Author: April Betner

Church Planter Spotlight: Pastor Steve Marfia and Legacy 242

DEPTFORD – Pastor Steve Marfia has relationally engaged in reaching individuals and advancing God’s kingdom through relationship, baptism, discipleship, and training. Legacy 242 is a church that… Invites everyone to come as they are Believes that the gospel should be central to life and ministry Engages the culture with the truth and love of God Focuses on the mission to make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). Legacy 242 is engaged in meeting these needs within their local community.  This work is outsourced to the church’s missional communities so the work of the ministry is in the hands of people. Each week...

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Missionary Highlight – October 22, 2017 – Phil Kesler

One of our missionaries in South Brazil is Phil Kesler and we want to pray for him today. Phil teaches many churches about the Bible and about how to share their faith. One way to talk to people, Phil tells them, is about names. Many Brazilians in South Brazil are descended from Europeans who settled there in earlier times. Cities like Florianópolis have a very European look and feel to them. Phil’s last name, “Kesler,” is German, because his ancestors were German. He meets many Keslers and Kesslers in South Brazil. When he taught a missions course in a...

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Mariana Cruz: Disaster Relief in Florida and Puerto Rico

CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA – Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mariana Cruz regarding her recent trip to Florida with the Pennsylvania South Jersey Disaster Relief team.   Mariana served with the team in Cape Coral Florida; they were stationed at the New Hope Fellowship Baptist Church in Florida.  Special thanks to Kenton Hunt and Tom Miller and all others who work tirelessly put Disaster Relief training and outreach efforts together.  Mariana reported that she appreciates them and their willingness to lead others in their service to Jesus Christ.  Mariana was trained in 2009 to do Disaster Relief but...

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International Sunday: South Jersey Church Celebrates Diversity

WILLINGBORO – On, Sunday, September 24th 2017 Delaware Valley Baptist Church held its 5th Annual International Sunday Celebration. DelVal Church has been celebrating International Sunday every September for five years, beginning in September 2012.  International Sunday is a day that the church puts aside every year to celebrate the many ethnicities and nationalities and diversity represented at Delaware Valley Baptist Church. The celebration includes singing, learning new information about the nations represented, and sharing food from the various cultures represented.  This year, fourteen nations were represented, including nations such as Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Zimbabwe, and many more. DelVal...

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