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Prayers for Christmas: Strength and Hope for Zambia


FMS lay missioners spend much of their time on mission in ministries of presence–cultivating relationships and connections in their host communities that change them as well as the people to whom they minister

Through this journey, the prayers of the community can become the prayers of the missioner. Missioner and teacher Bryce Bradford shares his prayers for the people he serves in Kitwe, Zamba.

“My prayer for the coming year is that the Zambian economy become stronger. I hope that all 9th and 12th graders pass their national exams.

I pray for Zambia’s new president the wisdom to carry out the reforms needed in his country, and for the government the strength to carry out policies that will benefit their people.

My prayer for the Franciscan Friars is that they continue to raise up young men willing to attempt to follow in the footsteps of Francis as he followed Jesus.”
Bryce serves alongside his wife Sandra as a retreat house manager for the Franciscan friars. In addition to teaching math, Bryce teaches computers in the lab he helped create at the high school.
Computer lab in Zambia.

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