Seven members were added to Trinity Presbyterian in March. Praise God for sacrificial giving on the part of the congregation. Pastor Kirklin is thankful for the love that members of the congregation demonstrate for each other. Four people have regularly attended an evangelism reading group and recently finished Intentional by Paul Williams. Pastor Kirklin and his children recently went door-to-door to invite people to worship. RHM Mark Sumpter and Church Planting Intern Miller Ansell have also joined Kirklin in door-to-door outreach efforts, which have led to several good conversations. Pray that the Lord will provide opportunity to follow up on these interactions.
Three people have visited worship after attending a Wednesday evening Bible study. Three others are ready to join Corona OPC and another man is in a membership class. Still another family recently expressed interest in joining. Pray that other regular attenders will also desire to become members. Four men are in an officer training class, and one of them hopes to be taken under care of the Presbytery at its next meeting. Pray for wisdom for these men and their families as they consider whether they are called to serve as officers of the congregation. An outreach BBQ with games will be held Friday evening. Pray that many invited neighbors will attend the event. Pray also that members will remain faithful in regular personal outreach.
Clarkston, GA has become known as the Ellis Island of the South due to the number of nations, languages and cultures represented there. In July 2017, Redeemer OPC in nearby Atlanta called Chris Cashen to serve as an evangelist to refugees in the area. After working to determine what work was already being done, Chris and his wife began teaching an English as a Second Language program in an apartment complex. They also run an after school program helping kids with homework and presenting a Bible lesson two days a week. A Bible study is planned to begin soon. Pray for wisdom in ministering to multiple cultures and people who know very little about the Bible. Pray too that an effective diaconal ministry can be established.
Several people, including two unbelieving relatives of members, attended worship on Easter Sunday after 250 invitation cards were given out. Pray that the visitors will return to worship. Pastor Oldaker recently recorded a number of radio spots, which will dovetail with the congregation’s new introduction video. Plans are being made to put more videos on the congregation’s website. Pray that these outreach efforts will bear fruit. Members of the congregation are seeking to have an outward-looking welcoming attitude towards those around them, and as the weather warms, Pastor Oldaker plans to resume walking on the pier and talking with others enjoying Lake Erie. One covenant child recently made profession of faith. Praise God for his covenant
RHM Bill Shishko asks you to pray that God will add to Harvest OPC in East Haddam, Connecticut. Also, pray for renewed health and strength for Rita Gerber. Praise the Lord for increased listenership of Pastor Shishko’s radio program, “A Visit to the Pastor’s Study” (VTPS), as the programs are now available on SermonAudio. A new Christian radio network is interested in airing VPTS. Pray that the details will be worked out so there will be another outlet to increase the program’s listenership. Pastor Jonathan Shishko of Reformation Presbyterian Church is leading a Bible study at a Colombian Restaurant in Queens near the public school where the church meets. Pray for restaurant staff who have received Bibles and are asking about the Christian