This week, we continue to celebrate what God is doing around the world, specifically in the areas that we had the privilege to work in this summer. This week, we praise Him for how He is moving in both Cuba & Toronto!
This summer’s trip to Cuba was an incredible time of encouragement! The Lord is working mightily as He continues to multiply His Church across the island.
- Pray for wisdom, safety and protection for the leaders and believers. Being a pastor in this country is a very difficult thing. Pastors and their families sacrifice not only a tremendous amount of personal resources but also their own family’s comfort and safety to lead as God has called. Pray that the Lord would sustain spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
- Pray for the house church movement. Many of these believers live on just a few dollars a month and the church has very few resources to meet the increasing demand for discipleship resources and physical resources as they minister to one another and the needs of the community members that live around them.
- Pray for local churches as they multiply into less-engaged areas of the island. They are finding a hunger for the Gospel but lack enough leadership to disciple people in some areas. This leads to some pastors traveling for days to help fill the need which can become very difficult over time. Pray that God would raise up many new leaders to fulfill the need.
In our third year of VBS in Floradale Park, we praise the Lord for the largest turnout of kids and families. As we’ve built trust with families in the area over the years, there were people that were invited and came from outside the immediate neighborhood because of personal invites from people!
- Pray for a church to be planted in the Floradale area to connect more consistently with those families.
- Pray for the gospel to cross the cultural and religious barriers.
- Pray for wisdom and discernment for the future of our partnership in Toronto. There are many opportunities and ways to serve. Pray for laborers and for God to grant a unified vision among His Church for the sake of His Kingdom!
- Praise the Lord for the ministry of the summer intern team (3 of which were from Lifepoint). Pray that it would bear lasting fruit!