- Please pray for our Open Up – Reach Out project. Pray for the builder to complete the work on Price hall and the car park area quickly and well, so that we can start using the venue as soon as possible. Pray for our facilities team to work well with our architects to complete plans for Stage 2 – the redevelopment of the Chapel, and for those plans to be approved by Heritage Victoria and the Melbourne City Council.
- Pray for our Mandarin congregation, for new families and students to find a home in this community and grow spiritually.
- Pray for our uni students ministry as they continue to meet together and prepare to welcome new and returning students to our community. Pray that we will be a very welcoming, friendly and helpful community to all visitors.
- Please pray for churches in China. New religious law will come into effect today. Basically the authority wants total control (24/7 monitoring) over all religious activities but will give nothing in return. We are hoping for their inability to follow up and to execute their strategy. For example, China’s One-Belt-One-Road initiative started with great fanfare, but lately it started to fizzle out. In Northern China, pockets of churches have started to experience persecution. No one knows how it will turn out until the dust settles.
- Pray for the team visiting AKS in India. They are having good interaction with the community.
- Pray for the Seymours in Melbourne who are seeking to reach the Japanese. Pray for opportunities to make friends and those in the seekers bible study.