Praise and Prayer Update (February 5, 2021)

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Each year at Heritage, our Missions Conference stands out as one of the highlights. For two full days we cancel classes and focus on God’s heart for the world and our responsibility to bring the gospel of Christ to all peoples.

Because of COVID restrictions, this year’s conference was done completely online. We wondered how it would be received by our students.

I’m grateful to report it was an amazing, high-impact conference.

Our speaker, Greg Mussleman from The Voice of the Martyrs, brought messages that were both disturbing and encouraging. He spoke of Christians living in countries where persecution is intense. My heart was moved to think of brothers and sisters in Christ who regularly face prison or death.

Heritage students interacted with Missions Mobilizers in Zoom Breakout Rooms, took part in prayer walks, and wrote letters to believers currently in prison for their faith in Christ. Thank you for praying for us. God answered our prayers!

Here are three requests I’d ask you to pray for this week:

Pray for the ongoing impact of this year’s Missions Conference. Our hearts were stretched and stirred this past week. Pray we will not shrink back but continue to care about the plight of suffering believers. Pray we would also be courageous to spread the good news of the gospel to people near and far.

Pray for physical and spiritual safety on the Heritage campus. We made it through January with no cases of COVID. Ask the Lord to continue to watch over us in the coming weeks and months.

Pray for our students as they bring the love and truth of Jesus to our community. Next week, students will be delivering about 400 gift bags to our neighbours in Hespeler Village. The gift bags are filled with chocolates, a Gospel of John, and a card that invites people to a special website. On the Love Hespeler website, our neighbours can communicate prayer requests they’d like us to pray about. They will also find videos of Heritage students giving their faith stories and a message I recorded on “Where is the God of love in a Global Pandemic?” Pray that neighbours in our community would come to know Christ in a life-changing way.

Thank you for standing with us by kneeling in prayer!

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