The number of unchurched Americans nearly doubled from 1991 to 2001. The combined populations of the United States and Canada comprise the third largest mission field of un-saved persons in the world (only China and India have more non-Christians). The U.S. is the largest mission field in the Western hemisphere. Our church currently supports two mission churches, SonLife Church in Jacksonville led by Pastor Bob and Dail Hovey, and Renew Church in Ft. Myers led by Pastor Steve and Rachel Reynolds. Please be in prayer for “the mission field in our own backyard,” as these two churches strive, against great odds, through intentional, culturally relevant, biblically sound ways to reach the lost. This is really hard work, and some days these pastors feel defeated by the world. Pray for God’s wisdom for those in leadership at SonLife and Renew Church, and for financial support for these churches, as our sovereign God has brought the world to their doorstep, as the mission field is not only overseas, but right here. As you pray for these mission churches, pray also that we, as a congregation, would seek to provide a place for the lost in our community to find the peace that passes all understanding through the saving grace of Jesus Christ.