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1: Greetings from the Pastor | Philippians 1:3-6 I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is part of our human nature to mark significant anniversaries. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries seem to take on added weight and importance when there is a 0 or a 5 at the end. I even get excited when the odometer on my car rolls over to the latest hundred thousand. With this in mind we do well to pause and reflect on the meaning of the 100th anniversary of Trochu Baptist Church. First and foremost, this anniversary should cause us to give thanks to God for allowing us to celebrate the century mark in the life of this congregation. The fact is that most churches do not last this long, each week 72 churches close their doors for good in North America. We see that like individual people, churches have a natural life span. It takes God’s continued blessing, visionary leadership and a committed congregation for an aging church to remain relevant and reach the current generation with the life giving message of the Gospel. I am so thankful that this has been true of Trochu Baptist in the past and continues today. If we look back with thankfulness, it is with excitement that we look ahead to God carrying on his work in us and through us to completion. As you enjoy this book reflect on the fact that even the most senior saints among us have only experienced a part of the story of Trochu Baptist. This is the beauty of being part of the body of Christ. We each seek to be faithful in using our gifts to bless our church family and love our community and in doing so we become part of something much greater than ourselves. In turn the story of Trochu Baptist is a small part of God’s great work in building his church throughout the world. Look at the pictures, some of the faces will be familiar while others are strangers to us. Pause and reflect that we enjoy the blessings of today in part because these people, our people, were faithful in their day. May God find us faithful in ours. | Pastor Alan Powell

2: The Family Roots It was in April, 1906, that a small number of families moved from Anamoose, North Dakota, USA to settle in the Trochu Valley. In the 32 families which arrived, there were eight Baptist families. A year later more families arrived from North Dakota, and a nucleus of Baptists living in the Trochu Valley became members of the Knee Hill Creek Baptist Church. As early as June 1907, the Knee Hill creek Baptist church had a station at Trochu Valley called “Pilgerheim”, with Bro. Carl Bruneski serving as deacon of this group. The “Pilgerheim” station was served intermittently during the horse and buggy days by the following brethren: Rev. Bienert, Jacob Knapp, Kolportier A. Kujath, Rev. A Mueller. The First meeting place was a sod house two miles north of Trochu belonging to Mr. Daniel Bitz. Then the meetings were held one half mile north of the present church cemetery in the home of Christian Roll. The group also used St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church for some time. In the winter of 1910, the brethren F.A. Mueller, August Biebrich, F.D. Falkenberg and A. Schatz were authorized by the Knee Hill Creek Church to purchase land at Trochu. A parsonage and a barn were built that same year. The following pledges for the building project are listed in the Knee Hill Creek Church records: John Haller $35, George Hager $25, C. Bronesky $25, Christian Roll $50, Ferdinand Falkenberg $25, Mr. Kruger $25, Mr. Nicholous $25, Gottlieb Adam $25, and Daniel Stern $50. On July 2nd, 1911, the "Pilgerheim" station was organized as a separate church with 28 charter members. Of those, Mr. John Bruneski and Mrs. Lena Frohlich (Biebrich). It was known as "Die Erste Deutsche Baptisten Germeinde" Von Trochu, Alberta. Rev. F.A. Mueller was the first pastor and the following became the first elected officers of the church: Deacon - F.D. Falkenberg Treasurer - Christian Roll Secretary - Christian Burgstahler S.S. Supt. - August Biebrich and Carl Bronesky The first church building was erected in 1912. It was remodelled and a basement put under it in the fall of 1932 while E.P. Wahl was pastor. During the year 1955 while Rev. David Berg was pastor, the church decided to build a new house of worship. The old church building was sold for $2,800.00 to Sarcee United Church and the present building was erected at a cost of $28,318.14. Only $10,000.00 of the total cost was borrowed from the North American Baptist General Conference. A mortgage burning service was held in 1959. The name of "Die Erste Deutsche Baptisten Germeinde" Trochu, Alberta was changed during the building program to "Trochu Baptist Church". In 1981, the church membership decided to enlarge the existing foyer, add a pastor's office and a fireside room on the main floor with Sunday School classrooms in the basement. Building proceeded as funds became available with the cost being $209,296.98. In this project as in the past building projects, many hours of labour were donated. A new parsonage was purchased in 1944 while REv. C. Remple was pastor. THis building was sold to Eugene Schramm in 1962. Another parsonage was built in the church yard in 1962 with REv. Oscar Fritzke at the first pastor to live in it. The following pastors served the church during the first 25 years: Rev. F.A. Mueller, Rev. A. Kujath, Rev. J. Koschel, Rev. E.P. Wahl, and Rev. John Broeder. At its 25th anniversary the membership was 125. The pastors serving during the second 25 years of the church's history were: Rev. O. Fiesel, Rev. C.T. Remple, Rev. R.H. Zepik, Rev. D. Berg and Rev. R Hoffman. Pastors during the third 25 years of church history were: Rev. Oscar Fritzke, Rev. Cornelius Wiebe, Rev. Hans Serger, Pastor John Hoffman, Rev. Leonard Pye and Pastor Dean Eisner. | 1911 | 1912 | 1955 | 1932 | 1984

3: 1986–2011 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (I Thessalonians 1:2-3). During the last 25 years, God has blessed Trochu Baptist Church in many ways -through pastors He has called to serve our congregation; -through consistent leadership provided by our deacons, elders, and members; -through those He has placed in Trochu at just the right time to minister within the church and community; -through godly ladies who maintained Women’s Ministry Fellowship and its service to Trochu Baptist Church, our surrounding community, and missionaries around the world; -through the blessing that the Fellowship Centre (formerly the Liquor Store) has been to Trochu Baptist Church and the community of Trochu. -through the evolution of all the programs and ministries designed to strengthen and encourage God's followers, and through the many people that have come to know God as their personal Lord and Savior. God has challenged us, provided opportunities to grow, called us to different ministries, lead us through trials, and in it all He has shown his love and grace for Trochu Baptist Church. Since our 75th anniversary we have enjoyed the ministry of the following pastors and their families: -1984–1996 Pastor Dean and Pam Eisner (While in ministry here, God added two children, Michelle and Joel, to their family.) -September, 1996–August, 1997 Mr. Tom and Tina Smith (Interim pastor, while maintaining full-time employment in Red Deer.) -September, 1997–April, 2005 Pastor Chris and Anne Wilson and their sons, Michael, Daniel, and Joshua. (In 2005, they moved to the Lacombe area to be near Anne's parents.) - November, 2005–March, 2006 Micah and Brenda Newman (Interim pastor) Following their time in Trochu, they entered ministry in Lloydminster. -April, 2006–June, 2007 Pastor Brent and Charlene Reimer -September, 2007–August, 2008 Pastor Jake and Peggy Leverette (Interim pastor) During this time, the church undertook the task of reorganizing its governance model and restructuring the church leadership and ministry roles. -August, 2008–the present Pastor Alan and Faye Powell and sons, Mike, Luke and Matt moved here from Medicine Hat. We are also very thankful for various men and women who have lead our youth and young adult ministries. In the fall of 1990 Nelson and Wanda Reid served in the young adult ministry. They have been followed over the years, by: Doug and Mary Ellen Asselstine; Jason and Laura Ewert; Chris and Sharon Coulstring; Chris and Ingrid Kidd; Micah and Brenda Newman; David Richardson; and Jordan and Rachael (Calloway) Culp. | 1994

4: Many volunteer lay people have also led the youth ministry over the years. God has used our youth program to challenge young men and women to grow in their faith and in their ability to serve. The youth ministry has evolved from volunteer leadership, to a fulltime paid youth pastor, whose ministry is to reach youth both within the church and the greater community of northern Kneehill County. Our prayer is that God will be glorified by our youth, and that this ministry will continue to reach, train and disciple young men and women for God. God blessed Trochu Baptist Church with the opportunity of purchasing the old ALCB Liquor Store and developing it into the facility we know today as the Trochu Baptist Fellowship Center. Early in 1994, the Trochu Baptist Church congregation became aware of the opportunity to purchase the ALCB Liquor store. God challenged the leadership and congregation to pray, and after much prayer, the congregation trusted in God to begin a new work. In faith, they offered to purchase the ALCB Liquor Store building from the Alberta government. God honoured that commitment and in March 1994, the Fellowship Centre became the property of Trochu Baptist Church. December 1997, the debt incurred for its purchase was paid full, and the church began planning an upgrade and kitchen addition to make the Fellowship Centre more useful for ministry to the church and community. In March 1999, the congregation began an addition, by faith, to bring the facility to where it is today. By December 1999, the construction was completed. We would like to acknowledge the capable assistance that Linalta Contractors provided during that time. The congregation's sacrifice and dedicated giving resulted in all of the project's debts being paid in full by December 2007. The fellowship Centre today is a testament to the men and woman who prayed and sought God's direction, stepped out in faith and followed God's leading, and have remained true to the vision through their sacrificial giving. God has used, and will continue to use the Fellowship Centre as an integral part of Trochu Baptist's ministry to the community. Trochu Baptist Church has been capably led over the years through various forms of governance, constantly recognizing the congregation's role in leading and managing the affairs of the church under God's direction and through His power. Our deacons, elders, leadership team, and many individuals who have served throughout our history, provided leadership and guidance as God led them, and we are very thankful. God provided many godly men and women with willing hearts, sensitivity to His leading, humble spirits, and a desire to serve. The leadership and example of these people, throughout our history, is a great testament and inspiration to those who presently lead, as God has called them, in the current governance system. Looking back, we are thankful to God for His provision for the ministry of Trochu Baptist Church over the years. The example set by those who went before and by faith followed God's leading, is a pattern set for Trochu Baptist Church today and those who will carry it on into the future. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They tell of the power of your awesome works and I will proclaim your great deeds. They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness (Psalm 145:4–7).

