“Pray That we Might Know How the Lord Wants Us to Continue Helping the people of Timor Leste”
We need your partnership in prayer as we pray and wait on the Lord to know His plans for us as we move forward and continue to demonstrate His incredible love in action by helping to improve the standard of living of the people of Timor Leste. First, the Para Marcia team are needing a team of intercessors to be committed to pray for the work of Para Marcia in Timor Leste and wherever the Lord is leading us.
We continually receive lists of needs from various groups in Timor Leste who are working, praying fervently and seeking to make a positive difference in the lives of Timorese people. One of the big areas of need is for medical and education equipment especially school desks, chairs, and materials. It is possible to purchase some of these materials in Timor but the majority of items that come from Australia are much better quality. Most of the medical equipment needs to be imported. To see the “Needs’ List” click here.
We have donations of medical equipment and toys and clothes in Brisbane but long term storage has already damaged donations. Please pray with us to know whether donations in Brisbane should be channeled elsewhere to save further loss or, if it is in the Lord’s good pleasure and perfect will, to send another container from Brisbane. If sending another container is part of Father God’s work for His children serving with Para Marcia, then, we need a team of people to coordinate collect, pack, store and arrange shipment of donations to Timor. We need people to approach groups such as large clothing and shoe stores, first aid supplies warehouses and groups who are receiving donations from hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and schools.
Casa Vida – Action and Needs
Casa Vida is a girls/young women’s shelter that receives victims of mostly sexual crime who are housed, educated and cared for until they are ready and it is safe for them to be returned to their communities. There is a process in progress for the shelter to be relocated to a property outside of Dili that already contains 7 houses. Teams have started coming to paint, repair and clean these houses. Donations of household furniture and equipment are needed for each of these houses and other premises that will be built on the property.
We are praising our mighty Lord God for answering prayer for funds needed to build a simple open-air covered area for gatherings at the back of our house in Weberek. Please pray with us for its construction in November. Attached is a list of needs from various groups in Timor Leste.
What You Can Do
If the Lord has given you a heart for Timor and is calling you to partner with the Para Marcia team in prayer, with practical help with collecting, packing & sending donations please read the document attached with a list of the current needs that we have received from various groups. If Father God is asking you to donate toward a specific need or the cost of shipping donations to Timor, these are the Para Marcia banking details.
PARA MARCIA – ANZ
BSB: 012 800
Account :294 390 576
(All donations to Para Marcia are tax deductible in Australia )
Much love in the Lord,
Lucinda and The Para Marcia Team