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Because we believe in the power of prayer, we’re inviting you to pray for Connected Families and to share your prayer requests with us. Each month we send an email to the Prayer Team, and then as needs arise during the month. Enter your name and email address to join*.
May 2023 Prayer Requests
More CF-Certified Parent Coaches Graduate
There will be 15 parent coaches graduating this month from the CF Parent Coach Certification program! Each of them has spent the last eight months growing their coaching skills and deepening their understanding of the CF Framework. Please pray that each parent coach will go into their spheres of influence and encourage and equip parents. Pray for wisdom, discernment, and clarity as some start a coaching business, others continue their work in churches, and others work on impacting their immediate family.
Asian Workshops Fill Up Fast
There are CF Certified Parent Coaches in Asia presenting CF parent workshops. The coaches report that the response to their efforts to provide much-needed teaching on parenting has been received extremely well. Please pray that the trained CF coaches will speak clearly and that the teaching will land on fertile soil. Pray that God would empower their words and that the gospel would go forward in local families, communities, and around the world!
Requests to translate CF material
We are regularly being asked about the possibility of translating CF resources into other languages. We currently have some level of translation happening in at least four languages as CF Parent Coaches from around the world equip more parents. Please pray for wisdom for our interactions with those wanting to translate. Pray that we would have a good balance between allowing for autonomy and the Spirit’s work, along with solid fidelity to the CF materials!
Lilly grant request
In February, we applied for funding from the Lilly Foundation through a grant opportunity presented to us. God brought together a fantastic team to work on the grant and get it submitted on time. This grant has the potential to expedite the work at Connected Families rapidly while gaining valuable research-based tools to guide our work. We expect to hear from the Lilly Foundation later this summer. Please pray that God’s will be done here! (There are so many implications.) Please pray for CF as we prepare for the possibility of an influx of finances to significantly expand our parent coaching training program and our partnership program, which will help more parents lead their families with grace!
S & I Course is wrapping up
The first-ever moderated session of our newest online course, Sensitive & Intense Kids, will wrap up in May. Please pray that participants will be encouraged and equipped to put what they’ve learned into practice!
This month we are praising God:
- We ended the 2023 fiscal year on March 31, financially strong, with a profit of $30,675. We are so grateful for a generous Donor Team!
- We had several important conversations that led to a crucial shift in our Core Focus. It now reads: Support Christ-centered transformation in families by stewarding a growing worldwide community of parents, parent coaches, and partners equipped with a biblical framework for parenting.
- We are thankful for a unified focus amongst our team and board!
Ongoing Prayer Requests
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*When you join the prayer team, you can expect:
- A minimum of one email per month highlighting the prayer needs of CF Board, Staff, and Families to whom we minister.
- An occasional S.O.S prayer request that needs immediate prayer.