CGBCI Foreign Missions Praise and Prayer – April 2012

CHANGES AND UPDATES REGARDING FINANCES

First, the Foreign Mission Panel and our Fellowship wish to say “Thank You” to Brother George Breneman for many years of faithful and meticulous service in handling the finances of CGBCI Foreign Missions.  Thank you, George!

Secondly, we wish to say “Welcome Aboard!” to Pastor Steve Burns who will become the new Treasurer of CGBCI Foreign Missions officially on July 1, 2012.  So, beginningJuly 2, 2012, please (there’s no way to overemphasize this) send all funds to:

CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box217
Grimes, IA  50111

At that time, the Foreign Missions finances will also operate on a Conference year (as their fiscal year) just as Home Missions does.  Thirdly, at the March 13, 2012 meeting of the Foreign Mission Panel in Gibsonburg, Ohio, financial plans were endorsed which are listed on the other sheet of this update.  Please notice the increase in budgets.  We are asking the Lord to work mightily through His people to meet these goals for the next 3 years.  Please pray with us and give as the Lord prospers you.

CAMEROON
Continuing with updates regarding finances, the written plan for Salomon was endorsed by the FMP on March 13, 2012.  This included a sizable increase in financial support because of costs inYaounde.  Funds were also advanced to him to procure housing and a place for the church to meet.  Funds to help secure a place for the church to meet are limited to one year.  His new budget includes food, rent, schooling for the children, water, transportation, utilities, phone, medical and clothing.

INDIA
The updated written plan for India was endorsed by the FMP.  This includes 3 teams in 3 different locations of 30 men to do church planting in the State of Odisha.  Please see the other sheet for the financial breakdown.  However, the FMP decided that we would no longer increase support forIndia.  From this point on, the church there will need to support each new worker who is raised up from within or who joins the group.  There are sufficient resources for this to take place now.  Some of the increase for the current needs includes water wells.  The churches there have determined to raise funds to buy each church planter a bicycle.  They are calling it “A bike a month.”  See updates and pictures at insightintoindia.wordpress.com

NEW FIELD
Craig and Sara Noyes presented a written plan already endorsed by the Irasburg GBC.  Consequently, their new budget appears on the other sheet as well.  They plan to move to Gibsonburg, Ohio in August of this year to finish Practorium and to begin visiting churches in theMidwest.  Then, in the fall of 2013, they plan to enter the Missionary Training Center of New Tribes.  You can follow them at Newfields.wordpress.com

MYANMAR
The FMP has received a request from Myanmar to “come over and help us.”  Pastor Ike Graham will be visiting there in May of 2013 to talk to them about their interest and why they wish to partner with us.  The leader of the church there, Aung Kyaw Moe, visited Pastor Graham at his home in November 2011 after they had been corresponding by e-mail for 7-8 months regarding the CGBCI Statement of Faith.

MARCH 2012 CGBCI Foreign Missions Financial Support Update

Based on a calendar year

Mission Field

CAMEROON¹

INDIA

NEW FIELD

Support Goal for

The year 2012

$35,000

$48,000*

$35,000

Received in March

$4,909.34

$2,529.45

$145.00

Received YTD

$11,951.07

$8,820.26

$2,795.00

+ or –   for 2012

+3,201.07

-3,179.74

-5,955.00

Sponsoring Church = church responsible for that field. FremontChapel
1611 North St.
Fremont,OH 43420

419-332-8190

Grace Brethren
2200 Paradise Rd
Orrville,OH 44667

330-683-3526

Grace Brethren
P.O. Box41
Coventry,VT 05825

802-754-2363

1 Fremont Chapel cares for the transfer of funds to Cameroon.

SEND ALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO:    CGBCI Foreign Missions               Until June 30, 2012
Grace Brethren Church
2200 Paradise Road
Orrville, Ohio 44667

ENDORSED CHURCH PLANTERS AND PROJECTS:

CAMEROON
Salomon Zambo inYaoundethrough July 2014 at $1,700/month (endorsed3-13-12)
Roger Yoda in Abong Mbang until May 2014 at $600/month (endorsed4-4-2012)
Raymond Olinga in Abong Mbang through July 2013 at $500/month
ENDORSED PROJECTS: Bibles; Emergency Relief; Practorium at no terminus or limits.

NEW FIELD
Preparation for entering into a new field to plant churches with Craig and Sara Noyes and team members.  This was endorsed by the FMP onMarch 13, 2012.

INDIA *This is the new budget endorsed by the FMP on March 13, 2012

TAMIL NADU AND PONDICHERRY ChurchPlanters
Paul Rajan and PK Moses in Coimbatore until July 2015 at $410/month
Munisamy and Mohan in Pondicherry through July 2015 at $150/month
David Selvooraj and Samuel Shamugam until July 2015 at $480/month

ODISHA Church Planters (three teams/30 men) until July 2015
Golamunda under team leader Peter Sipka (16 men) at $1,210/month
Umarcot under team leader Joseph Surya (8 men) at $610/month
Semala under team leader Nehemiah Bardhan (6 men) at $455/month

Resources, trips, materials, etc. with no terminus at $500/month.

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