Prayer Updates:

January 2019

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

INTERNATIONAL

Thank you for these words of faith - Amen to a wonderful new year, full of the Lord's goodness!

Please be praying for the Lord to provide a wonderful new North America Director. As Casandra moves on, we will begin recruiting in earnest for this position and are asking the Lord to provide His woman for this important role.

We are also praying for two global board members to fill the positions left by Fenny and Anita who finish their terms this month, after eight years of faithful board service. Between now and January 7, please lift up our invitations to friends to give to Tirzah before year-end. Please ask the Lord to pour out abundantly to provide for His work among women through Tirzah. We trust that He knows exactly the amount that is needed and will provide according to His wisdom and foresight!

A message from Helen Loong:

Thanks much for praying for women and girls around the globe. Titus and I are very fine and keep serving the Lord faithfully. God answered yours and ours long prayer for Susan, a 17 year old China girl. Though Susan accepted the Lord 5 years ago, and want to learn to pray yet there has been no follow up and she can't find a church to go to. Finally last month we met a China couple who lived over seas for years and now returning to home town (same home town as Susan) as Christian worker. They immediately invited Susan and her mother to their home group, and this couple will disciple them. God is never late. Praise Him. *It is said that China is entering 'winter', which means less freedom and more restriction for Christian activities. Some says God allow this to purify the church. Do pray with wisdom. Helen Loong

Amen!
Hugs and love,
Cheryl

President, Tirzah International

 



FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA

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

(Updated December 2018)

Bien Aimées

Nous voulons vous inviter à remercier le Seigneur pour sa grâce sur moi sur mon époux et sur tous les membres de la famille durant toute cette année 2018. Nous louons également le Seigneur pour notre Conférence internationale de l’Afrique Francophone du 7 au 18 Juillet 2018, qu’Il a rendu possible, et pour la réussite même de cette Conférence à Bamako au Mali. Nous Le remercions pour les âmes qui ont été libérées et gagnées à Christ pendant cette période. Nous le Remercions pour la joie et satisfaction que Dieu a données aux participantes de la Conférence, et pour leurs nouveaux engagements de suivre fidèlement le Maître et d’accomplir son œuvre avec zèle et intégrité. Nous prions pour l’organisation des conférences nationales dans chacun de ces 15 pays et que tous les thèmes qui ont été enseignés pendant la Conférence Internationale cette année au Mali soient repris dans ces pays pour une transformation profonde des femmes. Que Dieu vous bénisse, Madeleine Gouentoueu, Leader Tirzah Afrique Francophone.

Dear Beloved Sisters,

We want to invite you to thank the Lord for his grace on me on my husband and on all the members of the family during all this year 2018. We also praise the Lord for our International Conference of Francophone Africa from July 7 to 18, 2018, which He has made possible, and for the very success of this Conference in Bamako, Mali. We thank Him for the souls who were released and won over to Christ during this time. We thank Him for the joy and satisfaction that God has given to the participants of the Conference, and for their new commitments to faithfully follow the Master and accomplish his work with zeal and integrity. We pray for the organization of national conferences in each of these 15 countries and that all the themes that were taught during the International Conference this year in Mali are taken up in these countries for a profound transformation of women.

God bless you.
Madeleine Gouentoueu
Francophone Africa Leader


SOUTHERN AFRICA

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

(Updated September 2018)

This year there are a few events that I covet prayer for:

  1. A TEASA workshop on sexism has been arranged for pastors on 5th September 2018 where I will be speaking. Need lots of prayers for this!!

  2. October 2nd-4th, 2018 I travel to East London South Africa to conduct a leadership workshop with 80 ministers wives and spend one evening mentoring women students at the university. I will also be speaking on ethical leadership to leaders in the municipality.

  3. I will be participating in the South African “Justice Conference” as a contributor on 12th and 13th October 2018, speaking on Woman abuse in the Church and the role the local Church could play in addressing this issue.

