November 5, 2016 THANKSGIVING GREETINGS – GIVE THANKS FOR GOD’S GOODNESS! Dear Brothers in Christ, RE: Holiday With the Merrills, Men’s Conference, Oven Campaign and Membership Dues.
HOLIDAY WITH THE MERRILLS – NOVEMBER 12TH – 10:00am- 3:00 pm - YOUR PRESENCE NEEDED!
This event is just around the corner! Please attend to support our camp. Bring something for the “silent auction” as the proceeds go to Camp.
MEN’S CONFERENCE LAST JULY 29 & 30 AT CAMP MERRILL - “MY RESPONSIBILITY AS A MAN OF GOD!” - 47 IN ATTENDANCE
This count includes eight National Board Members who held their annual meeting just ahead of our conference and on Friday evening we witnessed the installation of Bob Slechta as the new ABMen/USA President. Dee Riggs gave thoughtful and discerning presentations, followed by small group discussions. We learned the camp’s oven had quit; they had to purchase a new one. The men took on the challenge to raise money for this oven.
Camp Kitchen Oven campaign - $3500.00 – We are short by $329.00 – Need your help!
While we had $2,291 that day (offering =$791, pledges $1500), as of today we have raised $3171. We are short $329.00! Lets get this done!
MEN’S CONFERENCE NEXT SUMMER – JULY 28, 29, & 30, 2017 AT CAMP MERRILL (YES – THREE DAYS!) –KEEP DATES OPEN Seminary Scholarships – Matt Wolf and VAN BAWL KAM – BOTH WORKING ON THEIR DR. MINISTRY DEGREE
Scholarships of $1000 each to Matt Wolf (pastor - First B. Gibbon) attending Biola Theological Seminary, and Van Bawl Kam (pastor Chin Revival Baptist, Omaha) attending McCormick Theological Seminary. Know of an applicant? Send name to Glen Dappen, -Amount next year to $1500.
Harold Burrow was recognized for all his loyal support of ABMen/NE and his love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Disaster Relief Ministry (DRm) – ONE TRAILER AT CAMP MERRILL AND ONE AT SCOTTSBLUFF BAPTIST CHURCH.
Our Disaster Relief Trailers are for your use in case of an emergency. Please contact Jim Musick (402-980-0612) or Craig Erickson (402-617-0784)
ABMen/USA – BOB SLECHTA States “We have had a full year” – With Men & Women giving countless hours volunteering – including:
-Greenl Lake Conference Center Mission Work Party – April / September.
-Bacone College Disaster Response / Mission Work Party – June / August.
-ABMen USA National Board Mtg. & Conference, Moses Merrill (Nebraska) – July.
-First Crow Indian Baptist Church Work Party, Lodge Grass, MT – September (Specialthanks to - Chris Wilson of FBC of Norfolk!)
-Disaster Relief teams to Baton Rouge, LA responding with flood relief assistance.
ABMen/USA offer all men the opportunity to support their mission ministry through the Key Contributor Campaign and their Faithful Servant Endowment Fund (American Baptist Foundation). Find more information at www.ABMen.org
ABMen/NE - PRESIDENT CRAIG ERICKSON
My wife and I spent a week with other AB men and their wives working at Green Lake for a week. There were men from Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and the largest group (25) was from West Virginia. It opened my eyes to all that can be done through ABMen-USA. Some of the people were not going home after Green Lake, but going to Montana, Oklahoma, and into Central America to continue to aid those in need. Please include monetary support for ABMen-USA as well as our state group.
ABMen/NE membership and donations to our funds are what sustains us. We currently have 55 members. We set our goal of having 150 members for 2017 (had 120 in 2016). Would you recruit just one person? X =current members are listed on the back plus a membership form. Thanks!