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Doug and Donna Stamper to Kenya

by First Baptist

We were blessed by the presence of our own Missionaries to Kenya on December 3/4.  Doug and Donna were visiting relatives in the states for about a month, especially including their grandchildren in Texas. Doug preached on Sunday and provided a challenge at the annual Worker’s Appreciation Dinner on Monday.  Notably, he preached on Lucifer, […]

Ian & Amanda Richards to Australia

by First Baptist

Ian & Amanda have been sento out of High Street Baptist Church in Springfield Missouri, where they served together before surrendering to be missionaries.  They are graduates of Baptist Bible College with degrees in Intercultural Studies. They have already completed a two-year term in Australia and are now beginning the process of raising support as […]

Jim & Sharon Smith, Generations International Ministry

by First Baptist

The establishment of churches depends heavily on healthy leadership.  The struggles of ministry are best handled when shared with others who have traveled the path of service already.  Generations International serves the servants by mentoring and encouraging them as they minister.  By strengthening pastors and their wives, they effectively multiply church planting efforts all around […]

Daniel and Luz Palavicini, Missionaries to Nicaragua

by First Baptist

Daniel and Luz were both born in Costa Rica and both were save there.  Luz was saved in one of the churches started by Missionary Mark Perdue. They have served the Lord in both Costa Rica and the USA.  They started several Hispanic churches while serving on the staff of Midway Baptist Church in Raleigh, […]

Tom & Lisa Reesor to New Zealand

by First Baptist

Tom & Lisa have been serving in New Zealand and are participants in our Missions Conference this year.  Tom preached the opening message in the conference from the book of Malachi and shared his ministry in the “Lighthouse,” where they’ve seen some dramatic conversions to Christ.  Most recently, they have been focusing on outreach in […]

The Chau Family is Back in Singapore

by Joan

May 17, 2017 Dear Pastor Perdue, We are have slowly adjusted to life in Singapore.  The children are back to doing homeschooling at the church each morning.  They are enjoying getting to know their new culture in Singapore. Last night Benjie finally ate a fish head!  Well he ate the cheeks of a fish head.  […]

Richie and Missy Orrick to Wales

by First Baptist

In Wales, a post-Christian nation, the fastest growing religion is Islam.  77% of the 3,000,000 in Wales claim no religion whatsoever, and most are unfamiliar or resistant to Christianity. Richie and Missy Orrick served previously as missionaries to Wales and are now on deputation with a plan to return to the country by Summer 2018, […]

Pray for Continuing Revival

by First Baptist

Although it hardly seems possible, the revival meetings at First Baptist have now come and gone.  But the memories will be with us as well as the challenges to service, steadfastness, and separation brought by Evangelist Mark Herbster. The Herbsters will be ministering nearby in Lewes, Delaware next week.  We need to hold them up […]

Phil and Vala Long to Madagascar

by First Baptist

Phil served on staff at Baptist Temple in Springfield, MO while completing his education at Baptist Bible College. During this time, he served in a variety ministries; from youth to young adult, and the bus ministry.  Phil surrendered to the mission field in the fall of 2000.  He felt the Lord burdening his heart for […]

Aaron and Chrissie McNeff to Argentina

by First Baptist

Aaron and Chrissie McNeff are graduates of Baptist Bible College and were approved as misisonaries in May of 2014.  They served an internship at High Street Baptist in Springfield MO.  They have two teenage children, Trey and Kiley. The McNeffs plan to go to Argentina.  They believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that God […]