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“Exhorting them to continue in the faith”

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Outside the small white church house in La Source, Haiti, church members and CAM field staff mingle. They share church matters and stories of daily life. This Haitian congregation is one of five churches that receive financial support from CAM through the Church Planting program.

When CAM establishes a base in another country, we feel the need for a church nearby that shares our beliefs. The five supported churches in Haiti, Liberia, and Romania benefit our field staff and open spiritual opportunities in their communities. The purpose of these congregations is to exhort all the members to “continue in the faith” (Acts 14:22).

If you wish to help, please note Church Planting on the response coupon or sponsorship sheet. Funds are used to provide meeting places and cover the costs of ministry trips and other expenses.

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Places of worship and spiritual opportunity

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When CAM establishes bases in other countries, we feel the need to have a church nearby that shares our beliefs. These churches not only provide places of worship where CAM workers can worship, but also open spiritual opportunities in the community. Through the Church Planting program, CAM provides financial support to congregations in Haiti, Romania, and Liberia. Here is a brief overview of each of the churches we support.

Please pray

Please pray for the churches in these communities. As everywhere, Satan is busy and attempts to distract churches from the way of Jesus. These small congregations of believers are no exception. But as people surrender themselves to God, His Word can go forth with power.

La Source Mennonite Church, Haiti

Oppressive witchcraft is common in Haiti, but God is at work, drawing people to Himself. A small congregation in La Source provides a place of discipleship and fellowship for Haitian believers and our staff. The church in La Source has also started an outreach church in the nearby village of Nan Carre.

Light Mennonite Church, Liberia

Light Mennonite Church shines the light of Jesus in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, a place of tremendous physical and spiritual poverty. This church began in 2000 and has now started a sister congregation, Hope Mennonite Church.

Suceava Mennonite Church, Romania

CAM’s distribution of huge amounts of Christian literature in Romania over the years has caused many Romanians to seek a Biblical fellowship. Suceava Mennonite Church is a place for them to see and experience the body of Christ living out the teachings they read about in books and periodicals distributed throughout Romania.

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United in the family of God

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Having a church near a CAM base in other countries opens spiritual opportunities in the community and benefits our field staff. CAM financially supports conservative Anabaptist church-planting efforts in Haiti, Romania, and Liberia.

A CAM staff member told of a scene he witnessed at a communion service in Liberia. “It was touching to watch as the members partook of the symbols together and then washed each other’s feet,” he shared. “Two blind brethren took part, each leading the other to the front, and their hands guided by another as they took the bread and the cup and then knelt to wash feet.”

Another brother at this communion service was confined to a wheelchair and unable to remove his own shoes. With the gentle assistance of other members, he took part as well.

Despite the various backgrounds represented by these church members in Liberia, they are now united into one family by the grace of God, and are excited about serving Him by serving others.

In Romania, the CAM-sponsored church hosts ten days of Bible studies each summer for youth in the surrounding communities. These ten days spent studying God’s Word provide an excellent way to help mold young lives for service in His kingdom.

Thank you, supporters, for investing in these churches to make courageous soldiers for Christ. Pray for these congregations to remain faithful in their walk with the Lord.