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Faith Baptist Mission & EBM

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to read our previous post, What is Faith’s 100?.  It helps provide some background information for this post.

As you may already know, Evangelical Baptist Mission (EBM) recently dissolved.  This sudden announcement left many missionaries in a difficult position.  At the time of the decision, Faith Baptist Church (FBC) was supporting Chris & Diane Marine, EBM Missionaries currently serving in West Africa.  Our pastor naturally reached out to them and presented them with the option of becoming a part of Faith Baptist Mission (FBM). 

FBC has enjoyed a long relationship with Chris & Diane Marine as they have served the Lord in West Africa.  They are part of our family.  As we began discussing the possibility of them coming under FBM, they were naturally concerned about another family.  This family included an entire team of missionaries that the Lord has put together in West Africa.  Under EBM, the Marines provided leadership to this team as the Regional Coordinator.  The question quickly became, “Can the entire team come under FBM?”

As I write, we are frantically working out all of the necessary details for these missionaries to begin serving under Faith Baptist Mission.  To say that change is hard is a serious understatement in this case.  The missionaries and the staff of Faith Baptist Mission have been stretched and challenged.  But God is good, progress is being made and our prayer is that Jesus Christ will ultimately be glorified through all of this.

Please pray with us and for us as we continue through this transition.