Chris Hindal, GARBC international director, and Darrell Goemaat, GARBC photography director, recently returned from a trip to Haiti, visiting pastors and their families in the IPFBM as the pastors are seeking housing and places to hold church services in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Chris states, “It is time to prepare building teams. Church buildings and pastors’ homes are either completely destroyed or so badly damaged as to be unsafe. Pastors and congregations have been displaced. Pastors are living in tents with no place to turn. It is time for the GARBC churches to step up and help. We need churches to assemble work teams and bring money to buy building supplies.” Churches that can’t send teams are urged to take an offering and send a check payable to GLS, writing ‘Emergency Relief’ on the memo line or you may donate online. Contact Chris Hindal to reserve a week for your team. Pray for fellow pastors and wives in Haiti and watch for reports with photographs to appear on www.garbcinternational.org and www.baptistbulletin.org, and in the Baptist Bulletin magazine.
See the list of churches affected by the earthquake by reading the following GARBC International post:
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Members of a church and children in an orphanage in Haiti are fasting this morning with Pastor Prédestin Hérard. “Without the Lord we would be lost and really life would be hopeless,” says Pastor Hérard, president of the Association des Énglises Evangeliques Baptistes d΄Haiti. Read more…
Welcome, New International Partner!
The IPFBM (International Fellowship of Fundamental Baptist Ministries) Council of Eight gladly announces the acceptance of a new partner: Evangelical Baptist Churches of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda. You might wish to email a note of welcome to President, Rev. Jean Nshimiyimana, and General Secretary, Rev. Emmanuel Ndolimana, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Churches in the GARBC join other IPFBM partners in rejoicing in God’s work around the world for His glory!
Cheering for a Godly Teen
Let teens know that you appreciate their service and testimony. Now is the time to applaud a teen in your church! The GARBC Student Service Award honors students for their Christian testimony and assistance in local church ministries. Do you know of a teen who models exemplary conduct and service for our Lord? Please take the time to nominate that teen for the 2010 GARBC Service Award. Hurray, deadline has been extended to April 7! Teens will be recognized at the 2010 GARBC Conference in Schuamburg, IL, June 21-25.
Honoring the Lord’s Servants
Has your life been impacted by a dedicated believer who serves faithfully in the local church? The GARBC is seeking individuals who are role models of godly living and serving.They will be recognized at the 2010 GARBC Conference in Schaumburg, IL, June 21-25. Won’t you take time to pay tribute to someone who has impacted your walk with the Lord and has served actively in the local church? Nominate that individual for the 2010 GARBC Annual Service Award!