by Lynne Punnett
Your Michigan Region of American Baptist Churches is sponsoring another short-term mission trip to Haiti and 1-2 people from any of our Michigan churches are welcome to join this year’s team of 12. Michigan Servants for Christ will travel from Detroit to Cap-Haitien, in north Haiti in early July.
The project will be construction related, but all levels of skill are welcome (including no construction experience at all.) Be aware, however, that the work will be strenuous with humidity and extreme summer temperatures in the 90’s and 100’s so good health is required.
We will contribute to the project financially and work alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters to complete the second level of emergency escape stairs that our January 2014 Region team began at College Practique du Nord and/or work to complete construction and needed repairs at Asile Bethany in Cap-Haitien, a home for adults and seniors and a ministry of First Baptist Church of Cap-Haitien.
The cost per person will not be more than $1,000, which includes airfare from Detroit to Haiti, transportation, meals and lodging in Haiti, travel insurance and more. This rate is only possible because of the generous financial support provided in our Region budget. A deposit of $500 will be due no later than April 30, 2014, and the balance will be due just 30 days later, May 31, 2014.
For more information or to register, contact Region Mission Consultant to Haiti, Lynne Punnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734.834.3886 cell or 517.265.6157 weekdays.
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We have just returned home from the first ever ABCUSA Mission Table held November 11-13 at the Green Lake Conference Center. Here are our replies to the main questions about the Table:
1. What is the ABCUSA Mission Table?
2. Who comprises the Mission Table?
3. What transpired at Green Lake?
What is the ABCUSA Mission Table?
The Mission Table is a totally new thing created in the ABCUSA reorganization adopted in Puerto Rico (2011) at the ABCUSA Biennial. As the ABCUSA General Board was being dismantled and the various national entities given more autonomy, there was great concern about how to provide a setting for the various components of American Baptist life to meet together and chart some sense of common purpose. The Mission Table, with no governance functions like the old General Board, was designed with this in mind. Click for more.
Please Note: The $100 Program Fee is per couple or single person.
Delegates gathered Saturday, September 21, at the historic Second Baptist Church of Battle Creek for worship, fellowship, the joint Annual Business Meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Michigan (ABC-MI) and Michigan Baptist Convention (MBC); and reports on the denominational initiative "Transformed by the Spirit."