Praying with the African Christian Church and Schools
congregation in Mai Mahui, Kenya.
As we come to the end of August, we remember the hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children that our Kenyan partners are assisting with school fees and basic supplies as they prepare to start a new semester. Strengthening ministry with youth and children is a major prayer concern for our Kenyan partners as they realize that the majority of the Kenyan population is under the age of 19.
We are also grateful for a fantastic Kamp Tumaini with the Guardians of Hope groups of the ACC&S and with CBM's Urban Muslim Ministry program in Nairobi. We remember in prayer the team of eight Canadian volunteers as they begin their long journey home this evening.
The CBM SENT team on their way to the airport this afternoon
It is with great sadness that we lament with South Sudanese churches the failure of the leadership of the two warring groups to come to an agreement on ratifying the peace accord that was initiated last month in Ethiopia. We pray for peace and an end to the senseless violence that is destroying this country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo
We continue to pray for the emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DRC. As of August 25th, a total of 111 cases have been reported including 72 deaths. We pray for the families of the victims and for an end to the spread of the virus. We also pray in solidarity with our partners serving with the Baptist Churches of Central Africa (CBCA).
We are thankful that the CBCA has been recognized as an important local part in the World Health Organization's coordinated response efforts. Through the support of Canadian Baptist Ministries, Tearfund Canada, and the United Evangelical Mission, the CBCA is carrying out vital prevention measures in and around Mangina and Beni.
CBCA pastors and implementation team members preparing
80 handwashing stations for distribution at the epicentre
of the Ebola outbreak in DRC.