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June 2016 Prayer Guide




They say time flies when you’re having fun. This must be true, given how hard it is for me to believe that I’m already in my third month as CURE International’s Anchoress. So far, most of my time has been spent listening, gathering information, and, of course, praying. As I learn and appreciate the unique ministries of CURE, I am daily reminded how blessed I am to be working here.

For instance, I’ve been learning that CURE is a global leader in the treatment of clubfoot. Maybe you, too, are unaware that that each year 160,000 children worldwide are born with clubfoot, a condition that has for many meant a lifetime of disability. Each year, CURE treats some 15,000 children with clubfoot and, since 2006, has seen nearly 100,000 children walk free. The treatment method, named after Dr. Ignatio Ponseti, requires multiple visits with CURE counselors as well as physicians. This provides many opportunities for children and family members to see God’s love in action in their lives, and we know many hearts have been changed as a result.

On June 3, we at CURE International headquarters remembered the birthday of Dr. Ponseti—with cake! We think 100,000 changed lives calls for celebration; I’m sure you do, too. So we invite you to celebrate with us! Visit https://cure.org/clubfoot/ to taste the joy CURE is bringing into the world of clubfoot. When you do, be sure to click on the new video. As you witness images reflecting changed lives, we know you will share our hope that one day clubfoot will no longer mean a lifetime of disability.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the ministry of CURE International as we continue our mission to proclaim the kingdom and heal the sick.

Cathy Morgan
Anchoress


Prayer Requests


Hospitals

Praise the Lord that new believers are sharing their faith and discipling others.

Pray that the poultry and vegetable garden projects will be a blessing to patients and caregivers as they support their families. The projects are a blessing to the hospital, as staff and patients both benefit from the food as well as the skills being learned.

Praise the Lord for the 10 adult patients who came to faith last month.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm


Praise the Lord for the 81 people who came to know the Lord Jesus last month at the Tebow CURE Hospital and for the partnerships being formed with local churches, who will support the new believers in their faith.

Please pray for the medical and spiritual staff as they encounter a great need; Tebow CURE is the only orthopedic hospital on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm


Praise the Lord for healing a young patient, formerly dominated by an evil influence that since very young kept her from speaking. At the mother’s request, the ministry team prayed for her and today she is teaching village children gospel songs she learned while at CURE Niger. Pray for the mother who knows that her daughter was healed by Jesus Christ, but is afraid to confess.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:08 pm


Pray for the spiritual team as they support new believers from districts where the majority follow faiths other than Christianity. The believers face potential hostility for having been at CURE Malawi. Pray for courage and growth for them.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm


Praise the Lord for opportunities to share the gospel in villages during follow up visits to CURE patients. Pray for connections to churches and pastors, especially for new believers.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:57 am


Praise the Lord for the wonderful CURE Clubfoot Conference this month that brought together managers and counselors from various countries. Pray for the continued need for counselors as CURE Clubfoot moves forward. Pray for continued creativity as members of this program work with limited budgets and much need.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:53 am


Pray for wisdom for staff in Afghanistan as they determine how best to heal physical and emotional wounds of a young resident.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 11:49 am


CURE Moms Prayer Requests:

Pauline: Praise the Lord with me for enabling my daughter Elizabeth to be declared fit for surgery for we had been told from another hospital that it was not possible for her to have the surgery done. Pray that her spine surgery will be successful.

Domitila: Pray for my son John, 16 years old, who had his leg fixed yesterday and a revision has to be done for proper positioning. Pray God to strengthen him and grant him boldness for he has a lot of fears on the same.

Anne: With lots of joy thank God with me for good progress of my daughter Celine, 1 year old, who despite of physical challenges underwent surgery successfully. Pray the fixation of her hip joint will heal and be in a position to walk properly for she is a playful girl.

Others Prayer Requests:

Praise God for the ministries conducted in May

Praise God for successful and safe trip for Hannatou Labo and Julie Korn, who visited from CURE Niger

Praise God for successful Pastors’ training

Praise God for His healing hand upon the sick staff and their dear ones

Pray for the God’s comfort upon two staff who lost their parents

Pray for God’s comfort for the families who lost their children in the CURE Clubfoot program

Pray for June Outreach beginning 7th – 12th at Kibera slums which is in the outskirts of Nairobi

Pray for peace and political understanding in our country. We are experiencing very disturbing political demonstrations leading to heightened political temperatures and deaths in some cases.

Submitted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:59 am


Praise the Lord for opportunities to offer patients and families Audio Bibles to listen to the gospel in their heart language. This is especially a gift for those who come to Tebow CURE who are unable to read or write.

Submitted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm


CURE Moms Prayer Requests:

Lilian: Praise God with me for the good progress of my daughter Ashley, 5 years old, after undergoing surgery successfully. Pray with me that God will soon unite me with my three children and my husband for he had to send me back home to my parents due to family conflicts.

Musangi: Pray with me for spiritual boldness since I committed my life to Christ while in the hospital. My humble request to God is to grant me oneness with my parents in law who have always shown their back to me since the time I got married.

Fridah: Join me to thank the Lord for His faithfulness upon my daughter Talia who has gone through surgery successfully today after waiting for so long due to the father’s denial for her surgery.

Leah: I am grateful to God for securing Sharon’s life after getting involved in a road accident, praise God with me. Pray that she will be well and resume her daily businesses.

Submitted on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:09 am


We are so grateful for the provision of a new spiritual director to CURE Malawi, Jimmy Chimphinda. Praise the Lord!

Submitted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm


We are so grateful to have come through the JCI accreditation process successfully! Praise the Lord for grace and endurance of those who labored long and hard towards this important accomplishment!

Submitted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm


CUREMoms Prayer Requests:

Ann: Thank God with me for successful surgery (burn contracture release Rt Elbow) for my daughter Maryann, 15 years old. Pray with me that God will help me forgive my co-wife who burned my daughter after being sent away by my husband.

Beatrice: Pray with me for the healing of my daughter Sheryl whose surgery has been cancelled because of health problems. Please pray that all will be well so that she can be operated on.

Linnet: Thank God with me for the good progress after surgery for my son Enoch, 11 years old. Pray God to help me in my Christian walk for I surrendered my life to Christ while in the hospital.

Susan-Join me in giving Almighty God all the glory for after long struggle with my husband who is a drunkard my son Emmanuel has gone successfully for surgery which was a great denial to the father.

Submitted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:44 am


We praise God for the rains in Kenya but we ask that you pray for rains of blessings in Kenya. There has been a lot of damage of flooding and houses coming down, and as a result the houses built by unqualified people have been demolished by the government. Pray for the hearts of the owners who are affected very badly.

Also many people have been affected by cancer in Kenya. Some are parents of our staff and friends too. Pray that God will heal the living ones.

Submitted on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm


Thank God for a successful recruitment process for spiritual ministry. We have chosen two people who speak Oromo languages. Please pray for their presence to be fruitful.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:10 am


Please pray for the ongoing construction of the new rehab center for children after surgery. Please pray that it will be a great ministry place for children and their families to be rooted in knowing Jesus.

Please pray for the new additional ministry staff who will start this coming June.

Please pray for the new believers who came to Christ in the past month.

Submitted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:19 am


Friends

The 4th annual CURE U Symposium is coming up on June 13-17 where nearly 40 college students will join us to learn more about CURE and how they can support the ministry and grow deeper in their walk with the Lord. Please pray that God will meet us during this special week.

Submitted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm