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Cross Training Summer Camp

cross-trainingThe CrossTraining philosophy combines children with teens and adults putting them in a challenging, high adventure environment in order to teach them spiritual truths. This year our theme is “Bold Faith: Getting Out of the Boat”, where we’ll talk about courage, faith, and stepping out of our comfort zones. Throughout the week, each camper will discover leadership traits such as goal setting, team work, listening skills, self-discipline, overcoming fears, and the reward of serving others. We want to come alongside you and help equip your child for life’s adventures while they make new friends and experience new challenges.

Cross Training

Gospelink

 

The Kershner family came to work with Gospelink in 2002. Dean currently oversees the work of the national preachers in Malawi, Russia and Ukraine. In 2006, Dean organized and developed the Agricultural Training Center of Malawi. This center, located on Lake Malawi, has become a center for national preachers to further their growth and knowledge of God’s Word by attending conferences, many of which have been led by PBC. The farm itself is growing food which has enabled it to reach a point of financial stability. In 2012, Dean organized an orphanage on the property which is overseen exclusively by national Malawian Christians.

PBC has been supporting Dean and Gospelink since 2008 and have co-labored with him in Malawi by sponsoring pastors’ conferences, constructing buildings, providing equipment, and sending teams to the Agricultural Center. In 2008 a single member from PBC was called to work with Dean and Gospelink in Malawi. In 2009, PBC sent a team of about 12 members to Malawi to conduct the first of several pastor’s conferences and to conduct a children’s program. Starting in 2010, PBC committed to hold four years of pastor’s conferences on the God of the Gospel. In 2012, a pastors’ wives ministry was added as well. PBC has sent over 100 members and friends to Malawi to support the national pastors and their wives over the past 9 years.

To learn more about Dean and his work, please visit Dean’s webpage and the Training Center webpage.

Hope Alive

Catharine Coon is the founder and Executive Director of Hope Alive!. Catharine oversees all the sites and staff members of Hope Alive!, as well as casts vision for the project. She forms partnerships with individuals and groups and connects with supporters in the United States. Hope Alive! is a relief and development project focused on orphans and fragile families in Uganda. Catharine started Hope Alive! in 2002, The project works in the slums of Kampala, in the poor, rural area around the town of Masaka in southwestern Uganda, with refugees living near the border of Sudan, and in an area surrounding what used to be an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp near Gulu, in northern Uganda.
Hope Alive!’s vision is to impact deeply the lives of the children – spiritually, physically, emotionally, educationally, and socially – in order to see them transformed by the healing hope of Jesus Christ. Hope Alive! works closely with local churches to share the Gospel and love of Christ with these children and their families and to break the cycle of poverty plaguing them.

God is opening a new opportunity for Hope Alive! in the outskirts of Gulu to plant a community school and agricultural training center in an area that only has a neighborhood school with no trained teachers. The need is great: 540 families live within 2 miles of the land God has provided. Hundreds of children are growing up with no means to obtain an education. Because of the internal war that lasted 20 years, this new generation has no one to teach them the most basic of skills: when to plant, what to plant, or even where to plant. Hope Alive! will bring God’s word of salvation to this area and provide spiritual, physical, emotional, educational, and social training to the families in this area. Please pray for the families that will be reached.

For more information, please visit Catharine’s webpage.

Malawi Pastors’ Conference

PBC has active missions supporting the development and leadership of hundreds of churches in Malawi each year. Each year, pastors in Malawi receive ministry training and much-needed supplies for ministering to the people of Malawi.  PBC also provides teaching and training for the pastors’s wives.  In the past, we have supported many orphans in the area and assisted in many agricultural projects.

 

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