Ron and Laura Back 2017-03-21T15:10:17+00:00

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Ron Birthday 07/09
Laura Birthday 03/27
Ron & Laura Wedding Anniversary 08/07
Ron Jr. Birthday 12/18
Mary Birthday 07/02
Abigail Birthday 02/08
My name is Ron Back. When I was eight years old, a missionary from a local independent Baptist church in Pierceton, Indiana, invited my brothers and me to church.  My parents enjoyed the thought of having a break from us boys every Sunday, so they encouraged us to go with the missionary family.  Shortly after this first encounter with Bro. and Mrs. Ernie Mason, I received Christ as my Saviour in Junior Church in 1980. I believe, even though I was only eight years old, that God put the desire in my heart to be a missionary, but since my family was not saved nor in a local church, Satan was able to quench that call.

My young adult years were spent out of church.  I did not get scripturally baptized until 1994 while I was attending a Baptist church in Rancho Santa Marguerita, California, during my enlistment in the United States Marine Corps.  Shortly after I was baptized, God called me a second time to the mission field under a missionary to Australia.  I went to the pastor and inquired of him about missions.  I thought God wanted me to go build churches physically with hammer and nails, not by preaching.  My pastor told me that we did not support missionaries except the kind that go and preach the Gospel and win souls to Christ, building the churches with people, not materials.  I was convinced that I was not the missionary type because I did not think I could talk or preach to large groups of people.

When my enlistment in the USMC was up, I chose to be a husband and a father instead of a career soldier.  We went back to Warsaw, Indiana, where my family was and decided to start our family there also.  Within two weeks of getting back to Warsaw in the spring of 1996, we found Open Bible Baptist Church, pastored by Sam Carns, a Hyles-Anderson College graduate.  I thought that I had finally found a home that would be permanent for my whole family.

In May of 1996, Layne Jones, a missionary to the Philippines, preached at my home church of the need for more missionaries.  This time I realized God’s call on my life. I immediately responded to the invitation and surrendered to be a missionary.  Within just a few months, I understood that God wanted me to go to Australia.

Open Bible Baptist Church

21 EMS B61B Lane, Warsaw, IN 46582

We are blessed to be sent out of Open Bible Baptist Church of Warsaw, Indiana. Pastor Sam Carns. We have a wonderful working relationship of over 17 years with Pastor Carns and are excited to represent him in our mission field
Information Packet


(574) 216-9130
Ron Back
507 State Street
Hammond, IN 46320
43 Downing Square, Pakenham, VIC, 3810 Australia




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #138.



Ron Back Prayer Letter: Off to a Great Start in 2017!

Ron Back Prayer Letter:  Off to a Great Start in 2017!God is so good! The year 2017 is off to a wonderful start. The radio program on Sunday mornings has only had a few glitches, but God was so good to help us work through them. The radio station is extremely happy with the radio program, and we have already had several people in the community comment positively about listening to the show. I was praying and trying to figure out why the Lord wanted us to move from Berwick, with 200,000 people, down to Warragul, with only 14,000 people in the area. Last week I learned that here in our sleepy town of Warragul, they are building 20,000 brand-new homes over the next three years! I like math, so I realized that there is a possibility of almost 100,000 people moving to this location over the next three years! God reminded me that we are the only soul-winning church in almost a 70-mile radius. So I do believe God is showing us, with these opportunities, that we are right where He wants us.

We were very pleased to see the Evans family come to visit again. It has been almost four months since their last visit. and we were concerned they wouldn’t be back. However, he has been ill with pneumonia for the past few months, which is pretty common here! We need families like these to join the church and become confident soul winners. Currently we have six adults who are actively going out on Saturdays.
Answer to prayer! Last Sunday a new couple attended church. They said they were looking for a Baptist church to attend and had just moved to the area. Ray and his wife Zora are from Iran and have been in Australia about a year. I was so excited, since we have been praying for a Persian Ministry for about nine years. I asked Ray if he had received Christ as his Saviour or been, as the Bible says, born again. Ray said he was not sure, as he needs to learn more about the Bible. We scheduled an evening Bible study last week. They came with the BEAMS King James Bible and the Farsi BEAMS Bibles that I had given them. They were so excited because the Farsi Bible said the exact same thing as the King James Bible. Praise God for BEAMS and a good translation of the Bible into the Farsi language!

Please pray for Ray and Zora to be saved soon, for Mark and Donna and family to get into church and Donna to be saved, for my family’s health (as we have been struggling lately), and for more laborers for Christ here in Warragul.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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