Praying Together

1 Chronicles 16:23-24 (NIV)

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonders among al peoples.
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised;
He is also to be feared above all gods.

Thank you for praying with us. It is only through the Spirit’s work in and through us that disciples will grow and prove faithful..

Praise and prayer:

  • Pray for us—that our love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that we may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Phil 1:9-11
  • The Maastricht church has a new ‘home’: we are meeting in a new neighbourhood center in a neighborhood called “Nazareth”. We’re getting adjusted to setting up and taking down for every Sunday service. Pray for the church as we adjust.
  • The book about evangelical churches in Belgium’s major cities will be submitted to the publisher by December 7. Pray for speedy handling, so it can be in print by February 2019. Pray that many will be encouraged by it.
  • Pray for Jack as he teaches—for wisdom, strength and relevancy. Pray for the students to grow spiritually as well as academically.
  • Pray for Pat as she continues to work in developing flower workshops. It has been challenging to keep the momentum here going.

Special prayer dates:

  • October-December: Jack team-teaches research courses for small theological research projects by ETF students
  • Dec 9: Jack preaches at the Baptist church
  • Dec 12: Jack meets with a potential PhD student at the ETF
  • Dec 14: get the keys for our new house, start planning to get it fixed up.
  • Dec 17: board meeting of the Maastricht Baptist church in which Jack participates
  • Dec 19: ETF Christmas celebration with professors and students together
  • Dec 20: Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics: steering committee meeting (Jack is member)
  • Dec 23: our one-day early Christmas eve service, including a neighborhood outreach
  • Christmas vacation: cleaning out, packing up, painting, wallpapering, laying floors, and more.
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