Rowland Heights is one of many cities that make up Greater Los Angeles.
It's north of Anaheim, where Disneyland is.
Few tourists will visit Rowland Heights. Asians and Hispanics make up
87 percent of the population and 60 percent of the people were born
outside the United States.
This is where we want to focus our prayer time today, because this is
where our missionaries, Mitchell and Elaina Perez, are planting new
churches. This is Mitchell's home town, so he knows it well.
We support these missionaries through our church's Cooperative Program
They first planted a new church called Home Church. They want to reach
the children of immigrants - those second and third generation folks
who were born here, but still identify with an Asian or Hispanic culture.
Mitchell and Elaina want to cover a big area and reach many kinds of
people, so they have home meetings on Friday nights in eight different
communities. Sundays they gather everyone together for worship.
A lot of their growth happens because members invite people who are
not church members.
Wherever people come from, they need Jesus! Let's pray for Mitchell
and Elaina now.