Tom and Joyce Walmsley
TwinPortsBaptistChurch, Superior, WI
Pastor Mark Wagenschutz
Tom grew up in Minneapolis MN; after high school he attended Harrington Institute in Chicago to study interior design. Later he used his talents in the restaurant business and managed several dinner clubs in the Midwest. He was saved at Souls Harbor. Joyce grew up in SD and later taught high school German for 30 years in Minneapolis where they met on a blind date. She was saved following a car accident a few weeks later. Clarke Poorman, pastor of Woodcrest Baptist Church, used the Romans Road to lead her to the Lord and married them a few months later.
Joyce has been on crutches since age 8 due to polio but God has blessed her life in so many ways, including giving her a voice to sing His praises. God sent her a strong, capable husband who has been her dearest friend for 28 years. In 2001 Tom had knee replacement surgery followed by an 18 month bout with a staph infection. During the many months he was in bed or wheelchair, Pastor Poorman sent him Roger Olson’s book, “I’m Just A Layman”. This book changed our lives forever. We heard for the first time about Amazing Grace Mission. Dr. Gardner, founder of Amazing Grace Mission, visited Pastor Paul Taylor’s church in Minneapolis where Paul told him about the Walmsleys. The first time we talked with Dr. Gardner, he invited us to join the mission. It was the very thing we needed to get us through Tom’s many surgeries on his leg. God gave us a vision of what we could do to serve Him. What a joy it has been to see lost souls saved at the fairs in the Midwest during the summer months and to work behind the scenes at the AGM office with John Gardner during the winter months. We have met so many fellow missionaries and have presented the work of Amazing Grace Mission wherever we go.
We love what we are doing even though we miss being with our family, especially our young grandchildren: Tommy, Job, Wyat, Taite, Andy and Mia.
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