Esmé Bowers

SOUTH PACIFIC + ISLANDS

Vanuatu, Fiji, Bangladesh, Tonga, Australia

(Updated December 2018)

Thank you praying friends. I would like to give thanks for the women I have been mentoring this year. Seeing God at work in the lives of other leaders is such a blessing.I would also like to give thanks to God for Tirzah and for the prayers for all the leaders.

Kath


EUROPE

(Updated September 2018)

Dear friends,

This summer we are full with camps for children. In July, there were camps for Roma kids in four different locations in the area. In our church, we did it together with Serbian and Hungarian children. We want to teach children to accept each other and not to look at each others' nationality. Pray that the Word they heard would go deep into their hearts and that they could apply it to their lives. Next week, on August 6th, the camp for teenagers begins where we are expecting 60 ids from 13-17 years of age. After that, we will have another camp for the youth. Please pray for these two events. Especially for the kids and young adults who will be hearing the Gospel for the first time, please pray that the Christians in this camp overwhelm them with God's love. Let these days be a life-changing experience for them! Good news! Our Roma brothers and sisters finally have a church building. Thanks to our brothers and sisters in Hong Kong who have helped make this happen. This is the second church in the history of Serbia where a woman is the pastor. Pray for this church and for Vesna, the pastor, that she could have courage and proclaim the name of Jesus is this city. 

love,
Ksenija


NORTH AMERICA

(Updated December 2018)

Please pray for the team departing for Kenya/Ethiopia in June. It’s a small but enthusiastic team and we are thankful the Lord has brought us together. We pray for traveling mercies, of course, wellness, energy, safety and ears to hear the Lord’s direction as we spend time with the women and make connections.

Blessings,

c.

ARAB WORLD

Dear AWEMA Partners & Friends,

Greetings in Christ!

As we’re nearing the end of the year, we are so grateful to the Lord for all that He has done with us and through us throughout the year. We are also thankful for all of you who support us through prayer, encouragement, donations, and volunteer work. It is because of you that we are able to do the Lord’s work in our region.

We praise the Lord for...

• A four-day women’s conference in a MENA country: 25 local women attended and different topics were discussed (holiness and purity of heart, a woman’s value in God’s eyes, Christian marriage, forgiveness, and others). Women in attendance were very responsive and voluntarily shared their deep wounds and received God’s healing. May they continue to walk with the Lord on this journey of healing and growth.

• Augustine Theological Institute (ATI) has started! The Lord has supplied the financial needs for the first installment. We’re still praying about and trusting the Lord with the rest of the expenses. All the students have arrived safely, settled into their dorms and started their classes! We are excited to see what the Lord will do in their lives during and beyond the six- month study program. Please continue to lift them up in prayer along with the faculty and administrative team. Please pray with us for the following:

• Planning for 2019: please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for AWEMA’s leadership and workers as we continue to plan for 2019. May all our work be in accordance with God’s will and plan.

• Pray that God may open doors for us to support the indigenous church in countries suffering from political, social and economic crises (Syria, Iraq, and others.) AWEMA team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior help us adore Him even more and give Him all the glory. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9: 6 – 7).

God bless you.
In Him,
M. F.

General Director
 

INDIA

This is going to be an exciting year of God's supernatural touch over people we serve that the fruit will be evident and the seed will multiply. God has given you a major part in our ministry to be encouraging us and interceding for us. We are honored to have such a committed praying group. In this newsletter we have inserted some needs- please pray for them. Every Blessing. Sujai and Lavanya Suneetha

New and exciting things are happening with our Mailka women! There are several lovely women that have joined our unit and are being supported by Nireekshana through employment, nutritional support, and the chance to stand on their own despite their circumstances. Our women’s empowerment unit has seen new products being made and we look forward to it becoming a sustainable model for vulnerable women We are working on putting some of our products on Amazon to be sold to showcase their skills and high quality work. These ladies have incredible stories and they continue to inspire us with their courage and persevering spirit.

