It was a trip to India and the dedication of a church building there which began our journey in missions. The church Paul was pastoring in Pennsylvania paid to build a little village church in India, and the nationals there insisted he make the trip to dedicate the building in February 1986. It was Paul’s first international trip and proved to be life-changing. During the trip, the Lord broke his heart for the lost in India and around the world. A short time later, we both surrendered our lives to serve the Lord in missions and joined BIMI in June 1986. Since then, we have worked in Singapore, Australia, and since 1994 in Fiji, home to more than 900,000 people. Our four sons and their families are also missionaries in the South Pacific. They were all involved in our mission work in their formative years and now have ministries of their own. Paul, Jr, Scot, and Josh serve in Fiji. Joel and his family are missionaries to Kiribati.
The goals of our ministry are to win the lost, disciple believers, establish churches, and train nationals to do the work of the ministry. The islands of the sea are often neglected in favor of larger population centers. But there are thousands in the South Pacific who need to know the Saviour. We are thankful that the Lord has used us to win many to Christ, train them in the ways of the Lord, and establish churches in Lautoka and Raki Raki, Fiji, as well as assisting in several other church plants. He is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” I Peter 3:9