This update was written by Rev. Vivan Martindale, who serves on the Board of Directors:
Good morning friends and colleagues in the ABC-VNH Region,
A few weeks ago International Ministries (American Baptist Foreign Mission Society) held its first-ever ZOOM World Mission Conference. It was a great disappointment to have to cancel the in-person conference scheduled for Greenlake Conference center. However, we did not want a virus to completely stymie the joy, inspiration and relationships so often found at the conference.
Our home staff and missionaries around the globe put their heads and hearts together and designed five 30 minute events for a digital conference. Usually there would be 200-400 persons attending a conference at Green Lake. This year more than 1100 people tuned in from 29 different countries!! What a great 'real-time' gathering.
That phenomenal experience is not lost! Fortunately, if you were not one of the 1100, you can still soak in the experience by using the link below. There are 5 thirty minute videos of the live and prerecorded experiences presented from all around the globe. They are great for your own information, sharing with your congregation or using in your own small group digital gatherings. There will be a few individuals missing from these recordings for safety and security reasons as their information and identity are not shared on the World Wide Web.
Since I continue to serve as a member of the International Ministries, Board of Directors, please feel free to contact me if you need more information or have any questions. And please feel free to share this link with others.
Let your hearts be warmed and inspired by the work God in Christ is doing through the Holy Spirit and our Global Servants.
His servant and yours,
Rev. Vivan H. Martindale
American Baptist Clergy, Ret.
9 Burgundy Dr.
Hampton NH 03842
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