Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hero of Heaven

We joined the fellowship at Calvary Baptist Church in Claremont, NH for their annual missions conference held September 21-23. There         was a special emphasis on languages and how language effects the communication of God's Word.

At the conference we met a special missionary lady. Betty Camp, "Hero of Heaven" is a major contributor in the translation of the New Testament (Dues Itaumbyry) in Kurâ Rakaiel language for the Kurâ-Bakairi tribe located in Central Brazil. Betty has worked 23 years on this project which has taken 3 translation teams and over 34 years to complete. A dedication service was held June 16th of this year in which 600 New Testaments were made available to the Kurâ-Bakairi people in their heart language. Her hope is that they will now learn to live what they will now be reading. This is the second NT translation project Miss Camp has participated in and has seen completed. She served in Bolivia prior to her years in Brazil. It is sobering to think there are over 2800 people groups still without the written word of God in the world.

Dan gave the Sunday morning message encouraging others to live with purpose, bringing God's love to life through discipleship.

Please be praying as we travel to Hudson, Maine this weekend. Our desire is to see others obeying God's call to make disciples.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Traveling Downeast

Maine is a gorgeous state, especially Downeast. Dan travelled to Machias recently to share with our mission partners at Machias Valley Baptist Church. For three summers a ministry team from this area has joined us in Ecuador. 

Western Head Perserve

Machias Valley Baptist Church

Harbor and Fishing Village of Cutler

Dan spoke on "Bringing God's Love to Life" using various texts. Thank you for your partnership, making these trips possible. Please continue to pray individuals will be stirred to obey God's call to make disciples wherever God has them at present.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Canadian Connection

Our support team includes dear friends to the north. We loved returning (9/8/12) to the beautiful St. John River, Victoria Corner and Coldstream all part of New Brunswick, Canada.

Hartland, NB, home of the longest covered bridge in the World.
Coldstream Baptist Church was our home church during Dan's Bible training at NBBI.

The Rally Day festivities included a "Now and Then" demonstration of Firefighting Techniques .

Although we went to Coldstream to minister, we left ministered to and encouraged by their partnership with us in prayer and sacrificial giving.