Ron and Laura Back 2018-04-25T09:20:52+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: Still Seeking the Lost

Ron Back Prayer Letter: Still Seeking the LostGod is so good! Our church continues to search for people to be saved. We saw Steve, the owner of Autobarn, an auto parts store and the boss of one of our young men, trust Christ as his Saviour. We had been praying for this man for over a year. We are all rejoicing and praying he comes to church. Out soul winning, we are still giving the Gospel as much as possible. Last week I came across four different Catholic families on one street. I was able to get through the Gospel with all of them! One of the men greeted me with, “My name is James, and I’m Catholic.” I replied, “Does that mean what it means in America—‘I don’t go to church’?” He laughed with me and said, “Yes.” He did not want the tract that I gave him, but after I verbally gave him the Gospel, he kept it. Please pray that he gets saved. Also, please continue to pray for the people’s hearts here to be open to the Gospel.

The Evans family, one of the most faithful families coming to our church, got to go to America for the first time because of their homeschool group. They were so excited because the entire family—all nine of them—got to go. They will be spending a week in Texas and then go to Petersburg, Kentucky, to see the Creation Museum. Please continue to pray for them to become members.

Pastor and Mrs. Frazier, from Burnette, Texas, are here ministering to some of their best friends, Brother and Mrs. Blanchard, after his cancer surgery. While they have been here, he has been a blessing in the pulpit and out soul winning. I love seeing pastors from the States come to Australia, especially when they come because their missionaries are ill and they want to help. If anyone would like to come visit us and see Australia, we would be happy to house you and take you around to see the sites, along with giving you opportunities to preach and go soul winning. It’s refreshing for us when we see supporting pastors here on the field.

Brother Blanchard’s cancer surgery went well. They had to remove a large portion of his stomach and then rebuild it. He has quite a bit of pain and is still tired, but he is recovering well. Mrs. Blanchard is nursing him, and her pregnancy with their ninth child is going well.

Please continue to pray for the church to grow, for the Blanchards, for people to get saved and baptized, and for our health.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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