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
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.
If the box is gender/age specific please write on the outside. Thank you!! 🎁Send in by Oct. 20!
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.
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-
A summary in pictures ☀️🏞🌲🤸🏻♀️
Youth Camp 2018 video (long version) : Youth Camp Voronet 2018
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
Hello! Some of you may have noticed the http://www.mbk.ro site is currently down, it is under construction. If you still want to donate for our camp this summer, you can use this link:
which will take you to a MBK Paypal donation page for the Avadanei family. This is how they’re handling online donations until the website is up and running. You can then specify exactly what its for ie: camp or project, in the text box. Thank you and have a wonderful summer!
We had a fine Children’s Day gathering in the village of Garcina on Friday. We had 30 children/ 60 people total at our BBQ, we ate, played games, and heard a message from our Pastor on keeping Heaven in our hearts. The kids ate cake and each got a present at the end. We were happy to see our regular children who come to our program, as well as 3 new faces. Click on the date to see more. Continue praying that God shines His light in the village!