Targeting Unevangelized Remote Regions of the World
Fall Update

What an encouragement it is to have the help and prayers of our friends who help in the BEAM ministry!


BEAM means - Baptist Evangelism - and this is what you are helping us to do; to evangelize places where people have truly never heard the simple message of the Gospel. Recently in the Canadian village of Gitsegukla, BC, my son Greg and I met Grant as he pulled up in his pickup truck saying, "What do you want?" I told Grant as I walked up, "I want to tell you how you can have a clean new slate with the Lord." We were passing out a tract called How to Expunge Your Record (which can be downloaded in a printable format from our website-www.goall.org). Grant was very attentive to listen and soaked up this news like a sponge. I also told him that Jesus was supposed to return one day. Then I asked him if he had ever heard that before. Grant's response was that this was the first time he had heard this. It is not unusual, at all to share the gospel for the first time with Native adults in the villages. Your support helps make this possible to get to remote outreaches of the BEAM ministry. Please pray for lost Natives in our region of outreach, and pray that God would save one who could take on the mission in Hazelton that you have helped us start. The mission work here is slow, but the word continues to go out.


BEAM also means- Aviation Ministry- We are encouraged as God gives this vision to others. Aviation is essential for evangelism in the islands and otherwise inaccessible places in this part of the world. God is blessing Paul's deputation and preparation to fly the future BEAM aircraft. Our home church and pastor are learning what it means to be stewards of an aviation ministry. God is giving us churches and individuals that have the Lord's vision for what this outreach will do, and we see God's timing getting closer to the day the Lord will give all the tools necessary to carry out the Lord's Great Commission in these remote regions.


Baptist Evangelism and Aviation Ministry- Thanks for your prayers. Thanks for your support. It takes a Team and it takes people who care. May God bless you for your help.


Sincerely,

Bro. Mark Bach - BEAM director and The rest of the BEAM TEAM


PS. If anyone would like to designate for the following needs for the BEAM ministry:

  •   The Lord's Airplane- titled to our home church- Community Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, TN.

  • Monthly support added for maintenance and upkeep of the Lord's airplane.

  •  A place to hanger the Lord's aircraft- we will need a place in Hyder, AK or where ever God opens the door.

  •   Prayer for our home church in Tennessee as they shoulder their part of the burden and as they take the yoke upon them. Matt 11:29


    Send your BEAM support to Community Baptist Church- P.O. Box 367 Oliver Springs, TN 37840

    We praise the Lord in advance for all these needs he promised to meet according to his riches in Glory. May God bless you BEAM supporters in a great way! 

May Update

Dear BEAM supporters and praying friends,


Baptist - Evangelism Aviation Ministry- We are still working at the new Baptist mission in New Hazelton, B.C. Thanks to the BEAM transportation, evangelism, and accommodation fund, we are able to reach ever farther in this needy mission field. God is blessing this outreach with new visitors almost every week. Please pray we can see people who commit to be faithful to the Lord's work in New Hazelton. BEAM helps this Baptist mission in a great way. Thanks for your support to fulfill the great commission in distant remote regions. We are encouraged about what God is doing in this local church ministry based in Oliver Springs, TN. We appreciate Pastor Combs and the vision of the church to reach out into the regions beyond by BEAM.

Evangelism - BEAM's evangelism outreach is expanding into other countries. We are encouraged how we are now reaching into other countries with our evangelism tool using the GoAll.org website. Daniel Bach is working diligently on getting people to click on our site using Google Ads in Israel and Sri Lanka, as well as in Terrace B.C. (a new area of focus for our ministry) and it is working. Terrace is a city of approximately 12,000 people. It is amazing how you can reach directly to the whole world today using today's technology. Please pray for Daniel Bach as he pursues reaching the world through this creative access ministry. What a door of opportunity this is for the BEAM ministry and you, our supporters! This outreach is being made possible by BEAM funding.
Aviation - God is blessing Paul Bach in the aviation department of BEAM. We are encouraged by Paul who recently used his instructor experience while in North Carolina. He was able to help Ryan, a fellow pilot get current with his pilot's license, which also helped Paul get more experience flying as well. Thanks, BEAM supporters. Ryan feels called to do missionary work using aviation some day in the future. Lord willing, Paul plans to do some more training in August, as he goes to help prospect missionaries with flying lessons at the Meeting in the Air in Oshkosh, WI. Pictured are Paul and Ryan flying in aircraft in N.C.

