Missouri couple enters 37th year of mission work in the South Pacific
The Joplin Globe in Missouri reports:
When you hear the words “South Pacific,” you may conjure up images of a beautiful tropical island, or perhaps a highly successful Broadway musical.
For Tobey and Kathy Huff, the images are quite different.
These Joplin natives have spent more than half of their lives as missionaries in the South Pacific, doing God’s work through their Oceania Outreach. And in a few weeks they will leave Joplin once again to return to the overseas ministry they embarked upon 37 years ago.
Sponsored by Mount Hope Church of Christ in Webb City, the Huffs must come back every few years on furlough to raise funds in order to continue their ministry.
With fundraising completed, they will leave Joplin on Sept. 20 to return to the island of Vanuatu, where they plan to open the Christian Institute of Biblical Studies next year.
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FeedbackThank you, Tobey and Kathy for your many years of service to the church and to the peoples of the South Pacific! We were blessed by your visits to American Samoa and we know you have been a blessing everywhere you have been. Vinaka Vakalevu! Tangkyu! Fa’afetai tele lava!
Lynn Ashley, elder
Tafuna Church of Christ
American SamoaLynn AshleySeptember, 6 2012When Jesus said “sell everything and come follow me”, Tobey and Kathy Huff took this seriously. They have lived sacrificial lives–giving up physical conveniences to serve others often overlooked on the missions maps. They have a great family and an even greater love and commitment to the Lord’s work. Please keep them in your prayers! Thank you Tobey and Kathy! May the Lord bless you!Michael LumSeptember, 6 2012Used to partner with these fine folks when we ministered in Papua New Guinea, they in Goroka and we in Port Moresby. Such an encouragement to see them still at work in challenging settings after all these years. While many (like us) have come and gone, Tobey and Kathy are still at it, laboring faithfully in places far from their land of birth. May God ever bless them mightily!Alan HendersonSeptember, 6 2012