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and faithful servants of the Lord Jesus reminded the church at Corinth, we are Christ. As we fulfill our responsibility, we bought with a price: therefore glorify God can rejoice in the fact that God…giveth the in your body, and in your spirit, which are increase (I Cor. 3:7). Additionally, God God's (I Cor. 6:20). is the One Who will reward us for our While reading this article, you have service to Him. When our work on earth is probably thought of ways in which you done, we can look are or have been involved in forward to the …it is imperative that missions. Maybe your ministry time when each we each fulfill the role is one of plowing or planting one will receive Possibly you God has given to us. or helped watering. distribute Bibles have or his own reward according to his own labour (I Cor. 3:8). assisted with a particular missionary No matter what facet of missions we project. Maybe you are supporting discuss, our focus must always be that of missionaries through prayer or finances planting churches for the glory of God. It or both. Perhaps you have served on a is carnal for us to get caught short-term missions …every act of up in personalities, preach- trip or are presently ing styles and petty issues. obedience toward God serving as a long- When we say, I am of Paul has eternal significance. term missionary. or I am of Apollos (I Cor. Whatever the task, it 3:4), our focus is on man rather than God. is imperative that we each fulfill the role Truly, neither is he that planteth any thing, God has given to us. Although our job may neither he that watereth (I Cor. 3:7). We seem insignificant, we must remember are only tools used by God to accomplish that every act of obedience toward God His will. When it comes to missions, our has eternal significance. As each of us does objective must be the establishment of in- our part individually, and we see what is digenous, autonomous, independent Bap- being done corporately, it is wonderful to tist churches all around the world. As this know that we are labourers together with goal is accomplished, our ultimate purpose God (I Cor. 3:9). of glorifying God will be realized. As Paul BAPTIST INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS, INC., was founded in 1960 as an independent Baptist faith mission. BIMI is a fundamental mission agency, true to the Word of God in doctrine and method. The purpose of BIMI is to assist fundamental Baptist churches in fulfilling our Lord's command to evangelize the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our objectives are to establish indigenous Baptist churches and train national pastors and leaders. There are over 1,000 missionaries with BIMI working in 100 countries of the world. OFFICERS/BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Michael Edwards, Chairman; Scott Wendal, Vice Chairman; David Snyder, President; Ray Thompson, Vice President; James Butler, Corporate Secretary; Al Goss, Treasurer; Jeff Amsbaugh, David Atkinson, Andy Bloom; David Bragg; Paul Chappell; John W. Collier; Michael Creed; Bill Egerdahl; Don Forrester; James God; John Godfrey; Tom Messer; Mike Norris; David Pittman; James Ray; Jim Rushing; Don Sisk; Rusty Smith; Mark Stevens; Jim Townsley; Robert Wall; Tom Wallace ADMINISTRATION / FIELD DIRECTORS: David Snyder, General Director; Ray Thompson, Executive Director; James Butler, International Office Director; John Ramsey, Comptroller; Doug Cunningham, Business Manager; Jeff Alverson, Assistant Military; John Bailes, USA; Gerry Baughman, CAMP BIMI*SMART; Roger Blevins, South America; Eric Bohman, Assistant Africa; Ron Bragg, Africa; Alan Brooks, Assistant Southeast Asia; Pat Creed, Caribbean; J.B. Godfrey, Far East; Bob Green, Candidate and Deputation; William Griffin, Enrichment; Ed Hembree, Assistant Europe; Brant Holladay, Europe; Terry Jones, Central America; James Kennard, Military; Robert Larson, Assistant USA; Jim Lilley, Estate Planning; Robert Meyer, Southeast Asia; Jimmy Rose, Brazil; Don Sisk, General Director Emeritus; Steve Stone, Far North; Gary Sprunger, Assistant Caribbean; Carl Vonnoh, CLAIM REPRESENTATIVES: Roy Ackerle, Gailen Abbett, Les Frazier, Ed Gibson, John Halsey, Robert Johnson, Mark Logan, Michael McCombie, James Ray, Jerry Reece, Reggie Rempel, Clayton Revels, Clayton Shumpert STAFF: Don Arnold, Audio Visuals; Ken Catoe, Printing Services; Alan Robinson, Missionary Services Coordinator; Kevin Wnuk, Computer Services BIMI World: David Snyder, Executive Editor; Ken Catoe, Editor; Don Arnold, Production Photographer; Jonathan Bergen, Designer Field Editors: Eric Bohman, Africa; Alan Brooks, Southeast Asia; Gary Craft, Military; David Harris, Far East; Mark Lockhart, Central America; Coy Shaw, USA; Gary Sprunger, Caribbean; Clint Vernoy, South America; Rob Willoughby, Europe Official Publication of Baptist International Missions, Inc. · All Scripture quotations are from the KJV. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9215 - Chattanooga, TN 37412 / Shipping Address: 8614 Harrison Bay Road - Harrison, TN 37341 / Phone: (423) 344-5050 Fax: (423) 344-4774 / / / BIMI Canada: P.O. Box 242 - St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0 / (519) 664-3242 BIMI WORLD – Number 3, 2010 3