Chronicling the Ministry of Douglas & Sally Blanc

June 2013

Dr. Douglas & Sally Blanc 10 Fifth Avenue Gloversville, NY 12078 518.332-3695

Sowing & Reap ing in the Global Harvest Since 1 9 9 2

Mission Initiative for Fulton County New York
In January of this year we began to seek the Lord’s will regarding an outreach ministry to the more than 40,000 residents of Fulton County (NY) who have no religious affiliation. This number seems small when compared to the larger urban centers of our nation’s major cities. Yet it represents 75% of our local population! For us, it represents a substantial mission field. How so? Well, consider that of the 25% of the population that is religiously affiliated, 55% is Roman Catholic. Needless to say, the evangelical population is very small, roughly 1-2% of the county’s 55,000 population. Nationally, evangelicals are 28% of the population. In recent months we have been in negotiations with the Albany Diocese regarding the purchase of two buildings (right) that they have abandoned due to a parish merger in nearby Johnstown, NY. Offered at $290,000, they have agreed to a sale price of $125,000 for the campus that includes two buildings and a large paved parking lot. Our plan is to open an outreach center to accommodate ministries that will present the gospel of Jesus Christ in relevant ways to the thousands within a three-mile radius of the facilities. But, we need your help! This is the vision of the Foothills Christian Life Center. We have prepared a detailed brochure with a full explanation of the intended use of the 22,000 sq. ft. facilities. We are currently seeking to raise the purchase price and have 90 days to do so. We are praying for God to move powerfully to do what we cannot. At the same time, we are willing to present this work to your group and to challenge them with this initiative. Please contact us!

We have partnered with the First Baptist Church in Warsaw, Poland for the past twenty-one years. It’s hard to believe that much time has gone by. Our recent contact with pastor and long-time friend Marek Budziński (with his wife Renata below) has led us to consider plans for ministry cooperation once again in 2014. The heading above translates: “The First Protestant Church of Christian Baptists” (in Warsaw). We can remember when it was the “only” church of Christian Baptists in Warsaw. The sign below is the text of Ephesians 2:8-9. Please pray with us as we place this itinerary before the Lord. There are a number of possible ministry opportunities including a youth camp, seminary modular class instruction, or church-based conference.

July 21 July 29 August 22December 13 September 9December 9 September 6-8 Evangel Baptist Church (Laurelton-Jamaica, NY) Simpsonville, SC Teaching Ethics at Davis College (Johnson City, NY) Teaching Comparative World Religions at FultonMontgomery Community College (Johnstown, NY) Speaking at the Salvation Army Retreat (Elwood, PA). Engage the Culture Seminar (Calvary Baptist Church (Massena, NY) Engage the Culture Seminar (Faith Baptist Church, Morrisville-NY)

Praise & Prayer
1. Praise the Lord for faithful partners who pray and sacrificially give to help promote the cause of Christ. 2. Praise the Lord for New Life Bible Fellowship and the encouragement of leading this dedicated band of believers. 3. Praise the Lord for the strategic vision he has given to reach Fulton County, NY. 4. Pray as we seek the resources necessary to secure facilities to accommodate the ministries of the Foothills Christian Life Center. 5. Praise the Lord for more than 20 years of Polandbased ministry. 6. Pray for plans to be used effectively in Poland during 2014.

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