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BAPTIST INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS, INC., 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. OFFICERS/BOARD OF TRUSTEES Mike Norris, Chairman; David Pittman, Vice Chairman; David Snyder, President; JB Godfrey, Vice President; James Butler, Corporate Secretary; Michael Edwards, Treasurer; Tim Butler, Paul Chappell, Brent Coley, Kevin Folger, C.O. Grinstead, Rodney Kelley, Denny Patterson, James Ray, Don Sisk, Rusty Smith, Ray Thompson, Robert Vradenburgh, Robert Wall, Tom Wallace ADMINISTRATION/FIELD DIRECTORS 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, Robert Meyer, James Ray, Jimmy Rose, 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. Mailing Address: PO Box 9 - Harrison, TN 37341 Shipping Address: 8614 Harrison Bay Road - Harrison, TN 37341 Phone: (423) 344-5050 / Fax: (423) 344-4774 Info@bimi.org / www.bimi.org along the street, some of which are indigenous to Honduras and sold by vendors who are lifelong Hondurans. The busyness of life keeps everyone focused on his personal needs and family needs. There is a desire to “get ahead” in life and to simplify daily tasks whenever possible. There are governmental issues on both the local and national levels to deal with. Parents are seeking to educate their children in a way that will most benefit them as they reach adulthood. Although the cultural situation in Honduras may be different from other countries, the conditions I am describing are exactly the same as the rest of the world. Generally, the situation in Honduras is one of people living life without being aware of their need of salvation. As far as the place itself, Honduras is located in Central America. It shares boarders with Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador. It has a very warm climate that produces a variety of tropical vegetation. One of the things I enjoyed most during my visit was the fresh pineapple served with breakfast. The scenery is varied and beautiful. Along with the scenic mountainous regions in the interior, one can enjoy coastal areas with beautiful sandy beaches. There are many things that are different about Honduras when compared to other places in the world—particularly arctic regions. Nonetheless, the one thing that makes this place exactly the same as other places is the fact that it is part of God’s harvest field. Jesus commanded us to go into all the world (Mark 16:15). Thus, Honduras is a place where we have been commanded to preach God’s glorious Gospel message. Honduran people are extremely friendly. Although there was a language barrier for me, I greatly enjoyed their hospitality. I saw old people, middle-aged people, young people, teenagers, children, and babies. There were big people and small people. Some were tall and others were short. Although most everyone had darker skin than mine, there were numerous shades of skin color. Many had long hair, others had short hair, and some had no hair. A large number of people lived in poverty, while just down the road lived the extremely wealthy. There were very religious people working beside those who claimed there is no God. Although Hondurans have many different characteristics, the Adamic nature is exactly the same for every person— in Honduras and the entire world. Generally, the people of Honduras are friendly people who need to experience the reconciling work of Christ because of their sin nature. As I reflected on my trip to Central America, I realized things were “exactly the same but different.” My five senses told me that life there was different than what I am used to, but my Bible told me it was exactly the same as every other part of God’s harvest field. The situation in Honduras calls for laborers who will go to this place and proclaim to the people how they can be reconciled to God by Jesus Christ. W BIMI Canada: 100 Ridgewood Ave. - Guelph, ON N1H 6C5 519-265-1950 Number 2, 2016 BIMI WORLD 3