Today let’s pray for two of our North American missionaries: Matthew and Ana Silvestre. They are planting a new church in Salinas, California. That’s a town near the coast, south of San Francisco.
People told them don’t move to east Salinas — it’s too rough there. They meant that’s where gangs and drugs and crime are to be found. But Matthew felt called to that part of town. This is where they live and where they are raising their three daughters.
He and Ana first felt God leading them to plant a new church back in 2014. Now that new church is a living thing. Venture Church Salinas, as they call it, is now reaching a number of Spanish-speaking people, but many others as well. Matthew and Ana are Hispanic in background, but Matthew grew up in Aptos, a town about 30 miles north of Salinas.
Our church is supporting Matthew and Ana through our Cooperative Program giving as they serve the Lord there in California.
Let’s ask God to bless their church and help them reach many for Himself.