Dear friends and supporters,
Thank you for being our co-workers by means of prayer and giving.
In a few months, the International Baptist Church (IBC) will launch more disciples into a needy world. By design, this has been the way of our international ministry, and God has blessed us.
However, there is a downside. In all the years we have been here, none of our disciples have been able to find employment in Boston and remain as a member of the IBC. Only a few have even been able to remain in the United States.
So, it is time to add to our international academic ministry, ministry to the large immigrant communities located across the northern and eastern sides of Boston. Doing so will allow us to continue strategically ministering to the world that is in Boston, while at the same time building a multi-ethnic foundation to a self-supporting church.
It will be difficult to maintain the present ministry while simultaneously developing new avenues of ministry. In order to do so, several changes will need to happen
1. Individual discipleship Bible studies must be combined into small group studies. This will allow more time to concentrate on developing new relationships.
2. The Sunday morning message will need to be recorded, and sermon notes along with study questions must be provided. This will help our small group ministry move forward without me being physically present in each group.
3. New relationships within the immigrant communities must be nurtured. We desire to providentially meet new friends in the immigrant community.
4. We need to understand the immigrant communities much better. We need to learn.
This is just the beginning of what is needed to minister effectively to these communities. Lord willing, in the coming weeks, more will be communicated concerning the potential and the prayer need for ministry to the world of immigrants on the north and east sides of Boston.
If you are interested in our financial ministry needs you can visit our Supporters Website where you will find more information than you may have ever wanted.
We love you,
Bill and Deb