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Honduras


Philippines


  • Philippines Earthquake Update

    Information continues to trickle in from North Cotabato in the Philippines. The number of churches severely impacted stands at seven. We have also received a list of GBBC students, GBBC alumni, and MBI alumni who have been effected by this tragedy. Many are in evacuation camps or with family members and fear returning to their homes due to landslides. The names below are just current and former students who remain active in General Baptist churches

    GBBC faculty, students, and staff have raised PHP 55,000.00 for the relief portion of this recovery effort  GBIM has matched that amount  a team from GBBC will visit North Cotabato to deliver relief goods this week

    GBIM also continues to work with the General Baptist Church of the Philippines and their relief team to see what assistance can be offered.  This is one of those operations where there will be both a relief phase and a recovery phase  your gifts and donations are needed and appreciated

    Affected by Earthquake

    Present Students

    1. Jason Awe – Barangay Embassy
    2. Venjim Inanao- Barangay Embassy
    3. Roberto Semera- Barangay Buena Vida
    4. Jason Maway – Barangay Buena Vida
    5. Dionesio Buned – Barangay Indangan
    6. Jennerie Ando – Barangay Cabilao
    7. Joan Piobacanto – Pigcawayan
    8. Jezcil Usanastre – Pigcawayan

    GBBC Alumni

    1. Mardy Ando Mendez- Barangay Cabilao
    2. Shelame Alud – Barangay Cabilao
    3. Geraldin Bugoy Canete – Barangay Cabilao
    4. Eljohn Ando – Barngay Cabilao
    5. Winerose Guinang – Barangay Cabilao
    6. Angelica Laman – Barangay Cabilao
    7. Alfie Alilian – Barangay Indangan
    8. Jayson Alilian – Barangay Indangan
    9. Jesan Ogot Lumanda- Barangay Buena Vida
    10. Margely Ogot – Barangay Buena Vida
    11. Carmer Maway – Barangay Buena Vida
    12. Angelyn & Gracelyn Ondos – Barangay Marber
    13. May & Jenelyn Lechedo’s Parent – Barangay Bato
    14. Mary Grace Ogoy Lopez – Barangay Kanapolo
    15. John Mark Pulong – Barangay Buenavida

    MBI Alumni

    1. Pastor & Mrs Rodrigo Alud – Barangay Cabilao
    2. Pastor & Mrs Marcelo Ando- Barangay Cabilao
    3. Pastor & Mrs Marcial Ando – Barangay Cabilao
    4. Charlene Ando – Barangay Cabilao
    5. Floramea Bulao – Barangay Cabilao
    6. Pastor Adriel Tomon – Barangay Cabilao
    7. Pastor & Mrs. Jun Ando – Barangay Buena Vida
    8. Pastora Myrna Linao – Barangay Buhay
    9. Pastor Sanchie Lopez- Barangay Buhay
    10. Pastor & Mrs Napoleon Inggo- Barangay Indangan
    11. Pastor Rey Cabaling – Barangay Cabilao
    12. Pastor Roy Cabaling – Barangay Buea Vida
    13. Pastor & Mrs Edgar Gumanan – Barangay Bulakanon
  • Initial Reports of Damaged GB Churches in Philippines

    GBIM is asking your prayers for these churches and pastors. These are only church facilities, one can only imagine what some of the members homes must look like.

    Upper Indagan, Kidapawan, North Cotabato

    The pastor of this congregation is Pastora Mercy Inggo.

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    Lower Indagan GBC, Kidapawan, North Cotabato

    The pastor is Cedinio AlIlian

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    Imbo GBC, Kidapawan, North Cotabato

    The pastor is Roland Imbo

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    Kidapawan, officially the City of Kidapawan or referred to as Kidapawan City, is a 3rd class city and capital of the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 140,195 people.

    Biawan, Makilala, North Cotabato

    Pastor Rey Cabalin

    Biawan GBC

    Buenavida GBC, Buenavida, Makilala, North Cotabato

    Pastor Jusilino Ando

    Buenavida GBC

    Makilala, officially the Municipality of Makilala, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 83,851 people.

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    Other Confirmed Churches

    Two other churches have been affected but no pictures because the roads are not accessible anymore:

    Apoy Apoy GBC- Pastor Ramel Maway
    Buhay GBC – Pastora Florame Bulao

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  • Philippines Hit by Second Earthquake

    By Joyce Porcadilla

    We experienced another earthquake today. It was very strong. Reports said it was magnitude 6.4. We had to cancel classes and let the staff and teachers go home after checking all the building.

