3 Prayer Prompts

3 prayer prompts when you don't know what to pray

3 prayer prompts for when you don’t know how to pray

Sometimes, an obstacle looms so large in your life that it’s hard to see through it or around it. Your own personal Goliath.

When that happens, it can be difficult to find the words to pray. If that sounds familiar, we invite you to fall back on these 3 simple prayer requests:

1. Peace.

2. Protection.

3. Provision.


How to pray for ROWAN as we face a mining crisis in Uganda

If you haven’t heard of the mining situation that threatens the land and lives of the widows and orphans we serve in rural Uganda, catch up on the story here.

With those same 3 prayer prompts in mind, we ask that you join us in praying for ROWAN:

1. Peace

ROWAN is paying for the best local lawyers to represent 70,000 people who will be displaced from mining. Pray for peace in their hearts that they are cared for and valued.

2. Protection

Please pray for Pastor Paul and his family, who face a lot of pressure, threats, and intimidation as they stand in the gap and advocate for our widows and orphans. Pray also that ROWAN as an organization would be protected so that we can continue to do God’s work in this region.

3. Provision

Join us in knocking down God’s door as we pray for provision. This is both in terms of finances as well as the right people to lead ROWAN into this season of advocacy.


When prayer leads to action

As overwhelming as this feels, we know that these widows and orphans need our steadfast support now more than ever. There will be a time when we need to fundraise specifically for lawyer fees, advocacy campaign costs, and other fees to legally protect our people.

Until then, there are so many widows & orphans needing a sponsor, now more than ever. When you sponsor an orphan in Uganda, you provide for them 6 essential ways

Look through our sponsorship page and get involved today!

3 prayer prompts when you don't know what to pray


Post Author: Micayla Jorgensen

Ugandan Mining Crisis Update

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Adversity on the Horizon

On Friday, June 24th, we invited ROWAN supporters to join us for an internal Zoom update on the mining crisis that threatens the region…

After her exploratory trip to Uganda in May, ROWAN Co-founder Kelsey Hargadine returned with stories of God’s hand in this situation as well as the details we needed in order to determine our next steps as an organization.

Here’s a note from Kelsey:

For those of you who were able to join me on Friday, thank you! It is so encouraging to share this powerful story of my recent trip to Uganda.


We are excited that we recorded it and want to send to you if you have not yet heard the testimony. It includes the current ROWAN story and ways in which you can continue to support/pray/volunteer/advocate with us. This testimony is TRULY remarkable…you don’t want to miss it! 


 Feel free to email me if you’d like to watch the video***!


Love to you ALL,

Kelsey Hargadine


Among other updates shared in the video***, we found that the mining company will likely not affect our region for many more years… plus or minus a decade.

As scary as it feels, we know that these widows and orphans need our steadfast support now more than ever.

If you found out that your home might be torn down in 10 years, would you move out now? Of course not!

In the same way, we’re using this time to plan and prepare for the next chapter of ROWAN serving the vulnerable citizens of Uganda while advocating for the rights and proper treatment of the widows and orphans there, now.

There are so many widows & orphans needing a sponsor, now more than ever. When you sponsor an orphan in Uganda, you provide for them 6 essential ways.

Look through our sponsorship page and get involved today!


***Request access to the video update by emailing kelsey@ loverowan. com , no spaces.

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Post Author: Micayla Jorgensen

40 FOR 40

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As ROWAN Co-founder Kelsey Hargadine’s 40th birthday approaches, she’s spent some time reflecting on what she wants her birthday to be about this year.

It would be her dream come true to see 40 new sponsors join the ROWAN family —  a family of people making a difference from where they’re at with what they’ve got.

There are so many widows & orphans needing a sponsor, now more than ever. When you sponsor an orphan in Uganda, you provide for them 6 essential ways that no person should go without.

Look through our sponsorship page!

Whose story stands out to you?

Whose sweet smile gets stuck in your heart and mind?

Who will you help?


And who can you invite to join you in making a difference in this world?

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Post Author: Micayla Jorgensen

Mining Crisis Threatens the People of ROWAN

Ugandan Mining Crisis

Our region is being directly threatened by a China-based mining company looking to extract minerals from the soil under ROWAN.

If you’re familiar with ROWAN, start the video at about 11 minutes 38 seconds. The first 11 minutes contain the origin story of ROWAN, while the details of the crisis start at about 13 minutes 20 seconds.

Here’s a brief summary:

Kelsey is on her way to meet with the mining companies and to partner with other local leaders, churches, and NGOs on the ground to explore the best way forward for our community.

Our goal? Collaborate to find a way to preserve the dignity of the thousands and thousands of people who would be displaced by this mining endeavor.

Listen to Kelsey break down more details here:

Post Author: Micayla Jorgensen

It’s Not Too Late to Make a Difference

Join us this March as we bless widows in Uganda

Between International Women’s Day on March 8th Women’s History Month for wrapping up on March 31st, this time of year is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our Legacy Program and to give toward female entrepreneurship through ROWAN in Uganda!

ROWAN has been empowering widows in the region for 14 years now. This year, every dollar you donate boosts our four-year Legacy Program to empower widows through financial literacy, so that they can open their own businesses and support their families!

When a widow enters the program, they first gain free access to our ROWAN medical clinic, weekly meals, and emergency care so they can focus on the trainings and courses. These include Literacy, Health, Business 101, Land Rights, Women’s Rights, and SO much more.

Learn more and give here!

Post Author: Micayla Jorgensen

A Podcast To Remember

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Kelsey Hargadine Calls You to DREAM on the Isn’t It Lovely Podcast

ROWAN’s co-founder recently joined podcast hosts Rachel Gage and Tracy Kirby on an episode of Isn’t It Lovely entitled “Isn’t It Lovely to Protect Your ‘Yes’?”

Throughout the episode, Kelsey talks dreams, callings, and risk on an episode you can’t miss! We love this quote:

“No, not everyone is called to Africa, but everyone has an Africa in their life.”

Kelsey discusses practical steps to listen and eliminate the noise and distractions in our lives and how, in doing so, we are intentional in what we let into our minds and clear the way to be actively hearing from God. She reminds listeners that there are dreams that they have from God that they were designed and created to say “YES!” to.

Here’s what to do next to uncover your zealous yes:

· Listen on Spotify or on Apple Music

· Read the blog from Isn’t It Lovely about this episode

If you listened to the episode, tell us in the comments what spoke to your heart the most!

Post Author: Micayla Jorgensen

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