I grew up in Adrian, Michigan. When I was just a small child, my parents divorced, and I lived with my dad. I don’t recall ever going to church, and as a teen I chose to live without direction or proper standards. Through a series of poor choices, I became very rebellious and, at the age of nineteen, found myself making going downhill quickly. I met some nice folks from Berean Baptist Church and they shared the Gospel with me. Upon hearing the Gospel for the first time in my life, I readily accepted Christ as Saviour on February 28, 1990. I spent the next two years getting to know the Lord. Daily I spent hours upon hours in prayer and Bible reading. I became a student of the Bible and had an unquenchable desire to grow. I witnessed to the others around me the best I knew how.
In the spring of 1991, I received some preaching tapes that God used to call me into the ministry. They were all by the same pastor, except one. That particular tape was by Dr. Jack Hyles. It was through this tape that God called me to preach. I was rebellious and told God that He couldn’t use me, because I had messed up my life too much. But God was at work in my life.
In January of 1992, I began attending Berean Baptist Church pastored by Dr. Mike Cox. I was baptized soon after that. God was still at work. I knew He wanted to use me, but I didn’t think I was a qualified candidate. I sought counsel from Dr. Cox and an assistant pastor. They assured me that God could use anyone He chose, and that “if God wants you to do something, the best thing to do is to just go ahead and do it.” I surrendered to God’s will for my life and made preparation to move to Northwest Indiana to attend Hyles-Anderson College.
I met my wife Robyn in 1989; we were high school sweethearts. Dr. Cox’s wife led her to the Lord on February 28, 1990. We were married September 4, 1992. Soon after, we were expecting our first child, due the following September.
In December of 1993, my wife, my three-month-old son, and I packed up a truck and moved to Indiana. I still didn’t know in what capacity God wanted me to serve. God began to plant the seed of missions in my heart, and I watered it with prayer. That seed began to grow. God was directing us towards missions. During a mission conference held at the college, God confirmed that call to missions in my life. I went forward that Sunday and surrendered to give my life to reach the world with the Gospel.
I started full-time deputation January 8, 2003, and graduated from Hyles-Anderson College on January 29, 2003, with a bachelor of science in pastoral theology. I was ordained into the Gospel ministry on October 18, 2003. On November 29, 2005, we left for Ireland to start the Anchor Baptist Church. After turning this work over to another man, God directed me to start a new Bible study in another part of the country. God also opened several doors to help other churches and ministries get started. We have had the privilege to minister throughout the country, as well as in several places throughout Europe. We are honored to have had these opportunities in the past and are excited for further opportunities to serve Him in the future.
After 13 years or being a full time missionary to Ireland, the door began to close due to changing immigration laws. However, when God closes one door, He always opens another. In August of 2016 I sought counsel to serve full time with a ministry called Wings Bearing Precious Seed. WBPS is a Worldwide Scripture Distribution ministry. As of January 2017, I have served with Wings and have had the privilege to have a part in sending millions of Scripture portions throughout the world as well as serve on several mission trips to help missionaries on the field.
Since our last prayer letter, we have shipped almost 1 million Scriptures to 9 countries (Botswana, Guatemala, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Thailand, Tonga (first time), Venezuela, and Zambia). This brings our total so far this year to almost 16 million Scriptures in 21 languages to 36 countries! Remember, our goal is to ship 22 million Scriptures (getting there) to 22 nations (surpassed) on all continents (6/6).
In August, we had a marvelous Mission 2 Mexico trip, with 37,780 Scriptures distributed, 93 Bibles given to visitors, and 27 professions of faith. Please see pictures and testimony on Page 2. In September, we took a small team to Baltimore to help with a brand-new church plant. We were able to distribute around 11,500 Scriptures and flyers and see some visitors come, one of whom trusted Christ as Saviour.
In addition to the shipments mentioned above, we have upcoming shipments to New Zealand, Peru, India, and Samoa. We would love to have you join us for our 45th Anniversary Conference, October 17-19, at New Testament Baptist Church, in Butler, Pennsylvania (visitntbc.com).