    By God’s Grace we are all safe but a lot of our buildings on campus have a lot of cracks. Some houses of our staff and students and former students in North Cotabato collapsed.

    We are still checking and confirming all damages caused by the series of earthquakes we experienced for the past two weeks now.

    Please give today as we prepare to assist our General Baptist family in the Philippines.

  • GBBC Update

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  • MBI Sponsorship

    Matigsalug Bible Institute

    matigsalugFounded by General Baptists in 1978, the Matigsalug Bible Institute in Mindanao, Philippines has been training pastors and Christian workers  for ministry in the tribal areas of Mindanao.  The staff members, the students and their families live in a community and are growing in their Christian walk. Many great steps have been made to make the school less dependent by planting the rice fields and raising tilapia.

    How Can I Help?

    Students may also be sponsored  for $500 for 1 year.  If you would like to help sponsor a student, click on the thermometer below, fill out the information, click “specific project” and then select “Matigsalug Bible Institute.” Or download this sheet and return to General Baptist International Ministries.

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  • Ed Stevens Offering 2015

    gbim logo smallThis project is to help our national churches become more strategic in their church planting effort. This years “Strategic Church Initiative” church plant is in support of the General Baptist Church of the Philippines, Inc. (GBCPI) “Church Lot Acquisition Project” or CLAP.  It is a matching grant which matches dollar for dollar the amount of money GBCPI is able to raise in the CLAP program. Stipulations:gbcpi

    1. The church will be located in a strategic location geographically.
    2. The location as significant potential to be a church planting base for the surrounding area and/or surrounding people group.
    3. This project will be in an area that does not create a situation of improbable geographic distance from the rest of our GB churches.
    4. The current project is to purchase a church lot for a church plant in Cagayan de Oro with GBCPI.
    5. Funds left from the project will be used for future Strategic Church Plants in one of our various fields.

     

India

  • India Association March 2020 Update

    The India Association reports Dorcas Sewing Centers active in seven villages including Mangampadu, Balijapadu, VAnchangi, Konda Lingamparthi, Raparthi, Ramanayyapeta, and Pavara.  There are nearly 150 ladies receiving tailoring classes each day in these centers and be ministered to by a local congregation daily.

    India Association Pastor's Meeting

    India Association Pastor’s Meeting March 2020

    A new group of tribal pastors met on March 2 in the village of Goligonda.  Pastor Prakash visited two churches and interactive with 15 pastors in that particular areas.  The association is always on the search for new villages to reach with the Dorcas ministry and to assist people physically and spiritually. The main pastors meeting also took place in Pithapuram on March 12.  There were 16 pastors in attendance, they had a time of prayer together for the various churches.

    The association was also involved in helping 30 poor women and widows with clothing during the month and were able to reach 15 families with the gospel in the first three weeks of the month as well as benevolent ministry to 25 people and pastors.

    The India Association typically conducts a season of Lent prayers each year, but those prayer meetings only lasted until March 21, 2020, when the Indian government initiated restrictions due to COVID-19.  Large group gatherings for India Association ceased on March 21 and the Dorcas Sewing Centers stopped meeting temporarily on March 25.

  • India Medical Camp

    Pastor Jessey reports a successful Medical Camp in the rural areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states in India. The medical camps were conducted in the villages of Thummileru and Ramanakkapet. The two camps were able to touch the lives of 456 people.

    Local newspaper coverage

    Pastor Jessey reports that the camps attracted media attention in both locations with local newspapers publishing articles in both locations. “Media was interested to know what we were doing and why we were doing it.”

    The community of Thummileru was only accessible by boat.  The entire team, with supplies, had to take an hours boat ride in order to conduct the camp.

    Pastor Jessey further explained that they had originally scheduled the camp for three days and three villages but ran out of medication after the second day.

    Arriving by boat

    Every day, 23,000 people die in India; 6,000 of those die due to lack of proper medical attention and the lack of medical facilities. According to the latest statistics, there is only one doctor for every 1,700 Indians. India is a nation of 1.3 billion people, and 70% of the population live in rural areas with inadequate or no medical programs. Sadly, this results in people dying from diseases which could easily have been treated with basic medication.

