David Guiles, executive director of Grace Brethren International Missions in Winona Lake, Indiana, was the main speaker for today’s GBIM-sponsored “Retiree & Volunteer Luncheon” held at the 2517 Restaurant in Warsaw, Indiana, at noon.
Guiles, who has just returned from several weeks in Africa, gave updates from various fields where Grace Brethren missionaries are working. In beginning his remarks, he displayed a missionary contract from the early 1900’s with pioneer missionaries to Argentina, who at that time made a seven-year commitment to stay on the field and were paid $90 a month.
A number of volunteers and retired missionaries were honored before the approximately 100 people who attended. Among those honored were members of a Global Prayer Group from the Winona Lake, IN, Grace Brethren Church, who have been meeting every Wednesday night for a number of years to pray for Grace Brethren missionaries. Several missionary recruits currently attending orientation sessions were also present.