Prayer Updates:

September 2019

Join us in praying for all that's happening with Tirzah's Regional Leaders and partners this month:


Praise for:

  • Board planning meeting on September 4. God gave us a united spirit and vision to build on the good work of the past and have a strong future.

  • Two added board members, David Kirkland and Anita Delhaas.

  • Committed and active board members, advocates and donors.

  • Faithful prayer partners who intercede for our ministry.

  • Strong national and global partners who are standing strong with us as we build for the future.

Pray for:

  • Wisdom for me and the Board as we formulate the Strategic Plan for the next three years.

  • More prayer and donor partners in the months ahead.

  • Stronger church partnerships.

  • Increased ministry impact in our partner regions. God is at work and we want to join Him in even greater ways!

Emily Voorhies

Interim President, Tirzah International



Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Pray for Madeleine and her family as they return to Ivory Coast for the burial of her husband Gilbert, who has gone to his heavenly home on September 10. Pray for God’s provision for a home for Madeleine and the finances she needs as a widow.


South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia

Pray for the ongoing investment into the lives of young women leaders in Southern Africa. God is raising up strong young women with a great vision for their nations who need encouragement and training.

Esmé Bowers


Vanuatu, Fiji, Bangladesh, Tonga, Australia

Thank you for your emails and your prayers!

I would so value your prayers as I prepare to be a Chaplain on a weekend for women who have been impacted by someone’s imprisonment. I am also speaking in church in a few weeks on “finishing well.” Working on a blog and also have been asked to write a devotional for parents to use with their kids for U version.

Blessings, friends. I am also praying for you all in this time of leadership transition for Tirzah.



Pray for Ksenija and her team as they host Judy Couchman, Tirzah advocate, who will be conducting a retreat titled Designing a Woman’s Life, based on her book and Bible study guide on September 20-21.

  • Pray that each woman who attends will envision all God wants to do in her life through this training.

  • Pray for strength, good health, rest and God’s anointing as Judy leads this retreat – and for her safe travels.


(Updated December 2018)


Pray for the strategic work in the Sudan, as we train and invest in young women through various outreaches.

  • Pray for the nation of Sudan – for peace and restoration

  • Pray for the team as they minister in difficult situations.

    Dr. F


Dear Tirzah,

Greetings to you from Nireekshana ACET Nirekshana ACET has been touching many families and their lives for 15 years here is one of the early patient stories.

Esther’s husband died from HIV and she was left with the son who was also HIV. She was thrown out of her village as she was seen as a burden to all her families. She came to Hyderabad to look for some work from the Gov’t hospital who referred her to Nireekshana. Ever since, she gradually grew in confidence, courage, and had hope for her and son. The boy is now in college. And Esther became an entrepreneur and ran a hostel for young people who study and worked in her business, which picked up well and in her recent visit a week ago testified and thanked Nireekshana for a consistent faithful medical & spiritual support they received for her life. She employed the very own relatives who threw her out who now consider her as a leader of the extended family. She is passionate about God and wants to share with all the young people to live in boundaries of good moral values and how God can help.

  • Pray for land and building of the clinic & training centre.

  • Pray for new projects to be funded.

  • Pray for expansion of training.

  • Pray for the Leprosy work & new patients.

  • Pray for Anuradha who is taking chemotherapy.

  • Pray for patients and their families’ good health.

  • Pray for Nireekshana Staff and their families’ good health.

  • Praise God for the embroidery sewing machine that was donated.


Lavanya Suneetha.


Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines


1. We could hold our monthly prayer and fellowship meeting on 24 Aug 19 and medical mission on 29 Aug 19 at Shwepyitha village where 46 patients were given treatment.

2. Ms Naing Soe Su who was suffering Ca stage 4 was totally cured as her check up Result showed in Singapore. She thanked to God and to all those who prayed for her.

 3. Rev. Dorothy Colney and group trip to US to attend the COG Global Gathering at Orlando, FL was safe and fine on 26-30 Jun 19.

4. Rev. Dorothy Colney’s trip to Bangkok on 17-21 Aug 19 to attend the Asia Children of Promise Directors’ Conference was safe and fine.


1. Rev. Dorothy Colney’s trip to Bangkok to attend the SU Directors conference on 17-21 Sep 19.

2. TI Myanmar monthly fellowship meeting on 21 Sep 19 and medical mission to Dalah on 26 Sep 19. The bridge between Yangon and Dalah building project was started on 1 Aug 19. 

3. Because of heavy rain in Myanmar, many villages were covered with floods and the victims greatly needed support. 

Thank you for your prayers,



Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Southern Sudan

We shall have our Annual Fundraising for our projects on 28 th September 2019.

Kindly let us pray for God’s provision as we prepare.

1. OVC

We thank God for:

  • The children’s Camp, Teens’ Camp and Academic Clinic all held in August were successful.

  • The students have reported back to school. God has given provision to support their education.

  • Provision of medication for Pastor Wati and he is now recuperating at home.

We continue to pray for:

  • Bravin and his brother Brian - restoration of health, these are brothers who are suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia.

  • All the students in Grade 8 and 12 as they prepare to do their exams in October 2019.

  • Bible Club leader Pascalia who is suffering from Thyroid and Pylori.

  • Chris who needs to reform currently in rehabilitation.

  • Elizabeth, one of our caregivers suffering from cervical cancer.


Let us pray for:

  • Ann, as the metal plate was removed from her leg and she is recuperating at home but in so much pain.

  • Rose who is unwell.

  • Anna who is still very sick.


We thank God for:

  • The students who sat for exams in August awaiting results.

  • The students have reported back from August holidays.

Let’s pray for:

  • The students preparing to sit for exams in December 2019.

We thank you for your continued support in prayers.

In His Service Always,

Judy Mbugua

C.E.O/FOUNDER Homecare Spiritual Fellowship


  • Continue to pray for the women and children in the Women’s Empowerment Program

  • Pray for the BCDA team as they continue to invest in the lives of women and their children, discipling and empowering them.


God is our refuge and strength.

Pray for the strong leaders in Tirzah’s network as they impact their regions by investing in women there.

  • Pray for Abilene as she ministers to the network and to many women in her region and the nation.

  • Pray for the country of Brazil.

Prayer requests:

  • Pray for Brazil, its rulers and projects that are in process. May the Lord move the hearts of rulers so that they may look upon the poor and needy.

  • Pray for the care of the care taker. We are having weekly meetings with people who care for the disabled, relatives with cancer and / or psychopathologies. God has been gracious to us. The encounters have helped to ease the burden. Pray for resources for this project that was born in the heart of God.

  • Pray for our work to help the women who live in the riverside region. Since Wednesday, this group of women TIRZAH Pará are in the islands of Marajó giving support and training to new Coordinators. Be praying for us. Some trips are done on this boat. They are made after the services to save time. Because of the distances, I count on your prayers.

National Coordinator Tirzah BRAZIL, Regional Coordinator Tirzah INTERNATIONAL