BCP Family Camp 114 BCP missionaries, administration, staff, councilmen and speakers converged on the campus of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA, for Family Camp July 17-20. It was a great time of relaxation and fellowship for all! Here is what one missionary shared: “We were truly refreshed and encouraged from being there.”
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Brent and Michele began in the ministry of building churches – building lives in 2007 under Baptist Missionary Builders. They received much informal guidance from the leadership at BCP as they were getting started as missionaries and were thrilled when in 2010 BMB merged with BCP to form ChurchCare Construction. During their 11+ years of serving in this ministry, they had been privileged to work alongside their coworkers, Ron and Sandy Cornell. Other missionaries have come and gone during that time, but the Cornells have ministered with us right along. Together they have contributed to 30+ projects in various forms ranging from complete new buildings up to 20,000 sq. ft. [...]
The Lord has been doing many different things at Fellowship Baptist Church in Lorain, Ohio. We have had the opportunity to reach out to our community in diverse ways. One way is through our “open gym” nights where approximately 15-20 local teens and college students come, play basketball, and listen to the teaching of the Word and the Gospel. We have so far had 3 individuals entrust their lives to God through this ministry. Please keep praying for the many that come and hear about Christ but have not yet entrusted their lives to Jesus our Lord. Another community outreach has been visiting the local shelter and taking food and [...]
In this issue: "Making Disciples"; Priorities of a Servant-Sending Church" (Part 1); "The Church's Multiplying Commission"; Updates for Family Camp and Teen Expeditions; From the Field: Sheryl Ridley and Roy and Karen Kinney; meet the new missionaries; ChurchCare Construction update; meet our retiree, Jan Paton!
The Many Hats of Fran Cupples - In 1994 Fran Goodspeed lived in Omaha, NE, with her youngest son. At Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp lived director and widower Roy Cupples. During a conference Roy noticed Fran at the piano, invited her out for lunch, and began a relationship leading to marriage and ministry together. They continued at the camp until 2003 when they decided to focus on one ministry—Victory Baptist Church in Fullerton, NE. They ministered to the church family and also served on the community Chamber of Commerce. They began praying about a church plant in the neighboring town of Genoa and in 2012 the first service at Grace [...]
Sheryl Ridley has retired after 32 years of very active church planting ministry. Sheryl joined BCP in 1991 with husband, Roger, after twelve years in the pastorate in Grand Island, NE. The Lord directed them to Gretna in 1995 as a place needing a church planted. The first service of Gretna Baptist Church was September 7, 1997, and the church graduated from mission status on September 7, 2008. At their first service in the new building in March of 2006, they commissioned a team to plant a church in nearby Bennington. They also began searching for the next place to plant a church, and the Lord directed their [...]
When does the routine or the expected become remarkable? David Whipple, Executive Director of ChurchCare In my mind a story is worthy of a remark when we are praising God for what He is accomplishing. If we are just giving a report then “just the facts” are necessary. Tell me what has been accomplished. The back story is usually more interesting and revealing of how God uses our routine activities to bring glory to Himself. ChurchCare missionary builders slogged through what should have been a relatively routine building project at First Baptist Church in Niles, Ohio this past summer and fall. I am not implying that First Baptist was [...]
Bob and Penny Toomer moved to Utah thirty-one years ago to help establish Baptist churches. They have been involved with four mission churches and helped start a Christian ranch. They are currently serving at Mountain View Baptist Church in Grantsville in a number of capacities: youth leader, assistant pastor, filling the pulpit when the missionary pastor, Ron Ehmann, is traveling and doing small group Bible studies. Another major part of our ministry is traveling extensively doing round pen demonstrations for churches as an outreach. This unique ministry allows people to hear the gospel while watching the training of a horse in the round pen. Bob and Penny enjoy being active [...]