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Meeting at Mount Tabor Baptist Church
Rev Glinda Ford
¨ For the faithfulness of the WMU in meeting their monthly assignments and their support for the centers.
¨ For all prayers rendered for me for wisdom to do God’s Will God’s Way.
¨ For faithful volunteers who have given of their service year after year with sincerity and joy.
¨ For young people in this area to be encouraged to finish school and reach for their dreams.
¨ For parents in this community to be more attentive to their children’s activities and friends
¨ For teachers to listen/ watch closely to detect the concerns of their students through the things they haven’t spoken and that may be manifested through unexpected behaviors.
Meeting at Pine Street Baptist Church
Rev. Jennifer Turner
¨ For the approximate $12,860.00 in church and individual donations toward the OHBC ministry (Jan.—March, 2017)
¨ For the 11 different churches who have prepared and served a meal for the homeless so far in 2017.
¨ For the faithful WMU groups who support our ministries all year long.
¨ For the donations of food, clothes, snack bags, laundry detergent, etc. that make our programs possible.
¨ For the currently 73 homeless individuals who use the OHBC as a mailing address.
¨ For the recipients of the more than 886 meals served (Jan—March, 2017) so far this year.
¨ For the OHBC Support Team as they assist Jennifer Turner in evaluating and improving the ministries of the Center.
¨ For those who struggle daily with mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, physical disabilities, etc. that make homelessness even a bigger challenge.
Meeting at Saint Paul's Baptist Church _ South
Rev Wesley Garrett
¨ For the new thing God is doing in the South Richmond area. South Richmond Center was gifted with two buildings to continue to expand its ministries.
¨ For the cleaning, repairing and making sure by the summer of 2017 the Satellite ministry is reaching its community for the Lord.
¨ It is our desire to expand the SRBC ministries of Bible Study, benevolent ministries, after school activities and summer youth programs, with the help of the faithful members of our churches and friends.
¨ For The South Richmond Baptist Center as we expand the ministries to the Satellite Ministry.
¨ For the ability to move our clothing and furniture ministry to the two new buildings. This will take paint, insulation, weatherizing and siding.
¨ For the lending library which needs bookshelves and new or slightly used children’s and youth books.
Beth Reddish Wright
Please join us in praying for our Camp Alkulana ministry in this 103rd summer of camp!
¨ As we move through this camp season, your prayers accompany us, encourage us, and sustain us.
¨ For Camp Alkulana staff and volunteers as they teach friendship skills, independence, problem solving, and exploration!
¨ For Camp Alkulana staff and volunteers as they encourage spiritual growth. One camper shared, “I have learned a lot of things about God that I would like to tell my family and take with me throughout the rest of my life.”
¨ For Your gifts that change lives! Please consider partnering again this year by contributing to the Alkulana Offering so that this life-giving work can continue.
¨ For spiritual and emotional growth in our campers and counselors.
¨ For a safe summer season.
¨ For our camp director, camp registrar, and site
director as they provide leadership at Alkulana.
¨ For strong financial partners and volunteers to connect with Alkulana.
(Formally known as African Christian Community Church)
¨ For Rev. Dr. Calvin Birch as he serves as the bi-vocational Pastor of the Lighthouse International Church
¨ For progress made in the physical health of First Lady Joan Birch as she continues to recover from a stroke last year
¨ For Ruth Guill who works with the LIC to marshal volunteers to provide lunches and program lead-ership during the Summer Children’s Program, the Back-to-School Celebration and the ACCC/LIC Christmas Store each December
¨ For faithful WMU groups and Sunday School classes who respond with items from their Mission Involvement Assignments month by month
¨ For continued growth in spiritual maturity leading to stewardship development and sustained ministry for refugee families from Liberia and elsewhere
¨ For wisdom to avoid distractions that hinder strong leadership
¨ Greater motivation to reach out to other African refugee communities represented in Richmond
¨ For cooperation between the Dover Baptist Association, Middle District Baptist Association and the River City Faith Network to provide ministry as needed in Central Virginia
¨ For leadership development that takes place for pastors, deacons, staff members, and lay leaders on a scale through CVBM that could not be accomplished by any one of the three associations working alone
¨ For continued opportunities to represent Christ to thousands of visitors to Richmond International Raceway on spring and autumn race weekends
¨ For the additional support given to CVBM by the BGAV in planning and funding the LC event annually for the last several years
¨ For blessings upon Dr. Steve Allsbrook who is retiring at the end of June 2017 as Executive Director of the Dover Baptist Association
¨ For larger numbers of volunteers of all ages to work with Central Virginia Raceway Ministries to serve as chaplains, greeters, tent workers, cart drivers
¨ For sensitivity to discern new opportunities to serve meaningfully together to strengthen each association’s churches’ ministries
Rev Mike Robinson - Executive Director
Danette Moen - Assist to Exec Director; Financial Coordinator
¨ For the excellent work ethic, character, good humor, creativity and dedication that Dan-ette Moen brings to every task that she undertakes on behalf of the RCFN
¨ For the privilege of drawing our RCFN churches together and connecting them as a family to minister to the under-resourced of our city in the Name of Christ
¨ For fresh opportunities to minister in the new community surrounding the South Richmond Baptist Center Satellite given to the RCFN by the Manchester Community Center Board in July
· For the ability and diligence in providing new services that will enhance the ministries of our affiliated churches
· For the creativity in using the resources that we are provided in ways that magnify their impact for Christ amidst the growing demands of today’s needy city
¨ For increased success in connecting with and engaging other non-Baptist, Christian and Christ honoring entities in the work we are called to do