Prayer Update November 16

CELEBRATE MISSIONSThe last few weeks have been full of travel and speaking opportunities.  We spent a week in Ottawa as part of the missions conference at the Metropolitan Bible Church.  What a joy it was to be back with a church family that is so dear to our hearts. What a privilege it was to speak at this year’s missions conference.  Linda spoke to several women’s groups; I spoke to the Young Adults and at the plenary sessions on Friday evening and Sunday morning (you can hear the Sunday morning message here).

We got home Sunday evening and I (Rick) flew to Vancouver on Monday morning.  I went there to attend the national conference of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada.  Once again, I enjoyed the time with many pastors and church leaders who have become close friends and colleagues over the past six years.

I would ask you to join us in thanking God for safe travels, joyful reunions and ministry opportunities.  I’d also invite you to pray for these current requests:

ESLThis afternoon, Linda and some Heritage students/alumni lead an English as a Second Language group (ESL) in the local library.  Please pray that God would let them bring the love and light of Jesus to these new Canadians.

Tomorrow (Nov 17), Linda leads a “Women Teaching the Word” course at Heritage. It’s Linda’s desire to train women to teach God’s Word to other women in their churches and communities.  Ask the Lord to strengthen Linda to equip these women.

PKTomorrow (Nov 17), I speak at a national conference for Promise Keepers Canada in Toronto.  I’ve been asked to deal with the important topic of prayer.  Would you please pray that my message would help men learn to pray in meaningful ways.

Next Tuesday, we help lead an Alpha Group for friends in our community.  Pray that our time together would help each one move closer to knowing and following Christ Jesus.

Thanks for your ongoing prayers!

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