Dear friends,

By the old Christian liturgical calendar the first day of the year is Advent I (usually at the end of November). The calendar year begins January 1. But for Canadians I always think of the year beginning in September. The following are some endeavours I am asking your persistent prayer for.

First, please pray for Daniel and his team as the Youth Group is re-launched this Friday. The Youth Group is going to start meeting every week. Pray that we can have a downtown and city-wide impact.

Second, please pray for Daniel and our ministry to the University of Ottawa and to university-aged and young adults. The ministry is called Church on Wednesday. Please pray for Daniel (and others) as they preach through Nehemiah. Please pray for an open door at Ottawa U in terms of a great location. Please pray God will use this in evangelism and discipleship.

Third, please pray for Jonathan Camiré as he develops and launches a post-university young adult ministry. Pray for wisdom; pray for the development of a small leadership team; pray for a great ministry of evangelism, discipleship and community.

Fourth, please pray for Karen and Daniel and Yasmine and our ministry to children. Please pray, first, for our Sunday morning ministry of Sunday School. Pray for growth in numbers. Pray for great teachers. Pray, as well, for a wider non-Sunday ministry. Pray for wisdom how we can do this. Pray that God will use us to love, evangelize and disciple children.

Fifth, please pray for B**** who will soon be leaving Messiah to travel to #s## as a missionary. Please pray that the Lord will keep him safe in body and soul. Please pray that God will open doors for him. Please pray for God’s ongoing provision.

Sixth, please pray for the Lord to raise up eight young couples who we could train, shepherd and encourage and then send out to plant churches in: Kanata, Leitrim, Orleans, Manotick, Arnprior, Carleton Place, Kemptville and Cornwall.

Seventh, please pray for our ministry to plant a godly, evangelical seminary in Ottawa – please pray for Ryle Seminary. Pray for recognition and accreditation and finances. Please pray for Gary, the Academic Dean and Shirley, the Administrator. Please pray for the five classes being offered this term.

Eighth, please pray for those planning to offer the Alpha Marriage Preparation course in January. Please pray for those considering leading an Alpha course or Christianity Explored program in the new year. Pray that we know what God’s will is. Pray we will always rely on His will.

Pray we will recognize His leading and walk in His will to His glory!

Thank you for praying!

George +