I know it’s summer time and many things are pulling us in many directions, but I hope you will make every effort to be here Sunday for our special Missions Sunday. It is not that often that we have the privilege of hosting international visitors.
Dan and Sarah Chetti are international missionaries whose work we support on a regular basis. In addition, we gave $10,000 to help with the creation of a Migrant Worker Center in Beirut, a project in which Sarah is very involved. Dan will be preaching and they will also have some brief videos of the work they are doing in Lebanon. It has been a while since Dan visited and this is our first opportunity to meet Sarah and hear about her work so it should be an exciting day.
Also, the same day we will be graced by a visit from our friends, Ramesh Kumar, Principal of the Balasore Technical School (another long time mission partner of FBCPA) and Dr. Samuels from the Telugu Baptist Association of southern India. They, along with the Chettis, have been in the USA for the big Missions Conference at Green Lake.
You are invited to welcome international leaders and missionaries who will be present in the 10 AM worship service with Dan Chetti preaching, followed by a time of sharing and an international luncheon on Sunday, August 3:
Rev. Dr. Dan Chetti and Sarah Chetti are A B Missionaries to Lebanon where Dan teaches at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary to prepare leaders for ministry in 9 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Sarah has begun a ministry with immigrant women working as maids in Lebanon. She and her helpers visit two prisons and run a Center for Domestic Workers in Beirut.
Ramesh Kumar has been Principal of Balasore Technical School in Balasore, Orissa, India, since 1997. With an Engineering Degree from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology in South India, Ramesh assumed his position with 83 students enrolled in 7 courses. After 17 years, BTS now has more than 500 students, including women students. BTS is affiliated with the Bengal Orissa Bihar Baptist Churches Association, BOBBCA, with 95 churches and 45,000 members.
Mr. A. J. Samuel represents the Baptist Convention of Telegu Churches, South India, as Director of Socio Economic Projects. Divided into 5 Regions, the Telegu Churches number 764 churches and 1,484 preaching places, with approximately 980,000 baptized members.