Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CBF Celebrates 20 Years...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship celebrated its 20th anniversary this past week at our annual General Assembly in Tampa, Florida.  It was a wonderful time of remembering our early beginnings and looking toward the future.  Our Gypsy Team also celebrated the comissioning of Jon and Tanya Parks who will join us in ministry among the Romany.  (more on the Parks to come)

Thank you to all who have supported Gypsy Ministries through the years with prayer, service, and giving.  We are looking forward to the next 20 years and what God has in store!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Trips That Make a Difference...

You have the opportunity to see God at work through the ministries of the Fellowship this October. CBF is committed to ministry among the world’s least evangelized and most marginalized people. The Romany are among Europe’s most despised and unwanted people. For nearly two decades CBF field personnel have been sharing Christ’s hope. Now, you can experience ministry firsthand among the Romany people in Eastern Europe. Travel October 7-17 with CBF field personnel and staff to witness how God is changing lives.

Estimated cost: $2,600 (airfare and accommodations)

Destination: Eastern Europe, including Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Contact: Jennifer Graham at (678) 313-3999

Friday, June 3, 2011

Report on Medical Mission Trip

In Velka Lomnica, Slovakia, Jana (not her real name) came to the health presentation by Dorothy Cluff, a retired nurse from Viginia.    After the presentation, Jana stayed behind to ask questions about her diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer.  With her five-month old child on her hip, Jana shared her fears.  After we answered her questions and encouraged her to follow her doctor’s advice, Jana was still afraid.  So I offered the only thing I had to share – I prayed for peace and healing.  We parted with a hug and a teary smile.
Group near Stara Lubovna, SK
Pray that Jana will be healed and can look forward with hope to the future with her family.
Dorothy came to Slovakia to share during a series of presentations called Healthy Moms - Healthy Children.  A total of 320 women were present for the presentations which took place during one week in eleven different cities.  Praise the Lord for such a good turn out and for the lives which were touched.
Pray a word of thanks for servants like Dorothy Cluff who are hearing and responding to the call to minister among the Roma.