Downham Baptist Church is continuing to move forward. We are really building up toward our official organisation and constitution services taking place September 16-17th. We are excited that our pastor, Austin Gardner, and a group from our sending church, Vision Baptist Church, are planning to be here for these special services. We want to invite others who have prayed and supported the work here in SE London to join us. The Saturday service (16th September) will be at 3pm and is particularly designed for friends from other churches to attend and encourage us. Please pray for wisdom as we disciple and prepare the folks for membership.
Next month, Chris and Sherry Waye and their four children are moving to London to serve here again through evangelism, discipleship, and church planting/revitalisation. They helped us plant Downham Baptist Church in 2014/15, and we are very excited to work together with them again to reach people for Christ across the UK. Please pray for their move. You can find more info about their ministry at www.chriswaye.com.
The new building for Northwest Baptist Church in Northern Ireland is still in the works. We have been raising funds for the building for a while now, and God has graciously provided $52,248.39! We only lack $22,275.61 to achieve our initial goal of $75,000! Unfortunately, one building that we had been striving to buy has not worked out. James Wilson is continuing to view various buildings, and we would ask that you pray for wisdom. The challenge is finding a building that is affordable, appropriate, and will be approved for church use. So far any suitable buildings have been either too expensive or not zoned in such a way that we could easily get the zoning changed to church use. We are confident that the Lord will open a door at the right time. Please continue to make this a matter of prayer.
Please continue to pray for the salvation of souls. Pray for several people we are discipling as they head toward salvation and baptism decisions. Pray for those who are considering joining the church. And please pray for those who are considering ministry and getting more involved in the work of the church. Finally, please pray for the outreach we do each week. We are always meeting people who need Jesus. Pray for hearts to be opened to the gospel.