Accardy Family Update
A number of great
things have happened since our last prayer letter. Some of you have given us
names of unchurched families in the area to contact. We’ve also become aware of
three singles with PCA backgrounds living in the area. As we write we are
trying to make contact with them.
Chris is meeting weekly with
Andrew Johnson and Shawn O’Leary, two men whose families are very interested in
our mission work. It’s about a 75 minute drive to Hanover/Lebanon from where we
are staying. Chris drives up twice a week to meet with contacts. We will be
beginning a Bible study on August 5th for interested families.
Chris’ preaching schedule is
getting busy. Since leaving South Dakota he has preached in six different
churches. He will continue preaching at different churches until the mission
work begins Sunday morning services.
After much prayer and
consultation its been decided to call our Lebanon mission work “All Nations
Presbyterian Church”. We hope the name will communicate the message that our
church is for internationals as well as the locals. There are rapidly growing
minority and international communities in the Upper Valley.
Items of Praise
¨The Seventh-Day Adventist Church
voted to let us use their facilities. This will be a great meeting place for us
once we get going. It is five minutes away from Dartmouth College, in the heart
of the West Lebanon and three minutes away from White River Junction, Vermont.
¨ God has provided for our financial
needs through diaconal giving from several congregations.
¨A family has given us a second car.
This will allow Shelley and the kids to be out and about while Chris is away
raising support or visiting in the Upper Valley.
¨A local businessman is donating a
computer and office furniture to the church plant.
¨Chris will be given an opportunity
to speak to incoming minority and international students at Dartmouth Medical
Items for Prayer
that we will be able to develop a relationship with the following unchurched
households and that God would grant to them saving faith in Jesus Christ:
Fontaine, Hill, Savage, Wood & Ogle (the wife is a believer). Pray for
Chris and Bill (the new convert) as they meet to study the Bible together.
for the following believing households that have expressed strong interest in
the mission work: Johnson, Gavell & O’Leary. We have become aware of three
other singles in the area with PCA backgrounds. Pray that we will be able to
make contact with them.
for Derek and Amber Heeren as they visit in August. Ask that God would give
them wisdom as the consider moving to the Upper Valley in order to help with
the mission work.
that God would lead an ordained PCA ruling elder and his family to move to the
Upper Valley to assist with the mission.
that God will bring a family along who has a home big enough to host a Bible
study. We’d prefer having the Bible study in a home rather than a church.
hope to officially begin the church plant on August 1st. We need
another $33,000 to carry us through our first fiscal year. We don’t anticipate
a great financial need in our second and third years (as long as promised
pledges come in and a few congregations we’re working with are able to help).
Pray that God will stretch out the diaconal help we’ve received until we get
our financial support.