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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 900 missionaries
with BIMI working in 100 fields of the world.

Mike Norris, Chairman; CO Grinstead, Vice Chairman;
David Snyder, President; JB Godfrey, Vice President;
James Butler, Corporate Secretary; Michael Edwards,
Treasurer; Jeff Amsbaugh, David Bragg, Tim Butler,
Paul Chappell, Kevin Folger, James God, Rodney Kelley,
Denny Patterson, David Pittman, James Ray, Don Sisk,
Rusty Smith, Ray Thompson, Robert Vradenburgh,
Robert Wall, Tom Wallace
David Snyder, General Director; JB Godfrey, Executive
Director; James Butler, International Office Director;
Doug Cunningham, Comptroller; Jeff Alverson,
Military; Gerry Baughman, CAMP BIMI*SMART;
Roger Blevins, South America; Eric Bohman, Africa;
Alan Brooks, Assistant Southeast Asia; Dan DeLong,
Candidate, Deputation; Bob Green, Aviation; Malcolm
Gregory, Assistant South America; William Griffin,
Enrichment; David Harris, Far East; Ed Hembree,
Europe; Terry Jones, Central America; Robert Larson,
USA; Jim Lilley, Estate Planning; Sean Lunday, Brazil;
Steven Maldoff, Southeast Asia; Don Sisk, General
Director Emeritus; Gary Sprunger, Caribbean; Steve
Stone, Far North; Ray Thompson, Executive Director
Emeritus; Carl Vonnoh, CLAIM
REPRESENTATIVES Gailen Abbett, Roy Ackerle, John Bailes, Dennis
Bellew, Ron Bragg, Pat Creed, Bob Green, John Halsey,
Robert Johnson, James Kennard, Mark Logan, Michael
McCombie, James Ray, Jerry Reece, Reggie Rempel,
Clayton Revels, Jimmy Rose, Clayton Shumpert, Ray
Thompson STAFF
Don Arnold, Audio Visuals; Ken Catoe, Printing
Services; John Ramsey, Missionary Finances; Kevin
Wnuk, Computer Services
BIMI World
David Snyder, Executive Editor; Ken Catoe, Editor;
Don Arnold, Production Photographer; Jonathan
Bergen, Designer; Field Editors: John Bailes, USA;
Eric Bohman, Africa; Alan Brooks, Southeast Asia;
Gary Craft, Military; David Harris, Far East; Ed
Johnson, Brazil; Mark Lockhart, Central America; Gary
Sprunger, Caribbean; Steve Stone, Far North; Donald
Thatcher, Europe; Clint Vernoy, South America
Official Publication of
Baptist International Missions, Inc.

All Scripture quotations are from the KJV.

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519-265-1950 through serving others. The ultimate goal of
our ministering to others is the opportunity to
share the Gospel, see people receive Christ, and
thus, bring glory to God. It has been wonderful
to hear about those who have been reached for
Christ in Nepal as our missionaries ministered
to others (see articles on pages 4–13). This was
made possible mainly by the generosity of those
who gave out of a heart of gratitude.

Finally, when we do not focus on ourselves and
our own problems, it enables us to maintain
a balanced perspective about life and
eternity. Life in this world is extremely short.

Conversely, eternity is not just extremely long,
it is forever. Our lives on this earth seem long
when we focus on our problems. However,
when we concentrate on the problem that every
lost person faces—dying without Christ means
an eternity in hell—our perspective changes.

Those things God allows us to acquire while
on earth will one day be corrupted, stolen, or
burnt. Those things we accomplish for the Lord
will last for all eternity (cf., Matthew 6:19–20).

When comparing our time on earth to eternity,
we quickly realize there really is no comparison.

As human beings, it
Blessed be the Lord,
is easy to focus on
who daily loadeth us
material needs and
with benefits,
even the
become unbalanced in
God of
our salvation.

our view of life. But if
Selah. (Psalm 68:19)
we concentrate on the
things of eternity, we
will have a balanced perspective. Jesus said, “seek
ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you”
(Matthew 6:33). Our first priority should not be
our own needs but rather the advancement of
His kingdom.

When problems seem overwhelming, we should
remind ourselves that “it builds character.” But
more importantly, we should remember the
multitudes of people whose problems are much
greater than our own—particularly those people
who are not saved. As we strive to maintain a
balanced perspective of life and eternity, it will be
evident that we have a lot to be thankful for! W
Number 3, 2015