Combined my wife Mimi and I have been in the ministry for a little over 20 years. We have given our lives to God’s Great Commission. We are both saved, my wife since she was 13 years old and myself since I was 16 years old. We have twin children Nikki and Logan (age 8). Nikki has recently accepted Christ as her Savior, and we are still praying for understanding for Logan. We served as missionaries to the country of Botswana for many years, and have maintained a ministry there since 1998. We are Independent Baptist Missionaries sent out of Henery Baptist Church in McDonough, GA. and served under the banner of Baptist International Outreach.
Mimi and I have been called to become the directors of Joyce’s Kids, a ministry that provides a way for not only us but your B.I.O. Missionaries to minister to the needs of disabled children all over the world. God has called us into the ministry of reaching one f the largest unreached people groups in the world … the Deaf.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes its hard to believe that after 2000+ years since Christ’s ascension into Heaven, there can be unreached in the world? Let me introduce you to one set of people that are truly unreached. The Deaf of this world is the largest unreached people group. What! How can you make such a claim you may be thinking? Let’s look at some facts:
- According to the World Health Organization, over 5% of the world’s population has a disabling hearing loss.
- The World Deaf Federation reports that only about 1-2% of the Deaf receive an education in Sign Language.
- It is estimated according to many of the organizations such as Joyce’s Kids, Silent Word Ministries, and many others, that only about 2% of the Deaf in the world have a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
All of this combined qualifies the Deaf as an Unreached people group.
We would ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us, and allow us to serve as your missionaries.
Mimi and I are already performing the work of this ministry and have begun to establish ourselves as the Directors of Joyce’s Kids. We have surrendered to the calling and hope as time goes on to be in foreign countries as much as much as we are in America.
We will also be assuming the role of Missionaries to Botswana again as well until God calls a missionary to go there and take over the work. I plan to visit once a year for an extended period, to maintain the momentum that is there now.
We will also serve in a great role in our school in Ethiopia, as the Deaf, there has no American missionary to serve them at this time.
The work is great, and we hope that we will be able to come and share our ministry and passion with you and your church and develop a partnership that will change the lives of these Deaf people all over the world.
About our Support:
Currently, we are at around 20% of the support needed to fully engage in the mission the Lord has laid out for us. We will not receive a salary for the position, and we will be supported by independent churches like yours. We look at deputation, not as a burden, but as an opportunity for ministry. Jim Eliot said, “Wherever you are be all there, live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the perfect will of God.” We have adopted this philosophy, and believe whether we are on deputation or on the field we are missionaries.
We are available for Mission Conferences, Church Meetings, social engagements with small groups, school projects, and ministerial education classes. If you would like to book us for meetings, please email me anytime!