2011 is just around the corner, and I can’t tell you how excited I am about serving God right now and about what the Lord has in store for us this next year, if He tarries His coming. We are planning some exciting ventures into our city starting this Christmas.
Some of you may remember how God gave us a great opportunity this summer during our Summer Celebration 4 Kids to reach out into our city. During the week, we had a high of 83 people and 77 people on the Sunday following. You can read more about what God did here.
This Christmas, we are planning to host a Christmas Party in one of the areas of our city that was most responsive during our SC4K – the Hazelbank and Ballymagroarty area. At the Party, we are planning to tell the story and significance of Christ’s birth, sing some Christmas carols, enjoy tea and biscuits, and give away a Christmas bag to every young person under the age of 16. We are also planning to give away some larger gifts like Christmas hampers in a free prize draw for the adults who are in attendance. The purpose of this party is to reach out in that community and share Christ’s love to them in a practical way. We are hoping to get to meet alot of families and share with them about other plans we have for the area of the city in the new year.
Would you please pray with us for God to open doors for a meeting place, provide the money necessary for this venture, and use our efforts to produce eternal change? We are going to need about £400 ($650) to cover the cost of this initial outreach into the cityside. If you would like to help with this, you can click on the paypal link on the right of this blog or send your check to Northwest Baptist Church (10 Fountain St., Derry, BT48 6QX, Northern Irealand) or Macedonia World Baptist Missions (PO Box 519, Braselton, GA, 30517, USA).
There are many other ways that you can be involved. We need your help. We are planning to start a Sunday school in that area, run buses to collect children, and visit amongst the people of this area on a regular basis. Let us know if you are interested in helping out with this exciting opportunity. We will talk more about what God is stirring us up to do on Sunday in the services.
Read about what God is doing in other places around the world at bcwe.org.