Darla Richardson

Christ Community River Trace, Tennessee

009511-Richardson, D
Evangelism Catalyst
Memphis Tennessee
Christ Community River Trace
May 27

About My Family

I accepted Jesus at the age of 10. At the age of 19, I was working at Glorieta Baptist Conference Center and, through a friend's example, God began to show me what true intimacy with Christ is, and I began my journey of truly abiding in Him. Soon after, I surrendered to missions. Since then I have received my M.A. in missiology at SWBTS, and I have served in many short- and long-term assignments all over the world.

While ministering in Hawaii, God began to call me to back to Memphis. I love everything Memphis: U of M Tigers, the Grizzlies and fun restaurants. I am proud to be a Memphian and believe God desires to see transformation in the lives of all those who call Memphis home. I love living in the same city as my family again, and I love being the proud owner of a Schi-zu named Silas. I am also an unashamed, loyal Denver Bronco fan.

About My Ministry

I serve as an evangelist catalyst through the Mid South Baptist Association. My specific field of service is at River Trace Apartments, where I live and serve through my ministry called Love is Kind Outreach: Memphis. God has placed me here to engage refugee residents with the gospel.

I desire, along with a team of other kingdom-minded believers, to plant a multiplying church who will make disciples of all nations. "How can they hear and believe unless someone is sent to tell them?" (Romans 10:14). We serve as a missional community, and we are now meeting as a church. We spend our time serving through ministries that include tutoring, ESL, special events, holiday emphasis and eating meals together, while forming friendships for bridges to the gospel.

I'm also involved in prison ministry where I teach and disciple a group of ladies.

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Darla Richardson

Ministry Fund ID 009511-Richardson, D
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Please pray the refugee residents will ask the question, "What if I'm wrong about Jesus?" Pray they will be open to the truth of the gospel and will give their lives to Christ and become harvesters. Pray for more churches to be started among the nations living at River Trace. Pray for opportunities to engage more residents with the gospel (those we haven't met yet). Pray for safety of all residents. Pray for our church as we are learning stories to share with our friends at River Trace. Pray for more volunteers and churches to partner with us by serving in the ministries we offer. Pray for more support for me and two others who serve full time and require full support.


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Fund ID: 009511-Richardson, D