Ministry Update: Evangelism Update, Youth Work, Winter Festival
Thank you for your continued prayers for us and the work here in the UK. Here are a few updates and prayer requests:
- Building: We are still waiting to hear back from LCM about our proposal of what we can pay to rent the building. Once we do, we hope to get a date for when we can move in and start using the building.
- Outreach Event: This Saturday, our church is hosting a stall at the Downham Winter Festival. This festival is from 11am to 4pm at the local leisure centre. We are going to give out prize bags, provide a game for children, and have a draw/raffle for a Christmas hamper/basket. We are hoping to meet lots of people from the community and invite them to our church Christmas services.
- Youth Work: We have three young men who come regularly every Saturday to our youth meeting. The format of the meeting is quite informal. We eat snacks and talk about the Bible. They are allowed to ask me any questions as long as I can answer from the Bible. This week, we looked at the scientific accuracy of the Bible (long before science caught up!)
- Literature Distribution: This week, we finished putting out a batch of 20,000 invitations/tracts! But no time to rest, we have another 5,000 church tracts and 5,000 Christmas invites coming this week!
- Important Links:
- I put up a blog post on Training for World Evangelism about “How to Survey a City. If you are interested in reading it, go here.
- Jessica Watcher has been interning and helping us here in London for the last six months. She leaves in a few weeks. She has been a real blessing and help to us and the work here. You can read a blog post she wrote about things she learned and “unlearned” in her time here.
Things to pray for:
- Souls to be saved and lives changed by the truth
- Our colabourers, Chris and Sherry Waye
- Jessica Wachter, who has been interning with us for 6 months and returns to America at the end of this month.
- Everything to go well with the transition to the new building for Downham Baptist
- Winter Festival outreach taking place this Saturday – 13th Dec from 11am-4pm
- God’s blessings on our Christmas outreach and services – 21st Dec: Carol Service, 25th Dec: Christmas Day Service
- The Saturday football outreach and youth meeting, especially two young men who came for the first time last Saturday.
- Provision of finances for the new church plant in Downham and for special opportunities at Northwest Baptist in Derry/Londonderry