Kerry & Terri Psinas

Missionary Field Coordinator, Grenada

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Act 20:24

Kerry: I grew up in a home where there were many arguments about finances, so I developed the attitude that if you had enough money, you would not have problems. By the time I was 22, I had achieved a commissioned position with an insurance business, had acquired land, homes, and developed five restaurants, employing 150 people. I became bored with all this and learned how to gamble. In trying to fill a void in my life, I also became a certified scuba diver and a private pilot with commercial and instrument ratings. But the pursuit of all these things was indeed vanity, as Solomon said, although I did not realize it at that time. It wasn’t too many years later that God allowed all my property and holdings to be lost due to my persistent gambling. Ready and searching after this devastation, I entered a Bible-believing church in 1988 and heard the message of Psalm 119:71: “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” The pastor gave an invitation to accept Christ. I met with him later and trusted Christ as my personal Savior on December 21, 1988, at the age of 38. I was then Scripturally baptized on January 1. 1989.

Terri: I grew up believing there was a God, although we never went to church or talked about God except at Christmas in my home. During my high school years, I started going to church by myself, and even went to church camp one summer, but I was trying to get to Heaven by my ‘good life’. The summer I turned 17, my aunt invited me to her Bible-believing church, where they were having revival meetings. The first night, June 19, 1966, I heard the gospel message for the first time and responded to the invitation for salvation. In 1993, I realized, through membership classes at a new church, that I needed to be Scripturally baptized, and made my public testimony in baptism on October 3, 1993.

The Psinases joined IGM in 2001.

The field of Grenada:

  • 134 square miles in area, Grenada encompasses the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique. The main island of Grenada is 12 miles wide and 21 miles long. The islands are part of the Windward Island chain and are volcanic in origin. A central mountain range divides the island east and west.
  • Grenada’s population is about 100,000. The culture is a mix of British, African, West Indian, and French influences. The official language is English. Major religions include Roman Catholic, Protestant, and some Baha’i.
  • Grenada is an independent state within the British Commonwealth. The major commercial industries are agriculture, especially spices (cloves, mace, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger), and tourism. The climate is warm and balmy with an average daytime temperature of 80°. The rainy season is from June to November.
  • An attempt to establish a socialist/communist state in Grenada was foiled by American, Jamaican, and Eastern Caribbean military intervention in 1983.

 

 

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