October 15, 2009


No Sleep Til Brooklyn Challenge Update

Thanks & Praise: Thank you so much for those of you who have already partnered with us through prayer and giving in our mission to Brooklyn. Please praise God with us that 65% of our support has been raised by October.

Goal: 75% of our support raised by January.

Challenge: Continue to pray and give! Please consider giving in one of the following ways:

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

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

Follow: Regular updates at http://stancils.blogspot.com about Brooklyn and us. You can also follow me at http://twitter.com/dwstancil

September/October Prayer Update

Highs and lows of our move to Brooklyn (thus far):


High: Many new things to explore

Low: New systems and routines to learn


High: The food is incredibly good

Low: Our apartment shakes (we live next to the expressway)


High: Baking and eating chocolate cupcakes in New York

Low: I don’t know. There is nothing bad.


Please pray for:

  • Our adjustment as a family to life in Brooklyn.
  • The relationships we are establishing with people from the church and the neighborhood.
  • The newcomers with whom David is meeting; that they would be cared for and get connected to the life of the church.
  • The small group David is leading; that they would experience the power and presence of Christ.

         Jonah taking in the view on top of the Empire State Building

         Hannah is starting to smile more and respond more.

October 1, 2009

We're in Brooklyn!

As an update, we arrived safely in NY at the end of September. We were given a kind, loving send-off in GA. We are working at settling into our apartment and our new weekly routines. We have been graciously welcomed into our home and church here. More details to come…

       We can see the Empire State Building from our apartment.                    

Our new address is: 

117 Withers Street, Apt. 3R

Brooklyn, NY 11211