Dear Pastors, Friends & Family,
October 1, 2015 (Aug. – Sep. ’15)
We are on our first furlough now and glad to be back in the United States though we miss Mexico very much. Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement, as well as your interest in our family, souls & missions, Mexico and Mexico City. It is hard to put into words how appreciative and grateful we are for your partnership with us.
When we left Mexico, we “sold” all of our furniture, etc. (actually practically gave it away to some people in the church). We couldn’t afford to pay for storage there nor to ship it back to the U.S. We have been married over 26 years and have much less material possessions now than we did when we got married. But we sure have been blessed spiritually over the years (and materially, too). Psalm 23:1 says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” This is a familiar, or I should say overly familiar verse, but it is very real to us as missionaries. God is faithful to supply our needs (Phil. 4:19). Amen! When Joseph ruled in Egypt under Pharaoh, he commanded his brothers to return to … Read More »
Dear Pastors, Churches, Friends & Family,
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! I mentioned it in the last prayer letter but let me say again that at the end of this month, we will begin receiving our mail c/o V.I.B.M on the border at PO Box 908 Donna, TX 78537. Of course, our financial support stills goes to and through our home church (First Baptist Church of Kenmore in Akron, Ohio).
A lot has happened since our last prayer letter. On a personal note, our daughter, Hannah, was recently engaged to nice young Christian man – Mark Martinez, who just graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City. Amen! Hannah will graduate from there, as well as get married, next May. Mark plans to assistant pastor for a while in Colorado then church plant in Colorado. We knew this was coming and we are very happy for them. Also, we were finally able to replace our van. Praise the Lord! Thank you for all who prayed and gave. Our replacement is new enough that we can drive it in Mexico City every day of the week (for a few years) and not be limited by emission laws, as well as we could nationalize … Read More »