The purpose of Open Door Baptist Missions is to promote the work of Christ in regions that have been closed to the Gospel or that presently have little or no Gospel witness. We strive to accomplish this task while the Lord has set before us an open door. (Revelation 3:8)
This is done through the collective support of local churches. We stand ready to help fundamental, Bible-believing churches place their missionary candidates on the field of God’s call.
It is our desire to give the Gospel to those who have never heard. We endeavor to partner with those who are already laboring in the harvest fields and help train those who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Monthly Missionary Updates
► Emile & Dianne Barrouk know the importance of being good listeners. They want to develop a genuine interest in the lives of others. As trust relationships grow, pray that opportunities will develop to speak of spiritual needs. People from many different lands visit their home in the Middle East. The Barrouks are actively seeking those who will receive our Savior’s message of love, hope, and salvation.
►Paul & Melinda Schlehlein are rejoicing after their village church has spent four years of saving and two years of construction. Their church building in South Africa is more than half complete. The unskilled men in the church are learning useful skills and gaining spiritual character as they faithfully work together. Pray for the power of the Word to change lives as Paul and Sydwell, the national pastoral intern, preach.
From the Director
Great opportunities usually come with great challenges! Missionaries often face the challenge of teaching the impoverished that instead of stealing from others they need to turn to Christ in repentance and faith. Missionaries also wrestle with how to impact young people without fathers to reject the entitlement mentality pushed on them by culture. Trusting in the Savior and not the government or revolutionary leaders is a huge truth to grasp. Church planters invest a great deal of love, tears, time, and energy into needy people who often turn around and leave their young church for the wrong reasons. Those of us here at “home” must realize that we are pilgrims living among lost and scattered sheep as well. If our hearts aren’t hurting and our minds aren’t wrestling with how to impact those around us, then we need to ask why?
David Smith, Director