Missions

Missions

FBC supported Missionary Highlights of the Month

When giving via easyTithe, Designate your giving to Christianity Outdoors by selecting “Missions Organizations” then selecting “Christianity Outdoors”

Christianity Outdoors works in cooperation with other sportsmen groups, businesses, churches and other community agencies who share our commitment to our mission. They must also share our desire to pass on to the next generation America’s heritage of positive and wholesome outdoor experiences which improve a person’s well being and protect an area’s ecology. From its very beginning, this ministry has been a “green” organization striving to protect the environment and encourage the wise use and careful use of our natural resources.

Through various types of small group outdoor adventures which emphasize the advantages of conservation and living the principles taught in God’s Word, positive relationships are built and a greater appreciation of God’s creation is developed.

One of the greatest needs in all our communities is for male mentors. Christianity Outdoors offers a mentoring program for male students and hopes to expand this opportunity in the future to female students. Committed mentors meet with students on a regular basis. The students receive personal encouragement along with biblical instruction coordinated with outdoor education.

To ensure the safety of all participants and the integrity of the ministry, all Christianity Outdoors volunteers and staff undergo a background check and interview process. All persons who teach specific subjects for in the ministry excel in that subject or are professionally certified in their respective careers.

Christianity Outdoors is a non -denonminational, 501(c)3, nonprofit corporation supported by the generous contributions from persons or organizations who are grateful for this ministry. All contributions to this ministry are tax deductible. In addition to these donations, some fees are required for certain activities and programs. the names of contributors are kept confidential and are never sold, rented or exchanged to any other organization or persons.

CONTACT INFORMATION

In addition to the information listed above, contact can be made through the E mail address roger.outdoors@comcast.net


FACTS ABOUT THE BARRANTES

Field Address:
c/o GMI 
PO Box 9405
Grand Rapids, MI 49509

Email:
alvaro.barrantes@hotmail.com
Mauren.barrantes@hotmail.com 

Anniversary: February 25
Birthdays:
Alvaro – September 1
Mauren – November 4
Josue – May 9, 2010
Sofia – October 16, 2012
Elisa – April 4, 2016

Barrantes Latest Newsletter

Family Verse:
1 Corinthian 15:58

Funny Family Event:

15 days after Elisa’s birth, one Sunday morning we were getting too late to get to the church and Alvaro should preach that Sunday. 

We were in a hurry to be on time setting everything up and helping the children to get ready. Finally, when everybody was ready, I asked them to get in the car. 

We all got in the car and set off so quickly, after a half mile Mauren felt something was not right and looked around. Elisa was not there. She was only 15 days old and we were not used to a new family member, we forgot her in our house. 

We immediately returned to our house and Elisa was there fully dressed up, laid down on her crib moving her hands and legs waiting for her parents.

Our mission journey has been the more challenging thing experience we have thought. At the same time, it has been the best experience ever. Long time ago, missions had been in our heart and now we have been serving in the field serving for almost three years.

It is wonderful to be able to spend time getting to know new people, their needs, desires, dreams and struggles but even more wonderful to be able to have the opportunity to share the message of Salvation in Christ Jesus.

Ever since we arrived to David City in the province of Chiriquí, we dedicated ourselves to talking and meeting people. Every moment was an opportunity, as we were out from home in our normal family activities, such as school, children’s sports and even supermarkets time.

After three months living in here, the pandemic arrived. The Panamanian Government implemented a set of rigid and sever rules to keep us under lock down in our homes for about a year. It was a hard time for the ministry because it hindered the plan we had, however we rested upon God’s sovereignty. All this time we did not stop working every Saturday with the group of children of our neighborhood to whom we had reached before the pandemic arrived.

After the government began to loosen up restrictions, we retook our plan and strategies to meet people.

We have had a lot of good contacts and conversations. Some people do not respond to that call because they do not know our Lord deeply; some others are just too comfortable with the way they life and think is not other thing more than other religion.

There are some others whom, in the midst of needs or some family situation, begin to take steps to go further in the Bible teachings and we have connected very much with them. With those families we began to have discipleships and Sunday services in our home.

Now after a year, we rented a place so close to Downtown David City where we will have more exposure to new people that will enable us to reach more people and where we can develop new plans and activities alongside our ministries that are strategic to continue growing the ministry and where we can develop more people in the knowledge of the truth and a future development of spiritual leaders.

We greatly and deeply appreciate your help, prayers, and financial support. All this encourage and sustaining us in this place to serve also so that we can continue being ambassadors of Christ to bring the message of salvation to everyone who needs it.



Frontline Bible Church believes that all Christians have a responsibility to be engaged in world missions. We are called to spread the message of God’s grace to all the world. Engagement comes in many different forms; prayer, financial support, mission trips, projects, partnerships, and encouragement of missionaries. The Missions Committee at Frontline Bible Church meets at least once a month to prayerfully consider how we can strategically partner in world missions.

To request MISSIONS FINANCIAL SUPPORT (according to our GUIDELINES) please print and complete this form and return it to a member of the Missions Committee.

Joe Mattias
Director of Missions

Missions Committee: Joe Mattias, Paula Lenger, Secretary; Andrea Campos; Amy Riemersma; Anthony Beaulieu and Sophie Johnson

GIVE to Missionary fund at
Frontline Bible Church



Please take a few moments to read this Update from Doug and Vicki LeFeber Doug is Michelle Campos’ father. Read about an opportunity to Be the Church and help them raise funds for health needs. If you would like to give towards this need, you may contribute through Frontline Bible Church, note LeFeber’s on the memo line.

BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

Joe and Michelle CAMPOS
Isabelle
Monthly support: $100
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 Acts 20:24 “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Paul and Mariana Craesmeyer
Word of Grace
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CAMBODIA

ESWATINI

Simon and Edah MWANAMOYA

Eunice, Simon, Jr., Daniel, and SanteMercy
GMI
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KENYA

MALAWI

Titus and Kristi LLOYD
Zechariah, Matthew, Margaret, and Caleb.
GMI
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Eric and Mercy MANGO, Shalom, and Grace.
GMI
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Givemore and Sylvia Nyakambiri, Tarsha-Naj, Heather, Ash-Berac, J-Nathan
GMI
Monthly support: $50
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NICARAGUA

Aaron Cordero
GMI
Monthly support: $50
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1 Corinthians 3:6-8 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.”

PANAMA

Alvaro and Mauren Barrantes GMI
Monthly Support: $70
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Pura Vida en Panama

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1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Ronnie and Jaque Mackensen
GMI
Monthly Support: $120
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PARAGUAY

Alex and Deltha GULART
GMI
Ainhoa, Bastian, Etienne, and Einarr

Monthly support: $100
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Cory and Kim HODGSON
GMI
Naomi, Elijah, and Timothy
Monthly support: $60
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