6: Greetings | The celebration of a century of being together in Christ Jesus is an excellent reason to celebrate indeed! Blessings on you as you lift up the name of Jesus while living out of the simple relationship that He invites us to. Grace and Peace to you. Rev. Dean & Mrs Pamela Eisner [Tom, Michelle & Joel] | Happy anniversary Trochu Baptist Church family! May God the Father continue to bless you as you grow in wisdom and knowledge of Our Lord Jesus Christ. To God be the glory for the great things he has done there, and will continue to do! With much love, and fond memories, Chris, Sharon, Jacob, Keagan, and Lucas Coulstring | “I am so grateful for the Trochu Baptist Church and what it has meant to me in my growing up years. Music has been a great part of our lives and the music training I received by singing in the choir and taking piano lessons from Vivian Yost has been invaluable in our ministry together for almost 58 years. I am grateful for the opportunity the church gave me to serve the Lord in many ways, such as: going to the Indian Reserve near Morley, AB several times with others from the church to minister there; teaching DVBS one summer and having the privilege of leading my entire class to the Lord, except for the Berg children, who were already saved; singing in a ladies’ trio with Rovia & Joyce Haller at many church functions. We were also the High School trio. All of these opportunities contributed to my spiritual growth and my eventual calling to serve as a missionary and pastor’s wife. Congratulations, Trochu Baptist Church, for 100 years of a work “well done.” May God continue to use the church to continue to instill a sense of ministry and calling in the hearts of young people.” Ardith Effa

7: Greetings to the Trochu Baptist Church as you celebrate 100 years of serving the Lord. Peggy and I were only with you for a few months but we look on them as times of great blessing from the Lord in our lives. As I think of those days, Psalm 100 comes to mind. It is a Psalm of thanksgiving. a song of praise that is full of what we would express about and to that congregation who worship Him together. It speaks of joy, shouting the praises of God, a Psalm of gladness and singing. It speaks of a people who know their God and walk in His sovereignty and care, guided by His Word. It speaks of a people who have known the mercy and goodness of God and rest in Him. To us, it speaks of Trochu Baptist Church. God has blessed and will continue to bless as you fellowship with him and one another. As Paul wrote to Ephesus (2:16), "I (we) do not cease to give thanks for you." What joy we have as we hear of what God is doing in lives through your ministry and of the many that are being touched by the grace of God as you faithfully serve Him. God bless you all as you look forward to the years ahead bringing glory to His Name. Jake and Peggy Leverette | It is with fond memories that we remember the ministry and the people of Trochu Baptist Church. Congratulations on achieving this milestone as a ministry to the community of Trochu and surrounding area. Anne and I believe that we had an impact on the church and community of Trochu and that you impacted both our lives as well as those of our boys Michael, Daniel and Joshua. You have touched our lives with the love of Jesus Christ our Saviour and the people of the church and community still remain as friends and fellow believers in Christ. May the Lord bless you as you celebrate the blessings of the Lord upon your lives and ministry. Fondly remembered in Christ our Saviour. Pastor Chris and Anne Wilson

8: Our Family Shepherds | REv. F.A. Mueller, 1912-1914 | Rev. A. Kujath, 1914-1925 | Rev. J. Koschel, 1925-1928 | Rev. E.P. Wahl , 1928-1933 | Rev. J. Breoder, 1933-1936 | Rev. Otto Fiesel, 1937-1941 | Rev. C.T. Remple, 1942-1946

