About Us

Hello! We are Seth and Paige Cuthbertson, missionaries on deputation to Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. We began working with Baptist World Mission in April 2016, were married in June 2016, and began part time deputation in September 2016 while finishing up our college education at Ambassador Baptist College. Paige got her undergraduate degree in Missions and I got mine in Pastoral studies. Because of the nature of our vision, I also pursued a Masters degree and completed this degree in Biblical studies in 2018. After finishing up college, we began full-time deputation in May of 2018. Our goal, Lord willing, is to reach the field in June 2019.

About Us

 

Hello! We are Seth and Paige Cuthbertson, missionaries on deputation to Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa. We began working with Baptist World Mission in April 2016, were married in June 2016, and began part time deputation in September 2016 while finishing up our college education at Ambassador Baptist College. Paige got her undergraduate degree in Missions and I got mine in Pastoral studies. Because of the nature of our vision, I also pursued a Masters degree and completed this degree in Biblical studies in 2018. After finishing up college, we began full-time deputation in May of 2018. Our goal, Lord willing, is to reach the field in June 2019.

Vision

The Vision Paige and I share in going to Côte d’Ivoire is to plant independent Baptist churches that preach the gospel and have as their goal the salvation of souls and the glory of God. We know that multiplication works much better than addition, so the goal is to make disciples that can go and do likewise. The two fields we are focusing on for these fellow laborers are the prisons and the children.

Goal

The route we plan on taking in order to achieve this vision is this. We plan to plant a church in Sassandra near the prison. There we will work with the church and in the prison. Our goal is to have a Bible school in the prison, getting the prisoners saved and growing. We also plan on hold children’s classes; in the long run, possibly even opening an orphanage or children’s home. Out of the prison and children’s ministries, we pray that God will save and raise up men and women who can carry on and take over these ministries and also spread the gospel back to their villages and towns. We will very likely also work on learning a local tribal language while in Sassandra. This will enable us to minister at a deeper level than speaking only French. The mother tongue is a powerful tool to reach the hearts of people. In Côte d’Ivoire there are somewhere around 78 different languages.

Plans

Our plan now is to finish our training at Bible college this May while also traveling on deputation. Our plan is to get all the support we need by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019 so that early in the summer of 2019 we can head for the field. God has already proven Himself strong and we are confident that He is more than able! We are excited to see what God intends to do with and through us. He certainly has proven Himself faithful! All glory belongs to Him!

Sent By:

 

Independent Baptist Church

380 West Boughton Road

Boilingbrook, IL 60440

Phone: (630) 759-1900

Anniversary:

06/03/2016

Birthdays:

Seth: 5/30

Paige: 4/12

Eden: 7/4/2017

Zion: 1/22/2019

Our Mission Board:

 

Baptist World Mission

P.O. Box 2149

Decatur, AL 35602-2149

Phone: (256) 353-2221

Seth’s Testimony

I was born in NC while my parents were in transition from the mission field in Liberia to working with the Liberian refugees in Ivory Coast. They went to Liberia as short term missionaries and then returned from the field because of the war that broke out in 1990. They then raised some more support and went to Ivory Coast. I was there before my first birthday.

When I was 5 years old, we were on furlough and were staying in Salem Baptist Church’s missionary house, in Winston-Salem NC. Some of my siblings and I stayed in the finished attic and one evening, I think in either the fall or winter, my dad was having devotions with us and I asked Jesus to save me. I do not remember what exactly I said but have always remembered that night as the night that I got saved.

As I grew up, I kept learning about God and started a very good habit that I still have today of reading my Bible every day. I think I was about 11 when I started, but as I grew I also began to doubt my salvation. I prayed countless times for God to save me. Those were pitiful nights when I went to bed having to try to reconvince myself that I was truly saved. The doubts came and went for quite a while until I finally realized that my salvation was not contingent upon me but upon Him and He is not a liar.

Paige’s Testimony

I was saved at the age of six on March 14, 2001. The church I grew up in used the Patch the Pirate curriculum back then, and the devotional section I had to do that day was a salvation message. My mom read through it with me several times and explained it to me, and I realized that I was a sinner in need of Jesus Christ. That day, I knelt in our living room with my mom and prayed that Jesus would be my Savior.

