Garry and Melinda Tingson2022-05-26T14:06:26-05:00

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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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Phone Number
(248) 648-9061
Mailing Address
24 Beeton Parade,
Taree, NSW 2430
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Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: New Beginnings

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: New BeginningsFor about five years, Living Hope Baptist Church has been renting a building on an hourly basis at the Bridge Club in Taree. Many memories have been made there, but it was time to move forward to the next chapter in the lives of our church. We were one week away from receiving the keys to the new property, but we had no chairs. We were ready to sit on the floor if we had to, but we were able to find new chairs on the Facebook Marketplace. The only downside was that they had to be picked up in Sydney, a four-hour drive away. Our pastor and I drove our utes down to Sydney and were able to fit all of the chairs in them with no problems. I also picked up someone on the way—my mum! She has been a tremendous help to us, as Mindy is great with child. Please continue to pray for Mindy. She’s had some complications, but she’s been well taken care of by the doctors here. We may even see our new baby in June!

Our pastor received the keys to the new property, and it was full steam ahead. The church got together to assemble the chairs, just in time for Sunday. I had the honour of preaching the first message on the new property. I preached from the book of Ezra regarding the building of the new temple after being in captivity. The week after our first service, we already started working on the new auditorium, which will be much more spacious. We continued with our usual ministries. I praise the Lord for our youth leader Jeremy. He teaches the children something practical each week in Kids’ Club. One day, the children learned how to change a tyre! We had our first visitors from out of town, who stayed in our prophet’s chamber. One of the visitors was the wife of the late Gilbert Anger, who was a great missionary evangelist of our time. She’s looking to retire and is looking for a place to do so, but still be able to be active in a good church. I told her that I am planning to start a church on the mid-coast, and she was very interested in helping us. This is a great opportunity for the both of us! Please pray that it will all work out for us.

Please continue to pray for our efforts here in Taree. We are receiving a constant flow of visitors, and we’ve also had some members come back since the lockdowns. One of our young girls, Sarah, was baptised. We don’t have a baptistery yet, so she was baptised at Harrington Beach. It turned out to be a nice day, praise the Lord! We are soon to do some outreach in Port Macquarie, our highly possible location for our new church. Please pray that the Lord will bless our efforts. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

June 8th, 2022|Tags: , |




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