Recently, Jody Stancil updated us on what is happening in Cartersville, Georgia and the Cartersville project. Please pray along with us for Jody and The Cartersville Project.
“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:1-2)
Our Lord spoke these words as He sent His disciples into the world to spread the good news of the gospel. He assured them that there was plenty of work to do, but that there would also be problems they would encounter. Our first two months living in Cartersville has brought many blessings, but also many challenges. The Lord has blessed us with a faithful group of committed laborers that make up our “launch team,” and we have begun meeting weekly for fellowship and training in launching this new church. However, as we assess our gift mix in light of the needs of Cartersville and our new church, we find ourselves in a situation similar to the first disciples…there is much work to be done, but the laborers are few. Though this challenge is far greater than we are able to handle on our own, we take great comfort in the Lord’s strength and His promise to build His church, as well as in the gift of prayer He has given us, to ask Him for the laborers needed to join us in gathering His harvest. With that said, we ask that you would pray to the Lord on our behalf – to provide us with more laborers who are gifted in the areas of evangelism, gathering people, music, and more – so that we can see our vision “that the glory of God to become the glory of Cartersville and the nations” developed into reality.
Praises and Prayer Requests
- Praise the Lord for providing 90% of our funds pledged! Please continue to pray that the Lord will provide for our partners that they may fulfill their pledges, and that He will bless us with additional partners through whom, He will get us to 100% of our funds raised.
- Pray for our upcoming Launch Team and Fourth Sunday Fellowship meetings. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in choosing a name for the church, that He would continue adding more people to our group, and that He will show us what He wants this church to look like, that we may effectively minister to those around us. Pray for unity among our group, that we would love one another and the people of Cartersville well.
- Pray for the Lord to introduce us to many new people here, especially the lost. Pray that He would give us divine appointments that lead to relationships that lead to gospel conversations and conversions.