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Ukraine Update: March 2015

Dear brothers and sisters! I have a honor to write You my report. We were able to spend an evening for our senior’s adults. It was very blessed evening! We had 61 persons. There were members of our church and strangers. Topic of the meeting: old age is not a sentence. We sang a lot […]

Ukraine Update: December 2014

Update: December 2014 The president of Ukraine Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Slavik Pyzh, worked with TBH to carve out an agreement for 2014-2016 that would include providing coursework for students in the field of aging as well as servicing their partner campuses with helping local church pastors and leaders open ministries to the elderly. Luba […]

Norway Update: December 2014

Update: December 2014 The Baptist Home readers recall the story of Dagny Pedersen from TBH’s September edition of this newsletter. From Stavanger, Norway, Dagny came twenty-five years ago to TBHAV to learn about Validation Therapy. Her heart for helping the elderly is evident over the years she has spent in nursing care. The hope TBH […]

Moldova Update: December 2014

Update: December 2014 The Baptist Home readers are familiar with the Moldova connection at the Tabitha House. The needs remain great for the 55 residents who live there. Bethany Baptist Church, Chisinau, continues to offer a free lunch to thirty old people three times a week. Before the lunch, they have a simple one-hour Bible […]

Lithuania Update: December 2014

Update: December 2014 President of the Baptist Union of Lithuania, Irmantas Pinkoraitis, has shared that God has raised up a couple from the New Testament Baptist Church, Vilnius, who have a heart for ministering to the elderly. Where there is a heart for caring and ministry, there are God-directed avenues available. They may not be […]

El Salvador and Guatemala Update: December 2014

Update: December 2014 Through the invitation of the Association of Baptists of El Salvador, The Baptist Home in November was able to visit an eldercare community in northern El Salvador.       Now with few residents in it, this home has existed for some time. Good planning and wise decisions will guide the future […]

Belarus Update: December 2014

Update: December, 2014 o Administrator of the House of Mercy, Igor Miklyaev, along with two other leadership individuals—Anastasiya Filatava and Inna Vandich—spent twelve days in Missouri in September. Days of training and traveling, days of coaching and planning, all served to remind Belarusians and Americans of the great partnership Missouri Baptists have had with Belarus […]

Baptist House of Mercy Moves Forward with Residents!

The Baptist House of Mercy was dedicated in June 2010 near Kobrin, Belarus, on the Children’s Health Center campus. In June 2012, Igor Miklyaev became director of the House of Mercy , receiving the first residents. By spring 2014, Pavel Mishchenko became the director of the Health Center, also known as Zhemchuzhinka. This team of […]

A New Chapter Opens in the House of Mercy

If you have read the last history book of The Baptist Home, The Story of The Baptist Home, by Ira Ann Hawkins, published on The Baptist Home’s 90th anniversary in 2003, you have noted that within one year the facilities where the first residents lived changed.  In April 1913, Milford and Mary Riggs and family […]