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and who are going out to start a new church.

For years, this list has averaged more than 100
names per year and sometimes many more.

The spirit of the Martins is the same spirit of
many BIMI missionaries whether they serve in
fruitful places or harder areas.

Bruce Rice has spent over 30 years in ministry
on the island of Mindanao. God continues to
bless the churches they have been able to start
and the students they have been able to train in
their Bible college. In recent years the Lord put
a new area on his heart. What a blessing it was
to be able to see one of their first services a few
years ago and to listen to Brother Rice’s burden
for the people in that area! On a later visit it
was amazing to see that they had outgrown
their building and expanded by building next
door. The service was full of people whose
lives have been changed by the power of God’s
saving grace.

God’s Grace in Other Asian Fields
Over the past eight years, I have been
privileged to visit all of our Asia and North
Pacific missionaries. I have seen them laboring
to win souls and to establish churches that will
continue long after the missionary is gone. I
have visited them after terrible disasters such
as earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons. I have
listened to their burdens of reaching more
people and starting more churches. I have
also seen the result of their vision when on a
return visit I saw a new and thriving group of
believers gathering to worship our Lord.

34 My heart is stirred each time I visit our Far
East family and visit their growing churches.

God is at work in the ministries of the Doug
Sisson family in southern Philippines, the
Henry Ward family in Japan, the Andrew
Au family in Hong Kong, the Jason Ritchie
family in Mongolia, the Jon Flowers family in
Taiwan, the Roger Workman family in Tinian,
the Kevin Akana family in Hawaii, and many
other families throughout Asia. Everywhere
these dear servants of God go, the Gospel is
preached and God’s grace is evident in changed
lives and souls saved!
For the past ten years, our missionaries serving
in Asia and the North Pacific reported more
than 13,500 salvation decisions and 100 new
churches started annually. God also blessed
us with a dozen new families who arrived
on the field. It is wonderful to consider that
BIMI worldwide has averaged over 500 people
coming to Christ each week over that same ten
year period.

We rejoice in what God is doing, but there are
so many more who need to be reached! The
truth remains—The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few! Each time I travel
through cities such as Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul,
Hong Kong, Taipei, and Manila, I am reminded
that there is a great need of Gospel preachers!
Will you help us pray for laborers in Asia, the
North Pacific, and the world? Others still need
to experience the saving grace of God! What
would keep you from coming to help us? W

Home with the Lord
Well done, thou good and faithful servant (Matthew 25:21).

Retired Missionary Fred (Freddie) Crowe (76) went Home to be with the
Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Freddie and his first wife Aileen (who went
Home to be with Lord
in 2017) joined BIMI in
1965. They were some of
Memorial Gifts have been
the first missionaries to
received in memory of
Nicaragua. In Nicaragua,
Freddie served as the
David West by Bible Baptist Church
director of a large camp ministry.

Rev. Stanley Hartung by Bible Baptist Church
Freddie and Aileen served faithfully for
James Houser by Bible Baptist Church
42 years in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and in
Lamar Palmer by Sonlight Baptist Church
Steve Marine by Patricia Henderson
Hispanic ministries in the United States.

Charles Pelfrey by Patricia Henderson
Freddie and his second wife, Connie,
Barbara Davis by Patricia Henderson
were members of Middle Road Baptist
William Godfrey by Philadelphia Baptist Church
Millard Hooper by Faith Baptist Church
Church in Hixson, Tennessee.

Marge Van Liew by Bible Baptist Church
Martha Kunberger by Janice Pogue
Jamie Lankford by Patricia Henderson
Clyde White by Sinking Springs Baptist Church
Catherine Feight by Bible Baptist Church
JW Craddock by Quebeck Baptist Church
Clyde Simpson by Joseph Wade
Betty Saunders by Faith Baptist Church
Charlene Phillips by Mr & Mrs Raymond Sowards
Joshua Kelsey by Jerry Kelsey
Nick Polivka by Sherry Davis
Mark Eldridge by Mr & Mrs Eldridge, Mr & Mrs John Vanholstyn
Kathleen Solomon by Gary Solomon, Heather Solomon
Vida Sabino by Don & Deborah Beard, Elizabeth Sabino
Peggy Evans by Donna Leithmann, Mr & Mrs Howard Bowden
Carol Ackerle by Marsha Dayton, Janice Boyer, Karen
Boniface, Beverly Loftis, James Phillips Jr
Abbie Kilpatrick by Shirley Perry, CJ & Betty Little, MR & MRS
John Barnes, Mr & Mrs James Amrhein,
Sheila Reed, Mr & Mrs Thomas Childers,
Bonnie Uber, Melinda Chatham, Network
TwentyOne, Ken Meyer, James Kilpatrick,
Janice Nolind, Jeannie LaBarbera
Dr. John Halsey by Planworx Architecture, Edward Sims, South
Charlotte Baptist Church & Academy, Mrs
Susan Poling, Kathryn Warren, John E
George, David Pyle, Paul Pearson, Marianne
Westrich, Lisa Joyner, Lee Baynor, Rufus
White Sr, Great Hope Baptist Church, Hilda
Cooper, Wanda Weatherly, Kerry Emmons,
Greg & Barbara Pedder, Brian & Renee
Hemric, Audrey Hoffman
Dr. Ray Thompson by Terry & Kaye Jones, Margaret A Stringer,
Valley Forge Baptist Temple, Nancye
Alloway, Mr & Mrs Gerald Judd, Bob &
Jennifer Larson, Henrita Barber, Bible Baptist
Church, Mr & Mrs Verl Taylor, Ken & Nancy
Lalman, East Ridge Family Dental LLC, One
Another Ministries Int’l
BIMI Missionary Yvette Huestis
went Home to be with her Savior on
Saturday, December 7,
2019. Yvette served the
Lord faithfully for 34 years
in Brazil with her husband,
Steve. The
Huestises met while in college at
Tennessee Temple, and
they recently celebrated
35 years of marriage.

They have been instrumental as church
planters in Mato Grosso, Brazil. In
February 2018, Yvette was diagnosed
with an aggressive brain cancer called
Glioblastoma. After being faced with the
decision to either stay in Brazil or leave
the field to seek treatment elsewhere,
they chose to remain on the field. While
Yvette endured brain surgery to remove
a tumor and radiation therapy, God
sustained them as they remained faithful
to His calling in Brazil. God’s goodness
has been evident throughout Yvette’s
life, ministry, and the lives of their four
children serving in ministry.

Number 2, 2020