In various communities in Slovakia this year, short-term ministry teams have invested in the lives of students by assisting them in learning English. Supplementing the excellent work of local teachers, these teams encourage and challenge eager students.
A favorite activity for teaching is akin to speed dating! The students are put into small groups and the native speakers sit with them for ten minutes. During that time they ask simple questions, go through their introductions or colors, and get to know each other just a little. Then it is time to switch groups!
Laughter and fun fill the room. Being the presence of Christ by helping with English literacy has proved a meaningful ministry strategy.
The 2015-16 Offering for Global Missions emphasis is Love God. Teach Neighbor. Be Transformed.
Sharing Christ’s great love for us through literacy ministry
Through the work of CBF field personnel and CBF’s rural poverty initiative, Together for Hope, Cooperative Baptists are bringing renewal to God’s world with literacy ministries both in the United States and around the world.
The CBF Offering for Global Missions is the foundational means of support for CBF’s mission enterprise, providing an array of tools and resources needed to live out the Fellowship’s mission commitments of cultivating beloved community, bearing witness to Jesus Christ and seeking transformational development.
You and your congregation are invited to journey with us as we uncover what God is doing through CBF’s literacy ministries, sharing Christ’s great love in Eastern Europe, South Florida and at the United States-Mexico border.
We invite you to pray with us and for us. Watch our Love God. Teach Neighbor. Be Transformed. literacy video series and pray daily for CBF field personnel through Prayers of the People at www.cbf.net/pray. Children, youth and adults can learn alongside one another through a four-part OGM Bible study and worship resources. All of these resources and more are available for download at www.cbf.net/ogm.
When you support the CBF Offering for Global Missions, you make ministry possible by supporting all CBF field personnel. Your gifts provide much-needed materials and support to enrich the lives of children and families through life-changing literacy ministries.