Living Hope Church | Scotland
Remnant Church | Leesburg, FL
An update from Pastor Ryan:
Thanks for reaching out. I have been blessed and encouraged by the support of Greenbriar Church for the last year. God has been gracious in the midst of this pandemic, providing all that we need to continue the mission of reaching the city of Leesburg. We have been asking the Lord to clearly define the “how” as we seek to fulfill his calling to join him at work here. We feel more and more certain about the direction he’s been leading us towards, we just ask that you continue to pray that we might be led by the Spirit of God as we join the work of God. We are preparing to do a soft launch in October which will give us an opportunity to begin the process of how Remnant will be used in 2021 and beyond. I am looking forward to see how God moves through us!
Reconciliation Church | Knightdale, NC
An update from Pastor Russell:
Please pray for us in planting during this pandemic. We are scheduled to launch this Fall. God is meeting us as we gather outside to walk through the book of Jonah. I have a pastor who has decided to join me in planting Reconciliation Church. Please pray that I am able to continue to raise the financial resources we need. Also, pray that I will be able to raise 1/3 of the new person’s salary so that he could join our staff (16K).
Rescue Mission Church | Barranquilla, Colombia
Iglesia Reformada Calvary | Santa Marta, Colombia
An update from Pastor Edison:
I inform you that by the Grace of God we continue to persevere in the Lord and with great desire to continue serving the work of the Kingdom of God in Santa Marta, Colombia. As a family, we ask for prayer for my daughter Sofía Florez, who has been suffering from a skin (armpit) disease called hydradenitis, has been in this for 3 years. Two months ago, she received horizontal surgery on the right armpit to remove the affected skin and assess whether it improves. It has been quite a painful process for my daughter Sofía, who turned 16 in April. Currently, she is treated by a personal nurse who is responsible for cleaning and applying medications to the armpits. The doctors who have seen her recommended moving us because it was very hot where we lived and it does not help her recovery process. This week we managed to rent a house with better ventilation and more space. (We pray that we can fulfill this new commitment)
In relation to the ministerial meeting, we are holding virtual meetings for the life of Facebook and zoom, in this way we keep in touch with the Church. The Colombian government has denied opening to churches due to the pandemic and contagion. It is said that they will not open for this year 2020. As a church we pray to have technological tools to be in contact with our people, we are not adequately prepared with the necessary resources, I am using my phone to make Internet transmissions, We had a small video camera , but it was damaged, its useful life expired.
On the other hand, we have been providing food and some financial resources for 16 families affected by the pandemic, several of these families are unemployed and others have reduced their wages. It is our desire to continue serving in this way, if the Lord so requires.
Regarding the teachings or the sermons, I am teaching the Colossians letter on Sundays, consecutively, we recently finished Philippians. On Friday nights we have various devotional themes, it is a time of prayer, song and meditation on the word. On Wednesdays we are studying at 6pm in zoom with a group of between 15 and 20 brothers, theology classes. We recently finished Pastor John Piper’s book in God’s amazement and started a commentary on the book of Revelation 2 weeks ago, it’s more of a general commentary on each chapter of the book.
Once, thanks for keeping in touch, supporting us, and praying …