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   John and Alma McKittrick, along with their children, were one of the first families to come toSilva, Missouri to work at and build Missionary Acres.  John was born in east St. Louis, Illinois, and Alma in Lesterville, Missouri.  They attended Omaha Baptist Bible Institute in Nebraska. 

   They served the Lord helping to start a church in Woodburn, Illinois, while John worked as an electrician in radio and television sales and service.  The Lord gave them eight children.

   In 1960 they were commissioned with Baptist Mid-Missions as church planters and church construction missionaries. John & Alma built churches in Mt. Vernon, IL, Portage, Indiana (with a parsonage), Gary, Indiana, Buffalo Grove, IL, Augusta, ME, and Iowa City, IA.

   In 1970, John served as the second administrator of Missionary Acres and continued working in building and maintenance of the property. He served the Lord here at the Acres from 1970 to 1991. They retired in 1991, but John continued to work as he was able.

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Alma worked right along with John, in the building, and planting shrubs and trees, and helping in the overall development of our lovely Acres.

John went home to be with His Lord in 2000 after contributing so much to what we enjoy today.  Alma continues to be a faithful witness in the community and a sweet servant to all she meets.

 Lot A at missionary acres

Lot A at missionary acres

Our website is dedicated to John McKittrick by his daughter Jan who first had the vision to put Missionary Acres on the web. Our desire is to create an internet presence that would present this work to the world.