Thank you to all who submitted prayer points about your work. CCIH exists to lift up your work and help you make connections to reach those in need and answer our Christian calling to serve.
January 2020 Prayers
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13 
Week 1: January 1-8
Pray for our friends, colleagues and all people in Liberia during this time of civil unrest and angst with planned protests against the current government. Pray for calm, peace and safety. 
 
Pray for peace in areas recently hit by deadly violence, with a special focus on attacks in Somalia, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. We pray for change in the hearts of the perpetrators. May they know the love of Christ, and discover peace.

Pray for the ministries of all CCIH members. As you plan your work for the year, may you be filled with hope to heal the sick, protect the vulnerable, feed the hungry, strive for equality and justice, and equip and empower people to be lifted out of poverty.   May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13 
Week 2: January 9-16
Pray for Syria. In December, heightened regime and Russisan bombardment on the northwestern province of Idlib forced tens of thousands of vulnerable people to flee their homes.
 
Unemployment can be extremely difficult as families struggle with the financial and emotional consequences. Pray that God opens doors for our brothers and sisters seeking opportunities in the new year.  
Week 3: January 17-24
Pray for orphans in Liberia. The Lighthouse Assembly of God Church is paying the education costs of two orphans. Pray for those two students and for support for the church to sustain and expand their work helping orphans. 
 
Prayers of thanks that Maitaimako Medical Mission in Nigeria received financial support from a private donor to construct a borehole and bring clean water to the Wida Village, an area without clean water for decades. The community suffered from Cholera, Diarrhea, Schistosomiasis, Dysentery, Ascariasis, and Typhoid fever. Prayer for support for a second borehole to provide clean water to more people.
Week 4: January 25-31
January 26 is World Leprosy Day. Every day, 50 girls and boys around the world are diagnosed with leprosy. Many more will remain undiagnosed due to stigma, fear and lack of medical expertise. Pray that leprosy is detected early to prevent suffering and disabilities. Learn about American Leprosy Missions and their efforts to help to find, diagnose, and get medicine to those who need it. 

A drought has led to a “Phase 3” food crisis after a sporadic start to the November to March rainy season. 60 percent of the population is now food insecure. Pray for the people of Zimbabwe and for those seeking solutions to the crisis.
Contact  Kathy Erb to send your prayer points or for more information about these efforts or to contact the organizations mentioned.
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