The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church supports a wide variety of mission partners, both local and global, in advancing our common mission to 'make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.' Each month, we will join together in praying for our brothers and sisters doing mission and ministry around the world.
Children & Youth - North Katanga & Cambodia
Children and youth are an invaluable resource, yet they are among the most vulnerable members of society. In one of the poorest countries in the world, the Democratic Republic of Congo, hundreds of children become orphaned every day due to disease and poverty. These children have a precarious future unless the Church steps in to extend hope and care. A continent away, young people 18 and under make up 50 percent of the population of Cambodia, where in the 1970s, millions died under the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge regime. Here, the development of young leadership is absolutely vital to the church’s mission. In two very different contexts, the West Ohio Conference has stepped up to support the wider Church’s efforts to care for and empower children, youth, and young adults. In the North Katanga Conference of the Congo, the Kamina Children’s Home provides a loving environment where children are encouraged to live into God’s vision for their future. In Cambodia, Methodist ministries such as grade schools and vocational training programs are helping young people fulfill their capacity for leadership.
This month, please pray for:
Week 1: Each child at the Kamina Children’s Home to receive the love, support, and education they need for sustainable living beyond KCH.
Week 2: Increased financial support of the Kamina Children’s Home by West Ohio congregations, as it has become difficult even to provide basic necessities for the children.
Week 3: Education, training, and leadership development programs for youth and young adults in Cambodia.
Week 4: Willingness of current leaders of the Methodist Mission in Cambodia to turn over leadership to the next generation.