Dear Pastors & Praying Friends,
We are currently back in Northern Ireland for a few weeks, taking our family “holiday” and visiting with friends. It is so encouraging to see many of the Christians continuing on for the Lord and to see the growth that has taken place at Northwest Baptist Church in Derry. God is moving in a great way there, and we are so thankful for what He has done through the leadership of Pastor James Wilson.
On September 4, we will be ordaining Pastor James. He has nearly completed his first year as pastor of the church, and the church has really prospered under his ministry. They have seen many visitors come to the church and several new people becoming more faithful and going through discipleship.
At James’ ordination, we are hoping to give him a new computer and a generous love offering. If you would like to give toward this, just send a check to MWBM and mark it: “James Wilson.” James is certainly a man of great character and well worth your investment.
Over the past month, we have been working on plans for a brand new church plant here in London. We are hoping to have a meeting place confirmed and be holding our first services by September. We are very excited about this and would really appreciate your prayers for the following things.
First, pray for a building that we can rent. There are many different religious groups meeting across the city, so finding a building/meeting room that is available on Sundays for services has been challenging.
Second, pray for God to prepare hearts. Thankfully, one of the men who has come to the Eltham Bible Study has already expressed interest in joining us in the church plant. Pray for God to save and work in the hearts of others as we go forth with the gospel.
Third, pray for God to provide the necessary finances for the church plant. I have listed some of the expenses in this letter. Please pray for them, and if you would like to give a special offering for this, you can find details below.
Thank you so much for prayers and support. We are continually amazed at your faithfulness and encouragement to us.
– Travis & Teri Snode
- Building for new church plant
- God to work in hearts as we preach the gospel
- Finances for the new church plant
- Colabourers here in London Chris and Sherry Waye,
- Pastor James Wilson and NW Baptist in Derry, Northern Ireland
- Jessica Wachter interning with us
Giving Opportunities for New Church Plant
- $300 – Hymnbooks
- $200 – Pew Bibles
- $130 – Offering bags
- $850 – Digital piano
- $670 – 60,000 invitations
- $670 – 40,000 gospel tracts
- $680 – Delivery of first mailer
- $680 – Delivery of second mailer
*All contributions for the new church plant can be sent to:
- USA: MWBM, PO Box 519, Braselton, GA, 30517 (Memo: “London Church Plant”)
- UK: Vision Baptist Ministries, 47 Felhampton Rd, London, SE9 3NT (Memo: “London Church Plant”)