Ron and Laura Back2021-02-25T11:02:45-06:00

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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

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(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 and Laura Back Prayer Letter: Off to an Amazing Start!

Ron and Laura Back Prayer Letter: Off to an Amazing Start!God is so good! I can’t believe how fast time is flying. It seems like just yesterday that we were having Laura’s birthday. Thank you so much to many of you for sending cards. It is such a blessing to receive a letter or card here on the field. We also appreciate all the prayers that are prayed for us and the ministry here. We continue to ask for prayer for Rob and Kourtney, as he has been incarcerated. I am trying to be able to see him in the prison. It is amazing how Satan kicks when people try to do right. We are also having quite a bit of sickness going through the church. We are heading into winter, where it is cold and wet, and everyone’s immune systems seem to be weak.

We are praising the Lord for 3 young people who were recently baptized. Their family has been attending our church for almost 6 years. That makes 6 of the family of 11. This year is off to an amazing start! Over the last few months, we have had several visitors. On a Wednesday night, we had 8 young men from Fiji, who are here for agricultural work, attend and enjoy the service. We had a wonderful Easter service. We were able to create a bookmark with all the church children on it. I remember so fondly years ago when Pastor Carns would give out Easter Bible bookmarks at Open Bible Baptist Church. We missed it so much. We have tried to do it here, and the people seem to appreciate something from our church that is a special gift.

I went soul winning at the Dandenong Train Station recently, and I met two men who were street preaching. They seemed like they genuinely had a burden for souls. At first, I thought maybe I could help these guys get into a good church because they said they could not find a decent church, and then I realized that while one of the men was preaching, he was preaching against the church. The bloke told me that there are no good churches in Australia, and there won’t be any more until Christ returns. I told him that he was hurting the cause of Christ more than anything else because he had no credibility preaching Christ and tearing down the greatest thing Christ gave Himself for. I asked him how people were supposed to grow in the Lord and become true disciples of Christ if there is no church. I had to separate myself from these men.

Everything we do here is for Christ and for the church’s edification. We are trying to start a new church in Sale. Please pray for us as we endeavor to do more before Christ returns.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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