Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Great Opportunity JANES!

Message from Pastor John Atkinson, Multi-Site Pastor:

As you all know we are starting two new campuses right now, one in Alice, and one in San Marcos. Starting a campus is much like starting a church, and one of the hardest parts of any start up, is getting enough people together in the beginning stages to cover all the ministry areas so we have time to get the church growing so that the churches own folks can step up and begin filling those roles. Any time we've planted a church close to Corpus, we have gathered together groups of servants from the Corpus Campus and sent them over to do what we like to call "missionary work."

We need some missionaries for the next 4-6 weeks at our new campus in Alice. We need some folks with big hearts who will help us get a new work going in Alice. We need 6-8 people per weekend for the next 4-6 weeks who already have background checks, and are willing to ride over to Alice and spend a Sunday serving in some ministry area, particularly Children's areas. This is a great opportunity to be a part of what God is doing through BAF in all these new areas.

However, it is very important that if you currently serve in a ministry area at any of the BAF Campuses, you need to make sure you have made arrangements with your current leaders so they know you will be gone, and so they have ample time to cover your position.

Please contact Kyrah Hopkins at the church at 361-993-5900, ext. 132 or email her at and let her know when you're available. I can't wait to see Alice covered with tons of amazing BAF'ers who have a heart to serve the Kingdom in this manner. God bless and see you there.
Pastor John Atkinson
Multi Site Ministry Director
Bay Area Fellowship
Corpus Christi TX

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


It is here ladies! This weekend, Sept. 26th & 27th.

I am so excited for the women we will be meeting and introducing to JANES through our JANES Hometeams! I hope to see YOU there!

Be prayerful about the women God is bringing you. And be observant of potential leaders.

Hometeam leaders:
  • 4:15pm until 8:00pm on Saturday
  • 9:15am to 2:45pm on Sunday
  • You will be provided a table, cover, poster, sign up sheets, clip boards, and information.
  • We will need help setting up at 2:30 on Saturday and tearing down at 2:45pm on Sunday!

~See JANE Connect Coordinator

Monday, August 24, 2009

Living Water International

As noted below, there will be an LWI Health and Hygiene Training coming up in October. Bay Area Fellowship has had sufficient funds contributed to LWI to be able to sponsor a well next year and we will be putting together a team from BAF to go do the drilling and health & hygiene training for this trip, tentatively scheduled for Nicaragua. We are finalizing dates on it now. If you are interested in participating, it's a good idea to try to attend a health and hygiene training session to be better able to help on this trip or any others you may be interested in.

Living Water International Participatory Health and Hygiene Training Scheduled At CCBA Office

October 2nd and 3rd, 2009

About Living Water International
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. LWI is an implementer of participatory, community-based water solutions indeveloping nations, and is currently at work in India, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya,Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Nigeria, Central AfricanRepublic, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Romania, Haiti, Brazil, Peru, Panama,Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Mexico.In addition, LWI’s training programs in shallow well drilling, pump repair, andhygiene education have equipped thousands of volunteers and professionals in thebasics of integrated water solutions since 1997.

Health and Hygiene
Living Water International believes that drilling a well isn’t enough. Having a clean water source is essential to the health of a village; however, if clean water is carried home in a dirty container and children aren’t taught to wash their hands, disease will continue to be a concern. Living Water International is committed to providing–at minimum–an introduction to health and hygiene principles at every new well we drill. The combination of clean water and hygiene education reduces the number of deaths caused by diarrheal diseases by an average of 65%. Get involved by attending a Health and Hygiene Training.

Health & Hygiene Training
LWI offers a hands-on training seminar in health and hygiene education that utilizes the Participatory Learning method. Each participant is equipped to guide a local village through the principles and practices of hygiene and sanitation, demonstrating how these lead to improved health. Each course lasts two days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

- How to involve the community in identifying their needs and find solutions, causing them to take ownership of the process.

- How diseases are transmitted and how to prevent transmission.

- Simple water purification methods.

- Integration of spiritual truth into lessons about physical wellness

- Principle concepts about the importance of latrines & basic understanding of sanitation.

- Relationship development

Topics include:Importance of hand washing, Keeping water clean, Germs, Nutrition, Oral hygiene, Daily hygiene behavior changes, Keeping ourselves clean, Oral re-hydration skills, and more.

Registration:Registration in the Health and Hygiene Training Program requires the completion of a registration form and submission of payment. Seminars fill quickly, so register early.

Corpus Christi LWI Training Dates: October 2nd and 3rd, 2009
Location: Corpus Christi Baptist Association Office
4914 Greenwood Drive (across from Sam's)
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Cost: $80 per person

Snacks and lunch will be provided by a local sponsor both days

Go to the Living Water International Web site for registration: Any questions about the training session should be directed to

LWI: Jodi Mohney
616-748.6073 office

Jodi@water.ccLiving Water International