    Responding to this pressing need, medical camps are conducted particularly in remote villages without access to medical facilities (like doctors and pharmacies nearby) or where people live below the poverty line and therefore can never afford to visit a doctor or a medical facility.

    A typical medical camp cost $500 a day and may last for 2-3 days.  Calvary Grace has a goal to conduct several of these each year as funds are available.

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  • Autorickshaw Livelihood Project

    Pastor Joseph, a close associate of Pastor Jessey received a new rickshaw in mid-February 2020. Funds were raised for a used rickshaw but Pastor Joseph decided to get a new rickshaw instead. According to Pastor Jessey, “We tried very hard to find a used rickshaw in good condition but we couldn’t.”

    Pastor Joseph and family

    The total price was $2,857. The price difference between used and new will be paid in payments with Pastor Joseph paying the difference to a finance company.

    Proud recipients of a GBIM livelihood project

  • Calvary Grace Ministry Center

    Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministry Center

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    Calvary Grace Ministry Center Construction

    Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministries has for over 30 years focused on evangelism and outreach ministries.  Calvary Grace has a combined membership of 850 and through these ministries God has increased their number.

    It is important for the Calvary Grace Association to have ministry center to centralize their various ministries and provide a home for the Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home.

    Currently construction is under way on this ministry center but we would like to assist Calvary Grace in reaching their goal by raising $20,000 to help them complete phase one of this project. Ultimately Rev. Jessey Vemula would like to see this facility serve as ministry center, children’s home and team house for Mission One teams.

    How Can I Help?

    To make a donation please click here, fill out the form, click yes under “Is this donation to be designated for a specific project or mission?”, then “other” and put “Calvary Grace Ministry Center” under “other designation.” Or click the thermometer below and donate securely by credit card or debit card.

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  • Lydia Sewing Centers

    Lydia Sewing Centers

    sewing machineThe Calvary Grace General Baptist ministry was started in 1984, by Rev. Charles Vemula. He ran the ministry for 31 years and in that time God enabled him to do many things which include planting 42 churches, raising 27 pastors, and witnessing to many unreached people.

    The Lydia Sewing Centers, a ministry of Calvary Grace, exist to teach poor and disadvantaged ladies of India to sew and to reach them for the gospel. Most of these ladies and Hindus and, because of cultural mandates, can only be reached by women, especially our General Baptist Bible women.

    On completion of their course, students from the Lydia Sewing Centers are given a sewing machine on a matching funds basis. The ladies are required to raise their portion and the Centers pay the remaining $100.

  • India Festivals Project

    India Festivals Projects

    INDIA_-_ChristmasPrakash and Jemima Pamu minister in the Andhra Pradesh area of India.  Among their projects is an outreach to widows during various Christmas and Easter festivals.  New clothing and bed sheets are provided for poor believers during the Christmas season. Every year 500 sarees are given to poor widows.

    To make a donation please click here, fill out the form, click yes under “Is this donation to be designated for a specific project or mission?”, then “other” and put “India Festivals Project” under “other designation.”

  • India Audio Bibles

    India Audio Bibles

    audio-biblestories-main-16x9-2__large169Not every convert can read their Bible but by giving audio
    Bibles not only can these people learn more about God but they can grow spiritually.  Cost is $100.

    Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministries has for over 30 years focused on evangelism and outreach ministries.  Calvary Grace has a combined membership of 850 and through these ministries God has increased their number.

    To make a donation please click here, fill out the form, click yes under “Is this donation to be designated for a specific project or mission?”, then “other” and put “India Audio Bibles” under “other designation.”

  • Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home

    Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home

    MDG : Malnutrition : Indian homeless eat food at a feeding programme for poor in Hyderabad, IndiaChildren are taken from the streets, abandonment situations and families that cannot care for them and are provided for by the Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home a ministry of Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministries.

    Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministries has for over 30 years focused on evangelism and outreach ministries.  There are over 40 churches with a number of ministries.

    This children’s home is a ministry of the Calvary Grace Association and currently is home to needy children.  The number of children varies based on the need.   What an awesome responsibility and ministry this association has taken on!  Your sponsorship will help meet Calvary Grace supply food, shelter, and education for these needy children.

    To make a donation please click here, fill out the form, click yes under “Is this donation to be designated for a specific project or mission?”, then “other” and put “Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home” under “other designation.”

