Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland leaders conducted business and heard from CBF field personnel in Romania and Haiti during one of several state/regional meetings at the CBF Annual Gathering June 22-24 in Greensboro, N.C.
Participants approved a ministry plan budget of $219,000 for the upcoming fiscal year, a small increase over the previous year, according to Coordinator Jeff Langford.
Langford recognized and thanked outgoing moderator Nancy Thompson of Des Moines, Iowa. Jordan Dollar of Edwardsville, Ill., will succeed Thompson as moderator.
Participants also heard brief reports from overseas field personnel Tammy Stocks, Bucharest, Romania, and Jenny Jenkins, Grand Goave, Haiti.
Stocks said a mobile version of the Roma Partnership’s Gypsy Smith School for pastors has reached an average of 50-60 leaders, and she thanked volunteer leaders from Heartland.
She also described progress at the Naomi Women’s Center, a sewing center that now includes quilting training to help women raise the standard of living for their families.
“Thanks for helping us create a loving community,” she said.
Jenny Jenkins, who has served for six years as CBF field personnel in Grand Goave, described medical work “up in the mountains” among Haitians with limited healthcare available to them.
The people in the impoverished nation with which she works have limited access to education and learning, she said. She also works with Haitian widows.
Langford said a CBF Heartland team will make a trip to the island nation in July as a “group of teachers going to help the teachers who are already there.”