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materials available for 2006 international missions Emphasis month

ANTIOCH, TN—Materials for International Missions Emphasis Month and the
World Missions Offering based on the 2006 theme, Every Tribe . . . Every Nation, are now available. Similar to the toolkit provided for 2005, the free pastor’s/leader’s manual contains a themed sermon starter, children’s sermons, and other helpful resources. The National Association has designated April as International Missions Emphasis Month. Theme oriented bulletin inserts, bulletin covers, offering envelopes, and banners are designed to assist churches in highlighting missions throughout the month. Children’s coloring pages and
theme art can be downloaded from the IM website.

New material this year includes “How to Have a Missions Banquet.” Disposable
placemats and napkins are available to enhance this experience. “We determined to have supplies available by the end of 2005,” says Mark McPeak, director of communications, “after discovering some churches have their emphasis early in the year. Materials are undated, allowing for use whenever the church calendar dictates.”

The World Missions Offering culminates the month-long emphasis on the last Sunday of April. Offering envelopes are available to help designate giving for the WMO. Visit the International Missions website at and click on the IMEM/WMO button to download art and order materials for emphasis month.


ANTIOCH, TN The following missionary accounts are in the red at this time:

Bailey (Japan) . . . . . . . . . . . . .483.23
Corley (Russia) . . . . . . . . . . 1,695.68
Davison (France) . . . . . . . .14,166.02
Emerick (Central Asia) . . . . .7,272.54
Gibbs (France) . . . . . . . . . . 2,690.62
Owen (Uruguay) . . . . . . . . 14,658.05
Smith (Spain) . . . . . . . . . . 11,118.15
Snow (Japan) . . . . . . . . . . 17,344.33
Teague (France) . . . . . . . . 14,883.38
Turnbough, J (Spain) . . . . . .3,416.19
Turnbough, M (Spain) . . . . . 1,447.37
Bible Institute (India) . . . . . .4,036.81
Warren (France) . . . . . . . . . .4,122.23

Gifts to these and other accounts can be made online at or by sending donations to:

FWB International Missions
PO Box 5002
Antioch, TN 37011-5002.


VILLALBA, SPAIN More than 60 people gathered beside a local river on Sunday, September 4, to witness the baptism of three young women. Jhon Fredy, the Villalba congregation’s pastor-in-training, gave a clear gospel presentation to unsaved family members and friends present.

The national diversity of the three baptized reflects the diversity of the church. Carmen (Spanish), Daiana (Romanian), and Luz Elena (Colombian) gave their individual testimonies of coming to faith in Christ and the change He has made in their lives.


MADRID, SPAIN Director of Field Operations Steve Lytle and his wife Judy traveled to Spain on September 13. Steve and Judy visited the missionary families in Spain (Johnson, McVay, Donahue and Edgmon) and each of the FWB churches in the Madrid area. On September 17, the executive committee (Lytle, Spanish pastor José Manuel Parrón and Uruguayan pastor Gerardo Acevedo) of the International Fellowship of Free Will Baptist Churches met. Steve spoke at the Villalba and Colmenar Viejo churches on September 18, while Gerardo preached at José Manuel’s church the same day.

On September 22, the Lytles traveled to France with Sam and June McVay and met with Steve Riggs, Jerry Gibbs, and Dennis Teague at Biarritz for a time of fellowship and to discuss the International Fellowship meeting scheduled for 2007 in France and
Spain. The couple then traveled to Nantes with Steve, Jerry, and Dennis and spent the next week visiting the missionaries in Nantes, Saint Nazaire, Saint Sebastien,
Albertville, and Aix-en-Provence before returning to Spain the first weekend of October for a service at José Manuel’s church in Alcala de Henares on October 2.

“There were many highlights for us on this trip,” Steve said. “In addition to visiting our missionaries in France and Spain, visiting believers in several churches, and sightseeing historical and scenic areas of both countries, we participated in a prayer walk in Alpedrete, Spain, where the Johnsons and Edgmons are beginning a new church planting

Steve and Judy urge believers to pray for France and Spain since both countries have fewer than one percent evangelical believers. The Lytles returned to the States
October 4.












ATLANTA, GA The International Training Alliance (ITA) Council was established on Saturday, October 15, 2005, with representatives from the following partnering mission
organizations: Wycliffe Bible Translators, Operation Mobilization, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Caleb, Tentmakers, and Free Will Baptists. David Cummings, former international president of Wycliffe Bible Translators was elected President.

The partnership between these Groups allows them to take advantage of the wisdom and
experience of the leaders of each organization. The partnership agreement is for a four year term. At the end of that time ITA and FWBIM will reevaluate the agreement.

Jeff Turnbough, missionary to Spain, participated in the meeting and training. According to Turnbough, “An integral part of our work is leadership development, and that is at the heart of the International Training Alliance.” Missionaries to France Robert Bryan and Dennis Teague also participated in the weeklong LMC training classes.

Bryan called the course “an indispensable part of our leadership development program in France.”
ITA’s purpose is to provide leadership training for mission and national leaders around the world. FWB missionaries attended the “Leadership Matters Course” at the
Operation Mobilization headquarters near Atlanta following the formation of the partnership. The next LMC will be in São Paulo, Brazil, and missionaries Jeff and Susan Turnbough will participate. Courses are planned for Cameroon (Africa),
Capetown (South Africa), Katmandu (Nepal), France, Brisbane (Australia), and Manila (Philippines) in 2006.

The course focuses on practical leadership skills: confidence, biblical relationships, communication, motivation, management, ministry, creative thinking, decisionmaking, public relations, and enthusiasm. The course does not include biblical or
theological training, allowing denominational entities to maintain their distinctives.


ANTIOCH, TN Missionaries to Côte d’Ivoire gathered at the International Missions office in Antioch, Tennessee, on October 11. Those not already on stateside assignment had been directed to leave the war-torn country in August. They met with Regional Director Clint Morgan, General Director James Forlines, and Director of Field Operations Steve Lytle.

Alice Smith, Jerry and Carol Pinkerton, and Verlin and Debbie Anderson wanted to establish a timeline for returning to their country of ministry. Unless war is declared, or it is determined the missionaries’ presence would endanger Ivorians, the Pinkertons will return to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on December 26. The Andersons and Miss Smith are making arrangements to return to the African nation in January 2006.









©2005 ONE Magazine, National Association of Free Will Baptists