Once upon a time, everyone gave up on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The steel mills were dead and people fled.
In our prayer time today, let’s pray for our home missionary, Rob Wilton, who serves there. Rob says the city needs dozens of new churches.
Why? Because the city population is climbing. The city has changed from steel and manufacturing to technology and medicine-related business. They’re calling Pittsburgh the Comeback City.
Unfortunately, many people in Pittsburgh still struggle with poverty. Our Home Mission Board has established a Send Relief Ministry Center to tackle food needs, homelessness, illiteracy, and other problems — all while sharing the gospel. Volunteers from many states have been coming to help.
Rob is lead pastor at Vintage Church in Pittsburgh, where his wife, Annabeth also serves. He believes great days are ahead for his church and others in the city.
Our church helps support Rob in his multiple ministries through our Cooperative Program support, the same way we helped support that ministry center and our North American Mission Board.
Let’s pray for Rob and Annabeth as they serve in Pittsburgh. Let’s pray that the city’s new life will also lead to eternal life for thousands as time goes by.