We warmly welcome Nicholas and Rosemarie Lammé to the Home Missions Today prayer rotation. Rev. Nick Lammé, formerly a missionary in Costa Rica, was called by the Presbytery of the Southwest to serve as the new Houston Harvey Evangelist. He arrived in Houston on November 11 and is beginning his outreach in Spring, TX. There are 7-8 families in one neighborhood where the OPC has had a focus of diaconal hurricane relief ministry. Nick will seek to launch things there with friendship, visits, and a Christmas open house. In the coming days he also plans to visit the three OPC works in Houston to ask for prayer and to report on initial matters. Nick’s wife, Rosie, and their four children will not arrive from Costa Rica until early January due to
What did Moses mean when he wrote, “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself...”? (Lev 19:34 ESV). Perhaps a better question is, how shall we do this? This week in Clarkston, this love, born out of the Person and work of Christ, looked like taking a Congolese mother of three, before sunrise, to an appointment with a potential employer. It looked like helping a Syrian couple navigate the terms of their lease so they could move their family. It looked like giving children from the Middle East and Africa homework help. It looked like helping asylum seeking neighbors from Kinshasa, Congo with their feverish one year old daughter. It looked like delivering a washing machine to
Despite a recent and unexpected format change at the station, Bill shares the praise that they finally worked out a contract with the former WLIE radio so that they can continue broadcasting Bill’s show, A Visit to the Pastor’s Study(VTPS). They will also now be producing a 26-minute weekly “Open Forum” program which will be made available to all Christian radio stations through Amb-OS, the largest satellite provider of Christian programming. This will enable any OPC or NAPARC congregation to use the program for local radio outreach— one of their original goals when they began the program two years ago. Pray for the promotion of the weekly VTPS program and for its impact in the metropolitan New York area. Also, at its November meeting the
Please be in prayer for Steve Doe, the regional home missionary for the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic. Recently he visited the doctor with some concerns regarding his heart, and they scheduled a triple bypass for Friday, November 9. Due to complications from the surgery, he suffered a heart attack and needed a second open heart surgery – all of this occurring within one day. Steve is slowly improving, though he is currently in the ICU with a ventilator. He is likely facing a slow and difficult recovery. Pray for healing for Steve, and pray for strength and encouragement for his wife, Joanie, and their children and grandchildren.
Much of what was shared in Pastor Bennett’s last report remains the same. God is faithfully growing Neon Reformed Presbyterian Church, to his glory and praise. Pastor Bennett and two church members continue to do walk-up evangelism on the campus of Alice Lloyd College. This past week they were able to share the gospel with four students over the course of two hours! Neon RPC has two weekly outreach Bible studies, one with five students at ALC each Friday and the other with four students in Pikeville every other Wednesday. During the last week of September Neon RPC had a booth at the Mountain Heritage Festival in Whitesburg, KY, which attracts over 10,000 visitors annually. They handed out literature and made contacts with folks in the