Central Mountains Baptist Church financially supports:
The Chovan Family,
The De La Fuente's
The Martinovici Family
We also Pray for:
Ben and Di Kwok,
The Gibbs Family
The Chovan Family have their own web site. For more information on their activies, please visit http://evangelistrandychovan.org.
|Recent Presentation at CMBC by the Chovan's
of their Evangelistic Work
This is a video of approx 24 minutes and 50MB in size
Argentina- an overview:
Argentina's history has been strongly influenced by both Roman Catholicism and secular philosophy. Though still officially a Roman Catholic country, many people have become disenfranchised with the Church. Church attendance is very low. As a developing country with a very shaky economy, people have a tendency to look to groups that they think can provide for their material and physical needs. Charismatic groups and cults are all very active in Argentina. Materialism and spiritual apathy are pervasive. Also, fractured families, widespread immorality, and infidelity and, in certain places, even bigamy make ministry in Argentina especially challenging.
The Argentine Republic experienced varied political leadership following its independence from Spain in the 19th century. The Fascist-style government of Juan and Evita Peron in the 1940's was followed by a series of military dictatorships until the government reverted to a parliamentary democracy in 1982.
Rampant inflation followed hard on the heels of the nation's turbulent politics. However, a new monetary system and government spending cuts heralded the beginning of an economy that has grown and stabilised since the late 1980s.
Argentina contributes substantially to the character of the entire South American continent. Second only to Brazil in size, its large land mass divides naturally into three topographical and climatic areas.
Over one-third of the Argentine population lives in or near the capital city of Buenos Aires. Following Spanish colonisation, the residual Indian population occupied the border areas of the country while European immigrants spurred modernisation, making Argentina one of the most industrialised of the major Latin American nations. Argentina's cattle production and grain export is second only to that of the United States.
The De La Fuentes
The De La Fuentes are missionaries serving with Biblical Ministries Worldwide (BMW). Their mission there with BMW is that of church planting in the capital city of Beunos Aires. They aim to plant spiritually productive local churches which will, God willing, lead to the salvation of many Argentine people. The churches will be aimed at three areas: evangelism, discipleship and the development of leadership amongst the Argentine christians.
|Recent Presentation at CMBC by Daniel and Nelly De La Fuente
of the Work in Buenos Airies, Argentina
This is a video of approx 17 minutes and 37MB in size
Rebecca, Elijah, Maria & Jonathan Martinovici
The Martinovici Family serve at the Sola Scriptura Romanian Baptist Church, where Elijah is the pastor. The church's website is www.solascriptura.org.au
Romanian-Australians may include those who have immigrated to Australia from Romania, and those born in Australia from Romanian ancestry. According to ABS (2006 census) figures, there are 18,320 people with Romanian ancestry in Australia..
Romanians were for the first time registered in Australia more than 80 years ago. They were people that came there for working, missionaries, or seeking a more prosperous economic status. But the first wave of Romanian emigrants to Australia came after World War II, when Romania was experiencing severe economic and political problems. The Romanians who were then emigrating to Australia principally settled in areas around Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The number of Romanians who came to Australia at the time is estimated to be around 2,000 people..
The second wave of Romanian emigration to the Australian continent began after the Romanian Revolution of 1989, when the Communist regime fell and citizens received the right to leave Romania. They came in large numbers for the same reasons as the first-wave immigrants.
Today, the largest communities of Romanian-Australians can be found in the Sydney (4,145), Melbourne (6,482) and Brisbane (1,912).
In the 2006 Census, among Romanian-born persons, the religious breakdown was as follows: 80.6% Christianity, 5.8% no religion or atheism, 4.4% Judaism, 3.0% other religions and 5.6% did not answer the question.