Dick & Linda Thomas

Hospitality & Shipping

Phone: (417) 924-3220 • ext 21

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For over 25 years, Dick and Linda have served in the Shipping Department and Hospitality Ministry.
Dick is involved in researching and buying items missionaries request from the field. Once purchased, Dick packs and ships the items in containers to the remote locations of the missionaries. By Dick searching for items that may not be available or quite expensive in their country, missionaries are freed up to better serve the people. Dick also has the privilege of participating and organizing mission project trips to Brazil and Bolivia. He finds it so rewarding to hear and see the delight in the faces of the national people he is there to help.
Through Linda’s efforts with the Hospitality Network, she counts it a blessing to have befriended so many missionaries and host families. She feels it is the most positive and giving ministry that she will ever encounter—missionaries are so grateful to the hosts, and hosts are so excited to have a missionary visit! Through her work with the Hospitality Network, the traveling missionary families form bonds with people who have opened their home for a free night of lodging and meals.