EMMAUS ASSOCIATES (GLOBAL HORIZONS)
Paul and Kathy are working for Emmaus Associates (Global Horizons) where Paul is a Pastor at Baptist International Church in Sofia Bulgaria. The church serves both people of Bulgaria and many international visitors. Paul's ministry is to encourage and equip Christian leaders through Emmaus Associates.
AFRICA INLAND MISSIONS (AIM)
Bruce and Kate serve with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) as medical advisors. Bruce develops training of Family Practice doctors and Kate helps develop training for nurses.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST (IRELAND)
Gary and Valerie are serving with Youth for Christ Ireland, based in the Twin Cities. Gary works as a Ministry Development Coordinator and Valerie works as a Prayer Coordinator.
CONVERGE WORLDWIDE (CAMEROON)
Wilondja and Shirley Masongezi are called by God to plant a “cluster” of churches in the French-speaking region of Cameroon. They want to begin with small group Bible Studies and will be developing a team of leaders that will lead to church planting.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS (USA)
Mike and Jennifer serve in Colorado Springs where Mike is a Public Speaker/Tech Recruiter and teaches "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" courses. Jennifer grew up in a missionary family and spent a number of years as a missionary for Navigators. Mike grew up in Cambridge, and after college worked with the underprivileged in Minneapolis. He also traveled on short-term missions to other countries in the world.
CONVERGE WORLDWIDE (CAMEROON)
Tim and Amy are missionaries in Cameroon serving with Converge at Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary. Tim trains young men to become pastors. Amy mentors young women through Bible study and prayer groups.
TEENS FOR CHRIST
Chad and Britt Peterson serve with Teens For Christ in Hudson, Wisconsin, training teens to serve Christ, encouraging Bible memorization and participate in Bible quiz competitions.
CHILDREN'S SHELTER OF CEBU (PHILIPPINES)
Joel and Jinkee serve at Children's Shelter of Cebu, Philippines. Joel oversees the CSC website and is a videographer. Jinkee serves as a Physical Therapist.
Don serves with WorldVenture in Englewood, Colorado, as a mobilization specialist helping with recruiting efforts. Cyd is aiming to assist with cross-cultural issues.
WYCLIFFE BIBLE TRANSLATORS
Dave and Sarah serve in Papua New Guinea and work with national translators to bring the Bible to the Sam people.
TRAINING LEADERS INTERNATIONAL
Duane serves as Vice President of TLI. In this role he is part of the processing team for TLI candidates, trains staff, helps write curriculum as needed, recruits teams that train pastors in various countries and teaches courses as part of those teams. Previously he was a pastor for 17 years in Nebraska.
Spring of Life is our sister church in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. In the 1990's it was a “house” church of about a dozen people; now it has an attendance of over 265 and at least six daughter churches. First Baptist Church has sent a number of mission teams to Spring of Life to conduct Day Camps (Vacation Bible Schools) and to repair a building.
The Kremenchuk Bible College is attached to the church and Pastor Alex Zigalenko, was both pastor of the church and director of the Bible College.
READ Ministries also grew out of this relationship with a number of men taking the lead to supply machines and materials so a Christian printing operation could take place in Ukraine.
Spring of Life has supported First Baptist Church with much prayer and encouragement for us.
The GO (Global Outreach) Team at First Baptist exists to facilitate mission opportunities and missionary support. Our church is financially and prayerfully supporting 20+ missionaries and over 20 mission projects. Each year we provide short-term mission trip opportunities for our congregation.
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