Spreading the Word Banquet 2017
The board of directors of Byelorussian Mission would like to invite you to be a part of their 2017 annual fundraising banquet in honor of the legacy of Francysk Skaryna and his translation of the Byelorussian Bible (1517). Our goal is to raise 250,000 dollars to support our orphan sponsorship program, continue our Pastors’ Leadership Training Conferences, print Bibles, discipleship material and Big Picture Bible for families raising young children.
Darina Kochanzhi is a famous Ukrainian singer, the author of texts and music. Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, recently resided in the US, but in 2015 she decided to return to her native land.
Mathematician by education, Darina decides to dedicate her life to God and glorify Him with the music talent that He gave her. Now, her songs are known to many Christians of Ukraine, CIS countries and the USA. Darina has four albums of author’s songs (“Save me”, 2005, “My hope is in God”, 2007, “God is my way”, 2012, “I Love You”, 2016), The singer was invited to participate in the international project “Your Word “(United bible society) for translation and performance of the song “Your Word” for the Slavs, along with the most famous Christian performers from around the world.
Dr. Tommy Middleton
Dr. Middleton began his ministry in 1972 at New Salem Baptist Church in Caledonia, Mississippi.
Dr. Middleton earned both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Immanuel Institute in Kota, India. He served at two churches as senior pastor for a total of 35 years before assuming his current position.
Dr. Middleton currently serves as Executive Director of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge. He oversees over 107 churches and missions, which includes six language groups. He is heavily involved in international missions in 16 different countries.
Rev. Andrew and Inna Ryzhkov are the founders of Byelorussian Mission, Inc. and have been actively ministering to the people of Belarus and the USA for the past 25 years. Under their leadership, 24 new churches have been planted and hundreds of orphaned children have been adopted into loving Christian homes. Andrew and Inna have a heart for reaching the new generations of Belarus, so that they may know Christ. They have seven children and currently pastor Calvary Church in Cumming, Georgia.