CASA DE LA AMISTAD
Please pray for the children that attend Casa de la Amistad (Friendship House) in Bolivia, which provides support to children of incarcerated parents. Through CBM's support, 120 children and youth receive food, tutoring and counselling. The house provides them with a safe and caring environment outside of the prison walls, as some of the children have to live with their incarcerated parents. Recently, three little girls (ages five, six and seven) had to be taken into protective custody because they were violated in the prison. Please pray for God to heal, restore and protect these girls in the midst of this devastating circumstance. Please also pray for their two-year-old sister who was found suffering from malnutrition. May God watch over the children of Casa de la Amistad and move on the hearts of local leaders to establish better protective measures for vulnerable children.
Please pray for a Bible study that CBM Field Staff Mireille Haddad is leading with Iraqi refugee women in Lebanon. As part of her role with a local Christian organization, Mireille hosts two Bible study groups every week, with 40-60 women attending each. "As these women have fled their country and left everything behind, including their dignity and hope for a better future, this is a great time for them to meet with God and to experience life-changing transformation," Mireille and her husband Elie shared in a recent update. "It is such a blessing to be working with them and introducing them to the message of the Gospel." Please pray that these women would find a renewed sense of hope and belonging as they continue to meet weekly and experience God's love.
Please pray for Lewis and Felain Lam, CBM Field Staff based in Germany, as they prepare to reach out to new Chinese students this fall. The Lams minister to the large number of students from mainland China studying in German universities, bringing the gospel to these future professionals who return to China upon graduation. The Lams are currently preparing for a new student orientation in October, which will provide basic supplies, resources and services to better support Chinese students. Please pray that the orientation would go smoothly and that the students would sense the love of Jesus through the work of the ministry. The Lams also request prayer for their physical, mental and spiritual health to be renewed as they continue to meet the growing demands of the student ministry.