A New Church to Serve in 2016 – Patty Petersen


Greetings from wet and wonderful Washington! I wrapped up the mission in Puerto Rico in mid-December, returned to my Colorado home base for the holidays and then on January 17th set out for Washington driving through Wyoming and Montana. I stopped in Hungry Horse, MT, where my friend Vivian Allen lives with her children
and leads a small SDB fellowship.

20160314_11_FamiliaVergara23JanI arrived in Auburn on January 21st and  rented a room. The church I’m serving this year is a Spanish-speaking church plant, the Iglesia Bautista del Séptimo Día, sponsored by the Seattle Area Seventh Day Baptist Church, located in Auburn. We meet on Sabbath afternoons in the church building of the English-speaking SDB church. Pastor Ben and Marcela had been attending the Seattle church for about a year when they felt God’s leading to begin a Spanish fellowship. That was 18 months ago and there are 20-25 people in the congregation today.

20160314_10_WorshipSong_13FebPastor Ben told me the greatest need was to disciple new believers.  I currently have three home Bible studies going and I’m also teaching the adult Bible study after the worship service, we’re studying core SDB beliefs. on Wednesday nights I facilitate an outreach that offers guitar lessons and when the weather gets warmer I hope to add a table ministry in the downtown area or at a Farmer’s Market.

Because of support I am able do this work full-time. Please keep us in your prayers. If you’d like to become a partner in this work, donations can be sent to this church I’m serving.  Please write my name on the memo line of the check and they will pass along 100% of the funds to me. You can mail (or use your bank’s automatic bill-pay service) to send checks payable to:

IBS Dia, PO Box 217, Auburn WA 98071

-Patty Petersen

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