Week of February 19

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  • Pray for Tom Tang and New Creation Chinese Church in Beaverton, Oregon.  Pray for growth in believers, that they would be bold in proclaiming their faith, and seek to grow in their walk with the Lord.


    Pray for Tom, his wife Jessi, and their children as they reach out to the Mandarin-speaking people in and around thier community.

  • Pray for Planter Vergil Brown and Redemption Church in Portland, Oregon.  Pray for them as the reach out to the community around them with the Gospel. Vergil is an experienced church planter who serves as a guide to others.


    Pray for Vergil's wife Kelsey, and their kids: 

    Olive, Lincoln, CoCo, and Georgia.

  • Pray for Martin Leyva and Go Iglesia, in Woodland, Washignton.  Martin is planting Go Iglesia as a part of the Go Church Family Network to reach the surrounding Hispanic community.  Pray for him, his wife Graciela, and their grown children Martin Jr, Damaris, and Grace as they passionately reach out with the Gospel to the lost and hurting.

  • Pray for Al Del Vecchio and Farm & Family Missions in Bow, Washington.  Al is planting while also continuing to serve in the Navy Reserve.  Pray for him as he ministers, that he might be able to steward his time well.  Pray for open hearts among those he comes into contact, and for spiritual growth in the church body.  Farm & Family Missions was planted as a part of Impact Multiplied, a church planting church/network in Skagit County.


    Pray for Pastor Al as he leads his church to multiply, as well as to minister both overseas and in their own community.


    Pray also for Al's wife Christianne and their kids: Evangeline, Aurelia, and Carina as they serve alongside him in ministry.

  • Pray for Dr. Gary Floyd. Gary oversees Northwest Disaster Relief, Associational Relations, and Chaplaincy. Pray for him as he directs these ministries. Pray for church planting leaders to be raised up to work alongside Disaster Relief to build upon the relational investment the DR teams make in a community. Pray for the next generation of leaders to step forward for DR ministry. Pray for the many Directors of Missions, Moderators, and Chaplains that Gary serves and supports. 


    Pray for Gary's wife Dianne, their kids, and grandkids.

Week of February 12

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  • Pray for Planter Adrian Lauran and Momentum Church (formerly Word of Life Romanian Church) in Portland, Oregon.  Word of Life was planted to reach the Romanian population in the city, but Adrian has a special passion to reach the next generation of Romanians with the Gospel.  Pray for them as they reach out to multiple generations and seek to share the Good News.  Pray also for Adrian's wife, Adriana, and their kids Ana, Filip, and David.

  • Pray for our partners!  Pray for Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, led by Senior Pastor Duane Brooks.  Tallowood has a rich history of partnering with church planting in the Northwest, assisting with multiple church plants in various ways, including New Creation Fellowship (Planter Tom Tang), GO Church PDX (Planter Dustin Payne), GO Church (Planter Mark Ford), and Northwest Collegiate Ministries (led by Ken Harmon).


    Pray for Minister of Missions & Evangelism Jeremy Scott as he leads Tallowood in partnering with church planting in the Northwest.   Pray that Tallowood will be greatly blessed as they are a blessing to our Northwest churches.

  • Happy Valentine's Day!  Please pray for our church planter's marriages today.  Church planting is hard, passionate, often all-consuming work that can take a toll on even the most in-sync, invested couples.  Pray that they would seek to invest in their spouse, even in the midst of the beautiful messes.  Pray that they would be strengthened and encouraged.

  • Pray for rePlanter Shawn Snyder & Living Hope Church in Medford, Oregon.  Pray for open doors as they reach out to their community.  Pray for the leaders that they are developing through their residency program, that they would learn and be sent out to plant / replant. Pray for mature believers to join their efforts and walk alongside the Snyders.


    Pray for Shawn, Tina, and their kids Aaron, Rileyann, Rachael, and Wayne, as they serve tirelessly and faithfully.

  • Pray for Planter Sahara Chea, and Southeast Asian Ministry (SEAM) in Tacoma, Washington.  SEAM was planted primarily to reach Cambodian refugees in the greater Seattle area.  They are doing so in a large part by outreach to meet practical needs in the community.  Pray that their ministry would be effective in communicating the love of Christ and result in many entering the Kingdom!

    Pray for Sahara's wife, Sima, and their girls Bella and Lyna.

Week of February 5

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  • Pray for Planter Matt Boyd and Sojourn Church in Portland, Oregon.  Sojourn Church is focused on reaching the inner eastside of Portland,  Pray for them as they reach out to an incredibly diverse group of people with the Gospel.  Pray for open doors and opportunities to minister in their communities.  Pray they might shine boldly as a light for Christ in a dark part of the Northwest.


    Pray for Matt's wife Andrea, and their boys Eliot, Liam, and Oliver.

  • Pray for Planter Mike Samuels and Hope in the Grove Church in Cottage Grove, Oregon.  Pray for an openness to the Gospel and boldness to have those conversations.  Pray for the body to be strengthened and bear much fruit.


    Please pray specifically for leaders to be raised up for all areas of leadership, and for the church as a whole as they grow and mature and work towards being a self-sustaining church.


    Pray also for Mike's wife Brooke and their 3 beautiful daughters.

  • Pray for our partners: Texas Baptists (BGCT), who have committed wholeheartedly to connecting and supporting the work of church planting in the Northwest.  Pray for the current partnerships, that they would truly be a blessing to both NW and Texas churches, and for the opportunities for future partnerships.


    Pray for the Texas Church Planting Leadership as they tirelessly serve to see Kingdom growth in Texas and beyond.


    Pray specifically for Tom Howe and Noe Trevino, who are both recuperating from health issues.  Pray for swift healing, patience and rest as they recover.

