Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Smith
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- Don Tarvin
28 Feb 2012
Dear Friends In Christ:
It is hard to believe that one month of 2012 has already
passed but we must face reality.
The number of people killed in the drug
cartels war in Mexico according to THE MONITOR of McAllen, TX. January 2012
issue was 47,515 from December 2006 to September 2011. Over 13,000 of these were
killed in 2011. Several missionaries have been threatened, one was killed near
Reynosa and many others have had to leave the country.
None of the 130
churches that we have helped to build have been harmed. None of the pastors or
members has suffered injury or been killed from the unrest conditions. From the
very first work we have built, each church has been established with a Mexican
pastor. I have guided them until they could stand-alone. It has been our job to
get property, build buildings and be available for counseling at all times. From
the first year in Mexico I have taught in a Bible College. Later we began a
printing ministry to furnish Biblical material for Sunday schools and have
published over 65 books to help the pastors and members to grow in the Lord.
Also we have printed over 200,000 songbooks for the Spanish churches.
Jesús Damian is one of over 400 graduates of the Baptist Bible College of
Northern Mexico in Monterrey that was started in 1972. After graduation he was
pastor for several years in the Monterrey area. In 2008 Jesús with his wife
Lorena and son Isaac moved to Saltillo to begin a new work. They are now working
with an independent Baptist missionary. They have established a work in a
village called LA PUERTA about 60 miles south of Saltillo. And recently have
begun a new work in the town of ARTEAGA near Saltillo. God continues to bless
with souls saved. They have a place to meet for each work. Please pray for this
family and both missions.
Beloved again we wish to thank you for your
faithfulness in prayer and financial support for our ministry. We believe that
the best is yet to come. The Mexican pastors have matured and continue to serve
the Lord. Our CBBM has become a strong missionary organization and are reaching
other countries with the gospel. Praise God we are permitted to see and be a
part of these marvelous things.
Yours for souls
Lonnie & Margie Smith
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mark Williams family
who are missionaries serving in Mexico with BBFI in the home going of their dear
wife and mother Debbie.