Operation Mobilisation’s Surf Church Making Waves in Portugal

Surf Church Baptism

A growing church planting ministry run by Operation Mobilisation is having a significant impact on the surfing community in Northern Portugal.

Surf Church Porto began in the home of Troy and Michelle Pitney in 2015.

“Six or so of us met in our house in our living room,” explains Troy.

“And we began worshiping the Lord and looking at Scripture and starting to function as a church and praying that God might do something with it.  And then little by little things grew.  In January 2017 we finally had to move out of our house. We had at times 60, 70, 80 people packed in our living room. So we found a location right on the beach right in front of the surf. It was really just a dream location to be.”

Michelle Pitney explains how moving to this location also enabled them to grow their children’s ministry:

“Moving into our new church building opened such a huge opportunity for the children’s ministry. I think our church really found a heartbeat for kids and creating a safe place where kids can come from anywhere, any season of life and feel loved and learn about the Love of God.

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SOURCE: Assist News, Peter Wooding