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Mission Discovery In Honduras

Pastor David Braneky (Baptist Church of West Chester) shared,

I wanted to share these reflections with you from a member of our church who went on a mission trip to Honduras this summer as part of an IM Discovery Team in partnership with a church from Cooperstown, New York. The journal should read that Cynthia Falk is a member of that church in New York, not BCWC, although she is Jim and Betty Layton's daughter and was raised at BCWC so I guess she could be considered our own. 

International Ministries Journal: Go, Be Love in Honduras by Carson Cramer:

 




Twelve of God's servants from DC, NY and PA were part of a special Discovery Trip earlier this summer, to support the ministry Dilia Zelaya is co-facilitating in Honduras. There were six teenagers and six adults being led by Dr. Cynthia Falk from the Baptist Church of West Chester(PA) to be the hands and feet of Christ in Azacualpa for nine days.  A local house had been identified to be the main construction project for the group. They dug trenches, carried rocks, poured cement to make the small house more accessible for its owner, Hilda. The group delivered groceries to local families, served children at the lunch program, co-facilitated VBS sessions and led impromptu games of soccer. The team was housed at the Children's Home where they experienced the challenges of interrupted electricity and flat tire. The many interruptions did not distract them from fulfilling God's purpose. During a day trip into the mountains to see more of the countryside, stand at the border with Guatemala, the group was able to witness some of the problems that plague today's world, including what to do with all the waste being produced. This side trip took them by the dump, a hillside strewn with trash. 

Youtube Clip with pictures from the trip:


    by Mark Mahserjian-Smith Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 9/19/2017
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    ABCOPAD Biennial Planning

     

     

    The ABCOPAD Biennial Leadership Conference (BLC) planning committee gathered at the First Regular Baptist Church of Huntingdon (Pastor John Staje was our host) to begin planning the 2018 BLC. Please keep the team in your prayers as they plan. Our Region Vice President Apryl Glunt led the meeting. The 2018 event will take place once again at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. The dates we have set will be Oct. 18 - 20, 2018 (dates will be confirmed soon).

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 9/13/2017
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    Brian and Lynette Smith

     

    Mark Mahserjian-Smith had lunch with Brian and Lynette Smith and their two boys. It was great catching up with these partners in ministry who are called to be IM Missionaries to Haiti. Brian and Lynette are ABCOPADers from the First Baptist Church of Cambridge Springs. Please keep Brian, Lynette, and their family in your prayers as they raise the necessary support to minister in Haiti.

    You can contact Mark or contact Brian and Lynette directly if you would like to receive information from them and possibly have them come to your church. They really are an amazing family and terrific partners in ministry.

    https://www.internationalministries.org/teams/840-smith-brian-lynette 

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 9/13/2017
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    Erika Spring Ordination

     

     

    It was a night of rejoicing at North Hills Community Baptist Church as the congregation joined together to ordain Erika Spring to the ministry of the Gospel. Erika had two friends join in the celebration: Rev Sarah Bird and Rose Marinucci. Rev Alan Berg represented the Pittsburgh Baptist Association at the service and presented Rev. Spring with her ordination certificate. Her father, Tim Spring, gave a challenging message. What a blessed event for this congregation and family!

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 9/13/2017
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    Luther Wesley Smith Award

     

    Jeff Johnson had the privilege of being at the First Baptist Church of Lansdale where our former staff member, Eric Kraihanzel is the Senior Pastor. He was there to kick off their month long emphasis on missions. He was there as well, to present Pastor Eric on behalf of our denomination, the Luther Wesley Smith Award given to an American Educator who has had an impact on formal christian education at one of our eighteen American Baptist college or seminary.  

    Eric was nominated by our region staff, camps, and churches. He chosen by a national selection committee earlier this year based on his work at Eastern university, in our region, and at Camp Ichthus.