  • Grace Home for Women

    Grace Home for Women

    Women in ChhattisgarhGrace Home for widows helps poor and aged widows in the church. This ministry began in 2010 when a General Baptist Women’s team visited India.  The widows are helped with $2-3 in the form of rice, oil, essential commodities, or cash.  Twenty-one widows are being assisted at this time.

    To make a donation please click here, fill out the form, click yes under “Is this donation to be designated for a specific project or mission?”, then “other” and put “India Grace Home for Women” under “other designation.”

  • Dorcas Sewing Centers

    Dorcas Sewing Centers

    sewing machineOriginally the Dorcas Sewing Centers were started by Pastor Suvarna Raj to get destitute women off the streets, enable them to earn a livelihood, and introduce them to faith in Jesus Christ. Prakash and Jemima (Pastor Raj’s daughter) Pamu continue to minister in the Andhra Pradesharea of India. We praise the Lord that over the years hundreds of women have come to the Lord through the Dorcas Sewing Centers.

    Dorcas Sewing Centers exist to teach poor and disadvantaged ladies of India to sew and to reach them for the gospel. Most of these ladies and Hindus and, because of cultural mandates, can only be reached by women, especially our General Baptist Bible women.

    On completion of their course, students from the Dorcas Sewing Centers are given a sewing machine on a matching funds basis. The ladies are required to raise their portion and the Centers pay the remaining $100.

Mexico

  • Lowery Update March 1, 2021 (Honduras)

    As of today, I have been in Honduras for three weeks. The last few weeks have passed by so quickly. I arrived in Honduras on Monday, February 8th. I was able to spend one full day at Faith Home before transitioning to Siguatepeque, Honduras for language school. I am currently living with a Honduran family that consists of the mom, Carmen, and her three adult daughters. Living with a Honduran family has been a neat experience. I have had the opportunity to try many new foods and experience the Honduran culture firsthand. Carmen makes sure to include me in everything the family does. Family is very important to them and family members stop by to visit daily. One weekend I went to a birthday party at a lake where we had cake and soda to celebrate. Another weekend we went to a campground where some of the family planned to spend the night. Many family members came and spent the afternoon together walking around or cooking dinner. The campground was higher up in the mountains and had beautiful views. I wore jeans, a long sleeve shirt, and a jacket! That marked the first time I ever felt cold in Honduras.

    I started language school full time on Monday, February 15th. I already feel like I have made a lot of progress in speaking the language. For me, it is a lot easier to learn to read/write the language than it is to speak the language. Now I have opportunities all day long to use what I know, and the progress has been amazing. The language school administrator feels that if I am able to attend in-person classes for up to five months I will be at a medium-high advanced level. Though this is more time than I had planned to spend at language school, I will need to speak the language very well in order to provide the best education possible to the children at Faith Home.

    This past Friday we went on a field trip to a village where Lenca (one of the indigenous Honduran people groups) women live and make pottery to sell. We were able to see different parts of the pottery process. Some of the kids even had a chance to operate the pottery wheel. The pottery is typically black with off-white designs. This is achieved through shaping the pottery, baking it, putting another type of clay in a pattern on top of the cooked clay, baking it a second time with a lot of smoke, then removing the pattern. The smoke turns the clay black, but once the design is removed, the area beneath is the original color. The pottery is then sealed and polished. Each beautiful piece is hand designed.

    Personal Update
    Overall, things have been going well, though I cannot say this transition has been completely easy. I miss my friends and family along with the comforts of home. I am so thankful that my host home and my house at Faith Home have internet so that I can call/video chat with my family each week. This has also been a difficult transition for my family. Please continue to keep them in your prayers. Even though this transition has difficult moments, God is so gracious and continues giving me a peace that surpasses all understanding. I know this is exactly where He wants me to be. I am enjoying learning and experiencing the Honduran culture while attending language school and am looking forward to returning to Faith Home and getting settled into my house.

    Prayer Requests
    I am so grateful for all of you for your partnership in this ministry. Your prayers have helped sustain me as I have made the transition to living in Honduras, and your financial support allows me to be here, preparing to serve God through educational ministry at Faith Home. I am so excited to see the impact WE will have on the children at Faith Home, both educationally and spiritually.

