Last week was our first Core Group meeting! It was an exciting time for us as a church plant. We had the opportunity to gather together (in my living room!) to sing God’s praises, read God’s Word, pray together, and listen to some teaching from 1 Peter 2. All in all, it was an encouraging time. Thank you for your prayers regarding our meeting. We’ll continue meeting together every other week throughout the summer, with the next meeting on June 23rd. Please continue to pray for us on that front. And by all means, if you are interested in the plant, think about joining us for one of our meetings!
We had one new family attend our June 9th meeting, and they are planning to come back on the 23rd. If you remember, we are asking the Lord to add 2-4 families to our Core Group by the end of the summer. So, maybe the Lord is beginning to answer our prayers! Please continue to pray that the Lord would add to our group as he sees fit. And please pray that we would trust him and be faithful to build in to those who are already committed to this work.
Just in the last week, we have had two different families ask about giving financially to Midtown Baptist. This was unexpected and encouraging! With both Daniel and I working, we don’t have pressing needs for salary (at least for the time being). But we do have financial needs for a possible meeting location, website, and other practical matters. So, would you pray with us that God would provide financially for Midtown Baptist? And pray that we would be good stewards of the funding that we are already receiving.
Here are other various prayer requests:
- Pray that the Lord would open doors for us to speak the gospel, and that we would be bold and courageous to speak (Col. 4:3-6).
- Pray that the Lord would continue to show us favor in the State Convention sponsorship process. We are currently in the process of filling out the necessary application forms, which is longer than we expected!
- Pray for our Core Group meeting on June 23rd. Daniel will be teaching through key sections of Colossians in connection with ourMission statement.
- Pray for our meeting July 8 concerning a potential building/meeting space.
- Pray that we would continue to trust the Lord, walking by faith not by sight.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We are humbled by how many of you have expressed your support and encouragement! Thank you for that.
Soli Deo Gloria,