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Belarus 

In 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007, Grace Baptist Church sponsored 6 children ranging in age from 9-17 to come to Rochester. The young people came from Mogilev, Belarus; an area affected greatly by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the 1980's. Studies showed that even 6 weeks being outside the affected area could increase their lifespan. Although healthy, area doctors, dentists, and opticians showed generous support and offered appointments free of charge. The children were also present for church services, attended family conferences in Tennessee and vacation Bible schools, shown hospitality by church families, and were taken to such notable sites as Genesee Country Village and Museum, Ontario Beach, Seabreeze Amusement Park, Letchworth State Park, and Niagara Falls. They also visited Washington, DC, Hershey Park, and New York City before their return flights to Belarus. In 2009, one of the young ladies from the first group of children, returned with her mother after 7 years to visit with us before entering a university in Minsk, Belarus. Contact is still maintained through phone calls and emails. 

Ukraine  

In 2007, 2008, and 2009, several members entered the mission field to the Ukraine with the Reformed Bible Church of Westmoreland, NH. The first year consisted of Pastoral teaching to area Pastors as well as offering dental support by dentists and hygienists as exams and cleaning were provided while Bible stories were shared with those children waiting. In 2008, Pastoral teaching to area pastors and construction of a fence around the church building as well as a vacation Bible school to area orphanages. In 2009, Pastor John traveled with Pastor Ken Sanders of NH to provide teaching to pastors from Ukraine and Belarus. 

Ladies' Monday Night Bible Study

On the first and third Monday evening of each month, a Bible study is held with various biblical topics discussed. 

Baywinde Retirement Community Bible Study

On the first and third Wednesday of each month, a Bible study is held for Baywinde community residents where books of the Bible are searched for God's truth.

Heritage Hymn Writers Presentations

One of our members gives talks concerning the lives of writers of some of our most beloved hymns. She has visited local schools and organizations with in-depth histories of these hymn writers. 

Support for Troops and their families

Supplies are collected and distributed to soldiers and their families throughout the year.

Samaritan's Purse 

In the fall, shoeboxes are filled with toys, school supplies and toiletries and sent to needy children throughout the world.

Haitian Goat Project

Donation of money to purchase goats for children at a school and mission in Marche-Canard, Haiti. The children will care for the goats as a school project and sell any of the babies to aid in the tuition at the school. After their primary education is complete, future plans are for cows to be raised for tuition to secondary school, college and professional skills.

Siberian Ministry

We were very grateful to learn that God has worked in the hearts of over a dozen pastors in small churches in the Irkutzk region of Siberia, bringing them to understand and embrace the Reformed faith. As this change has come about only over the past couple years, there is a great need for these pastors and their congregations to receive more books, sermons and commentaries which have been translated into the Russian language, along with encouragement from like-minded brethren. There are presently about 10,000 books in storage in Minsk and Moscow. These titles include the puritans John Bunyan and John Flavel, theologian William Hendriksen and sermons by Charles Spurgeon.

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