Category Archives: Prayer Requests

The Gift of Prayer

 

IMG_8965One of the greatest gifts a sponsor (or anyone) can give our children is prayer. We can do all that we can financially, medically, relationally and educationally, but if God doesn’t bless our efforts, nothing we do can change their lives. We can plant and we can water, but it is God who gives the increase. He is the true Hope for our children and families. What better way to be a part of His movement in their lives than through prayer!

For some of us, praying for a sponsored child comes naturally, but it can often feel a little intimidating. The life of a child in poverty is hard and the responsibility of praying for them may seem weighty. Fortunately, we have a Father who longs to hear our requests. Here are a few ideas to help in praying for our POI kids.

  1. Get to Know Your Child – Learn as much as you can about the child you’re sponsoring – where they live, what they want to be, and what their neighborhood is like. The more you know about someone the easier it is to pray for their needs. Consider writing them and asking specifically how you can pray.
  1. Keep it Simple – Praying for a child doesn’t have to involve an hour-long prayer session every day. Simple prayers throughout the day are just as needed and a great way to remember your kid. Consider keeping a picture close by as a reminder or setting an alarm to pray for your child at the same time each day.
  1. Pray, pray, pray – Pray often and pray consistently. Write down prayer requests your child sends you or that POI shares for their project. If you don’t have specific prayer requests, pray for the things all children need – health, food, success in school, and a relationship with Jesus.

From time to time, we will be posting prayer requests for our projects, staff, and children. We would be honored if you would pray with us for the work that God is doing in Honduras.

To donate or to sponsor a child for only $30 a month, please visit our website at http://www.poihn.org/ways-to-give.

Thankful for Another Year

SanJuanGrad2Our San Juan graduating Kindergarten class

The Honduran school year has ended and our POI kids and teachers are singing praises for another successful year.  Will you join us in praising the Lord our God for His goodness to POI this year?  And then join us in prayer for the exciting additions that POI will be making in 2016.

 “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.  May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.” Psalm 104:33-34

Praises

– All POI students and house home kids have passed school this year

– Edgar Varela will be graduating from high school this Friday – prayers needed for his future plans

– Our 54 kindergarten students graduated Monday

– Tuesday and Thursday our 47 sixth graders had their graduation ceremonies

SanJuanGraduation

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.” Jeremiah 29 :12

Prayer Requests

– Prayers for guidance as we start looking for houses for the girls transitional home

– Prayers for plans for the upcoming clinic in San Juan

– Prayers for safety in our communities, for our children, families and staff

 

Praying for POI

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thes 5:16-18

As the body of Christ, we get to come alongside one another and pray.  What an honor it is to be a part of the Lord’s work.  Here are some specific ways that you can be praying for POI right now.

  1. House home children have just started their last quarter at school – please pray that they keep their grades up and the finish the school year successfully.
  2. Sandro Salazar, one of our POI office staff who works as a driver/food delivery, has a fractured rib – pray for his healing.
  3. POI churches- pray they grow in knowledge and love of the Lord and that they always find KOINONIA with each other.
  4. Pray for safety in the projects, for teachers, our pastors, students and their families.
  5. We are asking God for growth in 3 specific areas next year:
    1. Transitional Home for the girls – pray for the process of planning, meeting requirements and getting approval be done.
    2.  A new kindergarten in Villa Nueva – pray that we get the approval from the government officials and the whole process go without delays.
    3. Pray for the provision to open a new health clinic in San Juan.