More Than Gold

Intercessors for Canada

Canada's Twelve Most Wanted Answers to Prayer - March 2010 - Part 2


MORE THAN GOLD Praying for the Paralympics

On Friday, March 12th, the parallel Olympics starts and for the next 10 days people with disabilities will do remarkable things on snow and ice that will confound the strong! Paul was clear that his own bodily weakness was an opportunity for true strength  to shine through.

            ‘But (Jesus) said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.  10  That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.’  2 Corinthians 12:9-10

More Than Gold is seeking to serve, pray and witness through these Games albeit at a much lower level of intensity and volunteers. Please check out our web site at:  for some really useful guidelines on extending Radical Hospitality.

There are only 2 Gold Medal events in Metro Vancouver but 60 in Whistler!

Please pray for the Chaplains – a dozen on duty in Whistler. For Rev David Wells who will be travelling between both centres and overseeing the Chaplains and the Interfaith Chapel. For conversations to open up to spiritual discussion and for the resource materials to be distributed wisely. For wisdom and sensitivity in talking to athletes who may have even previously been hurt by Christians.

For the Athletes who are believers.

For the hundreds of Christian books placed in the New Age Bookstore.

For the unstructured life style witnessing of the volunteers.

Whistler is very open to spiritual discussions, a great openness in the coffee bars.

Pray about, in your church or in your home, taking  one of the Sundays of the Games to honour those with disabilities and to increase understanding and skills of how to help others. See web site for more details.

Volunteers serving hot chocolate to thousands on Friday from 3:00pm to midnight at Stadium station. Praise God for the Salvation Army!

There may be a possibility of serving at the Gold Medal sledge Hockey event on Saturday 20th at noon.


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