Voices from the Field


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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Outreach in Japan

by: Yuri Nakano

Greetings from Edmonton, Alberta which is still trying to decide whether it is spring or winter! I experienced snow on my first long distance trip to visit a church.  Those who know me well know that winter driving conditions are one of my worst fears.  Pastor Ed Lehman at Century Meadows Baptist in Camrose had the perfect message for me when he challenged the congregation about any fears we have and to let them be surrendered to Jesus.

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Needs in Cameroon

by: Walter & Florence Grob

As home assignment period is winding down it is a time for some reflection. We have had the opportunity to meet and share with many in the family of God who pray and support, to allow us to be involved in the work of His church in Cameroon. We are thankful for these brothers and sisters in Christ. We are thankful for the safety in travel by car and by plane as we strive to meet with all of our 28 supporting churches across North America.

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Moving Toward Goals

by: Paul & Tanya Gericke

Happy Spring to everyone—especially to those who are like us in Alberta, just seeing the snow disappear! Though Paul and I are not yet in Romania full time, we have many exciting updates regarding the ministry. Paul and I have been busy wearing a lot of different hats since last summer. Paul finished his ministry at Central as the Worship pastor on Easter Sunday.

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Changing Seasons

by: Paul and Melissa Ewing

Where to begin? These last few months have been a season of fast paced activity and change. It has been a season of excitment, joy, exhaustion, sorrow, and change. We hold onto our faith, remembering that God is in control and look to the future with hope. We are also looking forward to a time of rest.

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