March Prayer Requests
This month’s special prayer request is for our all-staff Summit, happening NOW in Uganda! We are so excited to share vision, team build, and simply be together and praise God for all He is doing through Seed Effect. Please pray for the logistics and overall success of the summit. Would you also pray that each South Sudanese and Ugandan staff member would leave feeling strengthened, equipped, encouraged, and deeply valued. We could not have accomplished all that we have without these hard-working staff members on the ground in Uganda, caring for and training our Savings group members!
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer!
- Safe travel to Uganda! We are praising God for safe and successful travel of the USA Seed Effect team from the US to Uganda for the Staff Summit. Please pray for the rest of our staff in Uganda as they travel to all be together!
- Faithful Staff. How blessed we are to have some of the same senior staff who have been with us since we started this work in South Sudan, in 2009!
- New Staff! We are also equally blessed by the number of new staff that has been hired in the last 3 years, as we have expanded to new locations! God is so good to provide strong, faith-driven men and women to serve with us!
Seed Effect Uganda
- Our refugee brothers and sisters. Please let us pray for all refugees in Uganda (and beyond) as they live in the tension of present safety and stability alongside the pain of being out of their nations and longing for home. Please join us in praying that they feel God’s presence, remembrance, and care of them in 2023.
- Health, protection, and safety of Staff. Please continue to join us in the ongoing prayer of health, protection, and safety for our staff and their families.
- Seed Effect’s 2023 Operations. For smooth operations to serve more people with Seed Effect’s program bringing economic empowerment and the hope of Jesus Christ!
- Kiryandongo Branch. Our 7th branch has officially opened with the first groups formed in January. We ask for prayer for the Kiryandongo branch staff as they continue to grow the Seed Effect family by serving South Sudanese refugees and their Ugandan neighbors.
- Families with School-Aged Children. Please pray for both Seed Effect Ugandan staff as well as our members for the provision of finances to pay the necessary school fees so that their children can attend school.
- Procurement of Supplies. With the launching of new branches, as well as necessary maintenance, repair, and replacement of supplies in existing branches, Seed Effect Uganda is currently in the process of securing new savings kits, vehicles, computers, and other operational supplies. Will you join us in praying for the successful and efficient procurement of these supplies?
- Graduated Savings Groups! Prayers and praises for the Seed Effect savings groups that have successfully completed our three-cycle program and are now equipped to continue saving independent of a Seed Effect trainer! Join us in praying that they will continue saving successfully and feel confident and empowered as they sustain the teachings of Seed Effect’s three-cycle program.
- Our Seed Effect Members. Please pray for existing, new, and graduated Seed Effect savings group members. Please pray for successful saving, loan repayment, financial growth and empowerment, as well as strengthened and restored relationships. Above all, that each member feels the palpable love of God envelop and sustain them – that their lives are completely transformed through the power of the Gospel.
- Successful Loan Repayment. Please join us in praying for our members as they take loans. That they will successfully repay their loans, which leads to the empowerment of their fellow group members in future loan cycles, as well as the group’s overall strengthening which impacts their total return on savings.
- Restoration Amidst Grief. Pray for restoration of Seed Effect members who have lost family members, especially for the family of Grace Andezu in Aliodrozu Seed Effect Savings Group, whose son passed Also for Gara Social Seed Effect Savings group, who experienced the loss of a member’s baby, and for Econi Seed Effect Savings Group, who experienced the loss of a member’s brother. Pray that they do not grieve as those without hope, since Jesus died and rose again to give us hope in grief (1Thess. 4:13,14)
- Healing for the Sick. Please join us in praying for family members of both our savings group members, as well as staff, who are experiencing sickness in hospitals, and others are at home. Some are experiencing physical ailments, others are combatting mental illnesses. Would you join us in praying for total healing for these individuals and also pray for the family members that are helping to care for their loved ones?
- Financial Breakthrough and Provision. Please pray that the Lord would provide for our group members who are struggling financially, especially since the governmental refugee food ration has been drastically reduced.
- Expectant Mothers. Will you join us in praying for the safety and health of our staff and group members’ and the children they are expecting?
- Knowledge and Wisdom. Pray for knowledge and wisdom for the spiritual leaders in all of the branches. And please pray that this will be a month spiritual growth in the staff.
Seed Effect USA
- Team Trip in August 2023! We’re back! We have not taken a participant trip to Uganda since the summer of 2019, pre Covid, but come this August that is changing. We will be leaving the States on August 5th and returning on August 14th. Would you join us in praying for a successful first trip back? That the time would be recalibrating and further ignite passion for participants and that it will strengthen and encourage our local staff and members
- Interested in joining the August 2023 Trip Team? Spots are limited! If you or someone you know is interested in joining the trip team, please email Ashley Godsil, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25th!
- Growing our Partners. Would you continue to pray for Seed Effect as we expand our community of supporters within the DFW area and beyond? We have two ways that are low impact so current supporters can share Seed Effect’s work with new people:
- Health of our team and families. Would you pray that we’d stay healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually and be fully present?
- Wisdom as We Grow. We continue to grow and are so thankful! Pray that we will steward this growth and expansion in a way that is worthy of the Gospel.
- Keeping Christ as Our Focus. Pray that we remain committed to honoring the sabbath, seeking solitude to hear from the Lord, and praying for this ministry. Ask the Lord to help us keep Him at the center of everything we do.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.