As a teenager, I became angry and bitter because of some trials our family was going through. My relationship with God was almost non-existent and remained that way for a few years. Finally, the Lord got a hold of my heart and I slowly began rebuilding that relationship with Him which I had torn apart in the years before. But while my heart was open to God, my heart was not open to His will for my life. I had my own set of plans, and I was determined that things would go my way. After graduating high school and sitting out a year, I decided that I wanted to go to college. We thought about different local colleges, but nothing seemed to work out. Finally, my mom remembered Ambassador Baptist College, where I decided to go for a One Year Certificate in Bible. After that, I would come back and do whatever I wanted for the rest of my life— or so I had planned.

The summer of 2013, just a few weeks before I went to college, I went on a missions trip with my church to Costa Rica. The Lord was strongly pressing missions on my heart, but I fought it until the last day of the trip. In the end, I told the Lord that yes, I would go into missions… but I would do it with a grudging spirit. Then, in the middle of the semester, at ABC, I experienced their annual missions conference. Again, the Lord was making it impossible for me to get missions off my mind, and at the end of the week, I willingly surrendered to go wherever He wanted me to go. It was amazing to finally have a life’s purpose, and to know that God had a plan for me! But I didn’t know where He wanted me to go yet. That same year, I met Seth Cuthbertson, and God showed me through him where he wanted me to go… and that I wouldn’t be going alone. I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy to me, and that He desires to use me in His service! And I praise the Lord for the wonderful gift He gave to me in my sweet husband Seth.

Seth’s Testimony

I was born in NC while my parents were in transition from the mission field in Liberia to working with the Liberian refugees in Ivory Coast. They went to Liberia as short term missionaries and then returned from the field because of the war that broke out in 1990. They then raised some more support and went to Ivory Coast. I was there before my first birthday.

When I was 5 years old, we were on furlough and were staying in Salem Baptist Church’s missionary house, in Winston-Salem NC. Some of my siblings and I stayed in the finished attic and one evening, I think in either the fall or winter, my dad was having devotions with us and I asked Jesus to save me. I do not remember what exactly I said but have always remembered that night as the night that I got saved.

As I grew up, I kept learning about God and started a very good habit that I still have today of reading my Bible every day. I think I was about 11 when I started, but as I grew I also began to doubt my salvation. I prayed countless times for God to save me. Those were pitiful nights when I went to bed having to try to reconvince myself that I was truly saved. The doubts came and went for quite a while until I finally realized that my salvation was not contingent upon me but upon Him and He is not a liar.

Paige’s Testimony

I was saved at the age of six on March 14, 2001. The church I grew up in used the Patch the Pirate curriculum back then, and the devotional section I had to do that day was a salvation message. My mom read through it with me several times and explained it to me, and I realized that I was a sinner in need of Jesus Christ. That day, I knelt in our living room with my mom and prayed that Jesus would be my Savior.

As a teenager, I became angry and bitter because of some trials our family was going through. My relationship with God was almost non-existent and remained that way for a few years. Finally, the Lord got a hold of my heart and I slowly began rebuilding that relationship with Him which I had torn apart in the years before. But while my heart was open to God, my heart was not open to His will for my life. I had my own set of plans, and I was determined that things would go my way. After graduating high school and sitting out a year, I decided that I wanted to go to college. We thought about different local colleges, but nothing seemed to work out. Finally, my mom remembered Ambassador Baptist College, where I decided to go for a One Year Certificate in Bible. After that, I would come back and do whatever I wanted for the rest of my life— or so I had planned.

The summer of 2013, just a few weeks before I went to college, I went on a missions trip with my church to Costa Rica. The Lord was strongly pressing missions on my heart, but I fought it until the last day of the trip. In the end, I told the Lord that yes, I would go into missions… but I would do it with a grudging spirit. Then, in the middle of the semester, at ABC, I experienced their annual missions conference. Again, the Lord was making it impossible for me to get missions off my mind, and at the end of the week, I willingly surrendered to go wherever He wanted me to go. It was amazing to finally have a life’s purpose, and to know that God had a plan for me! But I didn’t know where He wanted me to go yet. That same year, I met Seth Cuthbertson, and God showed me through him where he wanted me to go… and that I wouldn’t be going alone. I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy to me, and that He desires to use me in His service! And I praise the Lord for the wonderful gift He gave to me in my sweet husband Seth.