In Global Stories

One thing we know for sure…

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness…”

Lamentations 3:22-23

Nunavik – Praise:

  • Couples Johnny and Vanessa, Zack and Ilisapi, Zeb and Mary—they have all chosen to work on their lives and marriages.

Nunavik – Please pray for:

  • Lucas, 20, is out of suicide watch for nearly a month. He is drinking not to get drunk but to medicate. Please pray for his complete deliverance and for his request, “I need to learn to love myself.”
  • Ethan, 20, is still drinking hard. Please pray he will make a commitment to treatment.
  • Etua & Lucina (former alcohol and drug suppliers). They are feeling under attack and rejected. Pray against this unholy spirit in the village of Kangirsuk.
  • Details for Gary’s next trip to the Arctic to come together.

Nunavik comprises the northern third of the province of Quebec, part of the Nord-du-Québec region. Covering a land area of 443,684.71 km² north of the 55th parallel, it is the homeland of the Inuit of Quebec and part of the wider Inuit Nunangat.


Quebec Prayer:

  • As mentioned last month, a young couple close to our family has separated and things are not going in a good direction. Much prayer is needed. Please pray they will return to the Lord, and to each other, and that their marriage will be restored and flourish.
  • Our neighbour Kim, a single parent, often finds herself out of control with her young teens, Nicolas and Jessica. Pray she will be open for God to invade her life and that His love for her will overflow to the kids.
  • Pray for Stephane and Joanna who have chosen to marry after living together for several years. They are Christians and want to grow in the Lord.

Burkina Faso

Last year at this time we were praying for the required $120, 000—we praise God that it all came in! So this year great progress is being made on the Christian High School construction! (See first 3 photos)

Outreach to Muslim villages is both rewarding and challenging. Some accept a deep water well (last two photos) as a blessing for their town while others reject it saying “Christians just want to convert us.” They continue, “We are Wala people, direct descendants of Mohammed, and we will NOT be persuaded toward Christ even if it means clean fresh water for the people of our town. 

Please pray for pastor Emmanuel and family to remain strong and confident in the Lord.

“…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

John 4:14

Many of the villagers rejoice and see the love of God in action. As a result, they are giving their lives to Jesus, just like the chief…

Dear Rev Gary,

Today I have been able to visit the deep water well in the village of Seye.

The work was done with excellence and the water source is a massive one. All the villagers are very happy and so are we. Together with my team of three pastors, seeing that the opportunity was suitable to improvise an evangelistic meeting, we did so.

After I made an altar call, it became a great harvest on the spot with 14 men and 13 women receiving Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. That includes the chief of the village. We then prayed for them and prayed for all the sick people. Just like that, a new church was born.

Fortunately, a young man who graduated from our Bible school last year shared with me a few weeks ago how the Lord showed him the village of Seye and how he was already planning to move there. He speaks a bit of the Bolon language and will pick it up quickly. He was there with us today and will start training the new converts.

God bless you, Pastor Samuel

Thank you for the role you play through prayer and giving—making Jesus known to the nations,

Gary & Shelly