Roy and Jinky retired from their 28 years of missionary service under EFM at the end of 2021. This spring they are in the US to meet with and thank those that have supported their ministry.
During their visit we would like to bless them with a financial love gift. We invite you to participate by contributing to the gift. Please take a look at the Twaddell’s newsletter aquí and prayerfully consider how much the Lord would have you give. The different options for how to contribute are listed below.
We also encourage you to read this letter prepared by Duane Comfort, former Associate Director of EFM. As you will see in the letter, Duane has been a part of Roy and Jinky’s work from the beginning!
|Roy and Jinky Twaddell, with their children, began exploring ministry possibilities with Evangelical Friends Mission when I was on staff in the Arvada, Colorado office. They came to EFM with a desire to minister to unreached people, especially Muslim people in limited access countries and had a people group named that they felt the Lord was leading them to. Jinky, being a trained Dentist, planned to use her skills to reach people wherever the Lord led.
It was interesting to note that the EFM Board had just stated a new goal to identify and begin ministry to unreached people, so a working relationship was begun in the early 1990’s. Twaddell’s at the time had done much prayerful research and felt led to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation” and felt a call to minister to an unreached people group in Iran.
Working with people in a restricted country is very difficult, but with much prayer and persistence, contact was made with a Muslim Background believer from the group they were targeting, and a relationship was established. In the process of meeting people from the group, the Twaddell’s moved to several different countries and began discipling believers from the group.
Roy became very adept at communicating with these people on the internet, in a day when that kind of ministry was barely beginning to take place. He and Jinky learned to contact people individually, disciple people on the internet in small groups and even hold worship services with people from that language group. The worship times included people from several different cities and even countries and through this method, several worshiping groups began to form. (Those of us in the States might be able to relate to this type of worship better since COVID-19 hit, as we learned to worship online as well for a few months.)
Throughout their ministry they found many obstacles popping up, but they continually persevered, praying for God’s help, leading, wisdom and to supply their needs. He has been faithful!
In the last few years, they have been working from the Philippines, Jinky’s home country, but still in contact with people from around the world. I think they deserve to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servants!”
For His Great Cause,
All offerings marked “Twaddell Love Gift” will be passed on to them in full. You can:
- Donate online aquí on the Twaddell’s personal EFM donation page.
- Donate by credit card over the phone at 303-421-8100.
- Mail a check marked with “Twaddell Love Gift” to EFM, PO Box 771139, Wichita, KS 67277.
Thank you for considering a love gift to the Roy and Jinky as they step into this next chapter of ministry.
Together in Christ’s service,
Stanley David Leach