Missionaries

Vern and Gloria Wagner

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Summer Camps Are a Go!

Published on August 19, 2021

Praise God that Camp Falcon Rock is able to open the doors once again for summer camps. What a joyous sound to hear the laughter and excitement of having young people…

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An Abundance of Singing and Joy

Published on May 20, 2021

In these times of uncertainty, this is our prayer that, there would be much singing and joy on the Camp Falcon Rock property this summer. Would you pray with us for restrictions to be lifted and summer camps could happen this summer?

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Whiter Than Snow

Published on February 10, 2021

I’m always amazed when I’m able to look back and take stock of the past, the most recent things and the times I’ve had to struggle through, and now see how God spared me.

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Get to know Vern and Gloria Wagner

Q When did you first know God was calling you to the mission’s field?

Vern: After we left Camp Caroline we started feeling like we were supposed to be doing something, but didn’t quite know what it was.

Gloria: After our trip to Romania in April 2015.

Q Who is someone that influenced you in your decision to serve as a missionary in a cross cultural setting?

Vern: Prayer Counselor at Camp Caroline and our kids.

Gloria: Our daughter encouraged us to go on our first mission trip. Our Christian friends.

Q What life experiences did you have that helped you prepare to go overseas?

Vern: We’ve both been serving in the Church that we’ve been members of. We’ve worked at Camp Caroline in a close community. We’ve been on a short term mission trip to Romania. We have a rural family background. I think all that helped prepare us for what God is doing on our lives.

Gloria: Working at Camp Caroline.

Q What initial fears/concerns did you have about serving as a missionary overseas?

Vern: Being away from family & friends; communication.

Gloria: Leaving family and grandchildren behind; learning a new language.

Q What is something that would surprise others about mission work or the people you are called to serve? 

Vern: How much the people in Romania love me as a foreigner.

Gloria: How blessed am I daily as I watch God work.

Q What advice would you give to those considering overseas missions?

Vern: Be patient.

Gloria: Have faith – Trust God.

Q How can people pray for you?

Vern: For patience.

Gloria: For adjusting to life in Romania away from family and grandchildren.

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Romania NAB pastors and churches have decades of relationship with leaders in Romania, but it was in 2014 that NAB formalized a ministry agreement to aid the Hungarian Baptist Conference of Romania in the development of Camp Falcon Rock. We are working together for the construction of a ministry center that be instrumental in developing the next generation of Christian leaders for this country. Read More Facts View All Countries
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