Pray this morning for the pastors and leaders who will be guiding worship this morning in Churches across Vancouver and Vancouver Island.  Pray these words of Scripture would be a beginning point of making personal and corporate adjustments as obedience of God’s people becomes the tool to see God revealed in our city

“I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”

 Revelation 2:1-5 (ESV)

 We are thankful for a positive report of improvement for Brittany Campbell as she progresses through her pregnancy.  We continue to pray for her health and the health of her baby.

We are thankful for an excellent pastor and wives retreat at Barnabas this week which was led by Hamish Buntain for leaders from BC.  The laughter, sharing and rest affirmed the work of God for those attending.  We left praying for the retreat being planned for 2018.

We are thankful for the leadership of Tim Corbin as he led the Synergy meeting for 12 planters as they prayed for one another, shared the ways God was at work transforming lives at each congregation and worked on building stronger partnerships with supporting churches.

We are praying this week for the Forlow family and the medical issues they are facing which need comfort, clarity of what is being faced, and good treatment plans to bring the return of good health and strength for the years ahead.

Pray for the individuals traveling this week to Athens from Origin Church for a mission trip.  Pray for the Spirit of God to use this team in a powerful way.  Pray also for the growth in faith of each team member.

Pray for the April 30th semi-annual meeting of the WestCoast Baptist Association of Churches as they gather for a meal together and to get reports of the activity of God among our churches.  Pray for the encouragement of the Spirit and the empowering of churches to share the gospel throughout our region.

Pray for the over 30 leaders who are gathering from across Vancouver as well as four states from the United States to tour our city and hear where God is at work.  Pray for the commitments which will be made on Wednesday morning.  Pray specifically for the 6 students in the group who are seeking clarity of calling and life commitments as the complete their collegiate careers.

Pray for the training being offered by the International Mission Board this weekend to equip leaders in discovering and engaging unreached people groups in Vancouver as we seek to respond to the immigration of people groups in need of the gospel.