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Tony Bulawa was saved due to the faithful witness of his
boss. He was invited to the independent Baptist church
of which his boss was a member. In February 1992, Tony
received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was
baptized. After much trial and prayer, his wife, Paula, also
accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized.

The Lord called Tony to preach the Gospel in 1993. Seeking
to be obedient to that call, he enrolled in Bible college. Tony received his formal training for the
ministry there and also received extensive practical training from his home pastor and church.

In September 1993, Tony began praying and talking to his pastor about what he believed to be God’s
call to the mission field of Northern Quebec. During a Sunday evening service, Tony surrendered
to the call of God. Paula also believed this to be the will of God for their lives.

Tony and Paula were approved as missionaries in 1998, serving with Baptist International Missions,
Inc. (BIMI). The Bulawa family moved to Quebec, Canada, in 2000, where they learned the French
language and were involved in church planting. After five years, the Lord led the Bulawa family to
plant the Mountain Side Baptist Church in Surprise, Arizona.

On June 5, 2018, the Board of Trustees voted to have Brother Bulawa serve as the Far North
Director and Audio/Visual Director for BIMI. The Bulawas are excited about the opportunity to
serve the Lord and the BIMI missionaries in the Far North. W
Steve and Kathy Stone have faithfully served with BIMI since
1981. For the past eight years, Brother Steve Stone has served
with distinction as BIMI’s Far North Director. Going forward in
God’s will, Steve accepted the call to take the pastorate of his home
church, Camp Creek Baptist Church in Six Mile, South Carolina.

Please be in prayer for the Stones during this time of transition.

Rooted Strong
By Dan DeLong — Candidate Director
As I introduce the June 2018 Candidate School class of Baptist International Missions,
my thoughts turn to our theme for the year—Deepening Roots, Increasing Fruits.

Our candidates were challenged to consider four ingredients as we looked at what
was necessary to fulfill this theme.

The first and number one ingredient is a love for Christ that must prompt these
future missionaries. It must drive them; it must guide them as they commit their
lives to fulfill the Great Commission.

Second, they must have a faith in Christ as He guides and directs them in the
ministry to which He has called them. Simply put, they must TRUST Him!
The third ingredient needed to carry out God’s command is a persistence, a
steadfastness, and a faithfulness to do what God tells them to do. These are the
characteristics that will keep them rooted strong!
Last, our new pre-fielders were taught a fourth ingredient of the Great Commission,
which is actually the first command—GO! They must GO. The Lord has left them
and you and me with clear instructions in Matthew 28:19 to “Go ye therefore.” These
three words involve the most important aspect of the Great Commission—GO.

My prayer for these candidates is that they remain rooted strong their entire lives
around the Great Commission as they GO to their fields of service. I pray they
never forget Christ loves them and has entrusted them with the Gospel as they
prepare to GO to carry out the Great Commission. May they be rooted strong in
this great endeavor. I introduce to you the June 2018 Candidate School pre-field
missionaries of BIMI. W