(Updated February 26 2018)
1. 20th Biennial Conference, September 24-28 2018
a. Pray for the Local Planning Committee as they continue to make plans for the Conference.
b. Praise God that the online registration process has begun. Pray for a great time of connecting, learning and fellowshipping. Praise God for the interest shown about the Conference. (Click here to read the FAQs about the Conference.)
c. Pray for the participants who come will have a teachable heart to learn and to grow in their knowledge of God and to grow in Him through ministry.
d. Praise God for sending Dr. Daniel Block to be our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Block whose delight is to see students passionate about the Old Testament and to preach and teach from it. Pray for his ministry among us.
e. Pray also for the workshop leaders of the Conference – Dr. Daniel Block, Deacon Sau Wing Lam, and members of two Panel Discussions.
Please click here to register online.
2. Church Planting Initiative
a. Praise God for the 50 church planters who serve faithfully and tirelessly in the 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 in church planting. Pray that God would call out workers into His harvest field.
d. Pray for the Church Planters Retreat to be held at Germantown, Maryland April 13-14. Pray for a great time of connecting and learning.
e. Pray for those who are leading the Church Planting Initiative as they meet this week (February 28) in Los Angeles for a mid-term assessment.
f. Pray for Pastor and Mrs. Peter Liu. Their daughter, Joanna, who continues to receive therapy for her brain tumor. Pray for strength and peace as they face this trial of their faith together. (Pastor Peter is a Vice President of the CBF and has responsibilities for the Church Planting Initiative).
3. Care of Ministers Ministry
a. Pray 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.
b. Praise God for the gathering of 24 wives of ministers in the San Francisco Bay Area on December 16 2017. It was a great time of connecting, mutual encouragement and support over High Tea. The ladies enjoyed it immensely. Please click here to read report and view pictures.
c. Praise God for the gathering of ministers and their wives in Vancouver, Canada on January 15 2018. Click here to read the report.
d. Pray for plans that the ministry has to help pastors and wives with their emotional well being.
4. 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 churches as they seek wisdom and understanding to discern the times and to make changes in their ministry focus and structure.
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.
5. Disaster Relief
a. Praise God for the generosity of the churches and brothers and sisters in giving to the Fund. We have received a total $28,117.00. This money was distributed to 39 families including the family of a Pastor in Houston through the Chinese Baptist Fellowship in Texas in time for Christmas. We thank God for our partnership in this ministry of grace with them.
b. Pray for those in Houston who are still displaced from their homes unable to return to live in them for a while.
c. Pray for the churches ministering to flood victims that they will be a powerful witness in their community through their service.
(Click here to view the Disaster Relief Report and pictures and acknowledgement of some who have received the gift.)
6. Executive Director Pastor Amos
Click here to read Pastor Amos’ latest “A Yokefellow’s Chronicle”, his musings, reflections and spiritual insights.
a. Pray for his health.
b. Pray for the meeting of the Executive Committee this week in Los Angeles.
b. 為第二十屆年議會網上註冊開始啟用讚美神。為這連絡, 學習及團契的好機㑹禱告。為對今次的年議會感有興趣參加的人讚美神。請點擊這裡閱讀有關「常問問題」。
d. 為第二十屆年議會要達成的目的禱告 – 就是幫助參加者能得著一些實際的方法，帶回他們的教會，來幫助他們更有效的服事。主題: 傳揚神國。
e. 為博達理博士 (Dr. Daniel Block) 成為大㑹講員感謝神同時為他禱告。 他最大的喜樂就是看到他的學生熱愛學習舊約，而從中教導及指引他人。請為他在我們當中的教道代禱。
f. 為工作坊的講員禱告 — 博達理博士, 林修榮執事, 和其他帶領討論小組的成員。
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。
d. 為四月十三至十四日在馬利蘭州 的Germantown舉行植堂培訓退修會代禱。讓這一次的培訓中彼此聯系及學習。
f. 為劉奇峰牧師師母禱告。 他們的女兒 Joanna已恢復治療她腦瘤療程。 為他們這次的信心試煉求神賜他們力量與平安。(劉牧師是密西西比州杰傑克遜華人基督教會㑹牧，美加華人浸信會聯㑹副會長負責教會植堂事工。)
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。
b. 為 12月16日在三藩市湾區舉行的聚會感恩。有二十四位師母參加這次的荼聚 (High Tea) 。請點擊閱讀這次活動的報道。
c. 為 1月15日在加拿大溫哥華舉行的聚餐感恩。請點擊閱讀這次活動的報道。
d. 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。
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。
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。
a. 為教會弟兄姊妹慷慨樂意奉獻的心感謝神。我們共收 $28,117.00。款項在聖誕節前已發給卅九戶家庭。請在此點擊參閱振災報告及災民對弟兄姊妹和聯㑹這次的行動之謝言。
b. 為休斯頓有些弟兄姊妹及傳道人仍然末能回去自己的家園生活代祷。求神 憐憫。
請在此點擊 “同軛手記” 參閱李英柏牧師探望教㑹或參加不同聚㑹時深切感