We are pleased to welcome to denominational support the Rev. Paul Mourreale, organizing pastor of Covenant Reformed Church in West Plains, Missouri. Paul is married to Sarah and they have four children: Abigail (12), Silas (10), Matthias (8), and Grace (6). The groundwork for the mission work began roughly four years ago when Dr. Curtis Horstman, a ruling elder at Sovereign Grace Reformed Church (mother church in Doniphan 70 miles to the east) had the idea of starting a Bible study in hopes that it might become a mission work. When that fell through, Dr. Horstman then had the idea of recruiting an OPC minister to teach at the local Christian school with hopes of developing a work in West Plains. After about two years of conversations, Paul came to West Plains in July 2018 and began teaching at the school that fall. In March 2019, they began a monthly Bible study and began to form a core group. They began meeting for Lord’s Day worship on September 22. Right now, Covenant is looking to get her feet back under her (like everyone) after dealing with Covid-19. You can pray that they would be diligent to learn and grow together, that God’s pleasure would be upon their work, and that Covenant Reformed Church might make a strong impression for the Gospel on their community.