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 9/13/2017
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    Indian Creek Baptist Church
    Campground Ministry

     


     

    For thirty five summers Indian Creek Baptist Church has been holding Sunday “Campground Services” at the local “Mill Run Campground”.  It began in 1983 with several of the Deacons and the Choir Director taking turns as speakers from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The Pastor was also recruited as speaker.  The service consisted of singing a song, then an opening prayer, several more songs chosen by the attendees, followed by a 15-20 minute devotional by the speaker.  A closing song and closing prayer. 

    This was all taking place at the end of the water slide with rushing water and a pool gurgling at the bottom. There was a little shelter there where shoes, towels and clothing could be stored and provided some protection from the weather if it was raining. Not the best location, but we all enjoyed being able to have a worship service at the campground. Eight years later, (1991) the camp ground built us a “chapel.” Actually it is a picnic pavilion with a cement floor and folding picnic tables, lights and is more centrally located in the camp ground. Compared to the water slide location it represented a huge step up and we had our “chapel”.

    As the campground has grown (now Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park) so has our ministry. We have had people from all over the world including England, Central America, South America, Europe, and Japan. We have had visitors from a large number of states which include the two hard ones of Alaska, and Hawaii. Our ministry now includes giving out Bibles, various literature, “The Ultimate Question” booklet and “Our Daily Bread” booklet. For the children we give out small toy gifts. The campground provides coffee and hot water for tea or hot chocolate.

    For the past four years, we have also been blessed to have different volunteer speakers from Indian Creek Baptist Church for our campground services. We are blessed to have so many who are willing to tell others of the Good News of Jesus. We have both men and women speakers. The age range for our speakers has been from 11 years of age to 95 years of age. Truly a tribute to our church and community. With God’s help and blessing Indian Creek Baptist will continue this unique service to further His Kingdom for many more years or until Jesus returns.

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 9/4/2017
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    IM Discovery Team - Honduras

     

     

    Caron Cramers , a member of the Baptist Church of West Chester, shares these reflections on a recent mission trip.

    Twelve of God's servants from DC, NY and PA were part of a special Discovery Trip earlier this summer, to support the ministry which Dilia Zelaya is co-facilitating in Honduras. There were six teenagers and six adults being led by Dr. Cynthia Falk (she is the daughter of Jim and Betty Layton). They went to be the hands and feet of Christ for nine days.  

    Here are Caron Cramer's reflections about the summer trip:

    "Go, Be, Love" summarizes what God put on my heart to carry back to "my world" in the United States. I have to say that God was preparing me to hear this message before I went to Honduras. Our pastor preached on the subject and I read, Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker which speaks to this very subject. While spending 9 days in Honduras, I had the privilege of witnessing and participating in that way of living. Dilia is an amazing mentor, friend, and servant of our Lord. She lives the gospel of Jesus at the mission site, in the community, and spreads it with love worldwide. I was one of many who were touched and hope to continue to spread Jesus' message to our community in Pennsylvania and beyond. My family and I helped rebuild a woman's home. We worked with kids at schools and with their feeding program, shared God's word, prayed, and delivered food and supplies to the community in the mountain. We loved all whom we met. I opened my arms. and heart to LOVE. I grew up in the church and have been a born again Christian since age 9. Things around me changed, and I wasn't changing the way I should. I was willing to sit in the pews and let people come to worship; come to Jesus. Since my trip to Honduras, I realize that I need to show the Jesus in me. It's time for me to get out of my comfortable pew and be Jesus' helper. To Go, Be, and Love. 

     
    by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General ~ Date: 8/31/2017
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    2017 Love Unlimited Worship

     

    Mark Mahserjian-Smith joined in morning worship at Love Unlimited. It was a great time of worship with the Praise team leading the singing and Minister Curley Jett delivering the message. It was also Communion Sunday and Pastor Wiley Anderson assisted Minister Jett in serving the elements. Following worship the church family came to our house for a picnic with lots of delicious food. The kids spent spent time in the pool and everyone had a relaxing and joy filled afternoon. We have such amazing partners in ministry.

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 8/21/2017
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    Upland Baptist Church Summer Ministry

     

    Kevin Walden was asked by Pastor Brenda Shaw to give the Bible lesson at Upland Baptist's summer ministry program. The kids walk to the church for the program and are also given a free meal. It's a part of a larger community program. The church received an ABCOPAD grant to help with the funding. We talked about Jesus feeding the 5000 (men) and their families today. The blue sparkle table cloth was our "pretend" Sea of Galilee. And yes, we had 5 loaves and 2 (dori) fish. I also pointed out to the kids that this is the only miracle in all four Gospels.

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 8/21/2017
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    2017 Coming Together for New Jersey

     


    Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey when it hit the East Coast in October 2012. A joint effort of ABHMS and American Baptist Churches of New Jersey, “Coming Together for New Jersey…Rebuild, Renew and Restore” provides another mission opportunity to serve, July 8-15, 2017. Here's a great shot of our volunteer team.

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 7/9/2017
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    Pastor Ward Beers
    Permanent Certification

     

    Congratulations to Pastor Ward Beers who recently received Permanent Certification at Breedtown Baptist in Titusville. Ward is an exceptional brother in Christ, and great pastoral leader. He and his wife Debbie have been seeking the Lord's will for their lives for several years. He is a tremendously humble man of God.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 7/5/2017
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    Riverside Pastors' Breakfast

    Get there any way you can! Here's Rev. Jeff Evans (New Hope Community Church in Broomall) on his ride to the Riverside Pastors' Breakfast. Way to go Pastor Jeff!

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 7/5/2017
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    Logan's Valley Baptist Church
    Community Garden

    Rev Funteller Jackson sent pictures of the Logan's Valley Baptist Church in Bellwood, PA working on the community garden at their church. The team was putting down plastic to prevent weeds from springing up. It was great to see this community mission project moving forward. By the church family offering space in the community for a garden the congregation maintains a connect to the neighborhood. Thanks Pastor Funteller for sharing these photos of the church doing missional outreach!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 7/5/2017
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    La Paz Mexico
    Multi-Generational Mission Trip

     

     

    This mission trip was designed to create serving opportunities for all ages. Volunteers partnered with two ministries in La Paz, Mexico, to help them as they try to reach the neighboring communities with God's love and a hope for a brighter future.

    Church Plant - One of the churches is Primera Iglesia Bautista de La Paz (FBC La Paz). It is one of the Baptist congregations in the city of La Paz. They are active in many kinds of ministry and have thriving discipleship ministries. We helped FBC, La Paz, with a church plant in the town of Los Planes. The church in Los Planes has outgrown its current structure, which it is renting, and has begun construction on a new structure, on property that it owns. Pastor Juan Carlos is pastor of this church and is eager to complete the new structure so that they can stop paying rent on the first property. 

     

     

     

      

    Ranch El Camino - Volunteers helped to get the 40-acre camp ready for their summer camp programs. There was construction work, gardening, painting and more! They also spent some time each day in the local community serving families and children with Pastor Juan Jose Murua.... playing sports like baseball, softball, soccer or volleyball.

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries ~ Date: 7/2/2017
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    Pastor David Myers Retirement

     

    The congregation at Elizabeth Baptist Church in southwest PA gathered to celebrate the 33 years of ministry of Pastor David and Tara Myers who retired today after serving for twelve years.

     

    Their daughter-in-law played the piano and provided special music, along with the choir.

     

    Pastor David's message focused on the church's need to do evangelism, sharing our faith wherever, whenever, with whoever by being present in the present.

     

    Following the worship service a wonderful buffet lunch was provided in the fellowship hall with a program lead by the head of the church's deacon board with a time given for people to share their thanks and memories which many folks did. During his more than three decades of professional ministry, Pastor David served several churches in WV where he was born and raised, as well as several in PA. Pray for this church and all other congregations seeking new pastoral leadership.

