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“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24

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We were created in love, by love, to be love. Ask God to give Exile teammates great love for one another and all whom they serve. Pray for God’s transformational love to be experienced by millions in Uganda and DR Congo.

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Ask God to protect Exile’s teammates, their families and the child survivors they serve. Ask God to protect each from physical harm, illness and spiritual attack.

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Ask God to bless Exile teammates with wisdom to serve, lead and provide transformational care that leads to restored lives. Ask God to restore child survivors of war and bless each with wisdom and discernment to become leaders for peace who can and will transform communities.

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October 2021 — Prayer Updates

Uganda

  • Protection and favor over the children whose schools remain closed due to the lockdown. Prayers for safety as they are home and often in their most vulnerable state to be victims of abuse or child marriage/pregnancy. Click here for more on Exile’s COVID Response Plan – ensuring children’s safety.
  • Praises of blessing over the children who are able to continue to study at home with Exile staff and hired teachers.
  • Healing and comfort over an Exile graduate who recently fractured his back in an accident. Prayers for wisdom as doctors treat the injury.

Congo

  • Favor and blessings over the children who are back in school and for a successful school semester.
  • Protection and provision for the families who are still living in displacement camps from the volcanic eruption in May. Pray for Exile staff traveling to the impacted areas – providing counseling, food, and clean water to families. 
  • Peace and protection over Eastern DR Congo, specifically for Exile’s staff and children living in areas with heavy rebel activity. Insecurity continues to rise with the lack of certainty and resources due to the pandemic and volcanic eruption. 

Exile US Team

  • Sovereignty and provision – that God leads the right person to join Exile’s team as we search for a passionate and qualified candidate for the open position of Program ManagerIf you know anyone who might be a good fit for this position, would you send them our way?
  • Praise and gratitude for an amazing and successful night during Hope Wins – Exile’s’ 7th Annual Fundraising Event. Because of Exile’s incredible partners, $156,905 was raised – providing healing to more child survivors of war than ever before!

 


June 2021 — Prayer Updates

On May 22nd, Mount Nyiragongo erupted outside of Goma, DR Congo — killing many, destroying villages, and displacing thousands.

  • Pray for safety, wisdom, and healing for all impacted by the eruption.
  • Pray for protection, endurance, and rest. While the tremors have ceased and families are returning home, there remains the emotional aftershock of living in constant alert for 18+ days with minimal sleep.
  • Pray for safety of teams distributing relief and support to affected families and communities.
  • Pray for those grieving the loss of loved ones and for the children who went missing during this disaster.
  • Pray for provision as Exile works to provides disaster relief for 413 families — including food, water, clothing, shoes, other supplies, and rebuilding six houses of affected families.

For more info — exileinternational.org/volcano-relief

 


Urgent Prayer Request — May 22, 2021

Volcano erupting in eastern Congo affecting thousands — including Exile children & staff

  • Pray for safety and wisdom for men, women, and children throughout the affected region.
  • Multiple Exile programs, including many children and staff, are in the potential path of the lava. Exile Congo staff are responding accordingly.
  • Mount Nyiragongo in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, erupted on Saturday (May 22), sending panicked residents fleeing.
  • Nyiragongo last erupted in 2002, killing 250 people and making 120,000 people homeless after the lava flowed into Goma.

More details here — exileinternational.org/volcano-relief

 


March 2021 — Prayer Updates

Dear Friends,

  • Can you believe it has been one year since the start of life with a pandemic? Sometimes it can be difficult to remember life before social distancing, virtual school, and mask-wearing. Though it has not been an easy year for many, we are thankful the Lord has been gracious to reveal His goodness and steadfast love through it all.

Schools have re-opened

  • After being closed for nearly a year due to COVID-19, schools in Uganda and DR Congo have reopened. We are thrilled the children will be reunited with their teachers and friends. For many children in Exile’s program, school provides a place of safety. We ask for continued prayers against the spread of COVID-19 among Exile’s staff and the children in our programs.

Exile Staff Member & Families

  • With heavy hearts we ask for prayers of comfort for a staff member in Congo and his family. They recent delivered a baby who unexpectedly died shortly after birth. They are devastated but remain resolute in their faith and trust in God the Father.
  • Two staff members recently had an uncle pass away unexpectedly.
  • It has been a heavy time for many of Exile’s staff with several facing family tragedies.

We are praying for YOU

  • We continue to pray for you. We pray against fear for you and your family. We pray for a renewed spirit of hope. And we would be honored to come alongside you and pray for your specific needs.
  • Please let us know how we can support you. We take time to pray for each and every prayer request as we receive them. For support and prayer, please contact anyone on our team or email us at prayer@exileinternational.org.

 


December 2020 — Prayer Updates

Kidnappings are on the rise.

  • Increased risk for youth & staff. It’s heartbreaking to report that kidnappings in Congo are increasing at an alarming rate. This puts Exile’s staff and youth at a high risk of danger. Our heartbeat is for the safety & well-being of the 1,900 children Exile serves in volatile regions of the world.
  • We pray for miracles. We believe in a God who has parted seas, raised the dead, rescues the lost, heals the broken, and in whom nothing is impossible. We know He is able.
  • Choosing hope. We have learned more about choosing hope during the recent crisis than ever before. We are learning that hope is a discipline and a choice – not a feeling.
  • Pray for kidnappers. Yes, as difficult and unnatural as it feels, we choose to pray for God to touch kidnappers’ hearts. We pray for God to stop evil and transform hearts.
  • Pray for wisdom for Exile’s teams. We pray for Exile’s leadership teams (Congo, Uganda, & USA) as we navigate and learn from the difficult circumstances around the reality of increased kidnappings.

As always, we are praying for YOU

  • We continue to pray for you. We pray against fear for you and your family. We pray for a renewed spirit of hope. And we would be honored to come alongside you and pray for your specific needs.
  • Please let us know how we can support you. We take time to pray for each and every prayer request as we receive them. For support and prayer, please contact anyone on our team or email us at prayer@exileinternational.org

 

Your prayers change lives.

With your partnership of prayer, children are choosing a life of faith in Jesus, hope is being restored, and disciples are being made.

We are humbled and thankful for your sacrifice of time praying for this Kingdom work among rescued child soldiers and children orphaned by war!

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

 

Below, explore the redemptive work God is doing in the lives of so many child survivors of war through our latest blogs.

 

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