And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
— Matthew 21:22

Prayer is the groundwork for everything we do and vital to our ministry. Thanks always for your prayers and support.

PRAYER REQUESTS 10/18/19

Tijuana, Mexicali and Jalisco Mexico Kitchens:

  • Pray for Israel our Director and for Marlena, Cecy, and Jerry our kitchen managers as they oversee the staff and daily operations. Pray for all who work in the kitchen for safety and good health.

  • Pray for a smooth transition of staff in Tijuana now that Vilma has moved to Guatemala.

  • Pray for God's timeline provision of funds to keep the kitchens sustainable and running.

  • Pray for the development of new church, factory and school programs in all areas. Pray for new opportunities to develop to serve the people along the border in Juarez and Tijuana.

  • Pray for safety when we bring people over to visit the kitchen in operation. Pray people will be changed and passionate for OTB through their visit.

  • Pray for our progress and development for a new kitchen in Juarez. The steel building is crossing the border! Pray for a safe crossing and fair costs with customs. Pray God will lead and protect as teams go across the border to work.

  • Pray for the development to continue for a second kitchen in Tijuana West.

Haiti Kitchen:

  • Pray for David, our Haiti director as he oversees staff and operations. Pray for safety from theft in bank deposits and transport of meals. Pray for protection and provision in the recent fuel shortages and the new uprising and rioting that has started again. Pray for our current partners to be able to continue to operate and support the kitchen.

  • Pray for our new ministry facilitators Courtney and Jimmy working to help increase meals and partnerships with new ministries in Haiti. Pray it will build up our kitchen operations and better our relationships with partners.

South Africa Kitchens:

  • Pray for our partnership in Paarl with Second Harvest and for Mark, our director as he directs and starts new programs.

  • Praise for the new bakery and porridge manufacturing equipment in the new building that is now operational. Praise for the porridge production now supporting even more of the community and countries outside of S Africa.

  • Pray for Mark and Estelle’s safe return as they travel back to S Africa from the US, Oct 18-20.

  • Continue to pray for the container of Vita meal porridge packs being sent to Uganda from the new Paarl facility. Pray for delays in logistics for the inspection of our product to now clear customs and to get the meals there without more delays and costs.

  • Pray for the George kitchen staff as they oversee daily operations and for the safety of the kitchen.

Malawi, Africa Kitchen

  • Pray for our kitchen in Malawi. Pray for the sponsored meals to continue. Pray for their support from S Africa with Mark and possible porridge distribution.

  • Pray for the kitchen staff that they will work together as a team and find joy in serving their community.

  • Pray for our country director Janet for her efforts to bring in more meal programs and to sustain the kitchen.

NEW SITES!!

  • Pray for a new project in Guatemala City . Praise for the safe entry and settling of Vilma and her family this last month. Pray for Vilma who has gotten Dungee fever this last week to recover quickly. Continue to pray for her protection and safety as she travels around the city presenting OTB. Pray God will direct her efforts to meet the right people to partner with and find a place for the new kitchen. Pray for possibilities in partnering with the Harbourton Foundation, with Edify in Christian Schools, and with Childrens Hope Chest to provide meals in their areas. Vilma has had meetings with these groups in the past few weeks.

In all our kitchens, pray for sustainability and for more community participation. Pray the kitchen staffs will work together as a team and find joy in serving their community.  Pray always that the local ministries we work with will give the gospel in God’s love to the children being fed. Pray God will be glorified in their work and for the power of the Holy Spirit to convict and bring many to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

  • Pray that God will bring those He has to generously give and participate with us both monthly and one time. Pray God will go before us in our development and event planning for 2020.

  • Praise for our annual Gala on October 11. We had our largest attendance and raised the most support ever for our coming years projects! We are so thankful for this tremendous support.

  • Pray for our Super Kitchen Suppers to begin in homes this year in Life Groups.

  • Pray for our Kitchen Builder monthly supporters to continue to grow in 2019.

  • Pray for our new interns efforts to create interest in our Starving2Serve programs in new churches. Pray that many youth pastors will have an interest as we presented at Sticky Teams this week.

Pray God will continue to meet our daily needs and God’s work will increase as He touches hearts in South Africa, Malawi, Haiti, and Mexico. Pray God breaks through language/culture barriers with His Word and Spirit. Pray especially for our team, for physical and spiritual protection. Pray God will be glorified in all our work, words, and ways.

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