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 7/1/2017
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    VBS Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church

      

    Rev. Chuck Layne from the Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church near Kittanning, PA, sent this message and lots of photos taken during their recent Vacation Bible School.

     

     

     

    They used the Mighty Fortress VBS curriculum, and held it in June 4-8 with a closing program on the 9th. They had an average of 17 students each night.


    A little explanation of the photo of me with sword & shield: I was a little bit in character with sword & shield. The paper strands are my chain mail armor (imagination required).  

    We received offerings throughout the week for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox postage & a World Vision fresh water well project being sponsored by our children's Sunday School classes. So each night, I would add new links to my armor for every dollar received. I ended up with over 320 links! Which kept getting trickier to get into each night. I also did not have a helmet to wear, so I resorted to other silly hats from previous Bible Schools.

     

    A good VBS that reached the children in our church and others from our communities.

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 7/1/2017
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    Familiar Faces in Portland

     

    The ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit is underway at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Who's there? Check out some of the familiar faces that Frank Frischkorn has met:

    I just started through the Hall of Ministries and ran into Ryan at the AMOS booth! Ryan is a lay leader from the North Hills Community Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, who is volunteering at the booth this week! I got to meet Christy Lafferty as well. 

     

    Great to catch up with my friends from Royersford! Pastor's Alan and Karen Selig and IM staffer Stan Slade....

     

    Here's Roland Shanks. Since leaving West Shore Baptist Church, Camp Hill, over thirteen years ago, Roland has been serving as a pastor in the Northwest.

     

    I met David and Patty Bilyeu this morning. David is a Pastor at the church where Erika Spring (recently recommended for ordination by the Pittsburgh Baptist Association and daughter of Tim and Pauline Spring) serves as an associate in the Great Rivers Region. Patty is a newly called staff member on the Great Rivers Region staff...she officially starts tomorrow. Please pray for her!

     

    A few of our servants from the Office of the General Secretary , Drs. Al Fletcher and Jeff Woods. Al (on the left) is the Interim Associate General Secretary for Mission Resource Development and Jeff (on the right) serves as the Associate General Secretary for Regional Ministries.

     

    I had the joy of sitting with Thelma Lowthert (First English Baptist Church in Bloomsburg) this evening. Thelma is super excited about the mission trip to Alaska that is coming up the end of August. Hopefully it will be a little cooler than Portland is right now!

     

    I caught up with Pastor George Herrick this afternoon in the Hall of Ministries. George and his wife Gladys are currently serving an Interim in the Living Waters Association of ABC of NYS. 

     

    It was a blessing to share the MMBB Luncheon with Pastor Steve Brotzman and his wife, Annette (Pastor, FBC, Beaver Falls) and Brian Smith, newly endorsed IM missionary to Haiti. Brian and his wife Lynette have their roots at FBC, Cambridge Springs, and are currently in language school out in Bloomington, Indiana to learn Creole.

     

    One of the joys of Mission Summit gatherings are connected with dear friends, and Pastors Jim and Hazel Oldham definitely fit that bill! Jim served with us on regional staff as interim Area Minister in Pittsburgh Baptist Association a number of years ago, and they are enjoying retirement in the Dakotas.

     

    So much fun to share a meal with Pastor Rusty and Michelene Horning! They serve at FBC, Shinglehouse and thoroughly enjoy coming to the Mission Summit!

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General ~ Date: 6/30/2017
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    Rev Gary Bruland Retirement

    On June 25th, the West Shore Baptist Church in Camp Hill held a retirement celebration for Rev. Gary Bruland. Pastor Gary and his wife Esther have been at the church for over 12 years. The congregation thanked both Pastor Gary and Esther for their faithful service and dedication to ministry during morning worship and held a luncheon following the service. A number of people delivered messages of gratitude including Moderator for the church, and ABCOPAD President Doug Hill, and our own Regional Executive Pastor Frank Frischkorn. Special thanks to Pastor Gary and Esther for their partnership in ministry.

