Thank you all for your continued prayers. We’ve had quite the eventful time here in Canada these past couple of months. Our Youth Ministry is still going well and has great potential to grow even more spiritually, as well as numerically. It was our pleasure to take our youth to a few different conferences that were amazingly helpful, not only to them but to my family also. At the annual Man Up Conference, I was particularly encouraged to see so many Canadian men and boys gathering to be strengthened in the things of God. We also took part in something I’d never done before that gave us many opportunities to build a closer relationship with the young men of our youth group—Pinewood Car Derby Races! I won’t tell you it was easy or that I rightly appreciated all of the difficulties I encountered with trying to mold, shape, carve, drill, and toil over the tiny, rectangular piece of pinewood in order to make them into a rolling car, but I will tell you it gave me many opportunities to influence and build a closer relationship with our guys. We’re already making plans to do it again next year with even more participants. These young people are a special blessing from God, and I’m thankful to be able to work with them. Please pray for the teenagers of Gospel Light Baptist Church and of the Toronto area.
Our Soul-Winning Ministry has been going well, as it has thankfully warmed up considerably since last I wrote to you all. In March, I was privileged to meet with a Middle Eastern man named Hamid Farokhifar, who got saved on his doorstep after a follow-up visit. During that same timeframe, I got to meet with a Chinese woman named Ping who claimed to be a 7th-Day Adventist. She didn’t get saved the day we met, but in following up to try to witness to her again, I was able to witness to her husband. Please pray for this family as we try to follow up again with them about salvation. Would you also pray for another Chinese woman named Chan, whom I witnessed to while soul winning in our neighbourhood. After going through the Gospel with her and inviting her to receive Jesus, she politely said “No” to receiving Jesus. She explained that the day we met was the first time she’d ever heard the Gospel before and that she wanted to think about it. My wife and I have delivered a Chinese Bible to her since and are soon going to return to try again. Please pray for us as we attempt to show her Jesus. It is still an amazing thing to me that even in this modern metropolitan, multicultural, Westernized part of the world, there are people in our own backyards who’ve NEVER heard the Gospel before. How shall they hear without a preacher? In April, I was blessed once again to lead someone to Christ, a young lady named Emily George. Where she gets to go to church may not be in her control at the moment; but, praise God, where she gets to spend eternity is her choice, and she settled that once and for all!
A Few Prayer Requests
1. My dad’s salvation and for healing of his cancer
2. For discipleship of new converts, particularly my neighbour Rob
3. Successful renewal of our Visitor Record, which is longer than our one-year term we were given before
4. Wisdom in upcoming decisions
5. Our personal growth in the Lord as we minister to teenagers and their families
6. Labourers in the harvest of the Greater Toronto Area
Pressing toward the mark,