Pastors and praying friends,
We have had a very busy and productive summer here in London. The family is all doing well, and the kids went back to school today. Sherry and I are prepping ourselves as best we can to raise teenagers, which will begin in November!
We were blessed to host a team from America in July. Gospel Baptist and pastor Bill Edwards brought a group for the second year in a row. They were a tremendous help to us here at both churches in Downham and Chelsea. Pastor Bill has become a great friend over the years and is a real encouragement to our family. The longer I am in ministry the more I realize the value of good friends who will both challenge and edify.
In August, Lawson and I were able to take part in an annual conference in the north of England. ‘Reach’ is led by a pastor friend of ours, Alan Campbell, who has a real passion for evangelism, discipleship, and missions. Reach is a week-long intensive training focused in all three of these areas filled with practical teaching/preaching followed by street evangelism. It was encouraging to see such a group of young people with a real desire to reach this country with the gospel.
This month I will have the privilege of preaching for the one-year anniversary of when Downham Baptist was officially organized. It has been wonderful to see how God has worked in the life of the church since its start with just two families four years ago. Please continue to pray for the work there!
We are continuing to serve at the church in Chelsea and covet your prayers for the future there. We are still dealing with the issues mentioned in previous letters, but are trusting the Lord for wisdom going forward. We have big decisions to make regarding the church’s future and our long term involvement there, but we trust the Lord will give us clarity in due time. Meanwhile, we will keep pressing on, preaching the gospel, and doing all we can to make disciples of Christ.
We are so thankful for your prayers and support, and we know that without them what we do here would not be possible.
Chris & Sherry Waye
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