When Ryan and Tricia McCammack and their eight children moved to DeKalb County, Georgia to plant Gospel Hope Church, they wanted their congregation to reflect the multicultural community around it. To do that, they partnered with several churches, organizations, and Rod Dewberry, a black pastor who became Gospel Hope’s executive pastor. Ryan, a white pastor, took on the challenge of learning east Atlanta as an international missionary learns a completely new culture and language. “If we’re going to actually have truly multicultural or multiethnic churches, then we have to be committed to raising our racial IQ,” Ryan said. What’s developed over the past few years is a church that’s about 50% African American, 40% white, and 10% international. But diversity isn’t the goal – the gospel is. They are about making disciples and being a church that loves all kinds of people and lets God bring in all kinds of people. About 60% of the homes in DeKalb County don’t have dads in them. The members work together to change their communities by investing in foster care, crisis pregnancy centers, and ministries that fight human trafficking.
Prayer Focus – Pray for Gospel Hope Church to continue to have favor among the diverse communities of people in their area. Pray for the church members to love each other in a way that would show the world the love of Christ. Learn more: www.anniearmstrong.com/missions-stories
Season of Prayer for North American Missions
During the pandemic, our missionaries display great courage and vision to persist – and even thrive – amid great challenges. When needs in local communities arise, these missionaries step up to bring material help and eternal hope by the grace and power of God. Lives are changed, and you are a significant part of that when you pray and give. Thank you! As our missionaries change course, innovate, and share the gospel, please continue to help them move the mission forward. WMU encourages you to use the Prayer Guides for North American Missions during your personal prayer time and to give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and the Offering for Global Missions. Our goal is $20,000. Annie Armstrong Prayer Guide or Global Missions Prayer Guide