“Heavenly Father, the numbers getting Covid-19, and the numbers dying, are rising significantly in the Masoyi community. Thank You that all the volunteers have been kept safe until now; many are at high risk because of visiting in the community. May you continue to give both protection and courage to each of them”
“With schools re-starting, may eMasoyi be able to provide school uniforms where they are needed. And with winter in South Africa approaching, may all the children in their care have sufficient blankets to keep warm at night. Thank you for the way you have provided in the past.”
“Father, please bless those children involved in social and spiritual counselling, group therapy, and support groups, particularly during this time of limited access.
“Thank you that the three care centres can continue to provide hot meals for pre-school children, and those attending the homework club.”*
*Benefiting about 300 children, and funded by Masoyi Trust (UK)
“I pray for the most needy children in Masoyi: that basic food parcels for the most destitute can be provided; for the provision of blankets and school uniforms for those in need; and that I.D. [identity documents] can be obtained where they are missing.”
Approx.£20pm will buy survival rations for a family of four. I.D. is essential to claim State benefits such as child and orphan grants (approximately £22pm and £50pm respectively).
“Please guide eMasoyi staff as they identify orphan and vulnerable children in houses in need of repair or security [door locks, window bars], or replacement. You know how limited funds are for this work; please provide all that is needed in 2021, including enough money to complete the current new house build.”
New house funding comes from outside sponsors; only one has been built in 2020. (A two-room house costs £3,000-£3,500, and a separate, long-drop toilet £350.)
“Father, you know that unemployment in South Africa is high, particularly among young people; and much higher among the Masoyi community, which is largely devoid of industry and commerce. And the Covid-19 crisis is adding to the numbers. May those who are unemployed seek guidance and support from you – including through your church – and may there be many work opportunities created in the months and years ahead.”