Missions Monday: Update from the Bay

On Sunday night several community groups gathered together to hear a ministry update from Buck Run church planter Patti Butler. Patti and her husband Brett were Buck Run members from 2009-2015 as God began to provide clarity on what their role would be in fulfilling the Great Commission. Through the week of prayer leading up to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, they were introduced to the spiritual needs of San Francisco, CA.

This month marked four years since the Butlers left Kentucky and headed to their new mission field—the Bay Area.  Patti’s update included their vision for beginning a multiplying movement of disciples and starting churches in their neighborhoods and homes. They go door to door sharing the gospel to reach the lost, and they help new believers by teaching them simple tools that they can use to share the gospel with others and grow deeper in their own knowledge of Jesus.

Their ultimate goal is to see people come to faith, grow in discipleship, and start churches in their communities. In a place like San Francisco, “being the church,” not merely “going to church,” is critical to mobilizing Christians to take the gospel to the lost. San Francisco is a dark place. There are 8 million people in the Bay area, and only 5-7% are Evangelical Christians. You can partner with the Butlers’ ministry by joining our mission team to the Bay Area later this year.

How to Pray

  • Pray that people would be obedient in coming to San Francisco to share the gospel and labor with the Butlers.
  • Pray that God would bring a great harvest through the spreading of the gospel.
  • Pray that God would save Brett and Patti’s kids, who aren’t believers.
  • Pray for Brett’s parents, who are in bad health and have never placed their faith in Christ.

How to Connect

  • Visit www.sanctuarybay.org for more information about their ministry.
  • Emails of encouragement can be sent to Brett or Patti.
  • Letters and cards can be mailed to 302 Williams Way, Hayward, CA 94541.