Throughout the western world people are struggling with being confined to their homes. While we miss seeing our families and friends and it is of course a great tragedy not to be able to worship together in person, many of us are able to continue working from home on laptops, participate in online prayer times, even tuning in to live streamed worship services from around the world. We spend our free time making sour dough bread, planting victory gardens or binge watching Netflix!

Meanwhile our Christian brothers and sisters in other parts of the world are desperately pleading with God that they will be able to grow enough crops to feed their families. South Sudan is one such country, which has been experiencing drought over the last several months. The rains which usually come in April and May just didn’t come this year.

Each week, in an email sent out by RP Global Missions, the Cush 4 Christ team have been asking RP’s around the world to pray for rain. God has heard, he has answered, but we need you to keep praying! Here are some of the most recent prayer requests, shared with the permission of RP Global Missions.

  • Last Week: Please continue to pray for rain. There was one promising downpour this past week, but not yet enough for people to begin planting this year’s crops.
  • This Week: Thank God that we had more rain this week. Pray for strength for people who are cultivating, as many are struggling to have enough to eat, and for continued rain and good growth of the crops.
  • Last Week: Given the high price of the basic food staple, hunger is a more pressing concern than Covid-19 for most of the Cush4Christ team’s neighbors. Pray for grace and wisdom for team members as they are receiving more requests than usual for help.
  • This Week: Pray for wisdom for the C4C team as they seek to use wisely funds provided by RP Global Missions for mercy ministry.

You can read more about the work of the Cush 4 Christ team in South Sudan on their website.

Carla Steele, RP Global Alliance

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