Yost, Bob & Paula


Meet the Yosts

Bob and Paula Yost both came from California to the staff of Teen Missions Int’l. at different times. Bob arrived in 1989 and brought Paula to Florida in 1990 as his new bride. Bob had been a forest ranger and Paula a dietician.

Bob growing up with a Presbyterian minister for a father had a significant impact in experiencing missionaries right in his own home. Whenever a missionary visited the church, they would have them over to the house. Bob learned to enjoy the excitement of mission work in his growing up years. This mission dedication led him to short term trips throughout the East Coast, Arizona and down into Mexico. Thus the transition into full-time mission work seemed the natural route to pursue. During the 1980’s, Bob and his church body began praying where the Lord wanted him to serve. Bob talked to his work supervisor about his desire to go into full-time missions. Being a godly man, Carl became one of Bob’s prayer partners. In July of 1985, the Lord led Bob away from the US Forest Service and into the mission field. There have been many bumps along the way as he received training, Bible classes and served at a Deaf Ranch in Baja California, Mexico. But all along he knew that the Lord Jesus Christ was in full control.

Currently, Bob Yost serves in the Literature Warehouse collating and packing literature for all of the Overseas and the U.S. Boot Camps. Paula serves in the Finance Department, which keeps her very busy. They also lead tours of the Old Testament Tabernacle. Bob enjoys singing Tenor in several area choirs and doing solo work; he also collects coins, bills, and stamps. Paula enjoys sewing, reading, working in the yard and leading a women’s Bible study.

Prayer Requests

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:57, 58

  • For a closer daily walk with God
  • That God would be in the middle of all that we do
  • For good health


  • Bob – December 17
  • Paula – April 27


  • February 27, 1990

Missionary News

  • Bob & Paula Yost Newsletter (Spring 2018) May 11, 2018 Dear Family and Friends, I think spring has sprung! Life has been quite full and busy. We’re wondering if there is ever a time that things slow down enough so you can catch your breath and catch up. I’m not going to hold my breath on that one. Unfortunately, I cannot report that the chair I was reupholstering is finished. As so often happens, when you get to something you’re not sure of or don’t really like to do, life gets in ...
  • Bob & Paula Yost Newsletter (Winter 2018) February 2, 2018 Dear Family and Friends, As usual, it has been a busy fall and winter for Bob and me with church activities, projects at home and singing and playing bells (Bob, not me!), not to mention all the things going on at Teen Missions. We don’t have time to be bored, God is always bringing something to mind or giving us something He wants us to do or to learn. One of my projects during our time off at Christmas was to reupholster ...
  • Bob & Paula Yost Newsletter (Fall 2017) October 6, 2017 Dear Family and Friends, The last few weeks getting ready for Hurricane Irma, getting through the storm and cleaning up after Irma seem to have pushed a lot of things into the background. Sometimes God allows us to go through storms, whether it be a hurricane like Irma or some other situation going on in our life, to see if we will look to Him for all things or depend upon our own strength and abilities. Speaking as a Californian, I ...
  • Yost, Bob & Paula Newsletter (Winter 2017) February 16, 2017 The Yost Post Dear Family and Friends, This last Christmas season, the verses in John 1:4-5 seemed to jump out at me every time I turned around. In Him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. And God is still speaking to me in terms of light, most recently in John 12:46, I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in ...
  • Yost, Bob & Paula Newsletter (Fall 2016) November 9, 2016 the Yost Post Dear Family and Friends, ¡Hola! We had opportunity to practice what little Spanish we know this summer. Ana and Dunia, the two Ecuador staff who helped us, did not have much English and we did not have much Spanish. Thankfully we had a Spanish/English dictionary and made use of a lot of sign language. We enjoyed getting to know them—we’d been praying for them for several years when we pray for our overseas staff. In person it is much ...
  • Yost, Bob & Paula Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 16, 2016 Dear Family and Friends, Lately, my Bible study group has been studying the minor prophets in the Old Testament. One of the comments last night was that each of the ones we’d gone through so far seemed to be saying similar things. Israel and/or Judah had turned away from God, often other people were sent to conquer them, or situations were tough. In every case God was patiently waiting for them to turn or return to Him. The realization that we ...
  • Yost, Bob & Paula Newsletter (Winter 2016) March 10, 2016 Dear Family and Friends,We trust that you enjoyed family and friends as we celebrated the birth of His Son recently. It is always such a busy time of the year with parties and programs that sometimes I think we lose sight of the true reason for the season. This year (and last!) Bob and I kept busy with a few Christmas parties, the local Christmas parade and of course, Bob sang in several different concerts. The first week or so ...
  • Yost, Bob & Paula Newsletter (Fall 2015) November 4, 2015 Dear Family and Friends,The Teen Missions year is starting once again. We are finishing up from this last summer and looking forward to what God has for us in the coming year. It is always an adventure when you open your eyes, your ears and your heart to what God has for you. This last summer, He took us to Ireland. We had a small team (12 team members) and only three leaders. We worked with Ireland Outreach in Dalkey, ...
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