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Two of my favorite media outlets… “Your Network Of Praise” (YNOP) and “Answers In Genesis” (AiG). I support and listen to our local transmitter from YNOP everyday, and I read the blog from AiG every day, along with reading their materials, watching their videos, and listening to their podcasts.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the picture of YNOP’s General Manager, Roger Roger Lonnquist, on Ken Ham’s AiG Blog.  Yes, those two ministries definitely go together.

– John

AiG VP of Media Dale Mason with Roger Lonnquist. He leads “Your Network of Praise,” a network of about 40 radio outlets in the northwest U.S. His entire network carries our Answers … with Ken Ham daily radio program. Roger loves God’s Word and our message of biblical inerrancy!

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Click for a photo slide show of the 2010 Missions Banquet

On March 20, Neighborhood Assembly had its annual Missions Banquet. Our guest speaker as Rick Allen, National Coordinator for the future Church Transformation Network.

Our missions emphasis this year is Missoula’s Teen Challenge.  Our church has partnered up with Teen Challenge to support their cause.

Click the photo to see a slide show from the Missions Banquet.

– John

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On November 28, there was a party helping Missionary Mary Ballenger celebrate her 70th birthday. Mary is a Missionary to Africa and is the Academic Dean at the West Africa Advanced School of Theology (WAAST).  It was a very nice time giving honor to this fine servant of God who has dedicated most of her life in His service.  Click HERE for more information on WAAST.  We love you Mary!

Click the picture to see more from the party.

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Fox News mentioned the work that the Convoy of Hope is doing in Haiti.  Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere and the Convoy of Hope already had a presence there.  To give to the Convoy of Hope visit : – What I’ve Seen In Haiti

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A year ago, Carol and I had the pleasure of going to Moldova with a Missions Trip from Neighborhood Assembly of God, in Helena, MT.  While in Moldova, we worked on the foundation of a church in a town called Bubuieci.  This church has been meeting in a house because they had no building of their own.  While we were there, with us, there was no room in the church, so they brought all of the pews outside onto the driveway where we had a great service.  You can see more about that HERE, HERE, and HERE.  I chronicled our trip to Moldova, and it can be seen HERE.

We received the following update on the Bubuieci church and wanted to share it with you.  It is so good to see the church building coming along.  God is so good!

– John

The Moldova Mission
eNews October 2009

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Building The Church in Bubuieci

The church in Bubuieci, Moldova is over 10 years old but has never had their own building to meet in. At the present time they meet in an overcrowded house. This past year a $40,000 piece of property was miraculously donated by a lady in the village. We are now working hard to build the church for this growing congregation.

In September, New Life Church from Princeton, Minnesota sent a team of 11 to help with the work in Bubuieci. In one week the team made a huge impact as the floor and the walls are being completed.

Bubuieci Church in May 2009…

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Church family at the construction site in May, 2009.

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Pastor Sasha and Troy discussing plans for the next phase of construction.

Bubuieci Church in September 2009…..
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Many hands make light work              Ann Jungers building the wall

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Water break for BJ and Keith                 Pastor Sasha hard at work

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Working on the floor for the future sanctuary

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Heather                                       Eugene

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Hard working ladies from Princeton                    Visiting the elderly

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Andrei and son                   Charles and Pastor Sasha

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Thank you to leaders Jon and Ann Jungers and the whole Princeton team. And to their church in America for sending and supporting them.
We are workers together in God!

In October we have another team coming from Montana to continue work on the Bubuieci church. We are hoping to get the church far enough along so that they can begin meeting in their new facility before winter. As well, will be organizing a Convoy of Hope outreach during this time. Any gifts toward the work in Bubuieci will go a long way and be greatly appreciated.

We feel privileged to be partnering together with you as we build the church in Moldova. Your faithful prayers and support keep us going. God bless you!

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Troy, Heidi Jo and Heather Darrin
The Moldova Mission

For online contributions, please click on the secure site:
Assemblies of God World Missions Contributions/Darrin

To mail your support:
If you would like to mail a contribution to the Darrin’s Moldova Mission, send support to:  Assemblies of God World Missions, Account #2260974, 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802-1894.

Our field address:
Troy & Heidi Jo Darrin                                 WANT TO SEE MORE?
Str. Primaverii 4                                          Become Heidi’s friend on facebook at
Chisinau, Moldova 2064                              HeidiJo Ness Darrin at


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See You At The PoleThe annual student led “See You At The Pole” event is scheduled to be held Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at your local school’s flag pole.  Take a stand for your faith in Jesus Christ by gathering with fellow believers and praying for your school, teachers, and administrators.  They really need it.  Millions of studends will be attending this event.  We need it!  America needs it!

Click the picture to go to the SYATP web site.

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On Saturday evening, March 21, Neighborhood Assembly of God had their 2009 Missions Banquet. Our Keynote Speaker was Missionary Andy Raatz, missionary to Moldova.  Carol and I had the privilege of traveling to Moldova in October 2008 on a short term missions trip with Neighborhood Assembly.  What an awesome time it was.  You can read, and see all about it HERE.

Besides being blessed with a challenging message from Andy, on personal love for those we are serving, we were blessed by the music of Cissy Padget.  She is Helena’s own singer, song writer, and author.  We also heard from Tim Kern, our local missionary to the college campuses of Helena and Chi Alpha.  Jeff Larson gave us an update on past projects that we have begun in Moldova, and Craig Charlton was a superb Master of Ceremonies.

Andy, then spoke at our church services on Sunday.  We had a good time of prayer for him, his family, Moldova, and the Home of Hope.

Click HERE to see a bunch of pictures from this good Missions Banquet.

neighborhood Click HERE for Neighborhood Assembly of God Church.

Click HERE for Andy’s web site “Harvest Moldova”.

Click HERE for our Moldova Missions Page.

cissy_padget Click HERE to see more information about Cissy Padget.

ccf Click HERE to see Chi Alpha’s web site.


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