The Lulu Tree prevents tomorrow’s orphans by equipping today’s families through the local church — teaching fathers and mothers how to intercede on behalf of their families.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
~2 Chronicles 7:14
We didn’t tell them to start prayer clinics. In fact the best ideas come from their side — after all, our teams know their people. They hear the Spirit of the Most High and they direct the programs. And for years now, one of the biggest ways our Lulu teams have taught pastors and mamas to care for their families is simply through the art of prayer.
Once a month our Lulu family in Uganda gathers mothers and fathers together to teach them how to pray, to intercede for their children, their jobs, their farms, their villages, their churches, their country and their continent. Then they practice what they’ve been taught — they call on Jehovah, and they experience miracle after miracle because of it. The poorest of the poor gathered together, interceding together, for one another (most recently, gathered in our School of Hope classrooms, some needing to stand outside for lack of room; in the near future they’ll gather in our Lulu Study/Worship Hall).
And God hears, and He answers — through backs and legs and eyes being healed and babies being turned and delivered safely and provision being made through work and employment and churches being blessed by respect from the villages — God answers. When we call upon Him, He hears.
Currently these prayer clinics don’t provide meals for those gathered but it is our hope and prayer that we would be able to sustain those who gather monthly, as many of them walk, sometimes up to 14 kilometers, and then back home again.