Into All the World: Volume 10, Issue 8

GOOD NEWS FROM MERIDA, YUCATAN

Bill and Jennifer Green, Missionaries to the Deaf

As in many churches around the world, COVID prompted new ministries for us using the internet. During the “lockdown” we posted three videos a week. We started livestreaming the preaching every Wednesday night and then posting it onto Facebook making it available online. Jennifer started teaching an online Ladies Deaf Bible study on Monday nights with two missionary ladies from other parts of Mexico. This fall, I have agreed to teach a class in an online Baptist Bible Institute for the Deaf located in Chiapas, Mexico. Please pray that God will continue to bless these new methods of reaching and training the Deaf for Christ.

On Saturday July 31, I had the privilege of baptizing one of our newer young men. Kevin had accepted Christ as his Savior back in November and has been slowly growing in the knowledge and grace of our Lord. When it came to being obedient in baptism, though, Kevin always hesitated. He finally surrendered to the Lord’s will and was baptized in the new baptismal at the Potter’s House Baptist Church. This is a hearing church plant that God allowed us to help start in 2018-19. The church is doing well under national pastor, Mario Caballos, who is a valued friend. We thank God for the great day we had and ask that you pray that Kevin will have a strong desire to always be obedient to God.


BIO FALL MEETING

Office News

We are looking forward to our annual BIO Fall Meeting in Fostoria, OH. The conference is set for October 21-22. Please visit biomeetings.org and make plans to attend! The theme is Serving as Senders. We have a great line up of speakers and good music lined up. We are thankful for Dillon Road Baptist Church; they are hosting this meeting.

There will be a SMART Module dealing with cross-cultural ministry on October 20.

We thank you for your partnership with us and our missionaries. COVID continues to be a challenge in many countries. In spite of today’s challenges, the work of God continues around the world through your prayers and support.


Thailand Bound!

Jeremy and Ling Meir

The [country where we were serving] will remain closed for at least another year, but the Lord has opened the door for us to make a move to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Praise the Lord; we have the visa that is needed! We are now waiting for a Certificate of Entry (COE). We are hoping to get it this week. If all goes according to plan, we will fly out to Bangkok on September 8.

We will have to stay 14 days in quarantine. After quarantine is finished, we will make our way to Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai has many [people we were working with]! We will lead Bible studies. We want to see people come to know Christ and grow in the Lord.

We are hoping that this will be a temporary move. Our heart is still in [our previous country] and with the work that we started. It breaks our hearts that we cannot return at this time. However, this is out of our control. So, we are hoping to see God do some great things in Thailand until the border of [of our country] opens and we are allowed to return.

Posted in Into All The World | Comments closed

Dr. Richard Vick With the Lord

Our founder and friend Dr. Richard Vick passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Monday, June 22, 2020. As a missionary who traveled the world and worked in several countries, he took his final trip to be with the Lord that he lived his life to serve.

Receiving of friends will take place at Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Tennessee on Tuesday, June 30 from 5-7p. Funeral service to follow at the church.

Dr. Vick will be laid to rest in Maynardville, Tennessee next to Mrs. Joyce Vick. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday July 1.

Faith Baptist Church
118 Colossians Ct.
Jefferson City, TN
865-475-7608
www.FaithBaptist.net

The service will be live-streamed from the church’s website and Facebook page.

Posted in News | Comments closed

Dr. Neal Beard Services

Dr. Neal Beard, a dear friend of BIO and former executive council member, passed away last week. His obituary and funeral service are available at the funeral home website. Service to be held today at 1 pm eastern time.

Posted in News | Comments closed

An Update on Our Missionaries and COVID-19

BIO president, John Yingling, offers an encouraging word about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting our missionaries around the world.

At this time, none of our missionaries are known to have the virus. Of course that could change. Pray for them.

In this video you will see how God is working in the ministry of one of our missionaries as a direct result of the quarantining that is taking place in Nigeria. You will also be encouraged to continue supporting your missionaries through prayer and finances.

May God bless you as you serve Him while ministering to the missionaries you support.

Posted in News | Comments closed

The Wonderful Gospel Message

By Wale Orekan, Nigeria

Happy New Year! We praise the Lord for another year to serve Him together with you. Thank you, for your faithful prayers and support. Your partnership enables us to preach the wonderful Gospel message.

Praise the Lord for our recent deaf conference. We had 68 in attendance. This was probably the lowest attended conference; yet, we had four great days of fellowship. There were three people who made professions of faith, and everyone else rededicated themselves to the Lord.

Please pray for the family of this young lady who died in a terrible car accident. She was a member of Berean Independent Baptist Church and a faithful camper to Camp Hope. I praise the Lord that she heard the wonderful Gospel message in time!

We thank God for the success of our New Year’s Eve service. This was the first time that we had it at the Deaf Center. This is a new building. This center is on the outskirts of Abeokuta. There were 170 Deaf that attended. Almost one-third of these were first time visitors. A simple salvation message was preached. Several hands were raised for salvation. We collected their contact information and will deal with them individually. It is very important that we have the time to make sure they understand the wonderful Gospel message. Please pray about this.

The Lord gave me the opportunity to lead Ekundayo to Christ. This man came up to me while I was waiting for someone else. He looked so sad and troubled. The first thing that he asked me was, “How can a man be happy?”

I shared portions of Scripture with him from the Book of Ecclesiastes and from Psalm 1. I told him that without Christ there is no happiness on Earth. I then preached the wonderful Gospel message to him. His heart was receptive. He wanted to be saved immediately. Please pray for him; he has gone through a lot in life. His name Ekundayo means my tears have turned to joy! How marvelous!

We are relocating to Abuja this week as mentioned in my last letter. We praise the Lord for providing a significant portion of this cost through faithful supporters. God is good! Please pray for us as we move and re- settle. We are excited. We look forward to what God has for us in Abuja, as we preach the wonderful Gospel message!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support. We love you and pray for you!

Posted in News | Tagged | Comments closed