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important areas of his body, he would not of the people to whom the missionary neglect one area while treating the other. has been sent. The Lord does the saving, Certainly, if it were at all possible, this but He has chosen us as the instruments person would want to address both areas through whom the message of salvation is simultaneously. As we know, there is a to be proclaimed. God will always do His serious disease that affects every area of part but He expects us to do our part first. the world. That disease is called sin. To be Often, until we obey God's will, He is still concerned about the sin problem in one part of the world while overlooking The Lord uses us as tools the other parts is not logical. in His hand but He alone is Furthermore, to neglect certain parts of the world is disobedience the Master Craftsman with to the Great Physician's command the ability to do the work. to make known His saving health among all nations (Psalm 67:2). Going but as we fulfill our role, God takes control into all the world is not an either/or (cf. Joshua 3:12–17). The Lord uses us as consideration but rather an everyone/ tools in His hand but He alone is the Master everywhere commission. Craftsman with the ability to do the work. Finally, we must be extremely We must pray as if everything depends conscious that we cannot do this job in on God (because it does) and work as if our own strength. Jesus reminded us of this everything depends on us (because He has fact when He said, “All power is given unto privileged us with that responsibility)! me in heaven and in earth…lo, I am with From the beginning, BIMI has taken you alway, even unto the end of the world…” seriously the command of our Lord to go (Matthew 28:18–20). Truly, without the into all the world. It is a privilege to partner Lord, we can do nothing (John 15:5). The with churches and individuals who also only way we can experience God's power is realize the importance of this motto—a when we acknowledge our own weakness motto that comes directly from the lips of (2  Corinthians 12:10). We can organize, Jesus Christ. Our Lord's Great Commission plan, prepare, promote, preach and work was not a suggestion for us to consider but endless hours, but if all of these things rather a command for us to obey. Christ's are done in our own strength, nothing directive can indeed be accomplished. eternal will be accomplished. God must However, we must be extremely committed call and equip the missionary; God must to a totally comprehensive approach and be empower and enable the church to send the exceedingly conscious of our need for the missionary; God must work in the hearts One to Whom all power has been given. 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; 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; David Harris, Assistant Far East; 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; Ed Johnson, Brazil; 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 / Info@bimi.org / www.bimi.org / BIMI Canada: P.O. Box 242 - St. Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0 / (519) 664-3242