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Tom Gentry April 17,1949 - March 10, 2011 BIMI missionary Tom Gentry and his wife, Marguerite, joined the Mission in 1991, serving the Lord in Romania for eighteen years. Tom was a church planter but he will best be remembered for his very large summer camp ministries in Romania and neighboring Moldova. Between 2,000 and 4,000 young people annually attend his Hope for the Future camps. Thousands were saved and today many are serving in the Lord’s work. Eventually some converts were sent from Romania to do mission work in the small African country of Malawi under the banner of Hope for the Future. In fact, Tom and Marguerite’s own daughter and husband are missionaries working in Malawi today. Tom Gentry made his final mission trip after a long bout with cancer. He left Marguerite and his seven children to be with his Lord on the afternoon of March 10, 2011. Please pray for Marguerite as she will be traveling back to Romania to help where she can. Dr. Francisco (Paco) Platillero October 4, 1923 - March 17, 2011 Paco was born October 4, 1923, in Alicante, Spain. Former BIMI missionary to Spain Clayton Livengood was instrumental in leading Paco’s father to Christ. Paco and his wife, Nona, spent their lives ministering to others. They joined BIMI in 1974, serving as missionaries to Spain. Later Paco pastored several churches in South Florida. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nona, and their six children. His desire was to have a “passion for God and compassion for people.” Print Edition Available The 32-page print edition of BIMI World is available by subscription or donation. To subscribe to the print edition of BIMI World, browse to www.bimi.org/worldMag/arCurrent.php and look for the BIMI World Magazine Subscription button in the right hand column. Annual Subscription $5.00 (3 issues) 40 BIMI WORLD – Number 2, 2011 Memorial Gifts have been received in memory of: Howard Payne by Killian Hills Baptist Church by Wes & Mary Hunt by Mr. & Mrs. AF Collins Mary Holcombe by Terry Jones Helen Lawrence by Sunset Hills Baptist Church Bob Huffman by Gail Huffman by Paul & Sally Shunk RC Henderson by Texas Grove Baptist Church Bernice Sink by Jeffrey & Tammy Sink Allan Dooley by Mr. & Mrs. Artley Peoples James Meyer by Sue Meyer Raymond Loper by Darlene Williamson by Dessie Meier by Larry Rowe Grace Thelma Woody by Sandra Holder Larry Pharis by Harvest Baptist Church Dr. & Mrs. Lee Roberson by Dr. Ron Sanger Dr. & Mrs. JR Faulkner by Dr. Ron Sanger Dr. G. Carl Green by Dr. Ron Sanger Dr. Douglas Cravens by Dr. Ron Sanger Dr. Robert Burnette by Dr. Ron Sanger Lois Hart by Douglas Brenton Betty Jean Ramsey by Lois Rust Harry Coggin by Phyllis Coggin Howard Payne by First Baptist Church