Here are some needs for improving our work:

  1. Increasing educational support

  2. Acquiring ultra-sonography unit

  3. Carry out new diagnostic tests for co-infections and increasing leprosy laboratory services for co-infections.

  4. Continuing to develop new initiatives for Women's Empowerment

We are looking forward to your continued support! All of this work would not be possible without the wonderful team around us and those who support Nireekshana. We anticipate 2019 as a year of better care for the poor and needy.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Rachel for Drs Sujai and Lavanya Suneetha

Executive Directors, Nireekshana ACET

ASIAN PENINSULA AND ISLANDS

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

We praise God for His blessing and protection the whole year for the TI Myanmar ministry. Many souls were so blessed.

Please pray for women conference to be held in Lashio on 7-9 May 2019, expected 100+ women attendants. Budget needed 1200 USD. Thank you.

Dorothy Colney

From Lily:

Blessed New Year to you all!

One prayer request: Pray that God will lead me and guide me, that it is kingdom based and led. Pray for me as Haggai President in KK to be effective and to accomplish all that we have planned.

Blessings!

Lily

EAST AFRICA

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Southern Sudan

(Updated December 2018)

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. I praise God for you and the Tirzah Tampa Bay Sisters for your faithfulness over the years, praying for us!

  2. Praise God for seeing the Homecare Fellowship through financially, physically, spiritually and emotionally. There were no deaths among the women with HIV /AIDS, the children in OVC and the Staff.

  3. For healing of my eyes and provision to get good medical care.

  4. We thank God for the students who were sitting for the national exams. Now waiting for results and moving to the next level.

  5. We thank God for Dr. Njeri, Peter and Helen visit to America and back , they travelled safely.

Blessings.

In His Service always,

Rev. Judy Mbugua

Homecare Spiritual Fellowship (Kenya)

C.E.O/FOUNDER Homecare Spiritual Fellowship

BRAZIL

(Updated September 2018)

The Bible sometimes seems to teach us that we should ask for everything we want, yet in Matthew 6:10, in teaching about prayer, Jesus said that we should ask: your Kingdom come; Thy will be done. When we submit to the will of God, our will comes into conformity with his will, so we can ask for what we want, since we no longer want anything other than the will of God. It is God's will that everyone should know Christ and be saved (II Peter 3: 9). Our properly motivated prayers please God. Therefore examine your heart and submit your desires and desires to the will of God. Let's pray for each other!

  • Praise God for the wonderful work accomplished in our lives during the 9th National Congress of TirzahBrasil held in Recife. God acted in the edification of our lives through word, praises and supplied all the resources necessary for the congress. To him be the glory!

  • Pray for Rubem Feliciano, the husband of Abias collaborating with Tirzah Brasil in Recife, he is recovering from a stroke and needs restoration of his health.

  • Pray for the Regional, State, City, and Tirzah Brazil Projects Coordinators. May theLord give inspiration, discernment and motivation to the work that the Lord entrusted to each one.

  • Pray for the towns of the Lakes Region, their mayors and the sisters of Tirzah, of these cities: Macaé, Rio das Ostras, Cabo Frio, Campos, Quissamã and Carapebus to overthrow the principality of violence.

  • Pray for the City of Rio de Janeiro, for Mayor Marcelo Crivella, Governor Pezão.

  • Pray for the emotional, physical and spiritual health of the Tirzah Network coordinator Lusia Alves.

  • Pray for Lydia and the SOM & ARTE project:

    • For the children participating in the musical learning in Sound and Art so that God brings motivation in the accomplishment of the tasks of the day to day;

    • For the educators in the activities for teaching and for the flow of the love of God;

    • For God to enable each participant, professional or trainee to perform their best;

    • For God to awaken sponsors who invest in the purchase of musical instruments for needy students;

    • For there to be an individual interest on the part of the team and the students in presenting the best in the accomplishment of the tasks;

    • For there to be mutual respect during the time invested for personal growth through musical learning;

    • By a flow of gratitude on the part of each participant in the team of monitors, trainees, teachers and management and by the results achieved each investment period of its best for the community;

    • For the performance of the periodic evaluations in the schedules of the public classes.

Abilene of Peace Barros Silva

National Coordinator Tirzah BRAZIL, Regional Coordinator Tirzah INTERNATIONAL