Voices from the Field


Trips Around Russia

by: Gary Clatterbuck

Making an extended trip to both learn and teach in Russia during the international tensions that have been in the news almost daily could cause one to be worried.  I have figured that we would know if the entire situation in Russia would move to another conflict between nations. So, I traveled right at the beginning of the crisis to a number of our Learning Centers in Russia.

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Opened Doors

by: Lyndell Campbell-Requia

I’ve been very blessed to be a part of some very special events in the last few months. In May, God opened the door for me to speak at the city of Guaíba’s commemoration of International Women’s Day. One of the organizers of the event is a member at the First Baptist Church in Guaiba and so she invited me to bring an evangelistic message. I spoke on how, like Esther, God has put each of these women on the earth “for such a time as this” and that He has a plan for each and every one of them.

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Miracles in Mbingo

by: Rick & Debbie Bardin

We would like to close with an amazing story of how God has worked in the life of one of our colleagues here at Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH). Mildred is a nurse who had been working on the ulcer/leprosy ward. One day she was on her way to work and was involved in an accident and suffered a traumatic head injury and was unconscious.

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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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