Missions News

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Missions News

Join us April 10, at 5:30 p.m. for Missions Meal and More. Bring stuff  to make sandwiches, as well as chips and dessert, and the Mission Committee will provide the drink.

Also, 50 percent of our May Mission Offering will be sent to the Christian Activity Center, East StL., Il.

News From Brenda Lisenby

Brenda sends us Easter Blessings. She asks that we give praise to God for her safe travels and good meetings at Angel House.  Please pray for the latest project which is opening a class for mentally challenged chidren, at the request of the local government to meet the needs.

News from CBF Global Missions

Paula Settle
Location: Eastern Kentucky
Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.
Commissioned: 2007
Paula Settle serves in eastern Kentucky with Mountain Hope, the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship’s rural poverty effort in three Kentucky communities: Owsley County, McCreary County and Powell County’s community of Nada. Her work is part of Together of Hope, CBF’s rural poverty initiative in 20 of the poorest counties in the United States.
“I am working with individual families, reading to children in the local elementary school, working in a food pantry, a clothes closet, women’s groups, summer mission teams, housing repairs, senior adult assisted living center, and being an advocate for the poor with the school system and government agencies. I have opportunities to share God’s love with individuals and in group settings,” Settle said.
One of Settle’s ministry goals is to expose children and teens to other areas of the United States since many of them have never traveled outside their county. One annual activity includes taking groups of youth and women to another state to get them out of their community and expose them to other areas of the country.

Reprinted with permission from CBF Global Mission.

Latha & Sam Bandela
Hometown: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, S. India
Commissioned: 1994

In 2000, Sam and Latha took new assignment with CBF to reach unreached and unevangelized people groups in India with special focus on North India. Bandela has helped tsunami survivors with life skills programs such as sewing centers and other community projects, including distribution of fishing nets, school uniforms and Bibles. In August 2006, Bandela also helped facilitate CBF emergency relief in the Andhra Coastal districts. He distributed clothes, rice, clean drinking water, blankets, school supplies, Bibles and cash for emergency supplies to 600 families.
With CBF mission’s support, Bandela has helped with medical clinics in the remote areas, film ministry and engaged in training, evangelism and church planting.
“Our mission and vision is to enlist, encourage, educate, equip, enable and empower Indian nationals for evangelism and church planting in India and the end result is church planting,” Bandela said. “Medical clinics, sewing center projects, supplying food, flood relief, water projects – they are all means and methods for evangelism. All that we do is helping people come to know the Lord, and giving birth to a new churches.”

Reprinted with permission from CBF Global Missions.

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