Annie Armstrong Easter Offering / Day 7

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR NORTH AMERICAN MISSIONS  //  Saturday, MARCH 10, 2018

KEMPTON & CARYN TURNER  //  EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS

Hometown Hope

Missouri native Kempton Turner and his wife, Caryn, have dedicated their lives to helping restore hope in East St. Louis, an area known for gangs, drugs, and staggeringly high murder rates. Their church plant, City of Joy Fellowship, focuses its ministry on the tough inner city where Kempton endured his own struggles growing up, including never knowing his biological mother.

City of Joy reaches out with Christ’s love. They help neighbors renovate homes, train youth, and participate in monthly outreach activities. Kempton says, “The first baptism at the church was my birth mother. Praise the Lord!”

With such amazing rejoicing already taking place, the church is indeed appropriately named. Through prayers,  planning, and consistent efforts, the Turners are dedicated to expanding that same joy into every heart and
life they touch.

Pray

  • That God would pour out a Samaria-like gospel awakening to the people and families of East St. Louis.
  • You would draw closer to the Lord with a deep and growing faith in Him. (HEBREWS 11:6)