World Mission Offering- Your gifts to be used where most needed provide American Baptist International Ministries
the opportunity to present the Good News of Jesus Christ while meeting basic human needs through cutting edge
programs and partnerships in over 70 countries around the world. These "undesignated" gifts allow programs
to go forward in places that are not in the news spotlight but where families are still struggling to find hope
in desperate situations.
ABC/USA Missionaries---American Baptist International Ministries, organized in 1814, is the oldest Baptist Mission agency
formed in North America. We serve more than 2,500 short-term missionaries annually, bringing U.S. and Puerto Rico churches
together with partners in 76 countries in cutting-edge ministries that tell the good news of Jesus Christ while meeting human needs.
Dr. Bill and Ann Clemmer--Bill and Ann serve in the Dominican Republic of Congo as Iinternational Missionaries seconded to
Interchurch Medical Assistance. Bill is involved with the team that responds to victims of war crisis as well as epidemic disease
outbreaks that occur often. The program has brought both "the word and hand of God" to populations devastated by a conflict
which is estimated to have claimed over four million lives in the past five years.
Rev. Dan & Sarah Chetti--Dan and Sarah serve in Beirut, Lebanon at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary
(ABTS). They are the first International Ministries missionaries in Lebanon. The Chettis are also very
involved in the International Church in Beirut, where Dan is one of the Elders of the
Church and Sarah helps to teach Sunday School.
Kristy Engel, NP--Kristy Engel tries to live by her saying, "Do what you can, with what you've got, in
the moment you're given" through her medical work in La Romana, Dominican Republic and the
surrounding sugarcane villages. Spending time as a mission volunteer in Haiti helped Kristy
to realize that God was calling her into medical mission.
Rev. Kit Ripley--Kit's primary ministry involvement is with the New Life Center Foundation in northern Thailand
where she works in a wide variety of ways with ethnic minorities from the hill tribes. The New Life Center works
with tribal minority girls who have come out of exploitative labor situations or are at risk for becoming victims
of labor exploitation.
Bucky and Carole Sydnor serve in Nepal, a country where they previously served from 1978 to1987.
They are based in the Kathmandu Valley, which has the country's largest concentrations of population.
One Great Hour of Sharing--One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real
for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or
severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today,
projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada.
Wycliffe Bible Translators--Wycliffe was founded in 1942 by William Cameron Townsend. As a missionary to the Cakchiquel
Indians of Guatemala, Townsend caught the vision for translation when Cakchiquel-speaking men expressed their concern that the
Bible was not available to them in the language they understood clearly. As a result, Townsend resolved that every man, woman and
child should be able to read God’s Word in their own language. Donna Gardiner is the group librarian for the Wycliffe Bible
Translators and also a member of the staff which gives orientation to new members who have come to Russia for the first time. This
is a program which is held twice a year and which lasts for several months.