This month we are thinking about the future
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3 v 5-6

Laying Plans

A friend once said to me that "to fail to plan, is to plan to fail..." I know it's a little cheesy, but I have found it to be very true. I have also found it true that when we trust in God, he does show us the way forward as the writer of Proverbs say.

Over the years we have invested a lot of time and energy into shaping Dignity, what we do and how we grow. Whenever we take a step forward you can be sure that a lot of thought and prayer has gone before it and a lot of questions have been asked and answered. Right now, we believe we are at a critical point in our growth where we have laid some good foundations. We want to make sure we build well on them.

Taking Action

After a period of reflection, it is time to turn the thought into definite plans for this year and next. This happens at all levels. Starting on the ground in rural villages with Life! group leaders, looking further afield are the Impact Teams and back in the UK, looking at the direction, future and focus as a whole, are our board of trustees.

At each level it is so important to get the planning right. As individuals and as a group we need to keep our hearts focused on God. First and foremost we need to pray, we need to listen and we need to forge forward along a path that will bring many more people to him for eternity and right now. If we are to be effective in our day to day work we need a strong structure behind us and a clear direction ahead of us. Your prayer is a vital part of this...

Please pray for each person leading a Life! group in their village. They will be considering how they as a group can bring real and lasting change and hope to those around them. Pray for encouragement and inspiration. Pray for many people to come to know Jesus as their saviour, their true hope.

Pray for the Impact Teams as they work out the plans for their areas this year. They are constantly growing relationships and pushing the work forward in many areas of Zambia. Pray for God's provision and protection for them and their families as well as his strength and wisdom.

Pray for Dignity's board of trustees as they meet on Saturday 10th March. They will be discussing the overall shape and focus that Dignity should take over the coming year and on into the future. Pray for wisdom and open hearts that are receptive to God's leading and direction.

We value your prayer

Each person who gives their time and energy to the work of Dignity is greatly valued. Stripped right down to the most basic level, we are simply a group of people seeking to follow God's will in our lives and reach out to those around us. Surrounding everything we do, knitting it all together, is your prayer and the prayers of our many friends in Zambia and the UK. Without this prayer, our plans would not be made nor would they come to fruition. It is the prayer behind the "doing" of things that underpins it all and commits it to God, who we have found to be faithful.

Is God calling you on mission? If so, please prayerfully consider our upcoming opportunities.

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