Pastors and praying friends
The British summer is flying by here and we have kept very busy since arriving back in May. In July we held a community outreach barbecue with the goal of making as many contacts with locals as possible. We were very pleased to see over 150 people come out and take part, allowing us to engage in many conversations with those within our community. This gave us a great chance to meet and speak to people that otherwise we may never have the chance to interact with. It has been great to see a couple already come to the church as a direct result of this event. Pray for the many that came that we may have more opportunity share the gospel with those in need.
We were grateful for pastor Bill Edwards and the volunteers from Gospel Baptist Church in Greenville, OH that spent a week with us in July. They were extremely helpful and encouraging to our people. Pastor Bill taught on missions in the local church and the great need for discipleship. This teaching was very beneficial to those within our young church. We are so thankful for ministry partners like Gospel that seek to make long term investments in the ministry here.
As many of your children are returning back to school this week, ours have just begun summer holidays here in England as the school term ends much later than in America. We were able to spend a few days away as a family and are grateful for a time of refreshment. This week we are back at work in the ministry. We are just a month or so away from the official organization of the church plant here. This will be a big day for us and we are expecting several to be baptized on this special day.
Finally, do keep in your prayers our future work here in London. We are asking the Lord for wisdom, direction, and an open door for either a church plant location or an opportunity help revitalize a struggling church without a pastor, of which there are many in this city. We are actively working in this direction and are excited about the days ahead.
Thank you for your continued prayer and support for our family and ministry!
Chris and Sherry Waye
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