In 1993 the Roy and Jinky Twaddell family started a journey with EFM that involved living in several different locations (like the Philippines, Jordan, and England) but always focused on reaching Muslims with the good news of Jesus Christ. They were among the first EFM missionaries to draw our attention to unreached people groups in limited-access countries and how to go about reaching them. It has been a long, eventful, and fruitful journey!
As you will see in their message below, Roy and Jinky are feeling led to retire from EFM at the end of this year. Lord willing, the Twaddells will travel from the Philippines to the U.S. around October of this year and spend time with those who have supported them along the way through prayer and finances. It will be a time to celebrate what the Lord has done! Then they will return to the Philippines where they plan to live and continue in ministry as the Lord opens doors for them to do so. Since the world we live in is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, please pray that this visit to the U.S. will be possible.
On behalf of EFM I would like to express our appreciation to Roy and Jinky for their faithfulness in ministry and their passion to reach the lost for Christ. We are proud of you!
|Here’s the announcement from the Twaddells:
This 2021 year has been unusual. Originally we were scheduled to be back in the USA for our furlough/deputation, but that did not happen. We do pray that we will be able to come towards the end of the year around October/November.
First, we want to thank all our Prayer and Financial Partners for your support of God’s work through us. Together we have seen God’s kingdom come and the salvation of Christ revealed to many.
We had hoped that we would be there right now to make this announcement in person. However, circumstances do not allow this to happen. Jinky and I have been praying over the last two years about God’s direction, which is why we came to the Philippines. It was our thought at the time to stay two more terms and then retire in country. We have prayed and discerned with our close prayer team. We have decided to retire at the end of this term which is December 2021. Our decision then is one of being a good steward and we felt it best to retire, thus freeing up resources for Friends to support new unreached fields.
We have always listened to the voice of the Holy Spirit. After 28 years with EFM and several more as Friends, we are moving on to the next stage of that journey. We will continue to fellowship with Friends here and in the USA when we visit.
Roy and Jinky