Ministry Update: Love Never Fails

Ministry Update: Love Never Fails

Ministry Update: Love Never Fails

Director’s Health

In February, we asked for prayer for the director of Love Never Fails, who fractured his foot and was facing a long recovery. He was especially concerned with how this would directly affect his ministry, which requires a significant amount of walking. In addition to asking for the Lord to heal his foot, we asked for prayers for creativity and patience during recovery.

After three months of incapacitation, during which he had to use crutches to move around and spend hours lying down each day, he has had his cast removed and been cleared to walk and drive short distances.

Prayer Points

  • Thank you for your prayers! Please pray for continued healing and relief from pain.
  • Pray that he will be able to return to walking and driving longer distances soon as well.

Women’s Ministry Update

Love Never Fails has continued to serve the community, even during the director’s recovery. They have provided job opportunities to seven women, who are now making clothes, preparing foods, packaging spices, and growing vegetables to sell. Now that the director can make house visits again, he is pleased to see how well each of these ladies is doing!

One is a lady he has been sharing with for over 20 years. After 20 years of teaching her and pleading with her to come to Christ and enduring physical and verbal attacks from her, the Lord has given her a new heart and brought her to faith in Christ!

The director also teaches a baptism class at his church, and three ladies from Love Never Fails are currently involved. Each of them has repented of their former way of life and is now working in a good job situation.

Prayer Points

  • Please continue to pray for these ladies, that the Lord will strengthen and protect believers and bring many more to faith in Christ.
  • Pray for the director, staff, and volunteers at Love Never Fails to be diligent in faith, protected from evil, and have patience and steadfastness to continue to minister to these ladies.

Food Distribution Ministry

Poverty in Ethiopia continues to worsen, and many poor people have no food, resorting to going through the trash for anything they can eat. Those with disabilities, the elderly, children, and sick people are especially suffering. These dire conditions serve to drive many women to prostitution out of desperation to feed themselves and their children. Because of this, Love Never Fails has also provided food support for 100 people living in poverty, many of whom are elderly, disabled, or bedridden with HIV, giving them wheat, teff, cooking oil, lentils, rice, pasta, and soap.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the Lord to care for the poor, elderly, disabled, and lonely, lifting them out of misery and poverty.
  • Pray for the Lord to bring many out of spiritual poverty and mental darkness, giving them new hearts and putting a new spirit within them.

Ministry to Students

Love Never Fails provides life skills training to teen girls attending the public school in their community. The goal is to help them lead healthy and productive lives without being drawn into prostitution. They also work with young people to teach them the dangers of drug addiction, which is gradually becoming a serious problem in their community. Many young people have become addicted and dropped out of school, so the teachers have asked Love Never Fails to help them combat this problem.

Prayer Points

  • Please pray for the Lord to work in the hearts of the teen girls and young people in their programs, drawing them to faith in Christ and obedience to His Word.
  • Pray for Him to protect these young women and keep them from the lure and destructiveness of prostitution.
  • Pray for Him to keep young people from using and becoming addicted to drugs, and pray for Him to rescue the kids who are already addicted.