Gallup Hill Baptist Church in Ledyard, CT, has been under spiritual attack in recent months, with members of the congregation facing numerous devastating circumstances. Pray for spiritual renewal and rejuvenation for the church leadership and the congregation. Ask God to intervene, protect His children and be glorified in these situations.
Praise God for three recent baptisms at Renewal Church in Boston! Pray that God will work through the church to reach the community in miraculous ways during the coming year. Ask God to bless the prayerful, ambitious goals that the church has made for the coming year: to have six community groups with a registration of 100 people and to baptize 10 new believers.
One way that members of Farmington Baptist Church in Farmington, ME, build relational bridges with the community is through an outreach and Snow Camp for youth. Pray for the church as they handle planning challenges for the Snow Camp, which will take place next month. Ask God to provide solutions and to create an atmosphere where Jesus is lifted up and the message of salvation is clearly understood.
Friendship Baptist Church in Brimfield, MA, has an ongoing partnership with a local elementary school. Praise God that they were able to meet needs and serve their community through a recent holiday food drive. Pray for church members to continue loving the people in Brimfield, to learn how to share Christ effectively and to take advantage of evangelistic opportunities. Ask God to guide the church leadership as they coordinate an evangelism seminar in the upcoming year.
International Community Church in the Greater Boston area is reaching South Asians people groups, most of whom are Muslims and Hindus. Praise God for four new believers last year (including two from Muslim backgrounds) and numerous Hindus and Muslims who came to Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Pray that God will provide an additional bi-vocational worker to serve Muslims in Lynn, MA. Ask God to help more churches become engaged in reaching South Asian immigrants.
First Baptist Church in Williamstown, MA, shares that God has been gathering a number of evangelically-minded pastors in northern Berkshire county and southern Vermont. Pray that God will answer the pastors’ prayers and use these churches to bring a great harvest during 2019.
God has grown Nashua Baptist Church in Nashua, NH, in basic but foundational ways this year. More church members are reading the Bible regularly on their own and sharing the Gospel. They’ve also seen God open new doors for serving both in Nashua and around the world. Pray for spiritual fruit from recent Christmas outreaches. Ask God to help the church be successful in sharing the Gospel and loving others well.
Celebration Church is a bilingual Brazilian church in Charlestown, MA. Praise God for an increase in visitors from the surrounding community as they’ve launched Celebration All Nations Gathering, a multi-ethnic gathering led by Filipino pastor Ramiah Lazo. God has also brought many young people (ages 15-25) to the church and most of them have already joined discipleship groups. In addition, the Stoughton campus has grown from 12 to 130 in 1.5 years, and the Saugus church plant has grown to 60 in less than one year. God is good! Pray for God to provide a permanent facility for the main Charlestown church as they have outgrown their current location.
Iglesia Cristiana Bautista Jesus de Nazaret in Waterbury, CT, is growing slowly but steadily by God’s grace. Praise God for members who are attending seminary and developing their gifts for the equipping of the Church. Pray for God to provide for the congregation’s needs - specifically teachers for children and youth and a permanent space. The church is working hard to buy a building but relying on God to accomplish His will.
Ziah Mission Church in Allston, MA, is focused on reaching refugees with the Gospel. Praise God for the many opportunities He has been providing the church to minister in this area. Pray for the congregation as they are raising support to send missionaries back to their homelands. Lift up Ziah Mission Church’s desire to help establish refugee ministries in other churches. Ask God to provide for the congregation as they renovate their new space.
Grace Church in Avon, MA, is committed to planting new churches. Pray for their most recent church plant, Grace Bridgewater, which launched in September. Ask God to use this new church plant to point many to Christ. Also lift up the church plant’s need to get into a leased space by Feb. 1.
Praise God for fresh growth from the Holy Spirit at Sheepscot Valley Community Church in Maine after an extended period of time without a pastor. Th church has recently voted to incorporate, they are starting prayer meetings and outreaches, and they have had regular visitors. Pray that God will help the congregation be faithful to seek and obey Him. Ask Him to provide a musician to help lead the church in worship.
New Jerusalem Evangelical Church in Randolph, MA, is a large, vibrant Haitian congregation. Praise God that despite being in a transition mode, the church can see His hand at work as He preserves church unity and wholeness. Pray for the Lord to provide growth, spiritual renewal and spiritual healing so the congregation can experience the oneness of love and compassion. Ask God to send a youth pastor who will help young people grow in love of and obedience to Christ.
Hope Church, a church plant in Brunswick, ME, is only a little more than a year old. Praise God that over the last few months God has been raising up new leaders who are taking ownership of the mission and vision. Also thank God for blessing Hope’s fall festival, which resulted in dozens of new connections and a bump of about 25% (30-40 people) in church attendance. Pray that church members and leaders will build lasting relationships with new visitors, and that many will come to Christ and grow in faith. Lift up two new small groups that will be starting soon, and pray that the members of Hope will continue to flourish in faith through discipleship.
Redemption City Church is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Praise God for how members are giving generously and sacrificially and learning to live as a family. Pray for the church to have momentum and staying power as they experience a great amount of transience in their area. Ask God to help them disciple well and faithfully.
God has blessed Set Free Church in Skowhegan, ME, in their mission to reach the underprivileged and disenfranchised. Pray for God to use their toy and bike giveaway on Dec. 22 to bring people to know Christ. About 275 kids are currently registered to participate. Also lift up the seven men in their residential program and pray that God will provide the finances needed for their ministry.
Although Iglesia Palabras de Vida in the Boston area is a small group of Spanish-speaking believers, their desire is to share the Word of God with every Latino in their community. Praise God for a women’s Bible study in Lynn and a men’s Bible study in Revere, both of which have non-Christians attending regularly. Pray for the salvation of these men and women, and ask God to bring many Hispanic families and children to Christ in the coming year.
Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church is reaching the Arabic-speaking community in the Boston area. Pray for the church to be led by the Holy Spirit as they revisit their purpose, vision and mission as a church over the next three years. Lift up the church’s plans to start an English-speaking service in their community of West Roxbury.
Praise God for bringing Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in Londonderry, NH, a new pastor. Pray that God will provide Pastor Craig and his family with housing in the greater Londonderry area and that He will give them a smooth transition into their new season of life and ministry.
God has stirred the hearts of the people at Mettowee Valley Church in West Pawlet, VT, to be used by Him in a mighty way. Praise Him for being faithful to sustain and keep the church united while they are without a pastor. Pray that God will provide a pastor who will lead and love the people as they Holy Spirit guides. Lift up the congregation as they read and pray through “40 Days to Church Revitalization.” Ask God to grant their desire to go deeper in relationship with Him collectively and be His hands and feet in their community.