Garry and Melinda Tingson2021-04-08T15:35:24-05:00

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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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(248) 648-9061
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35 Airport Road
Waterford, MI 48327
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Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: We Have Purchased Our Plane Tickets!

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter:  We Have Purchased Our Plane Tickets!We have finished our deputation trail! Mindy’s aunt watched our children as my wife and I finished our last meetings off in June. We first presented our ministry to Harmony Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The people there were very sweet. Then it was off to Kingsport, Tennessee, to be with Rock Heritage Baptist Church. This church decided to take us on for support a few months ago. It was great being able not only to present our ministry but also to preach the Word of God. It was a joy to be a part of the Missions Conference of Waits Baptist Church of Portsmouth, Ohio. We had the opportunity to present our ministry, sing a special number, and minister to the children there for their Junior Church. It was a real treat when they provided great Aussie food for one night of the conference! Our last meeting brought us all the way to Natalia, Texas, to be with Country Baptist Church. We had a great time with them! It was a very bittersweet moment for us.

By God’s grace, we were able to finish deputation in three years and three months. Looking back at what the Lord did for us during those years, I wouldn’t have done it any other way. We were blessed to meet so many dear people. We made friends with many of God’s people along the way. We had the opportunity to see the country and witness God’s great creation. We visited all but 2 of the lower 48 states. We were able to minister to thousands of people. We learned so much everywhere we went. The Lord has truly increased our faith in Him through His faithfulness and guidance!

For the rest of our time in America, we will be home in Michigan, preparing for our move. I was able to apply for our children’s first Australian passports at the Australian Consulate General’s office in Chicago, and we received them in less than two weeks! They will need them to enter Australia because they are Australian citizens. We were also able to apply to renew their U.S. passports, which they will need to leave the U.S. Please pray that these will arrive soon. We’re also excited to announce that we have purchased our plane tickets to Sydney, Australia! We will be leaving on August 12. This will give enough time for the children’s passports to come in and also to prepare for the move. We praise the Lord for all He has done! Thank you for your faithful prayers and support!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

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