Author: BRN Online

Allentown Plant Helps Others Start

By Karen Willoughby ALLENTOWN, PA. – As Riverbend Community Church grows, it helps produce other healthy church plants. Riverbend, which started in 2009, recently started helping its fourth plant, this one in New York City; the other three were in Pennsylvania. Riverbend is one of 15 Multiplying Church Centers in the two-state convention. “I have a heart to see the church as a whole be on mission collectively,” Pastor Joe Velarde told the BRN. “Everything we do is to set the stage for people to have an encounter with Jesus and take their next step toward Him.” About 250...

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Missionary Highlight – December 31, 2017 – Robert Lane

One of the reasons we must pray for our missionaries is because we send them to some of the most dangerous places in the world. Today we want to pray for Robert Lane, one of our missionaries in South Sudan, one of the African countries where violence is common. We support him through our church’s Cooperative Program giving.  Recently he was training a man who would go back to his village to share the gospel. But before he could leave, he got a message.  His village had been attacked and most of his people killed; their houses were burned....

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Missionary Highlight – December 24, 2017 – Suzie Rodgers

Today we want to pray for Suzie Rodgers and especially for her two boys. They live in Zambia (say ZAM-bee-ah), one of the African nations. Suzie took them with her to a food market; the boys went off on their own in the store. After a while one of the boys came running back to her and said a man wanted to be baptized. Her son had been telling Bible stories to a man in the store. When she went to check, she found her other son was also telling Bible stories to a man.  Suzie got the two...

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