It was 13 years ago that I became a new creature in Christ, at the odds-defying age of 34. Called to preach in 2005; and although called to be a missionary in 2009, it was not until late 2011 that the Lord directed me to the BEAMS ministry. I served as Associate Pastor from 2008 to 2011 at Bible Baptist Church in Coquille, Oregon. I get great joy in serving my Saviour, Jesus Christ, whether it is preaching God's Word, teaching Bible Club, or just mowing the church lawn. I believe God has great plans for BEAMS here in the northwest, and I look forward with anticipation as he continues to lift up the BEAMS ministry.
The ministry of BEAMS helps independent Baptist missionaries by providing them complete hardback Bibles (free of charge) to put in the hands of their saved people. Currently we can provide a Bible (on average) for $8, and we ship them mostly in packages of six or eight. A personal Bible is critical for Christian growth and many people who are saved on the foreign fields cannot afford a Bible or find one to purchase. It is because of this great need that I travel to churches exalting the Word of God and seeking support for BEAMS. I do not receive any support or financial help from offerings given for Bibles, or from the BEAMS ministry.
Pastor, it is my desire to show you how BEAMS can be a blessing to your missionaries and how we can meet their needs for Bibles. Please contact me for a meeting in your church, or with any questions you may have.
Bro. James Salisbury
Missionary to the NW Territory (N. CA, NV, ID, OR, WA)