Delaine Dimsdale Commissioned as an IPHC Missionary
- World Missions Ministries Communications’ Office
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – On Nov. 23, 2022, the IPHC World Missions Ministries’ (WMM) Council unanimously approved Delaine Dimsdale as the newest IPHC missionary to Belize.
The motion adopted by the council read as follows:
“Based on the recommendation of Steve Cofer, Director of Missionary Care for World Missions Ministries of the IPHC, Miss Delaine Dimsdale has been approved as a candidate for missionary status with the World Missions Ministries.”
Delaine, a member of IPHC Spirit Life Ministries Conference in South Carolina under Superintendent Bishop Ray Boggs, has been making ministry trips to Belize since 2006. While there she has helped direct vacation Bible schools, youth camps, and has ministered at women’s conferences. Now, in full support from her conference and Bishop Boggs, she is preparing to spend her first missionary term in Belize assisting missionaries Gene and Elizabeth Hancock in the many daily tasks involved in ministering to the people.
In a note to the WMM Council, WMM Executive Director J. Talmadge Gardner wrote, “As most of you know, the Hancocks are the only full-time WMM missionaries serving the nation of Belize. If approved, Ms. Dimsdale will be an asset to the existing ministries and will fulfill areas of responsibilities where the Hancocks need assistance.”
With the Council’s approval, Delaine will now begin her itineration process to raise the necessary funds for life on the field.
Once on the field, Delaine will use her administrative skills to organize and file ministry materials, assist in teaching and preaching when opportunities arise and will be a vital part of the overall growth of ministry efforts in Belize.