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The close of December also saw the completion of denominational support for one of our long-standing mission works. Pastor Bill Welzien writes: “I have been privileged to shepherd the southernmost Reformed Church in the continental USA for the past 31 years. What is now known as Keys Presbyterian Church (OPC) held its first service on September 10, 1989. The congregation has unanimously voted to receive my letter of resignation effective after the final Sunday of this month. This church is the only reformed witness in this county. The nearest true Presbyterian Church is 120 miles away. I ask you to pray that this work continue to be a beacon in a very dark part of our country. Please pray that the Lord Jesus raise up His man to continue
Grace Reformed Orthodox Presbyterian Church is seeing slow, yet steady growth in the midst of these uncertain times. Pastor Micah Bickford shares that, even though things are still fairly restricted due to COVID, they are encouraged to see some new families joining them each week in worship. Please ask the Lord to continue bringing in people in need of his shepherding care, and that the church would even see five new families join this year. Pastor Bickford also reports the good news that this past Friday, January 15, he was ordained and installed as organizing pastor of Grace Reformed. Praise God! This is an exciting milestone for the church. Thank you for your faithful prayers for the work in Farmington.
Since the last report, the Lord in His kindness has seen fit to answer the Shishko’s prayer that their house would sell so they couldmove closer to The Haven, OPC and its community. Please praise God with them, and pray for all to go smoothly for their move from Malverne, NY (Nassau County) to Deer Park, NY (Suffolk County) in mid-February. Pastor Shishko writes: “Once we are planted in this new area for community ministry, pray that we begin by getting to know our neighbors and communicating to them that The Gospel Comes With a House-Key. And while we are thankful for the hospitality of the OPC in Bohemia for letting us use its facility for a 1 p.m. Lord’s Day worship service, we very much want to be able to secure a suitable facility for
“God is good, and we are so thankful for His gracious provision for the church,” says Pastor Ron Beabout. Grace and Truth Presbyterian Church continues to come together with a love, excitement, and enthusiasm each week. The sweet fellowship they share is a great encouragement to all. This past Lord’s Day the congregation met for what they called a “Congregational Conversation” where they discussed the restarting of fellowship ministries and their progress toward particularization. Please pray specifically for three men who are undergoing training for the office of elder or deacon. Since October the church has lost one family, whom they miss and are praying for their return if the Lord sees fit. Grace and Truth has also received one family