Archive for the ‘Missionary News’ Category

Sarah Sager, Russia

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

“Greetings from Samara, Russia! Thank you for your prayers! I arrived in Russia on Tuesday evening, March 10. I immediately began working at the linguistic center on Wednesday the 11th. So, needless to say, it has been very busy already.”

Mike and Sandie Reap, Philippines

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Visit to the Middle East “It was our first time to go to Oman in the Middle East. We were invited by Pastor Ricardo Reynoso of the Open Bible Baptist Church. A former member of the main work here, George Dairo, migrated with his family to Muscat, Oman and is currently one of the deacons of the church. It was the churches second anniversary. We were there for 11 days and I was given the opportunity to speak 6 times. There were 187 for their anniversary service; 16 professions of faith were made during our stay and four followed the Lord in the waters of baptism. There were eight different nationalities in the anniversary service.”

Benjamin and Jae Parks, South Korea

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

“A Blessed Year, 2014 The year 2014 was another landmark year for our ministry here in S. Korea. We have started two churches, Andong BBC and Sejong BBC.

Gary and Janet Tomberlin, Brazil

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Missionaries to Brazil for 46 years. “God is so good! In our last letter to you we wrote about one of the most recent workers we have helped to prepare to do work for the Lord. Today we want to write about the first worker we helped to prepare after our arrival in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1967.

Kenny and Kalie, Papua New Guinea

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

“Container Arrived Our container, that we shipped before we left the US, arrived in Wau on July 29th. The container took three months to get to PNG and traveled all over Asia before getting here. Thank you for those that prayed for a safe delivery. The container did arrive a week and a half late, but all the paper work was able to be done before hand, so when it docked, all we had to do was pick it up. Kalie and I have enjoyed unpacking and getting our house and my office in order. It has definitely been nice to have furniture again and all the other things that make a house a home.”

Arnold and Leslie Belasco, Spain

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

“One could call these past three years in Spain a good first term. However, since the resignation from a tradesman in a family business, to a Bible college student, followed by a period of deputation, leading to three years on the foreign field, the reality is our first term has been ten years.”

Larry and Dawn, Nelson, Australia

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

“One of our chief desires is for our people to get and maintain a heart for missions – Australian churches planting new churches both in this nation and beyond. This is happening as national churches take the gospel to the ‘regions beyond’. As they follow your own example, in the past 12 months the church in Wanneroo has given substantially to Faith Promise Missions, supporting Australian national church-planters and missionaries. The commitment of our local congregation has grown for which I rejoice in the Lord. After months of planning, we have also sent a team of seven young people to the Islands of Vanuatu to work with a couple of the Australian missionaries. This two-week mission trip was led by our youth pastor, Mark and his wife. Mark has also been preaching in the jungle villages where several adults received Christ and four were baptized, as a new church is being planted. I am looking forward to how these reports will encourage and challenge our people in their witnessing and concern for souls.”

Kenny and Kalie Keck

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

“Getting Culture Every missionary has to adapt to the culture in which God has placed them in order to minister more affectively. As Kalie and I settle in to PNG, we are adapting to the culture. Working alongside my dad with the people I grew up with, I’ve realized that they see me as the missionary’s kid and not a missionary myself. In the New Guinea culture the mark of becoming a man is that he grow a beard, get married and have children. So, since I only met one of these prerequisites, I have been growing a beard, and the children part is up to God. I had a man at church this past Wednesday tell me that now I am a true PNB man. So, the beard must be working. Kalie has enjoyed meeting many ladies, and the ladies at church have also enjoyed seeing Kalie wearing the traditional ladies dress that they call a ‘meriblaus’. They look similar to the Hawaiian mumu dress and are usually vibrant in color and pattern.”

Garry and Nancy Mathney, Romania

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

“Prayer: 1) We plan to put the Layman’s Biblical Handbook on the internet in Romanian. This will be free for the Romanians and it seems as though it is like a gift Nancy and I can give to the whole country of Romania as there is nothing online for free for them to read on the great doctrines of the Bible. There will be over 180 doctrines of the Bible and the plan of salvation is presented in it several times. Please pray that God will use it to open people’s eyes to the need of salvation and what it is.”

Jim and Ari Hirtzel, Vanuatu

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

“The first week of services in 2014 have seen a renewing of the hearts of our people to stand firm in God’s will and follow where He leads. We have seen a number of visitors, some old faces returning and some new, as well as the testimonies of those rededicating their lives and families to the Lord. Please pray that this heart endures and bears fruit throughout this year.”