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by Don Sisk
Four score years ago God brought forth through Pearlie and Charlie
Carlton a wonderful little girl. They named her Virginia Ruth.

Virginia means beautiful and it was and still is appropriate for her.

She is not only beautiful outwardly but more importantly inwardly.

Ruth is a name found in the Bible. Perhaps the most well-known saying
of (the biblical) Ruth was: Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from
following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I
will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God (Ruth 1:16-17). This was a statement
of commitment.

Beside the word commitment in the dictionary, there should be a picture of Virginia. At an
early age as a result of a faithful Sunday school teacher, who incidentally was also her day school
teacher in a little one-room schoolhouse in Kentucky, Virginia committed her soul to Jesus
Christ. When her family moved to Nortonville, she was baptized and joined the Nortonville
Baptist Church.

On June 7, 1952, Virginia committed herself to me, her childhood sweetheart, as my wife. When I
made public my calling to the ministry, she made this commitment, “Since God has called Don to
preach, I want to be the best wife I can possibly be so he can be all that God desires for him to be.”
For 60 years she was a committed pastor’s wife, missionary wife, and mission’s executive wife. In all
of these positions, she excelled. She was a mentor in these various positions for many.

God gave us two children, and Virginia became a committed mother. She loved, nurtured,
and prayed for her children from the day of their births. She was a model mother. When God
began to send grandchildren into her life, she became a committed grandmother. Never did
a day pass that she did not pray for each one by name and need. She was
actively involved in their lives. She was blessed by having seven great
grandchildren. Like all her other positions, she excelled in being a
GREAT – Grandmother.

Several times during her 80 years, she was asked to leave
family, friends, and precious possessions. She obeyed the
Lord, and God wonderfully blessed her and gave peace
and joy.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far
above rubies (Proverbs 31:10). Thank God, I did!
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband
also, and he praiseth her (Proverbs 31:28). And so,
do her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and
countless thousands of others who knew and loved
Virginia Ruth Sisk. W

Mavis Huskey
Retired missionary
went Home to be with the
Lord on July 24, 2017. She and her husband, Clifford, were missionar-
ies to the West Indies before they joined BIMI in 1960 and went to the
Cayman Islands. Due to her poor health, they returned to America where
they worked in USA Missions. After establishing six churches, Clifford was
asked in 1970 to serve as Home Office Director. He served in that capacity
until his retirement in 2000. Mavis was a faithful wife and mother and was
a dedicated servant of God.

Regina Woolard
Missionary went Home peacefully to be
with her Savior on September 12, 2017, after battling cancer for a number
of years. Maceo and Regina joined BIMI in June 2015 as Associate Mis-
sionaries. Their burden was to reach senior citizens in nursing homes and
those living in assisted living facilities. They developed a ministry called
“Bible Time for Seniors” and went across the United States conducting
Gospel meetings in numerous facilities for the elderly. The Woolards also
held seminars to teach other BIMI USA missionaries and church planters
how to reach out to the many unsaved seniors in their towns.

Donald Swaim
Retired BIMI missionary
(87) went Home to
be with the Lord on Friday, June 30, 2017. Donald and Fannie Swaim
joined BIMI in 1981. They served the Lord in Mexico until they started a
new ministry with the Hispanics in America in 1994. Donald and Fannie
retired in 2013.

Kathryn Parsons
Michael Labate
Gillian Lopez
Marvin Woodson
Fay Clay
Betty Hubler
Gary Mixell
Beverly Carr
Melanie Crosslin
Mavis Huskey
Kathryn Parsons
Harold Fisher
Bruce Fugate
Fannie Swaim
Retired BIMI missionary
went Home to be
with the Lord on Monday, August 14, 2017, six and a half weeks after her
husband, Donald, went Home to heaven. Fannie served the Lord faithfully
alongside her husband in Mexico and in the States, reaching out to
Hispanics. She and her husband were BIMI missionaries for 32 years. Their
daughter stated, “They never stopped sharing with everyone they met the
love of their Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Memorial Gifts have been received in memory of
by New Hope Community Church, Queensbury NY
Eugene Auton
by First Baptist Church of Streetsboro OH
Virginia Sisk
by Anita Quillen
Ethel Coffman
by John & Pam Dratnol
Jim Holloway
by William Crowe
Donald Harvley
by Edwin Scott
by Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield PA
by Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield PA
by Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield PA
by Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield PA
by Fairfax Baptist Temple
by James & Ann Trail
Maralyn Morency
by Jim & Gail Kennard
James Harris
by Jeff & Joyce Alverson

by Ray & Jean Thompson
by Beverly Yarusinsky
Kay Stamatis
by Patricia Henderson
Frances Gray
by Patricia Henderson
Jessie Slate
by Tim & Roxanne Leonard
by Bible Baptist Church, New Bloomfield PA
by Patricia Henderson
by Patricia Henderson
by Tom Nehl Truck Co.

by Eric & Charlene Ange
by Vincent & Terri Klco & MD Family
by Rabun Glass & Mirror Co.

by Mr. & Mrs. Dale Laczko
by Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Kreichelt
by J D & Kathy Ray
by Bible Baptist Church, Hixson TN
by Ruby Moore & Sandra Mills
by Sue Chaffin
by Carolyn Horn
by First Baptist Church of Streetsboro OH
by First Baptist Church of Streetsboro OH
by Evangel Baptist Church, Bradenton FL