Psalm 121.1-2 says, ‘I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.'
Those verses so wonderfully represent the cry of the Emerging Nations team. We serve the Lord of the harvest, who holds the whole world in His hands, and oh how we need Him in our endeavours.
With another full month ahead then, here’s how you can be praying for us…
Please pray for the many pastors and wives who will be gathering from around the world for the Sovereign Grace Pastors Conference in Orlando, November 5th - 7th. Please pray for their travel, and once there, that the conference would provide for them a wonderful time of refreshing and encouragement. Please pray that God would give us many opportunities to care for one another and strengthen our global relationships, and that we’d be increasingly united and strengthened in the wonderful gospel mission we share.
Please pray for Joselo Mercado, Lead Pastor of Iglesia Gracia Soberana in Gaithersburg, as he and his son Joey head to Quertaro Mexico in early November, for a Lifeway sponsored conference on discipleship. They are expecting over 2,500 people. Joselo will be preaching alongside Miguel Nuñez, and a few other very well respected pastors in Latin America. Joselo will preach on marriage, discipleship and evangelism. After that, Josleo will visit a fellow SGC church in Silao, Mexico where he will teach a marriage conference, as well as preach in their Sunday service. Pray for much fruit at the conference and for Pastor Manolo Quintal of Silao to be encouraged by his visit.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Brazil as they look to launch our very first Sovereign Grace Music album in Portuguese this month. Please pray for Steve Cook as he looks to finalise the project and for all those involved in distribution. Would this album be a great blessing to all those in Brazil and beyond.
Please pray for myself (Dave Taylor), Andrew Leung (my Executive Assistant) and his Dad, John Leung, as we head to South Korea & Hong Kong at the end of November. The trip to South Korea will be a time of serving Songhwan, Lead Pastor of Lord’s Grace Church in Seoul, his Church, and a growing number of Church Planters that he’s seeking to build into. Our trip to Hong Kong is then a ‘Church Planting Exploratory Trip’ as we look and dream together, asking the Lord for wisdom and direction for the future, and building relationally with a number of Hong Kong Pastors.
… May the One who made the heavens and the earth provide all that we need. What a wonderful King He is!