Calvary Baptist Church
Katy and Sue Hegarty Serving in Costa Rica
Sue Hegarty serves in Costa Rica, with the Baptist Federation and with the Pastoral Care for Women ministry.
She teaches seminary courses for training pastors with the Costa Rican Baptist Federation in San José, as well as serving as liaison with American Baptist mission teams.
Sue also teaches in the leadership development program for the inter-denominational ministry of Pastoral Care for Women. Although the office is in San José, courses are given in locations all around the country. Sue assists this ministry as they update their course contents as well as their publications.
Wayne & Katherine Niles
Wayne has been helping Congolese people through a development project to grow more food. Among other activities, the project distributes new seeds, disease resistant varieties of crops, and offers women's groups small loans to purchase machines for hulling, milling, and producing oil.
Katherine is working with a group of Congolese Christian professionals in training community leaders, urban and rural, to be promoters of health in their communities.
Matt & Lori Mann & Family
Lori and Matt Mann are development workers based in Thailand.
Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world and a target country for pedophiles and human traffickers. Because of poverty, lack of education, and desperation, Lao street children, slum children, and children in impoverished families are targets of organized sex trafficking syndicates, both locally and internationally.
Donations are being accepted for Hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico by 'One Great Hour of Sharing' Through the American Baptist Churches USA. Go through www.abc-usa.org and click on 'Give Online' and specify OGHS-Hurricane Relief.
You can also mail your contribution to: American Baptist Home Mission Society, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851, Attention, Kim Wilkins.
100% of donations will go to relief efforts, there will be no dollars used for administrative costs.