Prayer Points 25 September 2022
CST Sunday – 2nd October will be our very first Congregational Sunday! Each of the 4 CSTs will be preaching a dedicated message to their respective congregations, reflecting our pastoral heart for the people under our care. We pray that it will be an edifying time for everyone present.
Elders Retreat – The English Pastors and Elders will meet for a 3rd retreat this Saturday! We continue to humbly seek direction from the Lord to take us forward in our next season at Zion Bishan. We will share more about our discussions whenever possible. The Session members also decided that we should meet every month for a Saturday breakfast, to encourage one another in the Lord – so that we are first and foremost brothers in Christ before being shepherds of His Church.
Ordinations – We thank God that 3 of our leaders will be ordained as ministers of the gospel under the BPCIS this Oct! Ng Zhiwen & Paul Yeo at our anniversary service on 29th Oct and Elder David Leong on 30th Oct at Emmanuel BP. Pray for them as they prepare their hearts for this new role!
Pray too for Ps Haoren as he finishes his time on staff and moves on to his next season of ministry.
Nepal – The ZB team has arrived and are currently en route to a part of Nepal that is remote and less resourced. Pray for strength and stamina to trek to the various villages with a dominant Tibetan population. Pray also that the mountain flights will be available for their going and return to cities in Nepal as these flights sometimes change due to demand and so it might affect the ZB team. Pray for a fruitful time of ministry with our partners.
Lebanon – This country continues to live in severe economic and food crisis. Its people continue to suffer food insecurity and only 2 hours of electricity from the government daily. Our ministry partner reported that this week, all banks were closed since last Friday (16 Sep) because many Lebanese were trying to get their frozen savings from the banks. Hence, banks were closed for the safety of the employees. Pray that banks will be able to reopen. Pray for God’s mercy on this nation, that they will have a proper government who will begin to enable economic recovery. Thank God for the ongoing ministries of compassion and bible study/training that our partner is still engaged with, even in such challenging times.