Saturday, September 15, 2007

Josiah Stover has arrived.

Here's a great addition to MWBM's family.

Josiah Andrew Stover arrived on Thursday, September 6th, at 7:06 am. He weighed 6 lbs. 7.6 oz. and was
19.5 inches long. He and Sara are doing great and are getting settled in at home now. We are so thankful to the Lord for giving us a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy. We appreciate all of you who have been praying for us during this exciting time in our lives.

Robert, Sara, and Josiah Stover

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ewings in Indonesia

I spoke with Stanley Ewing who was able to get in touch with one of the nationals working with his son Josh. He said they are fine and that the earthquake didn't affect them.

Thank you for your prayers for them and for the people of Indonesia.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Edges on the Amazon

I spoke with the Joe Edge family who told me they had a terrible storm on Friday night. It was thunder, lighting, and very heavy rains with high wind. It turned over a large number of boats and there were several people missing. The Amazon is so big, it can almost create it's own hurricanes.

The Edges have faithfully served on the Amazon, planting churches and starting a Bible Institute. We thank the Lord for missionaries like the Edge family. Over the years their children have all grown up and are away from home. Joe and Lisa have been on the field by themselves now for several years. Visit their website at

Thank you Joe and Lisa for giving yourselves to wholly serve the Lord of the harvest.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ben and Jeannine Millican

We received and email from the Millicans and we need to ask you to please be praying much for Sis. Jeannine. On August the 18th, Sis. Jeannine started seeing double. Her eye doctor sent her on to the Emergency Room, were they found a small tumor on the left lobe of her brain, and at first they thought she had possibly had a stroke as well.
An MRI confirmed that there is a tumor but that she didn’t have a stroke. The tumor is small and a Doctor friend advises them to wait as it could take many years to be a problem. It seems from what they have heard so far, they usually let this type tumor get quite a bit bigger than it is right now before operating. It also seems to be a slow growing type, but again, they are going to have to watch it.
She is out of the hospital and at home now. She went back to the eye doctor yesterday. Although she is still seeing double, she seems to be some better and they believe that God is already answering prayer. I just spoke with Bro. Millican on the phone and they are encouraged and trusting the Lord.
They do thank you in advance for your every prayer for them.
Thank you so much.

Earth Quake and Hurricane

Just a note to thank the Lord and to let you know that none of our MWBM missionaries have been hurt in the recent earth quake in Peru, or hurricane across the Caribbean.

Probably the most affected, that we know about was Sis. Connie Anderson in Haiti. They are fine physically and their home and other building are fine. What did happen is that their gardens and fruit trees have been destroyed. As many of you know, Sis. Connie lives in a remote area in Haiti and they depend a lot on the crops they get from their own harvest. With eleven orphans it can take a lot to feed them, and whatever fruit or vegetables that are coming in at the time are a great help. This will mean more trips off the mountain and more store bought food.

Thank you for your prayers for all our missionaries, and especially for the ones in these affected areas.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Home Going of another Great Veteran Missionary

I know that most of you have already heard by now, but I wanted to write a few lines about BIMI missionary Johnny Todd who was killed in a car wreck on Saturday evening around 7 PM the 11th of Aug. 2007.

Bro. Todd was driving home from a funeral of a church member in one of their works there in Ghana, Africa. He had just talked with his wife on his cell phone twenty three minutes before the wreck. His last words to his dear wife were, "I love you." There was a large truck that broke down in the middle of the highway with no lights or signal of any kind. Bro. Todd was driving and didn't realize the truck was stopped. The doctors said that he and the two nationals with him were killed instantly.

Please pray for his dear wife who has been battling cancer lately. I believe that at least two of their children are missionaries. One of his daughters, Deborah, is the wife of Dwayne Harrison and they are missionaries with us at Macedonia World Baptist Missions and are missionaries in Mali, West Africa.

Some of their other children are here in the USA and are trying to get to Ghana for the funeral of their dear father, who will be buried in Ghana. Please pray because I know it will be difficult coming up with the needed finances to make this long trip.

Bro. Todd and his family have done a tremendous work for God in Africa. Many souls have been saved and churches started because he gave his heart to God and the work in Africa. Missionary Johnny Todd is truly one of the all time great missionaries. We will certainly be praying for the Todd family.

