You’re invited to the
60th Anniversary Celebration
of World Missionary Press, Inc.

 

David Klassen

David Klassen spent his first 18 years in Paraguay. At 12 he became quite ill from a burst appendix. Fearful, he promised Jesus that if He would heal him, he would tell others about Him. David recovered. When the family moved to Canada he fell in with ungodly friends, but at 31 he gave His heart and life to Jesus. Jesus had finally become his Lord.

When David was asked to manage the large family ranch in Paraguay, God put it on his heart to serve Him in another capacity, according to Matt. 6:24, 33 and Acts 1:8, and not as the ranch manager. He became involved with missionaries serving in Bolivia and Paraguay and saw the great need for the printed Word of God. While attending the Amsterdam 2000 worldwide missionary conference, he visited the World Missionary Press display. Thus began a part­nership that has blessed the people of Paraguay with millions of Scripture booklets.

David serves as President of Next Generation Ministries, with outreach in Paraguay and Bolivia.

Peter Goertzen

Peter Goertzen was born in Bolivia in 1964. He grew up with Christian parents in a Mennonite home. The family of 10 children moved to Canada in 1980. In the summer of 1983 Peter asked Jesus Christ to be his Savior and Lord. In 1985 he married his wife Mary, who was also from a Mennonite background. Together they studied Spanish at Rio Grande Bible Institute in Texas.

In 1990 Peter and Mary went to Bolivia with the Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference (EMMC), working in Spanish-speaking and Mennonite communities. For eleven years they worked with the mission, bought land which they developed and farmed, and worked in the local church.

In 2016 Next Generation Ministries (NGM) asked Peter to help with the work in Bolivia, where he was intro­duced to World Missionary Press.

Peter and Mary are part of a small independent Baptist church. They have three grown children who love the Lord Jesus and two granddaughters. Peter is presently driving truck. Some of his favorite Scripture passages are John 14 and Isaiah 55.

 

Vicky Benson (Historical Highlight)

Vicky Benson is the daughter of Watson and Rose Goodman—missionaries in South Africa for 16 years– who returned to the U.S. in 1961 in response to God’s call to print Scripture booklets for the world. Vicky married Jay Benson in 1967. In 1976, they responded to God’s call to join the WMP team, Jay as Assistant to the Presi­dent and Vicky as Treasurer and writer.

In 1988, when Jay was appointed President and Vicky Vice-President, they continued the legacy of Vicky’s par­ents for almost 25 years. In January 2013, Jay was called home to be with the Lord. Vicky continues part-time involvement and shares of seeing God raise up the work, fulfilling the vision He had given her father, and how He continues to enlarge and fulfill our vision as we “trust and obey.”

Del Yoder (Special Music)

Raised in the Amish & Mennonite tradition, Del Yoder had an interest in music at a young age and began ministering in his teen years with his family in nursing homes and a local rescue mission. He played the piano and sang and became involved in the local church music program and prison ministry as well.

He entered full time vocational ministry at the age of twenty, traveling with the Gospel Echoes Team Prison Ministry. After 5 years, an opportunity was given to travel with SonRise Ministries in concerts and revivals for a year. In 1991, God opened the door to leading worship and providing special music in crusades, both overseas as well as in America, through Gospel Revival Ministries.

Del married Dawn Murray in April of 1993 and began serving in Fruitport, Michigan as Youth Pastor/Minister of Music and Lead Pastor. After 15 years, he transitioned into chaplaincy and music therapy with retirees and special needs as well as directing the chapel worship program in a local Christian school.

In 2010, Del returned to the Gospel Echoes Team where he currently serves full-time as support staff at the home office in Goshen, Indiana.

 

 

 Saturday, October 30th, 2021

Doors open at 6:00pm; Special music begins at 6:30pm

Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 State Rte 19 N
Nappanee, IN 46550

 

 

Call (574) 831-2111 (ext. 245) for Reservations
Can’t come this year? You can watch live streaming of the celebration online: www.wmpress.org/livestream

 

WHAT?

WMP’S 60th Anniversary Celebration

 

WHEN?

Saturday, October 30, 2021. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Worship begins at 6:30 p.m.

COME EARLY!

(Open seating) Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for coffee/tea/water and fellowship.

 

WHERE?

NEW LOCATION!

Nappanee Missionary Church
70417 State Rte 19 N
Nappanee, IN 46550

PLEASE NOTE:  Food will not be provided at this years Anniversary Celebration
due to COVID. Coffee, tea, and water will be served.

Open House at
World Missionary Press, Inc., New Paris, Indiana

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Tours • See equipment running • Refreshments served    Note: Final tour begins at 3:40.

World Missionary Press is on County Road 146.  To find us, go 3 miles north of US 6 (or 6 miles south
of Goshen) on State Road 15.  Turn east over railroad at WMP sign.