The latest news specifically for American Baptist Churches of Ohio.
Rev. Peter McCurdy speaks at the annual Missions Banquet as a part of the 2014 Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio. Follow the McCurdys at UNOMissions.
Rev. Peter and Sarah McCurdy of Madison, Ohio have been endorsed for ministry in the Dominican Republic where they will provide support and encouragement to pastors and pastors’ families related to four International Ministry partners as well as extending ministry into Cuba.
The Commissioning Service of Ivy and Emerson Wu at Karl Road Baptist Church was held on August 18, 2013. The special event was well attended by the members of the Karl Road Baptist Church, their MPT, and representatives from ABC Ohio, ABW in Ministry, other AB and Chinese churches. It was a wonderful day to celebrate the future of mission work and ask God's blessing upon Ivy and Emerson as they step out in faith to take God's Word to the world!
Hillcrest Baptist Church in Columbus has received a Building on Common Ground Outreach and Evangelism Grant from ABC/Ohio. The grant will be used to help establish the Hillcrest Community Garden. The Community Garden is called "Vines of Life." This ministry is designed to cultivate relationships in their neighborhood by offering a safe place to learn and work together to plant and grow fresh food. It will emphasize health, wellness, exercise, and nutrition in an environment of fellowship in Christ. The grant check was presented on January 6, 2013. Please pray for Hillcrest Baptist Church
and this wonderful outreach opportunity and that it may "grow" new lives in Christ!
Emerson and Ivy Wu of Karl Road Baptist in Columbus have been endorsed by American Baptist International Ministries to serve in Macau, a special administrative region of China, with the supportive partnership of Evangelize China Fellowship (ECF).
As IM Development Workers, the Wus strive to bring a new spirit to Macau. For a long time, Macau was known for its gambling casinos. Drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, crime and prostitution were rampant in this small congested region in which less than 1% of the population is Christian. However, under the new government, many changes are taking place. Better education and social service are two major areas that are creating opportunities for the younger generation. The Wus will serve in outreach to youth and college students and in the orphanage’s after-school program.
Read more: Columbus Ohio Missionaries to Serve in Macau
The recent Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board Senate Council meeting attendees included our own Rev. Thomas Gilmore (Cleveland, OH), Rev. Glenn Loafmann (Oberlin, OH) and Rev. Mark Farmer (Westerville, OH). It is great to know that our state is well-represented with the MMBB.