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Wayne Keelin  (March 11, 1928 — September 24, 2015) was a graduate of Georgetown College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of Tennessee, Memphis Pharmacy School. After 21 years he gave up his occupation as a pharmacist to become a missionary. Wayne and his wife, Hilda, joined BIMI in 1980 and became missionaries to Puerto Rico. They started a church and a school, Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Wayne loved serving others in many ways throughout his life, including praying, encouraging, counseling, teaching, and sharing God’s love with those in all walks of life. He was known for his giving and loving spirit and was loved and respected by many.  Maxime Rioux (January 30, 1952 — October 4, 2015) went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 4, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Maxime and his wife, Jocelyne, joined BIMI in 2001 and served as missionaries in Québec, Canada. Maxime and Jocelyne owned a hardware store when a missionary witnessed to them. Maxime accepted the Lord and became overwhelmingly burdened for his family and for the Province of Québec. He sold his business in order to be free to witness. He took the Bible courses offered in French by BIMI missionary Dr. Gerald Pauley and began to preach. The Pauleys convinced the Riouxs to join BIMI and helped them raise support in order to do a work in their home area. Their church regularly has between 40 and 50 people. Wilma J. Marsh (January 10, 1932 — December 3, 2015) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2015, in her home. Wilma was married to Paul N. Marsh and together they served in the ministry for more than 50 years and 40 of those years as missionaries with BIMI. The Marshes began their ministry in Mexico and later moved to Guatemala. Their son, Joel, worked with them in establishing ten churches. In 1981 a Bible institute was established. Graduates are now serving as pastors and missionaries. After returning to the United States in 2003, they continued to work in establishing churches, planting a Hispanic church in Harrison, Tennessee. Joan Whiteheart (August 26, 1948 — January 7, 2016) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 7, 2016.  She was reared in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a graduate of Piedmont Bible College. Joan joined BIMI in July 1970 and began her missionary service in Nassau, Bahamas. After 16 years in the Bahamas, Joan served 1½ years in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In 1988 she began serving the Lord in Puerto Rico. Her ministries included working as a teacher, soul winner, church pianist, and an AWANA worker. Memorial Gifts have been received in memory of: Virginia Herrell by Wilma Speer by Joshua Wesson by Gene Crosby by Sandra Draughon by Gretchen Vanhouten by Iva Cathey by Rev. Larry Coggins by Jerry Duvall by Leroy Fisher by Vance Campbell by Jim Hensley by Mozelle Henry by Wilma Marsh by Gene Crosby by Bruce Hinkle by Jean Sheffield by by Patricia A Henderson First Baptist Church of Streetsboro Joy Baptist Church Phyllis Broyles Patricia Henderson Total Site Development LLC Terry & Kaye Jones Vera Coggins & Family Bible Baptist Church Bible Baptist Church Patricia Henderson John & Dana Ellison Bible Baptist Church Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Brown Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Brown Berean Independant Baptist Church Mr. & Mrs. James Lollis Belmont Baptist Church Bobby Jarvis by Waco Anderson by Evelyn Porter by Joyce Simpson by Peter Kester by Dr JB Buffington by Howard Barrigar by Elaine Tedrick by by by by Clarence & Elaine Tedrick by Elaine Decker by Elva Elgersma by Shirley Janow by J. Parks by John Jarvis McCormick Ridge Holiness Church Marion Porter Robert Meyer Sandra Kester Mr. & Mrs. James Robson Chester Graham Kenneth Eisses/Hydraulics /Hydrology Alaska District Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tedrick & Family Rebecca Dunbar Dimond Blvd. Baptist Church Kathleen Johnston Pansy Thompson Rosella Rognaldson Patricia Henderson Patricia Henderson Number 1, 2016 BIMI WORLD 27