Where are the replacements that will give themselves to God for the work of reaching lost souls? You can't really "replace" great missionaries like Johnny Todd and Terry Anderson, but God has someone to take up the baton of this, the greatest race on earth. The race to reach lost souls before they die without hope!

If God has touched your heart about becoming a missionary, please contact us at Macedonia World Baptist Missions. We would love to be of help to you.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

City Wide Campaign in Bulgaria

I heard from the Jeff Krontz family, missionaries in Bulgaria with MWBM, and they plan to distribute any where from 150,000 to 200,000 John and Romans booklets in the City of Sofia between the 7th – 15th of September. They have a group of 35 people coming from the States to help in this effort.

Each person will receive a John and Romans booklet along with an invitation. The invitation is to the largest auditorium in the city. We have rented one of their hall there. On Saturday, September 15th at 6:00pm they will be preaching the gospel to all that will come and listen. During this time they will be passing out cards to fill out with name, address, phone number for information about all that attend. Those that fill out the card they will receive a whole hardback Bulgarian Bible.

They will also canvas another area of the city that has about 40,000 Gypsies. These John and Romans will have the same flyer but a different date. On Sunday, September 16th at 3:00pm we will have another meeting in this area of the city.

They have done this all over Eastern Europe and Russia with great effect upon each city that it has been done in. Please pray for this outreach to a city that has a little over 2 million people.

Let's trust God with the Krontz family for great things from God in these days!

Amy Mussell

I heard from Missionary Amy Mussell and she is doing well and recovering from her recent surgery and the Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever too. She is quite weak still and it will take some time for her to regain her strength.

She asks for prayer that the Lord will give her the meetings and the last of her support needed so she get get to the field very soon. Many of you missionaries know that that last part sometimes seems like will never come in so you get get to the field of your calling! But it will and God is working and He has things right on tract and on time.

God bless you Sis. Amy and you are in our prayers.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Keith Shumaker in Burkina Faso

I spoke briefly with Bro. Keith today. They are doing well and the Lord is greatly blessing the work there. It is truly amazing how the Lord is saving souls and the work is growing there.

We want to say a big thank you to the Shumakers for being willing to serve the Lord in that far away country of Burkina Faso, Africa. Many lives and families are being saved and added to the churches.

Keep up the wonderful work there Keith and Rebecca.

Visit their website at

Update on Amy Mussell

Amy Mussell is home from the hospital and doing pretty well. Had a lot of soreness and pain but I guess that is to be expected with the surgery. She is going back for a checkup tomorrow.

Thank you all for your prayers on Amy's behalf.

God bless you.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Edges in Brazil

I just talked with Joe Edge on Skype. He and his wife Lisa are doing well there on the Amazon of Brazil. He said they had a lady saved this week and the Lord is blessing them there.

The Edges are veteran missionaries with MWBM and have done a great job in the work of the Lord. They are working in their second church and have a Bible Institute as well. We are really proud of them and the work they are doing. They are not in and easy place, but they are happily serving the Lord there were He has put them.

To the Edges we want to say, we know it hasn't been easy and we thank you for the faithfulness you have shown down through the years.

I know that often we fail to let all of you missionaries how much you mean to us, but we love you dearly and thank God for you.

Visit the Edges website and see what God is doing there on the Amazon.
or write them at

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Pray for Amy Mussell

I know I had asked you to pray for missionary Amy Mussell that has had a bout with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and I'm happy to say that she is much better on that account,

BUT, now they have just found she has a "hot appendix" and they called me on their way to the hospital for an appendectomy so we want to ask you to be in prayer for her.

Amy is the most focused and dedicated single lady missionary I have every meet. She is going through this health issues right now, but soon, will be on her way to opening her very own childrens home in Mexico.

You can check out her website and read more about her minsitry at

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Home Going of Pastor Mace

I wanted to ask you to please pray for the pastor's family and church family of one of our MWBM missionaries, Josh Rankin, missionary to Canada

Their pastor, Pastor Robert Mace went home to be with the Lord and the funeral is this Friday. I believe Bro. Mace was in his forties and died of cancer.

Pray God will be very near to the church and meet every need there as only He can.

Thank you.

