I am excited to let you know that Marc and Kim Wyatt will be speaking during Prayer Meeting on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m. Marc and Kim are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship missionaries who specialize in ministering to refugees, immigrants, and other internationals by connecting them with local congregations. The Wyatts served originally in Thailand and then spent many years serving in Canada where their work with international populations in some of Canada’s largest cities helped them recognize a new way of being missionaries.
Given the influx of people from all over the world into our area, Marc and Kim, along with CBF, recognize that international missions is no longer just about sending people to the uttermost parts of the earth. Missions opportunities are all around us, and the Wyatts are now liv-ing in Raleigh and focusing their efforts on connecting churches in the Triangle area to the internationals living, studying, and working in our midst. In a recent article on the Baptist News Global website, Kim de-scribes the work this way, “I say that I am a matchmaker. I match newly arrived folks … with Christians who have probably lived in the same house for 25 years.”
I recently had the privilege of meeting and spending some time with Marc and Kim and am very excited about bringing them back to HVBC. They spoke at Hope Valley several years ago during their tenure in Canada, and Kim is the niece of our member, Brenda Pendergraft. I am impressed by their passion for and resourcefulness in ministry, and I look forward to exploring ways that they can assist us in growing more effective in our outreach to our community.
I hope you will make every effort to join us for Prayer Meeting on February 11th to meet or become reacquainted with the Wyatts. It promises to be a good evening and will hopefully be the beginning of a partnership that will benefit the ministry of the Wyatts and of Hope Valley Baptist Church.