  • Pray for planter David Ginn and Two Bridges Church in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.  Pray for them as they invest in the people in their community, doing life together.  Pray for opportunities to have Gospel conversations.  Pray they would be a strong influence for Christ in an incredibly liberal neighborhood.


    Pray for David's wife, Jennifer, and their kids Arya and Jameson.

  • Pray for Rob Walker, NWBC  Region 4 Church Planting / Church Health & Evangelism Catalyst.  Pray his time would be fruitful as he meets with pastors and planters across Southern Oregon to encourage, support, and strategize.  Pray for more planters and partners to be drawn to this region, and for many to come to faith in Christ as a result of these efforts. 

    Pray especially for workers along the Oregon Coast, where over half of our churches are either pastorless, in a rePlant status, or both.


    Pray for Rob's wife Kristen as she supports him in this work behind the scenes.

Week of January 29

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  • Pray for the Northwest pastors & leaders currently traveling to Vancouver BC for a Church Planting Vision Tour today and tomorrow.  Pray for them as they meet and tour with various planters, and seek to discern how they might partner with the church planting work in BC.


    PS If you have interest in finding out more or participating in a future BC Vision Tour, let us know!

  • Pray for Will Forrest & Summit LIFE Church in Issaquah, WA.  Located in the heart of Issaquah, please pray that they will be a light to their community.  


    Pray also for Will's wife, Tiffany, and their awesome kids.

  • Pray for our partners: Pastor Dale Braswell and Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX.  Dale, a former Seattle area church planter, continues to have a passion for reaching the Northwest, and is partnering with several of our church plants in those efforts.  Pray these partnerships would bear fruit in both the Northwest and in their own church.


    Pray also for Dale's wife Tina, and their two beautiful daughters: Hannah and Kaitlyn.

  • Pray for Natalie Hammond, NWBC Church Planting Administrator.  Today marks 23 years serving in her role under Gary Irby - first with Puget Sound Baptist Association and more recently with NWBC.  Pray for her as she seeks to administratively support the church planting team, as she hosts events and strives to encourage planters and their wives.


    Pray for her husband, Brian, and their children - Josh (16) and Abby (11)

  • Pray for John Peters and Living Water Fellowship of Dallas, Oregon.  Pray that they would be effective in reaching their community with the Good News. Pray for opportunities to speak into the lives of those around them.


    Please pray especially for John as he is facing some significant health issues.


    Pray for John's wife, Cindy, and their grand-daughter Naomi, whom they are raising.  Pray for energy and renewed passion to daily pursue Christ and His Kingdom.

Week of January 22

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter Williams Velez and Iglesia Nueva Esperanza in Albany, Oregon.  Pray that he would lead his church to reach their community with the Gospel.  Pray for  Williams and his wife, Elurden, as they labor to see lives changed.

  • Pray for Ankhbayar Jigjid and Eternal Joy Mongolian Church of Seattle. Pray for their efforts to reach the Mongolian population in North Seattle and beyond with the Gospel. Pray for continued growth for those in their church.  


    Please also pray for Ankhbayar's family - wife Badnaa, daughter Yesugen, & son Erkhes.

  • Pray for planter DJ Lowrance of Sola Church in Kennewick, WA. Pray they would be diligent to reach their neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that they would find favor in their community.  We praise God for the growth they have seen, and pray for continued growth and maturity. Pray God will raise up strong, faithful leaders to walk alongside DJ and serve the body well.


    Pray for DJ's wife, Candice, and their three daughters: Peyton, Alethea, and Raina.

  • Pray for Muana Khuptong and Zomi Bethel Church in Portland, Oregon as they reach the Zomi ethnic group of people (predominately from Myanmar and India). Pray they would be bold to share the Gospel.


    Pray for Muana's wife, Ziri, and their 3 adorable kids.

  • Pray for planter Ryan Sidhom & River City Church in Vancouver, Washington.


    Pray that God would continue to grant the church influence in the city of Vancouver.  Pray for open doors to serve the felt needs of the community, and that this will give them opportunities to share the Gospel.


    Pray for River City to be fruitful as they work towards multiplication on all levels.


    Pray for Ryan's wife, Clarissa, and their boys Banner and Anchor.

Week of January 15

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter Wes Walls and Dwelling Place Church in Seattle, WA.  Dwelling Place Church is located in Magnolia, a lovely quiet neighborhood tucked away just northwest of downtown Seattle.  Pray for Wes and the church as they invest in relationships within the community.   


    Pray also for Wes' wife Adrienne and their two beautiful daughters: Evie (10) and Sophia

  • Pray for Pastor/Planter Daniel Estrada and El Buen Pastor in Beaverton Oregon & their more recently planted campus in Vancouver, Washington.  Pray that God would raise up strong leaders and future planters as they seek to continue multiplying.  Pray for favor among the community, that hearts would be softened and ears would be open to hearing the Gospel.


    Pray also for Daniel's wife Mary, as she serves alongside him in the work of the Kingdom.

  • Please pray for Yalid Fuentes and Highland Baptist Church Español. Pray they would be salt and light to the Hispanic community of Redmond, Oregon and be able to effectively reach the lost with the Good News.


    Pray also for Yalid's wife Melissa, and their two kids Anna Grace and Seth.

  • Pray for Planter Nelson Castro & Point of Encounter in Hillsboro, Oregon. Please pray for continued growth, that God would raise up leaders and future church planters from within, and that he would give Nelson wisdom and guidance to lead the church well.


    Pray for Nelson's wife Elena as she serves alongside him in ministry.

  • Pray for Planter Aaron Carpenter & Soundside Church in Tacoma, WA. Pray God will bless their outreach to their community, and that opportunities would arise to share the Good News.  Pray for their efforts to plant a second campus or church in a nearby neighborhood, that doors would be opened, the right leaders raised up/found, and that all the needs for this new plant would be provided in God's perfect timing.


