Weekly Prayer Items - July 9-15, 2017
GBC Family of the Week: Lydia Geertsema
MBA Church of the Week: Temple Baptist Church, Swan River
Pastors: Neal Effa, Rob TerHorst
Missionary of the Week:
Pray for the Persecuted Church: Kazakhstan
Yuri Pak was released from prison on June 17, 2017, after spending two years
in prison on a conviction of making a bomb threat. VOM workers and Christians
in Kazakhstan believe the government targeted Yuri because of his outspoken
faith and his ability as a teacher to influence students. “Our family is
extremely grateful to each one of you for your prayers and letters with words
of encouragement and faith,” said Yuri’s wife, Olga. “Your prayers and letters
helped us to go through this difficult trial without losing our faith and courage.
We believe that ‘your labor is not in vain before the Lord.’ With love in Christ:
Yuri, Olga, Anna and Daniel Pak.”
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: Nick and Iris, East Asia.
Pr**se G*d that many people are coming to know of Chr*st's love in East
Asia. Many new ministries are arising as the congregation continues to grow.
Pr**se G*d for the 17 people who were baptized at Easter. Please pr*y for
the ch**ch and ministries in East Asia as Nick and Iris are on home
assignment. Pr*y for the leaders who continue to grow as followers of Chr*st.
Pr*y for Nick and Iris as they travel and visit ch**ches and supporters. Pr*y
that they would experience rest and refreshment. Pr*y for them as they move
their home base from Ontario to Alberta.