Redeemer turned one year old on Saturday. God is faithful.
God is faithful and He carried all of us through a really hard year. There's lots to celebrate from this last year. Here are a few highlights...
There's an element of celebrating this that feels silly. God gave us the dream for Redeemer about 4.5 years ago. We moved to London three years ago. Something of Redeemer has been in the works all along. So, why celebrate Redeemer turning one now?
We celebrate because...
1. Redeemer has met regularly and in-person for over the last year to worship the Lord Jesus Christ
2. There's a culture of Bible teaching and discipleship
3. We've regularly celebrated the sacraments of Baptism and The Lord's Supper
4. We publicly identify as a local church
Those are the 'key ingredients' that makes a church, a church.
God has shown His faithfulness and His specific passion to plant and grow His church. Please join us in thanking God for...
20 NEW MEMBERS
We began last Autumn with 24 adults members and entered this Autumn with 44 adult members.
We celebrated seven baptisms over the last year.
2 NEW ELDERS
Andrew and Luiz have been long awaited additions to the team here.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
While God has provided so much to this point there is still a lot of road to travel. We are hoping and praying that God grows this young church into a big, strong, healthy, and vibrant faith family that is a blessing for generations to come. Our two year strategic-ministry vision should help us make some real progress in getting from here to there.
T H A N K Y O U
There's a long list of people who have poured so much into this present reality. You know who you are. We are grateful for your kindness, encouragement, prayer, comfort, challenge, and support. The Lord sees; the Lord knows. Thank you for helping us reach this important season.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.