Refugee Baptized at Camp Falcon Rock
As the war in Ukraine continues, NAB missionaries and partners in Eastern Europe continue to provide support and resources, resulting in God’s light shining in this dark situation.
One of the ways the NAB missionaries to Romania and Camp Falcon Rock have been able to assist with the Ukrainian refugee crisis is by hosting thirteen international student refugees who had been studying in Odessa. Each student has a unique story of how they ended up moving to Ukraine to study, as well as how they managed to flee the war and end up at Camp Falcon Rock, but one story in particular stands out as a powerful testimony of God working in the midst of this devastation.
One of the refugees, a young woman from Nigeria, moved to Odessa to study medicine along with a couple of her siblings. In the midst of establishing her new life in Ukraine, she got connected with church plant aimed at serving international students in Odessa. Over the past year as she connected with this church and the pastor, she felt called to get baptized. The baptism was all lined up to happen at the beginning of March, but of course it needed to be canceled. She quickly fled Odessa to Moldova and eventually made it to Camp Falcon Rock.
As the camp team worked with her and kept in contact with her pastor from the international church in Odessa, an opportunity came up. Her pastor was able to come to Romania and perform the baptism at Camp Falcon Rock! This was a beautiful moment — a light in the midst of the darkness. This young lady shared her testimony, as well as a powerful poem about what God has done and is doing in her life. Her siblings and friends staying at Camp Falcon Rock led some Nigerian worship songs as she publicly confessed her devotion to Jesus as her Lord.
Thank you for generously supporting the refugee ministry happening at Camp Falcon Rock!
Bonfire: September 27–29, 2022
For ten years, we have been seeking to learn what it means to join God on mission. We have emphasized the why and not just the how. Through opportunities to learn about the missio Dei, we have sought to participate with God as he builds his Kingdom.
Many men and women have joined in as we have learned to discern where God is at work and then participated with a newfound joy and energy. This growing number and movement of God’s people within the NAB has gathered together yearly; this is Bonfire. The last two years, we have been limited to being online due to COVID, but this year we will once again gather in person in Chicago in September.
Bonfire will kick off the evening of Tuesday, September 27, and conclude that Thursday at midday. There is still more information about what this Bonfire will look like, including guest speakers, but don’t forget to set aside the dates so you can take part, being encouraged to place our hope in Christ and being equipped for mission in the midst of our changing contexts.
If you are a part of the Bonfire community, mark your calendars now for our in-person gathering. Additionally, if any of you would like to come in a day early and sit in on Planter Summit taking place September 26–28, we cordially invite you to do so.
Spring 2022 Servant Link
The latest Servant Link is now available online! This resource helps connect retired NAB workers with one another, with the NAB, and with God. You can check out the most recent edition at the link below.
Devotionals for Holy Week
Throughout Lent, many within the NAB have been meditating together on the same passages and thoughtful, encouraging, challenging texts written by a variety of leaders across the NAB, and beyond. If you haven’t been receiving these daily devotionals, Holy Week is the perfect place to jump in as we all prepare our hearts for the introspection of Good Friday and celebration of Easter Sunday.