    Pray also for Aaron's wife, Nichole, and their kids William, Alayna, and Wesley.

Week of January 8

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  • Pray for Planter Carlos Rivera and Thousand Hills Church in Merrill, Oregon.  Pray that God would root and establish them firmly, that He would raise up strong disciples that make disciples. Pray for opportunities for this church to be a light to their community, and for hearts to be open to the Good News.


    Pray also for Carlos' wife Ellie, and their two sons Levi and Judah. 

  • Pray for Mark Ford and Go Church East County in Portland, Oregon. Pray for Mark and his wife Kristy as they are planting this latest location of Go Church, and for the Ridgefield, WA location as they transition away from there.  Pray for God to raise up co-laborers for this work, and for open doors to reach this new community with the Gospel.


    Go Church is part of a larger network, Go Church Family Network (aka Go Net), also led by Mark Ford.  Please lift up their existing church plants: Go Church - Ridgefield WA (Pastor Conner Ford), Go Igelsia (Planter Martin Leyva) and Go Church - PDX (Planter Dustin Payne). 

  • Pray for our Partners!  Pray for Pastor Ross Shelton and Brenham's First Baptist Church in Brenham, TX.  Brenham's FBC has been a significant partner in the planting of Soundside Church in Tacoma (Planter Aaron Carpenter), and continues to desire to help the Gospel be planted in the Pacific Northwest.  Pray for wisdom for Pastor Ross and his leadership as they lead their church to reach their community, that they would be blessed as they are a blessing to so many others.  


    Pray for Ross's wife Lauren, and their children Audrey, Libby, and Garrett.

  • Pray for Daniel Englehart and The Mountain Church in Des Moines, WA.


    Please pray

    • Praises for the new families God has brought to The Mountain, and the leaders that have stepped up
    • for God to bring/raise up evangelistic people who have a heart to share the Gospel with their city
    • for wisdom and discernment to lead well
    • for the development of strong leaders who can in turn produce other leaders
    • for continued growth and enough space to be able to continue growing

    Please also be praying for Daniel's wife, Stephanie, and their three adorable girls: Addisyn, Avery and Ana.

  • Pray for our team!


    Please pray for Phil Peters.  Phil is our "utility player" catalyst....while he is assigned specifically to help with the work in Regions 2 and 3, he is also assisting with works in Regions 1 and 5!  Pray for him as he travels throughout the Northwest, meeting with planters and pastors to coach and encourage them.  Pray for his wife, Elaine, his grown children Tim, Beth, Becky and their families.

Week of January 1

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for 2024 to be an unprecedented year of churches planted and lives changed.  Pray for our current plants to thrive, and for new plants to be birthed.  Pray that God would move in a mighty way across the Northwest and that many will turn to Him.


    The Lord bless you

        and keep you;

    the Lord make his face shine on you

        and be gracious to you;

    the Lord turn his face toward you

        and give you peace.

    Numbers 6:24-26


    Happy New Year!

  • Pray for Planter Sam Mhlanga and Bread of Life International Fellowship in Kent, Washington.  Pray for their congregation as they minister in their community, especially to African immigrants (Sam and his wife, Judith, are originally from Zimbabwe).  Pray for open doors as they share the Gospel with those they encounter.  Pray for the second plant they are starting in Tacoma area, that they would have favor with the people and their hard work would bear much fruit.


    Pray also for Sam's wife Judith, and their children Blessing, Shalom, Prosper, Emmanuel, and Joseph.

  • Pray for Planter Jonah Easley & Awakening Church in Kirkland, WA.  Pray for them as they reach out to their community with the Good News.  Pray for the fruit of changed lives.  Pray that members would grow in both their personal lives and also their boldness in witnessing to friends, coworkers, and neighbors.  Pray God's blessing over Awakening, Pastor Jonah, his wife Katherine, and their three kids:  Evan, Adele, and Elijah.

  • Pray for Living Hope Church and rePlanter Shawn Snyder in Medford, Oregon.  Living Hope Church was replanted in 2016, and has since planted a second campus in Ashland with planter Jordin Crow.  Living Hope has a robust intern program that is investing in future church planters and church leaders.


    Pray for Shawn's wife Tina as she ministers alongside her husband, and for their kids Aaron, Rileyann, Rachael, and Wayne.

  • Pray for Planter Raoul Crisologo and Marysville Christian Fellowship.  Raoul and his wife, Belinda, are seasoned church planters.  They moved to Washington last summer to plant one of (hopefully) many new Filipino works along the north I-5 corridor, in conjunction with partner church Mt Vernon Christian Fellowship (led by Planter/Pastor Cesar Muego).  Marysville Christian Fellowship launched in January 2023.  Pray that God would continue use the Crisologos and Marysville Christian Fellowship to reach their community for Christ.  

Week of December 25

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Merry Christmas!  Thank you to all our prayer partners across the globe.  Praying you have a blessed holiday as you celebrate the Savior's birth!


    For to us a child is born,

        to us a Son is given;

    and the government shall be upon His shoulder,

        and His name shall be called

    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

        Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Isaiah 9:6

  • Happy Boxing Day!


    Please pray for our partners and planters in Vancouver BC..  Please pray for God to bring new planters and partners to serve in the Greater Vancouver area, and for strength and encouragement for those already planting.

  • Pray for Ricardo Barber & One H.O.P.E. Church in Portland, OR.  Pray for their outreach ministry Urban Wings Aviation and Aerospace Leadership Club.  Pray that God would continue to open doors for Gospel conversations, and that many hearts would be changed.  Pray for Ricardo and his leadership, that they might be unified and strengthened as they lead and serve the body.