The Longs in Honduras

Just wanted to say that it was good to hear from MWBM missionaries, James and Marie Long and to hear that they are getting settled in and are excited about being able to be in Honduras, the country of their calling.

Bro. Long said he is already talking with people in his neighborhood and looking to start a Bible Study right away. He is finding some people that are interested in hearing the gospel and that is always a good thing.

If you can drop them a note to let them know you are praying for them and the new work that is about to begin there, I know it would be an encouragement to them.

Thank you James and Marie for being so willing to leave family and home to carry the gospel message to the precious souls of Honduras. We are praying for you and trusting God to bless you with souls for your labor.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Home Going of Olin Barker

I have been on the road all weekend and only got home a little while ago. I would have liked to have gotten this on here sooner.

On Saturday, July 21st at 7:50 p.m, Olin Barker, father of our North American Field Director Allen Barker, went home to the with the Lord he faithfully served and preached about for so many years. Bro. Olin had battled cancer the last of his life. Bro. Olin Barker has left a great legacy with his son, grandson and great grandson preaching the gospel of Jesus.

We ask that you please pray much for the whole Barker family and especially for Brother Olin's widow. I don't know her name but I know she is facing some lonely days ahead. It's seems the longer we live with someone, the closer we get and the more we miss them, but God can and will meet her needs.

The funeral is tomorrow, Tuesday the 24th, at 2:00 p.m. at Ronda Baptist Tabernacle in Ronda, NC.

Bro. Allen Barker's email address is,

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Stanfords in Japan

MWBM missionary Russ Stanford in Japan wrote and said they were fine after the earthquake there in Japan on Monday. They spent a very uneasy night. The center of the quake was just a few miles north of them.

The train system Bro. Russ uses to get to language school is damaged and it will take them about a month to repair it. It is very hard to get around in that very crowded part of the world and many depend on public transportation like the rail system. They are looking for alternate ways to get to classes.

We thank the Lord for the Stanford family and for what they are doing for the Lord in Japan.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

I also spoke with Missionary Amy Mussell who has a case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. They feel that they caught it in time to help her, but be much in prayer that the Lord will touch and heal her.

Also pray the Lord will continue to open doors and provide everything needed to start the
children’s home in Saltillo. There is much paperwork to obtain for this great need.

Amy, we are praying for your health. Let us know how you progress.

Rodney Lane, Durango Mexico

I just spoke with Rodney Lane, MWBM missionary in the state of Durango, Mexico. He is preaching a meeting for missionary Don Hooks and this is the eleventh night of their meetings. There have been seven saved and one man called to preach. Tomorrow night, Friday, will be the last night ,the Lord willing.

Bro. Lane also asked for prayer for the work they are doing in the mountains. Pray for protection and for the Lord to touch many hearts there as they share the gospel in that somewhat difficult area to carry the Gospel.

Just a word of encouragement to the Lane family, keep up the great work you are doing there for the Lord. We love you.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Amosons in Mexico

I have to add one more post today. I spoke with Russell Amoson today who told me they had their record high of 69 this past Sunday. Wonderful!

Keep up the good work there in Uruapan, Michocan, Mexico!

The Hansards in Alabama

I spoke with the Hansards today on the phone and they had three precious souls saved this past Sunday. They are surely rejoicing about that. They have taken over in a church in Florala, Ala. were the church had dwindled down to nearly no one.

The Hansards served with Macedonia for many years in Indonesia. Brother Hansard has had several eye operations and has had cornea transplants. The health of his eyes wasn't doing well at all in the environment in Indonesia and the Lord has put them here planting churches in the USA. Their prayer is to see the church built up there in Florala, call a pastor and then move to another place where the Lord will use them again.

Keep them in your prayers and you can write them at

Busy is the by-word

Hello to everyone and I was thinking that busy seems to be the by-word of this modern era. It seems there is always more and more to do and still only the same amount of time in the day!

We had a great weekend, even if it had a lot of miles in it. The Lord was good to us and gave us some good meetings. Also went to the funeral of a good friend from our home church, Jack Lance. He died of a stroke at 61, almost 62 years old. Please pray for his family and especially his dear wife.

Here at the office things are going well to get the week started. We have heard from a couple more prospective missionaries to interview, possible next week. Pray about that and pray the Lord will add to us and give us many more missionary families to carry the gospel around the world.

