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1 Meet Us… And our Ministries, To a Thirsty And Needy World.

2 Please Scroll through this Power point Overview and choose areas of interest. Bob C. Ross Ministry has… A Vision for our World, and for the Future. A Vision for our World, and for the Future. “Hands on” Mission work on Three Continents. “Hands on” Mission work on Three Continents. A Growing Prayer and Support Team. A Growing Prayer and Support Team. A Forward Focus… A Forward Focus… ~Teaching Christians about their Jewish Background. ~Bringing Jews and Christians into to honest dialogue, toward better understanding of each other. ~Bringing Water Purification to a Thirsty World. ~Sharing the Land of Israel, and Teaching on Jesus Jewishness, using today’s multi-media. Jesus Jewishness, using today’s multi-media. A 501 (c) 3 organization.

3 Discover God’s Land… Israel… Exciting Study Tours to the Land of our Lord. Virtual Tours for those who can not go to Israel…coming soon. Experience 40 Centuries in 10 days. Experience 40 Centuries in 10 days. See your black/white Bible will turn to Living Color. See your black/white Bible will turn to Living Color. The Jewishness of Jesus… Conferences, Lectures, Writing, Teaching, and Filming. Our Approach: We interpret Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection in the context of His Jewish background. Experience Jesus as a seminary trained, Hebrew speaking rabbi, followed and well loved by the “true” worshiping Jews of Israel. But He was hated by the Gentile controlled, apostate priesthood and religious leaders. The two could not co-exist in Israel…thus, His crucifixion.

4 Experience Unique Missions… Exciting Mission Challenges in… Exciting Mission Challenges in… Alaska, the Yucatan, Mexico, Cuba Romania and Bulgaria. We facilitate “hands on” mission opportunities for churches: Building seminaries and churches, coordinating mission trips, Strategically Investing for Eternity=Mission Ministry par excellence. Teaching in churches and seminaries. Supporting students, pastors, and missionaries. Living Water… Living Water… Bringing water purification to Third World Countries. Replacing illness and death with health and life. Hope for the hopeless, while helping people help themselves.

5 Committed and Going Strong… After pastoring for nearly 50 years, our Servant/Director, Bob Ross, was called in August ‘04 to leave the Prairie Creek Baptist pulpit in Plano, TX, to minister full-time and help enhance the mission work that he and his church had developed over 29 years. Involving Christians in “hands on” mission opportunities is his heart desire. After pastoring for nearly 50 years, our Servant/Director, Bob Ross, was called in August ‘04 to leave the Prairie Creek Baptist pulpit in Plano, TX, to minister full-time and help enhance the mission work that he and his church had developed over 29 years. Involving Christians in “hands on” mission opportunities is his heart desire. God has given Bob a deep love for Israel, God’s Land, the Jewish people, and most of all…the Jewishness of our Lord Jesus. God has given Bob a deep love for Israel, God’s Land, the Jewish people, and most of all…the Jewishness of our Lord Jesus. He sees Christians “come alive” when they experience Israel and meet the Jewish Jesus. Lives change when folks leave their old “traditional existence” for “new life” in Christ. The encounter brings renewed, and exciting Biblical study, and challenges to one to walk daily with the Living Lord Jesus. Lives are changed! He sees Christians “come alive” when they experience Israel and meet the Jewish Jesus. Lives change when folks leave their old “traditional existence” for “new life” in Christ. The encounter brings renewed, and exciting Biblical study, and challenges to one to walk daily with the Living Lord Jesus. Lives are changed!

6 God’s Land Israel Bob and Barb lived and served in The Land in ’59-’60. Bob and Barb lived and served in The Land in ’59-’60. Their oldest son, Randy, was born in Nazareth…a “sobra”. Their oldest son, Randy, was born in Nazareth…a “sobra”. Israel has been our director’s study hobby for over 50 years. Israel has been our director’s study hobby for over 50 years. Bob has led 28 study tours to The Land, recently twice a year. Bob has led 28 study tours to The Land, recently twice a year. He has developed seminars on the Land of Israel and her history. He has developed seminars on the Land of Israel and her history. He developed and taught the “Discover Israel” Seminar all over the Southwest, and several foreign countries. He developed and taught the “Discover Israel” Seminar all over the Southwest, and several foreign countries. Presently, he teaches seminars in churches, colleges, and seminaries. Presently, he teaches seminars in churches, colleges, and seminaries. Bob is filming The Jewishness of Jesus Seminar for public availability. Web subscriptions and e-chapters will be available. Bob is filming The Jewishness of Jesus Seminar for public availability. Web subscriptions and e-chapters will be available. His collection of over 50,000 slides, pictures, digitals photos, and streaming video, help illustrate his teachings, and writing. His collection of over 50,000 slides, pictures, digitals photos, and streaming video, help illustrate his teachings, and writing.

