Ron and Laura Back2019-10-11T13:45:33-05:00

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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


(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.


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Ron Back Prayer Letter: Three Baptisms in One Family

Ron Back Prayer Letter:  Three Baptisms in One FamilyGod is so good! We would like to update everyone on Bruno and Maria from our last letter. They have been attending Anchor Baptist Church in Berwick, pastored by Missionary Rijn Abrell. This is a huge blessing because Anchor Baptist is only 15 minutes from their home.

We started August off by celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary. I can’t praise God enough for a wonderful wife who wants to follow me and help me serve God. The rest of the month flew by with regular services and soul-winning efforts.

September started with seeing Jack (whom I led to the Lord in January), his twin sister Dakota, and his older sister Tanya-Marie get baptized. What a joyous time it was! Their grandfather was overwhelmed with joy to see them all baptized. It was a happy but sad occasion because their mother wouldn’t even come to see them baptized. We ask you to pray for these young people. It seems like they are fighting Satan, not only at home in their relationships but also at school. I would love to see all three of them live and have triumphant Christian lives. There seemed to be a lot of illness in the church during this month as the seasons changed.

During the first week of October, we went to the National Baptist Fellowship meeting. It is the only nationwide Bible conference in the country. This year it was in Adelaide, South Australia, only an 11-hour drive from us. It was a blessing to be able to meet new pastors and also encourage old friends. The topic of the preaching this year was “Holy, Holy, Holy! The Lord God is Holy (Revelation 4:8).” All the preaching revolved around this topic; it was very interesting to see a conference preached solely out of one text. They had 12 main speakers, and several new missionaries presented. This year was all Australian national pastors. We would love to have our own Bible conference here in Gippsland. If everyone would please pray for us, the expense would probably be around $10,000 for the church, but I believe God would provide. Also, while we were at the NBF, we received confirmation that we can take our naturalization test in November. Once we pass this test, we still need to wait until they schedule us a swearing-in date, hopefully, on Australia Day in January.

Prayer Requests: (1) More souls to be saved and baptized, (2) for the church to grow and have better attendance, and (3) for us to be able to go on furlough in 2020.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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