Please pray that the Lord would mightily use the 16 million Scriptures shipped to 36 countries around
the world so far this year.
Please pray specifically for the:
• Ukrainian Relief Project.
• Upcoming container for Samoa.
• Upcoming container for India.
Thank you for partnering with us to get the Word of God to a lost and dying world through your prayers and giving! We believe in the power of prayer and are thankful for your support.
Robyn and I have been on the road and busy with meetings the past few months. We had been working in the Central Florida area, but we were forced to evacuate due to Hurricane Ian. Robyn was in Florida while I was traveling in Michigan. I made my way back to Florida as soon as possible to get Robyn and our travel camper and head to safety. It was our first hurricane encounter, so we evacuated to Southern Georgia. We are thankful for the Lord’s protection.
All of our children are doing well, for which we are very thankful. We are honored to serve as your missionaries and are ever grateful for your prayers and support.
Mission 2 Mexico – August 1-9, 2022
Testimony by Pastor Nevin Neal, Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Psalm 126:5-6 states, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” As I pondered what I could and should say about our trip this past August to Valle de Santiago, Mexico, with Wings Bearing Precious Seed, I could think of no better text than Psalm 125:5-6.
As I reflected on the trip, and even as we were doing the work, the word joy repeatedly came to my mind. So many aspects of this trip have caused me, as well as many others, to rejoice. However, I am reminded of how many tears were shed on this trip and of how many have been shed in years past by many who participated in the work. Truly, we were able to observe the faithfulness of God’s Word demonstrated as we labored together in Valle de Santiago.
It was a joy to see a ministry, whose name is derived from Psalm 126:5-6, fulfilling the very truth contained in those verses. It was a joy to see multiple generations of family members serving together, to observe the fruit of local-church reproduction, to see seasoned saints laboring together with young Christians, and to see perfect strangers laboring together with genuine Biblical unity. It was a joy to see the King family fulfilling the Lord’s call on their lives and to see them strengthened by their fellow laborers. It was a joy to see God’s people weeping for souls and the need for laborers and to see them sing from their hearts as we rejoiced together. It was a joy to observe the Holy Spirit of God at work in the hearts of sinners and to see and hear of souls being won to Christ.
All these things that give so much joy are in some way the fruit of someone going forth and weeping, bearing precious seed. If you are deficient in joy, may I suggest that you allow the Lord of the harvest to enlist you in His service. Can I encourage you to get involved in taking the precious seed of God’s Word to those around you where you live and then be willing to allow Him to send you farther, as He sees fit? The sending forth will cause you, and perhaps those who love you, to weep, but the joy of reaping far outweighs the sorrow of sowing.
Praise God for . . .
• 37,780 Scriptures distributed.
• 93 Bibles given to visitors.
• 42 team members.
• 27 professions of faith.
Reaching Them Too in 2022
Despite delays, the Scriptures arrived in Guanajuato, Mexico, in time for our trip in early August. Pray that they will continue to reach them, too, in the heart of Mexico.
We shipped another container to Thailand. Pictured on the right are recipients of our last shipment to Southeast Asia earlier this year. Praise God, we are reaching them, too, in Southeast Asia.
This is the first of two pallets being shipped to New Zealand, reaching our annual goal of shipping to every continent, reaching them, too, “. . . in the isles afar off . . . .” (Jeremiah 31:10)
Elias & Robyn Correa
Rachel and Ruby with Rachel’s sister Hannah and her new little girl Natasha
Reese Parfitt is sharing the Gospel with a young lady in Mexico.
The Neal family served the Lord together on the missions trip to Mexico.
This is the first of two pallets that are being shipped to New Zealand.
We shipped another container of Bibles to Thailand.
Chris King is sowing the seed of God’s Word.
The Bibles arrived in Guanajuato, Mexico, in time for our missions trip.