Today in our prayer time let’s head to Oregon on the West Coast and then to Portland. That’s where two of our North American missionaries, Ricardo and Meyna Barber, are serving. Our church supports them through our Cooperative Program giving.
Ricardo and Meyna planted a new church, One Hope Fellowship, in 2019. They’re meeting on northeast 27th Avenue, between the main airport and downtown Portland.
The COVID-19 lockdown left them gathering only virtually during 2020, but they stayed active in the community through a food bank and a tutoring program. They also co-sponsored a free medical clinic and helped some local residents with their rent. Helping people in the community allowed them to meet more people and have more times to share the gospel.
Portland is a beautiful city, but the lack of Christian influence in the culture has had many unfortunate results. Our missionaries, Ricardo and Meyna, want to focus all of Portland on Jesus, the city’s one hope. Let’s pray that One Hope Fellowship will grow to reach thousands of lost people and also help plant many more new churches.