After reading the birth of Jesus from Luke for the first time, a young muslim man confessed that this was a more powerful history than any other history book he has read from Islam. B has made the decision to leave Islam and takes steps to discover who this Jesus is and what does it mean to follow Him. Please pray for B as it is a decision that would separate him from his family and people.
Two weeks ago, the Iowa team arrived entering Europe for their first time. Dante, Lindsey and Leah have been laboring well, soaking it all in, and eager to meet new people. As we cultivate God’s presence in this neighborhood, we are engaging people in a worldview survey to learn more about their perspective and values. We are looking for prepared hearts to hear the gospel. We have talked with people from AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, MOROCCO, SYRIA, SOUTH KOREA, UGANDA, CONGO, SOMALIA and more. All of them have already had chances to share their story and God’s story of hope. Please pray for them: Dante as he returned to the states today; and Lindsey and Leah will stay through August 4th.
The Lord has provided an amazing place to make home. Please join me in praising Him for His provision. This is where the new plant has begun. The teaching job has paused for the next 6 weeks. I am thankful to engage the ministry full time and take more steps in seeing Him establish His bride in this neighborhood.
Please pray for :
- New people with open hearts to come to church and meet Jesus
- Communication with local churches that we would support one another and labor in unity for the Kingdom expansion in this area
- For B’s safety as he takes steps to follow Jesus
- For Lindsey and Leah as they labor here
- Riverbend will send a team July 28th-August 7th
- I will take vacation mid-July
Thank you for laboring with me in prayer and support. This work exists because of your generosity and encouragement!