Today we want to pray for two of our missionaries who are starting a new church in Dayton, Ohio. Randy and Denise Chestnut grew up in Dayton, but moved away for many years, before God called them back there to start a new church. They are two of our Southern Baptist missionaries we support through our church’s Cooperative Program giving.
They have started Hope Community Church and it meets in the same elementary school the two of them attended years ago.
They found the community has changed a lot, because many immigrants from other countries now live in the Dayton area. When Randy and Denise set up a community event with food samples, they had foods from nine different cultural groups.
Randy has been in touch with a group of Muslims from Turkey, for example, and hopes to reach some of them.
Let’s pray for Randy and Denise as they reach people there in Dayton with the gospel. Let’s ask God to bless and direct the Hope Community Church.