The Romanian Bible Believers
The Brian Noble Children's Foundation
"a non-profit organization dedicated to salvaging the abandoned and abused children of Romania"
Heartland Baptist Missions
missionary Roy Chestnut founded Heartland Baptist Missions in 1991. The Group supports 10 missionaries and has sent teams all over the world, but the bulk of Chestnutís work is in Romania. He has helped found one orphanage and three churches there.
Timisoara Baptist Bible Institute
Graduation: May 30,
Frontline Fellowship: A Brief History as told by our Executive Director
I first began working behind the "iron
curtain" in January 1971, taking in Bibles and doing what I could to
help pastors in the communist countries of eastern Europe. Frontline is an
independent Baptist organization which we established in 1973, with the help
of Dr. Tom Wallace, Dr. Bill Fortner and others, to work with pastors and
churches in these countries. During the years before the collapse of the
communist economic system which brought about changes in the governments of
these countries, our ministry was primarily a servant ministry to pastors
and churches there. We provided financial support, equipment, training and
encouragement to our brethren who were working under some very difficult
Since the revolution in Romania, Frontline has built on the trust and
confidence we established with Romanian pastors during the days of
communism. In cooperation with these pastors, we have started 40-50 new
churches in the villages and cities of that dark land. We have also
established a Bible institute with over 70 students which is the source of
the young preachers we need. In this way, we continue to train, encourage,
and support national pastors in the establishing of local churches.
In some countries, the support of national pastors is not workable for many
reasons. In eastern Europe, this is not the case. We have a strong group of
men who love the Lord, are educated, have a burden for their own people,
speak the language and know the customs and culture of the folk they work
with. That is not to say that we don't turn up a "bad apple" from
time to time but, I can think of less than a half dozen in the 30+ years
I've been working in these countries. We are very careful in our selection
and close in our supervision which helps insure success. Our "drop
out" rate is much lower than most conventional missions.
The cost of putting these men on the field after training is approximately
$150.00 a month at this time compared to $3000.00 a month for an American
missionary. While we strongly recommend the use of national pastors, it goes
without saying that we have no argument with American missionaries whom God
has called to do a work in these countries and we thank God for them.
If you have questions regarding Frontline or its ministry, please contact me
or any of the men on our Executive Board or Board of Reference. Most of them
have been to the field and have seen the ministry first hand. Many
participate on a regular schedule of teaching in the Bible institute and
preaching in the churches there.
Thanks for your consideration in this matter. God bless you."
to contact Frontline Don
Kyer, Executive Director
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