Posted in Casa Ray Orphanage, Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Video from Camp, plus Leader Interviews

Three-minute video from camp in August with Biserica Crestina Baptista Piatra Neamt, plus Leader interviews.
“Which Way to Go? Discovering God’s Will for Your Life”  Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

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Posted in Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

Camp Reunion was a Blast!

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Had a great time at our Camp reunion this weekend at our church! 40 people came from the ones who were in our youth camp this summer, titled “Which Way? Discovering the Will of God.”
We had some questions from camp theme, worship, games, message from a brother who spoke about our future, and meal together. Was wonderful fellowship & we praise God!

 

Posted in village visits, Youth outreach

Annual Shoebox Campaign 🎁

We want to announce we will start collecting shoebox gifts through MBK for Christmas to hand out in our programs! 🎄🍁 Due date to receive at the Roxbury location is Oct 20, 2018.

Send boxes to:
My Brother’s Keeper
Mail: PO Box 11
UPS: 10948 Roxbury Rd
Roxbury, PA 17251
Ph. 717-532-4892

Please make the boxes no more than 3.5 lbs in a regular shoebox or plastic bin, and include $6.00 each box for shipping.

Boxes can contain:
Clothing: tshirt, pajamas, socks, scarf, mittens.
Hygiene items: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush.
Toys: cars, doll, watch, stickers.
School items: notebooks, pens, colored pencil, sharpener.
Sweets.
If the box is gender/age specific please write on the outside. Thank you!! 🎁Send in by Oct. 20!

Posted in Casa Ray Orphanage, Summer camp, village visits, Youth outreach

📖 Youth Camp 2018 summary🌿🏞

We had an amazing week together with our church Biserica Crestina Baptista Piatra Neamt, and with 65 young people learning about “Which Way? Discovering God’s Will” for your life, using the scripture Psalm 119: 105 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path” and other scriptures in the beautiful mountains of Voronet, in Suceava County, Romania, August 27- Sept. 1, 2018!  ☀️🏞🌲🤸🏻‍♀️

The young people were from our city, Piatra Neamt and villages in the county.  The villages/ towns represented were Bodesti, Negresti, Dobreni, Bicaz, Damuc, Racoasa, Suceava, Vaslui, Iasi, and Roman. In all of these areas there is evangelism work being done by members of our church, or they have heard of our camp through the churches.  Orphanages represented were Casa Ray Orphanage in Dobreni with 6 teens, and Sancta Maria Orphanage in Piatra Neamt with 6 teens.  We have had interactions with both orphanages before.

Each teen received a workbook and throughout the week meditated on topics of : the importance of the Bible’s presence in our lives (2 Tim. 3: 15-17), salvation as God’s will for everyone (Eph. 2: 1-5), using Christ as our role model to maturity (RO 8:29 & 1 John 2:6), and finally inspiration that comes from God for taking decisions for your life (Philipians 4:6 prayer, Hebrews 2:4 spiritual gifts).

Some highlights of the week are: the skit illustrations that leaders put on, in one evening the first night, the 6 days of Creation were presented as an introduction to the week, and then pictures were hung on a rope.  Satan came and knocked them all down violently and then a boy representing Christ came and put the pictures on the wall (with sticky backing) in the form of the cross.  It was a powerful image and good way to get the teens  thinking about God’s will for all lives.

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Another highlight was the Treasure Hunt organized by one of our leaders Gary Stoll.  He went around the whole campground and the surrounding forest, putting up clues for teens to find.  Working in their family groups, they visited every one of the stations of the books of the Bible and had various tasks to complete, also finding “Luci money” along the way. 🙂  It incorporated a great amount of team work, strategy, physical effort, and was a good old fashioned challenge for everybody! It was planned for one day, was rained out, but glad we were able to play it on Thursday. 🙂

Another highlight was the two teens from Suceava who came for first time with us, are not from a church going family but genuinely liked the way the gospel was presented.  We hope to have more interaction with them in future, Irina & Mihai. One of our brothers from church has family in that area and that is how these two heard of it.

Thank you for donating to My Brother’s Keeper Ministries for our camp!! 🙂 As always you will be getting a thank-you card from one of the campers in the mail, translated of course. 🙂 Blessings to you and yours, as you work out your salvation in the Lord! –I-

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Posted in crafts, VBS, village visits, Youth outreach

VBS 2018 was a hit!

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Vacation Bible school at our church was a hit!

We chose to do this ministry this year instead of having two camps like in previous years, because there hasn’t been VBS in a number of years at our church, Biserica Baptista Sfanta Treime. We learned about the Kingdom of Heaven with parables from Matthew 13 with children ages 5-15. Overall we met with 140 kids during the week. Each morning we held a program at the church for two hours with church kids and orphanage kids, between 40-50 kids each day. Each afternoon we went to a different village with a smaller Baptist church and shared our message. The villages we went to were BARGAUANI, ROMAN, POIENI, GARCINA, and BODESTI. Between 10-60 kids. Every night we did something special with the youth group too, from Biserica Baptista in Piatra Neamt and our guest Bob Webb gave talks on the theme. The kids had a fun time learning about pirates , treasure, and saving for the Kingdom of Heaven! 
~Pray for Youth Camp in two weeks as we take 70 youth from our church and surrounding area. Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path.” Praise the Lord because we have all our kids sponsored.  Thanks! Xx