Heritage Presbyterian Church is preparing to organize in the near future, and several men have completed officer training. Pray that the Lord will bless the organization progress. Also pray for continued peace and unity within the congregation. There have been a good number of visitors lately from a variety of backgrounds. One couple is preparing to join the congregation. Attendance is in the eighties and the congregation’s current facility seats slightly more than that. Pray for wisdom as The people have given generously, and finances are strong. One covenant child was baptized recently, and several more babies are due in the coming months. Pray for the Myers family as Mike will be away for two weeks fulfilling his duties as a chaplain in
South Austin Presbyterian Church has moved from the school where they met for two years. They now meet in the Sunset Valley City Hall and are saving a significant amount in rent. Praise the Lord for his provision of a less expensive meeting place, which will go a long way towards erasing an expected deficit this year. Three men are nearing the completion of officer training, and Jim hopes that new officers can be installed this summer. There have not been many recent visitors, but the congregation planned for an aggressive outreach effort this year. They are advertising, and have begun sending out about 10,000 mailers every other month. Pray that the Lord will use these efforts to bring in new families. Praise the Lord for unity within the
Lacy serves on the sessions of five mission works in the presbytery. He has been able to visit each one of them in the last few months. Praise God for Lacy’s ability to visit these works and pray for continued safety in traveling. Most of his energies have been invested in the mission work in Winston Salem, NC where he usually preaches 3 of 4 Sundays each month. The group is seeing some growth, having received a new family and had another family from the mother church in Mount Airy commit to the mission work. They've also had a good number of visitors. Lacy has been working with another potential core group in Griffin, GA as they explore their interest in the OPC. The group shows good potential. Pray for wisdom as they consider their
Providence Reformed church recently lost two families. Praise the Lord that nearly 50 people are still gathering for worship each Lord’s Day, and pray that he will send new families to the group. One new resident has begun attending regularly. A second deacon was installed last month. Pray that the Lord will raise up additional local officers to lead the church. The women of the congregation meet regularly for a Bible study. Pastor Kuhfuss and others minister to the elderly at several area nursing homes. Kim is also joined by one or two men each week as he goes to the county jail. He leads one Bible study in the minimum-security area and another in the medium-security area. About 20 men attend. Pray that the Lord will cause these efforts to
Two families will be received into membership on Sunday. The congregation prayed for young families, and now there are 15 children younger than 10. The congregation is beginning to pray for families with older children as well. Tim is meeting regularly with two Dartmouth students who worship at Providence. The congregation has enjoyed connecting with the denomination through work teams coming to help with their building, and visits from David Nakhla and Al Tricarico. A recent group made great progress on an office for Tim. Outreach has been slow. Pray for clarity as plans are made for outreach for the coming year including the possibility of a neighborhood Bible study.