Day 5–January 5, 2020 - Salvation Army Canada
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Floyd and Tracey Tidd
Dear friends,

On Thursday, April 9, together we complete the journey of 100 Days of Unceasing Prayer and Shared Scripture. Across the territory we have heard the stories of people being inspired by what they are seeing God do in and through The Salvation Army. People have bonded together in prayer as we lifted up the various ministry expressions through daily, focused prayer requests. We have learned much more about the communities in which we serve.

Thank you for sharing this journey. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for listening to God as he has spoken through his Word in the shared Scripture readings from Genesis to Revelation.

We want to also say thank you to those who have already completed the survey and shared with us what God has been impressing upon your hearts and minds through this journey. For those who haven’t had the opportunity yet, we encourage you to take some time during these days of “staying home” to share your thoughts.

As we began the 100 Days journey, none of us could have ever imagined that we would be in the midst of a pandemic at the end of it. We are confident that God knew what lay ahead. This discipline of prayer and shared Scripture has been used by God to prepare us for these days, and the days that will follow. As we spend these days “social distancing,” let’s remain committed to prayer for one another, and for Canada and Bermuda. Let’s remember to continue to spend time in Scripture.

We continue to count it a privilege to be partners in the gospel (Philippians 1:3-5) and together anticipate all that God has in mind to do in and through his Army of salvation.Yours in Christ,

Floyd and Tracey Tidd, Commissioners
Territorial Leaders, Canada and Bermuda

Day 5–January 5, 2020

Filed Under: 100 Days

Unceasing Prayer

Ministry Expression
Thunder Bay Community and Residential Services, Thunder Bay, Ont.

One of our main prayers over the past year has been for God to send us staff who are committed to the ministry we do, allowing us to provide a more stable, welcoming place for our clients and residents. We have been excited to see that all of our positions are filled and the atmosphere is quite positive. We have a regular day staff of 23 and have been averaging 12-15 at staff devotions each week. We feel that we have ministry to staff as much as clients.

We are still raising funds for our new facility through our capital campaign. We will make another push once the Christmas kettle campaign is over so we are asking for people's hearts to be stirred to give toward this amazing future.

For our clients, we pray for their safety through the extremely cold winter months and for them to see some glimpse of Jesus in us every day. For our staff, that they will have the physical, emotional and spiritual stamina they need to deal with the complex issues we face in Northwestern Ontario. For the executive director, that God will give them strength and wisdom to lead through significant changes for both clients and staff.

Thunder Bay struggles with racism, with addictions and mental health issues. The wider northern communities struggle to survive every day, with critical numbers of suicides and deaths. Pray that people will find hope in Jesus Christ and that we might have opportunities to introduce him to them.

Shared Scripture

Genesis 11:1-9

The motivation for building the Tower of Babel was pride. How can pride be both a good and a bad thing? What examples of both kinds of pride have you seen?

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