    Please also pray for Ricardo's wife Menya, and their kids Taylor, Hope, Faith, and Tytus.

  • Pray for our Partners: Richard McKay, Lead Missions Pastor at Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas.  Pray also for Lead Pastor Jason Parades, Executive Pastors Jim Parks and Jared Yates, and all of the staff at Fielder as they strive to glorify God through all they do.  We are so grateful for the long-standing partnership of Fielder with the Northwest, and their vision to see God at work across the nation and around the world.  Pray that they would continue to listen to God's leading and follow hard after Him in all they do.


    Pray also for Richard's wife Glyn, and their 3 adorable children.

  • Pray for Pastor/Planter Freddy Joklur Jr. and Airway Heights Marshallese Church in Airway Heights, WA.  Pastor Freddy actually is pastoring Valleypoint Marshallese Church, while planting in Airway Heights and also serving as the English worship pastor at Valleypoint Church.  Pray that God will bless and multiply his time and resources, so he can effectively minister and not become weary.  Pray for God to raise up and strengthen leaders to work alongside him with both congregations.  Pray that they would be able to connect with many of the Marshallese people and for open doors to share the Gospel.

Week of December 18

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  • Please pray for Joosung Kim and Love Tree Church in Issaquah, WA.  Pray they would have many opportunities to reach those in their community with the Gospel.  Pray for open hearts and eyes to see where God is moving.


    Pray also for Joosung's wife Ellen and their four children as they minister alongside Pastor Kim.

  • Pray for Planter Jonathan Lee and Connections Church in Federal Way, WA.  Connections Church is working to reach the multi-cultural population (over 100 languages are spoken at home in the community) with the Good News.  Pray for strong leaders to be raised up from within and without to walk along side Jonathan and his wife Jessica as they labor in love over reaching the lost, caring for the body, and connecting in the community.  Pray also for their boys, Micah, Timothy, and Josiah.

  • Pray for Planter Fayze Hanna and Vancouver Arabic Healing Church in Vancouver, WA. Fayze and his wife, Eman El Said, originally from Egypt, are reaching Arab speakers in the Vancouver/Portland area. Pray for them, their children, and their church as they seek to minister to families, meeting both tangible and spiritual needs. Pray for open hearts to the Gospel. Pray for growth and unity among their members. Pray that they might be a catalyst for other Arabic churches to be planted in the Northwest.

  • Pray for Planter Rich Hutchins and Stilly Valley Church with campuses in Stanwood and Arlington, WA. Please pray for strength and encouragement as they minister in their communities, that the work they are doing will lead to Gospel conversations and changed hearts.


    Please pray for God to raise up leaders to serve alongside Rich and his family. Pray for Rich as he works bi-vocationally, that he would manage his time effectively.


    Pray for his wife Jill, as she labors alongside him, as well as for their children: Clara, Natalee, Trey, Uriah, and Sadie.

  • Pray for Ryan Paterson and A Church Family Network (CFN).  CFN is a multiplying network of churches in Vancouver/Portland and beyond.  Pray for their non-profit, Family Rhythms, working with over 120 young families in Vancouver. Pray for them to be successful in multiplying churches, cohorts and gospel teams.  Ryan is a co-vocational planter, so pray for opportunities for him to bring the Gospel to the workplace as well as to his community.


    Pray for Ryan's family - wife Rebecca, and kids Ashlyn, Caleb, Eli, Addy and Cora.

Week of December 11

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter Steven (Yu) Sun and Living Water Chinese Baptist Church in Federal Way, WA.  Pray for Pastor Sun and his leadership as they reach Mandarin speakers in the region.  Pray the church would grow strong and that many would come to saving faith.


    Pray also for Steven's wife, Li Lin, and their children Charity & Joseph.

  • Pray for Chul Hong Kim and Grace Korean Baptist Church in Springfield, Oregon.  Pray for Pastor Kim and his wife Ouny as they seek to reach first and second generation Koreans in the Springfield area and on the college campus with the Gospel.  

  • Please pray for catalytic Planter Jimmy Cruz as he plants Hispanic churches in Pasco, Yakima, and Pullman, WA.  Pray for him as he develops leaders and as they reach out to their communities with the Gospel.  Ask the Lord for open hearts and that Jimmy would be wise with his time and energy. Pray for the Hispanic Biblical Institute in Pasco, that it would flourish and produce strong, godly leaders for future church plants.  Praise God for all he is doing in Eastern Washington!


    Pray also for Jimmy's wife, Marie, and his sons Jose & Roger.

  • Pray for Planter Ivan Shepel and Bellevue Bible Church in Bellevue, Washington as they labor to reach Slavic people on the Eastside.  Pray Bellevue Bible would have favor and influence as they minister to their neighborhoods.  Pray hearts would be open to the Gospel, and that many would accept Jesus.  Pray for wisdom for Pastor Shepel and his leadership as they minister to the Slavic people in the NW during this continued time of war in their home countries.


    Pray also for Ivan's wife, Galina and their grown children.

  • Pray for Planter Roy Swihart & Cowboy Church Bow, in Bow, WA.  Pray for continued favor in their community and beyond as they minister to those in need, as well as sharing the Good News of the Gospel.


    Pray for Roy's wife Amy and their children as they work tirelessly to serve and grow His Kingdom!

Week of December 4

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter James Maze and Cowboy Church of Darrington.  James is planting the church in Darrington, and also pastors an established church in Everett (Silver Lake Baptist Church).  Pray for him and his wife Linda as they navigate all the challenges that come from an unconventional church plant.  Pray they would continue to have open doors to the horse and rodeo communities as they work, live, and share the Gospel among them.  Pray for strong partners to walk alongside them as they plant, to provide resources and encouragement.

