Bob Blincoe, a former staff member of MVPC, is currently the U.S. Director of Frontiers. Bob led his family and a Frontiers’ team to the Middle East following the Gulf War (1991). Prior to that, he and his wife taught English in Thailand. They have three children.
Bob graduated with Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. He also earned a PhD in History of International Development from William Carey International University. Bob is an ordained Presbyterian Minister. He is the author of Ethnic Realities and the Church: Lessons from Kurdistan.
Muslims in South Asia, numbering more than 500 million, still remain virtually untouched by the message of Jesus. They still have not heard about His life, death, and resurrection. The God of the Bible has not forgotten about Muslims in these hard-to-reach areas; He is raising up team leaders and their teams who are willing to make the sacrifices required to live in extreme conditions.
We look forward to the day when our work is unnecessary because Jesus is being worshipped by members of every tribe, tongue, and nation (Revelation 5:9). Until then, we keep asking ourselves and potential team leaders:
"How can the first fellowships of Muslim-born believers begin where none currently exist?”
Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers!
We are so thankful for John, our Chief Development Officer (CDO). John plans to retire soon and we are searching for a new CDO. Please pray for those who are involved in this search that they would be guided by the Holy Spirit and that the person God has for this position would be on board in good time for a smooth transition.
We are glad that in the last two months, March and April, we sent a total of 18 new missionaries to begin residing in Muslim countries. We have sent an average of about 10 new missionaries each month for the past 30 months; truly God has done more than we could ask or imagine.
We are on the lookout to recognize and release ever increasing numbers of team leaders for the places where there are no pushpins in anyone’s missionary map. Please pray for our June Candidate School preparations and candidates – “we ask God that you may receive from Him all wisdom and spiritual understanding for full insight into His will, so that your manner of life may be worthy of the Lord and entirely pleasing to Him. We pray that you may bear fruit in active goodness of every kind, and grow in the knowledge of God. May He strengthen you, in His glorious might, with ample power to meet whatever comes with fortitude, patience, and joy; and to give thanks to the Father who has made you fit to share the heritage of God’s people in the realm of light.” (Colossians 1.9-12)
Heidi flies to China to see her brother Keith in June. We are excited! She’s doing a great job of beginning to learn Chinese!
Emily and Tim and young Mark are doing well and Mark will be a big brother some time in October!
You could check out Bob’s blog at www.frontiersusa.org on the left side of that page.
Thank you so much for your partnership in this ministry. “Then many will give thanks on our behalf because of the answer to the prayers of many.” 2 Corinthians 1:11. The blessing of the Lord be upon you!Love, Bob & Jan