Week of December 2nd, 2018
JOHN ALLEN CHAU REMEMBERED FOR COMMITMENT TO SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., U.S.A. — Leaders, members and friends of All Nations (www.allnations.us), an international Christian missions training and sending organization, are mourning the reported death of one of its missionaries, 26-year-old John Allen Chau of Vancouver, Wash., U.S.A.
“All Nations is deeply saddened by this news and wants to publicly express our deepest sorrow for this monumental loss,” said International Executive Leader Dr. Mary Ho. “We have been in contact with John’s family and ask all to join us in praying for his family and friends during this time. We have been in contact with the U.S. State Department and continue to cooperate fully with all international, national and regional officials.”
A seasoned traveler who was well-versed in cross-cultural issues, Chau had previously taken part in missions projects in Iraq, Kurdistan and South Africa. He joined All Nations as a missionary in 2017 and trained at its North American headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.
“John was a gracious and sensitive ambassador of Jesus Christ who wanted others to know of God’s great love for them,” said Ho. “As we grieve for our friend, and pray for all those who mourn his death, we also know that he would want us to pray for those who may have been responsible for his death.
Central Pacific District – Continue to intercede for those who have lost loved ones, homes, and possessions in the Camp Fire near Paradise and Chico, California. Thousands of dwellings and businesses have been consumed by the fires, and more than 1,000 people remain missing. Pray for the winds to die down and the fire to be contained. Pray for the safety and protection of the firefighters battling the blaze.
UNITED STATES – Lord, You are righteous; cut more in our nation free from the cords of the wicked. Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace and mutual edification. Restore us to Yourself so that we may return; renew our days as of old. Give us an undivided heart and put a new spirit in us. Remove from us our hearts of stone and give us hearts of flesh (Psalm 129:4; Romans 14:19; Lamentations 5:21; Ezekiel 11:19).
Church Ministries – Pray for six new district superintendents (DSs), one assistant DS, who were elected this year. Pray for safe travel, good health, and a productive time of learning the many details regarding their new ministries. Rev. Alfredo E. Gutierrez from our Alliance Southeast District is our new district superintendent.
Youth Christmas party – Saturday, December 8th from 5 to 9 p.m. at Yicheng & Jing’s home. Please check with David Lee and Pastor Ed about details.
Church Christmas Program – Saturday, December 22nd from 7 to 9 pm.
Wednesday night, December 5th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Please join us for this special time of prayer for our church and world
English Worship Service begins at 10:45 am every Sunday. Please be on time. Kids Praise Ministry continues to serve. Please be praying with us for these new changes.