Photos with our Missions Family

Our staff loves visiting with our missionaries, whether in the US or on the field. Recently, some of our staff was able to visit several missionaries where they serve.

Noah, Samuel, Stephen, Charity, Valiana, and Judson Jenney with Darleen and Danny Whetstone in California.
Robert, Carrie, and Pat Mathena with Kim and John O’Malley in Grenada.
Millie and David Preston with Danny Whetstone in Utah.
Edgar and Rosann Feghaly with Naomi Torberson in Lebanon.
Naomi Torberson with Maha and Karim Dahdah in Lebanon.
Milad Khaled, Naomi Torberson, and Sara Khaled in Lebanon.

Prayer & Dates: August 2019

August Prayer/Praises and Special Dates

Click the link above to download a PDF of prayer requests and praises as well as the birthdays and anniversaries for August. Note: You will need to login to SecureCloud in order to view this document. Once you have logged in, click on Files, Shared, then Headquarter Happenings, then scroll to the month you would like to view. This step protects people with WWNTBM in restricted access fields.

From Our President: August 2019

Danny Whetstone

All of us deal daily with relationships. Relationships with family, friends, supporters, churches, and the mission are ever before us. There are various times when difficulties arise in each of those relationships. So many things come into play when we attempt to maintain a good relationship in each of these categories.

At the beginning of a relationship, everything looks wonderful. If that were not true, we would not cultivate the relationship to maturity. It is certainly true that over time, we see things that we did not recognize in the beginning. However, as we build on a relationship, we are continually evaluating its worth. So, what is the primary component of a lasting relationship? Perhaps each of us would pick a different most important thing, but in my opinion, it would be honesty.

If a relationship is established or developed on faulty information, it is not likely that the relationship will develop properly. As a mission, WWNTBM does everything possible to reveal exactly who we are so that each of us understands what we are getting into before we have a long term relationship. Over the years, the mission has attempted to maintain a steady course. Where we have made changes, it has been to elaborate on a position already established.

We may grow in a relationship only to recognize that changes are necessary. When that happens, we must realize that those changes now involve more than just us. When this happens, we must work through those changes or dismiss ourselves from the relationship. Never should we establish or develop a relationship on a faulty premise. It might seem that deception is an easy way to go, but in the end, it will cost us far more.

Be honest with your family. Be honest with your friends. Be honest with your supporters. Be honest with your church. Be honest with your mission. Be honest with all of your relationships. Deception has no part in a good relationship. You might have a great reputation, but is it an accurate representation of who you are?

Develop a great relationship with all who touch your life. Often it is very hard work, but over time, it will enrich your life and the lives of those around you.

In His Service,

Danny A. Whetstone

If this article has been an encouragement to you, you can email Bro. Whetstone here to let him know.

From the Memo Board: August 2019

Dates to Know

August 1 – June financial reports will be due

August 30 – Revised pay date for those who normally receive funds on the 5th and 10th (of September)

September 1 – July financial reports will be due

September 2 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Labor Day

June 15-18, 2020 – Family Fellowship Week in Kinston, NC

Our Bank Is Changing!

By the end of September, we will complete a change from our current banking partner to a bank better able to serve all our mission family. To be sure you have no difficulty in receiving funds, please be aware of the following dates:

  • August 30 — Revised pay date for those who normally receive funds on the 5th and 10th of September.
  • September 2 — All US banks will be closed for Labor Day.
  • September 3-6 — We will not make banking transfers during this week, except for emergencies. This will ensure no issues during the transition between banks.
  • September 9 — Starting on this date, please be aware that transfers from WWNTBM to your bank account may appear somewhat differently on your statements.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kim.

Missions Apartment in Staunton, VA

Don and Linda Antonow, parents of our former staff member, Jaimie Dillon, have an apartment available for missionaries traveling in the Staunton, VA, area. The apartment has a private entrance and shares the bathroom with the main home. For details or reservations contact Don at 610-737-6796 or Linda at 610-597-9336.

Celebrating 50 Years

In 1971, God brought to fulfillment the dream He had planted in Bill Wingard’s heart to start a missions agency. That same year, Calvary Baptist Church of New Bern hosted the first annual Family Fellowship Week. While the faces have changed through the years, what has not changed is the focus on encouragement and fellowship during the meeting. Click here to see what others have said about attending Family Week. June 15-28, 2020, New Testament Baptist Church of Kinston will co-host the 50th Annual meeting along with Calvary of New Bern. Make plans now to attend!

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. These recordings for our missions family contain the Uplift calls in their entirety, including prayer requests and challenges to our missionaries. We hope they will encourage your heart.

Giving All Diligence by Jeremy Lockhart

A Proper Perspective in Prayer by Harold Vaughn

Broken and Poured Out by Chris Swiatocho

What to do When the Pressures Come by Mike Renfrow

Don’t Forget Love! by Gene Krachenfels

The Importance of Intercessory Prayer by Mike Renfrow

From the Desk of a Friend: Fathers

Psalm 78

Space will not allow me to expand thoroughly on the details of this text. However, this passage of Scripture reveals a principle that seems to impact our present-day need of God’s supply of young men to His work. It convicts this father and could be a factor in the shortage of young preachers and missionaries today.

God still calls young men. They heed the call and faithfully serve where God leads. Fathers are not the ones who do the calling. Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, He works in the hearts of these young men. It is a question in my mind if some of these same conditions mentioned in the passage partially account for the shrinking numbers of young men and women hearing the call of God today.

The psalmist, inspired by God, paints a sad picture and gives some clear instructions to fathers. He reminds them that God gave the law, and the testimony has been established. God wants the next generation to hear the declaration of not only God’s law but also His boundless and marvelous works. He delivered His people from bondage in Egypt. He showed His power over nature and miraculously divided the Red Sea. He allowed His people to cross on dry ground and escape the enemy. He supplied a band of millions of people through the wilderness with food and water from a rock. He delegated the fathers to pass these blessings on to the sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons. The desire and the goal of God is that these sons “set their hope in God and not forget the works of God and keep His commandments.” Thank God for good training and the records of godly and influential preachers of the past and present. But the hope and source of leading are of God. The Biblical record shows God’s desire for us to know His works, clear leading, and power.
Sadly, verse 8 says God could not recommend the example of the fathers because the fathers were “a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.” He continues in verse 10 to say they “kept not the covenant of God and refused to walk in his law.” The charges get even more severe in the following verses. Verse 41 states that they turned back and tempted God. God was “wroth.”

As fathers, may God help us make much of the mighty and wonderful works of GOD to our sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons and do our part of producing a generation of servants and soldiers for the work of our Lord. God help us not only to tell, but also to live the example that they may set their hope in God, be faithful to the Word, and to their calling.

If Bro. Hurst’s article is an encouragement to you, please email him to let him know. You may also visit ebarnabas.org to make an appointment with him for encouragement.