Tuesday, August 04, 2009


The last few days have been tremendously busy for us and we've had teenage girl company in and out of the house as they try to cram in a lot of last minute fun and together-time before the new school year starts. As a result, I've not been able to post each day's special prayers and videos for the 40 Days of Prayer WITH the Children through the Children's Cup ministry. I'm worn out from a great but full day but before I throw my tired, middle-aged body in the bed, I wanted to catch up with the prayer needs.

Day 1: Food

Hunger drives me to the refrigerator. Hunger takes orphans to the garbage dump to dig for any morsel of food they can find. Or makes them willing to accept bread from strangers in exchange for “favors.” God promised that he looks out for even the sparrows - how much more for his children!
“I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. - “Psalm 132:15 (KJV)

Name: Nathie Hlatshwayo
Church/Business: Children’s Cup
Address: Swaziland
Position: Projects Manager
Name of Spouse: Futhie Hlatshwayo
Name(s) of children: Siphokazi, Lihle
Email: nathie@childrenscup.org
Facebook: Nathie …

Day 2: Medicine

A dab of salve from the corner drug store helps heal the wounds of my child. The little ones Children’s Cup cares for also receive that kind of care. But what about the kids who have no one to wash and bandage their cuts and kiss their bruises? They often get infection that leads to loss of limbs and even death.

“He treated his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put him on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him.” - Luke 10:34 (CEV)

Name: Steve Harris

Church/Business: The Medicine Shoppe

Address: 1817 South Burnside, Gonzales, LA 70737

Position: Pharmacist

Name(s) of children: Laura, Amanda, Nathan, and Julie

Email: stevepd333@integrity.com

Day 3: Books & School Supplies

The note simply said, “Thank you for the pencils. Our whole class was sharing one pencil and most days I didn’t get to use it. Now we each have our own.” Lord, provide our children with the supplies they need for learning. Knowing how to read eventually enables them to hold a job that pays them well enough to climb out of poverty. Reading the Word of God enables richness in their souls.

“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” - Isaiah 54:13 (TNIV)

Name: Levi Rodgers

Church/Business: Children’s Cup/HPC Swaziland

Address: Swaziland

Position: Missionary Kid

Name(s) of siblings: Kayla (11), Trinity (6)

Email: levi@childrenscup.org

Blog: http://www.blogger.com/

Other: Son of Ben and Susan Rodgers, Africa Directors for Children’s Cup & Pastors of HPC Swaziland. I like to play the guitar. I love football and especially the Titans and center Kevin Mawae. I like to swim, catch frogs, and ride my bike. I love to visit CarePoints with my family and play tag with the kids.

Day 4: Finances

In these days of financial difficulty, it isn’t easy to find the necessary support needed to carry on the tasks God has assigned. Without proper financing, Children’s Cup can do nothing. But we are trusting that God will speak to the hearts of those with the “loaves and fish” to share that the Lord will bless and multiply for his glory.

“‘There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?’ ‘Tell everyone to sit down,’ Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, ‘Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.’ So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves.” - John 6:9-13 (NLT)

Name: Dave Ohlerking

Church/Business: Children’s Cup

Position: Founder/President

Address: PO Box 400, Prairieville, LA 70769

Name of Spouse: married 50 years to Jean

Name(s) of children: David, Dan, Susan, Josh

Email: dave@childrenscup.org

Blog: www.daveohlerking.blogspot.com

Facebook: Dave Ohlerking

Twitter: @daveohlerking

Thank you for taking the time to pray with the children and for the children.

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