When Jared and Laura King moved into North Seattle to embed and plant
Missio Church, they had a three part dream for their neighborhood:
two and saw glimpses of the third.
Over a year ago, it was clear that drug deals were being done on
their corner. Jared contacted and talked to a narcotics officer and
some other officers who asked if he and the neighbors would be
willing to keep track of the comings and goings of suspect vehicles,
record their license plate numbers, and help the police build a case
against the drug dealers.
30 neighbors got together for a pizza party to plan and start a
neighborhood watch. As they texted and called each other with
information over the past several months, they grew as a community.
And this week, the police called to say that the vigilance of this
group led to the arrest of two men who were running a drug ring
covering all of North Seattle.
This victory goes beyond slowing the flow of drugs into the
community. It is a victory for Missio's credibility as a fledgling
church and for the neighborhood's transformation into a community.
Those of you who participate in the prayer movement have been praying
this month for M.G., a woman who is going through a divorce. Working
with others to make a difference has given her a glimpse of hope.
If you'd like to join the prayer movement to pray for people like
M.G. and the work of church planters across the nation, sign up here .