Voices from the Field


Spotlight Japan

by: Randy Schmor

Japan: the land of the rising sun. A country filled with history and tradition, it is one of the world economic powers and is known for cutting edge technology.

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Addressing Concerns

by: Dennis & Nancy Palmer

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is tragic in the countries where it is occurring. There have been many deaths and great fear of the infection. It has mostly been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone which are 1600-2300 miles west of Cameroon. We have begun talking about how we can prepare in case Ebola reaches into Cameroon.

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Education and White Cross

by: Calvin & Susanne Hohn

White Cross has been serving the medical ministries here in Cameroon for decades. Contrary to what some people may believe, it is still a vital and much needed ministry – perhaps now more than ever. With increasing population and growing Baptist medical centres, the need for supplies also increases.

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Whirlwinds of Teaching

by: Elsie Lewandowski

It has been seven weeks of whirlwind activity.  I was so pleased when I received a heart-felt invitation to return to the Baptist Teacher Training College (BTTC) in Ndop to again teach English to these struggling teachers with very little training and desperate situations.  I was even more pleased to hear that my old friends, Dori and Sonya, wanted to help.

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Reflecting on 1 Peter 2:12

by: Carol Potratz

When Peter wrote to persecuted believers, he advised them to “[keep] your conduct honorable” by doing good deeds that will ultimately bring glory to God.

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Settling In

by: Kristi TenClay

So much has happened since my last newsletter!  I am back in Cameroon, moved into my apartment and back into the swing of things at Rain Forest International School. Some days are better than others, and I am realistic enough to know that this transition is far from complete, but overall things are going well.  God is good!

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Remembering Darrell Stone

by: Julie Stone

Thank you so very much for your kindness and faithfulness over these past several months.  It has been nearly two years since I returned to the U.S. – originally for leave, though with the knowledge that my father had been diagnosed with an advanced lung cancer. Due to the severity of his illness, it became necessary to embark on a leave of absence, which commenced in the fall of 2012.

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Roma Health Screenings

by: Ron & Jeannie Seck

An incredible six-member medical team from Hillside Baptist Church in Dickinson, North Dakota, joined with our MEK team to do baseline health screenings in six Roma villages in Romania and Hungary from March 31 to April 10.

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Blessings at Komyo Church

by: Shan Reed

Happy spring!  Isn’t it wonderful watching the earth come back to life after a long winter?!  I love the flowers and trees growing and blooming-not so much the blowing pollen, though.  This spring has been full of blessings at Komyo Christian Church.

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In Community

by: Nick & Iris

During the national Labour Day weekend, backpack hiking on a mountain of 3,000-metre high was a delightful activity to build up friendship with 36 students.  While praising Father for His marvelous creation of the nature, we are thankful for the privilege to share our faith with them along the trails.

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