Grace Extends in North Watford
Daniel Shwe is a part of the story in the vast majority of the church plants and revitalisations we have undertaken in England. Here is an update on how grace is extending in his local church at North Watford.
Daniel Shwe is a busy man. In addition to his service at North Watford, he supports other churches with their local evangelism two full days a week. This year alone he will serve in Southall, Linslade, Hitchin, Chatteris, and Northampton in addition to North Watford.
Serving in North Watford for more than a decade – the pastoral tenure of men in Grace Baptist Partnership projects is exemplary! – Daniel and his wife Lily have seen numerous people come to faith and trust in Christ and others added to the church via transfer.
Under resourced for most if not all of their time in North Watford, their selfless, sacrificial service has been an example to many.
As many of you will know, the church – with our encouragement – has been exploring options for meeting the accommodation needs of their pastor. Recently plans have been completed for a small manse and as well as for modernising the church building. Then something happened.
A house adjoining the church property went on the market. I visited the property along with Daniel and Stuart Lee yesterday. It would seem to be an ideal solution for the church enabling them to provide accommodation for a pastor without having to sacrifice land presently used for parking.
However, given North Watford’s proximity to London, the property is not cheap and the church would need more than they can afford to purchase the property and make it ready for their pastor and his wife to move in.
It would be a great encouragement to the church to know their friends are standing with them in prayer concerning this need. It may be that the Lord has blessed you financially and you would be able to meet this need in part or even fully.
Wouldn’t it be appropriate if a pastor and church that have selflessly ministered to others, could be helped in this way? I think so. I trust you agree.
“For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15