Week of January 14th, 2018
Thailand – Field Director Janice Quinlan writes: “Pray for the working of God’s Spirit in the lives of Thai people who were presented with the gospel, either by verbal witness or the distribution of written material in their own language” during recent holiday outreaches. Pray for lasting Kingdom impact from these efforts and that many who heard the message will enter the Kingdom.
Praise God for several Christmas events hosted by Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church. On December 22, nearly 200 students at a local high school heard a clear gospel presentation from members of this Body. Six teenage girls indicated a desire to learn more about Jesus. Also, 23 children attended a kids’ Christmas party, where a 15-year-old, first-time visitor invited Jesus into her heart. Pray for Alliance workers Ed and Sue Danneker and Brian and Abby Lindsay as they follow up with these individuals.
Pray for preparations for the Thailand team’s midyear retreat, January 15–17. Intercede for safe travel, good fellowship, solid teaching from God’s Word, and times of prayer and fun together.
2018: The year for daily Bible readings – It’s a new year which means many of us are committing to new Bible reading plans. But, why is daily Bible reading important?
Biblica’s Chief Ministry Officer Stephen Cave shares: “We need to understand that the Bible is not just what God said all of those years ago. It’s not just what his dealings were with the people of Israel or the New Testament church. It is still what God is still saying to us today. And for me, that’s the most important reason to read it.”
God’s Living Word: The Bible declares God’s word to be alive. And since it’s alive, it travels with us through each day, all of our challenges, and as we age both physically and spiritually. It’s why the same Bible verse can be read hundreds of times, and still have more wisdom and guidance to give with each read. The Bible really is our roadmap in this world.
Praying for our youth, international students, and children – We are trusting the Lord for His grace and mercy as we embark on new challenges and opportunities in 2018. Pray also for all our workers, teachers, and parents as we serve together for His glory.
Pray for the Chinese Christian Association meetings of the C&MA in LA – Pastor Ed and Pastor Michael Furuyama of the Living Stone Church will be involved in a series of meetings and discussions concerning the future of English ministries in our Chinese Alliance churches. We need wisdom and direction from the Lord.
EMPOWERING ALLIANCE MINISTRIES – Your prayers are making a difference in our world today! In addition, support of Alliance workers worldwide equips our global family to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those who are longing for the love and mercy only Jesus can provide. Please pray for a spirit of generosity among Alliance people so these vital ministries can strengthen and expand.
The Chinese Alliance International Fellowship is in need of some single beds for some of our international students. Please see Pastor Ed or Wills.
English conversatonal classes started today. If you are interested in serving with us and making an impact on the lives of international students, please see Leticia Uy or Nate Parodi. The teaching time will be from 9 to 10:30 am each Sunday.
Wednesday night, January 17th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm – Please join us for this special time of prayer for our church and world
Baptism classes – If anyone is interested in baptism, please see Pastor Ed.
Pray for Pastor Sam Seaman & Ginny and for Pastor Joe Brown & Mary – For the health of Pastor Joe Brown. He and Mary continue to serve with our Mixed-marriage ministry each month. Pastor Sam Seaman will be sharing with us today.
English Worship Service begins at 10:45 am every Sunday. Please be on time. Kids Praise Ministry contunues to serve. Please be praying with us for these new changes.
CAIF NOW MEETING EVERY SUNDAY...