why August is important for BB

To all our friends,

What a great Sunday we had at our church here in Kimberley today. The people of St. Andrew’s are so good at cultivating a climate of welcoming grace to all our visitors. Our church was full this morning, with attendance reminding us of Easter and Christmas levels. Guests from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal were present, along with two visiting pastors. There was a vibrancy and intensity. We are thankful. Humbled. Excited. Hopeful.

And speaking of excitement and energy, you already know of our passion for ministry in Romania. During this month we are sharing a brief story and one photo each day. It’s about raising funds, yes, but it is about so much more. We want to encourage the people of Romania, to help strengthen the churches, to befriend and assist the Christian leaders, all so that the work of Christ will prosper, so that the discouragement of poverty can be defeated, and so that the next generation will serve with vision and purpose and joy. We want to introduce you to the Romanian people, their churches, their challenges, their culture, and the opportunities to connect.

Thanks for encouraging us as we take 31 days to ‘get our story out’. Follow the example of our new friend Kat Dodd of Montana, who we sovereignly and really,unbelievably, met in Bucharest in May. Kat took a moment to post a link on her Facebook page to the Barnabas Bridge August campaign – increasing the influence.

I promise we will not fill your email inbox with long fundraising copy. Stories, simple and brief.Please take a look at the pics and explanation on the 31-08-14 page. Tomorrow we will get back to the daily brief Romania updates.

blessings to all of you – Doug & Yvonne

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About dougjohns

In 2016 Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work and travel. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they live in Creston, BC. They have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug is a serious runner. Combined with an insatiable passion for geography from his youth, running races around the world has become a gateway for adventure. Doug started distance running at age 60. He has worked, studied, traveled, and run internationally.
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