Today let’s go to Las Vegas, Nevada — not to gamble, but to pray for two of our North American missionaries serving there. They are Ryan and Kierstin Ivy — they moved from Alabama to serve in Las Vegas. Imagine: our church is helping them plant a new church in Sin City through our Cooperative Program giving!
Their new church is called Image Church and it meets on the southwestern side of the city, just off Highway 160. Many new churches are needed in Las Vegas. About two million people live here (plus 40 million visitors each year!), but few are followers of Jesus.
This is one of the brightest cities on the planet, NASA says, because buildings and signs shine so much at night. But the light of Jesus is mostly missing.
Ryan and Kierstin say that’s why Las Vegas is a place of spiritual darkness, with many worldly things to take attention away from the gospel. Still, they have been able to pull a congregation together and start discipling new believers.
Let’s pray for Ryan and Kierstin and their difficult ministry. Let’s ask God to send more missionaries to join them!