A few weeks back, NAB church plant Citywalk Church in Yuba City, California, celebrated their fourth anniversary!
Chris Finchum, pastor of Citywalk, said, “It went really well. It was well attended and the spirit was great.” This past year has seen a number of exciting ministry moments, including the Sports Camp, which included 65 volunteers, 118 young athletes, and 59 people choosing to follow Jesus! The last year also included ten baptisms!
While this has been the best year of the young church so far, there are exciting things in the works. They have begun opening the front during the last song during their worship service, which people have been using to ask for prayer. Chris also said he and his wife Laurie have started leading a group of 18- to 23-year-olds at their home on Sunday nights. “It is the thing in my job I am most insecure about, but God is at work. We had 12 attend Sunday night and are beginning to have some great discussions around God’s Word together.”
They are anticipating launching another church in Marysville at their next anniversary, February 1, 2024. If you are interesting to hearing more about this or their other ministries, or you just want to send them a word of celebration, you can email Chris below.
Turkey/Syria Relief Fund
For the last few years, the NAB has been developing an ongoing relationship with Horizons International, an organization with people and connections in both Turkey and Syria, including national pastors and leaders. This relationship has been growing and developing since Kerry Bender, VP of International Missions; Randy Schmor, director of Gateway; and Dana Goodnough, regional minister for the Eastern Association, completed a vision trip to Horizons in 2020.
We are blessed to be able to partner with Horizons in their relief effort following the February 6 earthquake that hit both Turkey and Syria. When you donate to the NAB’s World Relief – Turkey/Syria Earthquake Assistance, you are supporting the current disaster relief effort of Horizons International.
You can give via text message by texting the amount followed by “Turkey” to one of the following numbers:
- Canada – (204) 400-2238
- US – (916) 249-0534
You can also give by following the link below, where you’ll find stories from some of the Horizon staff and see pictures of the relief work.
New Missionary Newsletters
Catch up on the latest happenings within the NAB around the globe with the newest missionary newsletters!. Click below to read the updates, see the pictures from our NAB missionaries, and find out how you can pray for and support them as they join God in what he is doing around the world!
You can also sign up here to receive our dedicated missionary newsletter email sent out four times a year: February, May, August, and November.