9: Rev. R.h.Zepik, 1946-1951 | Rev. David Berg, 1951-1956 | Rev. Robert Hoffman, 1956-1962 | Rev. Oscar Fritzke, 1961-1968 | Rev. John Hoffman, 1976-1979 | Rev. Hans Serger, 1972-1976 | Rev. Hans Serger, 1972-1976 | Rev. John Hoffman, 1976-1979

10: Our Family Shepherds | Rev. Leonard Pye, 1980-1984 | Rev. Dean Eisner, 1984-1996 | Rev.Chris Wilson 1997 -2005 | Tom Smith Interim Pastor 1996-1997

11: Rev. Brent Reimer 2006-2007 | Rev. Alan Powell 2008- present | Rev. Jake Leverette Interim 2007-2008 | Jordan Culp Youth Pastor 2009- present | Micah & Brenda Newman Interim Pastor 2005-2006

12: Woman At Work | WMF 1932 | In 1913 in the St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church a number of Christian ladies met to organize a woman’s society. Rev. F.A. Mueller encouraged the women and helped organize a society, but because of various reasons the society was not active and they discontinued holding meetings. On May 25, 1922 a meeting with nine ladies attending was held to reorganize a Womens Mission Society (WMS). It was decided that the meetings were to be held once a month and a free offering will was to be taken instead of having dues of $1.00 per year. On Jan. 8, 1924, the following officers were elected: Mrs. Katherine Miller, president; Mrs. Lydia Goett, vice president; Mrs. Louise Radomske, secretary; Mrs. Julia Kujath, treasurer. It was decided to give $25.00 for missions to Siberia, Russia. . From Jan. 1924 to March 1930 no further meeting were held. On March 2, 1930 eleven women again met in hopes of revising W.M.S. Mrs. E.P. Wahl was elected president; Mrs. Katherine Miller, vice president; Mrs. Lena Frohlich, Secretary and Mrs. Eva Falkenberg, treasurer. The meetings were held in the church and occasionally lunch was served after the meetings. The W.M.S. ladies visited the sick, held bazaars, and bake sales to raise money for missions. Each fall a chicken supper was help in the church basement with the price varying from $0.35 to $0.40 per plate. The W.M.S. also helped to purchase German hymnals, a stove, dishes, silverware and different things for the church kitchen. From 1949 to 1954 $50.00/year was sent to support Joseph Hyanja, a native Cameroonian going to Bible School. During the war years the ladies were active in giving to the Airmen’s Assoc., sending Christmas Cards to service men, knitting scarves, socks, mitts for the Red Cross. Parcels weighing as much as 20 lbs each, were made up at the church and sent to war refugees. The average collection at a meeting ranged from $1.50- $3.00, later going from $15.00- $19.00. The ladies also served lunch at auction sales to help raise money for missions. Each bride –to-be from the church young people was honored with a shower. Mission’s projects increased and included White Cross work, Christian Training institute, Bethany Homes, Banso hospital, Indian Missions, Japan Missions, Cameroon Missions, Sylvan Lake Camp, Canadian Bible Society, and the Red Cross. Support was also given to Ben and Fred Strohschein of $200.00 each year. In 1963 Membership was up to 28 ladies and the society was divided into program groups as well as kitchen working groups. Oct 22 they held our 50th Anniversary banquet and fellowship supper. In the third quarter 1964-1986, the society’s name was changed to Woman’s Missionary Fellowship(WMF). There was a great increase in giving with 1981 being the biggest with an income of $8,141.47 all going to missions. In 1984 a cookbook was compiled of favorite recipes of the women of the church. The books were sold locally. Meetings were held monthly with the exception of February which was White Cross working meeting, where bandages were cut and rolled, sewing of diapers, nighties, etc. for Cameroon hospitals.

