River Baptism and Ice Cream Social
Missionary Visit: August 16thKetly and Vital Pierre –
On August 16th in both worship services we will have Ketly and Vital Pierre with us, for the first time. They are the missionary family that hosted our missions team in Nicaragua two summers ago. We loved them and I believe you will too. Here is a little about them from internationalministries.org
The Pierres work on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua to strengthen local churches and encourage existing churches to plant new ones. One way they do this is by leading and coordinating seminars and workshops. Through these sessions, pastors and leaders of local congregations learn how to strengthen the ministries of their churches.
The Pierres' ministry is a holistic, "hands on" endeavor in which they walk and work alongside local people, building relationships. They also work with people in local churches to educate against drug abuse and drug trafficking.
The Pierres also serve as a link with American Baptist churches in the U.S. for volunteer groups. The groups are matched with local ministries according to where they would be the most effective. The Pierres invite leaders and short-term missionaries, pastors, businessmen, teachers, and professors to present seminars and workshops. They started churches at Bluefields and at Rama (where our mission team served in the summer of 2013). They are currently on home assignment here in the states this year.