and I saw many saved and worked with people
who had been won to the Lord and discipled by
Anton and Fred Anderson in the days before
the rebellion in the Congo. Linda and I worked
with several other missionary families during
our years in Africa and all of these families are
still dear friends.
After being evacuated from Zaire in 1993,
we were led by the Lord in another direction.
I became pastor of Grace Baptist Church in
Landrum, South Carolina, until 2001. During
this time I also taught missions at Ambassador
Baptist College. Several families were called
into missions during our years at Grace Baptist.
We have had a unique relationship with this
church. It has been our sending church since
we started out in missions and is still that today.
In 2002 I became Far East Director. When
I was asked to serve in the Far East, I told Dr.
Sisk that he had been in the sun too long! We
are Africans and speak French and two African
languages. Going to the Orient did not make
sense to us; however, for the last ten years,
we have loved serving our missionaries and
the churches that send them. We have seen
more people saved than in any ministry in
which we have ever been involved. We have
been able to influence many young people
towards missions. I have also enjoyed teaching
missions at West Coast Baptist College for the
last several years. One of our greatest joys has
been being on the field with our missionary
families and seeing what God has done in
their ministries. We praise the Lord for these
faithful, dedicated servants!
Last summer when I was asked to serve as
Vice President, our hearts were humbled at
the thought of being able to serve with men
like Dr. David Snyder, Dr. Ray Thompson, the
directors, the Home Office staff, and the great
number of our missionaries scattered around
the world. We pray for them and desire to be
their servants in the task of reaching the world
with the Gospel.
I speak in missions conferences from one
end of the United States to the other. For the
ten years I was Far East Director, I preached
not only in the Far East but also all over the
world. We look forward to seeing many of our
missionaries on their fields. Please pray for us.
We want to be a help to Dr. Snyder and the
cause of worldwide evangelism and church
planting through BIMI.
Number 1, 2012