First Baptist Church of Kenton, Kenton, OH

World Missions

 

Drs. Leroy & Mary Lou Peters, MDIV DMIN

Ethnos 360 Representatives

Midwest Regional Representatives

 

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We were both saved at age thirty four and currently serve as the Mid-West regional representatives for New Tribes Mission. Both are actively participating in ministry here in Dayton, Ohio focusing on establishing and deepening local churches foreign missions ministries. Having served with New Tribes Mission in Colombia for six years they established three local churches, a Bible Institute, and radio ministries. The Peters returned to the United States and presently minister with New Tribes Mission as mission mobilizers representing New Tribes Mission to Churches, Bible Institutes, Seminaries, camps, home groups, Awana, and various other opportunities. Leroy also travels extensively to Latin countries teaching seminars on family, Bible, missions, and many other themes, as well as challenging Latins to get involved in reaching the indigenous of their own country. Leroy also leads mission teams abroad to Latin countries.

 

 

 


 

Wayne and Patsy Gibson

Missionaries with New Tribe Missions

gibsonsWayne and Patsy have dedicated themselves to being used by God in Colombia. Working with a mission organization called New Tribe Missions, they are able to reach out to the Piapocos tribe with the Word of God. Having the unique talent of being able to speak in the native tongue, along with the discipleship training, they have been able to see people come to know the Lord through this ministry. Wayne and Patsy have been ministering in Colombia for 40 years. 

In the past year, they have finished the translation of the New Testament in the Piapoco language.  The printing of this was completed in November of 2019.  This is the first time the Piapocos have ever had God's Word in their own heart language.  Currently, a team has taken the first shipment of these Bibles and is going upriver to do teaching conferences.  How encouraging it is to see them have the Bible in their language and not to have to use a version which they have to translate before teaching.  We look forward to seeing how God is going to use His word to reach this people.  

For more information visit their site at http://usa.ntm.org and prepare to be encouraged.

 

 


 

Tim and Sandy Fink

Bibles International

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Tim and Sandy Fink , along with their son, Daniel, have been serving with Baptist Mid-Missions since 1999. They arrived in Romania in September of 2001, and have been working among the Rroma (Gypsy) population. The Finks are also parents of 3 grown sons, all married, and they have 4 grandchildren.

During the 11 years they have served in Romania, 3 Rroma Baptist churches have been planted in 3 different villages: Osorhei, Cheriu, and Martihaz. The highlight of their mission work was in 2011 when their first national pastor, Losif Teglas, was ordained as the pastor of the church in Osorhei. The Finks have served in various capacities in the last four years.  They transitioned to the position of leading the PEP program, which trains pastors to be more effective, and then were asked to lead the Bibles International program. The Finks are phasing out their work in PEP and will be working full-time leading Bibles International, which focuses on translating God's word into new languages. 

 

  


 

Bryan and Heather MacPhail-Fausey

Baptist Mid-Missions

 

Bryan and Heather have five children. They have two adult sons: Xavier and Alex. The rest of the family includes Ian,  Rebekah, and Phoebe.Macs pic

 

Mission Field: Baptist Mid-Missions is the mission agency for the MacPhail-Fauseys. Bryan and Heather just finished up their first term in Cameroon.  During this term, Heather worked as a teacher at Rainforest International School and Bryan was involved with helping at Ahala Baptist Church, teaching small group Bible studies and also teaching in a local seminary.

Ministry Focus: The main focus of their work includes "the discipleship of believers and the training of Cameroonian national pastors."  A large part of this has been teaching foundational truths of Biblical Counseling.  We were able to send two teams to Cameroon to assist in this in the last 18 months.  One team taught basic counseling issues and the second team continued on teaching on interpersonal and family matters, including topics such a forgiveness among the body of believers.  Bryan and Heather are currently on furlough and will be returning to Cameroon in June of 2020.  We hope to be more involved with them as they have asked to have another team come out in 2021 to expand counseling traning to more churches and to other ministry leaders in Cameroon.

 

 


 

Josif
 
Josef and Maria Teglas- Romania
 
Pastor Josef is a pastor of four churches that have been planted in Cheriu, Tinca, Alesd and Luncsoara.  Currently there is a 5th work under way. The main people group they minister to are the Rroma, who are gypsies. This work is difficult because of their nomadic lifestyle.   In spite of the unsetled nature of this people, God has used Iosif and Maria to establish churches which are pillars to the community.
 
Additionally, Iosif works with Tim Fink to operate a Bible Institute  This program is a modular training program which has two to three sessions yearly which teach various doctrinal matters to pastors.  Each training module has from ten to twenty-five  pastors or leaders who attend.  It has been a great blessing to pastors who do not have the means to go to a regular seminary, enabling them to become more proficient in serving the Lord. 
 
 
 

 
 
Marc and Alison Keetonkeeton family photo
New Tribes Mission Representatives
Papua New Guinea 
 
Marc and Allison serve in Papua New Guinea with Ethnos 360 (formerly New Tribes Mission).  They are in their first term, starting in September of 2018, and Marc is the regional Supply Buyer for the missionaries in the New Britain area.  Allison is helping at a medical clinic run by Ethnos 360.  They have three children:  Andrew, Brandon and Chloe.  Andrew will be a junior this year, Brandon will be in seventh grade and Chole will be in the first grade.
 
Marc and Allison met after they had both been to Paupua, New Guinea, on short-term mission trips there.  Currently, through the efforts of the missionary team, the Keetons serve with four people groups who are hearing the Gospel for the first time - the Pei people, the Amdu people, the Wabuku people and the Wantakia people.
 
Pray for them as some of the teaching also includes teaching them literacy to understand how to read.  
 
 

 


 

Teachout

 

Randy and Kari Teachout, The Pines - Christian Care Center for Children

Welkom, South Africa

 

The Teachouts serve in South Africa at The Pines orphanage.  They are in their first term.  Randy serves as the facilities manager at The Pines.  This role covers everything from fixing a light socket to drilling a new well.  Additionally, they help with youth events and youth group.  The Teachouts have four children:  Kora, Kaleb, Kaitlyn and Kelsey.

Recently, the Teachouts took the children and their family to a "resort" to swim and relax together which was a needed time of refreshment for all, especially as it is the summertime there and temperatures have been in the 90s.  Also, some of the children from The Pines went to summer camp a few weeks ago and two of the teens accepted Christ as their Savior. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Stephen & Eglah Bahago, World of Life, Nigeria Bahago family

 

Stephen and Eglah Bahago serve with Word of Life in Nigeria, where Stephen is the National Director.  The Bahagos have three children:  Tabitha, Pamela and Luc.  Word of Life in Nigeria has a number of different outreaches through schools, camps and evangelistic programs.  They also have a ministry to the Fulani herdsmen. 

In the last year, Stephen's ministry efforts with the Word of Life team reached over 35,000 children in Nigeria.  A part of this is relationships with 30 public schools where they are allowed to minister freely.  Two other main areas of ministry are doing Leadership Training and doing a "21 Day Challenge", where participants are challenged to read the book of John in three weeks and then to do follow-up sessions with them on what they read.