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Prayer Works Again!

It’s working! I suspected that it would. It always has. I’m talking about prayer. I’ve been working with the leadership of Vancouver (Canada) Focus in starting new churches in the metro Vancouver area. I agreed to take on the responsibility for the Frasier River Delta, an area between the city of Vancouver and the U.S. border. The population of the three cities in this area – White Rock, Ladner, and Tsawwassen – is approaching 100,000 and there are no Southern Baptist churches. Jesus told His disciples to “pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matt. 9:38; Luke 10:2). We produced a virtual prayer walk video of the area, recruited a global prayer team, and began to pray to the Lord of the harvest that He would start a church or churches in the Frasier River Delta. Almost immediately, one of the church starters in Vancouver received a phone call from a lady in White Rock inquiring about a potential new church start there. Last week, two Seminary students walked into my office, completely unannounced and un-recruited. One grew up in Ladner and wants to return to that area upon graduation to start a church. The other is from the state of Washington, just a few miles from the Canadian border, and was asking about going with me in May during an Urban Practicum in Vancouver to explore the area for a possible church start. Was Jesus correct? Can we really pray the Lord of the harvest and get results? Absolutely! It’s working! If you’d like to be a part of the global prayer team and receive updates, click on www.discipleallnations.org and then click on the skyline of Vancouver on the right side of the page to view the 13 minute virtual prayerwalk. Then e-mail me at dcrawford@swbts.edu and tell me you want to join the prayer team and receive updates.

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