13: The theme for the monthly meeting varied but included a short program, theme song, prayer time, devotional, missionary moment as well as business. Ladies had the opportunity to attend a Banff retreat and the July meeting was usually held outside with food, fun and fellowship with our devotion. One of the highlights of the year is the Missionary Tea. There we learned firsthand how the Lord meets personal needs and blesses the work done in His Name. We tried to present two Sunday evening programs a year. Our fellowship Supper in October is usually well attended. Everyone enjoys the banquet as well as the program that follows. A free will offering is taken to support various mission projects. Each month a different group is responsible for visiting the sick, shut-ins, and the elderly in their homes, at the Trochu Nursing Home, the Hospital, the Manor and the Three Hills Hospital, Lodge and Manor. The ladies also take part in local events such as helping at the Drop – in Centre, with the Red Cross Tea and Bake Sale, and with crafts at the Nursing Home and Extended Care Facility. We supported several missionaries financially, through prayer, and with Kilo packages. Each year we sent money to the Leprosy Mission, Canadian Bible Society as well as supported the local Pioneer Clubs. We sent homemade cookies and workers to Camp Caroline. In 1986 Membership was up to 40 members. The Lord has blessed the efforts of the woman over the years. In the last 25 years we have changed the name to WOMEN’S MINISTRIES as suggested by headquarters. We no longer hold monthly meetings, but focus our efforts on a few special events throughout the year. We host a Valentines evening in February for couples. Then in March or April we have a White Cross work day making bandages and squares and host a fund raiser we call the "No Baking Bake Sale". In May, we have a salad supper event for ladies and occasionally a mother/daughter event. Then in June we plan an outdoor event visiting the Arboretum. We continue to have the annual fund raiser fellowship supper in October, inviting a singing group to entertain. Our Christmas tea is always a highlight of the year and a Christmas program after which we reveal our secret pals and receive new ones. Then on Christmas Eve we put on the candle light service and the offering goes to the Womens Ministries. We help in the community by serving a pancake breakfast to the residents at St. Mary's Lodge every 3rd Tuesday of the month and we serve coffee at the Seniors Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month. Offerings in the last few years have been $9,000 to $10,000 per year. We support 5 missionaries from NAB conference, Red Deer Pregnancy Care Center, Camp Caroline, Taylor Seminary, and Local food bank. We also organize the prayer chain for the church. Our current Women's Ministries executive are: Coordinator June Haller, Secretary Marina Adrian, Treasurer Dorothy Haller with many ladies leading Support Ministries. Woman of God The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Romans 16:20 | 2011

14: Children's Ministries | Children and Youth Ministries have long been a thriving part of Trochu Baptist Church (TBC). Programs have evolved over the years to reflect the changing demographic and needs of the church and the community we serve. We believe that children and youth are important to God and are therefore and important part of our Trochu Baptist Church family. Our children's ministry begins at an early age with a Nursery Program and Wee Worship during morning services and continues with ongoing christian development through Sunday School classes for all ages. Sunday School equips young believers with bible teachings, scripture memory and worship through fun songs. Over the years the Sunday School Program has blessed the church by putting on many musical productions such as Salty Praise to Christmas pagents. The weekday children's program that began as Pioneer Clubs for boys and girls, has now become an incredible outreach called Kids ROCK (Relying On Christ's Knowledge) and is aimed at teaching kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6 about Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching and fun activities and music. We also offer Daily Vacation Bible School as a summer program and outreach to our community each year. The Children's Ministry Team has continued to play an integral role in organizing the Annual Family Campout/Sunday School Picnic. They also recognize the huge impact that christian summer camp has on a child's life and support kids and their families by making it affordable. | Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Mathew 19:14

15: Youth Ministries | A young people's group wasn't organized in Trochu Baptist Church until the 1930's and began with bible studies held every other week lead by the pastor. Entertainment was mostly outside activities and attendance was 20-30 kids as there was little else for the young people to do for entertainment. The age group of the kids in the earlier days was 16-20 plus. Even after marriage some would attend for a while. In the 60's the young people presented plays locally and to other churches. Eventually an executive was formed and meetings and parties were more planned and targeted a younger age group. In the 70's & 80's young people went to more Youth Rallies planned by different church groups and music was an important part of the youth culture. Musical productions continued to be shared with other churches and youth sponsors took over as leaders rather than the pastor leading bible studies and fun activities. Providing fun and safe activities (such as hay rides and bowling) for the youth in and around Trochu, and supporting youth in the development of their Christian faith has always been the main focus of Youth Ministries and continues to be. In the last couple decades the youth have shown their dedication to serving God through the 30Hour Famine, praying for their school and community, community outreach events, fundraisers and leading church worship. Music reaches youth in a unique way and events such as YC and Noise allow for youth to worship God in a very personal way. Over the years youth ministry has evolved from volunteer leadership to a full-time youth pastor providing outreach to the greater surrounding area.

16: Baptism | Matt 28:19-20 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. During the last 100 years the people of Trochu Baptist Church have been faithful to the Great Commandment to make disciples of Jesus. Part of this ongoing work has been the baptizing of believers as a public testimony of their faith in Christ. This striking and singular act of obedience has been undertaken by hundreds of people in our church over the last century. These people have been of all ages and backgrounds and each one has a unique testimony of God’s saving grace in their lives. Though most baptisms have taken place in the church’s baptistery, others have followed Jesus in the water of baptism in places such as the Salvation Army Camp, the Red Deer River and even the famous Heer’s swimming pool back in the 40’s. We are so thankful that we continue to see new believers giving testimony to their faith in Christ through baptism. This is a visible reminder to everyone that God is at work in the lives of the people of Trochu.

