Reaching Children for Christ
Children who live in the hilly, tribal part of Bangladesh get only about five years of education. If parents want their children to be educated beyond elementary school, they must send them away from home to a place where more schooling is available.
The Bangladesh Tribal Association of Baptist Churches has started a Christian school and hostel in Hebron. One hundred fifty boys and girls have left their homes and are living at the hostel, but the buildings are old and badly in need of repair:
- The school desperately needs a deep well to provide clean water for everyone.
- The boys’ dormitory has no beds; the boys sleep on blankets on the concrete floor.
- Sixty-five girls sleep in one room on wooden beds without any mattresses.
- The dormitory needs to replace its leaking roofs with new tin roofs.
More dormitory space and improved electricity are needed for all the children who want to come and learn. They need a primary school teacher. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to help meet these needs! Assisting this school will allow BTABC to turn its efforts toward education and reaching children in Bangladesh for Jesus! Donate now.
(This project is featured in RBP’s Arrow Island VBS. All curriculum and church ministry resources you purchase from RBP support GARBC ministries.)
Impact Your Community as a Chaplain
In a society where people are increasingly suspect of religious personnel and are reluctant to enter a church, chaplaincy ministries offer unique opportunities to share Christ with people when those people are most aware of their spiritual needs. Chaplaincy is an extension of the local church, reaching into health care facilities, corporations, prisons, public safety agencies, and athletic teams. Very few other ministries provide pastors such a natural and challenging exposure to people in their communities who need to hear the gospel.
Volunteer chaplains are needed for:
- Police departments
- Fire departments
- Emergency services departments
- Nursing homes
- Athletic teams (all ages)
An increasing number of civilian agencies require endorsement as a step toward achieving higher levels of professional certification. Endorsement is a professional credential that affirms to an agency that a chaplain has met the requirements to provide ministry in a specialized setting. Endorsement by the Regular Baptist Chaplaincy Ministries represents a level of mutual accountability and support between the chaplain and the GARBC and a standard of excellence to the agency. Contact Chaplain John Murdoch, director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy Ministries, or see Chaplaincy Community Service for more information on becoming a chaplain in your community.