Pastor Tyler Detrick writes, “First Street continues to bear witness to the gospel in downtown Dayton as we look forward to exciting opportunities in the year ahead. We have much to be thankful for: Visitors continue to come from downtown. Our Quran/Bible discussion continues to generate friendships and gospel-focused discussions with our Muslim neighbors. We were also recently encouraged to see God bear fruit in our work as a woman started visiting First Street with her family, found peace with Christ, and leaned into discipleship opportunities. Praise God for these developments! Please also pray for several upcoming opportunities and needs: Pray that God would use our ESL ministry in the upcoming months as a further means of reaching the
The Lord continues to bless the work at Heritage. Pastor Ethan Bolyard shares the following update: “We have made significant progress on our building renovations. Although we are still working on the bathrooms and fellowship hall, the sanctuary is almost completed. For the time being we still have access to our temporary morning and evening locations, although there is some question about the ongoing availability of the morning facility. Pray that the Lord would continue to provide a place to meet in the coming weeks as we stretch to complete our own building. In the midst of this project, we are excited about various ways in which the Lord is building His church. In addition to the edification of the saints, our prayer is that we (as a
“As the snow and ice freeze Northwest Indiana, Mission Church is grateful for the warmth of the gospel to melt hearts. We are grateful that there is light at the end of this long, dark, winter of 2020,” says Pastor Cavanaugh. He shares, “We are so thankful that we have three families who have been attending regularly and two of them are now coming into membership. Our outreach committee is planning several outreaches for the coming spring; please pray for the next Christianity Explored class and possibly a Discipleship Explored class as well. Please pray for creativity for our outreach committee as we explore how to use our social media well and investigate other online opportunities to reach our community. Mission Church has been praying
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.