Weatherfords To Serve As Volunteer Missionaries
Will Serve as Missionaries to the Philippines
General Baptist International Ministries is pleased to announce that Bob and Sherry Weatherford have offered their services as volunteers to the Matigsalug Bible Institute (MBI) for most of 2017. The Weatherfords previously served MBI as missionaries and are very familiar with the needs of MBI and the surrounding area.
The Weatherfords married September 20, 1969 and both grew up in Mt. Vernon General Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, IN. Currently they are members of the Mt. Zion General Baptist Church in Wadesville, IN. They are experienced missionaries having served the Philippines from April 2000 to March 2008.
Sherry says, “Our hearts have been there ever since, and when Sue Schremp asked us three years ago if we’d be interested in going back short term we were thrilled.”
The Weatherfords recently served at MBI for one month in May/June 2016. During this time, they saw the need that exists at the Bible Institute and believe they have more to offer to this ministry. The Weatherfords will need to raise close to $20,000.00 to help cover their insurance, housing, and travel expenses during a year’s stay. As missionary volunteers they will receive no salary for their volunteer services. Your donations would be greatly appreciated to help this couple spend 2017 serving the Lord as volunteers to MBI.
GBIM is thrilled at the Weatherford’s interest in helping at MBI. A great need still exists for a missionary family to offer a longer term solution to the Bible training and outreach ministries associated with the Bible Institute and we believe that God will bring forth a longer term solution soon.
Matigsalug Bible Institute was started in 1978 to provide Bible training for the tribal population of central Mindanao in the Philippines. There have been many tribal groups impacted by the Bible Institute and many churches planted among the Manobo, Tboli, Balaan, and many other groups because of this ministry. It has been and continues to be a central part of the GBIM outreach in the Philippines.
Please pray for and offer support to Bob and Sherry as they take this step of faith and respond to the existing needs of the Matigsalug Bible Institute. You may contact the Weatherfords at (812) 781-0501 to schedule them to visit your church or to find out more about how you can support their desire to volunteer in the Philippines.
Established in Evansville, IN in 1824 and headquartered in Poplar Bluff, MO, General Baptists are a denomination consisting of over 800 churches nationally and nearly 400 internationally founded on the belief that Christ tasted death for every man, unified in spirit working to do together what we cannot do alone.