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We are glad to welcome Rev. Miller Ansell, organizing pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Waco, TX, to Home Missions Today and denominational support. Trinity started in 2016 from a number of families with a Presbyterian background. While members have cycled through over the years, Trinity has a solid core of 15 families and has consistent worship of 60+ each Sunday. Rev. Miller Ansell was recently called to continue the work and began his labors in November 2020. The group has stayed strong in the midst of difficulty this last year and continues new membership classes and officer training. He writes, “We would request prayer for our expectant mothers, the completion of officer training and new members classes, outreach efforts, and
Pastor Shane Bennett shares, “Reformation OPC has been worshipping in its new location since September. We are grateful for the space. Last week we moved 75 new chairs into the space, giving us more room to add visitors. This is a great blessing because in the last two months there have been several Sundays where attendance was in the mid to upper 50’s. Pray that we would fill these chairs, even during Covid restrictions.Reformation continues to grow slow and steady. Last week we received a new member at Reformation. Currently I am teaching an inquirers class with six students. Pray that these students would seek to join in membership. Please also pray for the following: That we would be hospitable and welcoming to the stranger and
Pastor Matthew Cotta gives the following update: “Like everyone else, Pasadena OPC has been ill affected by the governmental policies and mandates offered in response to Covid-19. Thankfully, not a single member of our communion has contracted the virus. God has been very merciful. At the same time, jobs were lost, businesses adversely affected, finances strained, savings depleted, and lives changed. Already living in an expensive part of the country, the economic damage inflicted upon society by the principalities and powers of this world has affected us far more than the virus itself. Notwithstanding, God has been pleased to display His power in the midst of our weakness. Over the last few months, our membership numbers have increased.
Heritage OPC continues to experience the Lord’s blessings. Pastor Ethan Bolyard writes, “In my last report, I mentioned the Lord’s provision after we lost our rental space—how two churches in the area graciously allowed us to use their sanctuaries, one in the morning and the other in the evening. We thought the morning arrangement would last only through September, but in God’s mercy the church agreed to let us use their facility through the fall and winter also. This extension has enabled our building committee to devote more time and energy to completing renovations on our own building. Please pray that the Lord would grant us zeal and wisdom to complete this process soon. Although we long to be in our own facility, we are reminded that