Canon & Riley Jo
We are convinced that God desires to use the local church to reach the world. Knowing this, our heart broke for one of the most influential and visited cities in the world, Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the nations capital for teenage homelessness, 6th fastest growing city in the U.S. and is home to well over 2 million people, 1.8 million+ of which are unreached. In fact, over 60% of the residents in Las Vegas hold zero religious affinity. Las Vegas literally represents, "the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." Kristen and I have spent a significant season of time praying with the guidance of wise leadership to confirm this calling. Through this season God has confirmed to us and those around us that we are to plant a church in Las Vegas, NV.
CALL TO THE WEST
Most commonly known as “Sin city,” Las Vegas is literally defined by the presence of sin. We pray that our new city would experience God’s favor and grace like never before. Our prayer is simply to see evidence that even though darkness persists, it holds no power to the light. As we pray, “favor for the city” we also pray for, “favor in the city.” the early church was marked by favor, we pray the same is true for this work.
"he who diligently seeks good, finds favor..."
WHY, "FAVOR CITY?"
We are partnered with the Send Network which is the church planting arm of the North American Mission Board. We were blessed to receive endorsement at our March assessment retreat. NAMB's team has been an incredible blessing for our preparation.
Dayspring has an incredible heart for multiplication and will serve as our official Sending Church. Their leadership and support has been crucial in our calling process. The leadership at Dayspring is providing wise counsel and structure as we lay the foundation for this work.
Walk Church is our local sending church on the ground in Las Vegas. Walk is a church that plants churches and we are thrilled to learn and grow there. Joseph will serve as the church planting apprentice with Walk during our first year before launching Favor City gatherings.