Serving the Most Persecuted: Bob and Karin T.
Meet Bob and Karin: Bob planned to come to Briercrest for one year to play hockey; however, the Lord had other plans. During the fall missions conference, the Lord clearly called Bob into ministry. He stayed for 4 years, graduating with his BRE in 1985. Bob and Karin met at Briercrest, and they now have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Who are they serving? As well as leading an international church, Bob and Karin lead a team that works with the Rohingya people group—named the most persecuted people in the world by the UNHCR. This Rohingya ministry has included English classes, Bible storying, maternal health, and education development initiatives for the past 8 years.
What is God doing now? When the pandemic began in 2020, virtually all Rohingya in their country lost their jobs. The Rohingya who are in their country chose to surrender themselves to human traffickers to escape their plight but continue to deal with persecution and mistreatment. Partnering with Samaritans Purse and other organizations, a 12-week, multi-organizational food program provided thousands of the Rohingya in their community with weekly food and hygiene necessities.
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