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August 2018 Prayer Guide




Dear Friends,

Last month, CURE Kenya celebrated 20 years of healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom. CURE’s founders, Dr. Scott and Sally Harrison, along with national dignitaries, leaders, and CURE co-workers past and present were in attendance. Children and adults whose lives and bodies have been touched through the ministry gave grateful testimony to changed lives. Among them, Livingston, one CURE Kenya’s first spinal patients on whom Dr. Harrison performed surgery. Whether or not present to the festivities, we all share the joy of a 20-year legacy.

Prayer has always been in the forefront. Even before CURE came into being, Dr. Scott and Sally Harrison exemplified the mission of CURE (Luke 9:2) during their initial missions trips to Africa, where Scott operated and, alongside him, Sally prayed. As CURE Kenya took shape, friends gathered to pray, eventually meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, a gathering we continue to this day.

We believe that the accomplishments of CURE, expressed not only in buildings and programs but in changed lives and eternal destinies, have followed our prayers. As Oswald Chambers once remarked, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”

“Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is first in the prayer Jesus taught us to pray (Matthew 6:10). That prayer is the fire beneath our mission.

Thank you for participating in greater work.

Praying with you,

Cathy Morgan
Prayer and Member Care Coordinator

Prayer Requests

New prayer requests can be shared at cure.org/prayer-request.


Hospitals

Niger
Praise the Lord:
*that Ifia, a nurse at CURE Niger, and her new baby who are back home now after time in the nursery and for the opportunity co-workers had to minister to them.
*for co-workers’ great work during fiscal year 2017/18.
*for the addition of Frieda to the spiritual ministry team. She is a great blessing to co-workers, patients, and families.

Pray with us:
*as we minister to patients and caregivers, co-workers, churches, and community for the spiritual growth of all.
*for a real thirst of God in the hearts of patients and caregivers; ask the Lord to open their mind to understand the meaning of the gospel message and commit their lives to Jesus.
*for a voluntary and collaborative involvement of patients and mothers in activities developed by the spiritual team.
*that God will open the hearts of co-workers to hear His word for true transformation of the soul; for family life to grow between co-workers, and for a real commitment to learning the Word of God in the service of God.
*for outreach events during this new fiscal year and for upcoming ceremonies (wedding, feasts, naming, and birthdays).
*for God to supply many patients for treatment at CURE Niger.

Submitted on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm


Uganda: please pray for greater success of spiritual ministry in Uganda and for the spiritual ministry team to trust God for provision of resources we need to run the ministry.

Submitted on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm


I am now 34 but was born with thyroid cyst. I have done two surgeries when I was a baby but I still suffer from drainage at the throat. It is so embarrassing when it drains and I am in public but not aware of it until someone informs me. The doctors said I will have to scrape the hyoid bone in order to correct what the first doctors failed to do. I wish to get married but I’m so self-conscious of my situation which left me insecure. Please add me to your prayer list God is able to do the impossible so I claim my healing. Thanks in advance and continue do the wonderful job you and your team are doing.

Submitted on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm


Ethiopia: Please pray for peace and stability in our country.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm


Ethiopia: Praise the Lord for new coworker Kebe, a young person with a huge heart for children who has filled the position of playroom specialist.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm


Last month a girl who came to one of our hospitals had been told that her leg should be amputated. The parents, fearful for their daughter’s life, prayed that she wouldn’t die. In a dream, God showed the mother a tall bright person would come and touch her daughter’s wounded leg. After the dream she was contacted by a relative about the CURE hospital. The doctors at CURE gave her hope that her daughter’s leg would not need to be amputated and that she would walk again. While at the hospital, the mother realized that the person in her dream was Jesus. Thank God this woman and her family took a step of faith to start a personal relationship with Jesus in the hospital.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:03 pm


Malawi: Continue praying for Yamikani who has been ill for a long time and is losing hope of living after losing his sight and hearing.

Please pray for follow up crusade August 17-18, 2018.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:49 am


From the testimony of a woman who came to CURE Malawi: “I am old and I was not born a Christian, but in these few days I have heard clearly what the Bible says about my life. It won’t be easy to live as a Christian in my society, but no one will stop me from reading the Bible.” Please remember those who are coming to faith in Christ from difficult circumstances.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:47 am


Praise the Lord for the comfort our children find at our hospitals. One child recently remarked that the hospital where she was being treated “had such nice people.” A member of our spiritual team reminded us that children often fear going to a hospital. We pray to always be places of comfort and healing in the name of Christ.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:41 am


CURE KENYA
SPECIFIC PRAYER CONCERNS:
 Thank God for the Opening of the new outpatient department, successful celebration of our 20th anniversary and rolling out of the stepping in campaign.
 Thank God for the successful ENT camp.
 Pray for the Implementation of our new fiscal year and final strategic (FY5) plan
 Pray for the new coworkers who have recently joined us to settle down and adjust quickly to our culture.
 Pray for the spiritual department as we introduce the concept of making our environment to be Kingdom inviting.
 Pray for the August outreach ministry in a new environment named Meru County and the long mobile clinic scheduled for this month.

Submitted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:59 am


Mission Support Center

Luke Boersma, Tori Spade, Derek Johnson, Brant Hansen and his son Justice, and Stephanie Ibarra are traveling to Uganda this weekend. Please pray for them as they travel and as they join the CURE Uganda community.

Submitted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 1:21 pm


Maureen Sloan’s sister-in-law’s mother Jean has suffered a minor stroke on top of many other health issues and is in the hospital in Toronto. Maureen’s nephew is due married on August 11th. Please pray for the LORD to complete His perfect work in Jean’s life and bring comfort and rest to the family in their concern. Maureen serves CURE as Nurse Consultant.

Submitted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:49 pm


Friends

Brad Kulp, Technical Services Coordinator for CURE Mission Support Center in PA, has asked for prayer for two young girls, grades 3 and 6, whose mother took her own life last week. Brad’s daughter was counselor at the church camp they attended.

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:35 pm


Kenya: Praise God for 20 years of ministry! Our first hospital celebrated the last week in July with ceremonies, tours and a beautiful dinner. Pray for the ongoing work to gather support from local churches for CURE’s mission to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom!

Submitted on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm


Baby Eden, three month old granddaughter of Duane Cressman, CURE Canada chairman, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep last week. Please remember Brittany and Nate Dubroff, Eden’s parents, as well as Duane and Lori Cressman in their shock and grief.

Submitted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm