Global Missions Virtual Banquet
The Trinity Missions Ministry Team is hosting a Missions Virtual Banquet on Monday evening, December 14 starting at 6 pm. This will be a church-wide event to promote and celebrate Trinity’s long-standing support of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) annual Global Missions Offering.
The Program will be “Family Centered” and will include the following:
• Live Round-table discussion with the Trinity Missions’s Team
• Video from CBF in support of the Global Missions Offering
• Live Audio/Video feed from two CBF Missionary Couples: Eddie and Macarena Aldape and Gennady and Mina Podgaisky.
During the program there will be a Q&A time with our missionary partners. If you have any questions ahead of time about life on the mission field for the Podgaiskys or the Aldapes, please email them to email@example.com by Sunday, December 13th.
Recipes from Spain, the Ukraine, and other locations where CBF Missionaries serve will be provided to the Trinity Church family ahead of the Missions Virtual Banquet that you may cook at home before watching the banquet. Click here to download recipes.
Eddie and Macarena Aldape
Eddie and Macarena Aldape are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel ministering to immigrants and students in Albacete, Spain. After serving 13 years in India among the Banjara, the Aldapes arrived in Spain in December 2015 where they are launching Centro de Esperanza (The Hope Center) to assist immigrants through the registration processes language acquisition, culture simulation and directing them to local organizations that can meet their immediate needs.
Many immigrants arriving in Spain have left family behind and find themselves in a state of desperation, seeking to discover opportunities and secure a better life for their families. After facing many obstacles, these immigrants often find themselves alone and hopeless. Centro de Esperanza is a place where these newly-arrived immigrants can encounter the love of Christ and renew hope.
Students in Spain often have a gloomy future living in a country experiencing a severe financial crisis with an unemployment rate of 45 percent among undergraduates. Many students in Spain are also disillusioned in matters of faith. The Aldapes teach English as a Second Language classes, which provides opportunities to share faith, offer encouragement and provide support to these students.
Connect with Eddie and Macarena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gennady and Mina Podgaisky
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Gennady and Mina Podgaisky serve in Kyiv, Ukraine (since December 2002), where they facilitate the ministries of the Village of Hope, a ministry center that assists foster families. They also lead Bible studies, provide counseling, organize and lead family seminars; Outback couples retreats, and provide training on the Life-Skills Manual for Youth.
Gennady and Mina helped establish the Village of Hope in 2003 when seven buildings in different stages of deterioration, located on a 16-plus acre former communist pioneer youth camp in the town of Bucha, Ukraine were purchased.
The Village of Hope currently hosts three Ukrainian foster families with a total of 21 children. The Village of Hope also offers year-round camp facilities for local churches, Christian camp organizations and other groups to rent.
Additionally, they lead a home Bible study group. Mina leads a women’s Bible study group where they do crafts, play games, fellowship and study the Word of God.
Mina is also one of the authors and trainer of the Life Skills Manual for Youth, an immensely valuable manual consisting of 10 modules of four-to-seven 90-minute lessons designed as a course for future orphanage graduates. The widely-used manual aims to supply youth with knowledge, tools and skills needed for independent living and successful integration into society written from a Christian perspective.
Gennady is a member of a local Christian counseling center in the city of 4+ million people. Gennady and Mina also provide pre-marital, family and individual counseling. Gennady also preaches regularly at their local church. Gennady and Mina lead family, parenting and marriage seminars and retreats in various churches in Ukraine.
Your generosity in support of the Podgaiskys and their mission programs will transform lives. Below are just a few examples of how your general gifts can empower, equip and encourage communities and individuals through the power of Christ’s love. When you give, you partner to provide programs like these and so much more.
Connect with Gennady and Mina at email@example.com.