Monthly Archives: March 2015

2015 CGBCI Conference | Don’t miss it!!

Would you like to hear stories and testimonies about the 2015 India Trip first hand?  If the answer is yes, start planning now to attend the 2015 CGBCI Conference.  This year’s conference is being held at Laurelville Church Center in Mt. Pleasant, PA from July 3rd-7th.


Laureville is a very family friendly location with lots of activities for kids, including an in ground pool, playground, hiking, creek/waterfall, Mini golf, and many other sports areas.  Check out the pictures below to see pictures of the grounds.

Rooms Range from $62 to $75 per night with options for cottages ($225) and campsites ($20-$30)

All Meals are Buffet Style:
Breakfast: $7
Lunch: $9
Supper: $11

Children (Ages 3-11):
Breakfast: 3.50
Lunch: $4.50
Supper: $5.50

This year’s reservations are being handled by Pastor Ike Graham and Joy Miller from Orrville Grace Brethren Church.  Please contact them at or 330-683-3526 with any questions you may have.

You don’t want to miss this 4 days of encouragement!!

Pictures from Laurelville

Video Tour of Laurelville

To view a conference schedule or reservation forms,
click on the links below:

Conference Schedule

Laurelville Grounds Map

Lodging Registration Form with Pricing

Meals Registration Form

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Update on the Ministry in India : March 2015


Over the years, a number of the church planters in India have been blessed with a wife. Just a couple of years ago, it was Brother David Selvaraj. Then, Brother Joseph and Brother David Hanu were married.  Recently, I leaned that Brother David Hanu and his wife are going to have a baby! There is more than one way to see the church grow!

On April 8th, Brother Peter Sipka will be getting married. Here is a picture of him and his fiancé.Peter and Snigdha Chhatria

Smiling for a picture is not the culturally proper thing to do. Pray for them as they begin their lives together in a state and culture not sympathetic to Christians nor the Gospel message.

Pray too for the other men whom I have mentioned and those with families who are striving to raise their children to believe in Jesus and witness to a culture which opposes them. From among the children of these believers, may the Lord raise us more church planters and pastors.

2015 India Trip

Pray also for our team as we continue to prepare to go to India on April 30th. Just last week I had my tetanus shot. You can see from the picture just how happy I was about this:

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Obviously, it didn’t bother Joshua…because he didn’t have to get one! On a happier note, our schedule for the time in India has been finalized for the most part. In addition to visiting some of the churches and their outreach, we (Joshua and I) will be teaching the books of Daniel and Revelation May 5-7. We will also be visiting tribal areas to evaluate what potential church planting opportunities there are among tribal peoples in India. Some of the men who are coming to the Conference are already conducting such a ministry (as we shared last month) so we want to talk to them also. In addition, we will be working on a plan for the church planters to begin a self-support status starting in 2017.

Please send financial support to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA  50111

For more information

If you would like to download the bulletin insert version of this update, please click on the link  below.
March 2015 India Update Bulletin Insert

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Konnect with the Kids :: School Supplies & Uniform Gift Reminder

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Hello Everyone,

This is just a reminder that if you signed up to sponsor the School Supplies & Uniform​ gift for a child in India we need to have the money by March 18th.  We will be soon transferring the funds for this next quarter.  If you already put your check in the mail, please disregard this message.  Thanks you for all you do to assist with the ministry in India.

​I (Joy) am so looking forward to getting to see all of these children when we are at Agape Home in May.  Can’t wait to shower you all with tons of picture and movies of these sweet kids!​

To keep updated on our trip and to see updates, make sure to follow the team on the India blog and on facebook.

India Blog:

India Trip Facebook Page: (Accessible to anyone online)

​2015 India Trip Dates: April 30-May 15​

​In His Service!​

Please send your checks to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
PO Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111

The suggested donation per child for their ​​School Supplies & Uniform Gift is $35 per child

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