Missionary of the Week ____________________________________________________________
Mark and Joanne Landon met in Edinburgh, Scotland
in 1983. Joanne had been serving as a single missionary since 1980, and Mark
visited on a summer team as a Bob Jones
University student. In 1985, on
Joanne's first furlough, they married and returned to Scotland
Mark grew up in western Colorado,
and was saved at the age of 20. He went on several mission teams as a college
student and graduated from BJU in 1984. Joanne was born in Detroit,
Michigan. One of her earliest childhood
memories was of her parents entertaining missionaries. She graduated from Bob
in 1975 and Bob Jones
University in 1979.
The Landons have served in Shetland, Dalkeith and Edinburgh. Their
work includes church and nursing home services, children and ladies'
visitation, and tract distribution. In 2014 the church plant celebrated
20 years of Gospel outreach in NW Edinburgh. Praise the Lord for those
who are willing to travel a distance to attend, for students who have
come through the work and are now serving in other countries, and for
those who faithfully attended until they went to heaven.
Many do not accept the Gospel, but there are many opportunities to give
it out. Much of the mission work is making contacts, befriending people,
meeting up for coffee, and letting one's light shine!