This past weekend six of us from Mercy Hill headed to Baltimore to serve at Jesus Our Redeemer. Jesus Our Redeemer is a sister church plant in Baltimore, MD. I wanted to personally thank you for praying for us this past Sunday. You can truly see God moving in this city!
Sunday morning standing atop of Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, MD, I couldn’t help but reflect on the verse Brad O’Brien (the Lead Pastor at Jesus Our Redeemer) shared with us the day before.
Jeremiah 29:7 states’ “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (NIV).
As we were there working along side the members of Jesus Our Redeemer, we were praying for the city. While we were cleaning in a local park, we prayed. As we did odd jobs at a home for women rescued from sex trafficking, we prayed. As we painted a local public school, we prayed. We prayed for peace in Baltimore, the peace that only comes from seeing the Gospel go forward and to change the city. Jesus Our Redeemer is committed to being a church that brings peace by sharing the Gospel and making disciples in Baltimore. Please continue to pray for them as they serve the city and continue to love on their neighbors.
– Paul Howington
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