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NAMB Prayer Requests
We planted Generations Church seven months ago and have had 80 professions of faith since opening the doors. Our greatest need is for the Lord to bring us men and women who can disciple new believers and help grow them in their relationships with Christ. Please pray the Lord will bring more mature believers our way.
We try to invite students to church through activities like playing music, computer coding classes, by providing them with volunteer positions and by encouraging their parents to join them. But the students’ main interest seems to be getting the volunteering hours for their college admission portfolio. They are highly influenced by college counselors, who even influence them in setting priorities for Sundays. Please pray they will set attending Sunday worship service as their highest priority. Also, we need a youth minister. I have been serving in this role, but I feel the generation gap is wider than I thought, and my first-generation English is not sufficient. Please pray God will send a youth minister who has a heart for church planting ministry.
Please pray God will give my family peace that passes all understanding. Also, please pray God will intercede on my wife’s behalf as we continue to grieve the loss of our daughter. Thank you!
Pray our fall discipleship groups will have plenty of attendees and that God would provide leaders for them.
After five years of ministry in our town, Christ Church may soon have an opportunity to purchase a permanent home. Would you pray that we would know if this building is GOD’S WILL for our church and that we would not seek it simply because it is available? Pray that if it is the Lord’s will, the current owner would consider us as a buyer and that they would give us time to secure funds. Pray a Christian, private investor or group of investors would offer us the needed loan to secure the building. Pray that, after securing the property through a Christian investor’s loan, we would be able to quickly raise the full cost of the property or at least enough to keep our monthly mortgage costs from being burdensome.
Due to years of neglect before my arrival—and what I believe is clearly the enemy’s work— we continue to have major building failures that take tens of thousands of dollars from our budget. Much has to do with various flooding events. More work is needed to stop ongoing basement flooding issues. On the positive side, we have remodeled the building inside and out as much as possible. It was built in 1963, and most of the decor was from the 1970s. The church has grown from 21 attendees to the low 50s, and we now have a youth group. The body has begun to hit needed spiritual markers and is moving toward becoming kingdom-minded. Pray God would provide the funds needed for building repairs and stop any more damage from being done. Praise Him that even in adversity, He is at work.
Please pray for God’s help and guidance as we plan to move our church gathering to the east end of Toronto in Whitby. Whitby is where we will have more opportunities to share the gospel with residents. Thank you and God bless you.