November 15, 2022
Mid-American Baptist Churches of Iowa and Minnesota
strive to work together to build up the Body of Christ.
Please note that the Region office will be closed
the week of Thanksgiving.
MABC Region News:
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Have you ever wanted to go on a Mission Trip
but weren't sure how to do it?
Here's your chance.
You are invited!
This opportunity is open to everyone in the Region.
Visit RainbowAcres.com to learn more about the ministry!
Contact Jan Grogan (email@example.com) or Kathryn Houser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for Mission Trip information.
What's your church up to these days?
Send us photos with a brief explanation so that we can share them with the MABC Family in an upcoming edition of the BodyBuilder.
Let's keep up the good work.
You are making the difference!
Thank you so much for your continued Support!
Mission and Ministry are happening
because of your generosity!
Here are our 3rd Quarter Results:
Our Board of Region Ministries Fall Board Meeting was held on Monday, November 7th at 7pm via Zoom.
Board Reports can be found HERE
Scenes from the Quilters Retreat held at Dayton Oaks Camp
For continued updates on how your help, your prayers,
and your financial support are assisting Ukrainian refugees,
International Ministries has a Web page dedicated to regional updates and Q&As:
For continued updates on how your help, your prayers, and your financial support are assisting the Burma diaspora visit the https://burmaadvocacygroup.org/
American Baptists Advocate for Myanmar at International Religious Freedom Summit
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/14/22)—The Burma Advocacy Group, a sub-committee of the Burma Refugee Commission of American Baptist Churches USA, has launched a second signature campaign asking American Baptist pastors, leaders, congregations, and individuals to sign the letter which will automatically go to their respective State Senators to advocate for the passing of the Burma Bill. The vote in the Senate is expected before Thanksgiving – immediate action is needed. The ongoing military attacks on the people of Burma were heightened by recent airstrikes on the Chin State, Kachin State, Karen State and others. Your support and participation are imperative to urge the U.S. Congress to take action against the military regime.
Rev. Dr. A. Roy Medley, Convener of the Burma Advocacy Group and General Secretary Emeritus for ABCUSA, said, “We appeal to American Baptists to join with our brothers and sisters from Burma in the US in our appeal for passage of the Burma Act by the U.S. Senate. This bill will further strengthen U.S. efforts against the brutal reign of the Military Junta which seized power February 1, 2020. Thousands of Baptists as well as others have been targeted for indiscriminate bombing, burning of churches resulting in a large number of internal and external refugees.”
The Goal of the Campaign is to gather and submit as many signatures as possible to our US Senators from U.S. citizens who are 18+ years of age to request them to pass the BURMA Act that has already passed the House. The Burma Advocacy Group believes the BURMA Act is our greatest opportunity to achieve:
- an end to the brutal military dictatorship in Burma,
- an opportunity to achieve a federal democracy in Burma for which the people of Burma have been giving their lives,
- and provide millions in humanitarian aid for Burma.
Learn more about the Burma Refugee Commission, and the connection of American Baptists to the country of Myanmar (formerly Burma) here.
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Prayers for churches in our region in search of pastoral leadership
News from ABC Life
November Newsletter can be read HERE
November 2, 2022 Newsletter HERE
November 8, 2022 Newsletter HERE
Click on the logo below to find out most up to date information related to Covid-19 and other health concerns as of November 14, 2022.
Pics from our Fall Wellness Retreat Event: