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via Will Cumbia, Venturer: KMI Introduces Young Leaders to focus:refugees

Seven students from across Virginia and two seminary students as leaders made up the KMI 2019 team. Just like my trip to Romania four years ago was in support of BGAV missions partnership with Romania, this year's team came to support the new BGAV missions partnership, focus:refugees. The team engaged with two of our partners in Europe, spending four days in Austria and six days in Croatia and Bosnia. As with all Kairos trips, it was a blend of serving, learning, and building relationships.

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via Will Cumbia, Venturer: Partnering with Croatian Baptists in Ministry with Refugees in Bosnia

After taking a wrong turn on the highway, we changed course and decided to go to Bosnia. That’s what happens in this part of the world: you can take a wrong turn and casually decide to go to a different country.I was driving with Elvis, the Program Development Advisor for Croatian Baptist Aid. We had intended to visit a refugee center outside of Zagreb, Croatia, but we were now headed towards a refugee camp in a small town just across the border in Bosnia.

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Virginia Baptists are partnering with Austrian Baptists and other Baptist Unions in Europe as a part of a new missions initiative called focus:refugees. Focus:refugees aims to meaningfully connect Virginia Baptists to the refugee work of our partners within the European Baptist Federation (EBF). Over the next five years, the BGAV will support refugee work all over Europe and the Middle East starting with the Austrian Baptists, the Croatian Baptists and their work with refugees in Bosnia, and Lebanese Baptists. Additionally, the BGAV will partner with ReEstablish Richmond, a refugee resettlement agency working with refugees in Virginia.

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Christmas 2016 at Source of Light Center, Haiti

On Saturday morning, December 17, fifteen members from West Lynchburg Baptist Church arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with one purpose in mind: to share the love of Christ in the Delmas 19 community. Throughout the next five days, we had many opportunities to fulfill this purpose.

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