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: Busy, Busy, Busy in the Lord’s Work

Ron Back Prayer Letter: Busy, Busy, Busy in the Lord's WorkGod is so good! We cannot believe how busy we have been for the past few months! We finished up the month of April with Dr. Dan Siemer and his lovely wife Lana. It was wonderful to have one of the directors of our mission board come and check up on us. He was excited to see how the work is going and how the Lord is using us. Two weeks later, we were blessed to have Bro. Andrew and Laura Steers come to Gippsland. He and his wife are some of our dearest friends. Please remember to pray for their health. A little over two weeks after that, the Blanchard family returned from America, and we ended May with Bro. Neil Smith, a national evangelist whom our church helps support.

In June, we ordained our first missionary to the Philippines. Bro. Babia and his wife Maryanne and their son Kent will be heading out to the field in December, God willing. Please pray for their support to come in. Then we visited the Popovic family, national church planters we are trying to help and encourage; their church is 2½ hours away from ours. We went soul winning with him—I thought Warragul was tough, but the folks in his town are even harder. We only got a couple to even talk to us about the church. He was very excited and wanted me to come back to preach for him.

In July, we went back to preach for them at Bible Truth Baptist Church in Bairnsdale, Victoria. I preached on basic doctrine, soul winning, and the priesthood of the believer. Pastor Popovic was encouraged to see that we have the same stand on Scripture and doctrine. The Holy Spirit taught me, while visiting with them, that it is so easy to become isolated and start to think you are the only one who is doing right. I was telling Pastor Popovic how important it is to have fellowship with like-minded churches because it helps encourage us in the Lord and remind us that there are many people out there struggling with the same types of struggles and many who have the same spiritual needs that we have. Also in July, we were able to be a part of seeing a senior couple named Bruno and Maria trust Christ as their Saviour. They were lifetime Catholics, and it took us about six months and half of the church to win them to the Lord. It is amazing how we literally have to win people to us before they will trust the Lord.

Thank you so much for the birthday cards! I enjoyed each and every one of them. So many of you have brightened my days. We all appreciate you.

Please continue to pray for more to trust Christ as their Saviour, for more baptisms, and for the church to grow.


Ron Back
Missionary in Australia

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