Many of you heard on Sunday, March 9, the exciting news that the Pike family (Colby, Emma, Carson, and Reid) have sensed a call to full time ministry in a foreign field. They made this announcement with the full blessing of the Session and World Witness (our denomination’s foreign missions agency). Read the full announcement below and join me in rejoicing to The Lord for His call in their lives and their obedience thus far in this journey. – Chad
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
We have been studying in Acts about the apostles being filled with the Holy Spirit and going boldly to the ends of the earth to proclaim the gospel. Our family is also being sent out by the Holy Spirit to leave our comfort zone and go boldly to another land. We like that Chad’s sermon today is titled “Prayers for Boldness” because that is exactly what we need right now!
As of this past week we have been approved by World Witness as candidates for long-term ministry. Later this month we will be visiting an ARP church plant in Scotland to see if this is where the Lord is leading our family. This young church is in Edinburgh where less than 2% of the population is involved in a church and they need our help in increasing the reach of the gospel.
If everything comes together well, we could be ready to move in about 18 months so please don’t say goodbye to us just yet! We sincerely covet your support as our church family and ask that you come alongside us as we pursue the next steps in this process. Pray for us to trust our sovereign God in leading us, equipping us, and using us to His glory in this and all things.
Colby and Emma Pike