Today in our missions prayer time, let’s go to Canada. Start in the middle of the country and head west — just before the Rockies, we’ll come to a cluster of high-rise buildings that are Calgary, in the province of Alberta. More than 1.5 million people live in Metro Calgary — and about 95 percent of them are lost. Calgary is Canada’s fourth largest metro area.
This is where our two North American missionaries, Dustin and Jill Conner, are serving. They moved from North Carolina to Calgary in 2017 and saw they were in a mission field needing many new churches. They became Southern Baptist missionaries and planted Hope Church in 2018. Hope has been meeting in a rented club house in northwest Calgary.
Hope Church has grown to include members from 10 nations, reflecting the many immigrants who have settled here. Hope grew, in fact, even during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Our church supports Dustin and Jill through our Cooperative Program giving. Let’s pray that Hope Church will continue to grow and also help plant more new churches across this big city.