Monday, July 20, 2009

Finishing faithfully, Rev Arturo C. and Phebe Inion,

"Pastor Art" and his dear wife, Phebe made one last visit to Sawang Dandin before his return to the Philippine Islands to retire.
Pastor Arturo and Pastor Surasit, pastor of the Santisuk Baptist Church.

Here are some photos of this get together.

Song and fellowship because of the Grace of God in our hearts.

Over the last year Pastor Art has faced a number of challenges to his generally good health and has decided that he would finally go on full retirement status and return to the Philippines. Even though he partially retired a few years ago they continued to serve in a new church plant in Bangmot near Bangkok. Pastor and Mrs. Inion are the pioneer Baptist church planters in this province, having a direct hand in the salvations of hundreds of souls and a part in many fundamental Baptist Churches in the province of Sakon Nakhon which are on going works and reaching out in the pattern Paul the Apostle espoused in 2 Timothy 2:2, "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." We were not able to prepare ahead of time for a surprise visit, but a number of the ones who are the results of the direct and indirect ministry of the Inions came for a special Sunday night reception to fellowship and honor them together here at the Sawang Dandin Baptist Church.

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