Let’s go to Canada in our missions prayer time today. Specifically we are going to the Pacific coast of Canada, to the province of British Columbia and on to the city of Surrey. This is part of Greater Vancouver where about 2.4 million people live. People from many lands have settled here; half the population speaks a language other than English.
That’s where our North American missionaries, Shahid and Maroofa Kamal, have planted a new church to reach South Asians, just north of the U.S.-Canada border.
Many of the Asians they are reaching for Christ are newly-arrived immigrants struggling to adjust to life in Canada. Often they are learning English as well. Shahid and Maroofa understand such struggles, because they moved from Pakistan to Canada in 2016. That same year they planted South Asian Community Church.
Most members are Punjabi-speaking people from Sikh and Hindu backgrounds. But our missionaries intend to win them to Christ, disciple them and send them out to reach others for Him. Our church is supporting Shahid and Maroofa through our Cooperative Program giving. Let’s pray for them.