June 15, 2009

June Prayer Update

Prayer Update June 2009

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. - Acts 1:8

Family & Friends,

Greetings from Lawrenceville, GA!  The last few weeks we have been trying to get ready for our baby girl to be born and for our move to Brooklyn. We often feel overwhelmed and anxious with the transitions taking place in our life. We are reminded that God’s Spirit empowers his people in mission. Please pray for God’s Spirit to empower us during our transitions and for the health of Mia and our baby girl as we prepare for delivery.

Our witness in Brooklyn: Christ called his disciples to be his witnesses in places that were unfamiliar with him and his work. Brooklyn is such a place that needs to know about Christ and his work. Nearly a hundred years ago Brooklyn was called the “city of churches” because steeples filled its skyline. Yet, when Resurrection Presbyterian Church began in 2005 only two other English-speaking evangelical churches existed in its neighborhood (Williamsburg) of 120,000 people. 

We have been called to be witnesses in Brooklyn, to make Christ and his work known. David’s responsibilities as an assistant pastor at Resurrection Presbyterian Church will be quite varied. David will initially focus on meeting newcomers and helping them become assimilated into the life of the church. He will help oversee the ministry of home groups which meet weekly to help people discover who God is, who they are, and how they might love and serve one another and the community. He will also have opportunities to assist with other areas of ministry such as community outreach, communion, hospitality, and children’s ministry. Please begin praying for God’s Spirit to empower our witness in Brooklyn.

Our Need: Please praise God with us that 30% of our financial support has been raised! We are so thankful for many of you who have already partnered with us through giving and prayer in our mission to Brooklyn. We are seeking to raise $30,000 more by July 1 toward our final goal ($120,000)  by July 1 so that we can make preparations for David to start his job September 1. Please continue to consider financially partnering with us in one of the following ways as we seek to be a witness in Brooklyn.

1. Monthly Commitment

We are seeking people to give:

$250 monthly     $100 monthly

$50 monthly       $25 monthly

              $10 monthly

2. One-Time Gift

We are seeking people to give:

$1000               $500

$250                 $100

Giving: Please make checks payable to Brooklyn Church Project. Indicate “Stancil Support” on the memo line. 

Send checks to the following address:

Brooklyn Church Project

c/o Park Slope Presbyterian Church

174 Prospect Park West, Apt. 1L

Brooklyn, NY 11215

You can also give online at


Click on Give, then Give online. Type in your information and select the category: Pastoral Intern.

We will continue to contact you about financially partnering with us. We are grateful for your love and support.

Peace to You,

David & Mia