17: Adult Ministries | Fun, food and fellowship was the motto of Adult Fellowship | The Trochu Baptist Home Builder started in the years of Oscar Fritzke, when it became apparent there was need for organized fun and fellowship for Young Marrieds. Later the name was changed to Adult fellowship and included adult singles. It began on a monthly basis as an opportunity for an inexpensive evening out to better get to know and encourage one another and just to have a relaxing evening of fun with a spiritual emphasis. Each family took part by planning and preparing a monthly activity. Over the years the group organized Christmas banquets which were an opportunity to have visitors from outside our church family to join our celebrations. During the ministry of Cornie Wiebe, the group planned, prepared and presented a play and visited various churches in the area. There were many interactions with other church groups. Family times were special: campouts, tubing on the river, picnics, ballgames, curling, volley-ball, etc. Over the years adult fellowship has evolved into Community Outreach activities. These activities have provided community members and families with opportunities to come into our Church and Fellowship Center. These activities have included such things as bowling, educational videos, wiener roasts, breakfasts, special occasion celebrations and banquets, and New Years Eve Fireworks and Celebrations. Small groups, adult Sunday School and the men’s prayer breakfast are also an important part of our adult ministries where we have opportunity to learn & grow in the Lord through praise, worship and prayer. We serve in our community by assisting with Meals on Wheels, home visitation, lodge pancake breakfast, as well as hospital visitation and church service on a monthly basis and being involved in Community activities.

18: Missionary Support | Ken & Jerrilyn Bayer Brazil | Christopher & Ingrid Kidd Brazil | Lyndell Campbell Brazil | Julie Stone Cemeroon | Elsie Lewandowski Cameroon | Paul & Sharyn Branson Dominican Republic | Cliff & Gloria Pedersen CSSM | It has been the joy of our church to support missionaries and outreach over the last century. Trochu Baptist Church has always had a heart for outreach. From the very beginning the church and Woman’s Mission Society supported full- time missionaries serving abroad. Missionary support was always a considerable portion of the annual budget and was a priority to meet. We have prayerfully and financially supported NAB sponsored missionaries, local long term missionaries and short term missions to South America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, and Africa. We currently also support Camp Caroline, Daily Bread, and the Mustard Seed. At home we facilitate outreach activities that are cultivating, planting and harvesting events through in our adult, youth, and children’s ministries. | Currently Supported Missionaries

19: Nelson & Wanda Reid Indonesia | Marcel & Ingrid Mitchel Mexico | Jerry & Chris DeJong | Ebeneser & Pnn Benjamin India | Elmer & Ellen Breirkreuz Cameroon | Rob & Virgina Edwards Africa | Herman & Ardith Effa Brazil | Betty Manti Cameroon | Ben & Frieda Stohschein Afria | Walter & Florence Grob | Craig & Maureen Moody | Elaine Blacklock Cameroon | Anne-Marie Hattenhauer Cameroon | Keith & Evelyn Chapman Mexico | Melodie Smith Cameroon | Gary & Tamy Goertzen MAF Angola | Missionaries Supported Through the Years | Don & Anne Goltz Africa

20: Our Mission Statement As a community of caring believers we are devoted to worshipping and glorifying God through Equipping, Encouraging, Enabling, and Evangelizing. We strive to know Christ personally and make Him known within our community and around the world. Equipping - “declaring the whole purpose of God as revealed in scripture .“ (Acts 20:27, Col 1:28) We help people discover how God has uniquely gifted them to serve Him and provide opportunities and tools for personal and spiritual growth Enabling - “providing opportunities for opportunities for faithful men (and women) to receive the training required so they are able to teach others.” (2Tim 2:2) We encourage and allow individuals to use their spiritual gifts in ministries and small groups engaging people in worship Encouraging - "by love and good works" "continuing steadfast .... in fellowship and in prayers." ( Acts 2:42, Hebrews 10 :24) We encourage positive relationships with all Evangelizing - "go into all the world and make disciples of all nations ... beginning at home." (Matt 8: 16-20) We have a personal and corporate responsibility to make disciples within our community and abroad.

21: A Growing Church Home, for a Growing Church Family | 'To God be the Glory' | 1911-2011

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