  • Pray for planter Donghyeok Kim and First Love Church of Seattle in Issaquah, Washington.  Pray for Pastor Kim as he strives to share the Gospel with the Korean population on the Eastside.  Pray for his wife Sunmi, his daughter Youri  and son Eunyou as they work alongside Pastor Kim to reach the Koreans on the Eastside.

  • Pray for Planter Dustin Payne and Go Church PDX, being planted in Portland, Oregon.  Pray for Dustin, his wife Dawn, and their kids Lyra, Auron, and Senai as they develop small groups across the city that will then be gathered into a larger weekly gathering.  Pray specifically that God would draw leaders to the area and to this new plant to join the Payne's in planting Go Church PDX.  Pray for patience and endurance as planting in the Northwest is a slow, slow process.  Pray even now that God would bring into Dustin's path those with hearts sensitive to the Gospel, and that he would have boldness to share the truth in love, resulting in changed lives!

  • Pray for catalytic planter Boris Alfaro and Comunidad Cristiana Renuevo in Salem, Oregon. Boris has been planting for many years now, and has seen multiple campuses birthed over the years.  He is active beyond his own work in assisting to recruit and train new Hispanic planters throughout Oregon, as well as serving as a catalyst with NAMB.


    Pray for Boris' lovely wife, Teresa, especially as she serves as an Elementary School Principal in Salem.

  • Pray for Patrick Mugwanja and Christ Redeemed Church in Tacoma, Washington.  Pray for Patrick as he works bi-vocationally to support his family and plant the church to reach Swahili speakers in the Northwest.  Pray for his wife Eunice, and their three children Dennis, Lincoln, and Margaret.  Pray they would have many opportunities to share the Good News, and that their church will grow as people come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Week of November 27

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  • Pray for planter Jacob Dahl and Resonate UW! Jacob is planting on campus at University of Washington, as well as laying the groundwork for a secondary off-site plant.  Pray for the Resonate UW team as 2023 comes to a close.  Pray that many of the relationships developed throughout the fall would bear much fruit in the coming year.  Pray for encouragement to stay the course in an ever-changing landscape of students coming and going. 


    Pray also for Jacob's wife Jessica, and their two adorable kids Hudson & Valerie.

  • Happy Giving Tuesday!  Pray for new partners for our church plants.  Pray that many would give sacrificially to support the missionary work in the Pacific Northwest.


    If you're looking for a practical way to get involved in Giving Tuesday, why not consider a donation to a church plant?  Or you can give to our network overall here.  Tangible ways to support our planters could be a card of encouragement, gift cards for date nights, or if you're local, offers to watch the kids or provide a meal! Thanks for praying, and for being a blessing!

  • Pray for Planter John Schmidt and Resilient Hope Fellowship in McMinnville, Oregon. Pray that the many opportunities that John has to minister in the community - including starting a furniture bank for needy families - might result in many hearts turning to Christ.  Pray for the new believers and seekers in Resilient Hope Fellowship, that they might grow and mature into reproducing disciples.


    Pray for John's wife, Kim, as she faithfully serves alongside her husband in the work of the Kingdom.

  • Pray for Planter Frank Wood and Twin Rivers Community Church in Crooked River Ranch, Oregon.  Praise God for the growth they have experienced over the past year, and pray for provision for even more space to be added to their year-old building!


    Pray for wisdom for Frank and his leadership as they lead the body to reach their neighbors with the Good News.  Pray also for Frank's wife, Vicky.

  • Pray for lead planter Adam Bonus and co-planter Dan Baber as they work to plant Grace Church in Pasco, WA.  Pray for receptivity to the Gospel, and for boldness to proclaim it.  Pray they would inspire their people to live lives on mission for Christ.


    Pray for Adam's wife Kim and their kids Emily, Nathan, and Abby (pictured), as well as Dan's wife Kara and their kids Hudson, Ezra, Isaac, and Adalyah.  


    Want to play a part?  (1) Join the prayer team at www.gracetri.org/pray, or (2) give financially at www.gracetri.org/give.

Week of November 20

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  • Pray for rePlanters Russell & Rachel Schieck, as they prepare to begin the work at First Baptist Church in Toledo, Oregon.  Pray for Pastor Bobby Blake as he wraps up his interim at the church, and pray that the soil might be prepared for the replant to happen in the new year.  Pray for the Christmas outreach taking place, that relationships might be forged with the community, and that there would be a positive response.  Pray for the Schiecks as they follow the Lord's leading and timing in this new work.

  • Praise God for the many new church plants being started on the farms around Lynden, Washington.  Pray for catalyst Ivan Montenegro as he oversees these plants, and for the Hispanic Pastors that have been raised up and trained for the work.  Praise God for the favor He has given their work with influential men in the area.  Pray God would continue to move in and through these workers to grow His kingdom exponentially.

  • In this week of thankfulness, we are so thankful for the amazing men, women, and children that have planted their lives in the Northwest to be a light to the darkness.  Planting a church is exhausting, often lonely and discouraging work, and we praise God for the selflessness of these families as they have set aside their own comfort to shine the light of Christ to a dark and dying world.  Father, encourage and refresh our planters, remind them that You have called them and You will use them for Your Kingdom and Glory!

  • Praises to Jehovah Jireh, our provider, for His bountiful blessings!  Praises for the churches started, and for the lives changed.  Praises for the many ways He provides for His people.


    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • We are SO THANKFUL for all of our church planting partners! From church partners to individuals, to partners with our planting network, we could not be nearly as effective in the work of planting the Gospel in the Northwest without your prayers, mission involvement, financial support, and advocacy.  Praise be to God for our amazing partners!  May His blessings return ten-fold upon you!

Week of November 13

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  • Pray for the Northwest Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, today through Wednesday at Great Wolf Lodge (Grand Mound, WA).  Pray that valuable connections will be made, that relationships would be deepened, that planters/pastors and their families would be encouraged, and that God would be glorified throughout all of it!


