Weekly Prayer Items - March 4-10, 2018
GBC Family of the Week: Lena Amman
MBA Church of the Week: Temple Baptist Church, Swan River MB
Pastor Neal Effa
Missionary of the Week: Darrick Castronova, theWELLbuffalo, Getzville, New
York. A native of Buffalo, New York, Darrick married his high-school sweetheart,
Jodi, after his third year at Daemen College. In late 2009, he returned to
western New York after he and his family felt God leading them to start
theWELLbuffalo, which is currently meeting at two campuses. Darrick and Jodi
have a soft spot for the fatherless and broken-hearted and extend this into a
passion for foster care. Along with the occasional foster child, they also have a
few children of their own: Sam, 21; Savannah, 17; Issac, 12; and Chari, 4. Pray
that God would continue to use Darrick and theWELLbuffalo to reach and serve
the vulnerable and forgotten. Find out more at thewellbuffalo.com.
Pray for the Persecuted Church: Nepal
Sarala and her mother became Christians in early 2017. When Sarala’s father
learned that they planned to be baptized, he beat them and forbade them from
doing so. On the day of the baptism, he locked Sarala in the house, though her
mother was baptized. Afterward, he kicked the two women out of the house
and refused to let them return unless they denied Christ. When they did not
return, he began searching for them so he could force them to reconvert to
Hinduism. Fearing physical abuse, Sarala and her mother took refuge in a VOM
safe house. Pray that Sarala’s father will come to know Jesus and that Sarala
and her mother will continue to grow in faith.
Please continue to pray for the Search Committee as they continue their
search for a permanent pastor at GBC. Pray that God will be preparing the
person that we need.
OUR GBC SUPPORTED MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT: Yuri Nakano - Japan
Praise God that art has been useful in sharing the love of Jesus. Praise God for
God's work through a season of conferences. Pray for the ongoing outreach to
the local community center and to the local senior's home. Also pray for my only
niece (10 years old) who had open heart surgery on January 2. Please pray for
a quick recovery.