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).
Missionary Karl Andersson’s Original Missions Poster
Brother Karl Andersson, missionary out of Bodine Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, attended the Rodgers Baptist Church Missions Conference in 1991. The conference was his very first experience as a new missionary. He came to the conference with this poster, purchased from Office Depot for $1.50, on which he constructed his first presentation to use in his deputation. Karl also brought with him 50 copies of a letter of introduction written by his pastor, Joe Hocking, with instructions to “give this letter to any pastor who knows me.”
In a phone conversation with his pastor after the first day, Karl sounded somewhat discouraged and out of place. He said he could not eat. [For those who know Karl Andersson also know that his appetite is always current and he can usually consume a lot of food.] His pastor encouraged him to stay for the conference. The Lord intervened that evening when three preachers, Brothers Wayne Shea, Larry Potts and the late Ed Eitelman invited Karl to go with them for some ice cream. That not only broke the ice, but gave him his first appointments to begin his deputation. The rest is history, with pastors and independent Baptist churches all over the U.S. and Canada inviting him to present his mission work and helping to raise his needed support in record time.
The Rodgers Baptist Church Missions Conference proved to be one of the most significant experiences Karl Andersson had to enter his missionary journey. Today, 21 years later, Karl is faithfully serving in Izena, Okinawa, JAPAN with his wife, Masayo and his three children, Joshua, Hannah and Maria.
Bro Joe Hocking
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
Letter from 17 Dec 2018:
Dear friends, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Gwen and I just wanted to share with you a special thanks:
Words can’t express how grateful we are for the friendships we have with you; your prayers for us have made such a difference in our lives. The last year or so has been particularly tough for us family wise. A year ago this time Gwen was recovering from cancer surgery that the Lord so graciously brought her through. At the same time her mother was going thru chemo treatments which ended in late Jun, then in September we brought Gwen’s parents here so Gwen could care for her; last month Gwen’s mother went to be with the Lord.
Thru these trying times the Lord has given us such an abundance of grace. Watching my wife so tenderly care for her mother was such an example of how God sustains us through trials with a strength we could not even imagine.
Your prayers and care for us have been part of the gloriously divine work, and we thank you so much.!! All is well
We pray the Lord gives you the most blessed Christmas and the Happiest New Year!!
Rey & Gwen 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 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 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|