    The following are current prayer needs:

    • prayers for language learning
    • prayers that the transition to living in Honduras continues to go smoothly
    • prayers that I am able to obtain my temporary residency
    • prayers for my family and friends during this transition
    • prayers for the children and staff at Faith Home

  • Medical Camp #16 (India): Ministry Van Needed!

    Medical Camp #16 – We give God all the glory and honor for opening the doors to sow the seed of God’s love and care in the lives of people. This village has nearly 900 families. We assisted 336 people with medicines. This camp was a great success too. Thank you all for your prayers and support.

    We want you to join us praising the Lord because it has been over a year since we started conducting medical camps in the most needy places. Many people have been affected through this ministry positively – both physically and spiritually. This has been a great tool to reach the unreached people.

    Every medical camp involves sharing the Gospel, sharing of proper hygiene, assessments by nurses and doctors, and distribution of medicines. It is also helping the local pastors to gain recognition in their locality. Which is helping them to project themselves as good people and well-wishers of their community. Hence, the oppositions and persecutions for their ministry are lowered.

    Also, these medical camps require a lot of time, money, and volunteers. We have seen, at times, over 500 patients in a single day. Our church members have been very involved and sacrificial with their time to help. Money has been coming in through brothers and sisters like you who love the Lord and their neighbors in India, but it takes at least $500 to do one medical camp.

    Costs include van rental, buying medical supplies, and meals for all the volunteers. The biggest portion of the money goes towards renting the transportation to the most interior and remote areas and back. When we rent these vans they can cost, for medical camps 15,000-20,000 rupees or $250-$350 per camp. This seems small but it adds up quickly. We intend to do medical camps monthly, so in a year we spend $2000-$4200. As you can see, the majority goes for transport alone.

    Almost every time we hire a bus for medical camps. On several occasions the bus owners were hesitant to go into the remote areas and stopped the bus outside the villages and forests. They were hesitant about the bad roads that could damage their vehicles and charged us extra money.

    We want to see more money go toward medical supplies so that we can help more people, so we are wanting to purchase our own 12-14 passenger van. By reducing this expense, van rental and driver payment, we can be a greater blessing.

    Some might ask why these medical camps are needed or important. When we go and do this we are not only blessing and helping many forgotten people, but we are sharing the Gospel and sowing the seed of Christ. Another reason is that sharing the Gospel is getting tougher because of the government rules and village leaders opposing it. As we are doing this we have realized that this is a great way to show people the love of Christ by providing medical services. Through this, we have seen, people are more willing to let us in and hear the gospel. Our goal is to do at least three day medical camps in three different needy areas in a month.

    As you can see the pictures of the bus we are needing for this wonderful project will perfectly meet our medical ministry need. This van costs $25,000. We ask you to join your hands with us for this great cause and be a part of this tremendous transformation that is going to happen through this medical ministry for the kingdom of God. This bus can also be used to transport mission teams as well.

    To give, visit donate.generalbaptist.com or text “give” to 573-282-7171 select International Missions and type “Calvary Grace Van” in the note field that appears, or send your gift to “Calvary Grace Van, c/o International Missions, 100 Stinson Dr., Poplar Bluff, MO. 63901. Any amount of help is accepted because every gift will help us to reach the goal. Thank you all and God bless you.

  • Brantley Update February 2021 (Philippines)

    Maayong Adlaw! (Good day!)
    Greetings to all of our supporters out there. Here we are at the end of another month. We are still watching the COVID situation closely in the Philippines. Number of cases seems to be decreasing some. The pattern thus far has been an update every 2 weeks or so from the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines. At this time, they are still not issuing 9A visas (tourist visas) without an exemption from the government in the the Philippines. Joyce, from the General Baptist Bible College, has been trying to contact the embassy in Manila in order to apply for the exemption, but has been unable to get through to anyone. Please continue to pray for this situation specifically.

    Here in the states, Schuyler has been filling in at Lilburn General Baptist Church. They have opened their arms and welcomed us as a part of their family. God has blessed us with extended church family. I have had the opportunity to teach Sunday school to a little girl who has stolen my heart! She is a precious soul. For those of you who may not know, I had a call to children’s ministry years ago. Part of deputation that has been hard for me is not being active in children’s ministry. So, during this delay, God has placed me where I can serve him.

