Here, in this city of more than 14 million people, we have three options. One group that we have been visiting is a two hour trip across the water to the European side of the city. Bus ride, boat ride, train ride. We aren't sure if this is where we will settle, but it did get me thinking. How far am I willing to go, how much time am I willing to invest, how much inconvenience am I willing to tolerate, for the sake of worship with other believers?
Of course, our prayer is that the gospel will spread and communities of believers will sprout up all over the city! When you go to church this Sunday, many of you right in your own neighborhood, don't forget to pray for the millions of people who don't have any fellow believers in their area to gather with.