Here are two huge next steps in the process:
- Praying for the Palacios family as they consider the strategies and best practices for accomplishing the task of starting a Spanish congregation in St Joe. We’re also praying for God to open doors for such a work. Strategies and plans are necessary, but what is essential is the moving of the Holy Spirit to do a work no person or group of people could ever do alone.
- Research and Planning: Available demographic surveys report a 5.4% Spanish population in St Joe. Experience seems to point to a larger number – we need to find some reliable data here. We are also prayerfully working to clarify the “what?” and “how? questions of such a congregation. What kind of outreach will best speak to the heart of our focus group? How do we best go about starting such a congregation? Once we develop these targets we will have a better understanding of the resources needed for such a tall task.
We’ll be sharing more as answers to these questions begin to emerge.