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Richard Ensley November 9, 1958 — May 17, 2016 Richard went home suddenly to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Richard and his wife, Arlene, were accepted by BIMI in December 1988. They have served in three different locations in southeast Alaska since that time. For a time they ministered to two different communities from a meeting place in Klawock. In the early 1990s they worked to establish Bible Baptist Church in Metlakatla. The last 20 years have been invested in New Hope Baptist Church in the town of Craig on Prince of Wales Island. Geraldine Everett October 24, 1933 — February 18, 2016 Geraldine went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2016.  She and her husband, L.T., and their children, Greg and Melanie, first arrived in Bolivia on July 4, 1969. They lived and served in Bolivia for more than 30 years.  After returning to the States, the Everetts continued to be very involved with the work in Bolivia, assisting and encouraging the Bolivian national pastors and their wives through frequent visits to the field. Her last visit to the field was in July 2015 when she and L.T. participated in the celebration of 50 years of BIMI ministry in Bolivia. Geraldine could not have imagined in 1969 that her ministry of setting an example for the Bolivian believers as a faithful missionary, pastor’s wife, mother, homemaker, teacher—and anything else that came her way—would continue for almost five decades. George Clifford Huestis February 26, 1930 — February 13, 2016 George Clifford Huestis, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Esther May, his wife of 58 years, preceded him in death in 2010. He was a graduate of Houghton College in Houghton, New York. George and Esther first served as missionaries with Wycliffe Translators among the Amazon Indian tribes for 11 years before becoming church planting missionaries with BIMI and serving another 43 years. They were pioneer missionaries in the state of Mato Grosso and were instrumental in opening up new areas to the Gospel along the Trans Amazon Highway BR-163, which stretches north into the Amazon jungle. William MacCallum December 10, 1964 — April 30, 2016 Bill and his wife, Linnea, were saved in 1990 and had a great burden for the deaf. They joined BIMI in 2001 and over the years were involved in several different deaf ministries and in church planting. In 2007 they moved to Frederick, Maryland, to start and establish Crossroad Deaf Baptist Church. While starting the church, Bill and Linnea were involved in teaching ASL classes in local elementary schools and a local community college which gave them opportunities to witness. Through this outreach they would see people come to the church through these classes. Bill also taught at Capital Deaf Baptist College in Silver Spring, Maryland, training deaf men for ministry. After a brief illness, Bill went to be with the Lord on April 30, 2016. At the time of his death, Bill and Linnea were taking steps to start a deaf church in Inverness, Florida. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and a dedicated missionary to the deaf. Number 2, 2016 BIMI WORLD 19