Pray this morning the fruit of the Spirit and the power given by the coming of the Spirit to be witnesses will be evident in each of our 83 congregations and ministries across Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.  Pray for open ears and minds to hear and respond to the gospel presentations take place each day and specifically this Sunday morning.

 As you pray each day this week reflect on these words and pray these words into the lives of each of our leaders:

“ For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” 

Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV

We are praying with great thanksgiving for the work of God that has seen hundreds of youth and children engaged in camps and outreach efforts all over the Lower Mainland and on the Island.  God has used multiple partner churches and local volunteers to impact their neighborhoods with the Gospel.  It is exciting to hear of baptism services being planned for the next two months.

We are thankful for the arrival of Abby Bryant to serve as an intern for Immanuel Baptist Church.  She received favour with immigration in receiving a two-year visa.  Pray for her to settle in quickly and engage the community with her testimony of God personal transformation.

We are thankful for the service of Jeremiah Bray over the past few years as he served Canvas Church.  We pray for his next steps in ministry as he returns to Jonesboro, Georgia.

We are thankful for the service and safe return of our GenSend teams who spent six weeks in our city.  Coming from Southwestern, to come alongside Origin Church as they are exploring the starting of a new outreach in the Langara area.  They also came and working in Richmond Center in building a new core group for a plant sponsored by Towers Baptist Church.

We are thankful for the gift from one of our partners given to help Jordan & Betsy Knoor in purchasing a new truck to continue the ministry of True North in Penticton.

We are praying for the team from Westlyn Baptist Church which is headed to Grand Forks for a week of ministry with our sister church there.  Pray for God to not only use them to reach new people for Christ.  Pray also for the team members to grow personally as they serve.

We are praying this week for the team from Towers Baptist Church that is leaving for a week of ministry in Cambodia.  Pray for the spiritual empowering of each of the team members as they share personal testimonies in outlying villages and minister to the children and workers in an orphanage.  Pray for the safe travel and health for the journey.

We are praying for the churches in our region who are seeking pastors.  Pray for the teams from each church as they prayerfully examine candidates to present to the family.  Pray for:

  • Westlyn Baptist Church
  • Coquitlam Chinese Baptist Church
  • Vancouver Chinese Baptist Church
  • Surrey Chinese Baptist Church

We ask you to join us praying for churches where there is conflict or brokenness as they seek the will of the Father and desire to adjust their lives to move back on His agenda. Pray for all involved to hear the voice and direction of God at every point.

Pray for the new housing of Alex Lomangino, Intern at Transformation City Church.  He needs to move by September 1 and begin engaging the community.

Pray for the final enlistment of youth for the Summer Youth Conference to be held the final week of August.  Pray this week for the speakers as they are finalizing their sessions.