We are happy to be partnering with pastor Pandu Maddala of Victory Baptist Association as he works with pastors in India to reach communities for Jesus. Most pastors in India pastor more than one church and they walk wherever they go. They are in need of 100 bicycles to help 100 pastors take the Word of God from village to village. The Catawba River Association is working to meet this need through the gifts of churches and individuals. If you, your Church, or Sunday School class would like to donate a bike (pedals for pastors) please send a check for $80 to CRBA and put on the memo line “Pedals for Pastors”. Every dollar collected will be sent to India and will be used to purchase bicycles. Please send all donations to 1812 US 70 E., Morganton, NC.
Please pray for our mission team who will be ministering in Kenya on February 4-14, 2020. Their Schedule is as follows:
Tuesday (2/4/2020) -Depart US
Wed. -Arrive in Nairobi pm; stay in a hotel in Nairobi
Thurs. -Travel to Ahero; arrive, settle into the guesthouse
Friday -Build 1st house; minister in the community
Saturday -Build 2nd house; minister in the community
Sunday -Worship in a local church and visit Kisumu area
Monday -Build 3rd house; minister in the community
Tuesday -Build 4th house; minister in the community
Wednesday -Travel to Masai Mara game park; lunch at lodge; game drive
Thursday -Breakfast at lodge; game drive in am; drive back to Nairobi; fly out pm
Friday -Arrive back in the U.S.
This April we will be collecting grocery store gift cards for our North Carolina Children’s Homes. If you would like to provide food for these wonderful children being taken care of by the loving Children’s Home of North Carolina, please purchase gift cards at any grocery store and bring them to our CRBA office. This is a great mission project for individuals, Sunday School classes and churches. Our goal this year is for each of our 68 CRBA churches to collect at least $100 in gift cards per church. For more information, please call our CRBA office.
In the summer of 2017, we took a team of 25 to Fayetteville, West Virginia where we partnered with New River Baptist Church to do Vacation Bible Schools at two locations, do a block party, do floor repairs at another church in the mountains as well as help in worship services. We saw several come to faith in Christ and begin a process of discipleship. This was a very successful endeavor for our growing Association.
We are excited to begin working with church planter Amer Safadi in Cincinnati, Ohio beginning June 22, 2020. Our Mission Team is planning this Mission Trip to help Amer and other church planters reach their communities through Block Parties and Vacation Bible Schools. If you or your church would like to join us on this wonderful mission opportunity, please call our CRBA office for more details.
We have an exciting mission opportunity for folks in our Association. There are many people in the eastern part of our state who are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. We continue to take mission teams to do clean-up and some construction in Lumberton and Rose Hill, NC. These trips will only cost you $10 per day which covers all supplies, lodging, and food. If interested please call our CRBA office at 828-437-0137 for more information on upcoming trips during 2020.