Morocco Refugee Ministry Trip, Sept. 30-Oct. 10

Commissioning Prayer, Sunday, September 25

For Shawna and Keith during morning worship

Morocco Partnership Trip

The Missions Leadership team is sending Shawna Stomberger and Keith Stillwell to Morocco as representatives of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with a team from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, September 30 through October 10. The purpose of this trip will be to observe the work of our partner churches with African refugees, explore future ministry possibilities with refugees including an LABC ministry trip in 2012, and connect with our partner church in Rabat. African refugees in Morocco have fled persecution, war, poverty, and famine in their home countries and find themselves in a desperate situation. Through our partnership with the church in Rabat, we can help. Please pray for Shawna and Keith as they represent Lexington Avenue in Morocco.

Kitty Baird and Marian Gibson, Global Ministries Leaders

Ernest Martin, Chairperson, Missions Leadership Team

Excellent Response to Refugee Care Kits for Morocco

Wow! We have received 95 care kits, 72 bottles of Ibuprofen/Aspirin (most of them 500 count), and 66 boxes of snack baggies. Karen Thomas Smith (University chaplain in Morocco) says, “Good night alive! This is wonderful!” Shawna Stomberger and Keith Stillwell, with the KBF team, will deliver your care kits to African refugees in desperate need. Thank you for your generous gifts. Thanks to our youth group for organizing the kits and other supplies.

French-English Bible for our Friends in Rabat

Lexington Avenue Baptist Church will be presenting our partner church in Rabat, Morocco with a bilingual French-English Bible on Sunday, October 9. We would like for our church family to sign it. The Bible will be available on Sunday, September 25, Wednesday, September 28, and in the office from now until September 28. You may want to add a note in parentheses about your role in the church or something about yourself. For example: Sunday School teacher, deacon, property committee, farmer, business owner, or nurse--Shawna Stomberger (5th & 6th grade Sunday School teacher), David Valentine (Boyle County High School, sophomore, football), etc.

Follow the Morocco Trip on the Web Page and Facebook

Keep up with Shawna Stomberger, Keith Stillwell and the rest of the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Morocco team on the web page and on facebook, September 30 through October 10:

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship:

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Facebook Fan Page: Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Facebook (“like” them)

LABC Facebook Page: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Facebook (submit a friend request)

The Lexington Avenue Baptist Church home page will provide links to the above sites:

Tentative Schedule for Morocco, Trip

Friday, Sept. 30: 5:45 pm - Depart Cincinnati, OH Airport

Saturday, Oct. 1: 2:10 pm - Arrive Casablanca, Morocco; Dinner with leaders from Protestant Church of Morocco (EEAM) & International Aid Committee (CEI)

Sunday, Oct. 2: Worship at Casablanca; Dinner with CEI team

Monday, Oct. 3: Travel to Oujda; Lunch in Fez; Meet with Oujda CEI team

Tuesday, Oct. 4: Visit Oujda, observe work

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Travel to Rabat; Meet scholarship recipients and dinner with German delegation

Thursday, Oct. 6: Meet with German & French Partners at Anne-Marie’s home; visit Rabat CEI partners

Friday, Oct.: Medical discussion; Worship/workshop

Saturday, Oct. 8: Tourism in Rabat; Program and Dinner by Rabat Church

Sunday, Oct. 9: Worship with Rabat Church (Keith preaching); Depart for Casablanca; Final debriefing

Monday, Oct. 10: 6:35 am - Depart Mohammad V Airport; 7:54 pm - Arrive Cincinnati Airport

Kentucky Quarters for Morocco Partnership Trip

Kentucky quarters make nice little suvenirs for Shawna Stomberger and Keith Stillwell to give people they meet in Morocco. If you have some you would like to donate just give them to Shawna or Keith or leave them in the church office.