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COVID-19 Updates from CFBC

Hello Church Family, 
 
Due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19, we are unable to meet in person for the time being.
 
Here are some useful links for the State of Ohio. 
 
  • Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day – Link
     
  • Working and Learning Online – Link
     
  • COVID-19 Community Spread – Link
     
  • Helping the Isolated or Quarantined Checklist – Link
     
  • Isolation or Quarantine Checklist – Link
     
  • Shopping Checklist – Link
     
  • Avoiding Group Gatherings Checklist – Link
     
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Alternative Checklist – Link
     
  • When to Contact Your Provider – Link

View all COVID-19 Checklists here.


An Update from the Berg’s – Fall 2018

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Prayer Newsletter from the Cogley’s – July/August 2018

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A Baptist Mid-Missions Update from Paul and Elaine Kintner – April 2018

Paul and Elaine Kintner
April 2018

 

“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12.

 

                What a beautiful season of the year! We are reminded of the Lord’s mercies toward us through the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord. I was reminded recently that the expression “east to the west” is infinite, in contrast to “north and south” which are definable and have their limits.

 

                Paul did a lot of traveling, north, south, east and west last month, reason which accounts for not get a letter out. Two trips to Miami airport to take his brother Dave and wife to and from Brazil; another trip to Miami to deliver 20+ boxes of EBI material to port for Honduras; a trip to Tennessee (accompanied by his brother Steve) to deliver 35 boxes of books that eventually go to Mexico; then over to Winston-Salem, NC to preach at the 12th anniversary of the Hispanic church; then a day trip to Alabama to pick up 20 boxes of Spanish Hymnals which will go to Peru, and finally another trip to Miami with 15 boxes for Ecuador. Total travel, over 3,300 miles! He loves to deliver EBI materials which eventually are used in churches throughout Latin America.

 

                We have had many new neighbors this winter from up north and enjoyed their fellowship. Some have decided to buy in to the village either as winter residents or full timers. We also have enjoyed three Bible conferences and three concerts which are a blessing, as well as the regular services each week. Elaine has taught the ladies Sunday School class twice as substitute, and continues playing piano at a nursing home service twice each month as well as her ministry in the local jail twice each month. The prison ministry with Hispanics is growing, and Paul also preaches in English one Sunday a month in the worship hour.

 

                The schedule for our trip north in June and part of July is filling, and we’re looking forward to visiting several churches. We still have June 17th open and will be in the New York area at that time Lord willing.

 

Praises                                                                                             Prayer requests

Safe travels                                                                                     Men and women we minister to in jail, prison

Rich Bible conferences                                                                  Boxes being shipped to countries arrive complete

Good general health                                                                       Upcoming dental and hearing needs

                                                                                                               

Thank you all for your prayers and support. We are blessed to able to serve the Lord in these areas, because of you!

 

In His service,

 

Paul and Elaine



An Update from the Allen’s in Papua New Guinea

Each weekday for nearly four months, just as the light breaks over the ridge of mountains to the east, we have heard an exciting sound – our neighbor across the airstrip pounding on his hollowed-out tree trunk drum, calling the literacy students to class.  The class started in early October with fifteen students.  While one man was too busy and decided to drop out, the remaining fourteen faithfully showed up, even on dreary, rainy mornings when they normally would not have left their houses until the fog had cleared.   Each day they learned to associate written letters with the sounds of the language they have known all their lives.  Some students excelled; others struggled.  But no one gave up.  The older students who learned the slowest are the ones who showed the most determination.  “As long as you will teach me, I will keep trying,” said one of the older men. 

 

February 2nd was a milestone for those fourteen students, our missionary team and the community as a whole.  It was graduation day for the very first Amdu literacy class!!  After some speeches by various community leaders, each student was called up to read something demonstrating what they had learned in the class.  The slower students had a much shorter and easier selection, but we were so proud to hear them read in front of the community.  They each then received their coveted certificate.  Having a special piece of paper that like is a big deal in this culture!  Even though they officially graduated from the course, they all still have more to learn and will now move into the post-literacy course to improve their reading speed and comprehension.  A few of the best students from class one will also be helping our teammate Benjamin teach the twenty new students who started class today (Feb. 5th).

 

Bart and Benjamin with the first Amdu literacy class following graduation

 

 

As this second class starts, it’s fun to remember back to the beginning of the first class several months ago.  The students were excited and eager to learn.  Even basic things like how to hold a pencil and learning that you read from left to right, top to bottom needed to be clearly explained.  Skills that most of us learned as young children are not as easy for older students who have never done it before.  Associating written letters on a page with familiar sounds can be taxing on the brain – especially as the number of new syllables grows.  But just like the first class, this new group is motivated and eager.  We are excited for them as they embark on the adventure of learning to read!

 

Thank you for praying for our family and our team.  Thank you again to those of you who have given gifts specifically to help with the costs associated with the literacy program!  We anticipate and plan for the literacy program to eventually move into the surrounding villages in our language group as well.  If anyone else is interested in giving toward this ongoing project, just write and we’ll let you know more details of how you could be involved. 

 

In the past, some of you have also helped with another project – baby clothes and blankets to give to moms with new babies.  That is an ongoing project as well, so write and ask if you’re interested in being involved and would like to know more details.

 

Praise the Lord with us for these milestones happening here in Amdu!   The Lord is faithfully teaching and sustaining our team as we continue to move forward with literacy and translation in preparation for the time when we will be able to clearly share God’s Truth with our Amdu friends.  Keep praying for us!!

 

Because of His love,

Bart and Emily Allen

 

Tribal Church Planters

Amdu Tribe – Papua New Guinea