Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Smith
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- Don Tarvin
01 Dec 2011
Dear Friends In Christ:
This pasted month our good friends AL & JODIE WILLIAMS, from Texoma Piano Co.,
in southern Oklahoma delivered another SIX pianos for the churches of Old
Mexico. We have lost count of just how many they have donated to the work, but
it is over 40. Among those who received one of the pianos are the daughter and
son-in-law of OBERLIN AGUIRRE, who now has a church in Reynosa. Oberlin was
saved under our early ministry in Monterrey and after Bible Collage established
a church in Victoria, Mexico. He is still serving our Lord.
Also we are thankful to Bro. Angel Zapata who is pastor of our First BB church
in Reynosa for his help in getting these pianos into Mexico and to the churches
where they are needed. Last month we asked you to pray with them for a needed
15-passenger van for the work in Reynosa and surrounding area. If you can help
us find a van, either donated or at a reasonable price, please let us know.
The second week of November the pastors and workers of the BBF of Mexico will
meet at Highland Youth camp in southern Mexico - The Rawlings youth camp. It
will be a time of fellowship and the Spiritual uplift of messengers from all
over Mexico. Also it will be a time of raising the mission offering for the
twenty Mexico missionary projects. Please make this a matter of prayer. As you
know travel in Mexico is not safe, and the drug cartel are everywhere. Pray for
the safety of the pastors as well as for the meeting.
Our heart and prayers go to the family of DON BROWN and MARVIN HOOGE who have
been called by our Lord to their eternal rest. Don surrendered to the Mission
Field while I was preaching a conference at Freeway Baptist, Bro. Jack Bridges.
Marvin has been a dear friend and fellow laborer in Mexico for many years.
Please pray for the family of each of these servant of the Lord. May God give
grace and comfort in this time of need.
Beloved we are ever mindful of your sacrifices on our behalf. We do so
appreciate your prayers and your financial help that enables us to continue to
labor here in Old Mexico. God has seen fit to continue to use us and we are
grateful to serve.
Yours for souls
Lonnie & Margie Smith
Saturday morning a memorial service was conducted at Primera
Iglesia Bautista of Hidalgo, Tx. to celebrate the life of missionary MARVIN
HOOGE. Steve Bender, Eddie Lyons, Gary Wilson and various pastors and
missionaries from Mexico were in attendance, as was the family. His ministry
will continue. He was working with this church and the church in Miguel Aleman,