Greetings from the mission field of New York City. Summer is here and in
full swing. Right now we are making preparations
for our July day camps. The last 3 weeks of July will consist of interns, mission teams, and lots and lots of kids.
Snacks will be consumed, crafts will be created, games will be played, but most importantly the gospel will be clearly presented
each day. Please be in prayer with us as we make new connections with families in both the Rockaway and Far Rockaway sections
Speaking of Far Rockaway, many of you have contributed to our FarOut52 campaign,
reaching the community of Far Rockaway. The bus ministry is coming to a close as school will come to an end next month.
However, our hearts are still
burdened on getting a church off the ground in this area. We have sad news to report, however. Our dear friend
and the community center director of Far Rockaway (whom many of you have been praying for), Manny Fiallo, passed away unexpectedly
on May 2nd. It's just another reminder of how precious life is and even more important, knowing Jesus as your Savior.
We spent countless hours serving with Manny, and there is no doubt he left a huge whole in the community. Please pray
for his family. Also, please pray for us as we seek open doors to continue serving in this community. Manny was our
direct link to all things Far Rockaway, committed to stopping violence and getting kids "off the street." He linked
everyone together on neutral ground. Yet, we know that God can take this loss and use it for His glory. Please
pray that His wisdom will guide us. If you would like to give towards the FarOut52 campaign, you may do so here: FarOut52.com
The past few months we have seen an increase of interest in our CORE discipleship. It
remains the heartbeat of our ministry. We are grateful for souls that are being saved and the foundation CORE develops
in their spiritual lives. Just an example of one of those is Brandie. Brandie came to us a few months ago, just
out of prison and seeking a new life. She began counseling with Ron and sought freedom from a homosexual lifestyle that
she had been practicing for years. She gave her heart to Jesus Christ and began CORE and God is radically changing her heart.
She is an absolute trophy of God's grace and we are so incredibly excited for her. Please pray for this ministry.
We truly believe it is vital in the life of every believer.
We are excited to report of
a new family that has surrendered to come to NYC to be church planters. We met Tony and
Melissa Fraley at one of our supporting churches, High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. Tony will be
retiring from the US Navy in August and they will begin deputation shortly thereafter. We are excited about their arrival
to NYC and working with them in planting even more churches here in NYC. Our heart has always been to plant 5 churches
in every borough and we realize we cannot do that alone. If you or your church are interested in hearing more about
their ministry, please let us know. They need encouragement and support as they take this step of faith.
We're also excited about what God is doing in the youth in the Rockaways. Last month we participated in a youth rally at All Nations
Baptist Church and 3 of our teens accepted Christ as their Savior. Click on the
link to the right to watch a short video. We meet with our teens on a monthly basis
and are looking forward to watching God mold their lives to be more like Him. Life as a young adult in NYC can be hard,
and it's our desire to show them at a young age what a difference Jesus can make for them.
always, thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. We've never been more grateful for your investment
in this ministry. Together, we are making an eternal difference and reaching the world through New York City.
In His service,
Ron, Susan, Noah and Allyson Taylor
Church Planting Missionaries to NYC