Garry and Melinda Tingson2021-09-22T09:54:01-05:00

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Garry Birthday 10/14
Mindy Birthday 11/05
Garry & Mindy Wedding Anniversary 07/25
 Rhys  Birthday 10/22
 Elin  Birthday 11/08
 Gwen  Birthday 07/04

Garry was born in the Philippines in 1983.  When he was 4, his family migrated to Australia where he spent the rest of his childhood. He attended Queensland Baptist College for his first year in college and moved to the United States in 2003 to attend  Hyles-Anderson College. In 2007, Garry graduated from H.A.C. with a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Theology, and in 2008 he graduated with his Master’s in Education for School Administration. Garry has been on staff as a Pastor’s assistant and school teacher since 2009 at Lakecrest Baptist Church.

Mindy was born and raised in Michigan. She has been a part of Lakecrest Baptist Church all her life and has even served as a part-time teacher there. Mindy graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 2013 with her Associate Degree in Elementary Education. Garry and Mindy were married on July 25th, 2009.  They have three children: Rhys, Elin, and Gwen.

Garry has always known the need in Australia.  It has only been recently that he knew God was calling him back to Australia to serve Him there.  He has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States.  This is a great advantage to entering Australia as missionaries.  Other American missionaries wanting to enter Australia must enter through other avenues besides religious visas, as they are no longer available.

Garry was commissioned at First Baptist Church of Hammond on March 15, 2017, by FBMI. He was ordained into the ministry on July 16, 2017, at Lakecrest Baptist Church, the Tingsons’ sending church.

Please pray for the Tingsons as they seek to win souls, plant churches, and train nationals in Australia.  Pray for them while they are on deputation to raise support from churches and individuals who share the same vision to reach the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

 Lakecrest Baptist Church
35 Airport Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327

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Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: We Have Moved to Our New House!

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter:  We Have Moved to Our New House!September was a good month for our family, as we continued to settle in during the lockdowns here in our district. We are currently in the western suburbs of Sydney, which has seen high cases of the new COVID-19 variant. Sydney is broken up into certain LGAs or local government areas. Unfortunately, we happen to be in an “LGA of concern.” We are not able to go more than 5km from our homes unless it is essential. We have found it challenging to get things done, but the Lord has allowed us to move forward despite the circumstances. Please pray for this situation!

At the beginning of the month, I had the privilege to teach and preach via Zoom for one of our supporting churches, Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Toongabbie, New South Wales. The pastor there, Israel Marquez, was in fact the one who led me to the Lord when I was 13 years old. My wife and daughter Elin also got to sing a special number. Churches here aren’t allowed to meet at the moment, but we thank God for technology!

We are grateful for my older brother Brian, who allowed us to stay with his family after we got out of our mandatory hotel quarantine. We praise the Lord that we are now staying at a house that my brother just bought recently. It was a busy month of getting the house ready to move into. Slowly but surely, we were able to buy new and used appliances and furniture. We will continue to stay here until things open up and we’re able to survey a few locations where the Lord would have us plant a church.

Since finishing deputation, we have partnered with even more churches. We would like to welcome Texas Baptist Church of San Antonio, Texas; Tabernacle Baptist Church of Wilson, North Carolina; Liberty Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee; and Gospel Light Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Thank you for your partnership!

We praise the Lord that we have received our new printer, which has enabled us to print the children’s homeschool materials and also Gospel tracts! School starts at the beginning of the year here in Australia, but for our children, it started this past month. Please pray for our soul-winning efforts during this time. Thank God, we’re able to put these Gospel tracts in letter boxes! We are so thankful for praying Christians and for supporters who keep the work going here Down Under! May the Lord bless you!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

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