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October 16th, 2013

Carothers join Missions Ministry as missionaries-in-residence

In 1985, the International Mission Board (IMB) appointed Ron and Margie Carothers as missionaries. And by 1987, they landed in Guatemala with their three young sons to get started.

In 2001, the couple spearheaded the founding of AMIGUA, the Guatemalan Missionary Association, to promote missions awareness in the country.

Later in 2009, they helped found an organization called COBAMI, the Baptist Missionary Cooperation in Middle America. Involving the cooperative efforts of seven countries, it has created a network of communication between Baptist missions movements in Mexico and Central America.

Just recently, they completed 27 years of service with IMB in church planting with a program called "Training for Trainers." And for the last 12 of those 27 years, they've mobilized men and women in Middle America and the Caribbean to share Christ with others.

The Carothers have a passion for seeing the world come to know Jesus. They want to continue to raise up a generation of people who will mobilize and motivate their own churches into missions.

On October 1, they joined our Missions Ministry for one year as missionaries-in-residence. This will help them transition into retirement and be near their three sons, plus their families, who all live in Tennessee.