May 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, There is never a dull moment in the work of church planting. Downham Baptist entered 2018 full of enthusiasm as a newly constituted church. Though the Lord has richly blessed the church, the last several months have not been without their challenges. Thankfully, though the resolve of the church was […]

March 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, The Lord continues to bless the work here in southeast London. We are grateful that more people are getting involved in ministry and discipleship. We have also had a few new people start coming to the church, for which we are grateful. At the start of February, we had a […]

Northwest Baptist Church Building Update

It has been some time since I have given an update on the building for Northwest Baptist Church in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The reason is that, though we were looking nearly every week for suitable buildings, we had found none. Today we have some exciting news! Just in the past few days we have entered […]

December 2017 Prayer Letter

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, We continue to thank God for His blessings. Two more folks recently became members of the church, and we expect several others to join in the next few months. Also, several more people completed the first level of the Foundations discipleship program. This program helps ground people in the Word, […]

Romania Trip | Job Series | Gibbons Visiting

Last week, a team of eight people from our church went on a missions trip to Romania. We had a great time visiting with Missionary Johnny McGeorge-Oanta, Pastor Remus Oanta, the team of Christian workers, and the various local churches. Johnny visited our church recently and shared about the work there. It was great to […]

Snode Ministry Update

It is so exciting to watch God build and grow His church. I really enjoy helping people discover and use their spiritual gifts, and then watch as God uses them in the ministry. Since the constitution of the church last month, we have continued to see good progress with people inviting their friends to church, […]

Snode Prayer Letter – October 2017

Dear Pastors & Praying Friends, September was an amazing month! In many ways, it was the culmination of the last three years’ worth of work. We officially constituted the church with thirteen charter members and four people being baptized! It was wonderful to have a number of friends and pastors from other churches come and […]

£500/$670 Donated!

We made offers on two buildings over a week ago. We are still waiting to hear about one, but the other wrote to say our offer was accepted.  Unfortunately, shortly after making the offer we found out that the building is listed historical building and probably would not be very suitable for a church, so […]

Constitution Services – 4 Baptised, 12 Joined!

Since January, we have been teaching about and preparing for this past weekend – the official constitution services of our church. On Saturday, we had a Celebration Service to which we invited friends from various churches around us. It was great to have nine different pastors attend the service, seven of which are pictured below. […]