With more than 70 children living at the Mercy Home Orphanage, their daily needs are great. The Kenya Advent Christian Conference’s oversight committee has decided to lease farmland to raise vegetables for the children.
Ken Perkins (pastor of the Bear River AC Church in Nova Scotia) and his wife Darlene will be making a July trip to visit the Malawi AC Conference. This year, Ken has scheduled the visit to allow for almost three weeks in Malawi.
The Blantyre Airport is closed mid-July, so the Perkinses will have to land in Lilongwe. This means a different port of entry for customs and a longer drive to the ministry by 7-10 hours.
50 YEARS OF MINISTRY
On June 8, 1969 Rev. Ray Marco peached his first sermon to the congregation of a small mission church in Miami, Florida. He and his wife Gail lived in the church where they raised their three girls. What was their home most of the week would be converted to Sunday School rooms and a sanctuary on Sundays and other church gatherings. It was the beginning of his ministry at the Oak Grove Advent Christian Church where he continues to serve today. For 50 years, Pastor Ray has led the church in outreach ministries that have embraced its neighborhood, fed and sheltered the homeless, witnessed to the marginalized and comforted the neglected. Pastor Ray guided the church in developing ministries that served both the local and global communities. Forty years ago, Oak Grove Church opened its doors to provide childcare and preschool development programs. Gail served as the first director of this growing ministry. Today, over 80 children are being served. In 1991, Pastor Ray launched a ministry to the poorest of the poor in Honduras. Cristo Salva, “a ministry of encouragement” that was born out of a prayer meeting, serves local churches, schools and villages throughout northwest Honduras. To date, Pastor Ray has led 78 mission teams to witness for Christ, feed, clothe and care for those with exceptional needs (visit www.cristosalva.org).
Park Sensei and Rowena with Zoe and Rackie
AGAPE HOUSE MINISTRIES
Park Sensei* and other pastors (Korean and Japanese)
Rowena Cabrizos writes:
We spent cherry blossoms viewing (Hanami) with our Japanese and Korean pastors and enjoyed a lunch together as we had our farewell party celebration with Park Sensei, a lady pastor from the Presbyterian denomination, who has become a partner with Agape House Ministries while in Japan. She is retiring and will soon return home to Seoul, South Korea. She has planted a church in Fukuoka area while winning some Japanese people for Jesus. We thank God for her life.
Rev. A. Jerald, Pastor of the FBHC Church at Senthil Nagar, Chennai and President of the FBHC, wrote as follows:
We are happy to announce that by the grace of the Almighty Father, we have successfully conducted our VBS from April 15 – 17, 2019 at FBHC Church in Senthil Nagar. These three days were a great opening for us in sharing the gospel with kids. Over 100 kids attended the program and many non-Christian children gave their lives to Jesus and experienced the true peace and happiness of Christ in them. By his grace, the kingdom of heaven is built in the hearts of the young ones; God fulfilled his Word as in Matthew 19:13 -14 and the Holy Spirit guided us in all our ways and it was really a blessing to all of us.