Ron and Laura Back2018-04-25T09:20:52+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: New Converts Winning Their Loved Ones

Ron Back Prayer Letter:   New Converts Winning Their Loved OnesGod is so good! Since our last prayer letter, the Iranian converts, Ray and Zarra, have been talking about getting baptized. They seem to be very busy and difficult to stay in contact with. We are excited because they are our first Iranian/former Muslim converts.

The Evans family had a wonderful time in America and had the opportunity to meet two of our supporting pastors. They were super impressed with the churches they visited. They also were pretty impressed with our recommendation of Cracker Barrel and chicken fried chicken! They had never had sawmill gravy before. When they got back, we realized how much we missed little things like Cracker Barrel biscuits. We are looking forward to coming back for our first furlough in early 2020.

The radio program has been going very well. If you would like to tune in, we are on 3BBR 103.1 FM West Gippsland Community Radio on Sunday mornings from 8:00 to 8:30, local Victoria time. It is a huge blessing, because this is not a Christian radio station. However, because it is a community station, we are able to give a Bible study and give the Gospel, plus play good, godly music for a half hour every Sunday.

We have been praying for the sister of one of our church members to be saved; and, praise the Lord, in June she trusted Christ as her Saviour. Her brother Marc, still a young Christian, could not believe that God had used him to share the Gospel with a loved one. Every Sunday I try to encourage the people to share their faith with their families and loved ones.

The church has been continually blessed with new visitors each week. It seems like every time we have a slight setback, God blesses with either someone being saved or visitors coming to the church. Recently I was fortunate/unfortunate, depending on how you look at things, to have an auto accident. I totaled my UTE (truck) but received no injuries. As I was driving from the office supply store here in town, something broke in my steering about six seconds after I pulled onto the road, and I sideswiped a compact, parked car. I praise the Lord that I was insured and not hurt. Both vehicles were totaled or, as the Aussies say, “written off.” The man in the other vehicle was waiting for a friend, and all I could do was praise the Lord that he wasn’t hurt. When I look back and see how God is using us to help Christians grow and lost people to be saved, I count these setbacks as blessings, because I know Satan is kicking against us, but we are winning.

Please continue to pray for the new converts to get discipled and grounded, for Ray and Zarra to be baptized soon, for visitors, for souls to be saved and baptized, and for the church to continue to grow.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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