7 Mission…Alaska First Alaska Mission 1970…a Bible Conference in Anchorage. First Alaska Mission 1970…a Bible Conference in Anchorage. Bob and Barb have taken teams to build churches, pastoriums, and schools in…Juneau, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Palmer, Anchorage, Soldotna, Seward, and Seldovia in Kenai. Bob and Barb have taken teams to build churches, pastoriums, and schools in…Juneau, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Palmer, Anchorage, Soldotna, Seward, and Seldovia in Kenai. = 25 missions teams in 38 years. Note: He calls this mission work “missions lite”, since many want to visit, see Alaska, and fish for salmon or halibut. Their mission trips are 8-10 days costing under $2,000. per person. The construction teams work hard helping churches from 8 AM- 4:30 PM and then, Eat, relax, hike, or fish till mid-night. Participants are fulfilled by the “hands on” mission work, to help Alaska churches. Those going save over $4,000, compared to Alaska fishing trips of 8-10 days. Most get “hooked” on missions, thus, we call this program… “Missions Lite”.

8 Mission…Yucatan, and Beyond In 1989, Bob and Barb had planned to vacation in Cancun, but God spoke to their hearts about mission work in the Yucatan. In 1989, Bob and Barb had planned to vacation in Cancun, but God spoke to their hearts about mission work in the Yucatan. God led, and they followed… God led, and they followed… They began working with the First Baptist Church of Merida doing evangelism. Most trips, they would see 350+ come to Jesus, through the Jesus Film in Spanish. But, there was little follow-up. They began working with the First Baptist Church of Merida doing evangelism. Most trips, they would see 350+ come to Jesus, through the Jesus Film in Spanish. But, there was little follow-up. So, they helped begin a seminary with First Baptist of Merida. Dr. Harlan Capps came as president in ’96, with Faith Baptist Missions. We joined him in the ministry and vision for the Yucatan. In those early days, Prairie Creek, Plano, and Bob were the key participants in the seminary work. So, they helped begin a seminary with First Baptist of Merida. Dr. Harlan Capps came as president in ’96, with Faith Baptist Missions. We joined him in the ministry and vision for the Yucatan. In those early days, Prairie Creek, Plano, and Bob were the key participants in the seminary work. Small seminaries were planted in Merida, Campeche, Cancun, Vallodalid, Tobasco in Mexico, and Havana, Cuba. Small seminaries were planted in Merida, Campeche, Cancun, Vallodalid, Tobasco in Mexico, and Havana, Cuba. Ten years ago there were about 200 Evangelical churches in the Yucatan. Today there are over 400 churches. Praise God! Ten years ago there were about 200 Evangelical churches in the Yucatan. Today there are over 400 churches. Praise God!

9 Mission…Communist Romania Bob and Barbara arrived in Communist Bucharest, Romania 12 hours before Chernobyl blew up on April 26, Bob and Barbara arrived in Communist Bucharest, Romania 12 hours before Chernobyl blew up on April 26, In ’86 they taught and preached in Bucharest, Caransebes, Timisoara, Arad and Oradea. Before the overthrow of Communism. They returned three more times to assist the suffering East Europe nation. Because of the threats and dangers, only five churches were ministering to Romania in those days. In ’86 they taught and preached in Bucharest, Caransebes, Timisoara, Arad and Oradea. Before the overthrow of Communism. They returned three more times to assist the suffering East Europe nation. Because of the threats and dangers, only five churches were ministering to Romania in those days. There were 2,100 Evangelical churches, with 140 pastors, and an underground seminary. On return trips, Bob taught there, “The School of the Prophets”, in Timisoara, Arad, and Oradea. There were 2,100 Evangelical churches, with 140 pastors, and an underground seminary. On return trips, Bob taught there, “The School of the Prophets”, in Timisoara, Arad, and Oradea. Thousands came to know Jesus. Churches were packed and the Communist did not know how to control the revival. Thousands came to know Jesus. Churches were packed and the Communist did not know how to control the revival. Bob and Barb ministered with Second Baptist Church in those days. The church faced on-going Communist persecution, but experienced constant Revival. Bob and Barb ministered with Second Baptist Church in those days. The church faced on-going Communist persecution, but experienced constant Revival.

