PRAY FOR OUR CHAPLAINS
Whether stateside or on another continent, our chaplains fulfill a variety of roles, including counseling, teaching, preaching, ministering to the sick and wounded, and providing spiritual encouragement to the troops. Remember our chaplains and our newly appointed chaplaincy director, Manning Brown, in prayer. At RegularBaptistChaplaincy.org you will find a listing of Regular Baptist military, institutional, and community service chaplains. Read an account of GARBC Chaplain (CPT) Ryan Schildroth praying for paratroopers before a 9/11 commemorative/training jump.
INDIA TO HOST CONFERENCES
Two major Bible conferences will take place this month in Northeastern and in Southern India. Many attendees will travel long distances to participate. Please pray that the conferences will be special times of encouragement for participating ministries and enrichment in attendees’ faith. Also, pray for Chris Hindal, director of GARBC International Ministries, as he travels to India to be part of these meetings. He is need of financial assistance for his transportation costs to attend the conferences. Also, national attendees need assistance with food and travel expenses. Consider donating either to the Hindals’ travel account (#9004) or the conference scholarship account (#9005) through credit or debit card by calling 1.888.588.1600, or sending a check to GARBC International Ministries, 3715 N. Ventura Dr. Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60004-7678.
PUTTING A SONG IN TOGOLESE HEARTS
Congregations in Togo often worship in three languages. French is the official language of Togo, but people prefer to express their praise to God in their heart language. Consequently, the leader may start the singing in French, but as the last word is sung, another group in the congregation will begin the same song in Kabye, and when they are finished, a third group will sing the song in Ewe.
Several years ago, Gospel Literature Services funded the publication of a parallel version of a songbook in all three languages. Copies of this unique songbook are worn out, and new congregations don’t have access to it. The Togo Literature Division of the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism has set aside money for a reprint and, working with Gospel Literature Services, sent the book to a publisher to print another 10,000 copies. The reprint underscores the value of this project.
Coinciding with the songbook project, GLS, which underwrites the cost of printing tracts in various languages, is printing 45,000 each of three tracts in French: What God’s Word Teaches about Salvation, What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?, and One Heartbeat from Eternity. (See all tracts by Regular Baptist Press.)
The printed word continues to impact the peoples of the world. If you would like to invest in the global harvest, you may do so by calling 1.888.588.1600, or sending a check to GARBC International Ministries, 3715 N. Ventura Dr. Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60004-7678.