Parents of missionaries to gather

The first-ever KNCSB Missionary Parents Fellowship meeting will be held Aug. 28-29 in Topeka, Kan.

Parents of International Mission Board missionaries are invited to attend this gathering for fellowship, support and encouragement.

Having children and grandchildren who live and serve in another country provides both opportunity and loss. Only others who experience these same situations and feelings can truly understand.

If you know of parents living in Kansas or Nebraska that have children serving with the International Mission Board, please send their name and address to Priscilla Sapp at Please encourage them to attend this meeting. Sapp is leader of the KNCSB Missionary Parents Fellowship team.

Parents of these IMB missionaries will be staying at the Holidome at 6th and Fairlawn in Topeka. The meetings will be at the Baptist Building, just a short walk from the hotel.

All it costs you is $60, the price of the hotel room which includes a full breakfast. This price is the same for either single or double occupancy.

The meeting begins Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. with a desert gathering and goes through Saturday lunch, provided at the Baptist Building.

Mark Whitworth, IMB Global Membercare, will encourage the parents on how to maintain good relationships with their missionary children and handle the grief associated with their separation. Parents will also learn about “skype,” the IMB new re-organization, and hints on being long-distance grandparents.

To register, contact Heidi Nelson at KNCSB, (800) 984-9092, or send e-mail to