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 8/13/19

Tijuana, Mexicali and Jalisco Mexico Kitchens:

  • Pray for Israel our Director and for Vilma, 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 as Vilma prepares to leave for 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. Property and plans for a building are in place. Pray God will lead us as decisions are made for construction begins as they start the foundation in these next few weeks.

  • 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 in the recent uprising and rioting from high inflation and increase on food and goods. Pray for cooperation and understanding with our current partners in having to increase costs.

  • Praise for a new partner now feeding over 500 factory workers.

  • 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. Pray for christian schools to sign up this month as they contact new areas.

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. Praise for the start up of porridge production now supporting even more of the community.

  • Pray for the container of Vita meal porridge packs being sent to Uganda from the new Paarl facility. Pray for for timing and logistics to get the meals there quickly. Pray for the delivery to reach Uganda when our team is there in September.

  • 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. Praise for the sponsored meals and start up of cooking in the new kitchen. 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. Pray for her adjustments and help in the coming weeks with a new baby boy that arrived last week.

NEW SITES!!

  • Pray for a new project in Guatemala City . Pray God will protect and prepare the way for Vilma and her family as they plan to move from Tijuana to Guatemala City the end of August. 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.

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 2019.

  • Praise for another successful Global Food Experience this year on Aug 5. Many families attended.

  • Pray for our committee meetings each month and for the planning of our annual Gala on October 11. Pray for silent auction items and sponsorships to continue to come in.

  • 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 efforts to create interest in our Starving2Serve programs in new churches through an internship. Pray many youth pastors will have an interest as we present at Sticky Teams this year.

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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