Have you visited Chicago? People who have been there are impressed
with the excellent pizza and the ethnic foods in local cafes and
restaurants. Ethnic foods are possible because people from other lands
have settled there.
Today we're going to pray for Bryan and Marci Coble who are planting
a new church called Sow Chicago Community Church on the northwest
side of Chicago. The three biggest ethnic groups around their church are
Hispanics, people from Serbia - once part of Yugoslavia - and Poland.
What a mix, huh?
Sadly, most people in northwest Chicago have one big thing in common
- they are lost. Only about two percent of the people attend Bible based
To meet people, Bryan and Marci have been helping in local schools,
working with community councils and holding block parties. Slowly, they
have begun to be accepted as locals, just like the many other newcomers.
Our church is supporting their ministry in Chicago because God wants
us to send missionaries, partner with Him and be His ambassadors
in telling the story of Jesus. Our support is through our Cooperative
Program giving, of course.
Let's pray that Bryan and Marci can lead their church to reach many