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by Ray Thompson God's blessings in the Caribbean since my family arrived as missionaries in 1955 are beyond description. Only in eternity will our sending churches and missionaries know what the Lord accomplished through His servants faithfully preaching and teaching His Word. Jean and I were young missionaries who did not know all that the Lord would have us do when we arrived in the Virgin Islands. We knew that the Lord called us, and His church had sent us to evangelize the lost and establish Baptist churches. We did everything we could to proclaim the truth of the Gospel. Personal soul-winning, tract distribution and open-air evangelism were effective. The results of these efforts were realized when Calvary Baptist Church was chartered in 1956 in Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas. The church services were held in an eighteenth century warehouse building that was built during the days of the Buccaneers. Souls were saved and baptized, and the membership grew. Later, the Lord provided property in a prominent location for Calvary's first church building. We began meeting there in May of 1959. 6 BIMI WORLD – Number 3, 2009 As a missionary church planter, all I knew to do was what I had seen Dr. Lee Roberson do when I was in Bible College. Broadcasting the Gospel by radio, as did Dr. Roberson, was an ideal way of reaching those who would never think of attending a church service. We were able to secure thirty minutes of time for a Sunday morning program on the first radio station on the island. The Lord impressed me to name the program the Scripture Truth Broadcast. The power of the truth heard over a radio was verified one Sunday morning through a retired couple who lived on their yacht, which was anchored in the harbor. While having breakfast, they were listening to the radio. The wife said to her husband, “Last night, in my sleep, I kept hearing a man's voice.” While she was speaking, our Sunday broadcast came on the radio, and when she heard my voice she said to her husband, “That's the voice...that's the voice!” They listened to the message, and at