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(L to R) Patrick, Emily, Courtney, Brooke, and Autumn

Missionary Profile 

   Mission Field                    Stephensville, Newfoundland


Names, Birthdays, Anniversary

Patrick – August 17th

               Emily – April 4th
                   Anniversary: October 28th
               Courtney – July 23rd
               Brooke – February 20th
               Autumn – November 12th

      Years of Service      10+ years

      Website                      declaringhispraiseinnewfoundland.com

      Facebook                   @newhope4stephenville

      Email                           OBriens2nl@gmail.com

      Home Church           Berean Baptist  Church  •  Macon Georgia, USA

      Mission Agency       Points North Baptist Mission  •  St. Thomas, Ontario, CANADA     

2023-02 Update

Dear Friends,

Praise the Lord for answered prayer! He has abundantly supplied the finances for a new van for us. Vehicle availability is a problem everywhere but especially on an island, so we are currently waiting for a van to arrive. This could be as late as April. Please pray with us that God would bring one over in His perfect timing and that we would be patient. Thank you to all who have prayed for this need, and we are also very grateful to those whom God used to supply this need through their generous giving. There was no other way to get another vehicle without God providing the funding. The banks did not want to give us a loan because our visitor record is due to expire in October (Yes, we are still waiting to hear back on our renewal that we applied for over a year ago!), but we were pleased to know that the banks’ denial of our loan request didn’t have anything to do with our personal credit. This is another great reminder that our ways are not God’s ways. Despite all the planning and our own attempts at fixing problems, God always has the best solutions. He is the One we can rely on and trust. He, alone, is always faithful.and has done “exceeding abundantly above all that we [could] ask or think.” We praise Him for this miracle that he has worked on our behalf. It has definitely increased our faith for other areas of our life as well.

We had a wonderful Christmas outreach and services. The caroling on Main Street was well received. We handed out over 300 information packets and 20 Bibles and had a young couple ask for more information on Facebook. Please pray that these and many others will read the Gospel that was given and trust Christ.
Since the busyness of the Christmas season is now over, we have begun a couple of extra Bible studies—a weekly study for the Ladies and one for teen girls. Emily is doing a wonderful job with these, and each participant is enjoying them.

We are in the process of gathering documents and preparing to take the English proficiency exams to apply for permanent residency again. Please pray that we will be able to receive permanent residency since the renewal of our visitor records is becoming more and more of a headache with a longer waiting period.  In the past few months, we have had five new churches vote to help us reach Stephenville and Western Newfoundland by supporting us financially every month and praying for us regularly. We also had a few individuals and families start sending us monthly support. This has brought our support level up to 86%. This is about 20% more than a year ago at this time. Thank you to all who continue to pray for and support the Lord’s ministry here in Stephenville. Please continue to pray for a building for New Hope Baptist Church; we very much need a place where we can meet publicly. We have seen that the impossible is possible with God; therefore, we continue to trust Him to meet this need as well.

Serving Him,
Patrick, Emily, Courtney, Brooke and Autumn




 Sunday Bible Classes                     9:45 AM

 Sunday Morning Worship           10:30 AM

 Sunday Evening Gathering           5:00 PM

 Midweek Bible Study                     6:30 PM*

 Youth Nights                                     5:00 PM

   last Sunday night of each month

Meeting Locations

Sunday Services

  Holiday Inn (Oakville) Centre

  590 Argus Road  |  Oakville, ON


Midweek Bible Study

  *(Locations, Dates & Times Vary)

 Contact Us

 Cornerstone Baptist Church

 Box 60057  |  RPO Glen Abbey

 Oakville, ON  L6M 3H2

  ph. (905) 847-3530