10 Freedom in Romania… Christmas Eve 1989 Nicolae Ceausescu was killed by his own people, and Romania became free for the first time in 40+ years. Christmas Eve 1989 Nicolae Ceausescu was killed by his own people, and Romania became free for the first time in 40+ years. God raised up Emanuel Baptist Church (from the brave Second Baptist Church) to build for 3,600+ people. They led in beginning the Emanuel Baptist Seminary and publishing company in Oradea. Today both church and seminary are the largest Evangelical ministries in all Europe. What a joy to have been a part of prayer and support for this ministry, during their days of struggle and hardship. God raised up Emanuel Baptist Church (from the brave Second Baptist Church) to build for 3,600+ people. They led in beginning the Emanuel Baptist Seminary and publishing company in Oradea. Today both church and seminary are the largest Evangelical ministries in all Europe. What a joy to have been a part of prayer and support for this ministry, during their days of struggle and hardship. When freedom came…hundreds of American churches rushed to experience the Oradea revival. Being a pastor of a smaller church, Bob moved eastward, to assist a new work in Tirgu Mures, with Pastor Vasile Paul…1994. When freedom came…hundreds of American churches rushed to experience the Oradea revival. Being a pastor of a smaller church, Bob moved eastward, to assist a new work in Tirgu Mures, with Pastor Vasile Paul…1994. Working with the mother church in Targu Mures, today 31 village missions and churches surround the city. Our ministry has helped to support this growing ministry for 15 years, building the mother church, village churches, and supporting pastors. Working with the mother church in Targu Mures, today 31 village missions and churches surround the city. Our ministry has helped to support this growing ministry for 15 years, building the mother church, village churches, and supporting pastors.

11 Mission…Bulgaria Under Bulgarian Communism, the United Churches of God, in Sofia became the umbrella for all the Evangelical work in the country. This work is led by Bishop Vasil Elenkov. Under Bulgarian Communism, the United Churches of God, in Sofia became the umbrella for all the Evangelical work in the country. This work is led by Bishop Vasil Elenkov. We joined him in ministry in the fall of ’06 and taught on the Jewishness of Jesus for his church, and seminary students. What an incredible adventure! Since then, our ministry has assisted that seminary in training pastors for Bulgaria, parts of Eastern Europe, Macedonia, and even Turkey (where Paul ministered). We joined him in ministry in the fall of ’06 and taught on the Jewishness of Jesus for his church, and seminary students. What an incredible adventure! Since then, our ministry has assisted that seminary in training pastors for Bulgaria, parts of Eastern Europe, Macedonia, and even Turkey (where Paul ministered). We will continue to support the seminary, and assist Evangelical churches begun by the graduates of the seminary. We will continue to support the seminary, and assist Evangelical churches begun by the graduates of the seminary. We invite you… “Come over into Macedonia and help us.”

12 Mission…Seminary Training in Communist Cuba In February ’04, our director went to Cuba, with the purpose of working with Christians on that Communist island. In February ’04, our director went to Cuba, with the purpose of working with Christians on that Communist island. Bob works with two committed pastors, who have a vision for the entire island of Cuba, and beyond. Cuba is 400 miles long, and about 50 miles wide. It is home to 11+ million (most of Catholic background), with an incredible hunger for the Gospel. Bob works with two committed pastors, who have a vision for the entire island of Cuba, and beyond. Cuba is 400 miles long, and about 50 miles wide. It is home to 11+ million (most of Catholic background), with an incredible hunger for the Gospel. He discovered an urgent need for formal training of pastors and missionaries (house church pastors). Bob encouraged Dr. Harlan Capps, to establish a Havana seminary, as an extension of the Faith Baptist seminary system. He discovered an urgent need for formal training of pastors and missionaries (house church pastors). Bob encouraged Dr. Harlan Capps, to establish a Havana seminary, as an extension of the Faith Baptist seminary system. Today there are 51 students, and 14 professors in Havana plus, two eastern Cuba extensions. Three more are planned for Today there are 51 students, and 14 professors in Havana plus, two eastern Cuba extensions. Three more are planned for Our ministry carries half the support of the seminary in Havana. Our ministry carries half the support of the seminary in Havana. In 4 years, 20 house churches have been started by students. In 4 years, 20 house churches have been started by students.

