My Romanian Heroes

These people made it all possible. Encouraging the churches in Romania has become my passion, my calling. It is a thrill to travel and to minister in Eastern Europe,  but it is also very costly. So I want to salute these faithful, generous partners.  * Each trip Amanda Richards and Yvonne Johns responded to pleas from afar for more dollars and no spending at home, thus making the trips possible. * the congregation of First Presbyterian in Brockville provides $600 annually for Study Leave  * The people of Bacau & region were kind with the sharing of meals …. thanks to all of you! (if I have missed anyone, it is due to my inept administrative record keeping – let me know and I will correct my mistake immediately!)

Ministry is always best done in partnership;  so let’s recognize by name the following:

Trip # 1 – November 2010

* Peter & Hannah Gimby – Calgary, Alberta

* Richard & Ruth Curran – Hampstead, New Hampshire

* Barbara Plunkett – FPC Brockville, Ontario

* Mary Douglas – Toronto, Ontario

* Roger & June Johns – Orillia, Ontario

Trip #2 – March 2011

* Corinne MacDonald – Victoria, British Columbia

* Colin Couper – Victoria, British columbia

* June & Roger Johns – Orillia, Ontario

* Mary Douglas – Toronto, Ontario

Trip #3 – May 2011

* Ed & Heather Willis – North Easton, Massachusetts

* Andrew Peat – Woodstock, Ontario

* Eric & Sue Beth Gustafson – Rhinelander, Wisconsin

* Nancy & Rick Oliver – FPC Brockville, Ontario


In support of Patrick Voo, May 2011  

* Glenn & Kristy Wagner – Coldwater, Ontario

* Connexus Community Church – Orillia/Barrie, Ontario

* Andrew & Lidia Harvey – Shanty Bay, Ontario

* Sara & Jeff Van Kolfschoten – Minesing, Ontario

* Blackie Black Line Construction – Oro Station, Ontario

* Wellnet solutions Inc. – Carlisle, Ontario


About dougjohns

Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work. Right now he pastors part time at the International Baptist Church in Bielefeld, Germany. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug has had significant experience as a Presbyterian Minister in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick. He has served as Associate Pastor at West Congregational in Haverhill, Massachusetts; Doug is committed to international ministry in Romania; and he has taken leadership in Christian Camping as Executive Director of Camp Fireside, NH; Glen Mhor Presbyterian Camp, Ontario; Timberline Ranch, BC. .... avid baseball fan of the Toronto Blue Jays ... Managed American Legion Baseball Team out of Creston BC in North Idaho League. Doug is a serious runner with many international half-marathons completed over the last 6 years.
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