Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Smith
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 Web Editor - Don Tarvin
Updated 31 Mar 2012

March 2012 Prayer Letter 

Dear Friends In Christ:

Just 30 miles south of Monterrey Mexico is a small lake called “La Boca” (the mouth). It is fed by water that comes from the “Cola de Caballo” (Horsetail falls). On the southeast corner of the lake, we (Smith family) constructed and operated a Youth Camp for over 40 years. It has a hidden river under it so we named it “Rio Escondido”. Only God knows how many young people have found the will of God in their life or how many souls have been saved as a result of this camp. During the summer months we conducted from 8 to 10 group of American Youth in evangelism and construction and there was two Mexican camps.

During those days, the S.M.I.T.E. groups helped us build over 50 church buildings in the area. One such building was in Col. Pescadores in the Village of CERCADO, in the area of SANTIAGO. In 1983 JOHN & WANDA CASIAS came to Cercado to begin their ministry. John took over this building and the work prospered. He and his family began several other missions in the area. On February 5th John and Wanda were brutally murdered in their home just west of Santiago. No arrest or suspects have been apprehended. Please pray for the Casias family.

Northern Mexico is a very dangerous place to be for all Americans. Praise God that all of the churches we have built have a Mexican pastor. We are able to help with counseling, prayers and by the printed page. Each church continues to win souls and because of the drug wars, the attendance has grown. Pray for the work in Mexico.

For over 50 years we have conducted and furnished material for Vacation Bible Clubs in many of the churches we have had a part in building even though the cost has increased each year. The last few years’ material for over 60 DVBS has been sponsored by your prayers and financial help and conducted by the pastors and workers. Over $4,000.00 was needed in 2011. We need your help again this year. We try to order the materials before Easter so that Pastor Angel Zapata can deliver them at our National Fellowship that is observed the week after Easter, thus saving shipping cost. Please pray about helping us again this year and if you can help, please designate DVBS.

Beloved we are ever mindful of the burden you carry at your church, and we are so thankful that you continue to pray and help finance our ministry.

Yours for souls in Mexico,
Lonnie & Margie Smith

P.S. Text message just received shows that two churches under Danny Jones in Monterrey were robbed and threatened. It is believed the same people who robbed and killed the Casias used info from computer to locate other churches. No one was hurt in either incident. Monthly fees demanded.