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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: New Converts Excited About Attending Church

Ron Back Prayer Letter:  New Converts Excited About Attending ChurchGod is so good! Thank you for praying for our last requests. I am praising the Lord that I can announce that Ray and Zora, after six Bible studies, have trusted Christ as their Saviour! Please continue to pray for them, as the Devil is working to keep them away from church. We would also like you to pray that they get baptized.

We were also able to lead Donna, Mark’s wife, and their two children, Sabine and James, to trust Christ as their Saviour. Now the whole family is excited and attending church. It is so fun to teach new converts in Sunday school. They are happy and wanting to get baptized.

While out door-to-door soul winning, God was so good to lead me to a lady named Lana, one of the leaders of the Aboriginal groups here in Warragul. After about 20 minutes of conversation, she acknowledged she had no idea if she would go to Heaven. She sweetly trusted Christ as her Saviour. It has been a very exciting couple of months here. God has opened so many spiritual doors for us.

I was also able to find a custom rain-tank company, a local shop here in Warragul. I explained to the owner that we needed a baptismal tank. The man just nodded and smiled and then helped me figure out the dimensions. He said he would work on the price. About six weeks passed, and we had no contact. When I called him, he let me know they could make the tank for $600.00. Praise the Lord! He finished it in six weeks, and now we have a brand-new tank for baptizing.

With all these blessings, I am noticing how Satan has been attacking the Back Pack again. I have several churches continue to ask us what projects we have going and how they can help us financially. We have had several thousand dollars in car repairs and maintenance. I generally do not like asking churches for financial help, but we could use some help with these recent expenses.

We are happy that Pastor Frazier visited from Northside Baptist Church of Burnet, Texas. While he was here, he preached some wonderful sermons that were helpful to all. What a blessing it was to have a supporting pastor visit and bring a prospective future missionary to Australia. If any of you would like to visit us, we would be glad to have you!

Please continue to pray for our converts to be baptized and join the church, for more souls to be saved, and for more opportunities to give the Gospel. Please pray also for our family’s health and for God to provide for our financial needs.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Prayer Letters, Ron Back Family|Tags: , |
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