Calgary is a big city of skyscrapers sitting on the plains of western Canada. More than 1.2 million people live in Calgary and that number is increasing rapidly because of the boom in oil and gas. It is also a city of lost people.
It was that lostness that captured the heart of our missionary we’re going to pray for today. Brett Myers was a pastor in the small town of Westminster, South Carolina, when he visited Calgary on a mission trip. He and his wife, Kristin, and their three daughters wound up moving there to start a new church in 2014. That’s when our church started supporting them through our Cooperative Program giving. Baptists in Calgary say the biggest need is more church planters who are willing to stay for a long time and start new churches, despite the long, cold winters and the people, whose hearts are often equally cold to the gospel.
Today, let us pray for Brett and his family, and ask God to give them a lasting commitment to start new churches.