The Blind Family

          Fred and Jan Blind came to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior onJune 29, 1982 through the ministry of Beacon Evangelical Free Church and the leadership of Pastor Dennis Cox. By Gods grace and some very special people's attention, Fred and Jan began to grow in Christ and His word. Very shortly after this they led their children Fred Jr. and Dawn to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Savior.

          Because of deeper desire to grow Fred began attending West Pasco Bible Inst. which later was taken over by Moody Bible Inst. Fred studied there for seven years. During those years Fred and Jan along with their children became involved in various ministries, prison ministry, preaching in local nursing homes, and leading a home Bible study. They were also very active in their local Church Beacon, involved in children ministries and later teaching adult Sunday School classes. Fred also served as a deacon and later an elder at Beacon and would periodically fill the pulpit.

          In 1990 God allowed Fred to go on a short term mission trip with Tom Schoen (Tom'sparents were missionaries to Suriname). They went back into the interior of Suriname to minister to the Wayana Indianas. It was there that God challenged Fred to future ministry with the Wayanas. One year later Fred and family were accepted by World Team for ministry in Suriname. After raising their needed support they left for Suriname. For the past four years Fred and his family have been living amongst the ministering to the Wayana Indians and other interior tribes in the jungle.

          Currently the Blinds are on home assignment this year encouraging Churches, sharing that God is doing amongst the Indian population, and rebuilding their prayer and financial support. They are required to raise an additional $1,100 per month which is lacking in support, before they can return to the field. During this time they also desire to further their education in order to be better ministers. Their vision and focus is to prepare leadership material and to teach it, to current and future leaders. Training up faithful men who will in turn train up other faithful men.

          Please be in prayer as their children, Fred and Dawn will be staying stateside in college when Fred and Jan return to the field. Also please pray for the tribal leaders and the people of the interior villages. Currently there are five interior churches in the interior. Last year at our Bible conference We had representatives from eight different tribes, coming from as far away as Brazil and Guyana.

          The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. There is a current need of three additional families to answer the call for missionary service in Suriname. Will you consider becoming a part of this ministry? May the Lord of the Harvest keep you and Bless you.

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