The first Sunday of December, Imago Dei church celebrated the baptism for the first time. Dr. Rich Davis, who serves as professor in the Christian university, officiated the baptism. Sasha comes from a home broken by alcoholism and is a part of our NGO (Strong Foundation) for boys like him that operates under the umbrella of the Imago Dei Church. Sasha is a freshman at Moldova Bible Seminary. He trusted Christ earlier this year and was anxiously awaiting the opportunity to be baptized. His unsaved grandfather came to the baptism and it was a blessing to minister to the family. Please pray that Sasha would continue to grow in wisdom and the knowledge of Christ. He is already a faithful servant in the church.
This church plant is one of four churches in the process of planting as a part of strategic partnership of KBC Ministries and Community Bible Church (San Antonio, TX).
Since during the summer hundreds of young children get to hear good news, many respond to the message of the Gospel. Throughout the year the church organizes weekly Bible studies. Alinarea church has been actively developing this in connection with the church plant. From January to May there was one group meeting weekly. But since September of 2018 there are now two groups led by Alinarea Bible Church volunteers.
Alinarea from Romanian is traslated as solace, comfort, relief. This church plant is one of four churches in the process of planting as a part of strategic partnership of KBC Ministries and Community Bible Church (San Antonio, TX). Part of the vision of both congregations is planting missional churches. The Moldova partnership is targeting key cities and towns across Moldova with the goal to creatively reach out to the ends of the earth. We are very grateful for this partnership in the Gospel with a huge potential for the kingdom of God.
This church plant is one of four churches in the process of planting as a part of strategic partnership of KBC Ministries and Community Bible Church (San Antonio, TX). Part of the vision of both congregations is planting missional churches. The Moldova partnership is targeting key cities and towns across Moldova with the goal to creatively reach out to the ends of the earth. We are very grateful for this partnership in the Gospel with a huge potential for the kingdom of God.
On Saturday before the launch, a group from Kishinev Bible Church was joined by several others in canvasing the area on the main boulevard.
It is always amazing to celebrate the decisions to accept the message of grace. The following step is celebrating the baptism of those who choose the new life in Christ. In the busy summer of evangelistic efforts KBC has been blessed to witness this event. This time was made special by the fact that the first three people baptized was the family of the young man who came to know the Lord years ago through KBC urban camps. He was praying and witnessing to his mother, brother and step-father. They now all follow Christ.
Kishinev Bible Church in partnership with Crestview Baptist Church has organized a conference for women from across the country. For two days the team of speakers and volunteers served the ladies who came from over a dozen churches in the city of Chisinau and across the country. It has been the goal and prayer of KBC to be a blessing to all the Christian community in Moldova. Such discipleship events help us reach the goals of encouragement and discipleship for the churches within the ministry partnerships.
A great team of volunteers has been working for weeks to organize this event and make it very memorable time for the women, many of whom also serve in their home churches. The desire is to send them with a fresh perspective and confidence that God will use them for His glory. Irina was the main coordinator of this event in Moldova.
The speakers came from Crestview Baptist Church. KBC is very grateful to the church for supporting this conference and for sending such wonderful team of speakers to Moldova.
Alta Lynn Gerlach, keynote speaker.
A wonderful opportunity for KBC family to celebrate baptism of four young people proclaiming their faith in Jesus Chrsit. It always exciting to see the bold statement of faith in a cukture if misunderstandig and rejection. We are excited to see the fruit of the labour.
The growing family of Kishinev Bible Church was pleased to organize a marriage training event for twenty five couples who attended the gathering. The time was filled with games, humor and encouragement for the families from Pastor Thomas Schoeneck and his wife Carol who are visiting Moldova while teaching of family ministry at Moldova Bible Seminary. The words from a couple married forty six years came as both authoritative and powerful.
A team from Kishinev Bible Church has prepared a program for children from villages in the south-west of Moldova. The ninety children gathered and their parents were presented with a play "The Tale of Three Trees" that tells of dreams of greatness of three trees. These trees became (1) the manger where Jesus was born, (2) the boat that Jesus rode and calmed the sea in and (3) the cross where Jesus was crucified. The Gospel was presented and unexpecting children received gifts collected and packed by KBC church fellowship. Fifty-five more gifts were passed to the pastor of the local church who serve in several villages. He delivered the gifts to the families with disabled children in the villages.
Traditionally, Moldovan Eastern Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to Julian calendar. This outreach was planned to coincide with wonderful celebration.
Merry Christmas to all of KBC friends! It was a blessed time of worship and celebration. Of course the Gospel message was presented for many guests.
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