Advent Fundraiser 2023

This Advent season at FBC, we will be raising funds for the two ministries outlined below. We will take a special offering for this fundraiser during the 6 PM service on Christmas Eve, but you can also donate towards this fundraiser any time between now and the end of January. If you have any questions, please contact the FBC office: (541) 447-7717,

Michael & Natalie Zinn

FBC supports the Zinns as missionaries in Israel with Chosen People Ministries. With the current conflict there, the Zinns are busier than ever with helping those in need and sharing the good news of Jesus. The first $2,000 we raise will go to them to support their efforts. To learn more about the work of Chosen People Ministries in Israel, visit their website here. If you wish to give beyond the $2,000 in our fundraiser, see below for instructions on donating directly to the Zinns.

Emanuel Christian Medical Center

The Emanuel center in Chişinău, Moldova seeks to provide medical care from a Christian foundation. Dr. Knower was able to visit them during his trip and see the work they do firsthand. We aim to raise $10,000 to support about 6 months of their new project of supplying free medical care and food to Ukrainian refugees. The video below does not include this refugee project, but it gives a good overview of the center's work in Chişinău.

An article on 11/29/23 from the Moldova Matters newsletter states the following: "Moldova has been instrumental in assisting Ukrainian refugees. As of November, over 113,000 Ukrainian refugees have settled in Moldova, with nearly a million crossing the Moldovan border since the war started in February 2022...'What Moldova has achieved is extraordinary on every level...It's remarkable how they've stepped up, opened their doors, and rushed to assist!'"
This second video gives a window into some of the specific challenges faced by the Ukrainian refugees.

How to Give

To join in our Advent fundraiser for these two ministries, make out your check to “First Baptist Church of Prineville” and write “Advent Fundraiser” in the memo line. We will send the first $2,000 received to the Zinns, and then the remainder to the Emanuel Christian Medical Center, with a goal of reaching $10,000 for them. If you wish to donate directly to the Zinns on your own, follow the instructions below.

To Give Directly to the Zinns:
Write a check to “Chosen People Ministries” and put “Michael & Natalie Zinn” in the memo line.
Chosen People Ministries
241 E. 51st Street
New York, NY 10022


Visit and select the Donate button at the top of the page. Be sure to designate that your donation is for the Zinns.