Freedom House Donation

Freedom HouseFollowing a recommendation from the Mission Task Team, a grant of $2,500 was given by FBCPA from the proceeds of the Annex sale to a local ministry called Freedom House, specifically for “The Nest,” a Santa Clara County program for girls age 12–17 who are involved in human trafficking.

International Ministries recently provided information that describes 8 Facts about Slavery, stating that “trafficking in persons” means all types of enslavement — in factories, agricultural work, domestic labor, and the sex trade. There are an estimated 35.9 million slaves in the world today, and the State Department says that 750,000 people are trafficked across international borders, with as many as 17,500 people trafficked into the US every year.   Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry after illegal drugs and arms trafficking, with annual profits of $32 billion, $15 billion from industrialized countries.  Children represent 26% of all forced labor victims, according to this information.

Eleven ABCUSA International Ministries missionaries or missionary couples are listed as serving people involved in human trafficking in Thailand, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Ghana, Laos, and the Netherlands.

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist International Ministries (IM), is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes each to: Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon and Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

To date we have received $1008 toward our goal of $850.

 

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering (10/21/15)

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist International Ministries (IM), is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes each to: Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon and Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

To date we have received $778 toward our goal of $850.

 

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering (10/14/15)

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist International Ministries (IM), is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes each to: Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon and Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

To date we have received $353 toward our goal of $850.

 

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist International Ministries (IM), is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes each to: Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon and Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

To date we have received $150 toward our goal of $850.

 

Refugee Crisis Response

Boys between the ages of 10 and 17 are deported back to Guatemala City, Guatemala, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in 2007

Responding to the current crisis of refugees fleeing civil war in Syria, $5,000 of One Great Hour (OGH) funds have been sent to the Serbian Baptist Union and $5,000 to Hungarian Baptist Aid. IM missionaries Tom and Terry Myers are helping the Sofia Baptist Church in Bulgaria to bring supplies to a refugee camp, and Larry Stanton traveled from Hungary to Serbia as apart of relief aid (HBAid). Projects in Budapest by HBAid give medical assistance by 4 doctors, 4 nurses, and translators and pharmacists at a train station. Similar aid services have been provided at another seven locations.

Syrian refugee children are being taken by a Baptist school in Beirut, Lebanon, where a Syrian curriculum is offered in Arabic. Soup kitchens have been set up in by Serbian Baptists. Previous grants of $50,000 for relief in Syria and $40,000 for a dairy co-op in Lebanon have been sent. ABCUSA announced that the pool of OGHS funds available for initial emergency grants is significantly depleted and called for additional giving focused on this need.

You can donate directly to International Ministries, marked for OGH for “Syria Relief” or give to FBCPA who directs your gifts through Evergreen Association.

October Mission Offering: ABC World Mission Offering

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, operating as International Ministries (IM), began its pioneer mission work approximately 200 years ago in Burma and today works in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. About 100 full-time missionaries along with short-term missionaries and mission partners serve in more than 70 countries. Its central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationship with God, and change their worlds through the power of the Spirit.

Today there are 1/3 million Christians in Burma, now called Myanmar, through efforts begun with Ann and Adoniram Judson in 1814. A process called Responding to the Call will articulate a fresh vision of God’s call to International Ministries for 2015–2020.

IM is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering, promoted in our church I October. Donations can be given any time during the year and can be given for the support of individuals or projects. Churches may also give through their budget to a missionary of their choice (Targeted Giving).

This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes to:

  • The Missionary Partnership Network of Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

The Chettis and Dan Buttry each receive additionally $750 through our budget.

Donors to the WMO may give to the support of individual missionaries (Directed Giving) and undesignated funds go to those missionaries and ministries that urgently need support. Our goal for the Offering is $850.

We invite you to share generously with gifts to the World Mission Offering, including Dan and Sarah Chetti in Lebanon and Dan Buttry, peace consultant.
Marilyn Hunwick

Our goal for the offering is $850.