Jeremy Hall - South Africa
Bro. Jeremy Hall and the Project South Africa is a team of like minded men working together to reach South Africa and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ gave the church the task of reaching the world with the Gospel, and He lived the pattern we believe we are to follow to accomplish that task. That pattern is training faithful men who will be able to teach others also. As Jesus poured His life into men to reach the world, we attempt to follow that same example. Our goal isn’t to see the biggest churches built or to start countless ministries. We simply have a desire to invest our lives into young men and women so they will be equipped to do the work of the ministry.
We are here to serve. We want to help all who are interested in taking the needed steps to get them to the place where they are equipped to do what is necessary in ministry.
Mark Sigstad - West Africa
Mark and Linda have been missionaries with BIMI since 1982. When they first went to Nigeria in 1984, their desire for the work in Africa was five-fold: Evangelize, Establish, Edify, Enlist, and Educate.
To reach their goals, they needed to win the lost, establish local churches so they could edify and encourage the believer, enlist the next generation of Christian workers, and then educate them on the field to fulfill their responsibilities to the Lord. The Lord enabled them to accomplish our goals for the past 32 years through our church planting ministry. We thank the Lord that He enabled us to see nine indigenous churches established and functioning in West Africa.
Recently, they have made a change in their ministry. With pressing health issues for both Linda and Mark, they have decided with counsel from BIMI and their home pastor, Mike Holloway of Temple Baptist Church of Kokomo, Indiana, to move to BIMI's ARM ministry.
The plan for the ARM ministry with BIMI will entail the same things they have done in the past, but will be based in Indiana. Their goals will be the following:
1. Evangelize the lost here in the United States and in Africa — The Sigstads plan to make several trips per year to Africa to help the churches there with revivals and special evangelistic campaigns.
2. Encourage the local church and pastor, especially in West Africa — With planned trips to West Africa, they will hold seminars and conferences for the national pastor.
3. Enlist another generation of servants for the Lord in America as well as in Africa — Bro. Mark will preach missions conferences in Bible colleges and local churches as the Lord opens doors here and work with the national pastors in Africa.
4. Educate the next generation of workers — With that in mind, they will be working with Dr. Mike Holloway to develop a curriculum for Baptist College of America (BCA). BCA is a correspondence school. They will help develop the material and will also teach via DVD. They hope to make several trips to Africa each year to teach in seminars and host education concentrated courses for our pastors as well as teach in established Bible schools on the field.
The Sigstads are grateful for our support for their ministry, and trust the Lord will allow them to continue on for Him with your prayers and support. They covet our prayers for their health as we continue to serve the Lord through BIMI's ARM ministry.
Spencer Smith - Kenya
Spencer Smith, his wife Rebekah and their 3 beautiful children are missionaries to the people of Africa. The Lord has called them to be Field Missionaries to Kenya with IBOM (International Baptist Outreach Missions). Their sending church the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, KY. The Lord is doing great things in Kenya and Uganda with IBOM and they would love the opportunity to tell you about it!