Prayer Points 3 October 2021
Safeguarding Training –Thank God that the 1pm English Congregation leaders were able to set aside time to be equipped in safeguarding matters last Sun (26 Sep). Pray that our church will continue growing in a culture of humility, learning and striving to be a safe place for every person to know Jesus more. Read more about Safeguarding Ministry: zionbishan.org.sg/ministry/safeguarding/
Missions Conversations – Pray for these new monthly events by our Missions Education and Mobilisation (MEM) Team. Pray for our church to come together to learn more about and engage with missions, even as COVID has caused some hinderance to our physical engagement in the mission field, especially overseas.
Pray for the first two session on Money and Business in Missions. Pray that, as individuals and as a church, we will be encouraged to think clearly and wisely about how we engage in missions.
Missions Conversations occur on Wednesday evenings, 8.30-9.30pm. Look out for the dates in the announcements (p.8).
Brother Sambhu – helps encourage our fellow brothers and sisters in India. Last Monday, there was a fire in his rented home’s electrical box. The box had a short circuit due to water seepage from heavy rain. We thank God that no one was hurt in the incident and that power was finally restored after two days. The family is also packing to move to another place. Pray that they will have a smooth move to their new place.
India – Praise God for a fruitful trip by our partner in North India. Over 5 days, they travelled 1200km visiting 6 places. They work to uplift children in these various places. Thank God for safe travels and help when their vehicle got stuck in the mud in one village. We also want to rejoice with this same partner who welcomed their first grandson on 17 Sep. Pray for strength and good health for all the daycare centre (DCC) managers to carry out their responsibilities. Pray also that they will continue to have the zeal to serve the Lord with enthusiasm. Our partner’s distribution of COVID relief has led to requests for help with children from 8 places in their area. Pray for wisdom and God’s guidance to respond rightly to these requests.
Indonesia – Praise God for a retreat that was held in September for various field workers in this region. They were able to come together for a time of spiritual refreshment and training. Many face challenges and difficulties in the communities they serve. We thank God that they do not fear these challenges but face them with God’s strength. Thank God for the faithful sowing of these workers in God’s harvest field. Pray that these efforts will reap a harvest in God’s time.