Short-Term missions have been part of International Ministries for over fifty years. The STM office follows and upholds the guidelines set by the Standard of Excellence. It is a code of best practice for short-term mission sending agencies put together by SOE, Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission accreditation agency (www.soe.org) If you would like to serve alongside our long-term global servants, the STM team is here to facilitate the process.
Emotional, spiritual and physical healing will take time for anyone impacted by the September hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. The churches in Nassau have responded with enormous generosity to some of the physical needs the evacuees face. Teachers, counselors, pastors attempt to attend to the psycho-social needs. The Body of Christ joins hands and feet to be present in light of needs expressed by the Bahamas Baptist Convention.
Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo shares her reflections as Visiting Faculty at the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary. May you be inspired as you read her story.
Reflections written by Rev. Rob Kirbach, pastor at First Baptist Church of Highland, IL He led a team of ten willing souls (pre-teen to 70+) to be God’s ambassadors of love and compassion to serve alongside Jon & Amanda Good, global servants in Hungary. May you be encouraged by their story.
Sister Olga Ramos Marcano reports about a recent short-term mission trip her team made to the Dominican Republic. Here is what she says “This short-term mission has made us more sensitive to the needs of others, including the people around us…. Our relationship with others cannot be the same. We will strive to be better human being; treat those around us with love, respect, better understanding, patience and be more tolerant.”
Visit by Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo to Bo-Waterside Baptist Fellowship in DeVos village, in Liberia to join in the celebration of the 8th church anniversary. Rev. Dr. Carlo preached on Isaiah 58:9 and reflected with the leaders on the “yokes” in the community. Continued relationship building took place after church service while sharing a delicious meal.