Your prayers are extremely valuable for us. Firstly we ask that you join us in prayer giving thanks to God for the many miracles that he has done in the lives of kids and their families through Formando Vidas. We give thanks to God for His provision of the daily needs such as houses, transport, food, education. We give thanks for his divine protection. We thank him for the faithful, dedicated volunteers from all around the world that he has sent to bless this ministry. We thank him for the privilege that he has given us in reaching into the lives of children with his love. We give thanks and honor Him because He is I AM.
We are aware that God has a great future and hope for each child and family that we come into contact. Satan however wants to destroy families, youth and children. We need your prayer support to win the battle for each one’s life.
Below are listed prayer requests from the different areas of the ministry. (June 2011)
- That the team would clearly hear which streets God is leading them to minister in and for key contacts with community leaders who will give permission for the team to enter safely.
- Praise for the open doors to visit families and for many families to be saved.
- For protection.
- For more Colombian staff to join the team.
- For God’s provision to pay off the remaining debt of US $25,000 for the purchase of the Other Way house and auditorium.
- For the team to operate in unity and each member in his or her gifts.
- For a personal relationship with Jesus for each of the teenage pregnant mothers who are attending a weekly Bible study.
- For more committed full time staff.
- Most of these children live in the ghetto still and are influenced by the life there. Pray that what they learn in school would help them to become a positive influence in their community.
- The teachers are few this year. Please pray for strength, patience, divine knowledge and wisdom for them.
- There is an urgent need for a Colombian trained social worker and speech therapist for the school and ministry in general. Pray for the right people to be a part of the team and that they would be anointed and called by God to work in their respective area.
- Pray that there would be a full team of dedicated teachers (we need 5) for 2012. Pray that they would be gifted and anointed by God for this role.
- Pray that all of the students that need to attend this school would be able to.
- Pray for the process of reopening this phase of the ministry. Finding the staff and training them, finding a house and the finances needed for it to operate.
- For wisdom and strategies for the staff to meet the needs of each child.
- That the children will grow in their relationship with God.
- For miracles in the families of origin of these kids, especially that the mothers can find and keep a job and that they would allow God to work in their lives.
- Protection over the houses and the lives of those who live in each one.
- For caregivers and maintenance workers for these houses.
- Pray for the provision of water so the farm can become self-sufficient.
- Please pray for a committed long term worker for this area
- Pray for success in the vegetable garden project.
- Pray for the funding and workers needed to finish the building and furnishing of the next re-parenting house (called The Oaks) at the farm. Also for the preparation and calling of the right volunteers to become house parents.
- Pray for Spiritual growth and the ability for these young people to stand firm in their faith as they leave the shelter of the ministry