Give praise to God with Regional Home Missionary Larry Oldaker who is able to see clearly for the first time in about four years. After noticing blurred vision, he went to his eye doctor and eventually a specialist who was able to find an eyeglass prescription, which, in addition to eye therapy, has finally corrected his vision. Larry says, “I’m thankful that God provided a doctor to work with me and get me to this point.” Pray too for Larry’s work in Huron, Ohio. He asks us to pray that God will bring new families to the group that is worshiping there.
Pastor Chad Mullinix is encouraged by the testimonies he hears from those who have joined Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. Several more people have recently joined the church, and a few young families have been attending. One single man who was recently introduced to the Reformed faith has expressed thankfulness for the way he has been warmly received by the congregation. The ladies of the church have begun a twice-monthly Bible study, and several women who had not been to Holy Trinity are attending the study. Pray that the congregation will respond to God’s word, not only by growing in grace, but also by reaching out to lost friends and neighbors. The congregation will gather for a fellowship night during which they will they will
Fifteen new members joined Shiloh OPC last month and visitors continue to come to worship. Organizing Pastor Gabe Fluhrer reports that many of those visitors are neighbors or coworkers of members. The congregation is also gearing up for two outreach events. This weekend members will be talking with people and handing out literature at a festival. Later this month, Shiloh OPC will host the inaugural Raleigh Reformation Conference with the theme of “Science, Evil and the Environment”. Many who have no affiliation with the OPC have already signed up to attend the conference. The congregation hopes to have more events in the future, but plans have not yet been made because they are searching for a more suitable meeting facility. Please pray for
Robert Arendale arrived in Houston just a few weeks ago. He is serving as the organizing pastor at Cornerstone OPC. This work in the northwest part of the city began a couple of years ago as a Bible study. About 30 people now gather in a day care center for morning worship. Robert hopes to add Bible studies and a prayer meeting to the weekly schedule in the coming months. Please pray that this group, diverse in ethnicity, age and denominational background, will continue to grow together, and that they will enjoy increasing fellowship throughout the week – not just on the Lord’s day. Pray too that the congregation will increase in their evangelistic focus.
Living Hope OPC has been in its new location on the main corner in Beamsville for about a month. Praise God for this new worship location, which is in in a youth center. Pastor Doug Bylsma is involved in the ministry of the youth center. A coffee shop in the front of the building supports the Christian youth center. Invitations were sent out announcing the new location resulting in twenty visitors at the morning service and sixteen more at the afternoon service. Pray that God will use this prominent location to build his church. Doug recently lead a camping trip for the young people of Living Hope and their mother church, Grace Covenant OPC of Sheffield. The trip capped a season of successful youth group activities. Pray that