As you may have heard by now, Roy and Jinky Twaddell are retiring at the end of this month (December) from 28 years of missionary service with EFM. When we first announced their retirement in June of this year the Twaddells had hoped to be in the U.S. by now to thank their prayer and financial supporters in person. Shortly thereafter Jinky became seriously ill with COVID-19 and is still recovering from it. The plan now is for Roy and Jinky to come to the U.S. in the spring of 2022 for what might be called a “retirement celebration tour,” and then return to the Philippines where they still plan to live out their retirement years.
When an EFM missionary retires we usually encourage their financial supporters to continue supporting them for an additional three months in order to fully fund their support and transition costs (Twaddells have been underfunded lately). This is the case with Roy and Jinky. If at all possible, please continue your financial support for them until the end of March 2022.
Another thing we like to do for EFM missionaries who are retiring is take up a love offering for them. Donations for the love offering for Roy and Jinky can be made now. Please mark it “Twaddell Retirement Love Gift” when you make that donation. As the retirement celebration tour draws near in 2022 we’ll send out a reminder about the love offering.
In closing, we and the Twaddells would like to express our appreciation to all those who gave to help cover Jinky’s COVID treatment costs. It touched all of our hearts deeply to see how quickly and generously those gifts came in. We also encourage you to be praying about who else the Lord would have you support once your giving to Twaddells comes to an end. We will send further information in February about how to do this kind of reallocation of giving, but you are welcome to contact the EFM office at any time to request changes to your recurring giving.
The Lord bless and keep you during this Christmas season!
Your fellow servant in Christ,
EFM Field Director
- Donate online here on Roy and Jinky’s personal EFM donation page and designate “Twaddell Support Philippines” or “Twaddell Retirement Love Gift.”
- Donate by credit card over the phone at 303-421-8100.
- Mail a check marked with “Twaddell Support Philippines” or “Twaddell Retirement Love Gift” to EFM, PO Box 771139, Wichita, KS 67277.