Vol 3 No. 47 Items for Prayer

This Friday the Calgary churches who have agreed to be involved in the Listening Sessions will be gathering together at Northmount Church.  Please pray for those that host us, including Doug Johnston (pastor, Northmount Baptist Church).

On Saturday the Edmonton churches will be gathering at Trinity Sherwood Park. Please pray for the churches who will share what God has been calling them to in the year ahead and what God has done in the year since we have met. Thanks to Wayne Larson, who along with the church, will host us in this time.

The meetings represent the beginning of the second year of our listening sessions together. My deepest thanks to John Prociuk who guides us in these matters and so carefully assigns personnel to each of the requests that are made. Please pray for those who follow up on those requests. I also give thanks for Faye Reynolds and Ryan Sato who lead us in worship through these times.

Onto several other matters for prayer. Please remember Sam Chaise as he enters his third month of his new position as the director of the William Carey institute. Please remember Cam Yates, the founding director, as well.

Please remember those who are preparing for the Ordination Examining Council under the chair of Wayne Larson and Brian Stelck, who guides the process. OEC will take place at Carey Centre on 29 May, 2008.

Please also remember those attending the New Pastor’s Orientation, to be held at Carey Centre on 26 – 27 February 2008. This time, as the name suggests, gives new staff members in churches an opportunity to become familiar with other new staff, vision and purposes of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.

That’s a start for today. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement.



In Christ,

Jeremy Bell