Prayer Update – January 2019
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old is gone, the new is here!’ – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Azizi Life US
- We praise God that Emily Newlin is beginning her work with Azizi Life this month, towards our grand goal of multiplying artisan income 10x by 2022!
- Please ask for God’s direction and focus for Emily as she begins her new role and launches into the project.
- Pray for great connections with people of influence and for great collaboration with the Rwanda team.
- Finally, please ask for guidance and help for all of us as we prepare to significantly scale up our work! May God be glorified and the artisans be well-served in Jesus’ name.
- We praise God for the progress that we have made in raising funds for the Multiply Project. We have only about $12,400 left to raise of our $50,000 goal! Please ask that all the people who connected with us in 2018 would be moved to continue to engage with us in a way that serves the artisans, beekeepers, and our Azizi Life community.
- Our International Liaison, Christi, is planning to return to Rwanda in early January. Please ask for God’s help in completing all the US-side work and for a good transition back to Rwanda.
Azizi Life Crafts
- We praise God for all the sales made during 2018. The artisans that we work with were able to achieve so many things, and we are praying that we will continue to get orders and serve both artisans and customers with excellence.
- We also pray that we’ll source enough raw materials and will use them wisely as we will be working on new samples.
- We need God’s presence and provision for any big order we may get, so that we will meet customer expectations and deliver on time.
- We also ask for God’s help in moving forward with our big project of owning our own Azizi Life home in Rwanda by the end of 2019. Please continue to pray we will be able to find a good location and use the funds wisely.
Azizi Life Experiences:
- We are thankful that 2018 was a successful year! Please pray that God will continue to bless us through various guests who come to experience our activities.
- As we plan to visit our hosts, may God be with us during that process and may all our conversations lead us to strong, ongoing partnerships and ownership.
- Sean Lawson, the founder and director of Beeutiful Creations, is moving on with his family to a new venture back in the UK this summer. The coming months will therefore be a time of transition and handing over. Natalie Nenly was promoted to the position of Manager and is excited to take the lead in this social enterprise. Please pray for her in this role, and for a smooth transition period.
- Beeutiful Creations’ products are moving from the Design:Rwanda store to the Azizi Life Studio. Please pray for growth and increased sales so that the beekeepers and artisans will be better served.
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