Here is a brief update about how things have been going here in the ministry:
- In addition to the church plant in Downham, I have been helping teach and preach at College Park Baptist Church in Lewisham recently. I am teaching through 1 John on Wednesdays, and I preached their harvest services this past Sunday. Please pray for this church as they seek to reach the city of Lewisham with the gospel.
- Chris preached at Downham Baptist this past Sunday evening on the topic: “Jesus Brings Hope to a Hopeless Situation” from Mark 5:1-20. It is a real blessing to have the help of the Waye family as we start this new church.
- Last Tuesday, we had another visitor to the church who use to attend the Bible study we held in Eltham.
- The London City Mission wrote us back, and they are still investigating whether we will be able to use one of their vacant buildings for the church plant. The building is not actually owned by them. It is deeded for their primary use, so they are trying to see if they can legally allow us to use it as well. Please continue to make this a matter of prayer.
- So far, we have distributed about 12,000 leaflets in the Downham area, and we just received another 20,000 invitations and gospel tracts. We are very excited about these new invitations. Please pray for us as we begin to pass them out today.
- Last week, I started a new podcast for training leaders in the UK and Ireland. I plan to do two 10 minute training podcasts each week. If you are interested, you can subscribe on iTunes here.
Things to pray for:
- Door to open with London City Mission building in Downham
- Visitors to the church and souls to be saved
- Wisdom as we seek to disciple and train the folks that God is sending us
- Young men that we can mentor and train for ministry and leadership
- Provision of finances for the new church plant