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Missions


FOREIGN MISSIONS

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19

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Missions


FOREIGN MISSIONS

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Matthew 28:19

The Broken Arrow Church has long been active in foreign mission fields.  The Foreign Mission Ministry facilitates foreign mission campaigns by organizing the campaigns and financially supporting our members who work on those campaigns.

Currently we support missionaries in Cambodia, India, and Ukraine. You can find out more about the work God is doing in those countries by scrolling down. Some of the countries in which our members have shared Jesus in the past include Russia, Belize, Philippines, Australia, Mexico, Venezuela, Scotland, and Japan.  

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Ukraine Mission


Ukraine

Ukraine Mission


Ukraine

Our congregation currently supports three couples in Ukraine, Brandon & Katie Price, Sasha & Nastia Nikolaenko and Alexander & Aleena Padalyuk.

Brandon and Katie are currently serving in Kharkov, Ukraine. Brandon and Katie both attended the Adventures In Missions program after high school. Brandon was sent to work in Ukraine, and it was then he first fell in love with the Ukrainian people and began to dream of doing long-term ministry there one day. Brandon and Katie were married in 2005 and both graduated from the Sunset International Bible Institute in 2007. They lived in Ukraine together for one year after graduation and were invited at the end of that year to join a team of three American families preparing to move to Kharkov. It was during their search for support to join this work that they were introduced to Broken Arrow. Brandon and Katie are currently the only American team members who have remained in Kharkov. Their efforts are focused on trying to make and grow disciples through Bible studies, teaching, and preaching. Due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, Brandon and Katie are also currently working alongside Sasha and Nastia Nikolaenko (a native Ukrainian couple also supported by Broken Arrow) to provide humanitarian assistance to those who have been displaced due to political unrest. You can view their blog at brandonandkatie.com. Or Follow Brandon and Katie on Facebook.

Brandon and Katie Price

Brandon and Katie Price

Sasha Nikolaenko is a graduate of the Ukrainian Bible Institute. He and Nastia were married in 2011 and have a little girl, Mia, and an expected arrival due in July 2015. Because of the unrest in the east, Sasha and Nastia were forced to flee their home in Donetsk and have settled in the city of Kharkov, where they work alongside Brandon and Katie Price. Sasha is part of the Let’s Love foundation. Originally based in the city of Donetsk, Let’s Love worked to help orphans and troubled young people in that region of Ukraine. Let’s Love now focuses on helping the millions who have been displaced because of the rebel conflict. Sasha leads the humanitarian aid center based in Kharkov, which provides food, clothing, and diapers to families in need. He also leads children’s Bible classes at a refugee camp near the outskirts of the city as well as participates in the life of the church body in Kharkov. Both Sasha and Nastia work in camps throughout Ukraine in the summer, and have helped teach and translate in Broken Arrow’s VBS trips for several years. You can follow Sasha’s work on Facebook at facebook.com/alexander.nikolaenko.961

Sasha and Nastia Nikolaenko

Sasha and Nastia Nikolaenko

In 1996, through the efforts of a campaign by Broken Arrow, the congregation at Khartyzskwas established. Alexander and Aleena Padalyuk work with this congregation.  Alexander and Aleena are graduates of the Ukrainian Bible institute. They have a daughter, Keera.  Alexander and Aleena are active in work at a local orphanage as government and political conflict allow. The Khartyzsk congregation averages 35 in attendance on Sundays.

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India Mission


India

India Mission


India

Currently Broken Arrow provides partial support for Brother A. Visweswara (Brother V). Brother V’s father was converted by J.C. Bailey, a Canadian preacher who was one of the first to bring the gospel to India. He became a preacher and Brother V has followed in his footsteps.

Brother V preaches at both the Arikirevula congregation and the Kovvor congregation and holds many evangelistic meetings and preacher lectureships, teaching preachers in the local area to minister to their communities. He is also the director of the Christian Charitable Society Bill & Sharon Paxton Children’s Home in Arikirevula. Brother V has developed a Christian Charitable Society in which he provides some care for a leper colony and many widows in the area.

The congregation at Arikirevula raised money for a television ministry. Brother V tapes the programs and they are aired every Sunday morning. The weekly program reaches 81 villages and 6 districts, approximately 140,000 people regularly watch the program.

