As families and churches gather across our city. Songs will be sung. Prayers will be offered. Some our families will be celebrating with joy and laughter while others will be seeking to grab a moment of joy in a sea of stress and pain. Pray for the truth of these words to be a reality for all:
“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:8-12
We are thankful for the baptism services held across our city in the new and old congregations:
Richmond Chinese Christian Gospel celebrated the baptism of 5 new members of the family of God.
The new congregation (UVillage Korean Church) celebrated their first baptism on New Years day.
We are thankful for the registration of three new plants during the past month. Celebrate this activity and pray for their leaders:
Burnaby Born Again (Pastor Rafael Araujo)
South Asian Community Church (Pastor Shahid Kamal)
UVillage Korean Church (Pastor Peter Yoon)
We are thankful for the return home of Wilson Colobong following a medical emergency and hospital stay over the Christmas Holiday.
We are thankful for the increased financial support of partners for young leaders and their families in our city following the call of God to launch new work in communities where they have never lived or have support. Pray for those who have followed the instruction of found in Joshua 1:9 (Be Strong and Courageous) Pray for God to speak to the hearts of churches that each family may have what is needed to provide for their families.
We are praying for the coming birth of the second son of Aaron and Samantha Boswell which could happen any day. Pray for this couple as they actively share their faith daily in launching Providence Church.
Pray for the relocation of the Ingold family following the contamination of the former residence requiring the move. They have a possible site near the church ask for God favour. We are thankful also for the new job found for their son living in Bellingham.
Pray for the decisions and steps that are required to relocate a pastor for a new Spanish speaking church in New Westminster that is forming as the second congregation of a new network in our city.
We are praying thankfully for the work that was accomplished by the Team from Church on the Rock who traveled to Myanmar over the beginning of the year. We are thankful for the mission work of this church as they are training disciples to reach out and train leaders locally and globally.
There is a group of men in our city are fasting and praying for the movement of God in our city. Join them in pray for these key opportunities in our city:
Westlynn Men – No Regrets Conference – February 4, 2017 – Westlynn Baptist Church BC More detailed information to follow for Pastors and Pointmen (Definition of a Pointman: Man who leads a church men’s ministry)
Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham March 3 to 5 – Rogers Arena Vancouver BC http://billygraham.ca/what-we-do/evangelism-outreach/celebrations-festivals/festivals/vancouver/student-track/the-festival