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We support 147 missionaries serving in 32 countries around the world through our regular gifts to American Baptist Churches, USA, a portion of which goes to United Missions, and our special gifts going to the World Mission Offering.    We are among the top 10 churches in NYS in United Mission giving.  More information can be found at  www.internationalministries.org

 

ABC Special Interest

We have a special interest in supporting specific ABC missionaries: Daniel and Sarah Chetti, Lebanon; Virgil & Lynn Nelson, Congo; Charles & Ruth Fox, Thailand; Wayne and Kathy Niles, Haiti; Susan Linderman, Bulgaria; Trevor Jones (Alaska) Susan and Richard Harding (Alaska)

 

 

Independent

We provide support to several independent missionaries who have ties to our church.  They are:  Mike and Gina Cahill; David and Karen Caldwell, Dan and Mary Neville, Carroll and Susie Stevens and Dan and Katie Johnson.

 

 

Local

In our local area, we support Youth for Christ; Care Links; Prison Fellowship; and the Springbrook: a residential facility for children and adults..

 

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ABC Special Interest

 

Daniel and Sarah Chetti

The Chettis are American Baptist missionaries serving at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon.  Their ministry is the first of its kind for International Ministries in Lebanon.  Because of political unrest, they are presently continuing their ministry from the USA.

 

Charles and Ruth Fox

The Foxes are American Baptist missionaries serving in Thailand.  Their ministry focuses on pastoral care, leadership development and women’s ministries.  For a picture, more information and to read their journals visit The Fox's Web Page

 

Virgil and Lynn Nelson

The Nelsons are American Baptist missionaries training and supporting pastors and future leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  For a picture, more information and to read their journals visit The Nelson's Web Page

 

Wayne and Kathy Niles

The Niles are American Baptist missionaries serving in Haiti.  Their focus is agricultural development and health education.  They also work with the churches in outreach to those suffering with AIDS and tuberculosis.  For a picture, more information and to read their journals visit The Niles' Web Page

 

Susan Linderman

Susan is jointly appointed by IM and American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas and was commissioned in 2006. Susan ministers to women and youth at risk of human trafficking in Bulgaria. There she works to identify and reach out to women and youth at risk. She seeks to develop skills-training programs and economic development opportunities to lessen the risk of vulnerability to human trafficking. For a Picture and more information visit Susan's Web Page

 

Trevor Jones

Trevor works with the Kodiak Baptist Mission, originally established in 1893 on nearby Woody Island, is mission partner with National Ministries and the American Baptist Churches in Alaska. For more information visit Trevor's Web Page and www.kodiakbaptistmission.org

 

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Independent

 

Mike and Gina Cahill

The Cahill’s are currently working in Texas as linguistics specialists for Wycliffe Bible Translators.  They have three children.

 

David and Karen Caldwell

The Caldwells are fulltime missionaries with Camps International (CI) working as camp developers central Mexico. David is founder and director of Retiros Y Campamentos Con Aventura (RYCCA) working under an all Mexican board of directors. RYCCA (pronounced REE-kuh) is a non-profit, Mexican organization. The Caldwells have six children: Nathan, Caleb, Kari, Cherith, Micah, and Rosie. The children play an active role in camp development. More information can be found at www.campsinternational.org along with their latest newsletters. 

 

Dan and Mary Neville

The Nevilles are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators and have served two terms in the Philippines. Dan worked as Administrator of the Bagabag Workshop Center while Mary worked in various support roles throughout the community.  They have five children. The Nevilles are currently serving in Willow Street, PA. There responsibilities are primarily in equipping missionaries to be successful in the field.

 

Carroll and Susie Stevens

The Stevens’s are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators based in West Asia. They are working in Literacy training and Susie is very involved in women’s ministries.  They have Five children.

 

Dan and Katie Johnson

Dan and Katie are presently training at Miami University in Ohio for their work with the Navigators. For pictures and more information visit The Johnson's Web Site.

 

 

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Local

 

Capital District Youth for Christ

Capital District Youth for Christ’s mission is to participate in the responsible evangelism of youth, presenting them with the person, work and teaching of Christ and to disciple them into the local church. Among the ministries sponsored by YFC sponsors are:  After-school learning centers, an annual high school outreach, a week of overnight camping for junior high students, a Christian music festival, overnight camp for elementary age children, and a 10-day backpacking wilderness adventure.  Contact YFC at 518-37-1414, www.cdyfc.org

 

Care Links

Care Links of Clifton Park is one of the many programs of the Shenendehowa Senior Center.  Our trained volunteers provide supportive services, at no cost, to persons 55 and over in the towns of Clifton Park, Halfmoon and Malta.  We work closely with local congregations of all denominations to provide volunteers.  Our services include friendly visiting, transportation, respite assistance, shopping and errands, meal preparation, light housekeeping, handy-helping, telephone assurance and information and referral.  We provide support so the seniors can stay in their homes as long as possible.  For more information or to become a volunteer, call 371-5179, E-Mail:  cpcarelinks@juno.com

 

 

Springbrook (formerly the Upstate Home for Children and Adults)

Our church conducts several fundraisers for Springbrook. Monies raised at the main fundraiser go toward operating expenses. The all-church Christmas Card fundraiser goes toward camper ships. We also collect Campbell “Labels for Education” year round for the home.

 

The Springbrook based in Oneonta, NY, began as an orphanage in 1925, and eventually changed into a home for mentally handicapped persons from the age of 5 through adulthood. It is a not-for-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to provide residential care, treatment, training and rehabilitation, and to provide foster-home care services where appropriate.  Recently, the dormitory style housing of the 1970's has been changed into group homes built on the campus. The Board of Directors consists of representatives from various American Baptist Churches in New York State.

 

You can learn more about this organization in the book "Have the Children Been Fed?" by William Nunn and Martha Hulings. Additional information, about the Home, can also be obtained by visiting Springbrookny.org or writing directly to Patricia Kennedy, Executive Director, 2705 State Highway 28, Oneonta, New York 12820.

 

 

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