Sovereign Grace is a family of churches who partner together to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ by planting and strengthening churches throughout the world for the glory of God. As we advance the gospel together, we see its reconciling power as sinners are reconciled first to God, and then to one-another. Reconciling us from different races, backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, the dividing wall of hostility is broken down, and people from different races are made one in Christ (Eph 2.14-16).
In headline, that’s what the work of Emerging Nations is all about and so here’s how you can be praying for us in the month ahead…
Please pray for Pastor Riley Spring and the Sovereign Grace Church Parramatta Planting Team. They were sent out from Sovereign Grace Church, Sydney on 1st September and will be launching public services on Sunday 15th September. Please pray for courage, faith and power from on High so that they can do all that God has called them to do with joy. Please also pray that many would be added to this Church in the days and weeks to come, and that they would together passionately proclaim the glories of the gospel in all that they do.
Please pray for Joselo Mercado, Lead Pastor of Iglesia Gracia Soberana in Gaithersburg, as he heads to Medellin, Colombia, 5-9th September, to participate in the Muestra a Cristo (Show Christ) Conference. They are expecting over 1500 people to attend from all over Latin America. Joselo is one of the main speakers with Miguel Nunez, Bryan Chapel and Juan Sanchez. He is also teaching some breakout sessions on 'preaching with passion' to over 400 delegates. Please pray that he preaches with passion and clarity himself, and continues the good work of building relationally with a number of churches in Colombia who are interested in becoming a part of Sovereign Grace Churches.
Please pray for Carlos Contreras, Senior Pastor of Gracia Soberana de Ciudad Juarez and Regional Leader for Mexico, as he leads a Preaching Workshop for over 70 pastors in Monterrey, Mexico. Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico and the closest to the border with the USA. Carlos has been considering for many years the possibility of planting a church there and so please pray that this opportunity would provide him with the chance to establish new relationships with folk there, in the hope of seeing if God will open a way for them to plant into that huge city.
Please pray for Kyle Huber, Senior Pastor of Greentree Church, New Jersey as he heads to Belarus, 19th Sept - 1st October, to serve alongside Rob Chisholm from Grace City Church, Philadelphia to teach Biblical Theology at the SEE Global’s Leadership Academy. They will be spending extensive time with several churches there, including weekends on training leaders, preaching and bringing encouragement in gospel faithfulness. Their goal in it all is to help churches become healthier by bringing a clearer understanding of biblical leadership, the Church, and gospel ministry.
… May God truly establish the work of our hands. Soli Deo Gloria!