March 15, 2017
Please Pray: Pro Deo, El Jubileo, Renewal, and City Church
Dear praying friends and family,
First, thank you for your prayers for the new churches that are launching this year.
It’s been a good, busy season. Here are some bullet points:
I was in Cape Town, South Africa last month for the launch of Pro Deo Church. It was an excellent first Sunday! Read more about Cape Town, lead pastor Louis Scheepers, and the launch.
As I write this, I am on my way back from visiting one of the churches — Iglesia Cristiana El Jubileo – that my family helped to plant in Pachuca (Greater Mexico City), Mexico. It was a joy for me to visit the church, to see it entirely led and resourced by the local congregation, and to celebrate its tenth anniversary with old friends.
In Chicago where we live, two-year-old Renewal Church recently held a special service that addressed how the Christian good news relates to matters of race and ethnicity, and there was a great response from members and visitors. Also, Renewal is about to change locations because it is outgrowing its current space!
Next week, I will be in Lagos, Nigeria with a partnership team to visit City Church, which officially launched Sunday services in February. Read more about Lagos, City Church, and lead pastor Femi Osunnuyi.
Often, I can’t believe the work that is being accomplished in these and other communities. I hope that these bullet points will help inform your prayers for us as we serve to establish new churches in needy communities around the world!
Thank you always for your steadfast partnership in the gospel.
PS: The photo is at Iglesia Cristiana El Jubileo’s tenth anniversary service. 250 people were present!
Praise for 2016 • Prayer for 2017
Dear Praying Friends and Family, I’m sure that you have also seen the many different tweets, posts, and articles decrying 2016 as a terrible year.
Please Pray: the Purpose and Potential of Church Planting
Dear praying friends and family, Usually I send out bullet points, because those are the kinds of posts and emails that I often prefer to read