Women's Missionary Fellowship
Women of CBC enjoy meeting monthly for fellowship and a focus on missions. The meetings include supporting the missionaries, reading their newsletters, and praying for them. In addition, the group is available to meet needs in the church body. Regular meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of each month at 1:30 PM. Special Events are held throughout the year and the calendar will be updated as dates are determined. More participants are always welcome!
Our supported Missionaries:
Belo Family with Encompass World Partners in Asia
The Belo family are global workers in central Asia. They are learning the ways of a culture new to them. Honor and shame are the two forces that determine much of how life and society work. Two languages are heard on the streets and hopefully soon in their home.
Dave and Kay Greiman in South American Mission, Brazil
Dave and Kay teach Indian students who leave their villages and come to the Ammi Training Center to learn. It is truly a multi-cultural environment, where out of necessity, Portuguese is the predominant language. “It is a challenge to teach a large group when Portuguese is the second language for the teacher as well as the student! There are probably 5 different levels of Portuguese in the class of 33!” They teach Bible classes, help with kidʼs ministries, participate in building projects, and talk with the people. Between quarters at Ammi, ten day ministry trips give opportunity for students and staff to reconnect with people from their villages.
Marilyn Hilkemann with INFAITH, Wolf Point, MT
The Hilkeman’s began their ministry in 1974 with the American Sunday School Union, which later became INFAITH, traveling to rural areas to lead Sunday Schools. Their ministry involves travel to less populated areas of NE Montana and they expanded their ministry to include Bible studies, Bible clubs, Vacation Bible Schools, nursing home services, as well as working with Beacon Bible Camp. Marilyn’s husband and ministry partner, Arlen, went to be with the Lord in January 2016.
Dorothy Holzwarth-Retired from The Evangelical Alliance Mission
Dorothy used her secretarial skills and served as a bookkeeper in the TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) business office for 35 years in Taiwan. She has recently retired in the US and is helping in a local church, leading a Bible study for young women from Taiwan who are studying at a near by college, and helping with music. She speaks Taiwanese and the Mandarin language.
Jeff and Shelly Kessler with A.W.A.N.A from Avon, MT
October 1,1993 was Jeff and Shellyʼs official start-up day as AWANA missionaries and began their whirlwind of activities of overseeing AWANA clubs in Montana and Northern Wyoming. One year they traveled 15,000 miles in 3 months! News letters are full of plans and reports on starting AWANA Clubs, offering leadership training, Bible Quiz events, Sparks-A-Rama, Tournament of Champions, and Fall Conferences. You can see a listing of all the clubs the Kesslers oversee at awanakessler.com.
Steve and Jenny Luibrand Christian Missions to Many Lands, Serbia
Steve and Jenny are living with their five children in Serbia where they are building relationships in order to spread the Gospel among their neighbors in their village of Kac. Jenny spends the better part of her time home schooling and homemaking. Steve conducts Bible studies with small groups of believers/seekers in Kac and the surrounding villages. He also does literature work as well as teaching at a Bible school several weeks a year and leads the students on practical evangelistic outreaches. Their work among the Gypsy people has become an increasingly important part of their ministry.
Cory and Janelle Nissley with Pace Setters, Minot ND
Cory spends many hours with students at Minot State, Dickinson State, and Dakota College. His goals are evangelism and growth through Bible studies and prayer. Students from China and Mongolia are also being reached.
Larry and Barb Petersen with Transworld Radio
Larry and Barbʼs service in Southeast Asia has helped provide ministry teams in Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines with much-needed technical support. TWR provides opportunities for people from restricted countries to access and carry out media program development work.
Joe and Jeanie Stucky with Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission, Mossoro, Brazil
Joe and Jeanie have spent their entire married life ministering in Brazil. They spent 25 years in a camp ministry before joining their son in church planting in the busy city of Mossoro. Seeing a need to prepare children for responsible adulthood, with their sons and families they undertook the awesome task of starting a school called ALPHA. They are especially thankful that God has empowered them to have a positive impact on churches around town and even in other cities in Brazil as a direct result of this outreach.
Doug and Mona Wedel with AVANT in Quebec, Canada
Doug and Mona are involved in church planting ministry. Their work includes teaching a character program in the French public schools, which they developed, and expanding it into the business sector. A Christian radio station is a future hope. Starting a Christian Farmers International Chapter opened a new opportunity for Doug to join farmers at fairs to give out walking sticks that have the gospel beads attached. Many people are interested in the free sticks and listen to the gospel. An event called open “church” encourages locals to stop by and tour displays of the churchʼs ministries with the hope of breaking down misconceptions about evangelicals. The visitors are rewarded with free hot dogs and a car wash.