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: www.kybf.org
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: www.lexingtonavenue.org
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.