Welcome back! I trust that you are well. I love this quote on prayer by William Chadwick: “The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray”. And so he should tremble. Pray taps into the powerhouse of God. As a church we value hope in God for transformation of lives and we hope to be a positive influence in our church and community. Jesus said about us, “You are the salt of the earth… (14) "You are the light of the world… (16) let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV). Salt is a preservative. Let’s preserve the truth of God in this secular world. Salt is used to flavour. May our words and deeds add flavour into people’s lives. And light dispels darkness. May we reflect the light of Christ into dark places for His glory. Church, let’s make the devil tremble with our united prayers to be a positive influence in our church and community. Pray that our church and Hillcrest School will be an incredible influence for the Gospel!