Last week I asked you to pray for Linda as she led a course in our Grad Certificate for Women in Ministry program. God answered by giving her strength (she had been sick all week) and by using the course to equip students to write Bible study curriculum for their churches and ministries. I also asked you to pray for me as I traveled with a Heritage musical team to preach in London (Ontario, not England!). Again, the Lord was gracious in empowering our service (you can listen to my sermon here). Finally, I asked you to pray for Pastor Daniel Winter, a good friend and Heritage Board member. Daniel is recovering from a serious illness but still needs our prayer.
Here are several other requests for the coming week:
1. Each Friday Linda heads to our local Hespeler library to lead an ESL class (English as a Second Language) for new Canadians. She and her team help those who come learn English and experience the love and light of Christ. Please pray that each person who comes would be touched by God’s love for them.
2. Next Thursday, Heritage hosts this year’s Ministry Leadership Day. This one-day conference is attended by pastors and ministry leaders from across Ontario. Pray for our speaker, Tim Challies, as he speaks on theology, productivity and technology. Ask the Lord to encourage and equip each one who attends.
3. The first-year students at Heritage are involved in a creative outreach opportunity right now. As part of our Love Hespeler initiative, they have been placed in teams and given some money ($50) to help a family they’ve gotten to know over the course of the school year. Each team of students has turned in a proposal for how they will best use the money to bless a family in Jesus’ name. Pray this act of kindness will draw people in our community to Christ.
Thanks for praying!