Hudson Taylor once said, “It is possible to move men, through God, by prayer alone.” To be honest, nothing has been accomplished in Africa through this ministry that hasn’t first been bathed in prayer. All of us at HGA are very mindful of the power of prayer. It is our desire that HGA be known as a Ministry of Prayer lest anyone think that any gain made on behalf of the Kingdom of God has been the result of human effort alone.
Billy Graham is quoted as saying, “Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him. Prayer to God is like a child’s conversation with his father. It is natural for a child to ask his father for the things he needs.” Heart of God Africa has many needs thus prayer is not only a daily discipline, it is a necessarily major aspect of this ministry. As God lays needs before us, we take those needs to Him in prayer, seeking His will, His provision, His plan, and His path to see those needs accomplished. Prayer is the foundation of all we do so God might be glorified as His purpose is fulfilled.
We encourage you as our friends and partners to pray daily for this ministry, its leaders and volunteer staff, and all the work we have set our hands to do. As He continues to expand our influence throughout Eastern Africa and beyond, the need of prayer support continues to grow. In other words, we need YOU to pray with us and for us for the souls of men, women and children who have never met the Lord and experienced His free gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. This is our goal in every project, through every effort, and in every circumstance.
May Jesus Christ be glorified through Heart of God Africa as prayer continues to strengthen the foundation of our work, our faith, and our relationship with Him as Creator and all others as His creation!
As leaders of this ministry, Mark and Denise Matthews believe the greatest need of this ministry, even above finances, is prayer. It is the most vital breath of this ministry … may it never be found gasping for air!