We are excited about the early days of a new church plant here in London. Last week we held our first preliminary meetings as we are beginning to get the word out. Since then, we have given out several thousand invites and are trying to spread the news as fast as possible. Please pray with us for this new endeavor that we will make an impact in this part of southeast London with the Gospel of Jesus.
I would also ask that you pray specifically for a very important meeting that we will be in tomorrow. One of the difficulties in church planting here in the UK, London specifically, is finding a meeting place. With astronomical real estate and rental prices, the options are pretty limited in what we can afford. This leaves us with few options, most of which lead to hourly rentals of community centers and limited meeting times. However, just one street over from where we are currently meeting sits a vacant building that is owned by the London City Mission. Tomorrow, we meet with them about the possibility of using this building for the church plant. I can’t begin to tell you how big this would be for this church plant, as it would enable us much more freedom and flexibility, allowing for more opportunities to get involved in the community.
Pray with us, please, about the planting of Downham Baptist Church, and specifically this meeting tomorrow.