Prayer Update November 2, 2018

It’s been several weeks since I’ve posted fresh prayer requests.  Last Friday I was at a meeting for presidents of Canadian Christian colleges, universities and seminaries.  We were given the data from a major study on Christian teens moving into adulthood.  The study revealed that young adults who attend a Christian college or university fare much better when it comes to staying true to their faith in Christ.  I will write more about this in the coming weeks.

God continues to work in some wonderful ways on the Heritage campus.  Many students are being impacted by God’s Word and prepared for His service.

Here are several key requests I would ask you to pray about in the week ahead.

Word of truthThis weekend I (Rick) am speaking at the Word of Truth Conference in Georgetown.  I’ll be giving three messages on the theme of “The Unchanging Nature of the Church in a Rapidly Changing World.”  Friday evening I speak on our Unchanging Need.  Saturday morning I will speak on our Unchanging Mission and Unchanging Power.  Please pray that God would empower me to speak HIs Word with clarity, courage and compassion.

CELEBRATE MISSIONSNext week, Linda and I head to Ottawa to speak at the Missions Conference at the Metropolitan Bible Church.  Many of you know that Linda and I served at the Met for almost 15 years before coming to Heritage.  It’s a joy to return to a church we love so much.  Linda speaks to the women on Wednesday morning and evening.  I speak on Thursday evening (Young Adult Group), Friday evening and Sunday morning.  Please ask the Lord to work powerfully through the messages to impact lives for Christ and HIs mission.

mission of GodNext Thursday at Heritage, we host Dr. Christopher Wright to speak to our students as well as students from Emmanuel Bible College and McMaster Divinity College.  Dr. Wright has written a number of important works, including The Mission of God.  Pray that his lecture will help students have their minds and hearts shaped by God’s truth.

Thank you for continuing to pray for Linda and me.  And thank you for praying the ministry of Heritage College and Seminary. God is answering our prayers!

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