Our First Update!

Dear Praying Friends,

We wish to thank you for your prayers on our behalf as we have begun the deputation process.  We have been so blessed by God these past few months.  We were excited to be able to visit our field, Suriname, in August.  The Champlin family, veteran missionaries in Suriname, graciously hosted us and helped us we surveyed the country.  The Lord truly used this trip.  Joining the Calvary Bible Baptist Church, founded by the Champlin family, for services was a tremendous blessing and an encouragement that the work can be done.  The opportunity to see Suriname and its many peoples renewed and strengthened the burden that we have to reach Suriname with the Gospel of Christ.  We want to say a sincere “THANK YOU!” to all those that helped us make this trip possible!  Your prayers undoubtedly granted protection and helped make the trip a success!

Upon are return from Suriname we immediately began scheduling and heading to meetings on deputation.  We were encouraged by the loving spirit of the people of West Jacksonville Baptist Church.  We were privileged to be with them for their missions emphasis month.  They voted to become our first supporting church.  We are so thankful!


Emily and I are excited about what the Lord has in store for us as continue deputation.

In Christ,

Mark Mariner