Our church is surrounded by farmland. There is no community center, post office, or town nearby. We do, however, have a public school 7 km away, and our church has held a Daily Vacation Bible School there each July for many years. Although we are a very rural community, only about a quarter of our people work in farming. We are the only church within a 30-km radius, the only local source for people to hear the gospel. Pray that people will connect with our church.
Our community is changing demographically, with about 200 new homes on or near Gull Lake, near the church, and about 300 new residential building lots available; some will become year-round homes, some summer homes for people from Calgary and Edmonton. Pray that we can make connections with those who are new to the community. God has blessed us in the last couple of years with new believers, but several of these people face significant challenges in their lives. We need prayer that God will keep them on track and growing.
We as a church are currently using the Ravi Zacharias DVD series entitled Foundations For Apologetics in a midweek study. Pray that our 20 adults taking the course will become better equipped to share the Good News of the Gospel with people in their world. We are blessed with a significant ministry in our church to teenagers. Many are non-churched youth. Pray for the leaders in this ministry, and that God will dramatically change the lives of the teens.