Jesus said: "This then is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...' " (Matthew 6v9)
Praise God for a good trip to Kidderminster on Tuesday to meet Nathan Smith, one of the pastors at Grace Church Bristol. Brandon and I met Nathan through the Worship God UK conferences held in Bath (although this year, the conference will be in Bristol).
We had lunch at a lovely little restaurant called Le Petit Gare. As we ate, we shared how God was at work in our different situations. We were encouraged as we recognised how much we can give thanks for, and how God provides when we trust Him and follow His will.
After bringing Nathan up to speed regarding the gospel work in Welshpool, we asked him if there were any particular needs he wanted us to pray for:
Pray for the services being organised over Easter. Grace Church Bristol holds an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday as a way of meeting people from the local community. Please pray that this will be an effective way of building more bridges.
Pray that the gospel will be powerfully shared as the church gathers on Easter Sunday.
Pray also for the following Sunday, when the church will be holding an evangelistic family service.
Finally, pray for the Worship God UK conference being organised for September 2016. Its aim is to encourage and equip church communities and church leaders. Pray for Nathan (as he is one of the main organisers) and pray for us. In previous years, Brandon and I have gone without our wives, but this year we really want to take them with us! However, this will be tricky to organise, so pray that the Lord will enable this if it is His will.
Thank you for your continued prayers. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!