    On a more personal note, we survived the snow of 2021! That is one thing I (Cathy) will not miss in the Philippines. I do not like cold weather. Everyday, Allie would come and ask me if I was going outside. I would ask if there was still snow on the ground. She’d say yes, I’d say no! Her dad was much more accommodating. I did go out to get one picture in the snow.

    The kids have been enjoying youth services at New Hope General Baptist Church on Wednesday nights. They have made some new friends that I pray they can keep in touch with once we leave.

    We thank you all for your prayers and financial support. We could not do the work God has called us to without you. Please continue to pray for America and the Philippines.

    God Bless
    The Brantley Family

    If you would like to help support the ministry God has called us to in the Philippines, checks made payable to GBIM with BRANTLEY FAMILY in the memo section may be sent to:
    General Baptist International Ministries
    100 Stinson Drive
    Poplar Bluff, Mo 63901

  • Medical Camp #15

    Recently, Calvary Grace Association completed their 15th Medical Camp. Pastor Jessey reports, “Upon the request of pastor Krupanandam we have conducted a medical camp and it was a great success. We were appreciated by the local leaders and requested us to come and help them at least once a year.”

    This village has nearly 1300 families but there is not a single Christian or a church nearby. It is Pastor Krupanandam’s desire to win this village for Jesus. Please remember Pastor Krupanandam, this village and the seed we have sown in your prayers. We helped 354 people with medicines.

    You can sponsor a medical camp by visiting donate.generalbaptist.com selecting International Missions in the form and then typing “Calvary Grace Medical Camp” in the notes box that will appear. Each day of a medical camp typically costs $500 USD. Thank you.

    CG Medical Camp #15

  • Esther: A Story of Christian Compassion (India)

    Being a widow in India is a difficult thing. According to the Times of India, “The Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act, as the name suggests, had legalised the remarriage of Hindu widows during the time of East India Company rule in 1856. Still, marrying a widow was considered a sin in Indian society. In many interior villages of India, a widow is still expected to lead a life of abstinence. Not only this, the stigma attached to widowhood is so deep that in some places widows are prohibited from attending auspicious ceremonies like marriage. Although not many would like to admit it, lack of education and awareness make people believe in many superstitions surrounding widows.

    Much of the ministry of India Association to women has sought to reverse and relieve the hardships of poor women and widows. Indeed, this is the mission of Grace Home for Widows and Poor Women.

    The lady in this story is named Esther. Here is her story as related by Pastor Prakash, “This woman named Esther was a widow having two daughters who are now studying in school. She lost her husband two years back. Now she lost her mother-in-law named Satyavathi who is our church member. On 14th February 2021 our Church gave her 25 kilograms (50 lbs.) of rice and two one litre cooking oil packets. We praise our Lord for His kindness. We reached her to show the love and kindness of our Lord Jesus.

    A gift of any amount to the Grace Home for Widows and Poor Women would go a long way in making a difference in the life of a dear lady in India. You may send your gift for Grace Home for Widows and Poor Women to GBIM, 100 Stinson Dr., Poplar Bluff, MO. 63901 or visit donate.generalbaptist.com, select International Missions, type in Grace Home for Widows in the notes box that appears and then the amount of your gift. It could change a life for eternity. Thank you.

  • Faith Home Field Council Highlights (Honduras)

    Ministry highlights for Faith Home begins with nine Faith Home youth were baptized in 2020 – Praise the Lord!

    Henry (one of our Faith Home alumni) continues to be a great asset to the Ministry. He continues to motivate the youth despite not being able to leave campus due to the pandemic. He is in charge of the praise band, has special youth services on Saturday nights, teaches English, gives music lessons, and is in charge of the transition program.

    Concerning the spiritual life of the children Pastor Miguel has taken back over as campus Pastor (due to the exit of Pastor Marco). Miguel can’t be in church services all the time due to his commitments to the churches outside, but has delegated people to be in charge of each area, and he Pastors/leads them well. He used the quarantine time to teach several of the Bible Institute classes and doctrine to the house-parents and older youth. The younger children continue to sing, pray, and preach in their weekly children’s church. The house-parents continue to teach Sunday school and daily devotions in the houses. The transition youth group have nightly devotions.

    Faith Home ministry during Pandemic When the pandemic hit in March 2020, we immediately closed our campus and sought alternate ways to meet the needs and continue the ministry of Faith Home: Groceries were ordered online and delivered to the gate (now Mauricio or Miguel pick them up). All other vendors (eggs, bread, water, etc.) deliver to the gate and are paid by the guard.

