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 housing situation for the Maastricht church has fallen apart, but praise the Lord, an unexpected solution came up. We are now meeting in a new neighbourhood center in a neighborhood called “Nazareth”. This means we will be setting up and taking down for every Sunday service. Pray for the church as we adjust.
  • Pray for good progress on the book about evangelical churches in Belgium’s major cities! The goal is to have it in print by February of 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
  • Oct 23: Jack begins teaches “Christian Education and Discipleship”
  • Oct 24: Church board meeting (Jack participates as elder)
  • Oct 25: Pat has a flower workshop with 9 ladies in the flower shop
  • Nov 4: organize first service in our new location.
  • Nov 11: Jack preaches at the Baptist Church in Maastricht
  • Nov 14: another Wednesday night Bible study meeting. Pray for the health of all involved (we have had to cancel several times), and for a couple with one partner who only speaks Portugese.
  • Nov 17: diploma day at the ETF, where around 30 Bachelor and Master students will receive their diploma in theology!
  • Nov 20: meeting to plan an ETF project and conference about equipping pastors to think theologically about the increasing influence of technology on our lives, including our lives of faith.
  • Nov 22: Special pastoral training day for ETF students
  • Nov 30: Lord willing Jack celebrates his 60th birthday!
  • December: all the various outreaches, flower workshops, special services, and more, to reach out into our new neighborhood in “Nazareth.”