December 11, 2014
I hope this letter finds you and yours blessed at this special time of year. In a previous letter I wrote that due to the circumstances we are facing with Dolly's health issues, our “hands on” ministries in Eastern Europe are winding down. I will continue to be directly involved with our 4 churches, 2 national pastors, feeding centers, bible institute, girls’ home and building projects. I will also continue to take 2 or 3 trips per year to Eastern Europe. On some of these trips I will be hosting teams from stateside churches. Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these mission trips, if God permits. I will keep you posted as to dates and times.
I have already informed you that God has led us to establish a Gypsy ministry among the Gypsies of the Sarasota and Bradenton area. But I am thrilled to announce that after much prayer, seeking the face and guidance of God and the multitude of counselors, God has led us to establish a long time vision of mine that I did not think would come this soon. This vision has been the establishment of a mission’s agency that would concentrate totally on the evangelization of the Roma (Gypsy) peoples of the world. As a result, *Roma Outreach Missions Association has been born. Both of these ministries are being hosted by the Bible Baptist Church of Bradenton, Florida under the leadership of Pastor Sal Yannizzi. God has already blessed us with three missionary families. Rest assured my sending church and pastor, Dr. Kevin Folger, is in total agreement with this vision and new station of service for our Lord.
Please keep in mind that my call was not to a geographical location, but rather to a people group. This call led us to minster to my people over these past 24 years in Cleveland, OH, Mansfield, OH, Pittsburg PA, Detroit, MI, Miami, FL and then for the past 11 years in Eastern Europe. Our doctrine, philosophy of ministry or vision has not changed.
My resignation from Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples will take effect on December 31, 2014. All support should be sent to our new agency effective January 1, 2015 at;
Support; Missionary Walter Stevens Mail: Missionary Walter Stevens
c/o R.O.M.A 4509 30th Lane East
P.O. Box 7695 Bradenton, FL 34203
Jacksonville, FL 32238 (954) 261-7535 (cell)
*Roma Outreach Missions Association is a recognized 501 (c) (3) not for profit, incorporation under federal and state guidelines. Please contact me if more information is needed. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincerely and always…
Because Jesus Deserves the Reward of His Suffering,
Missionary Walter Stevens