13 Oct Children of Hope Prayer Warriors
Thank you for being a prayer warrior on behalf of our children and staff.
We believe in the power of prayer!
Our goal is to have all of the children and staff covered in prayer twice throughout the year. Each week, we will highlight a different group from our homes so you can get to know them and see their faces. Please join us in praying for them by name. We have also included some special requests at the bottom which include our ministry members.
Please pray for the children listed below in our Kikuyu and Kitalale homes in the following ways:
- Pray for their spiritual growth and that the seeds planted in their hearts by the Word of God will grow and flourish
- Pray for good physical health and growth as well as protection from disease/sickness
- Pray for determination and a strong work ethic in school
- Pray for healthy emotional growth, increased self confidence and healing from any past traumas
Please pray for the staff listed below in the following ways:
- Pray for wisdom as they make decisions on behalf of the children and the ministry
- Pray for physical and spiritual protection for them and their families
- Pray for a strong connection of love and care between the Kenyan staff and the children
Week of November 1-7th
9 years old – 1st grade
Loves drawing and watching cartoons
Please pray for Joseline to continue making progress in her studies, specifically in the areas of reading and writing. She is a content and happy child and for that we are very thankful.
11 years old – 5th Grade
Loves drawing and doing models
Oliver is a good student, friend and helper around the home. He has a good attitude and is always eager to attend church and learn about the Lord. We are thankful for him!
4 years old- Preschool
Gabriel has grown taller over the last few months and is developing physically very well. He still struggles with some food allergies, but we are hopeful he may outgrow these.
2 years old
Loves playing with the big kids
Elaine is a very bright and advanced child for 2 years old. She communicates very well and is physically capable to do all kinds of activities. We thank God for her good health and development.
- Jill Richman- Board of Directors
- Lillian Chepteck– Matron at the Kitalale Home
- Samson Ikaba– Administrator at the Kikuyu Home
- Regarding the COVID situation in Kenya, In the past couple of weeks the numbers daily identified of persons infected with COVID-19 have increased from 4-5% to 10-14%. Just like the US, they are having a second surge of the virus. They currently have about 52,000 cases, sadly 950 fatalities, but we are hopeful because the recovery rate in Kenya is now at 69%! There has been a significant increase in cases in the village areas, where as before the cases were mainly in the Nairobi and Mombasa cities. The ICU beds are at capacity in the major/good hospitals.
- With just one week notice, the government of Kenya announced that the children would begin school in-person again (Previously they had said this would not happen until January). They started with grades 4, 8 and 12 and will soon be adding the other grades. Please pray for the kids as they transition back to daily school with masks and other added safety precautions.
- The gathering for the full transitioned kids who are now independent adults is scheduled for Sunday Nov 1. Please pray they are encouraged and uplifted during this time. (See last week’s prayer email for more info on this.)
- Pray for a hedge of protection around our children and staff as they stay safe from the COVID-19 virus. So far there have been no cases in either of our homes.