More than a hundred years before Matthew and Ruth Lahey came to Newfoundland as church planters, the last church in the Kilbride neighborhood of St. John’s burned to the ground and was never rebuilt. “For many Newfoundlanders, the idea of church is bound up in a building: church is something you go to, not what you are,” says Matthew. So, when the building was destroyed, so was the church.
It’s in this melting pot of traditions, progressivism, liberalism and misconceptions of Christianity that the Laheys are planting Kilbride Community Church. “What we’re doing is frontier missions. We’re in a community that hasn’t had the Gospel in it since 1892, or maybe worse, has had a perverted version of the Gospel,” says Matthew. Despite the challenges, however, the Laheys are committed to reach their community for Christ.
The Cooperative Program (CP) takes the Gospel to the nations and the neighborhoods. Your financial support through CP and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering allows missionaries to engage unengaged peoples and places with the Gospel.
Pray for God to open eyes and soften hearts of those in Newfoundland towards the Gospel and for the Laheys in their work in Kilbride.
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