IM Announces Commissioning Service for Debbie and Keith Myers

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IM Announces Commissioning Service for Debbie and Keith Myers

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/12)—Debbie and Keith Myers have been appointed by American Baptist International Ministries (IM) and assigned to serve in Mexico with CICEM, Consejo Indígena Campesino Evangélico de México, A.R. (Council of Rural Indigenous Evangelicals of Mexico, A.R.).  The Myers hail from Worthington, West Virginia.

The Myers’ commissioning service will be at the Baptist Temple in Fairmount, West Virginia, on December 1, 2012. Soon after, they will begin language study as commissioned IM missionaries in San Jose, Costa Rica.

“It is this special lament that has been the expression of our family’s faith over the past couple of years throughout the beginning of this journey,” explained Keith.

Lamentations 3:22-24:  Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” 

“We have learned what it is to allow God to be God and us to be us,” he continued. “There has been a temptation to ‘push’ God forward in our timing and not wait on His. Loving and compassionately, the Lord has reminded us through circumstances, His people and His word that His portion is enough and that we are rewarded by waiting on His timing.”

As IM missionaries, the Myers will assist IM partner CICEM in its mission to provide encouragement and support to rural indigenous evangelical churches in their Biblical-Theological training. This training consists of training pastors, church leaders, youth leaders and teachers for the children.  Debbie and Keith have two teenage children, Boyden and Baillie, who are enthusiastic about joining their parents in ministry in Mexico.

“Debbie and Keith, along with Boyden and Baillie, have built a solid missionary partnership network of nearly 50 churches and groups and 75 individuals or families from West Virginia and across the U.S.,” notes IM’s Director of Recruitment Jim Bell.  “As they have spoken in churches and before a variety of groups, they’ve shared their sense of call and a vision for how God will use them to serve the churches of CICEM in Mexico.”  The Myers and IM are appreciative of the great assistance they’ve received from their Missionary Partnership Team (MPT) and the West Virginia Baptist Convention in developing their network. 

Please join IM in celebrating the new ministry of Keith and Debbie and the children.  You may send words of encouragement and communicate directly with the Myers at To learn more about the Myers and their ministry, go to, click on PEOPLE and then on Debbie and Keith Myers.

For more information, contact Catherine Nold:

American Baptist International Ministries (IM) was organized in 1814 as the first Baptist international mission agency in America. It began its pioneer mission work in Burma and today works in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas serving more than 1,800 long-term and short-term missionaries. Its central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationship with God, and change their worlds through the power of the Spirit. It works with respected partners in over 70 countries in ministries that meet human need. 

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with 5,500 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.