Wow! November has been a wonderful month! Eight believers followed Christ in baptism, 1 man professed Christ, a baby was dedicated, 40 attended the second game night, and 83 people (10 first-time visitors) worshipped with us at the special service of thanksgiving! As we have moved into December, we are currently planning some special church events to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Our prayer is that people will be saved as we share the message of Hope!
Recently the city of Freetown is filling with visitors as many Sierra Leoneans living outside the country return home for the holidays. While the traffic is outrageous at times and the electrical grid is overburdened, we are vividly reminded of the great opportunity we have to share the Good News. As we move into the Christmas season, we anticipate God continuing to work in big ways during this special time of year.
- Discipleship of new believers & upcoming church events
- Property search for a new church plant & sports outreach ministry
- Our family and extended family in the US during this first Christmas season overseas
We’ve been back in Sierra Leone a full month, and our life is finally settling into something of a routine. This month, we opened the church doors and hosted the first “Game Night.” It was a great time of fun and fellowship with nearly forty people (including several guests) in attendance. Some of these guests have returned for the Sunday morning services. It’s exciting to see God strengthening the fellowship among church members while also introducing new people. We pray that the visitors will continue coming and remain open to the Gospel message. We are anticipating the next “Game Night” planned for late November as well as a special service dedicated to thanking God for all of His many blessings.
These past weeks we’ve also seen one young man make a profession of faith in Christ as well as several express their need for baptism. We are beyond blessed to witness God working in these lives! Soon we will be holding baptism services for these believers.
Moving forward, the search for property for a new church plant as well as launching a sports ministry continues . Location on the peninsula and accessibility to a main road are imperative. Traditionally, real estate searches in Sierra Leone can be complex and the process is very time consuming, but we trust in our Lord’s perfect timing and plan.
- Discipleship of new believers
- Property search for the next church plant
- Upcoming events at the church