Dear Pastors & Praying Friends,
One of the first steps to planting a new church is evangelism. For the last five weeks, we have been doing extensive evangelism in the town of Eltham, seeing if God might work in hearts and help us to establish a new church there.
Eltham is part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and is located in southeast London. It has a population of 50-60,000 people within an area of about 4 square miles.
We are meeting three times a week in the town using a local community center and cafe. Our meetings take the form of an informal evangelistic Bible study. We are studying the gospel of Mark and giving folks the opportunity to listen and ask questions over a cup of tea or coffee.
So far we have had about 20 different people from various backgrounds attend the Bible studies. Only a couple folks come regularly, but we are encouraged by the response.
Chris Waye and his family have a been a huge help in this new endeavor. Chris has been heading up the outreach, while I have been focusing more on the teaching and administration.
So far, between ourselves and a local delivery company, we have distributed about 42,000 pieces of literature in the local area. We are hoping to get out another 64,000 by the end of June.Please pray that God will bring forth fruit from our efforts.
This month, we have several visitors coming to help us. Jessica Wachter, a member of our home church, will be coming for a six month internship. Jeff Bush will also be bringing a team over for the annual London Vision Tour on June 14-21.
The Lord is continuing to bless the work in Northern Ireland. The church there in Derry/Londonderry recently celebrated their 6th anniversary. The church is continuing to see visitors and new folks come.
Thank you for all of your prayers and support.
– Travis & Teri Snode
- God’s blessing on the evangelistic Bible studies in Eltham
- Souls to be saved and men that we can train for the ministry
- Our co-labourers Chris and Sherry Waye
- Pastor James Wilson and NW Baptist in Derry, Northern Ireland
- Jessica Wachter coming to intern
- Vision Tour team coming to help us June 14-21