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Mission: Church Planting
It seems no time since the last bulletin and yet much has happened. We hosted a team of ten people from Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church, from 11 to 18 July. This proved to be a helpful time enabling new contacts to be developed with some teenagers in a nearby housing estate, surveys and conversations on the streets and encouraging fellowship with those who frequent Comunidade Pedras Vivas (CPV).
Following a welcome time of holidays, the CPV team are gearing up for a busy September. A new sermon series on the letters to the seven churches in Revelation will begin in September as well as a six-week series of membership preparation classes. We give thanks to God for the two Portuguese converts who will be baptised, the other three or four Portuguese Christians and the four to six Brazilian Christians who will also be received as members. We are a mixed bunch so please pray that these classes will be a means to set out clearly the vision and understanding of CPV for those who wish to become members.
The CPV team will also be taking time to pray and plan outreach activities for the remainder of 2018 with the focus on using the homes of “members” as a meeting point to invite friends and family to explore Christianity. Please pray for wisdom and creativity, and that those are part of CPV will be enthusiastic about this possibility.
September also means back to school for Alana and for Lucy. Lucy will be sitting seven IGCSEs in June 2019, having completed two other IGCSEs this year. Pray for Heather as she coordinates Lucy’s home-school programme and for Alana as she returns for her second year at Ulster University in Belfast
Give thanks for a time of refreshment for the CPV team.
September also means back to school for Alana and for Lucy. Lucy will be sitting seven IGCSEs in June 2019, having completed two other IGCSEs this year. Pray for Heather as she coordinates Lucy’s home-school programme and for Alana as she returns for her second year at Ulster University in Belfast.
Photo: Adelaide Road Team to Portugal
Give thanks for the outreach activities with the team from Adelaide Road Dublin in July and pray for the follow up of new contacts.
Pray for the six-week membership classes beginning on 9 September.
Pray for the possibility of using homes as a meeting point for friends and family to explore Christianity.
Pray for Alana’s return to Ulster University in Belfast and for Lucy’s home schooling.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them” Matt 18:20