Prayer Points 19 Nov 2023
Ministry Behind the Money – Please pray that many members will attend the MBTM presentations today at 1.30-3.30pm (see back of bulletin for details), so that they can be better informed on how to give financially and support them in prayer and participation. We thank God that He has sustained so many initiatives over the years, and we pray that He continues to multiply our efforts!
Children’s Ministry Day Camp (21-24 Nov) – We thank God for the opportunity to share God’s great salvation plan with 91 children through the Exodus story and John’s Gospel. Do pray for open and eager hearts to hear and believe in God’s word, and for God’s love for them to be proclaimed through the camp activities and interaction with the volunteers. Pray also for the volunteers, that their hearts and lives continue to be first shaped by God’s word and the way of the Lamb.
Domestic Helpers’ Fellowship (DHF) 3 Dec Outreach Party – Thank God for the visible impact of the DHF bible studies on the lives of many domestic helpers, both Christian and non-Christian. Pray for their aim to reach every helper in every Zion Bishan family, and their efforts to introduce all ZB families’ helpers to DHF through this outreach party. Pray for ZB families to invite their helpers to the party, for the helpers to accept the invitations to attend, and for Pastor Zhiwen’s message to touch their hearts. Pray also for enough volunteers to befriend the helpers and effectively facilitate the breakout group discussions on the message.
Overseas Ministry Visits for Nov/Dec 2023 – This year-end, three teams will be going to visit and join in the work of various overseas ministries, namely Radion International in Thailand, YWAM Ubon Ratchathani, and SMO in the Philippines.
The first team of 8 pax, will be going up to Radion’s base in Phetchabun, North Thailand next weekend, 25 Nov – 4 Dec. Pray with us that the gospel be clearly and boldly preached in this region that is still entrenched in societal issues. Pray for the ministry of Radion International; they have been working the past 16 years amongst the Hmong people there, a hill-tribe people that has seen a violent history. Our ZB team will be conducting an evangelistic camp for children, besides doing home visits and mass community outreaches.
India – Last Tuesday, one of our partner’s gospel worker died in a motorcycle incident this week. Pray for his wife and 4 yr old son he leaves behind. Pray also for the 12 yr old daughter who was with her father in the accident. Thankfully she is not hurt badly. Thank God also for the return of the India team (Sharon, SA, and Ps Ebi) this week. Praise God for a good time of training and interaction with two new partners. Pray for wisdom for the Foreign Missions Committee as they plan the follow up for these two partners.
Indonesia – Pray for the network of workers who graduated from our missiology school in Indonesia who are ministering faithfully with the majority religious group. 1) Brother SL is ministering in West Indonesia. He has been discipling a few families that have believed in Christ and now reaching out to the extended family. Some of the new believers have to travel for 8 hours in order to meet up. 2) Sister BP is currently reaching out to Mrs. U in East Java and wants to continue to meet up. 3) Bro S and his wife W are ministering in an eastern island through physiotherapy. Pray for protection for all these harvest workers and for the Holy Spirit to continue to draw people to Christ.