Weekly Prayer Items - September 17-23, 2017
GBC Family of the Week: George & Bev Mason
MBA Church of the Week: West End Alive, Winnipeg, MB
Pastor Ben Kroeker
Missionary of the Week: Nick and Iris, NAB Missionaries, East Asia. Nick and
Iris work within a restricted nation in East Asia pioneering a new work. They
are building significant relationships with those in the community where they
live. They are actively working in a divorce care group, where relational doors
are opening. Ask our Father to provide them rest while they are on home
assignment. Ask as well for the continued work being done on the field in their
absence. For more information, visit nabonmission.org/missionaries/nick-iris.
Pray for the Persecuted Church: INDIA
Police in India arrested nine adults traveling with a group of 60 children to a
Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this summer. The children and their
chaperones sang Christian songs and read the Bible as they traveled by train,
attracting the attention of a group of Hindu extremists. As soon as the train
reached its destination, the militants called the police. When the police
arrived, they arrested the adults and called the children’s parents to come
pick them up. The adults were charged with kidnapping and converting people
to another religion by force. After more than 40 days in jail, three of the
adults were released on bail. The other six, however, are still being held. Pray
that the jailed Christians will be released and that this experience will
strengthen the faith of the children involved.
Please join us in prayer for the next pastor of GBC, and that God will be
preparing the person that we need. Pray as well for the search
committee, and that we will be sensitive to God’s leading.
OUR GBC SUPPORTED MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Moises and Carolyn Ruiz,
Mexico. Praise God for quality time with family and supporters while on home
assignment. Praise God for the leadership of the Chapples and Englishes, as
Moises and Carolyn are in Canada. Moises and Carolyn will remain in Canada
until May 2018 to be alongside their son Dylan who is finishing high school.
Pray for the Ruiz's and the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada's ministry
in Mexico in the midst of this change. Pray for the teaching groups that Moises
has been leading in Mexico.