but due to the move I might not be able to get a blog sorted out so here are our prayer pointers for Zambia - Commisioning on Sunday Evening
Pray for the preparation that each team member has to undergo. Pray that their hearts maybe prepared to serve the Lord. Pray for the families of the team members who are remaining at home.
Week 1: Wed 11– Tues 17th July
We depart on Wednesday pray for safety whilst travelling that we will not meet with any hindrance.
Pray for the relationships that we will build with our brothers and sisters in Christ, pray that we will be united in God’s work. Prayespecially for the St James Youth project who we will be working closely with.
On Sunday the team get their first experience of African church services. Pray for preparation that the team will undergo, pray that each team member will have the confidence to step out for God.
Week 2: Wednesday 18th—Tuesday 24 July
Pray for the team as they gain an insight into the lives of the
Zambians, and develop their relationships with the locals and see the work of the Broken Butterfly project in action.
On Wednesday as we visit the mines in Mopani Kitwe, on Friday as we visit the Chinfunshi orphanage and on Saturday as we play football in Mufulira Archdeaconry. With a special guest appearance from David Beckham (maybe!!!).
Week 3: Wednesday 25th—Tuesday 31st
Please pray for our travel to Mwinilunga on Friday (a 300 mile minibus journey on dust tracks!). We spend the rest of the week meeting the members of the parish and visiting the ‘Broken Butterfly’ project that was set up there last year.
After more local church services on Sunday, we journey back from Mwinilunga on the Monday (Please pray again!). Tuesday sees us resting in Kitwe.
Week 4: Wednesday 1—Tuesday 7th August
This week we have a change in emphasis as we are hosted by Bishop Chama to conclude our visit.
On Thursday, we pack (please pray for this) and say our final goodbyes to our hosts and travel to the ZAC Guest House in Lusaka. Friday involves more travelling to our rest and relaxation time at Victoria Falls (at Fawlty Towers no less) for three days. Built into these few days of relaxation is a time to reflect as a team on the whole experience.
On Monday we travel back to Lusaka before our flights home on Tuesday Morning
This experience will have affected team members in a unique way. Please pray that God will work through the issues raised, the experiences gained and the lessons taught.
Please pray that each member of the team will be stronger in their faith as a result.
Continue to pray for our partnerships with the friends we left working in Zambia