Four new members were added to Providence Reformed Church in the last month. Twice, recently, attendance has topped 70 people. Praise the Lord for new visitors, and pray that more will come. The schedule at the movie theater has gotten tighter on Sunday mornings, but there are two church buildings that look like they may be good places to meet. Pray for wisdom as the possible new locations are evaluated. Leadership classes will be starting soon. Several men have been certified to accompany Kim to attend weekly Bible studies at the jail, where as many as 15 inmates attend. Residents at three local nursing homes are also ministered to each week. Pray that the Lord will bless these efforts by drawing people to himself.
Three women from the congregation went to Quebec City to help the Westervelds with English Bible camp earlier this summer. The three college campus Bible studies are breaking for the summer, but plans are being made for a theology conference for all three Bible studies to begin the fall semester. There is still a bit of work to be done on the manse, and the front of the building needs to be refreshed, but funds are limited. The congregation continues to pray that they will become a particular congregation by 2020. One man pulled out of a membership class, but another man has indicated his desire to join. Pastor Bennett has talked with another couple about the possibility of joining as well. Pray that the Lord will add to the number in Neon,
A new family has begun worshipping at San Antonio Reformed Church since being stationed in San Antonio. Two core families have moved out of the area. Pray that finances will remain stable with the changes in membership. Pastor Moody is preparing for the youth group from Trinity OPC in Hatboro, PA, which will arrive in late August for a week of service. The group will run a VBS program in the morning and do various outreach projects in the afternoon. The men in officer training are currently studying the Book of Church Order. The congregation hopes to be able to particularize by the end of the year. A large group from the congregation enjoyed participating in the Presbytery of the Southwest’s recent youth camp.
The men who were nominated for office are reading John Owen’s “Communion with God” and will begin meeting for officer training next month. Pray that the Lord will give wisdom as they spend the next several months in this course. Several families who had been attending worship, but which did not join the congregation, have moved on. Pastor Myers reports that there has been a lull in new contacts. Pray that he will be able to use his time to effectively meet his many responsibilities. Pray too, that the Lord will provide an opportunity for an evangelistic Bible study. Myers is preaching through Genesis in the morning and will soon begin a series on contentment in the evening. Pray that God will bless the congregation with both spiritual and
With the snowbirds gone for the warmer months, Pastor Hausler was extremely encouraged that half of the congregation participated in a recent prayer meeting. The latest men’s breakfast also had a good turnout. There are weekly visitors to worship, some coming after listening to Pastor Hausler’s sermons on sermonaudio.com. Plans are being made for a parenting conference hosted by Christ the King. The congregation has a counseling and Christian education intern this summer. She is working with a women’s shelter, the county jail, a pregnancy center, and church families. Pray that the Lord will bless her work. Pastor Hausler has many opportunities to speak to hurting people throughout Naples. Pray that the Lord will use these conversations to