    Pray for Executive Director Randy Adams and the NWBC staff as they serve both on stage and behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly.

  • Pray for the amazing NWBC Administrative Team, led these past 5+ by Kristen Johnson, for all their behind-the-scenes work to make the Annual Convention run smoothly, as well as all their tireless labor for the pastors and churches of our convention.

      

    Pray specifically for Kristen, as she and her husband prepare to move to Tennessee in few weeks, and as she trains her replacement.  Kristen, thank you so much for your years of hard work and faithful service.  You will be greatly missed!!


    Pray for Heather Malm, who is stepping into the Executive Assistant role, and for the other team members -  Denise Harvey, Tina Lawson, and Madison Caddy - as they all adjust with the transition.  We are so thankful for all you ladies!!


    (Pictured: Heather Malm, Kristen Johnson, Denise Harvey)

  • Pray for Executive Director Randy Adams, as he wraps up NWBC's Annual Meeting and continues to lead our convention in the days ahead. Pray for wisdom and discernment, as well as renewed passion and vision for the future. as he leads our Convention team in serving the churches of the Northwest. Randy is a strong advocate for church planting. He has been in hundreds of the NWBC's over 500 churches. Under Randy's leadership, the Northwest Baptist Convention is the strongest that it has ever been.


    Pray for Randy's wife, Paula, as she ministers alongside her husband to the pastors' wives and in various other ministries.

  • Pray for our ministry partners in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pray for SEND City Missionary Peter Blackaby, Church Planting Catalyst Paul Wicki, and CP Admin Michal Ann Buntain.  Pray God will raise up planters for this challenging area, and pray for encouragement and strength for the planters currently on the field. Pray also for CNBC Regional Director Director Hamish Buntain.


    Interested in partnering with the church planting work in BC? Join us Jan 29-30, 2024 on a Vision Tour to see how you can be involved!

      More information and registration

  • Praise God for the 20 new churches planted in the last year (Nov 2022 - Nov 2023)!  Pray these new works would develop strong roots and be salt and light in their communities.  Praise God for our strong multiplying churches who are actively sending out new planters into the harvest.  Pray for the Lord to continue to raise up more workers for the harvest (Matthew 9:38 / Luke 10:2).

Week of November 6

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter Patrick Grant and Woodstock Community Church in SE Portland, Oregon.  Pray they would be effective in reaching their community with the Good News.  Pray for encouragement as they labor in the hard soil, that at the right time they will see a harvest!

    Pray for Patrick's wife Jennifer, and their kids Riley, Kyler, Jacob, Michael, and Taegan.

  • Pray for our Partners: Columbia Basin Baptist Association (CBBA) and Moderator Rick Weiss.  Pray for their Annual Meeting, taking place tonight, that they would be strengthened and encouraged through this time together.  Pray the churches of this association would be emboldened to be a witness of God's grace and love to the communities around them.  Pray for strength, joy, and renewed passion for CBBA's pastors, that they might run the race well.


    Pray also for Admin extraordinaire, Tina Hammack, as she serves the CBBA churches so joyfully and faithfully.

  • Pray for Planter Jordin Crow, who is planting a campus of Living Hope Church in Ashland, Oregon.  Pray for favor as he ministers on campus at Southern Oregon University.


    Pray also for Jordin's new bride, Renee, as they grow in their marriage and ministry.

  • Pray for Planter Oscar Cruzado and Iglesia Cristiana Cristo Vive in Edmonds, Washington.  Pray for Oscar and his wife Gladys as they minister to the Hispanic population of North Seattle.  Pray for encouragement and refreshing as they serve tirelessly to see the lost come to faith.  Pray that their efforts to raise up leaders to multiply would bear much fruit.

  • Photo by Cristina Glebova on Unsplash.com

    Happy Veteran's Day! Pray in thanksgiving for the men and women who have served our country, and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Pray for the many veterans who serve in our church plants.  Pray for more churches to be planted with a focus of reaching military and veterans with the Gospel.  

Week of October 30

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  • Pray for our partners: Pastor Greg Pickering and Brazos Pointe Fellowship in Lake Jackson, TX. They have been long-time partners with the Northwest, supporting through resources, prayer, soul care, and even sending of planters!  Please pray for Pastor Greg and his leadership, that they would lead their body with Godly wisdom.  Pray for Brazos Pointe Fellowship, that they might receive back blessings ten fold for their generous spirit of partnership with planting in the Northwest. 


    Pray specifically for Greg as he leads a SEND Seattle Vision Tour this week.  Pray the potential partners joining him would catch a vision for how they can partner with the planting efforts in the Northwest.

  • Photo by Jason Jarrach on Unsplash.com

    Pray for our church plants and churches as they reach out to their communities through Halloween/Harvest festivals, etc.  Pray for many Gospel conversations to happen in the Northwest tonight!

  • Pray for the Multipliers Cohort taking place in Pullman, WA today and tomorrow.  This is a gathering of planters/pastors who are actively engaged in multiplication, as well as those eager to learn and begin doing it themselves.  Pray for Pastor Keith Wieser (Resonate) and his team as they share their multiplication strategy, and for the conversations that will flow out of that.  Pray for more pastors and planters to catch the vision of thinking beyond addition to multiplication.


    "Multiply in everything - disciples, leaders, small groups, churches, partners, and even networks."

     - Gary Irby, NWBC Church Planting Director

  • Pray for Planter Noe Flores and Iglesia Bautista Trinidad in Springfield, Oregon.  Pray they would have great success in sharing the Gospel among the Hispanics in their community, and that many would be added to their number.  


    Pray also for Noe's wife Yolanda, and their daughter Noely.

