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Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth"
December 5-13th Guatemala—Construction Team
January 4-11th Tizimin/Yucatan—VBS Team
Application and details for these mission opportunities are available on our website.
Mission Involvement, Locally and Globally (Migrant, Ukraine, Guatemala, Tizimin)
Guatemala: varying mission teams go down to Guatemala throughout the year. Dave Bond, former pastor at Sierra Baptist Oakdale, had served as coordinator for our missions involvement in Guatemala. We lost our dear brother to cancer in March and now Steve Shumaker, retired pastor from FBC Atwater, will be coordinating our missions partnership with our Baptist brothers in Guatemala. We will be sending information to our churches for opportunities of sponsoring schools for Christ (through SS classes or otherwise) and the mission trips opening up through the Monday youtubes/emails and the association website, www.thecvba.com Steve can be reached at email@example.com
Ukraine: in this part of our world, our brothers and sisters serve under a tension due to the Russian conflict. We sent a team over last September and plan to send another this fall. We have much to learn about a farm system of raising up leaders from within our churches from our Ukranian partnership. We aim this relationship to be a mutual encouragement and growth experience. Scott Bird, pastor at Anchor Bible Modesto firstname.lastname@example.org, and Andrew Cantrell, pastor at FBC Atwater , are keeping us apprised of opportunities of supporting in prayer and financial help to pastors and families in Ukraine. This information will be updated at www.thecvba.com
Tizimin: FBC Newman sponsors an annual mission opportunity to Tizimin, Yucatan where we will present the Gospel of Christ through Lifeway Vacation Bible School programs to the Mayan people in Tizimin and its surrounding villages. Your cost, or that of your church if you are sponsored by them, is only $590 for this week long adventure.
Watch the YouTube video of our 2018 Tizimin Trip, and if you want to be a part of this Christ-sharing opportunity, fill out the application, and send it along with your deposit check of $295 as directed in the application. While your check should be made out to FBC Newman, the memorandum line should read "Mission 2018 Deposit" as that is the designated fund into which it will be deposited.
Please Pray for Pastors in the Ukraine
Wife - Natasha
Children - Olga 19
Ministry - Zhenia is a pastor and church planter in Kherson oblast, Ukraine. After finishing his work on planting churches in Chaplynka region he recently moved to a new densely populated area to continue plant new churches. He is a graduate of Tavriyskiy Christian Institute where he serves as a part of Border of Trustees. Zhenia visits the troops with Good News in front lines and serves as a Chaplain.
Prayer needs - please, pray for repentance, maturing and spiritual development of the seekers and newcomers to his new group. Pray for growing new leaders. Pray for opportunity to purchase a House of Prayer for the Church.
Thank you so much for your precious prayers.
Wife - Alexandra
Children - they don’t have children
Ministry - Vitaliy lives in Kherson, Ukraine. He is actively involved in rehab center ministry. Yet his main focus is on planting new churches. Right now he is working to plant new churches in two villages - Kiselevka and Barvinok. There are only few people coming to their meetings in each village and they keep visiting them and developing relationships with locals especially with young people. He is a passionate worker for God with loving and dedicated heart.
Prayer needs - Vitaliy wanst to start a new younger group in Kiselevka and purchase a property for the church. They ask to pray for God ‘s blessing as they work on forming the strong leadership team to plant the churches with. Pray for the health condition of Vitaliy wife, for his work and for God’s blessing upon their circumstances.
Thank you so much for your part in our lives and ministry.
Wife - Luda
Children - they don’t have children yet
Ministry - Sergey lives in Khersonska oblast in the south of Ukraine. He is a preacher in local church and a youth leader. His passion is about youth which he prays to attract to his church.
Prayer needs - please, pray for Sergey to be successful in his youth ministry. Pray for the young people in his town. Please, pray also for his wife so she would feel physically well.
Wife - Katya
Children - Nazar 5, Timothy 3
Ministry - Peter is a pastor in Henichesk, Kherson oblast, Ukraine. It is a church group of very few people who haven’t seen any growth for many years. Peter works there to “replant” the church. He is focused on opening new ministries for children, youth and young families.
Prayer needs - Please, pray for the church to be able to make necessary changes and be ready to meet and serve new people. Prayer for launching new ministries for kids, youth and families in this town. Pray for Peter and his family to be able to find a place of living in the town he serves and works (now he has to drive from a village he lives in to be in the church where he serves which is inconvenient and takes much time).
Wife - Natasha
Children - Anton 8, Salomiya 4
Ministry - Vitaliy is highly educated man with a position of Vice President of the one of the Biggest State University in South of Ukraine. He is a pastor of a newly born church in Kherson city, Ukraine. His passion belongs to the church to plant it and develop it leading new people to maturing in Christ. He plans to shift/swop his present occupation in University with the work on planting the church in Kherson.
Wife - Anna
Children - Timothy, Jakob, Ira, Pavel
Ministry - Alexandr is a pastor in two churches: Chaplynka and Baltazarovka which located in Kherson oblast, Ukraine. He graduated from Tavriyskiy Christian Institute. He is a very gifted minister and dedicated to develop his ministry in all areas of life. Especially he is zealous about children and families. He holds VBS every summer for more than 3000 children from all places around his location.
Prayer needs - Please, pray for Alexander’s family, for his children that they would absorb God’s Word, for the work with children in various locations where he wants to start new churches afterwords.
Thank you for your prayer partnership.
Alexandr Meh (03.11.1984)
Wife - Tanya (09.06.1982)
Children - Vira (08.26.2012), Alexandr (01.25.2015), Anna (04.23.2018)
Ministry - Alexandr lives in Kherson oblast, Ukraine. He is a pastor and church planter. He is pastoring three village churches: Vysocopillya, Kamyanka, Natalino. He has to travel much to reach these places. The last two places are more like church groups and they are passionate about reaching more of their own people. Right now they are working in Natalino with attracting young people to their meetings.
Prayer needs - please, pray for launching children’s ministry in each of the three locations. They want to be able to hold VBS already in these villages. They ask to pray for God’s blessing in starting one more new church in Mala Shesternya village. Alexandr asks to pray for his relatives to be saved, for an accommodation for his family to live in and for reliable means of transportation for his ministry.
Thank you so much for prayer support.