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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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Romania ministry trips

Ministry visits to Romania continue each year. We anticipate each mission with great excitement. Family and friends have been extremely generous to assist with the costs. It seems that each time we travel to Romania that we leave with a … Continue reading

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thanks for helping Romania

BARNABAS BRIDGE – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 2014 In August we emphasized our mission work to Romania. It was a blessing to pull together these stories and photos for you. We appreciate the response so far (yes, we are still receiving … Continue reading

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living in the shadow of orthodoxy

Barnabas Bridge – Sunday August 31 2014 – living under the shadow of Orthodoxy We knew little of Orthodoxy until we started spending time in Romania. The churches dominate the landscape, both rural and urban. Still, in parts of the … Continue reading

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meeting a PCC colleague in Romania

Barnabas Bridge – Saturday August 30 2014 – finding a PCC colleague in Romania The central Romanian city of Cluj (full name is Cluj-Napoca) is one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centres in Romania. Among other … Continue reading

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Ghimbav, where church meets every day!

Barnabas Bridge – Friday August 29 2014 – Ghimbav, where church meets every day! Ghimbav is a short drive from Romania’s major tourist city of Brasov. Biserica Stanca Vieti (Rock of Life Church) was a blessing to visit. Meeting in … Continue reading

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sometimes just a little practical help

<Barnabas Bridge – Thursday August 28 2014 – practical help As we have explained before, Barnabas Bridge is primarily a ministry of encouragement and education as we, along with those who travel with us, connect personally with Romanian churches and … Continue reading

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risky business?

Barnabas Bridge – Wednesday August 27 2014 – Risky Work? The photos below are from Tg Mures. They could be from any city in Romania. And the brutal living conditions we have seen in rural villages break our hearts. We … Continue reading

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the solution is quite simple, really!

Barnabas Bridge – Tuesday August 26 2014 – The solution is quite simple, really! These churches need help, really! It is a harsh reality: the difficult challenge of keeping a church open in Romania is a test of trust. It … Continue reading

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the children

Barnabas Bridge – Monday August 25 2014 – The Children Corruption and poverty – this is the future for many Romanian children. Whether, Hungarian, Roma or Romanian, these kids will grow up struggling to either cope with or break from … Continue reading

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