My older brother, Harley, and his wife Heidi are starting a church (North Pointe Baptist Church) in Wooster, OH, which is 45 minutes from where I was born. I would like to ask you to pray for them. Their opening service will be March 29, 2009.
Here are some prayer requests from their latest prayer letter:
We praise the Lord for the local church that He is going to build in this region of great spiritual needs and opportunities. As with any new church, there is a great need for a team of mature believers to provide the foundation upon which to build an indigenous work. It is essential to immediately present to this community services that are well-attendedand ministries that are well-staffed.We are praying that the Lord will initially provide us with:1. Families to Attend/Serve for several monthsNote: These would come from surrounding churches with the blessing of their pastor.2. Musical Help (Pianist, Songleader, Specials)3. Groups to canvas our city with promotional materials and the Gospel.If you are pastor, please join us for our Pastor’s Luncheon hosted at Mansfield Baptist Temple on February 19, 2009 at Noon. This event will provide an update on the church plant and specific opportunities that may allow us to have further help from your church.If you would prayerfully consider joining with us during the initial months of reaching Wooster, please contact us at your earliest convenience (248-459-2090).