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Jeannie Hayes
Feb 18, 2020
In General Discussions
Easthaven Baptist Church in Kalispell is making a huge difference in the lives of children living in one of the poorest countries in the world.
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Jeannie Hayes
Sep 04, 2019
In General Discussions
Recently, some members of First Baptist Church, Poplar, took a mission trip to the Philippines. This is an account of the trip as told by Robin, a member of the mission team. Yesterday (Saturday) was the last day of the seminar. It was such a blessed day, a very blessed few days. Our new brothers and sisters in Christ said that we were the first missionaries to come and help to train and encourage and equip them. They were very grateful. Pastor Henry said that no one else ever came to their small churches in the remote areas for training/teaching, and to do it for free. All training/seminars have been in the larger cities which is hard for them to get to due to transportation and great distance. My heart has been affected by everything that I took in, from the beauty, to the poverty...housing for families that ranged from one roomed, thatched roofs with no window for several people to live in..to huge, fancy painted homes that looked like mansions interspersed here and there. It seems as though every family has at least one dog, possibly two or more, just like our reservation. The dogs lay on the side of the road. The thing that really moved my heart was the families in the streets selling wares to earn a living, with the children involved in the selling and dealing. If you don’t check your emotions you will be broke and will be fasting for the duration of your trip😢 The landscape is just beautiful...the hills, the mountains and the rivers, but for me, especially the ocean. The Filipinos call it the West Philippine sea...I believe I may have shared that before. The Chinese call it the South China Sea. It is beautiful, green and teeming with life. The sound of the waves in the ocean has always been calming to me. The only thing I haven’t seen are seagulls here, but perhaps that is only because we have been tucked amongst the banana and mango and papaya and palm trees. If you are a country girl or boy, the night sounds are rhythmic and soothing...lulling you to sleep. If you don’t wake up to the first rooster alarm, it’s like an alarm clock with its own natural snooze button. It will sound an hour or two later to wake you for sure!! I am sure I gave our hosts a few good chuckles swatting and dodging black bees or hornets the size of humming birds...(maybe a teeeeeeny bit of exaggeration, but they were ginormous!!!!). The deepest impact came from the shared stories of church splitting because some Christians in the villages don’t believe in hearing the voice of God. Many have learned about it just through studying the Word of God and Holy Spirit gave them a revelation, but others did not receive revelation. Just like so many Christians around the world, including America, there are many here who aren’t living victorious and productive lives. Our hosts long to see the people of their churches living in that freedom and victory, believing the whole counsel of God, not just the basics. You could feel their hearts so that they can reach their people in the surrounding villages❤️❤️ There are still practicing witch doctors here, and as one of the YWAM sisters shared there is evidence of satanism increasing, so it is imperative that the believers here learn who they are in Christ and the authority they have through Christ...the authority He conferred upon those who trust Him as Lord and Savior. Without that understanding pastors will get worn out, feel defeated and want to give up. So we all agreed that this was a divine connection, and that He is going to do a new thing, a powerful work in the Philippines, and many, many more if their precious people will be counted in among the many people from every tongue, Tribe and nation in heaven. The two precious children in the photo were playing a little game. They were each holding a yellow flower in one hand and they were saying rock, paper, scissors, shoot in their language and the winner would flick a petal off their flower. The person with one petal left was the winner. Today is Sunday. We are off to Pastor Henry’s church this morning in Taytay (the next town) here on Palawan. We will be sharing our testimonies and teaching Sunday school . And then tomorrow we are doing Island hopping (via boat), if weather permits.
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Jeannie Hayes
Jul 03, 2019
In General Discussions
Written by Lito Magbanua, FBC Poplar Our team had a very exhausting but satisfying VBS in Frazer last week. We had peaked at 22 children, and were blessed with adults in our last day. Pastor Ray Whitetailfeather preached in our closing ceremony. We capped this Frazer VBS with fellowship over Fry Bread and Juneberries soup. Praise God for the Matthew 28:19 Ministry who quarterbacked the Frazer VBS. Today we will also begin the second VBS Poplar this summer. Five of our seven volunteers are senior citizens. Serving back to back VBS is daunting challenge for them. We are blessed this week with 9 high school students from South Carolina who are here in Poplar to go their Annual Soccer Outreach, but it will be our church team who will lead and do the teaching for this VBS. Please pray: 1. For health, strength, and protection for our team. 2. For the children to come. We made announcements to the community, but pray that the Lord Himself will bring the participants of His choice. 3. For good weather. It has been raining here lately and the streets really get muddy. 4. For our teaching team. We are working on a material that will connect well with our kids in the Reservation. Thank you so much for your support and prayers.
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Jeannie Hayes
Jun 27, 2019
In General Discussions
Written by Darren Hales When Pastor Chad Scarborough of First Baptist Church in Shelby, MT considered a unique way to connect with his community and share the Gospel in a culturally relevant way, he decided to get his horses involved. Why not? This is Montana! The idea was sparked by a young man, new to the church, who Pastor Chad meets with for discipleship. Remington impressed upon him that a Rodeo Bible Camp could create some positive relationships with ranching families and provide clear opportunities to teach the truth of Scripture. That sounded like a win-win! This Go Montana story wasn’t even feasible a year ago, but his new friendship with Remington opened the door to sharing Jesus this way. Remington had friendships in the community which gave the church access to quality coaches for each rodeo event, resources such as the hay, stock, horses, and the support team needed to throw a real-life rodeo. Those who loved the sport and wanted to invest in kids who wanted to learn their event jumped on the idea. Over the course of the week, coaches, who were national qualifiers with years of accolades in the rodeo circuit, taught events like steer riding. Yes, you don’t start kids on the bulls, but a steer is still an intimidating animal to a young rodeo enthusiast. Fourteen kids came to the camp and they also learned bareback horse riding, goat tying, steer roping, pole bending, and barrel racing. Each day the skill level of the kids improved in these areas, but the Word of God was also being planted in their lives. The key verse for the was John 3:16. As pastor Chad reflected on the new relationships, he also recognized that many of the kids and parents were hearing the Gospel for the first time. The Go Montana initiative is about Going, Telling, and Serving. The first ever Marias Valley Rodeo Bible Camp accomplished all three. The members of the First Baptist Church in Shelby are seeking to follow up with these families while praying for spiritual fruit to emerge from this bold endeavor.
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