Ministry - It is encouraging to see the principle "by love serve one another" in action in the BEAM ministry outreach. The BEAM Team approach is one of service and faith. Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." We are here to serve. Thank you for your service and faith to the Lord. Your prayer and investment into this ministry is making a big difference. Please pray as we continue to expand this ministry to the whole world. It not only can be done, by your help it is being done, and we give God the glory! And we thank those that partner with us. May God bless you as you labour for Him.


Bro. Mark Bach & the BEAM Team



Special BEAM Report

What do you Value?

The date was April 30th, 1975, in the hours just before the final tragic overrun of South Vietnam by the communist, North Vietnamese fighters. After decades of fighting, the United States Armed Forces were pulling out their last tiny foothold in Saigon, South Vietnam and the region was in turmoil. South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians alike were frantic to get out, to escape the torture, death, and destruction that were sure to follow the arrival of North Vietnamese forces. 


The last commercial and military flights out of the country were jam packed with desperate refugees. Others took to the sea in anything that would float in an attempt to reach safety. Tragically, for most, there was no way out.

Operation Frequent Wind was launched in an a last ditch effort to evacuate all US personnel and as many South Vietnamese as possible. An aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, was one of the many ships ordered to the waters off Vietnam to aid in the evacuation effort. Soon, South Vietnamese pilots flying Huey Helicopters filled with people began arriving in the skies above the carrier. In short order, the flight decks were a bee hive of activity as helicopters landed and the refugees were unloaded. 

Meanwhile, back in Vietnam, Major Buang Ly, a South Vietnamese Air Force pilot loaded his family aboard a small reconnaissance airplane. He knew the USS Midway was supposed to be located somewhere off the coast. The two passenger Cessna O-1 “Bird Dog” was dangerously over loaded with himself, his wife, and five small children. To make matters worse, he couldn’t know for sure if he’d be able to even locate the US aircraft carrier. However, he had no other options. Knowing the odds, yet having weighed the cost, he took off with his precious cargo and headed out to sea. 


A crew member aboard the USS Midway spotted a  small reconnaissance airplane flying toward to aircraft carrier. All attempts to establish radio communications with the tiny airplane failed as it flew nearer and began circling low over the ship. After successfully evading enemy ground fire and navigating without a radio, the pilot, Major Buang Ly, had miraculously found the Midway. 


However, the ordeal was far from over. He quickly noticed that the carrier flight deck was jam packed with helicopters. Even if the deck had been clear there was still the problem of an extremely short landing area, far shorter than the length normally required for his airplane. 


After several futile attempts at dropping a message to the ship, Mr. Ly scribbled a brief note on a chart. He stuffed it into his pistol, and on a low pass tossed his weapon onto the deck of the ship. It read, “Can you move these Helicopters to the other side, I can land on your runway, I can fly one hour more, we have enough time to move. Please rescue me. Major Bung, wife and 5 child.”


The message was quickly carried to the ship’s commanding officer, Capt. Larry Chambers, who quickly realized the gravity of the situation. Mr. Ly didn't have enough fuel to make it back to land. Captain Chambers immediately ordered all available hands on deck and gave orders to start pitching helicopters overboard.  Though he believed his decision would get him court marshaled after only five weeks of command, spotters had reported that there were at least four people in the two person aircraft, including children. There was no other choice!

Over the next few frantic minutes, over ten million dollars worth of helicopters were pitched into the South China Sea. Even as the crew worked to clear the deck, five more Hueys landed. These too where quickly unloaded and scuttled.

 

The weather was definitely not ideal, it was raining, the overcast ceiling was low, and the wind was blowing, but there was no time to lose. The Captain ordered the ship full speed ahead in order for the wind over the flight deck to reduce the landing distance required by the little Cessna. He also had warnings broadcast over the radio in both English and Vietnamese warning of the treacherous wake turbulence that would be present behind the moving carrier. Dangerously low on fuel, Major Buang finally received the green light to attempt the landing. 


Landing a land plane on a carrier without a tail hook would be no easy task but the die was cast, and there was no turning back. Major Buang lowered full flaps and slowed down to just above stalling speed. As the crew watched with bated breath, the tiny plane cleared the threshold and touched down on the center line at the normal touchdown point. He bounced once and quickly came to a stop with room to spare, to the cheers of the carrier crew. His family was safe!

This article illustrates how much one captain was willing to sacrifice to save a Vietnamese pilot and his family. Shouldn't we be willing to pay whatever it costs to save those who have never heard the good news of the gospel? That is why our motto is "reaching the lost at any cost.” Aircraft are not cheap. The Navy pitched ten million dollars worth of helicopters into the ocean to save one family. We are asking the Lord to provide an airplane to be used to reach whole villages, families, or even just one individual if necessary, who has never heard the Gospel. Imagine yourself in the place of that one individual. Is it worth it?