    The house-parents still get a monthly break from the children by taking their days off on campus. Vacations were taken in November and December with quarantines after. For several months, both the psychologist and teacher worked remotely through Skype. Now they are back to working in person, observing all the biosecurity measures (masks, distance, etc.). Those who leave campus wear masks when around the children and house-parents. Despite the doctor and psychologist contracting COVID-19 themselves, spread to the rest of the campus was avoided because they always follow biosecurity prevention measures on campus. We have a designated visitor area in the Faith Home church so that those who live off campus can worship with us (with masks, distance, etc.).

    The pandemic changed dramatically our transition program due to bringing the transition group back on campus, but despite the limitations, the current group seems to be maturing and preparing spiritually and mentally for the transition out of Faith Home.

    Henry is currently our Transition Coordinator with the help of our psychologist, Christina and Damary (Lisel’s nanny). We currently have six transition youth (16-18 years old) living inside campus due to the pandemic. The boys live with Henry in house #3 and the girls live in the back of the Whitson house with Christina supervising them. They are responsible for keeping the house clean, preparing their own meals, and stick to budget as we currently order groceries (due to pandemic). They each have an assigned job during the day in the office, school and yard maintenance.

    Due to the pandemic, we transferred all the students back to being registered at Emanuel Christian School in San Manuel because they were willing to work with us through Mr. Eder, our educational coordinator, to continue their education online utilizing computers in the classrooms at the Faith Home school building. The students also receive English and music classes from Henry.

    Children at Faith Home: Currently there are 43 children in the Faith Home Sponsorship program, this includes three toddlers (1-3); eight girls ages 4-11; eight boys ages 4-11; four girls ages 12-15, and four boys ages 12-15; six in transition program inside the campus due to COVID and two in outside transition housing; and eight children of house-parents.

    As of February 2021, 61 children have transitioned out of the sponsorship program at age 18 or above and 36 children have been fostered and returned to their families before turning 18.

    The number of active Faith Home sponsors at the end of 2020 were 468 compared to the 667 sponsorships needed.

    Faith Home continues to make a big difference in the lives of children in Faith Home. A sponsorship is $25 monthly and is as easy as visiting donate.generalbaptist.com, selecting Faith Home, enter Child Sponsor in the notes box that appears and then enter $25 for each sponsorship you desire in the amount box and check recurring. Thank you very much!

  • Robin Lowery Shares From Language Study

    I arrived in Honduras on Monday, February 8th. Time has flown since then. I had one full day at Faith Home, then I moved to Siguatepeque for language school. I’m living with a Honduran family that includes the mom and three adult daughters. Between language school and speaking Spanish in the home, I feel like I’ve learned so much already! I’m also learning more about the culture of Honduras. The last two Saturdays the family look me to see parts of Honduras. It’s such a beautiful country.

    Edit: I forgot to add that yesterday was the first time I ever felt cold in Honduras! It was rainy, and I was up in the mountains.

  • Yeomans Update

    God continues to save and send out disciples to make more disciples, even to the most remote places on earth! A ground-breaking ceremony will be taking place soon on this land, as a local pastor and the believers of G****y look forward to welcoming the very first church in their village, the first GB church in Africa! Thank you to those who pray for and support the work among unreached people groups around the world! He does great things!

  • Medical Camp #14 (India)

    Medical camp #14- to God be the glory. Medical camp was organized in this village by Pastor Prasangi. Pastor Prasangi has a church with 34 believers in this village. Upon his request we have conducted a camp and helped 412 people with medicines.

    You can sponsor a medical camp by visiting donate.generalbaptist.com selecting International Missions in the form and then typing “Calvary Grace Medical Camp” in the notes box that will appear. Each day of a medical camp typically costs $500 USD. Thank you.

    CG Medical Camp #14

  • Twenty-Two Baptized in Honduras

    There are so many difficult sights to see every time we pull out of the gate. So many continue to struggle to survive. Such things take a toll on a person, but thankfully there are other moments…moments to rejoice and praise God. There was such a day recently as 22 from five of our churches continued their journey of following Jesus by baptism. That is good stuff! That is exciting! May God’s grace fill them to overflowing!

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