Throughout our lives we have been so blessed with friendships and ministry opportunities.
This blog is meant to share what God has been doing in, for and through us. It is also used as a resource page for teaching and preaching Dave has had the opportunity to do. We do this for the purpose of GLORIFYING GOD and HELPING OTHERS GLORIFY GOD.
Here is some of our Jamaica Mission Trip Letter and Information:
Greetings from the Rodgers!
We are very thankful for your friendship over the years and the role you have played in our lives and in our ministry. As many of you may know Krista and I met while serving the LORD in the Dominican Republic. We also had the amazing privilege to serve there four years as a married couple. We have a great opportunity to serve on an Emmanuel Baptist Church mission team together. We will be complete the construction on one of the buildings at Fairview Baptist Bible College in Jamaica along with serving the college and students in any other ways needed.
Fairview Baptist Bible College has a very special place in our hearts. David has been there 3 times:
As part of a training/evangelism trip with other Baptist Bible Seminary students in 2007.
As part of library construction team with Emmanuel Baptist Church in 2013.
As a Biblical counseling teacher for the students at Fairview in November 2014.
One of the amazing benefits of building relationships like the one Emmanuel has with Fairview is we have been able to see individuals move from being students at the college to pastors of local churches.
We are very much looking forward to working with Ken and Clea Rathbun, a missionary couple supported by Emmanuel. Ken is the Academic Dean at Fairview. Here is the mission of Fairview Baptist Bible College “to train competent, compassionate, effective servant leaders for the ministry of Christ in the local churches of Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world.” They are doing this and we are very excited to partner with them.
As a group we have committed to raise funds through donations to cover our travel expenses and some of the construction cost. If you are able to financially support our JAM ‘15 team, please send your check to: Emmanuel Baptist Church
4207 W. Laskey Road
Toledo, OH 42623
In order to keep within IRS regulations, we ask that all checks or money orders be made out to the Emmanuel Baptist Church with Jam '15 on the memo line. Doing it this way will allow you to use a tax-exempt deduction at the end of the year.
We would very much appreciate your prayers and if possible your financial support for the Jam 15 team as we look to minister to the students at Fairview Baptist College and the people of Jamaica. You can check out ebcjam.blogpost.com for updates on the trip and posts from our previous trip.
Serving the Lord,
David & Krista Rodgers
Here are some of the students I taught in November.