Today let's pray for Ross Frierson, one of our Southern Baptist missionaries serving in Wales, the small nation beside England.
Sent by our International Mission Board, Ross is working alongside other missionaries at Redeemer Church in the country's capital of Cardiff, which sits about 150 miles west of London. The church is seeking to reach the thousands of refugees that have settled in the area.
Looking for safety, these refugees fled from Yemen, Syria and various other nations, including ones closed to our missionaries. In Wales, our missionaries have a unique opportunity to tell them about Jesus.
Redeemer Church now has people from 18 nations attending services.
Our church supports Ross in this hard assignment through our Cooperative Program giving. But we also helped prepare him for such a mission through the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, which our church also supports. Ross earned two degrees from the seminary, which trained him for such a time as this.
Let's pray for Ross now, and let's thank God for the life-changing work of Southwestern that's preparing men and women to serve the Lord in some very difficult places.