Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

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Meetin g in Monrovia, Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia

February 20 - March 3, 2020

It is always fun to go to a place for the first time.  That’s the way it was with this mission trip to Monrovia, Liberia. It was my first time to Liberia, and it was like no other place I had ever been to.  

I was invited by the Regular Baptists Soul Winning Conference to be one of several speakers for their Soul Winning Conference; however, as their plans proceeded, they gave me more and more responsibility on the program.
Opening SHARE Center
in Bujumbura, Burundi
Gospel presentation
using Gospel bracelet
Basketball clinic
SHARE chicken project

Bujumbura, Burundi 

July 24 - August 13, 2019

For this trip, we began praying about one year in advance.  Barbara and I first heard of Aynaki through our SHARE Institute web site.  Aynaki had read the material on the site and implemented it in his ministry of church planting.  With what he learned through the SHARE Institute, he and his team planted 100 churches with 70 surviving past the first year.

After Aynaki and Barbara developed a friendship over the internet, he invited me to come to Africa, see his ministry, and hold a training workshop for his people.  After much prayer, I wrote Aynaki and accepted his invitation.
SHARE leaders
SHARE outreach
to kids
Narobio, Kenya
Rick and Fred sharing the Gospel to school kids.

Nairobi, Kenya

July 14 - 27, 2018

It is always good to have a friend go with you on a mission trip.  Fred Brown, a longtime friend from Woodbridge, VA, and I were partners on this mission trip.  We both left our homes, in different cities, early on Saturday, with our paths joining at JFK Airport in New York.

After landing in Nairobi, Kenya, we cleared Customs and Immigration then Dedan, found us.  Dedan is the National Director of the Kenyan Baseball and Softball Federation and the Athletic Director of the largest of the schools where we will be working.  He will be our host for the week.
Fred sharing the Gospel to University of Narobi baseball team.

Delhi, India / Kathmandu, Nepal

May 7 - 25, 2018

Have you ever had plans and they got changed?  I don’t mean just little changes, but big, major changes?  That is how it was on this mission trip to India and Nepal.

First, we had planned to spend around five to six days on the foothills of Mt. Everest involved in village-to-village evangelism and planting churches.  But the rains came and there was mud and lots of it. Buckets of the wet stuff.  All that brought landslides, so the Mountain Patrol called off all activities.  That closed the mountain.  But, opened up a big block of time, so Father gave us a bunch of new plans.

Lahore, Pakistan

September 2016

You never know when a phone call or an email will change your life.

It started out like any other day until I opened my email.  There were two letters. One, from a friend at the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (IMB) and the other from the Director of Operation Mobilization (OM), in Pakistan, a worldwide Christian organization.  They both wanted to know if I knew of anyone who might want to come to Pakistan and coach the Pakistan Men’s Baseball Team, for two or three weeks, to prepare them for the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in New York City.  I though a minute and then called a friend of mine who was a baseball coach.  He could not go.  Then God “suggested” that I go.  I though about it, prayed, came up with an excuse or two, and then I asked my wife what she thought.  She emphatically said, “Yes.  By all means, GO!”  So, I was off and running.

Trinidad & Tobago

July 9 - 17, 2016

We arrived in Trinidad & Tobago very late Saturday night.  Then we had to ride for two more hours to Point Fortin to Pastor Roddie's house and church.  The name of his church is Mt. Beulah Evangelical Baptist Church. We stayed at the pastor’s house and I had a nice big bed and air conditioning.  The Pastor's wife, Mamma Stella, cooked all our meals.  She makes the best spaghetti!

On Monday, we began a week long Vacation Bible School.  We showed a Bible video and had Bible study each day and then snacks and craft time.

Rohru, India / Kathmandu, Nepal

April 4 - 21, 2016

Every mission trip is an adventure.  You never know what will happen.  Each mission trip is remembered for something.  This one will go down in history as one in which God opened many doors and cracked open many more.

This trip saw the opening of doors into Nepal for the Gospel using baseball and softball.  There have already been several baseball/softball training sessions.  An invitation has been extended to me by the Nepal Baseball and Softball Association to come back over the next several years and lead more clinics, I have accepted.  I hope some of you can come and help.

Kitcharao, Philippines

April 2015

You never know how God will work and what you will learn when you go on a mission trip.  This mission trip was no exception.

After a thirty-eight hour plane ride I arrived in Davao City, Philippines.  It was good to exit the plane and see Pastor Melchor and Mercy Magbanua. He pastors the Kitcharao Baptist Church in Kitcharao, Philippines, in the Agusan Rainforest.  They are good friends.

From the airport we went to the bus station for the eight-hour bus ride to Kitcharao.

Trinidad & Tobago

July 11 - 20, 2015

This mission trip marked several milestones for me and the ministry.

It was the fifty-second mission trip I have led people on thorough Sports & Rec Plus.  We have been in a lot of places and in many different circumstances.  However, through it all I have seen God at work and have seen many lives changed as a result of His miracle working power.

Before this trip began you could tell it was going to be different.