Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Invitation to Prayer from Faces of Children ... TODAY

Faces of Children is an ecumenical prayer ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas. Their mission is to initiate ministries of prayer for children in churches, communities, and neighborhoods. In doing so, they seek to provide an opportunity for people of God to join together, learn about children and their needs throughout the world, and celebrate Christ's love (especially as it relates to children).

Invitation to Prayer, TODAY

Hi Friends,

Thank you for joining me in prayer for the children of the world. If you can, we'd love to have you pray together with us this Wednesday - TODAY -  at 11:30 a.m., in the gym conference room at First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas. We will not have lunch together after the prayer time this week because of the Ash Wednesday service at noon.

Also, Faces of Children is now on Facebook ! I invite you to like our page so that you can see regular stories, prayer needs, and updates from partner ministries.

All the best,


Dear Intercessors,

"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward."
Matthew 10:42, NIV

Please join me in praying for the following matters this week:

UGANDA // Water Wells with the Billhimers

This week, Ramon and Bob Billhimer are preparing for their trip to Uganda to check on the water well project they oversee. As they prepare for the trip, I'd like to invite you to join me in praying for their safe travels, their wells, and the lives they will impact through the ongoing work of their project.

While they are there, the Billhimers are going to be visiting the site of a potential new well. The site is at a Secondary School, and in addition to the 670 students served by the school, the well would also supply clean water to the neighboring 3,000 people who live in the area. Currently the people draw well from this cistern; which has tadpoles and frogs in it. And as Bob pointed out, if the frogs and tadpoles can't get out of the cistern due to the depth and the small hole at the top, the cistern also has dead frogs and tadpoles ... which leads to water borne disease.

Please pray for it to be clear whether or not this is a good site for a new well. Pray that if construction begins, it moves quickly and smoothly and that the community has reliable access to clean water in a timely manner.

While they are in Uganda, the Billhimers will also be visiting the sites of recently completed wells, like this one. This well serves a community of 10,000 people and is located near the grounds of a primary school with 896 students ranging in age from 3-14 years old. The community hopes to collect the run-off water and use it in a fish farm, which the Billhimers are also involved in starting.

Please pray for this well to be a source of life and peace and hope for the community. Pray it brings people together and breaks down barriers; pray for local church leaders to have opportunities to share about Jesus, the source of Life and water that makes people never thirst again.

Finally, the Billhimers will also be visiting the sites of some of their fish farms. Using runoff water from the wells, the fish farms provide vital nutrition and income to the communities surrounding the wells.

Please pray for the farms already in existence to flourish, and please pray for the Billhimers and their teams to have good wisdom and discernment about where future farms should be located.

Praying with you,


Carrie J. McKean
Faces of Children Director
First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas
(432) 684-7821 x153

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