Chuck and Sherry Gilbert, members at Eagle’s Landing since 2009, have been on a journey the last few years. They pursued serving in the Far East but the doors closed. Enter The Frontier Awaits! and a focus on church planting! Challenged to consider where they fit into the strategy, they began to pray…then explore…then pursue! The result? God has opened up an opportunity for them to plant a church in Duluth, Minnesota! First Baptist of Duluth, Georgia has been looking to be a part of planting a church in their sister city for some time now. FBC Duluth is the major partner in sending the Gilberts to Duluth, MN.

There are not many Southern Baptist Churches in the area: ┬ájust 1 SBC church for every 87, 621 in the “Northern Territory” of Minnesota! For more info on the church planting efforts in Minnesota (Minneapolis / St. Paul area) through NAMB, click here. The Gilberts will be connected to the SEND: Minneapolis – St. Paul efforts.

So, Chuck, Sherry, Hudson and Sam leave the sunny south and head for the chilly north the first week in June! We will have a time of prayer for them on Sunday, June 2 in the worship service. Begin now praying for the Gilberts as they plant Bridge of Hope Church in Duluth!