Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus (Acts 4:29–30).
As Canadian Mennonite Brethren, our desire is to see Canada transformed by the good news of Jesus Christ one life at a time. At the beginning of the new year, I invite us all to recommit ourselves to Jesus, his mission in the world and his calling on us as a church.
We believe prayer is instrumental in the life of the church – for clarity, power and unity. Our staff prepared this seven-day guide as a resource for churches and individuals to embark on a journey across Canada through prayer.
God’s Spirit is at work in our country. The Lord invites us, his servants, to join his work – to speak and act with boldness, healing and power for the sake of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
This year’s prayer guide highlights the seven regions where MBs are active, providing a snapshot of the needs and opportunities in each province. As you read the brief history of each region, you’ll see how an impetus toward mission – a desire for all people to be reconciled with God through Jesus – was present at the very beginning of our church family.
My prayer is that our passion for mission would continue to grow through church multiplication initiatives such as community service and outreach, the initiation of new churches and creative ministry of established churches. Let’s pray for God to move in us and through us, anticipating the amazing things Jesus will do across Canada in 2014!
—Willy Reimer Executive Director Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches