Operation Blessing International

Afghanistan

Young girls gather around a local well as they collect water for their families.

Will you pray today for these young girls and so many others like them? Pray that they will have the opportunity to attend school and skills training courses so that they can break the cycle of poverty in their families.

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Cambodia - A young boy proudly holds new school supplies.

Join us in praying for impoverished children in Cambodia and throughout Asia who do not have the opportunity or resources to go to school. Pray for special donations and programs that would allow these children to get an education and break the cycle of poverty.

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Pakistan

After floods displaced these boys from their homes, they relish access to clean water brought by aid workers.

Today, please remember children like these in your prayers. Pray especially for those who do not yet have access to clean water, nutritious food and sturdy shelter.

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Lynnville, Indiana

When their twin daughters were two, Brian and Christy thought another child would complete their family. To their surprise, they had triplets! Then gas and food prices began to rise, and despite Brian’s two jobs, it was hard to put food on the table.

Brian and Christy are receiving help through their local food bank to get them through a difficult time. As we celebrate Thanksgiving today with our friends and family, please take a moment to thank God for the blessings in our life, and also pray for families like these who have been affected by the tough economy and job market.

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India

A young boy receives free treatment at an HIV clinic in India.

Today, please pray for the more than 2 million children across the world currently living with HIV, most of whom contracted it from their mothers before they were even born. Pray for access to treatment and increased prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

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Cairo, Egypt

In the slums surrounding Cairo, Om Alla spends all day assembling power strips for a mere $3 in pay. Her income isn’t enough to provide for her family, so Om Alla often dreamed of opening her own bakery instead.

With help from a micro-loan, Om Alla was able to purchase an oven, propane tank, and other equipment to start her business. Today there are still so many around the world who work hard, but dream of making a better life for themselves. Will you take a moment today to pray for more microenterprise projects and skills training initiatives?

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Cambodia

When Sokarn was born with a cleft lip, his mother worried about his future, and the shame and teasing he would receive from his neighbors and peers.

Thankfully, Sokarn was offered corrective surgery free of charge to his family. But there are still so many children in developing nations who can’t afford the corrective procedure. Today will you pray for increased access to the proper medical care for these children?

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China

Yunan was born with congenital heart disease. Thankfully, at three years old, she received the heart surgery she needed.

Now Yunan is on her way to a healthy, happy life, but many more children are still suffering from potentially life-threatening medical problems. Take a moment today to pray for access to medical care for children like Yunan who are still in great need.

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South Sudan

Batamas and her daughter are refugees from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Now safely living in South Sudan, they have been given shelter by local families and received food and supplies at a distribution for refugees.

Though Batamas and her daughter are safe and being cared for, there are many more women and children like them who are not. Will you please pray for refugees who have fled their countries because of violence, drought, and famine? Pray that they will find sturdy shelter, nutritious food and clean water to see them through.

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Afghanistan

“One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.” – Charles Dudley Warner, author

Today, pray for the children of Afghanistan. Pray for the young boys pictured here and children throughout the land. Pray for opportunities to learn and gain an education as they grow.

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Leninpur, India

Ramesh, who suffers from leprosy and is without regular medical care, receives an eye exam and new prescription glasses to help his deteriorating vision.

Today, please take a moment to pray for others like Ramesh in leper communities who are without access to health care, education, and jobs.

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Myanmar

Children in Myanmar receive brand new backpacks and school supplies.

Today will you pray for the education of children in developing nations? Pray that children will have access to schools, supplies, and uniforms. Pray that they will remain in school in order to secure a brighter future.

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China

In the high altitude regions of China, drilling water wells isn’t a viable option for water, so families instead use cisterns to collect rainwater.

Pray today that families in need of a water source will gain access to water wells, cisterns, and purification systems.

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Rodriguez, Philippines

A young boy in the Philippines enjoys a hot lunch at school.

Thanks to in-school feeding programs like these, hundreds of children are receiving a nutritious meal they would otherwise have to go without. But there are still many more that remain hungry. Today, please take a moment to pray for the hungry children of our world. Specifically, pray for daily access to nutritious food.

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Sinai slum, Kenya

Children receive relief supplies after a fuel pipeline fire destroys their homes.

Take a moment today to pray for children who are victims of disasters around the world and who are particularly vulnerable. Pray for their health and safety as their families rebuild.

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Peru

Like so many in poverty, Luis and his family lived in a ramshackle shanty of plastic and cardboard, shivering through the cold winter nights.

Now, Luis has a sturdy wooden home for his family—one that keeps out the wind and rain. But many more families are suffering from inadequate shelter. Today, will you pray for access to affordable housing for families in Peru and around the world?

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