  • Pray for Planter Dave Elliff & Roots Community Church in the Roosevelt & Ravenna neighborhoods of Seattle, WA.  Pray for Dave and his team as they seek to be a beacon of light in what is a challenging city full of hopelessness and darkness.  


    Pray for Dave's amazing wife, Mary, and their six adorable littles: Caroline, Caleb, Elijah, Emily, Kate, and baby Annie!

Week of October 23

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for our Partners: Willamette Valley Baptist Association (WVBA) in Oregon, and Moderator Boris Alfaro.  Pray for their Annual Meeting, being held tonight.  Pray also for Ministry Assistant Patti Ford as she serves the churches in this association.


    Pray for wisdom and unity as these leaders gather to celebrate what God has done and envision what He might have in store in the year to come.  Pray the pastors would be encouraged and renewed through this time of fellowship, and that the churches of WVBA would be strengthened to reach out to their towns and cities with the Gospel.

  • Pray for Planter/Pastor Joel Kim and Portland Vision Church.  Pastor Kim planted Rejoice Church in Beaverton, and in 2022 joyfully completed a merger with First Baptist Korean.  Pray for this integrated church, that they might be united fully under one vision to see the Lost found in Christ.  Pray for Pastor Kim, his wife Joy, and the church leadership as they labor fervently for the King and Kingdom.

  • Photo by Tomáš Malík on https://unsplash.com

    Pray for the fledgling work being started among a large group of Hmong people near Yreka, CA (NWBC Region 4).  Pray for Pastor Nou as he begins to plant a church, for favor in the community and for leaders to be raised up to assist in the work.

  • Pray for rePlanter Jeff Dankenbring and Freedom Hill Baptist Church in Sweet Home, Oregon. Jeff and his wife, Simone, are working to lead their plant to be a light in their community, a hope for the lost and hurting. Pray for them as they work to build relational bridges to the community while at the same time deepening partnership among other churches. 

  • Pray for our ministry partners in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pray for SEND City Missionary Peter Blackaby, Church Planting Catalyst Paul Wicki, and CP Admin Michal Ann Buntain.  Pray God will raise up planters for this challenging area, and pray for encouragement and strength for the planters currently on the field.


    Pray also for the WestCoast Baptist Association, led by Regional Director Hamish Buntain, as they meet for their annual meeting tonight.  Pray for a time of encouragement and thanksgiving for what God has done, and renewed fervor for the work yet to be done.


    Interested in partnering with the church planting work in BC? Join us Jan 29-30, 2024 on a Vision Tour to see how you can be involved! Contact Natalie Hammond for more information.

Week of October 16

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter Cesar Muego and Mt. Vernon Christian Fellowship in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  Cesar, in addition to planting, has been active in leading the Filipino Network to plant churches throughout the Northwest.


    Pray for the church body, for continued growth and passion for reaching the lost in their community.  Pray for leaders to be developed and deployed to plant new Filipino works in the region and beyond.


    Pray for Cesar's family - wife Reyma and children Nathan and Eliana, as they serve alongside him. 

  • Pray for Planter Joshua (Nghia) Nguyen and Light of God Vietnamese Church in Longview, Washington. Pray this young church would be effective in reaching the Vietnamese community around them with the Gospel.


    Pray for Joshua's wife Lan Thi Dang, as she serves alongside him in ministry.

  • Pray for our Partners: Inland Empire Baptist Association (IEBA) in NE Washington / N Idaho, and Director Dan Brandel.  Dan and IEBA have been strategic partners, and key in identifying areas where church plants are needed.  They have been working tirelessly to prepare the soil and seek workers for the harvest, especially for the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene areas.  Praise God for these faithful servants of the Lord!  Pray also for Dan's wife, Connie, who serves as Administrator for IEBA


    Pray for IEBA's Annual Meeting, taking place tomorrow night (Thurs, Oct 19).  Pray it is a joy-filled time of reporting on what God has done and anticipating what He is going to do in the days to come.  Pray for deeper relationships among the pastors, and a strengthening of their churches.

  • Pray for NWBC Church Planting Administrator Natalie Hammond.  Please pray for her as she seeks to support, resource, and encourage her planters as they do the hard work of planting the Gospel.


    Happy birthday Natalie!


    Pray also for Natalie's family - husband Brian, and kids Josh and Abby.

  • Pray for our Partners: Mt Baker Baptist Association (MBBA) in Northwest Washington, and Director Jerry Lanford.  Pray for their upcoming Annual Meeting on Sat, Oct 21st.  Pray encouragement and renewed fervor for these churches and pastors - many coming from small, rural areas that are filled with people struggling to make ends meet.  Pray they can be a light and a blessing to their communities, that the Gospel might shine forth in challenging times.  Pray they will stay the course and fight the good fight, knowing that the work done in the Lord is not in vain. 


    Pray also for Moderator Patrick Towell and Ministry Assistant Janice Lanford.

Week of October 9

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Haggai Habila and Living Spring Fellowship.  Haggai and Mary, along with their 3 kids - Magdiel, Haziel, and Michelle, planted their first campus over 10 years ago in Des Moines, WA.  Not too long after that, a call came that resulted in them starting a second campus in Lynnwood, WA.  After a move a couple years ago, they began work on a third campus in Puyallup, WA.  Originally from Nigeria, the Habilas serve tirelessly to reach the lost in their communities with the Gospel of Christ.


    Pray for strength and energy, as Haggai also serves as a hospital chaplain and Mary serves as a school psychologist in Federal Way.  Pray God would bless their efforts and that many would come to know His saving grace!

  • Pray for Planter Jeremy Cook & Pioneer Church in Corvallis, Oregon.   Please pray that they would continue to grow in diversity - in both age and ethnicity - and that they might continue to see more and more lives transformed by the power of Jesus.


