Meet Your Missionaries!

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

MEET YOUR MISSIONARIES

It’s time to get to know your GBGM Missionaries connected to The Texas Annual Conference! This edition of Cross Connection highlights E. Barte and B. Barte, our representatives in S.E. Asia.

 

B. Barte

Countries: Phillipines, Asia, and Pacific

  • Spouse: E. BARTE
  • Children: three sons
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education, 1991
  • Deaconess: 1991-2008
  • Commissioned: 2002 to Cambodia
  • Cambodia 2002-2009
  • Ordained to the clergy 2008
  • Assigned to Laos in 2010
  • Specialty: Christian Education Ministries
  • Duties include-
    • Facilitating and assisting with educational and resource materials.
    • Leadership training of teachers
    • The enhancement of holistic ministries for men, women, children and youth.
  • Loves to…
    • Help develop church leaders
    • Equip new leaders through education
  • Vision for Future Ministry- Empower Laos children and youth linguistic and vocational education.
Favorite Quote: “There will be challenges as you carry on your ministry but you should keep on. There should be no turning back. God is with you.” – B. Barte’s Mother
 

 

E. Barte

Countries: Phillipines, Asia, and Pacific

  • Spouse: B. BARTE
  • Children: three sons
  • Early Career and Experience:
    • Worked to support his family after graduating high school.
    • Gained training and experience as an auto/diesel mechanic.
    • Completed a formal training course in auto/diesel mechanics.
    • Worked as both a public transportation jitney driver and a church driver.
  • Serves as Laity
  • Commissioned: 2002 to Cambodia
  • Cambodia 2002-2009
  • Assigned to Laos in 2010
  • Specialty: Youth Development Ministries
  • Duties include-
    • Vocational Training
    • Faith Engine Ministry- Empowers young people for employment through training:
      • Auto and motorcycle mechanics
      •  Welding
      • English language
      • Computer skills
  • Loves to…
    • Help develop church leaders
    • Equip new leaders through education
  • Most rewarding achievement: 50 percent of the 150 youth who have completed his vocational courses have secured employment.
  • Vision for Future Ministry- He hopes to establish a local garage where he can continue to empower youth through valuable vocational, and on-the-job training in auto and motorcycle mechanics.
Quote: “It has always been a great joy and blessing every time a former student comes to me and says, ‘Teacher, I have found a job.’” – E. Barte, Missionary to Laos