“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God” – 2 Corinthians 4:15
- Rift Valley Fever is spreading like wildfire among cattle in rural Rwanda. This is a major problem for cattle owners who rely on them for their livelihoods and as a form of insurance. Immunisation programs are happening, but they are happening too late for those who really need them. Please pray for those affected by this.
AZIZI LIFE GROUPS
- We have secured the promise of funding to buy our own property in Rwanda! Up to now we have always rented, but it makes sense for us to find a permanent home. We need to find the perfect location and good construction experts to partner with.
- We are currently preparing shipments, so please pray that we can ship on time for our customers.
- We praise the Lord for diverse, special orders.
- We thank God for our summer interns, Brian and Elise, who have returned to the US. Please ask that their work would yield much fruit for both Azizi Life and for the students.
AZIZI LIFE EXPERIENCES
- We are thankful for a very busy and successful high tourist season, with many visitors having a fantastic experience with our artisans.
- We pray that there will be a smooth, problem-free process of merging Azizi Life Experiences with Azizi Life.
AZIZI LIFE IMPACT (UBI)
- Please pray for preparation in starting the Financial Literacy program at the end of August. We hope that this program will help our artisans in managing their finances for the betterment of their livelihoods and families.
- We praise the Lord for one of our volunteers, Kath MacGuire, who used her expertise in teaching to create a teaching resource for the Adult Literacy Class, ‘You can Teach This Class’. We are thankful that this has been translated into Kinyarwanda and is now available to use by others.
- We praise God that we have our first harvest from two trainee beekeepers.
- We are thankful that sales are increasing and that our reach is expanding to new customers.
- Please pray that we can harvest honey from our own apiary, and that we can identify new artisan partners.
AZIZI LIFE US
- Our board has decided to take a step of faith and hire a US Director in the coming months. Please ask God for two things:
- His guidance in finding the most suitable person for the job.
- We have decided to fundraise to cover all the costs for the director’s first year. Please ask for donors to help us reach our goal of $40,000 by January 2018.
- We praise the Lord that after much waiting, we have finally got medical insurance for our staff!
- Please pray for Nepo’s (one of the guards at Azizi Life) child who is unwell due to the consumption of a poisonous plant.