Get Involved in a Missions Opportunity

May 7, 2018

Turkey

Ertan Cevik, president of the Turkish Baptist Alliance, and his daughter are hosting their annual summer camp for young adults (18-30 years of age) 24-29 June.  They have asked that the International Baptist Convention send a team of 8-10 people to support their camp with a speaker  and a small team to enjoy the fellowship of the experience.

Justin Hendricks from Emmanuel International Church, Paris, France, is going as the speaker. His wife as well as two others are also going, but we still have places for six more young adults.  The team could do any of the following:  participate/play with the worship team, lead some group games, participate in the events, go see some of the sights, and enjoy the fellowship.

The camp begins the evening of 24 June and concludes with breakfast on 29 June.  The camp is located one hour from Izmir.  You can fly into Izmir or Istanbul and the local team will pick you up and take you by van/bus to the camp.

The cost of the camp is 100€ which does not include travel to and from Turkey.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Scott Corwin, Director of Building Connections, at [email protected].

 

Moldova

For the last several years, Aviano Baptist Church has been raising money to purchase firewood needed by poor families in Crihana Veche, Moldova.  Moldova is the poorest country in Europe.  The average family lives on 6,000 Moldovan Leu per month — about $325.  Many of the poorest people live on just 1,200 Leu per month — about $65.  Most of the homes are heated with just a single wood-burning stove; however, with such limited incomes, poor families cannot afford to buy firewood to heat their homes.  In addition, a team goes each year to help with the firewood distribution, visit people in their homes, pray with them, and spread the Gospel.  More than just warmth and food, this ministry has eternal impact as nearly 200 people have trusted Christ in the last couple of years as a result of this ministry.

A team of seven people from ABC were just there in February.  Firewood and food was delivered to many homes, and 87 people made decisions for Christ in the three days the team was there.

For more information about how you or your church can be involved, contact Pastor Barry Cole at [email protected] or visit ABC’s website:  http://www.avianobaptist.church/moldova-mission.html 

Latvia

Church planter Oskar Lusis is requesting a volunteer team to help with a children’s outreach (VBS) this summer.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Scott Corwin, Director of Building Connections, at [email protected].

Lesbos, Greece

Another great opportunity is to work at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in June. Rodrigo Assis da Silva, pastor of Bethel IBC Frankfurt, is organizing this trip. Full details & contact information can be found here: http://all4aid.org/our-work/volunteer-trips/lesbos-june-2018/