“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
The conflict in South Sudan continues to escalate and there are now a reported 1.2 million South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighboring countries, primarily in Uganda.
Will you please pray with us?
HEALING : One of our staff, Butti’s, child was admitted to the hospital a few days ago. Please pray for quick healing.
PROTECTION + SAFETY : The conflict in South Sudan is affecting our staff and their families directly. Many have fled to Uganda for refuge and each day presents us with a new set of challenges. We are asking for safety and that God’s presence would be very near. There is a lot of work to be done, and needs to be met, so we’re praying that God would allow our work to continue in South Sudan + Uganda.
HEALTH : For our South Sudanese teams and their families.
DISCERNMENT : and grace for our leadership teams in South Sudan + the US.
NEARNESS : At the end of January we lost one of our own, Todd Szalkowski. We are mourning as a team and Empower One / Seed Effect family. Please pray specifically for Todd’s family as they navigate the waters of loss. We are all heartbroken and need the nearness of God in this time. Todd invested everything he had into Seed Effect and many other ministries. He ran this race well and he leaves a big hole to be filled. While we are incredibly sad and will miss him deeply, we are rejoicing in his home going.
PEACE : We continue to pray and ask boldly for the peace of Christ to rule in South Sudan and the US. And that we would be challenged to live as imitators of Christ, walking in love.
HOPE : For all of our Seed Effect clients + staff. That they would find hope in the midst of a continually difficult economy and conflict.
PRAISE : Even in the midst of challenge, God continues to provide, each day, what we need. We are thankful.