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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35 Airport Road
Waterford, MI 48327
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Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: A Great Answer to Prayer

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: A Great Answer to PrayerOur deputation is drawing to a close, but our pace has not changed. It truly was a busy month, and we still have a little over a month of meetings to go!

We were able to present our ministry to the following churches: Countryview Baptist Church of Udall, Kansas; Harvest Baptist Church of Daly City, California; Big Valley Baptist Church of Lodi, California; Horizon Baptist Church of Camarillo, California; First Bible Baptist Church of Bakersfield, California; Mountain Vista Baptist Church of Sierra Vista, Arizona; Tucson Baptist Church of Tucson, Arizona; and Coronado Baptist Church of Tucson, Arizona. Three of those churches did digital meetings with us during the lockdown last year and have already taken us on for support. We praise the Lord that we were able to visit them this past month.

We would love to welcome the following churches as our new partners this month: Countryview Baptist Church of Udall, Kansas; Temple Baptist Church of Manchester, Tennessee; Temple Baptist Church of Flower Mound, Texas; Rendon Baptist Church of Burleson, Texas; Victory Baptist Church of Dothan, Alabama; Grand View Baptist Church of Beaver Creek, Oregon; and First Bible Baptist Church of Bakersfield, California.

Last July, we were planning to take a survey trip to Australia. Because of the pandemic, we were unable to do so. We had been waiting to go on a survey trip first before applying for Mindy’s visa, as she wouldn’t be able to enter Australia until her visa was approved. When we realized we wouldn’t be able to go, we went ahead and applied for Mindy’s visa. The pandemic also caused the processing times for visas to be extended. It was going to take 16-23 months! This, of course, was a setback. I brought this up to many of you as an urgent matter of prayer. I got advice from an immigration lawyer to have additional forms and paperwork done to help our case. My parents, from Australia, and I then worked hard at getting these forms done as soon as possible. Just as I was about to submit the paperwork online, I received an email from Immigration. It was an email stating that Mindy’s visa had been granted! She received an approval in in just 9 months! Mindy is now a permanent resident of Australia. Praise the Lord! Thank you for praying earnestly!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

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