Bro Karl Andersson
Missionary to Sweden, previously Izena & Okinawa, Japan, answering the call of the Lord because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).
Karl & Masayo Andersson are faithfully serving in Jonkoping, Sweden
Quarterly letter is available to download here.
Excerpts from the quarterly letter:
“Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ and friends around the world. Greetings in the name of our wonderful Savior Lord Jesus Christ. As I had shared briefly with you in my last prayer letter, the end of last year was very hectic for us. Now that we have been down in the deep south of Sweden for three months, we are getting a little more settled in.
I would like to take some time to share some more details with you. First of all, I would like to take some time to share something about fellowship. After being a missionary in Okinawa and Izena for 21 years, and now back in Sweden, my home country for 3 years (trying to take the precious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to lost people), the one thing I learned through the years is that it is a lonely walk.
Our prayer is, by the grace of God, next year when Bodine BC is celebrating their 75th anniversary of ”Holding forth the word of life”, we would be able to be there and celebrate together with our home church. Also extend our visit, so that we may be able to be with some more of you dear supporting churches for the encouragement in the word of God and have sweet fellowship with Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Will you please pray with us in this matter.
I realize this is a long letter but there is one more thing I need to share with you. Last year a young American was killed trying to take the Gospel to a small Island. A journalist wrote in one of the big Swedish newspaper ”Any missionary who is telling people that Jesus is loving them should be murdered”. These are strong words. They call it freedom of expression, but if you open up the Bibe in public and proclaim what God is saying about homosexulity, they can put you in prison. I am not trying to paint a black picture but that is the reality in Sweden now. So we follow our Lord, asking him for guidance, seeking to find sinners, so that we can share the Gospel and they can be saved. Because an immortal soul is beyond all price.
With love Brother Karl and Masayo
Because Christ loved us first”
Bro. Rey Dove
Working to establish an independent baptist church on the north side of Oklahoma City
Bro. Rey Dove – Northside Mission – Lighthouse Independent Baptist Mission
Excerpts from quarterly letter (download here):
…the reality is, lost souls aren’t promised not even another day, much less another season. Last month, one of our member’s adult son was murdered by a relative… Sadly, in addition to the heartbreak of such a loss, was the funeral itself. It was an example of spiritual emptiness, with no gospel call, not even a passing reference to the need for the sinner to trust Christ as Savior. Our hearts are heavy for our friend and with the great, great need to reach more people with the truths of God’s word.
…Our little work has not seen much activity the last few months. We have spruced
things up following the building renovation so people will know we are still here. We are praying that the Lord will bless our outreach efforts.
…Also, please pray with us for our hurting families, and that the Lord would grant us
souls as we labor, and for our ministry finances. Thank you so much for your prayers
and care for us.
In His care
Bro. Rey Dove”
Faith Purpose Missions
Thru Faith Purpose Missions, we encourage our families, no matter the size, to be willing to adopt a missionary and their family which we support. We encourage support financially but likewise prayerfully and socially thru emails, letters, phone calls, birthday cards, etc. We have seen many deep and long lasting relationships develop between our members and the missionaries they support.
FAITH PURPOSE MISSIONARIES
Foreign Mission Map:
|Foreign Missionaries||Mission Field||Sponsoring Church|
|Becky & Jen Bowling||Philippines||Central Baptist Church|
|Pene Faafouina||Samoa||Metropolitan Baptist Church|
|Kent Gossmeyer||England||Beth Haven Baptist Church|
|Reiner Harper||Toronto, Canada||Grace Bible Baptist Church|
|Tom Hastings||Germany||Hillcrest Baptist Church|
|Bruce Martin||Honduras||Metropolitan Baptist Church|
|Larry Morgan||Ghana, Africa||Spring Valley Baptist Church|
|William Muldoon||New Guinea||Liberty Baptist Tabernacle|
|Tyler Nikkel||Papua New Guinea||Lighthouse Baptist Church|
|Solomon Rao||India||East Side Baptist Church|
|Adam Rosenbalm||Ghana||Bible Way Missionary Baptist|
|Jeremy Rowley||Prince Edward Island, CAN||Vandament Baptist Church|
|Randy Smith||Japan||Independent Baptist Church|
|Dennis Thomas||Latin America Miss.||Midway Baptist Church|
|Frank Tottingham||Australia||Worthington Baptist Church|
|Nathan Wheatley||Spain||Mid-Way Baptist Church|
Home Mission Map:
|Home Missionaries||Mission Field||Sponsoring Church|
|Steve Andres||Missionary to State Fairs||Heritage Baptist Church|
|Calvary Boys Ranch||Eufaula, OK||Calvary Baptist Church|
|Camp Masterson||Borger, TX||Riverview Baptist Church|
|Jean Paul Escalera||Helping churches||Valley Baptist Church|
|Gary Hampton||Nome, Alaska||Rodgers Baptist Church|
|Jason Herndon||Native Indians, New Mexico||Cleburne County BC|
|Brian Hughes||Alaska||Rodgers Baptist Church|
|Dr. Briney||Univ. of Ark. Campus – Fayetteville, AR||Mission Blvd. Baptist Church|