Pastor Jon (Lauryn) Shishko arrived in Queens in August 2011 as an intern. After his ordination in September 2012, he continued to serve alongside Brad Hertzog at Reformation Presbyterian Church (OPC). After a very difficult year due to ministry challenges and the death of several of his family members, Brad has resigned to seek spiritual refreshment. Pray that the Lord will continue to bless Brad and refresh him. RefPres meets at PS 173, Fresh Meadows Elementary School. With a few politicians leaving office, Pastor Shishko sees less of a push to keep churches from renting New York City public schools. Still, the congregation is looking to move to a more permanent facility. Pray that the Lord will provide a good meeting place. The congregation is again holding their BBQ&A in a large, local park. Attendance has been good at the events, which include free food, a short sermon and a question and answer time. Members of Reformation OPC seek to invite friends to Bible studies and other church happenings. Regularly new visitors attend worship. Five people are preparing to become members. Two covenant children are preparing to profess their faith in Christ. Pray that the Lord would provide local ruling elders.