Pray this morning for the pastors and leaders as they are gearing up for busy summers of outreach.  Pray for their spiritual lives and their time daily with the Father to hear His vision and direction for  His church they are leading.  Pray for the marriages of each leader couple.  Pray for the physical and spiritual resources to accomplish the assignments they have been given in the harvest. 

May these words of Jesus guide our lives and work this week.  I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”   John 15:5 NIV

 We are thankful for the activity of God as church plants and churches engaged their community like Urban Village joining the community as they gathered for Collingwood days in Gaston Park and The Point joined the local elementary school providing activities and volunteers on Burnaby Mountain.

We are thankful for the successful surgery for Owen Boswell this week and the Lord’s care for him and his parents.

We are thankful for the successful family festival sponsored last week by Canvas Church in Victoria where over 140 volunteers engaged over 1500 people in a day of activities in the park.  Pray for the follow-up of the Parenting Conference held this week.

We are thankful for the opportunity of several of the planter wives who enjoyed an evening out for dinner and talk hosted by Amy Corbin.  Please pray for the strengthening of the marriages and protection of the families of all our leaders.

We are exploring three new sights for church plants sponsored by local churches in our family.  Pray for the encouragement and guidance of the Spirit as their leadership teams are preparing to launch these efforts in new locations. Pray for persons of peace in each area.

We pray for the growth and strengthening of the existing churches. We continue to pray for the efforts to engage communities and build disciples already underway by Linh-An Vietnamese Church in Victoria, Transformation City in Mt Pleasant, and Providence Church in Kitsilano.  Pray for the sustaining power of God in the lives of their leaders Philip Tran, Nathan Ammons and Aaron Boswell.

We are praying for the students coming this summer from Southwestern in Ft. Worth who will participate in the Gen Send program led by Jessica Holmes.  Pray for the spiritual preparation of each student that will lead to open hearts and eyes to see what God is doing already in Vancouver.  Pray also for the interns coming for the summer to work specifically with our collegiate church plants.

Pray for the seventeen leaders who will be gathering Monday of this week for a time of team building and dialogue about coaching as we seek to strengthen our coaching system under the leadership of Matthew Bond.  Pray for God to call out more leaders willing to develop this valuable skill to help each of our leaders in Vancouver.

We are praying for the enlistment and preparation for the “Un-Stuck Conference” coming June 3rd.  Pray many will take advantage of this opportunity to build up our churches. Pray for each seminar as we focus on encouraging obedience moving people toward Christ-likeness and into the mission God has prepared.  We desire to see God guide our churches into effective Kingdom expansion.