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Ho-doo L'adonai key tov,  key l'oh-lahm chas-doe.

Give thanks to the L-rd for He is good, and His mercy endures forever.

The 2012 SBMF Encampment

Meeting Was Held At:

First Baptist Church in Kenner

1400 Williams Blvd. Kenner, LA 70062

June 15th to the 16th, 2012 

This Year's Theme Was: Discipleship

The following is only a summary report of the events in Kenner, LA. 

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  [Matthew 28:19-20]


We had a wonderful time in Kenner, LA.  


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Sister Connie Saffle served with the blessings.


Connie Saffle and her husband Mike Saffle serve in Congregational Leadership at  Shalom Adonai Messianic Fellowship, in Wichita, KS. Connie gave the Or Shabbat Candle Lighting Blessing on Erev Shabbat.  

Mike and Connie also did the Havdalah Blessing

Rabbi Mike Saffle gave the Erev Shabbat teaching on Friday evening.


Mike Saffle served as the SBMF President for the last three years.  Brother Mike gave a message to charge the members to make disciples.  Mike used Exodus 18 where Moses was charged to disciple others to help with the work of leadership.  Verse 20 tells us to teach G-d's Word rather than just answering questions about His Word.  

Dr. Sam Nadler Spoke About Discipleship on Shabbat morning


Brother Sam spoke on Discipleship, using a balanced Messianic approach, specifically related to congregation planting.

The teaching blessed our hearts and gave us lots of tools for our ministry tool boxes.  He spoke about discipleship in the home and in the congregation. Discipleship starts at home.

Mary Chase spoke about ministry in Russia


Sister Mary Chase served the Southern Baptist Convention for several years in Russia.

She came attend the SBMF Annual Meetings and we asked her to speak about that service to the Russian people group in Russia.

Marry has served all over the world and she is about to serve in Israel after a short vacation here in the USA.  It was a blessing to see Mary again and hear what has been going on in her ministry.

Brother Herbby Gear spoke on Saturday evening.


Brother Herbby is the Southern Baptist Convention's representative serving in Israel.  He came to bring us a wonderful message about discipleship and how it impacts the people we serve.  He spoke about preparedness, illustrating the "Armor of G-d".  He also spoke about his work  in Israel and his love for the Jewish people.

The SBMF Annual Meeting Music Worship Leaders were:

Worship Leader Stuart Lee, accompanied by Gwenn and Ric Worshill.


Brother Stuart led the worship and did a wonderful job of bringing us to our spirits.  He was assisted by Brother Ric Worshill and Sister Gwenn Worshill.

The music style was contemporary messianic music and the songs were commonly used in messianic congregations all over the world.

The 2012 SBMF Annual Meeting Election News:

The attending members elected the following brothers and sisters

Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship List Of Elected Officers and Managers

Officers Name

Elected Office of Service

City & State

Ric Worshill

SBMF President   Executive Director

Lindenhurst, IL.

Dr. Bruce Stokes

Vice President - Director of Missions

Anaheim Hills, CA.

Rob Bohning

Missions Development Manager

 Kansas City,  MO.

Randall Clark

Ministry Development Manager

Chatham, VA.

Mike Saffle

Ministry Training Manager

Wichita, KS.

Margie Bohning


Kansas City, MO.

Connie Saffle


Wichita, KS.

Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship Regional Directors


Region No

Map Color

Area Of Assignment

City & State

Mike Herts

Region  #1

Light Blue

Northeast Region, Islands

Hampton, VA.

Jay Isbell

Region  #2


South Region & East

Birmingham, AL.

Hal Garrett

Region  #2


South Region & West

Walnut Ridge, AR.

Bob McDonald

Region  #3


Midwest Region

Round Lake ,IL.

John Denson

Region  #3


Midwest Region

Detroit, MI.

Robin Rose

Region  #4


West Region

Dallas, TX.

Trevor Embry

Region #4


West Region

Anaheim, CA.

To Be Appointed

Region  #5

Dark Blue


N/A at this time

Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship 2012-13 Nominating Committee

Officers Name

Elected Office of Service

City & State

Hal Garrett

Nominating Committee

Walnut Ridge, AR.

Robin Rose

Nominating Committee

Dallas, TX.

John Dennison

Nominating Committee

 Detroit,  MI.

David Foster

Nominating Committee

Meridian, MS.

Bob McDonald

Nominating Committee

Round Lake, IL.



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The SBMF Booth Project - News Flash & Praise Report

Baruch Ha'Shem Yeshua (Praise the Name of Jesus)


The North American Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention, Executive Committee, blessed the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship. They provided us with space in a booth on the exhibit floor.  This booth was provided for all the ethnic ministries of the SBC.  The booth was called "The many Faces Exhibit of the SBC" .  This booth was located right across from the North American Mission Board Booth and next to the Television recording area.  We were around the corner from the International Mission Board Booth.


This booth project was a success.  We made several connections with new friends in the SBC.  We spoke to numerous church members and visitors to the SBC exhibit floor.  We also learned how to make our part of the booth more attractive to passers by for next year.


We were in the booth with other ethnic and language groups.  These are some of the SBC ethnic groups that were in the booth with us.  The SBC Hispanic Fellowship, The North American African Fellowship SBC, The Mong Fellowship, The Chinese Fellowship, and the Philippine Fellowship.


The blessing is that the SBC Executive Committee and the North American Mission Board paid for the booth and it's decorations.  They supplied us with couches, lounge chairs, tables, and high stools for the high tables.  There was carpeting that had thick padding under it and a wonderful display illustrating the many people groups in the SBC.


We thank the North American Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention, Executive Committee, for blessing us in such a powerful way.


Brother Ken Weathersby and all the members of the Church Planting Group of NAMB have helped us so much.  Please keep them and our continued partnership in your prayers.

Other News Articles Will Be Published Soon


Southern Baptist Convention Photo Album - Click on the link to view our photos on the web site


News Flash & Praise Report:       We had a pleasant surprise while we were serving in the "The many Faces Exhibit of the SBC" on the exhibit floor.  We were invited to be interviewed on the TV program.  Brothers Bruce Stokes, Mike Saffle and I were interviewed in a panel setting. 






Each one of us was asked questions about our fellowship and the ministries that are affiliated with us.  The above photos illustrate each one of us talking on camera.  We were told that a DVD of the interview will be available soon.  If we can we will stream it on this site.


The North American Mission Board and the SBC Executive Committee would like all Southern Baptists to know about the ethnic and language ministries that are affiliated with the SBC.  Each group of SBC ethnic and language groups was invited to be interviewed so all Southern Baptists would experience who we are and how we can help the SBC in reaching all people groups. 

SBMF Business Meeting To Be Published Soon


The minutes of the meeting will be published as soon as Sister Connie Saffle arrives home to transcribe them for publication.


The L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you;  The L-rd lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.   [Numbers 6:24-26]


 Shalom Alechem   =   Peace be with you   =  

Brachot vi'Shalom   =   Blessings & Peace   =    ושלום ברכות


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