Daniel Shwe is the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in North Watford. Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, situated 20 miles (32 km) northwest of central London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. The borough is separated from Greater London to the south by the urbanised parish of Watford Rural in the Three Rivers District. North Watford is situated between Central Watford and Garston. The population is around 95,000 and around 30% have no religious affiliation. Most of Grace Baptist's services have 12 - 13 nationalities represented.
Update from Pastor Daniel Shwe (November 3, 2022)
Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! Psalm 105:1
Preaching in Pulpit and Pavements
Preach the Word:
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[a] teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
-Preaching in Pulpit
Do the work of evangelism
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14-15
Preaching in Pavements
Weekly Local Evangelism
Boris and Jason shared the gospel with a man who is addicted to drugs and suffers from depression. He listened to the gospel and promised to attend the service, but he hasn’t come yet. Please pray for him.
We go out for street evangelism every Saturday. We speak to many people who live locally over the past years. Some of them came to church services. Please pray for their salvation.
Weekly Elsewhere Evangelism
-Kings Road Baptist Church, Chingford
Grace Baptist Partnership assigned me to do the work of evangelism in Chingford (a town in east London) from October till December. So, I go to Chingford every Friday.
I do street evangelism in the morning and door to door visitation in the afternoon. I shared the gospel with many people and encouraged them to visit Kings Road Baptist Church to hear more about the gospel! Please pray for fruitful gospel conversations then lead to conversions and baptisms.
I spoke with Mavel (a woman with a pink blouse) at her door while I was doing door-to-door evangelism a few months ago to invite her to come to church. Now she attends Wimbledon Baptist Church with her husband Jorge (man with an orange shirt) regularly. Please pray for their salvation. Marvel came from Bolivia and Jorge came from Ecuador. They live in London for many years. Before I finished my evangelism work at Wimbledon, we had an evening meal together.
My wife and I visit Eunice’s (one of our church members) house once a month for an evangelistic Bible study. Eunice’s mother Deolinda and sister Zuleica attend church services regularly. They came from Cape of Verde and were brought up as Catholics. Please pray for their salvation.
Mid-day Evangelistic Bible study with Chinese friends
Among the group, two of them Josephine and Mary who were brought up as Catholics. Mary started to attend church with her friends Irene and Mimi. Irene and Mimi are professing Christians but haven’t joined the church yet. Please pray for them. I have a mid-day Bible study with them twice a month. They told me that some of their friends desire to join them in Bible study. They all are retired and thirst and hunger for the word of God.
Conversions and Baptisms
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:9-10)
Diana and Marek were brought up as Catholics. The Lord convicted them of their sins and brought them from darkness to His Kingdom a few months ago. They were baptized on the 23rd of October. Please pray for spiritual growth. Diana came from Portugal and Marek came from Slovakia.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you all in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord!
We are grateful to God for all who take your precious time to pray for us devoutly. Please pray that the Lord will continue to strengthen and sustain us as we continue to make His name known in our local area in north Watford and elsewhere for His glory!
"And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. "(Colossians 4:3-4)
"And pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel"(Ephesians 6:19)
Please earnestly pray:
- Every Friday (Elsewhere)- I am on the street in the morning and door to door visitation in the afternoon
- Every Saturday (Local area) - we are on the street in the morning and door to door visitation in the afternoon
- Every Lord's Day - Preaching ministry, worship service and fellowship
- Week Days - Bible studies, one to one exhortation sessions
- to raise elders and more deacons to serve alongside with Daniel and Stuart (deacon)
- to bring back some members who are neglecting worship and fellowship
- to bless Lord’s day ministry of the word abundantly
- local weekly evangelism on Saturdays
- Elsewhere weekly evangelism on Fridays
- to bring new people into the church through evangelism to hear God’s word and be saved
- to grant us a spirit of wisdom and strength to grow in maturity and Christ-likeness
- to bind us all with love and unity
- to protect us from evil and temptations
- to provide the needs for the building project
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope! (Romans 15:13)
In His service, for His glory,
Daniel & Lily Shwe