Missionaries are the true heroes of today - men, women and children who have surrendered all and determined to fulfill the Great Commission by carrying the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the farthest corners of the globe.

(DISCLAIMER: I am a member of an Independent, Fundamental KJV-preaching, soul-winning Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. However, this blog is my own creation and is not a ministry of Bethany Baptist Church. Missionaries featured in this space may or may not be supported by my church. Inclusion in this list does not imply any affiliation with Bethany Baptist Church, nor does it offer any extra "in" for a missionary to present his work at our church. Inviting a missionary to our church is not my decision, but my Pastor's. I'm sorry to have to include this, but don't want to have any misunderstandings to come out of what is intended to be a blessing.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Home missions - Minnesota style!

For the past year, I've focused almost exclusively on foreign missions, introducing you to men and women serving all around the world.  Now I am privileged to introduce you to a family serving as missionaries right here in the Good Ole U.S. of A.!

Bro. Preston Hoiseth traces his roots to Minnesota and, after stops in Oklahoma City and Wesley Chapel, Florida, he has returned home with wife Karen and two kids to plant an Independent Baptist Church in the town of Bemidji, Minn.  You can follow this family through their personal website, http://thehoiseths.com/, where you can find their testimonies, doctrinal statement, an archive of monthly letters, and blog entries.  It's a great way to learn about this family and know how to better pray for them.

Last February, Bro. Preston's vision came to life with the first service of Northwoods Baptist Church.  This baby work has been growing ever since, and they recently started their own Sunday School!  You can learn more about the church here:  www.northwoodsbaptist.org.

I'm pleased to be able to bring you some home missionaries, and encourage you to pray for this young family and the work they're doing in Bemidji.

Whether it's in the US or abroad, the need for sound Bible-preaching missionaries is desperate and I hope that you will join me as we Pray More, Give More and, if called, Go Farther than ever before for the cause of missions.

Until next time,

Bro. Garry


  1. Brother Wesner,
    Our blog address has changed from consfords.blogspot.com to www.consfords.com

    Thank you for all your hard work!


    Joe Consford

    1. Thanks Bro. Joe - I've updated the blog list.

  2. Its so good to hear from you, I love reading your post and it help me with my org. tfi the family international. Thanks and God Bless!