One Year in Maine

Seven Mile Road Church in Kennebunkport, ME, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary! Over the past year the church has grown from 30 to more than 75 people who are growing and thriving. Praise the Lord! Pray for Pastor Bryan as he transitions to full-time ministry. Ask God to give church leaders patient dependence on Him for everything and long-term endurance to persevere in reaching their community.

Reaching the Lost in MA

Praise God for the many ways Calvary Chapel in Chelmsford/Manchester, MA is glorifying Christ’s name among the lost. Pray specifically for Pastor John and Team Manchester as they reach out to Congolese immigrants. Ask God to guide and empower church members who are reaching out the elderly in assisted living facilities, encouraging parents of special need children through a support group, serving the children in church and opening a sober house for those recovering from opioid addiction. Finally, lift up Pastor Ed as he moves forward in life and ministry after his wife Jan’s passing last year.

Culture of Love for the Lost

The Well Church is proclaiming the name of Jesus in Nashua, NH. Pray that the church will foster a culture of love among members for their lost friends, neighbors, colleagues and family members — and that God would create a longing to know Him in the lives of those who are lost. Ask God to help the church steward their resources wisely. Pray that He multiply the leadership in the church and give leaders rest and balance. Finally, pray that God will work abundantly through the church as they plan outreach efforts for the month of December.

For the Community & the Campuses

Trinity Cambridge Church is committed to reaching East Cambridge, MA, as well as students at universities like Harvard and MIT. Praise God for the salvation of a number of international graduate students, and the doors that open as these new believers bring others to church. Thank God for providing affordable housing as church members seek to live in the neighborhood where the church meets instead of commuting on Sundays. Pray that God will continue to help church members engage with the lost and share the Gospel. Pray for salvation for M and M, who have been attending church; and for new believers N and W to follow Christ in baptism and discipleship. Lift up church leaders as they seek to serve in humility, and pray for God to equip four pastoral interns who hope to be ordained as pastors in the next 1-2 years.

Connecting with Spanish Speakers

Over the last few months, God has been giving members of Iglesia de la Comunidad in Providence, RI, incredible opportunities to connect with Spanish-speaking members of the community. Praise God for the lives that have been touched through public activities in the park, weekly music lessons, and a radio program that provides counseling information and the Gospel message. Pray that God will open doors for the church to start a counseling ministry for community members without health insurance — and that many will find hope in Christ as a result. Also ask God to bring more children into relationship with Him through the church’s AWANA ministry.

God's Faithfulness During Transition

Seven Mile Road Church in Malden, MA, has undergone a season of incredible transition, as more than half of the young church’s original core team moved away. Praise God that He has provided by sending a new worship director, as well as many new members who are passionate about reaching the lost in their city. Pray for continuing connections from summer outreach, especially the 400 children and families, as well as business sponsors of a week-long soccer camp. Ask God to help people who have connected with the church recently to be open to hearing and believing the Gospel.

Centuries of Disciples in VT

During its 175th anniversary year, Lyndon Center Free Baptist Church in Lyndon Center, VT, has been focusing on what it means to be a disciple. Thank God for the fruit this topic is bearing and that, despite their small size, the church has participated in two domestic mission trips this year. Pray for young, active members, as many of the older members are slowing down. Ask God to continue to provide for the church’s financial needs and to bring them a church pianist

Opportunities & Transitions

South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, MA, is excited to be involved in the upcoming replant of First Baptist Scituate. Pray for the replanter and core team that will go out from the church in early 2019 - there is currently no evangelical work in Scituate or the surrounding towns, so ask God to use this group to be a light in the community. As God moves leaders to other ministry opportunities, SSBC is going through internal transition. Pray for God to provide the right candidates as the church seeks an associate pastor and a youth pastor. Lift up the church body and ask God to help church members facing difficult situations, to lead them to make deeper relational connections and to help them always strive toward holiness.

Summer Follow-Up

Anchor Church in Boothbay Harbor, ME, welcomed several summer mission teams who helped them reach out to many families, retail workers and residents of a local nursing home to share Christ and serve in Jesus' name. Pray that God would continue to bring spiritual fruit from these encounters, and that people who indicated a desire to visit a worship service would take the initiative to come.

Transformed Lives in VT

Mission City Church is spread out over three locations in Vermont. Praise God for how He has been growing the Mission City family both numerically and spiritually. Over the summer the church celebrated a family worship night with all three locations joining together, a family lake day with baptisms and the ordination of a location pastor. Pray that God will continue to save the lost and transform lives as Mission City is faithful to share the Gospel and disciple believers.

Knowing Christ & Making Him Known

Praise God for the work He is doing through New Creation Fellowship in Chelsea, VT. Six people have made professions of faith and been baptized this year! Pray for the church as they focus on "knowing Christ and making Him known" by work to strengthen members and develop a strong outreach to the community. Ask God to continue to work in the lives of children who attended VBS, especially 6 children who expressed some interest in taking the next step with Jesus.

Haitian Congregation in MA

Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church is a Haitian congregation in Brockton, MA. Pray that God will fill the church with spiritual wisdom as they grow in love and obedience. Ask God to use the church youth ministry to help lay a firm foundation in Christ for young people. Lift up the renovation that needs to be done on the new church building.

Transformation in Two Years

Two year ago, Seven Mile Road Church in Waltham, MA, was made up of 6 adults and 7 children. Today, God has grown the group to 42 committed adults and 20 children who are on mission to make, mature and multiply disciples. Praise God for this wonderful growth! Pray for Karen, Terri and Lisa who are preparing for baptism in the fall. Ask God to help the Gospel take deep root in their hearts as they increasingly desire to know, love and follow Jesus. Pray for God to use Seven Mile Road Church to introduce more people to new life in Jesus.

Spiritual Warfare

Members of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Eastport, ME, know first-hand that their town has a lot of challenges and spiritual darkness. Their biggest challenge currently is trying to start a youth group. Pray that God will bring together a core group of young people passionate about reaching their generation for Christ. Lift up Pastor Quinn, the new youth/assistant pastor, and ask God to keep him strong in the power of God's might. Pray for victory in spiritual warfare and that God would break dysfunctional strongholds in people's lives.

Chinese Church Reaching Students

Boston Chinese Church is reaching out to Chinese students in the Boston area, especially MIT students. Pray for a location for the church to worship on Sunday and have Bible studies during the week. Ask God to send more Chinese families to help build the church. Pray that God will connect church members with Chinese students so that they can hear the Gospel and become followers of Jesus.

Creative Outreach

Members of First Baptist Church of Wallingford, VT, are seeking ways they can reach out to others and build community in the church. One thing they've done this year is hand out 500 bottles of water during a community parade. Pray that God will guide them and provide more opportunities to intentionally build relationships and share the Gospel. Ask God for continued commitment and spiritual growth within the church.

Generous Hearts in Worcester

Iglesia Casa de Oracion is a primarily Spanish-speaking congregation in Worcester, MA. The church is currently celebrating a "Generous Heart" campaign, emphasizing the importance of giving money, time, talents, spiritual gifts and efforts to grow Christ's Church. Praise God that members are excited and involved. Pray that as the church teaches the important of giving and raising money for ministry, members will be have spiritual and emotional unity and respond to the teaching.

Growth & Momentum

Encounter Church in Dedham, MA, has seen a lot of momentum during the summer. Praise God for salvations and baptisms, as well as spiritual growth springing from a new discipleship process the church has implemented. Pray that God will continue to transform lives by saving the lost and bringing His followers into deeper relationships with Him this fall.