Nathan and Audrey Goodpaster 2017-02-14T11:16:13+00:00

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Nathan Birthday 10/29
Audrey Birthday 04/15
Nathan and Audrey Wedding Anniversary 07/25
Emily Birthday 12/12
Bethany Birthday 02/12
Julie Birthday 03/23
Jonathan Birthday 07/14
 Nathan and Audrey Goodpaster both grew up in Christian homes and were saved at ages twelve and thirteen, respectively. Audrey was born to Bill and Karen Moran in Union City, Tennessee. She surrendered her life to full-time Christian service as a teenager at Shawnee Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where she grew up. Her father took a government job for three years in the Northern Mariana Islands which gave Audrey training on the mission field as a teenager. While on the island, her family started an independent Baptist church.
Nathan was born to Bruce and Carol Goodpaster in Lafayette, Indiana. At nineteen Nathan was called to preach while attending his first Youth Conference at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. He surrendered to be a missionary while attending Hyles-Anderson College. Nathan served in the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, as a bus captain, bus driver, and Sunday school teacher.
First Baptist Church

507 State St

Hammond, IN 46320


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(317) 608-3682
225 Lawndale Street
Hammond, IN 46324
St. Francis Subdivision
5 Eucalyptus Street
Silay City, 6116 Negros Occidental




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 #143.



Nathan Goodpaster Prayer Letter: Another Trip to the Philippines Complete

Nathan Goodpaster Prayer Letter: Another Trip to the Philippines CompleteGreetings in the matchless name of Jesus Christ! I recently completed my third trip to the Philippines since our temporary return to the States for Jonathan’s medical treatment. Though these short-term visits seem so limited in time, God blessed this time with much being accomplished. It was gratifying to see the solid Sunday morning attendance at Harvest Baptist and to see our church family excited about the building that is going up and being improved. The auditorium is very near completion. Our city engineer is ready to give us the occupancy permit and then the building permit to begin the Sunday school building and fence permit to secure our property.

The Boltons, who have been filling in once again for us, have been a tremendous blessing and have seen 135 souls saved and 5 baptized in the months of February and March. During this their second trip from January to the end of March, they experienced the full gamut of daily missionary life. In spite of this, by God’s grace, they are still excited about and willing to return this coming September and October to serve again. Our people love them and are learning much from this dear couple’s Christ-like spirits.

John is a newly married young man I was able to lead to Christ, as well as spend time with building our relationship. While I was there, he attended a few different services with his wife who is already saved. I was pleased to learn that they attended our church services after I left as well. He plans to be baptized in April when I return.

Mel Veloso, our first man called to preach, graduates April 23 from Bible college at Hyles-Anderson Philippines. I will begin a three-week trip to the Philippines on April 19 in order to be there for the graduation and to assist in his move and transition to our main church base in Silay. Youth Camp is being held April 10-14 with two other churches since the Boltons will have left and neither Mel nor I will have yet arrived. Please pray that God will move in the hearts of the young people.

I am grateful that God has opened a door for our first medical mission in the Philippines! Fellow Christian and our friend, Filipino Doctor Edgar Gerodias, will be making this possible. It is scheduled for May 7 at our church in Silay. We will be able to assist the medical needs of 50 children and 50 adults. They will first be given a clear presentation of the Gospel, have a checkup with the doctor, and be given free medicine. We are hoping to expand this more in the future as the Lord leads; there is such a desperate need for this among the poverty stricken in the Philippines.

Jonathan is just about halfway through his chemo and, unfortunately, has developed moderate to severe hearing loss due to side effects of some of the chemo drugs he was on. We are currently in the process of getting his hearing aids right now. We trust that God has greater plans for Jonathan
than even we as his parents can imagine. Though it hurts to see him suffer in any way, we are so thankful for his happy spirit through it all and, most of all, so happy to have him still with us. We thank God for His peace and presence He gives us through our son’s cancer battle.

–The Goodpasters

April 4th, 2017|Tags: , , |
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