A small MCF team from Ottawa attended Harvest Bible Chapel in Barrie, ON, on Sunday, 23 April in response to their invitation to connect with the congregation about what God is doing in the military community. It is an answer to prayer that this local church reached out to financially and prayerfully support the gospel being brought into their local military community through the MCF. We expect God will continue doing this! He has put it on our hearts to be praying for and has been answering through churches such as Harvest Bible Chapel.
We joined them in one of their services and connected with people at our info table, sharing our mission, vision and prayer requests in person. We had prayed on our trip there that God would connect us with those he prepared beforehand, and it was incredible the opportunities we had to not only meet those in the military community, but those willing to intercede for this community as well. The same Spirit at work around us in the military community also led us to demonstrate his love to this church community by praying for a few individuals. What love the Father has lavished on us that we all are united as sons and daughters under the name of Jesus, mutually lifting each other up in prayer for his glory.
The church presented on our behalf to the congregation during the service what the MCF does and why they decided to partner with us. Praise God, Harvest desires to see the gospel brought to their local military community at CFB Borden!
The sermon was about one of Harvest Bible Chapel’s pillars: unafraid witness. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We in the MCF see the Spirit at work in CFB Borden, to have a local church responding to his call to bring the gospel and for the Love Borden worship night to be up and running every month at the base chapel. We have the promise, that as the Spirit comes upon us we will receive power and will beJesus’ witnesses. Amen, come Holy Spirit to empower men and women as Jesus’ witnesses in the military community!