Family News Issue 1-2019

Williams Phiri Has Gone Home 

One of our African Mission Partners, Williams Phiri, passed away in his home country, Zambia, on 27 September after a short illness. His funeral took place on 28 September in Lusaka. Williams had been serving in Mozambique with Andries and Sunette Schwartz and was in Zambia preparing to go back to Mozambique when he fell ill. We will miss him as he was an excellent linguist, speaking at least seven languages. 

– Rod Talbot – Former Regional Ministries Director – Africa and Middle East

Dr Wilbur Farmilo Retires after Twenty Years on the WOI Board

After graduating from medical school in 1977, Wilbur took a gap year. He spent six months with the Philippine Aid Ministries team in Cebu (serving alongside John and Mary Elliott, Max and Dorothy Chismon, and others) and a similar period of time with a rural hospital in North India (near the Nepalese border) before returning back to NZ to take up a surgical practice in 1979. Wilbur became a WOI Board Member in 1998. He served as Board Chair from 2013 to 2018. WOI has been truly blessed to have had such a wonderful person with such a passion and commitment to world missions and to WOI serving in its ranks.

-Rob Reid – World Outreach International Board Member 

If you know of any special events or milestones, please send them to communications@world-outreach.com. 

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    Greg Stetski
    25th March 2020

    I just discovered this link, and we are very sad. Brother Williams helped translate our Bible stories into many languages of Africa, and was working on more when he suddenly stopped emailing with us. Now we know why. Many children in Africa are hearing about Jesus in their own language thanks to our dear brother. We praise God for Williams!

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