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/30/2017
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    West Shore Associate Pastor

     

    The West Shore Baptist Church (Harrisburg Association) welcomed into membership their Associate Pastor Greg Kabakjian and his wife Alexis. Pastor Greg and Alexis were married last month. They are special couple and it was easy to see how happy they are being in love and serving Jesus at West Shore. 

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/30/2017
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    June 2017 Notes & News


    Notes and News
    June 2017

    Growth Points June 2017

    The June edition of Notes & News, Thoughts & Views is now available

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 6/16/2017
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    Beaver Falls Pentecost

     

    Jeff writes:
    I spent Pentecost Sunday morning in the town of Beaver Falls, where Rev. Steve Brotzman is pastor of First Baptist Church and former administrator for our Church Leadership Institute. But, I wasn't at First Baptist. Over a half dozen churches (mainline, Pentecostal, independent) in town cancelled their own worship services in their own buildings and gathered in the auditorium in the local high school for a Church service with a capital "C". It was awesome to see cultural, gender, generational, and denominational diversity participating in the service and present for the gathering. Pastor Steve led the prayer time receiving requests and then asking someone in the gathering to commit to intercede for the spoken need for the next week. I provided the morning message and led an invitation at the end where many people responded by coming to pray with the pastors. Communion was then shared. A choir made up of members of the various churches provided special music. A true foretaste of heaven!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/5/2017
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    FBC of Blossburg 150th Anniversary

     

    The First Baptist Church of Blossburg celebrated 150 years of faithful ministry. Lay Leader Ralph Mundis and the other leaders put together a wonderful service of remembrance and challenge. Interim Pastor Jim Shay couldn't be present so retired Pastor John Shypelefski brought the message this morning.

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/3/2017
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    Pittsburgh Baptist Association
    Ordination Council

     

    North Hills Community Baptist Church hosted the ordination council called by the Pittsburgh Baptist Association for Miss Erika Spring. Rev. Alan Berg, chair of the association's clergy and church relations council and pastor of the South Hills Community Baptist Church presided. Among a couple dozen supportive folks from her home, North Hills Community, pastors and delegates from nine different churches in the association gathered to question Erika about her theological beliefs, life experiences, and her call to ministry. Among the various things shared, Erika mentioned her desire to eventually become a prison chaplain. Right now she is serving as a children's minister in a church in Indiana. Erika has a real heart for Biblical justice as well as missions, having gone several times to Nicaragua with her home church, partnering with the AMOS ministry with which our region works. Erika's father, Rev. Tim Spring, is pastor of the North Hills Church. When Erika was asked what lessons for ministry she learned from him she shared #1 know your boundaries and know when to say no and #2 have a deep and profound love for people. In the end, those gathered blessed Erika's call and sent word to the word to conduct a formal ordination service which will be held in the near future. Of course, being Baptists, a time of fellowship with food followed the examination. 

     


     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 6/3/2017
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    FBC Factoryville ABW

     

    AB Women of First Baptist Church of Factoryville (Abington Association) assembled 170 health kits for Mennonite Community Central to be distributed overseas and overland. Items collected were hand towels, soap, toothbrushes and nailclippers.

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: Ministries, General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/29/2017
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    Salem Walk Chalk Baptist Church
    Mother-Daughter Banquet

    Mark Mahserjian-Smith had a chance to visit with Pastor Chuck Layne at the Salem Walk Chalk Baptist Church near Kittanning. The congregation was holding its annual Mother and Daughter banquet. About 80 ladies including little ones, moms, and grandmoms attended this exciting event. Pastor Chuck allowed me to join the men of the church cooking the food and serving the banquet. See the complete photo album HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    by Bud Russell Categories: General, Region Life ~ Date: 5/22/2017