We're about a month out from the launch of the first church plant here in Querétaro. Last month we met with Gerardo, the new lead pastor and worked on pre-launch plans. During this time we chose a name for the new church: Iglesia Cristiana La Viña (Vineyard Christian Church).
Gerardo and his family will be back in Querétaro for a jam packed weekend of preparation. We will spend all day Saturday, April 21 in a planning meeting withpre-launch preparations. On Sunday April 22, we will announce the vision and plans for the new church plant with the UCM church. Héctor and Pastor Josh have spoken personally with every family in the congregation and we will present Pastor Gerardo to the congregation and celebrate the new project together after the service.
Please pray for our team as we are in the home stretch before launch on May 20!
To support our new church plant, Joy has been organizing a focused prayer team. Every week, specific prayer requests are sent out to team members. If you're interested in participating with Iglesia Cristiana La Viña in this important way, send me an email and I'll make sure you receive specific weekly requests.
One key part of the IMPACTOnetwork project is the development of church planters through the residency program. After AVANZA, we invited Andres and Bitia to be our first residents. The program begins in August and they are currently working on raising funds to participate. Please pray for their efforts!
Life is starting to settle into our new normal of crying, feeding, bouncing and lots of kisses. Héctor is back at the IMPACTOnetwork office and Joy is working on projects as much as naps allow. Thank you for your support of family and church planting ministry!