MONTHLY PARTNER PRAYER FOCUS
Jesus commands his followers to make disciples of the nations so we take our role in working around the world very seriously here at Christ Community. One of the countries where we’ve had partnerships for many years is the Czech Republic located in central Europe.
For our making an impact moment for December, we want to focus on the Frydlant (freed-lant) Church led by pastor Juri (yur-ree) Vales (vall-lez).
Although small by comparison to Christ Community, Frylandt church is a vibrant community of believers with a big vision to plant churches throughout their valley in Eastern Czech Republic reaching each community with the Good News of Jesus. We are partnering with them to encourage that vision and work alongside them.
One of the items we want to pray for is their need for a bigger facility. They are currently seeking God’s direction about pursuing a facility that would meet their needs.
Community leaders who are NOT Christ Followers make it difficult for churches to acquire land and buildings to expand. Our brother and sisters at Frydlant church need our prayers for breakthrough on this front. Let’s pray for them.
- Pray for favor with local community leaders and business owners to work with the leaders of Frydlant church for a new facility
- Pray for fundraising efforts to make the purchase possible. Pray for generosity of their people to give sacrificially.
- Pray for the fulfilment of their vision to reach their valley with the Good News of Jesus in every community.
- Pray that we’d gain a heart for the people of the Czech Republic and for God to move all of us to be on mission for Him here and around the world.
St. Charles - Outreach
With a background as a pastor's daughter, and an Athletic Trainer, Kristin has a heart for the hurting and enjoys uplifting others, praying for others, and sharing about how the saving power of Jesus can work in their lives. She is wife to Doug, and mother to a son and daughter, enjoys reading, hiking, biking, playing sports or board games, and having people over for coffee and ice cream.
Lisa comes from a background in restaurant and office management, specializing in customer service, systems creation, and training & development. She also has a BA in Business Management.
Lisa, along with her husband Bob and son Brayden have called Christ Community Church home since 2009. Over the years, she has served in Go Teams, Care Night, & Student Ministries, among other places along the way. Joining staff at Christ Community Church in late 2018 has allowed her professional skills and gifts to come along her heart for ministry.
Eric is passionate about reaching the nations for Jesus. In 1994, Eric and his wife Carol traveled to Nigeria on their first short-term mission trip. This experience led to full-time international ministry in 1996.
Eric graduated from Valparaiso University and currently lives in Sycamore, IL. Hunting and fishing are favorite hobbies.
A Portland, Oregon native and reluctantly recovering hipster, Jered received a masters degree from Western Seminary and planted a church in the City of Roses for the last ten years. Being middle-aged it may seem as though several years are unaccounted for in his narrative, but they were mostly spent being a youth pastor, associate pastor, enjoying being married to his favorite person and raising three beautiful girls. He doesn't get what the big deal is about Portillos, but has acquired a taste for deep dish pizza, loves the church and loves motivating people to live transformed lives in Jesus.