Voices from the Field


ROMANIA in the Spotlight

by: Randy Schmor

To those of us involved in Gateway Teams, the country of Romania represents what became an opportunity for this ministry to significantly extend its reach in addition to the North American Baptist’s (NAB) established mission fields. Gateway was invited to serve in Romania, and a number of other nations since, by NAB churches in Alberta who had established some relationships there.

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Who in Their Right Mind?

by: Elsie Lewandowski

“Who in their right mind…?” was a phrase God used when he first challenged me to go out of my comfort zone.  Each time God proved to be faithful and now He continues to challenge me.

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Electric Issues

by: Dennis & Nancy Palmer

Many years ago, missionaries at Mbingo dreamed of a small hydroelectric plant to provide electricity for the hospital.  (At that time a hospital generator produced electricity only a few hours in the evenings, plus two mornings a week during surgery time.)  Others nixed the idea, and the idea never went anywhere.

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Easter Celebrations

by: Calvin & Susanne Hohn

With much joy and thanksgiving we can report that Mt. Carmel Church is back in her original community.  Easter Sunday morning marked 4 years, 4 months and 4 days since the former church premises were illegally taken over.  But this Easter marked a triumphant day as the members of the church marched and danced through the neighborhood to their new building.  While it is still very much a construction zone, with only the basement useful at this point, many friends and supporters from sister churches joined in the celebration.

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New Opportunities

by: Craig & Maureen Moody

It has been a month since we left Cameroon.  These past weeks we have been caught up in a whirlwind of packing, unpacking, organizing, visiting family, visiting friends and starting back at our jobs here in Calgary.


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Upcoming Transitions

by: Carol Potratz

God wastes NOTHING! You may feel that your type of service is ordinary and others may even feel it’s a waste. But David Roper reminds us, “Every act of love rendered for God’s sake is noted  and has eternal consequences.

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Church Planting Updates

by: Geoff Hartt

We have several new efforts underway for this coming year in our ministry to plant churches among Hispanics across the Americas. I’d like to share two of them with you in this newsletter.

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Home Assignment Trips

by: Kristi TenClay

I returned safely from France just before Christmas, and it was such a blessing to be with family to celebrate the birth of Christ!  In the days between Christmas and New Year’s I was able to make a quick trip down to Kansas.

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Back to Japan

by: Shan Reed

I have arrived safely back in Japan! Thank you for your prayers. I was to leave in the midst of the polar vortex and was, therefore, delayed a few days. It was great to have some bonus time with my family and friends. All of my flights went smoothly, and I was greeted at the airport by a few friends who kindly helped me get all of my baggage up to my apartment!

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Various Cultures

by: Nick & Iris

In January, we had an opportunity to visit a remote mountainous area where aborigines of an ethnic minority group, Miao group, have been dwelling in the past millennia. Having been invited to attend a wedding ceremony (which lasted for three whole days), we are thankful that we were able to build relationships with people in that village.

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