    Pray for Jeremy's wife Brooke, and their kids Berakah, Beraiah, Judah, JJ, Benjamin, Cedar, and baby Isaac.!  

  • Pray for Planter Timothy Moore & Impact Multiplied in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Impact X is a church multiplication movement primarily based in Skagit County that includes micro churches, conventional churches (such as Christ the King in Burlington), and Maximum Impact Training (MIT) for ministry leaders.


    Pray for the ministry to continue to raise up leaders to send out.  Pray for wisdom as they continue to multiply.  


    Pray for Timothy and Melissa as they pour themselves out for the sake of the Kingdom.  Pray that as they return from a time of sabbatical they would re-engage the work with a fresh vision and passion.

  • Pray for our partners: Northwest Baptist Network (formerly Siskiyou & SW Oregon Baptist Associations), Moderator Bob Farmer, and clerk Nancy Goss.  Pray for their Annual Meeting, taking place this Saturday, that this time together would be marked by rejoicing, encouragement, and a challenge to continue in the work of the Kingdom.  Pray for refreshing and renewal for the pastors of this association.  Pray they may lead their churches to maturity in Christ and with boldness proclaim the Gospel to their communities. 

  • Pray for our partners: Olympic Baptist Association, led by Moderator Michael Koontz.  Pray for their upcoming Annual Meeting this Saturday, Oct 14th.  Pray that it will be a time of unity and celebration.  Pray also for admin Rochall Kehm, as she ministers to the churches in this association.  Pray for the pastors of these churches, that they would be strengthened and encouraged as they lead their churches.  Pray these churches would grow in grace and truth as they reach their surrounding neighborhoods with the Gospel.

Week of October 2

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Pastor Nhut Nguyen and Vietnamese Heart 2 Heart Church (Vancouver, WA).  Pray they would grow in Christ and continue to multiply.  Pray for Pastor Nguyen as he leads the People of God Biblical Institute, developing, training, and deploying hundreds of leaders around the world, resulting in new church plants.  Pray for him and his network of leaders as they invest in these National and global leaders, and for the new churches being started. Pray they would be fruitful and reach multiple generations of the Vietnamese community with the Gospel.


    Pray for Pastor Nguyen's wife, Trang Vo, and their children as they minister as well.

  • Praying for our Partners:  Pray for the Puget Sound Baptist Association (PSBA) and Executive Director Ron Shepard.  Pray for them as they gather this afternoon and evening for their annual Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting.  Pray for wisdom and guidance for Ron as he leads the association, and for the Executive Board Council and other leaders that serve alongside him in various volunteer roles.  Pray also for the awesome support team - Office Manager Tim Shepard, and bookkeeper Karen Davidian.

  • Pray for Eric Diaz and Abide Church in Pasco, WA. Eric is planting the church with his brother, Professor Adam Diaz. Abide Church is closely tied with Columbia Basin College and is reaching students and young singles and families in the Tri-Cities area. Pray they would be bold in sharing the Gospel, and that many would respond to the Good News. 


    Pray specifically:

    • that their access to the college campus would continue to grow
    • for the students hearing the Gospel message, that they will have open hearts to understand and be saved
    • for God to continue to raise up leaders from within the church both to lead within Abide and to plant additional churches
  • Pray for David (Sung) Lee & Erica (Myungok) as they plant Puyallup Korean Baptist Church in Puyallup, Washington.  Pray God would infuse their body with a passion to share the Gospel with the lost, and that hearts would be open to hearing the truth about Jesus.  Pray for their children, John , Amy , and Daniel as they grow and labor alongside their parents on behalf of the Kingdom.

  • Pray for our partners: Gateway Seminary - Pacific NW Campus, led by Director Mark Bradley.  Gateway Seminary has trained hundreds of Northwest Pastors and Planters over the years.  Pray for Director Bradley and his team as they teach and invest in our current and future leaders.

Week of September 25

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

  • Pray for Planter Dung Nguyen and Dream Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.  Pray for Pastor Nguyen and his church as they reach out to the Vietnamese in their region.  Pray that they would encounter many opportunities to witness and have boldness to share the Gospel.  Pray that God would add to their number many new believers.


    Pray also for Pastor Nguyen's family - his wife, Phuong, and two kids: Duyen and Duong.

  • Pray for Miguel Mejia as he plants Iglesia Biblica Internacional in Lebanon, Oregon.  Pray for him and his wife Alba Aquino as they reach out to the Hispanic community around them with the Good News of the Gospel.  Pray for opportunities to engage in people's lives and to share Christ. 


    Praise God for the precious gift of life!  Praise for baby Ian, who was born in May of this year.

  • Pray for Tyler Clark and Table of Hope Church in Puyallup, Washington.  Pray for open doors to reach their community with the Gospel.  Pray for the body to grow in their faith and step out boldly to serve the Lord.


    Pray for Tyler and Tracia as they raise their four great kids: Amy-Lynn, Katie, Josiah, and Emmy.  

  • Pray for Planter Alonso Manzano and Iglesia Fuente de Vida.  Pray for Pastor Alonso and his family as they seek to reach the Hispanic population in Longview, Washington with the Gospel.  Pray for open hearts and a boldness to share.


    Pray also for Alonso's wife Leydi, and their two beautiful daughters.

  • Pray for our team!


    Please pray for Region 3 (Portland/Vancouver) Church Planting Catalyst Wes Hughes. Wes is a gifted encourager and connector/collaborator, with a passion for soul care. Pray for him as he strives to encourage his planters and their families, as well as striving to discover new planters and partners.


    Pray for his wife Charlean, and their grown kids Abby, Zac, & Cody.


    Pray especially for a swift recovery for Wes following knee surgery.

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