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Youths hear about missionaries

March 23, 2009

On March 1, youths from Paramount Baptist Church in Hagerstown came together for a missions study.

The study on North American Missionaries focused on Southern Baptist missionaries Daniel and Kimberly Goombi and Brenda Crim.

The youths heard that the Goombis serve as missionaries on a Native American Indian reservation in Kansas, which is the home of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Indians. The Goombis use Vacation Bible School, carnivals and other programs to reach the Native Americans with the love of Christ and His salvation message.

The youths also heard how Brenda Crim coordinates Southern Baptist volunteers at the Alaskan Iditarod. The volunteers do the jobs that others do not want to do such as take dog food to the teams of dogs. The volunteers also give each racing team a bucket with candy and a Bible. They give out free hot drinks outside and work the concessions stand at basketball games while giving out Bibles and sharing Christ with people.

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After watching some video clips and hearing about the missionaries, the youths were given an opportunity to help. In response, the youths signed a basketball, which has been mailed to Brenda Crim to use at the basketball games in Alaska. Also, some verses were highlighted in a Bible that was signed by the youths. This Bible has been sent to the Goombis to be given to a Native American at the reservation.

The youths who participated included Christian and Joshua Colliflower from Williamsport, and Abbie and Esther Hayes, Madison Lewis, Spencer Lunsford and Tony Owuor, all from Hagerstown.

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