A message from Association President Tim Moody.
I am excited to pass on wonderful news of something God has been stirring within the Gwent Baptist Association in partnership with the Baptist Union of Wales. Working alongside the BUW and, in particular, Simeon Baker, the Association officers have been looking at the possibility of welcoming two missional workers from Los Angeles to the Gwent area.
Simeon said:“As a Union, we are pleased to be working in partnership with the Gwent Baptist Association to offer this opportunity of ministry and mission to the churches. We are humbled that God is calling people from beyond our shores to engage in reverse mission here in Wales. Jeff and Linda Kim have been known to us for some time as we have prayed with them and held numerous conversations over the past 18 months. We now look forward to welcoming them in August.
“They come with a heart to serve the church here in Wales and experience of cross-cultural mission. We are grateful to the Rev Peter Cho and the fellowship at Tabernacle, Newbridge for helping Jeff and Linda learn more about church life here in Wales before moving to the place God has for them. We invite you as churches to pray with us, that God would open a door for them to minister and serve in one of our churches. Pray for them also that they may know God’s provision and blessing as they travel and move home all the way from Los Angeles to Wales. Welcome them and take them to your hearts.”
As an Association, we want to thank Simeon and BUW for all their work in bringing about this fantastic opportunity, and it is with great excitement we look forward to welcoming Jeff and Linda to Gwent. Please could I encourage you all to lift these two wonderful people in your prayers as they make the final preparations for their move to our region.
More information will follow soon about opportunities for churches to be involved with this incredible move of God.