The churches at Kovvur and Arikirevula are both active and growing. The congregation in Kovvur averages 55 in attendance, with eight new converts in 2008. The congregation in Arikirevula averages 155 in attendance, with five conversions for the year. Both congregations support their own programs and assist Brother V with his evangelistic outreach.

Brother V has been preaching the gospel since 1980.  He became a grandfather recently and his youngest daughter recently married a minister's son in India.  His son continues to study medicine in Rajahmundry, 20 km from his village and also involves himself in church work. He has begun teaching Bible stories and songs to school children in the area, as well as filling in for Brother V at the leper colony.

Brother V can be contacted at the following addresses:

Bro. A. Visweswara Rao
Christian Charitable Society
Door # 15-4-14BAPUJINAGER
KOVVUR-534350
W.G. A.P. S, INDIA

avrao_kvr@yahoo.com

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Cambodia Mission


Cambodia

Cambodia Mission


Cambodia

The Cambodia Bible Institute is a work of the Sunset Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.  Rich and Ronda Dolan have served the Cambodia Bible Institute since 2007.  Rich serves as the Dean of the school.  Rich’s work involves teaching and training, scheduling visiting teachers from the States, establishing the schedule and curriculum, recruiting students and working with local churches.  He also arranges vocational training for the students to allow them to be self-supporting, if needed.

Due to laws in Cambodia forbidding door-to-door campaigns, there are scheduled Evangelism Weeks which give students the opportunity to return to their home villages and preach the gospel.  As another tool for outreach, Rich has arranged for the translation of Bible commentaries which serve as study guides.  The first project completed was a commentary of Romans titled "Paid in Full" by Richard Rodgers.  "Paid in Full" is given to all graduates, church leaders and sold in the Bible bookstore in Phnom Penh.  Recently a man of a different faith from the Phnom Penh Bible School requested a copy of the book in English from which he plans to teach a class and assign reading.  A second book, in the process of translation, is "The Life of Christ."  Once completed, 2000 books and 1,000 study guides will be completed. 

Rich and Ronda Dolan

Rich and Ronda Dolan

Rich and Ronda attend and work with two congregations.  “Usually I preach and teach class 3 or 4 times a month at the Phnom Penh congregation.  Most Sundays I teach Bible class at the University congregation where I am also helping lead and train men.”

A note from Rich:

Although we are now miles apart, we continually thank God for all of you in Broken Arrow.  You are our dear friends, brothers and sisters.  We are grateful that you are partners with us in God's work here in Cambodia and love that we can be your representatives here.  You continue to be a special part of our lives. We hope you know that we love you all very much! 

Rich and Ronda maintain a blog concerning the mission effort in Cambodia. 

Medical Missions


Medical Missions

Medical Missions


Medical Missions

Medical Missions seek to glorify God by combining the talents of Bible teachers and medical professionals on medical evangelistic campaigns to developing countries.  Help is needed in obtaining donations of medicine, eyeglasses, medical supplies and equipment and in packing and preparing the materials for the foreign outreach programs.  Additional help is needed in writing to new converts and follow-up of those contacted who desire further study through World Bible School. 

WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?

  • To carry the gospel to those who have never heard the Word of God. Usually we are going into areas where the Church of Christ is small and not well known.
  • To utilize the skills of trained medical professionals to show the love of Jesus and demonstrate to communities and their governments that Christians are concerned for them.
  • To assist the host congregation's growth spiritually and numerically through conducting an evangelistic campaign and gospel meeting that will give the Church of Christ a good name in the community.                                                                                           
  • To work with children and their teachers in a Vacation Bible School type setting, developing good contacts for the local minister to follow up on after the team leaves. 
  • To help our congregation and youth grow spiritually by conducting a foreign outreach program utiliaing the talents within our congregation. Involving our members by obtaining donations of medicines, supplies, money and equipment for use in missions. Fellowship that comes from working together that makes us more effective evangelists in our own country, neighborhood and home.

Past Medical Mission destinations have been to Guyana, Belize, Dominica, Panama and Ukraine. These trips are typically made during the month of July.