The missionaries and their kids, along with International Ministries staff, gathered for a group photo during their weeklong re-entry conference July 27 - August 5.
The American Baptist missionaries that will be living in the United States and Puerto Rico have arrived! During the next several months, they’ll be traveling to meet with the folks that love and support them with their prayers, donations and letters of encouragement. It’s a great time for the missionaries to make new friends, renew connections with churches and deepen existing friendships.
Wondering which missionaries are here? Here's the list.
The 2012 class of missionaries are:
Gary & Mylinda Baits Costa Rica
Mercy Barnes Mexico (Baja North)
Dan & Sarah Chetti Lebanon
Debbie Kelsey Italy
David & Laura Parajon Nicaragua
Ingrid Roldán-Román Panama
Chuck & Ramona Shawver Mexico
Judy Sutterlin China
If you’d like to invite one of these missionaries to speak in your church you can do it any one of these three ways;
1) Contact your local American Baptist Churches USA region office. Click here to see the list of region addresses, emails and phone numbers. The region offices have the missionary’s schedules and know who is already planning to be in your state or region.
2) Email the missionary directly. Go to www.internationalministries.org Hover your mouse over PEOPLE WHO SERVE. Find the name of the missionary and click on it to see their profile. Scroll down and click on CONTACT to send them a message directly.
3) Contact Ruthann Stevenson, the Mission Partnership Coordinator. Email her at: Ruthann.Stevenson@abc-usa.org She works with the missionaries and their Missionary Partnership Teams (MPT) who often handle the missionaries speaking and travel schedule.