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

Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness.  Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me. This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:19-23 NASB

Continue to pray for the health of Barnabas Choi as he battles a critical illness that has him hospitalized.  Pray for his son who faces this difficult situation having lost his mother earlier this year.

Pray for the Christmas gathering of over 50 planter/pastor couples at Westlyn Baptist Church this Tuesday evening.  We are thankful for the mission teams coming to prepare the meal and for Victor and Candice Thomas as they generously lead a team from the Point to provide childcare for over 18.  Pray for the affirmation of the Spirit in this gathering.

Pray for the celebration of the ministry of Kim Simpson of the Point today at lunch will be a time of great thankfulness for all Kim has done and been in the lives of individuals in Vancouver.  Pray for the blessing of God on Kim in the next chapter of her life.

We are thankful for the safe return for the Zona Cero mission team from Oaxaca, Mexico this week.  We are looking forward to the report and pictures of work accomplish to provide aid and ministry in this location.

We are thankful for the intervention of the Lord in providing the resources and skills of the legal team to maintain the property of the Royal Heights Baptist Church and offer a positive future for the four current congregations that are using the building.  We ask for the guidance of the Spirit for the leadership as they seek to bring honor and glory to Christ.

We are thankful for the ministry of the Point as they participated with their neighbours in the SFU community as they lit up the community and launched the Christmas season last Friday. Pray God will solidify the new contacts made.

We are thankful for the ministry of Earl and Meredith Grisaffe as they expanded their network of engagement in White Rock through the crafts table at “Christmas on the Peninsula”.

Continue to pray for the leaders and families of Church on the Rock as they walk through a difficult season maintaining a desire to honor our Lord and bring glory to Him as they deal with each person involved.

Pray for the baptismal service for seven (7) at the Richmond Chinese Christian Gospel Church planned for tomorrow evening.  May it open the door for the Gospel to be presented.

As we look to the days ahead….

Pray for the activities planned by many of our churches across the city such as Christmas gatherings, outreaches and joining the community activities in which they each live.  Pray for resources to accomplish each step, pray for the guiding of the Spirit as each gospel presentation is being prepared.  Pray for open hearts in each person who attends an event.  May the gospel be presented effectively during each event.

Pray for Conrad Au as he walks the journey through the coming cardiac surgery for his father in mid-December.  Pray for the touch of the healer for his father and the anointing by the Spirit for Conrad’s witness to his parents.

Pray for the families of Mike Blackaby(Canvas) and Jeff Lowery(Cornerstone in White Rock) as they make final preparation for the move to Vancouver to launch new plants in early 2018.

Pray for Brindley Taylor as she is making preparation to move to Vancouver joining the pastoral team of Origin Church.  Pray God will provide the needed resources to meet her needs while serving as Minister to Students with this team.

Pray for three plants that are seeking physical sites for continued ministry and growth for their churches in the next year.  Pray for Church on the Rock as we explore growth opportunities for their HUB ministry.  Pray for Canvas as they seek excellent preparation, clarity of vision and open hearts and minds from the current owner as they seek a permanent location for the church to grow.  Pray for Origin as they prepare for presentation of ministry vision on a new site that could open multiple avenues for growth and development of the Church.