Sunday, May 5, 2019 Rev. Rich Kuiken is a church-planter in a new URCNA work in the Poconos, PA. 1) Give thanks for the excitement and extremely faithful commitment of our Core Group members and for numerous opportunities to share the Gospel and invite folks to worship. 2) Pray for the Holy Spirit’s moving in the hearts of a number of evangelistic contacts we have made but who thus far have not come to worship. 3) Pray for some “discipleship contacts” who need to get out of Sunday work or sports commitments and to love people where they are and to disciple them to where Christ wants them to be.” 4) Pray for the continued fostering of friendships with a number of our immediate neighbors.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 Gig Harbor URC is a new URC Mission in Washington State. 1) Pray that the members of Gig Harbor URC would continue to grow under the ministry of the Gospel to be continually conformed into the image of Christ, leading to a deepening love of God and unity of the brothers and sisters. 2) Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to bring new visitors and grow the number of our congregation. 3) Pray that God would provide both a minister for the role of church planter and the physical resources needed for his work.
May 19, 2019 Rev. Tony Zekveld is a URCNA church-planter in Toronto, ON. 1) Praise God for the baptism of a Muslim who converted to Christ on Sunday, April 28. We praise God also for the openness of her family members to the Gospel. 2) Give thanks to God that another family is requesting baptism, wanting to join the congregation. 3) Pray that God may continue to raise up leaders in our congregation.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 Rev. Andrea Ferrari is a church planter in URCNA church-planter in Perugia, Italy. 1) Pray for God's blessing upon the preaching of the gospel of John for the conversion of sinners. 2) Give thanks for Adriana and Adelio who soon will make a profession of faith. 3) Pray for our visitors, especially Carla who began to attend the services quite regularly. 4) Pray for God's blessing upon my family: my wife Cristina, our sons Simone and Daniele and my widowed mother, Ivana.