Prayer Link 聯手禱告 08-08-2019

Prayer Link
(Updated August 8 2019)

1. Church Planting Initiative

a. Praise God for the church planters who serve faithfully and tirelessly in the more than 70 churches, Bible Study mission points, and fellowship groups each week.
b. Pray for the people they have reached and continue to reach for the Kingdom through preaching, teaching and caring for those in their communities.
c. Praise God for our good working relationship with NAMB as we collaborate together through planting Chinese Baptist churches.
d. Praise God for the Church Planters Retreat held in conjunction with the Pioneer Camp in Glen Rose, Texas, May 24-27. Praise God for a great time of learning, sharing and fellowshipping with one another.
e. Pray to the Lord of the Harvest to send forth workers into His harvest field. We have a great need for church planters.
f. Praise God for the Hattiesburg Chinese Christian Church in their Building Dedication and Thanksgiving Service on June 1 2019. The church was planted 7 years ago. Please click here to read why the church became independent of their mother church and the spiritual journey they took which culminated in their Building Dedication and Thanksgiving Service. Inspiring!

Click here for reports and sharing from our Church Planters Retreats and here for the February 2019 and the April 2019 editions of NEWSLINK featuring our new church plants that had their inaugural worships in January this year.

2. The 21st Biennial Conference – September 29-October 2 2020

a. Pray for the local Arrangement Committee drawn from Pastors in the San Francisco Bay Area as they meet and plan for the Conference.
b. Pray for the finalizing of the choice of the Keynote Speaker for the Conference.
c. Pray for the Conference that it would accomplish its theme to – “Be Strong” – in helping participants to engage the issues that impact them as church and as individual Christians.

3. Care of Ministers Ministry

a. Praise God for Mrs. Sarah Chiu and Mrs. Kate Leong as they reach out to the wives of ministers to provide affirmation, encouragement and support to this group of faithful partners in ministry. For a report of their ministry as featured in the October 2018 edition of the NEWSLINK, please click here.
b. Pray for the 40 wives of ministers who will attend their first “Wives of Ministers Retreat” to be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, September 26-28, 2019. Pray for a great time supporting each other and relaxation.
c. Praise God for the ministry to pastors and their wives for their emotional well-being.

4. English/NextGen Ministry

a. Praise God for the additional focus of the English/NextGen Ministry in CBF.
b. Pray for Pastor William Eng, Pastor Francis Chung, and Pastor Conrad Au who are leading this ministry.
c. Pray for the team as they seek to reach out to churches and pastors in developing their English ministry.

5. The Health of Churches

a. Pray for good working relationships between ministers and their leaders as they serve together in ministry.
b. Pray for the discipling and equipping emphasis of each church that will help believers to become more Christ-like as they grow in their love for God and people.
c. Pray for an effective pulpit ministry that is God focused, Bible centered and relevant for life.
d. Pray for Pastors who serve faithfully each week as they fulfill the calling God has for them in ministry. May God bless them to have strength from on high to serve His church.
e. Pray for leaders in the churches as they seek wisdom and understanding to discern the times and to make changes in their ministry focus and structure in order to be more effective in BE-ING what God wants them to BE in reaching their communities for Christ.
f. Pray for churches that are in need of ministers. Pray that in the search process that they will use that as an opportunity for spiritual growth as they assess their ministry needs, discern who they are looking for, seek the Lord for His provision and keep their eyes open to see who the Lord might lead them to.

6. Executive Director Pastor Amos

a. Pray for his ministry among the churches.
b. Praise God for a fruitful week-long ministry at the American Samoa First Chinese Baptist Church in Pago Pago last month. Pray that God will give him the wisdom to find the best avenue to help the congregation there for the short term as well as long term. The church, located in the South Pacific and a 5-hour plane ride from Honolulu, Hawaii, has been without pastoral help for a while. Pray for the church.
c. Pray for his health.

聯手禱告
(2019 年8月8日更新)

1. 第廿一屆美加雙年會-2020年9月29日至10月2日
a. 為一班在三藩市灣區的教牧同工們組成的「籌備委員會」禱告。
b. 為選擇大會主題講員禱告。
c. 為大會的主題「剛強起來」發生功效使參加者能學曉如何面對事奉及個人的挑戰代禱。
d. 為教牧同工, 教會領袖及弟兄姊妹踴躍報名參加代禱。(日後會公報更多有關資訊。)

2. 植堂事工
a. 為我們的植堂傳道人在70多間教會的查經班及團契,忠心服事讚美神。為接觸到没有機會聽到福音的人禱告。
b. 為他們每天傳講福音, 教導信徒,接觸人群及関心社區禱告。
c. 為美加華浸與美南NAMB在植堂事工友好的合作讚美神。 我們在多方面彼此配搭,栽植更多華人浸信教會。
d. 求莊稼的主派工人去收割祂的莊稼。我們非常缺乏栽植同工。
e. 為哈蒂斯堡華人基督教會在六月一日舉行獻堂感恩典體感謝神。該堂於七年前被栽值。請點擊這裡閱讀有關該教會為何從母會自立及他們如何經歷神的供應及同在。

點擊 這裡閱讀植堂人的報告及點擊閱讀「簡訊」的報道關於在俄亥俄州都柏林浸信會華人教會及在南加州牧揚弟一華人浸信會的成立。

3. 教牧關懷
a. 為招世超師母和梁德舜師母感謝神。 他們带領這事工的一部分, 接觸同工的師母, 向這一群忠心事奉的伙伴提供肯定鼓勵和支持。 請點擊閱讀「美加簡訊」去年十月份刊登「師母關懷事工」報告。
b. 為 40位師母已報名參加第一屆「師母退修會」代禱。這退修會將在2019年9月26日至28日在三藩市灣區San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel舉行。為她們在退修會中彼此鼓勵及支持和有一段輕鬆的時刻代禱。
c. 請為關懷事工小組, 今年計劃關心牧者及師母心理健康代禱。

4. 英文/下一代事工
a. 為在二十屆年議會所設立這個事奉,成為聯會事工重點之一讚美神。
b. 為這事工領導團隊代禱:伍偉濂牧師,鍾惠賢牧師和區康華牧師。
c. 求主給他們智慧來接觸教牧同工及帮助他們發展英語/下一代事工。

5. 教㑹的康健
a. 為教牧同工之間及他們與教會領袖之間有良好的關係,同心在主的事工上有美好的配搭禱告。
b. 為教㑹在安排培訓及裝備的事工上能幫助信徒更像耶稣基督,愛神愛人的心代禱。
c. 為教㑹講壇的事奉更加能够讓焦點放在神,與祂的話語上及實際生活化禱告。
d. 為教㑹教牧同工每天忠心的擺上感恩代禱。求神賜福他们給他们有從天而來的能力。
e. 為教牧同工及教會領袖們「…通曉時勢和知道當怎樣…」帶動教會面對社會的變化,而改變事奉的方向及結構,使教會更加有效地發揮教會的功能。
f. 為需要傳道人的教會禱告。 為他們正在尋求過程中, 了解到教會的需要, 認定誰是適合的人選, 等候主的帶願及供應, 藉着這時刻帶來教會會眾一個成長的靈程。

6. 總幹事李英柏牧師

a. 為他在教會中的事奉代祷。
b. 為他七月在美屬薩摩亞(American Samoa) Pago Pago的一週事奉感恩。求神給他有智慧安排如何給短暫或長期去幫助「美屬薩摩亞第一華人浸信會」的須要。這教會立於南太平洋一小群島。從檀香山飛去須要五小時的行程。此教會沒有會牧多年。請為教會代禱。
c. 繼續為他的健康仰望神。

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