Into All The World: Volume 7, Issue 8

“Tell me! How can I know?”

By Jason and Kate Christiansen, Missionaries to Muslims

I met Gezawy in a coffee shop as we normally do. Shortly into our conversation I asked him, “Tell me something you would like to do before you die.” He began telling me how he wanted to know for sure that he was going to heaven. It was obviously something weighing very heavy on his heart. I told him that God wants him to know for sure (1 John 5:13) and that as a Christian I am 100% sure I will go to heaven. He jumped to the edge of his seat, “Tell me! How can I know?” I explained his need for Jesus, and he slumped back into his chair saying, “That is where we part.” So now the battle begins over which is more important – his desire for Islam to be right, or his desire to be saved from hell.

Summer News

By John Yingling

Brother Terry Childers hosted another SMART training. The module taught was Leadership Development. There were six students attending: Chris Radebaugh, Daniel Iwanowycz from Faith Baptist Church, and four from the Sword Deaf Baptist Church in Clinton, TN. If you would like to have a SMART conference at your church contact the BIO office.

We appreciate your continued prayers for Faye Dykes and the Dykes family in light of Dr. Garvin Dykes’ home-going. Faye Dykes was recently appointed International Ambassador for Joyce’s Kids. In this capacity she will continue to raise funds for Joyce’s Kids while consulting and encouraging missionaries working with special needs children in the States and around the world. Contact Faye Dykes if you would like to have her represent Joyce’s Kids in your church.

We are looking forward to our annual meeting in November. Pastor Tommy Aman has graciously offered to host this meeting at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Morrow, GA. Please mark November 14-15 in your calendar and make plans to join us. The theme for the conference is “All Nations.” Dr. Charles Keen of Great Company of Publishers is scheduled to be our keynote speaker. Contact Drury Hotels in Morrow to reserve your room. You will be offered a group rate under the name of Rock Springs Mission Conference.

Signs of Life Here in the US!

By John Yingling

Since 1983, Chris and Lucinda Radebaugh, through Signs of Life Missions, have been sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the Deaf Community. Teaching, printing, and video production are being used to enable the Deaf to have access to material and information that can change their lives for eternity. God is using Chris and Lucinda Radebaugh in the lives of many Deaf in South Africa and other African countries. They are currently home on furlough from South Africa.

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For the first half of their furlough they traveled with their deaf choir. The Lord blessed this time abundantly. Chris writes, “One of our meetings was in Carthage, Missouri. We were scheduled to present our drama at Crossroads Baptist Church. We were excited to see friends in the church, once again. Lucinda and myself, Munya and Granny, and Mosa were looking forward to presenting the drama for the evening service. Upon arrival, we learned that a deaf man named Mpu, his deaf wife, and their hearing daughter had traveled from Topeka, Kansas to see Munya and Granny and to meet the rest of us. Mpu and Munya had gone to school together in Zimbabwe, but he had moved to the US with his family several years past. We encouraged Mpu to stay and see the drama. Thankfully, he did! Munya led Mpu to Christ and Granny led his wife to Christ! Imagine, God brought Munya and Granny to the USA so that Mpu and his wife would be able to ‘hear’ the Gospel!”

The deaf choir has returned home, but Chris and Lucinda are still available for meetings through November. Contact the Radebaughs if you would like to have them in your church.

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