Ken and Jerilyn Bayer Presentation
A Gateway Missions team from Central Baptist in Edmonton and Whitecourt Baptist in Whitecourt arrived at the CHAIN of Love Campus in Campo Bom, Brazil, on Saturday, April 22nd. Along with a great attitude for hard work and a desire for interaction with the CHAIN of Love children (over 90 of them), the team brought the lovely award, citing the Bayers' recognition as distinguished alumni.
The entire group together with the missionaries went to a restaurant Sunday noon. Prior to entering the restaurant, a brief meeting was held outdoors, where Dr. Herman Effa presented the award. It came as a total surprise to Ken and Jerilyn. Dr. Effa recounted some of the Bayers' activities in two successful church plants. Then there was a brief sketch on how the development of the CHAIN of Love ministry moved from a dream to a dynamic rescue operation that has already transformed the lives of over 125 children. The award was presented by Dr. Effa on behalf of the Taylor Alumni. A prayer of thanksgiving was offered to God for past accomplishments with intercession for future guidance and success in ministry. The lovely dinner that followed was a fitting time of celebration. (contributed by Dr. Herman Effa)