The year of 2020 was already feeling like a year of adjustment for home missions in the Presbytery of Philadelphia, and then Covid-19 arrived and presented new variables for this field of ministry. Regional Home Missionary Dave Holmlund has one on-going ministry site in Mountain Top (PA) – part of the broader Scranton area – but it is taking time to develop this group of solid and committed families into the size needed to sustain ongoing Sunday worship services. In the meantime, it is simply a mid-week Bible study with various attempts to build more bridges in the community. Long term there seem to be ripe fields for home missions in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia as well as in southern Delaware. Pray for the Lord’s blessing on exploratory work, relationship building, and outreach in all these places. Please also pray for a growing zeal in established congregations to take up direct involvement in home missions as a fruit of an emphasis upon local witness. Pray as well for God’s blessing upon the ministry of organizing pastor Greg O’Brien and Christ Church Downingtown as this mission work seeks to care for sheep and gather in the lost.