Posted by: Jack | August 17, 2015

Connected…

Connected … how can we connect better with our neighborhood and our city? How can we connect meaningfully with one another as believers? How do we stay vitally connected with Christ? These core questions help us focus in the coming season in the Baptist church in Maastricht.

Our church praying for several young people connecting with various summer ministries abroad

Our church praying for several young people connecting with various summer ministries abroad

Several of our church members had a series of meetings with people from the neighborhood where we now meet in ‘their’ Catholic church. We were surprised by their warm welcome towards our church, and their invitation to get involved with them in neighborhood activities. These are social events that help us connect with people living right around our building, an opportunity like I have never seen before in our dominantly Roman Catholic area. We pray for spiritual openness to share not just our lives but also the gospel.

And then, serving together like this draws us together as believers. We get connected at deeper levels with one another. And again, this connects us more intimately with Jesus because we need his forgiveness, grace and empowerment to serve one another and our city in good harmony and with a clear testimony. Thanks for praying with us!

The missionaries and volunteers at the ETF, recognized for their service in the last chapel service of the year

The missionaries and volunteers at the ETF, recognized for their service in the last chapel service of the year

Jack stays ‘connected’ with the ETF. It is always a privilege to serve alongside many other missionaries, guests professors, volunteers and local staff to equip students for ministry.

One other connection: we were contacted by members of the church were we served in the 1990’s – the church is in great need of help, so please pray for wisdom in providing counsel.

For more prayer fuel, please check our prayer page.

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