PRAYVANCOUVER.CA 2015-10-3

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Pray with Thanksgiving…

We are thankful for the report from Church on the Rock as they baptized 3 last Sunday night and celebrated the successful immigration of Lynch family who have come to plant a new congregation in Maple Ridge.

We are thankful for the report from Canvas Church who will celebrate their third baptism service in their first year. They will be baptizing 6 new brothers and sisters. Pray for these people as the spiritual warfare increases for each person and the church as they testify through baptism.

We are thankful for a great weekend with Harvest Baptist Association in their annual meeting at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Texas as Amin and Sepeda confirmed their partnership with Zendeh Church in Vancouver.

We are thankful for the successful assessment retreat this week that confirmed leadership for a possible South Asian Church and a second church plant for Church on the Rock in 2016.

We are thankful for the favour received from the Lord and the Canadian government as two interns were welcome to Canada for a year of service alongside the Forlows and the River Community church plant in Steveston.

We are thankful for the return of the Towers Baptist Church/Richmond Chinese Baptist Church mission team led by Garrett Holmes from Cambodia where they saw over 500 respond to the gospel and concluded their time their with a service seeing 77 baptized.

Pray for the activity of God…

We are praying for the church wide retreat being held this weekend for The Point Church at Manning Park as they seek to build a closer family and learning how to experience God on a daily basis during the critical years of university.

Pray for the anniversary celebration of Vancouver Korean Baptist Church tomorrow. Pray the celebration will be an opportunity to reconfirm their mission, affirm their leadership and enjoy their fellowship.

We are praying for the core group meeting in October preparing for a November launch for Church on the Rock’s first church plant located in Maple Ridge. Pray for favour in finalizing the meeting place for the new church.

We are continuing to pray for the prayer gatherings of NextGen in Port Moody held this fall and led by Sam Woo as the next plant of The Point prepares to go forward.

We are praying for the launch of the first bible study in White Rock under the leadership of Earl and Meridith Grisaffe. Pray for the growth of this group as we seek to plant a church in this area.

We are praying for three of our congregations as they finalize preparation of their governing documents for registering as independent charities over the next few months. Pray for the clarity of vision and dependence upon the Lord in all things.

We are praying for the Thanksgiving outreach fellowships being planned next week. We are praying for those specifically planned on the university campuses involving international students.

We are praying for the nomination committee as well as the finance team as they prepare a 2016 strategy for adoption at the WestCoast Baptist Association annual meeting on October 23rd. Pray for wisdom, courage, faith and obedience by all involved at every level. Pray for the faithful stewardship of each member and each congregation in the days ahead.

Pray these words over our cities…

Join us in praying the members of our associational churches will listen to the call of God to both pray and live on mission daily. Pray this week for the obedience to the call of God to be labourers in the harvest. Pray for the eyes to see the city as our God does.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38

We thank you for praying for the items listed on this pray post whenever you have the opportunity to pray. We ask you to join us in praying specifically at 10:02 daily for the Father to cast out workers from each of our churches into the harvest.

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