Prayer Update – April 2019


  • It’s tax season in Rwanda and around the world, which means lots of paperwork in Rwanda and the US. Please pray we are able to report everything we need to accurately and clearly without any errors.


  • This April marks 25 years since the Genocide against the Tutsi. Please pray for the nation during this time of memorial.


  • Things are moving forward with the land purchase for the new location for Azizi Life headquarters in Rwanda. Please pray for:


  1. Wisdom as we decide the size of land to purchase – we know the space we need now but hope to be here for many years to come so need the right space to grow into.
  2. That we are able to change the plot from agricultural use to commercial use.
  3. That we are able to get clear guidelines for the building regulations for that area.
  4. For a good working relationship with the officials in charge of the area where our new land is.  Please pray we are able to find a wonderful architect who can help us design a wonderful location, and also to stay within budget.


  • Please pray for good relationships with other social enterprises working in Rwanda.  May we all support one another in the good work we are all doing.



  • UBI is planning to take on a new employee to work alongside Venantie, enabling us to do more visits and field work. Please pray we find the perfect person. We plan to hire in May/June.


  • We are so thankful that we have seen progress with the adult literacy project in the local prison.


  • We praise God that we have 235 attendees to the adult literacy program in a rural community we work with.


  • Please pray that God will provide more Bibles for the next adult literacy graduation.


  • We are thankful to have had the opportunity to attend the Fair Trade Federation conference in late March. Please ask for good fruit from the connections made there.


  • The US Board of Directors is seeking one to three new members. Please ask that we would see clearly who God has for those positions.


  • One of the ways we serve artisans is by connecting with designers and customers who want to create their own designs. This will increase both income and the creative scope of the artisans. Please pray for help in effectively facilitating these partnerships.



  • Sean Lawson, the Founder of Beeutiful Creations, is relocating to the UK with his family in the next few months, where he has applied for a job. It is closely linked with what he has done here in Rwanda with Beeutiful Creations. Please pray for the Lawson family during this time of transition.
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