13 Medicine for Cuba… Our ministry helps to support Bread of Life ministry, which is directed by a wonderful single lady, Eliana. She catalogues prescriptions, and medical needs for members of over 800 Cuban Evangelical churches, in her lap-top computer. We help collect medical supplies and medicines, which she distributes from her small apartment, by couriers, to all parts of Cuba. We assist her, and her medical work financially and take in medical supplies for distribution. Medical donations are most welcome. Our ministry helps to support Bread of Life ministry, which is directed by a wonderful single lady, Eliana. She catalogues prescriptions, and medical needs for members of over 800 Cuban Evangelical churches, in her lap-top computer. We help collect medical supplies and medicines, which she distributes from her small apartment, by couriers, to all parts of Cuba. We assist her, and her medical work financially and take in medical supplies for distribution. Medical donations are most welcome..

14 Baptist Pastors and Missionaries Starting Cuban House Churches We assist Pastor, Miguel Romero, who coordinates pastors and missionaries, for Baptist work throughout Cuba. We assist Pastor, Miguel Romero, who coordinates pastors and missionaries, for Baptist work throughout Cuba. In 2008 we helped support and train 40 missionaries, and 10 area coordinator/leaders. These missionaries are beginning house churches in all parts of Cuba in In 2008 we helped support and train 40 missionaries, and 10 area coordinator/leaders. These missionaries are beginning house churches in all parts of Cuba in With no consistent public transportation, these pastors often walk 5-10 miles, to minister to their house churches. Our ministry has sent in money for 20+ bicycles ($110. each). With no consistent public transportation, these pastors often walk 5-10 miles, to minister to their house churches. Our ministry has sent in money for 20+ bicycles ($110. each). Note: Most young pastors and missionaries have less than $10 per month income for their families, their church work, food, travel, and other needs. US/Cuba relationships only allows limited financial aid, but this we do. Note: Most young pastors and missionaries have less than $10 per month income for their families, their church work, food, travel, and other needs. US/Cuba relationships only allows limited financial aid, but this we do. All seminary students in Havana, and Pinar del Rio are required to start house churches. God is moving in incredible ways. All seminary students in Havana, and Pinar del Rio are required to start house churches. God is moving in incredible ways.

15 Pure Water for Our World Working closely with Michael van Hoye (engineer and expert in water purification) we are developing systems both for homes, house churches, and systems for communities. Working closely with Michael van Hoye (engineer and expert in water purification) we are developing systems both for homes, house churches, and systems for communities. We have taken over 400+ home/house church systems into Cuba, and another 100+ into the Yucatan. We have taken over 400+ home/house church systems into Cuba, and another 100+ into the Yucatan. The cost of these water purifications is as follows: The cost of these water purifications is as follows: $100 supplies 99% pure water, for 50 people daily, for 3 years. Translation =one penny per week, for one person. What an incredible missions investment for Eternity! Michael van Hoye, with the University of Texas, Edinburg, is developing a new design in water filters for greater production. These new filters will be available in the spring of 2010, and will be available missions, and communities around the world. Michael van Hoye, with the University of Texas, Edinburg, is developing a new design in water filters for greater production. These new filters will be available in the spring of 2010, and will be available missions, and communities around the world.

16 Invest in Eternity… Invest in Eternity… 1. Come with us on a Study Tour of Israel. Pray for the publication of filming and materials related to Israel, and the Jewishness of Jesus. 2. Come with us on a Mission Trip… Church groups, or individuals are welcome. 3. Give as God leads…Partner with us and touch Eternity. All gifts are used to the Glory of God. You may designate, or give to our overall ministry fund. We encourage participation of churches and organizations. Our ministry is a 501-c-3 entity. Thanks for your time, and prayerful consideration! Back to Home Page…Click Here

17 Bob C. Ross Ministry Board Norma Leavitt, Dallas, TX Nelda Sifford, Plano, TX Barbara Ross, Plano, TX Ron Skaggs, Plano, TX Michael Ross, Dallas, TX Charles Flint, Plano, TX Brent Markham, Allen, TX bob ross, servant-director

18 Contact Us… Contact Us… Bob C. Ross Ministries 2824 Kyle Drive Plano, TX


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