We are hearing some good reports from around the world from different ones of our missionaries. Keep the news coming in and I will try and post some on here soon.

God bless you all.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Have a Great Weekend!

Just a few lines here to especially let our MWBM family know that we are praying for you and trusting the Lord to give you a wonderful weekend. I trust that this weekend several souls will be saved all around the world. Isn't it wonderful that we can pray and trust the Lord knowing that we have a large number of missionaries preaching the gospel in different countries and different languages over the weekend? We are hearing of great things in many countries were people are now hearing and accepting the truth about salvation in Jesus Christ. Thank you for your labor of love, and thank you to the ones that will read this blog and pray with us. You too, are a part of reaching around the world with us with the gospel.

It has been a tremendously busy week and I am about to walk out the door of the office and drive to the other side of Chattanooga, TN for a meeting tonight. Thank you for your prayers for us as we endeavour to do God's will with our lives.

Thank you for all you do for the work of God.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Departure Interview

It's about time to get out of the office and head to church, but I wanted to write a few lines and let you know that we had a good day here at the office. Busy, but good.

The Jason Kenny family had their departure interview today and will be leaving for Chile by the first part of September, the Lord willing. They are a tremendous family and have been greatly blessed and used by the Lord during their time of deputation. Keep them in your prayers as they will have much to do over the next few weeks before boarding their plane for the country of their calling.

To the Kenny family, thank you for your faithfulness and sweet spirit as you have traveled the many thousands of miles on deputation. I know the Lord will greatly use you there in Chile to start some strong churches and see lots of souls saved. Yes, you will have that difficult time of language studies, but you will find it so neat to begin to talk to people in another language and tell them about the love of Christ and what Calvary really means. I'm looking forward to the time I read about your first convert "in Spanish!" Hey, I'm looking forward to talking with you in Spanish too.

God bless you all. We're praying for you, please pray for us.

MWBM around the world.

As I get my day started here in Georgia, I'm looking up and down the world map and praying for our many missionaries in this time zone and other nearby time zones. We're praying the Lord will give you a wonderful day with His blessings on your lives and ministries.

As I look back to the east I realize that we have many other missionaries that are eating their lunch about now, in Africa, England, Ireland, Cyprus and other countries in those time zones.

Looking even farther to the east we have other finishing up there evening meals in Indonesia and other far east countries that I maybe wont name right here.

Then others that have their families getting ready to go to bed on over in Australia, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.

I stop at the international date line, but then also think and pray for many of our missionaries to the west of where I am right now. They will soon be waking up and starting their day as well.

It's wonderful to know that Macedonia World Baptist Missions has a goodly number of precious families that at every hour of the day, are somewhere in this world, working to see souls saved and churches planted. People of many nations accepting Christ and learning to reach their people with the Gospel message that Jesus saves.

Thank you Lord for letting me be a small part of your great plan.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Keep up the good work!

Well, it's 9:11 PM and I think I will call it a day and head to the house. For all of my dear MWBM fellow missionaries, no it isn't always a nine to five here at the office. Thank you for your prayers for us as there seems to be a lot more to do then we can get done, but isn't it that way everywhere in the work of the Lord. The harvest truly is plenteous and the laborers are few.We love you MWBM missionary families and we're praying for you and the work you are doing for the Lord. If it wasn't for you, there wouldn't be a Macedonia World Baptist Mission and thousands of souls around the world wouldn't have the opportunity they have right now to hear the gospel and be saved. God bless every one of you, husbands, wives, young people, and children. You mean so much to us and we are proud of you. Keep up the good work!

Karen Hamby's Kidney stones.

Please pray for Karen Hamby. She is having trouble with kidney stones and has already passed at least one and having trouble with more. They ran several tests today and will let them know more tomorrow about what they are wanting to do for her. She has of course, been in a lot of pain, for over a week now. I'll update you when I know more.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Today I had the great honor of working with Alexander Spear and Kristen Odom in Mini-Orientation. They will be married in August and then begin their deputation as MWBM missionaries to Puerto Rico. Pray for them that the Lord will prepare them and greatly use them during their time of deputation. Also pray as we have one more day of classes in their Orientation. They are out of Liberty Baptist Church in Stockbridge, GA. We are looking forward to seeing God use them to do great things in the days ahead.

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