Maise K. joined Mom’s in Prayer this past year to pray for her children and other students at their school on a weekly basis. While praying, she felt convicted to pray for children at our Learning Center in Comendador in the Dominican Republic. Maise was kind enough to share how she got started and the blessing it’s been to all those involved in the prayer group.
VT: How did you get started?
MK: Mom’s in Prayer International was started in 1988 (formerly Moms In Touch) by Fern Nichols. Currently there are nearly 12,000 schools prayed for in every state in the US and groups in over 140 countries. I joined Mom’s in Prayer at the beginning of this school year after a friend invited me. We meet every Monday morning that school is in session and pray for an hour for specific needs of the school.
VT: What’s the heart behind it?
MK: Mom’s in Prayer focuses it’s prayer meetings around the needs of a local school. Moms who attend have children at the school and we specifically pray for the needs of the school, the administration and for our children who are attending. After attending the first few meetings, it was laid on my heart to pray for an international school that may not be covered with a lot of prayer or even have a Christian community of moms to pray.
VT: What have you seen since starting to pray for your kids and the kids in Comendador?
MK: I’ve seen that in praying for Comendador, all the moms involved in our prayer group have had their eyes opened to how different the needs are of an international school. Here, we have praise reports for things like a new scoreboard for our soccer field, where we see praise reports for things like new desks in Comendador. We pray for successful fundraising events for our school, and for Comendador we pray that they have the funds to keep the doors open. The physical needs between our schools are vastly different, as are the spiritual needs. In Comendador they’re struggling against things like voodoo, and in our school we pray for our teachers who are believers, to have the opportunity to live out their faith for the kids they teach.
We have also seen how God answers prayers not only for our school, but also for the Commendador school. It’s encouraging and continues to build our faith to see God work!
VT: What would you say to encourage others to pray for kids overseas?
MK: As believers, we are part of a global spiritual family. Praying for others not only brings us closer together in spirit, but it also helps build an understanding of what others struggle with. We may not always be able to help financially or physically, but there is a spiritual battle that we can be a part of by joining with our brothers and sisters across the globe in prayer.
We love getting to see the fruit coming from this prayer group and their heart for their own children as well as children around the world. Would you commit with your small group, church or prayer group to pray intentionally for children at one of our programs? If you do, we want to hear your stories! Comment below or send as an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.