Dear Pastors & Praying Friends,
Last night, we held our first official service for a new church plant called Downham Baptist Church. The Lord blessed with a family of four visiting with us. We met them during the week while out door-knocking, and it was a real joy to have them visit with us.
We passed out about 9,000 invitations last week in preparation for the service, and we plan to be out in the community every week meeting people and inviting them.
The Lord has provided a local community centre for us to use until we can arrange something more permanent. There is a vacant church building in the area that we are hoping we might can use for the church plant. We should know something about this building by the end of the month. Please make this a special matter of prayer, as having a proper church building would be a huge blessing.
God has provided the financial needs for the church plant to this point. There are still several items for which we need help. If you would like to give toward them, we would greatly appreciate it.
On Thursday, 4 September, we will be ordaining Pastor James Wilson into the ministry. This is very exciting as it is another step toward Northwest Baptist Church in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland becoming an indigenous church. Please continue to pray for the work there, and for God’s continued blessings on the church. Myself, Chris Waye, and my pastor, Austin Gardner, will be flying to Derry for the ordination. If you would like to say some words of encouragement to James, you can email him at
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. We are so grateful for all that you do.
– Travis & Teri Snode
Giving Opportunities for New Church Plant
$300 – Hymnbooks $200 – Pew Bibles $130 – Offering bags
- $850 – Digital piano
- $670 – 60,000 invitations
- $670 – 40,000 gospel tracts
- $680 – Delivery of first mailer
- $680 – Delivery of second mailer
*All contributions for the new church plant can be sent to:
- USA: MWBM, PO Box 519, Braselton, GA, 30517 (Memo: “London Church Plant”)
- UK: Vision Baptist Ministries, 47 Felhampton Rd, London, SE9 3NT (Memo: “London Church Plant”)