Bill & Sue Vinton
Bill and Sue Vinton have been serving with GMI since 1983. They first ministered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 1984-2013, where they were blessed to spend many years living close to Bill’s grandfather who went to Congo in 1918. While there they were involved in a variety of ministries but their central focus was on training pastors, church leaders, and their wives. During the many years in Congo they raised three daughters and made lifelong friends, but they eventually felt God prompting them to leave Congo. After an extended visit to Malawi they believed God had prepared them for ministry in that country. They moved to Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, to work alongside other GMI missionaries and nationals who are serving there. They are now enjoying the fruitfulness that comes with working on a diverse team of missionaries and Malawian leaders.
Bill is passionate about working with the pastors and leaders of the 25 churches in the Grace Church in Malawi. He is involved in discipleship, teaching in the Bible schools, and writing literature for church ministry and the Bible school program. He is also heading up the International Teacher Training (ITT), a program to train men in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to be Bible school teachers. This involves teaching or facilitating two 2-week courses each year in these countries and doing lots of texting in between times.
Sue finds joy working with kids so she focuses on children’s ministry, working together with the churches’ director of children’s ministry and two other women. They are working on developing a curriculum in Chichewa to be used in teaching children and are making efforts to train children’s workers.
Bill and Sue’s three daughters are all married: Andrew & Rachel (parents to Ari, a boy born in 2017, and Ayanna, a baby girl born August 27, 2019; Aaron & Christina (parents of Stella, born in June 2019); and Moses & Laura (proud parents to a dog named Duke). They love spending as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren.
To read Bill and Sue’s most recent newsletter, click HERE.