Showing posts from September, 2015

Flooding in Burma

Dear Friends, There was significant flooding in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in July through September 2015. Many families lost their loved ones, their homes and little possessions they have. We urge you on behalf of these flooding victims to help them rebuild their livelihood. Any amount of donation will be greatly appreciated to deliver much needed help. Money for this project can be sent to Friends of Burma, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. FOB will administer the project with no charge for overhead or salaries. Therefore 100% of the money will be used for the stated project.

Ruth Norma Peterson

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. Ruth Peterson, one of our dedicated board members. From her obituary : Born: March 11, 1936 Died: September 12, 2015 Ruth Norma Peterson, 79, of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away at home surrounded by family Saturday, September 12, 2015. She preached her last sermon on August 2 as she and her husband, John Gordon Peterson, completed their eighth interim pastoral ministry following 38 years together in campus ministry at Northern Illinois University and two at the University of Illinois, Champaign. Ruth received her undergraduate degree at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota and her Master of Religious Education and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, where she was the longest-serving member of the board of trustees. She served at all levels in the American Baptist Women's Ministries and in a variety of positions on the General Board of American Baptist Churches, US