Conrad Au is the Community Development Pastor who was raised in Coquitlam since he was 8 years old. He dreamed of a career in broadcasting, but God had other ideas. He now strives to bring Christian love to those who do not yet know Jesus, while supporting himself through employment with the Government of Canada.

Our family we call church is made up of every day people who unite because of God’s love for us first, with the sole purpose of giving this love away to those who do not know it yet!

In addition to our regular consistent outreach to love our neighbors, The Common Place was blessed to receive a summer missionary who helped us initiate our first DiscipleNow (DNow) retreat this past summer. Called GROW, the retreat challenged local new believers in high school and young adults to lift our sins to the cross, embrace the importance of the gospel in our lives, and equip them to share the gospel to their neighbors. We are excited to see how the Lord will use these lives for His glory!

This Fall, we seek to regather these new believers together for regular bible study and prayer time. We’ll be seeking to call out the called so we may strive to grow further in Jesus, be fruitful and multiply. We continue to pray and seek a long-term co-labour who is committed to Jesus and His mission, and continue to covet your prayer for this worker that we trust He is preparing for us.

I’m excited that South Haven will partner with us this fall to serve our community and encourage our new believers to keep growing in Jesus. We’re thankful for our partnership with BRKC!

Finally, on a personal note, thank you to the family of churches at the Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association for covering me in prayer as I journeyed through the medical challenges in my family through the past year. I am able to rejoice today to know that my father is in heaven with Jesus after receiving Christ only 3 weeks before he passed away because of your prayer for him since our partnership began. I pray that my father’s story gives hope to the hopeless in Kansas City just as it may in Vancouver.