Your Hand in this, Oh Lord!
  • ALSO, pray for a great spiritual revival starting in Majakaneng Village!!!

I am counting on you to cover us with your prayers!!!  

We don’t want to labor in vain… we want the Lord to effortlessly pour out His blessings upon us… so we can care for his ‘gifts’… the orphan children in Majakaneng Village!!!

Psalm 127

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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