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Free Will Baptist International Missions serves churches, pastors, and people by helping them fulfill their role in establishing churches beyond North America so unreached peoples can know the joy of a relationship with the living God.

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E-TEAMS Impact Eight Locations

Major flight delays, rescheduling, and lost luggage did not deter the 80 students and 16 leaders participating in E-TEAM 2011. Students traveled to Brazil, Chicago, Cuba, France, Japan, Panama, St. Croix, and Uruguay.


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Teens distributed literature, assisted with vacation Bible schools, interacted with local teens, shared testimonies, sang, performed mimes, participated in English classes, assisted with disaster relief, enlivened children’s events with painting faces and making balloon animals, and learned about the culture and history of their host cities.


Funding System Adjusted to Meet Denominational Needs

Antioch , TN—“Even as we implemented the approved new funding system in January 2010,” stated Danny Williams, International Missions’ board chairman,“we acknowledged that we might need to make future adjustments.” After continuing conversations with
pastors and laymen, state and national leaders, supporters of both designated giving and general giving, the board determined adjustments needed to be made.

Discussions with various segments of the Mission’s constituency revealed that many, if not most, of our Free Will Baptist people prefer designated giving. Some of these same people were willing to support the Mission and global evangelism efforts regardless of the funding structure; however, when designating their funds, they indicated they give more.

The following adjustments have been made:

1) Strategic Ministry Partnerships (SMPs) are eliminated. Instead, each missionary has a fund (i.e. Poole Fund, Barker Fund, Awtrey Fund, Price Fund) for his comprehensive support and ministry. Every contributor is considered a partner with no requirements or restrictions concerning the amount given.

2) Donors may contribute designated or undesignated gifts. Undesignated gifts will be used to support the entire work of the Mission around the world. Designated gifts will be applied as designated— to individual missionary funds or partner field ministries (Russia, Cuba, etc.). Donors may inquire at any time as to the fund balance of the missionaries or projects they support.

“I am confident that a perfect funding system does not exist,” Interim General Director Clint Morgan asserted.“However, the board and leadership team have diligently considered, discussed, and sought God’s direction to provide a support system that is reflective
of the realities of our constituency, appreciated by each donor, and capable of producing the resources necessary to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.”


McDaniels Resign, Join TEAM

Antioch , TN—The board accept the resignations of Patrick and Jill McDaniel on May 25, 2011. “After much prayerful consideration,” the McDaniels wrote,“we have decided that, in light of the current financial situation and restrictions on sending missionaries, we must seek another avenue for getting to the field…to plant churches among those who have no opportunity to hear the gospel.”


Patrick and Jill McDaniel

Patrick and Jill were approved for service in creative access ministries December 2010. However, the approval stated that they would wait indefinitely for deputation and employment by the Mission due to the Mission’s financial constraints.


Snapshots Around the World

Brazil—Though the new auditorium for the Marincek FWB Church in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, was not furnished for services, it did not deter the congregation from using it for an outreach event. A mother/daughter banquet was held in May with 81 women and girls present.

Panama—Lori Torrison is teaching a parenting class at the Penonomé public library. Many young women do not have the needed support during pregnancy and beyond.

France—The Nantes FWB Church hosted a children’s festival on Saturday, May 28. Over 100 neighborhood kids swarmed in for the festivities. At least one lady visited the church because of the festival.

France—Gaelle was baptized on May 22 in Aix en Provence, France. She is the only Christian in her family.

Uruguay—David and Kendra Dodson returned from Uruguay on May 26. They are currently on leave of absence while determining where they, with their unique gifts and talents, “fit” in cross-cultural ministry.

Panama—The second major outreach event in Santiago led to four people accepting Christ as Savior. The St. Vicente FWB Church participated in this effort, providing drama and music as well as distributing invitations.

France—A couple who attended the Nantes church for three years was baptized in May. Their teenage son began looking for answers to life and biblical questions, was saved, and baptized two years ago. Two more of their five children have also accepted Christ as Savior.

Bulgaria—In celebration of the Day of the Child in Bulgaria, the Svishtov church hosted games in a local park. Christians were afforded opportunities to speak with parents through this outreach event.

France—Anna was baptized in a joint service of the Châteaubriant and St. Sébastien churches on June 19.

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