Gather at the Downtown Campus on Sundays at 9:30a or 11a or online at 9:15a, 11a, or 5p.
Find streaming links and other resources in our SUNDAY TOOLKIT.

Church Partners & Missionaries

Meet Our Church Partners

Summit Life Church — Issaquah, WA

Pastor Will Forrest

Prayer Requests

  • Our church would be anchored in the Gospel and unified in the Great Commission efforts in our community, region and beyond.
  • As our community looks to make sense of the conflict, sickness and division in our world, that our church would stand ready with the gospel – that it would bring peace and healing to the broken and hurting.

To learn more about our church partner, visit http://summitlifeseattle.com.

Redeemer Queens Park — London, UK

Pastor Thomas West

Prayer Requests

  • Emotional Health – Thomas is teaching a series called “Soul Care” - looking at topics such as envy, depression, anxiety, fear, shame, grief and joy. Pray that God would heal, comfort, and save.
  • Outreach – We’re engaging our neighborhood via promotion, prayer, and conversations about Jesus & the church. Pray that people would connect with Jesus & Redeemer.
  • A Place to Call Home – We’re searching for a permanent meeting location (currently meeting weekly on Saturdays at a local school). Pray that God would make connections & open doors for Redeemer to have a place to meet weekly & call home.

To learn more about our church partner, visit https://www.redeemerqp.com.

Meet Our Local & Global Workers

Steven Hiller

Church Member | Cru at University of Houston

Prayer Requests

  • God to raise up students in our ministry at UH today & for them to reach the nations of the world with the gospel tomorrow

Will Miller

Church Member | Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Houston ISD

Prayer Requests

  • New relationships with coaches and students at new schools.
  • New part-time & full-time staff.
  • Summer Sports Camp – June 30-July 3 – pray that many students will be able to attend camp through scholarships, trust in Jesus, and return to their schools as witnesses for Christ.
  • New FCA Huddles at various schools - pray that the huddles start well, and bring in many students so they can hear about new hope in Christ.

Joshua & Bethany Montgomery

Cru at Rice University & University of Houston

Prayer Requests

  • Staff & Students – to continue stepping out in faith to share Christ. Pray for open, teachable hearts.
  • New Believers – for these young Christians to be rooted in their faith & develop a strong walk with Christ.
  • Rice & UH Students – summer mission trip to North Africa & South Asia. Pray for God to work through them as they share the gospel on college campuses.
  • More Laborers – pray for more workers to join our Cru team to help reach the 300,000 college students across the Houston area.

Avni & Maklen Menalla

Cru Momentum Europe | Equipping & reaching leaders in Albania

Prayer Requests

  • Wisdom & direction as we come alongside our partners in Eastern Europe who are caught up directly or indirectly in the current conflict between Russia & Ukraine.
  • Marriage outreach with Albanian high-level leaders, April 29-30. Pray God will draw those leaders and their spouses to Himself.
  • Our family summer trip to Albania, mid June-July, for furlough & summer projects. Pray God will provide and that we will be refreshed being with family, friends, and through ministry opportunities.
  • Pray for our son, Mateo, that he would encounter God and that God would use us in the process. Pray for his direction on what to study in college starting this fall.

Hannah Rariden

Evangelism Explosion International | Online Ministry

Prayer Requests

  • God’s Direction & Creativity – new tools or ways to share the gospel, encourage & equip Christians to share Jesus around the globe.
  • Radio Show, Share Life Today – we are currently on 750 radio stations across the US & world. Pray for us to reach more listeners, for the thousands who listen to take the challenges to share their faith.
  • Role in Ministry & at Home – pray for reliance on the Lord to fulfill roles as a mother and online missionary.

Leah Rigsby

Secondary Teacher & Missionary | Wycliffe Bible Translators
Papua New Guinea

Prayer Requests

  • Translators Training Course (April 20-June 1) – Safe travel for the Papua New Guineans coming to Ukarumpa, who will receive training on Bible translation.
  • Graduating Grade 12s & their Families – Their final school term ends in June, and many of these ex-pat kids will be leaving PNG for college. Some families are also leaving permanently once their child graduates, and many have been in PNG for the last 15-18 years. Pray for their transition back to their passport countries.
  • School Staffing – PreK-12th are in need of more teachers for the 2022-23 school year. Pray for teachers to answer God’s call to teach in PNG.

Missionary Journeys

We are communicating with each of our missions partners about future mission trips, and will share more when we have any new updates.

CONTACT

Peter Lee, Minister of Connection & Mobilization
Peter.Lee@Houstonsfirst.org
713.264.4375