Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Smith
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 Web Editor - Don Tarvin
Updated 28 Feb 2012

February 2012 Prayer Letter 

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 in Mexico,
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.