– 2015-11-22


Pray with Thanksgiving…

We are thankful for the partnership vision tour for Burnaby lead by our advocates for the region that brought leaders from the Northwest Baptist Convention for a day of exploration and prayer with several of the planters in the area..

We are thankful for the positive reports already coming in from the Marriage Conference sponsored by Canvas Church on Vancouver Island.  We are now praying for the over 30 currently registered for the two days in Vancouver beginning tonight..

We are thankful for the invitation and partnership contacts made possible through the Baptist General Convention of Texas this week as planters joined their State Convention as guests.

We are thankful for the leadership of First Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and their commitment to a long term partnership with the Richmond Network as well as joining the round table to help in supporting the city-wide strategy of Send Vancouver.

We are thankful for the financial support received this week from Southwest Metroplex Baptist Association that will make it possible to have the Oasis Retreat planned for pastoral leaders this spring at Barnabas.

We are thankful for the addition of Craig O’Brien(Origin Church) and Don Gardner(Vancouver Chinese Baptist Church) to the WBA leadership team and their first meeting of the new year.

We are thankful for the renewed focus on service and mission engagement that is occurring where pain, self-protection and isolation have been ruling in the lives of some of our people in Vancouver.

Pray for the activity of God…

We are praying for wisdom and generosity with resources in determining what might be done among our churches to provide ministry and service to the Syrian refugees who will be coming to our city in early 2016.

We are praying for the growing fellowship and unity of the leaders of churches of Westcoast Baptist Association as they celebrate their annual Christmas dinner on the evening of December 1 in Vancouver & December 3 on Vancouver Island.  Pray specifically for God to draw them together for mutual support and missions.

We are praying for each Christmas celebration being prepared across the city by our churches and church plants.  We pray a clear presentation of the Gospel would be proclaimed in an environment of love, care and acceptance in each location.

We are praying for the clear affirmation by the members of Towers Baptist Church and Richmond Chinese Baptist Church on November 29th as they seek to join hands in launching a new multiethnic English speaking congregation combining the people and resources they both possess to more effectively reach their city.

We are praying for the growth and outreach of the new congregation launched by Church on the Rock in Maple Ridge and the new Nepalese speaking congregation launched in Coquitlam in partnership with The Northwest Baptist Convention churches.

We are praying for a meeting place in Burnaby or New Westminster for a new congregation of Spanish speaking people, a part of the network bring launched under the leadership of Ivan Montenegro in partnership with the Northwest Baptist Convention.

We are praying for the development of supporting churches who will provide teams and resources for the launching of a South Asian Church in Surrey, a multi-ethnic English speaking church in Mt. Pleasant, and a Portugese speaking Brazillian church in Burnaby in early 2016.

Join us in praying for our churches in British Columbia as Potter’s House is taking steps to reachout during this season, a team is being formed to plant a new church in Penticton, we are exploring locations to plant Cowboy Churches as we as ministry to the First Nations People throughout our region.

We are praying for wisdom and cooperation as the leaders of Zendeh church begin conversations with a Church in San Diego about cooperation in reaching the Iranian community on the North Shore.

Pray these words over our cities…  

We know disciple making is the critical engine for church planting and church health.  As we pray for the pastoral leaders of the region  Please pray these words over our city during this week.

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9 :23-27 ESV

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 a nationwide effort among the churches of Canada in praying specifically at 10:02 daily for the Father to cast out workers from each of our churches into the harvest.