Archive for December 23, 2014


Dec 23

Sunrise North Africa – It Begins.

Today marks the day when our first SNAP family hits the ground in North Africa.  Over 5 years of preparing our first SNAP family to mobilize toward the nations, and the day is finally here.  Because of the time difference, they will have already arrived in North Africa by the time you read this.  Please pray for them as they arrive, settle in, adapt to culture, build friendships, share the truth, and Lord willing, see fruit and plant churches.  Lord willing, our second family will hit the field in May/June of 2015.

And appropriately, just last week, as a church we surpassed a total of $500,000 given toward global and local church planting since we began raising funds in 2010.  If you’d like to support this mission but arent yet, it’s easy.  Click here to give one time to church planting or to set up regular giving.  You can read more about these church planting efforts here.

Now and for the coming weeks, please pray specifically for our first SNAP family:

  • That the kids to be able to adjust well, obey quickly, and trust their God through their parents as they move again.
  • That the parents will love each other well in the midst of the stress.
  • That relationships with partners and neighbors will be warm and inviting.
  • That they step right into a harvest!
  • For boldness and fearlessness as they seek to make friends and share the gospel
  • For the Spirit to do great things beyond what we could ask or imagine in North Africa!

Praise be to God that in a small way today, He is answering our prayers for “the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matt 9:38)

May God cause His Sunrise of truth in the gospel, faith in the gospel, and salvation through the gospel rise in North Africa.

 

UPDATE – DECEMBER 24TH

This just in from the SNAP care team Deacon, Greg, who along with his wife and two teenage sons traveled this week to help the G’s move into North Africa.

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles; the G’s are safe and sound in port city just in time to celebrate Christmas. After packing, cleaning, moving 17 bags and 12 carry-ons, trains, planes and autos for 14 hours they are ready to start the work they have been preparing for.

Lots of settling in to do and work to be done but first looking forward to celebrate our Saviors birth with our families. We pray for our DSC family to have a beautiful time remembering the incarnation and a happy new year with friends and family.

Thank you for your prayers and support that makes this possible and may our Lord be glorified.”