Dr. & Mrs. L.C. Smith
February 2013 Prayer Letter
Dear Friends In Christ:
This passed month one of the many young men that God led me to guide in the ministry called. It reminded me of one of the first S.M.I.T.E. groups that came to Mexico. It was the summer of 1963 that a group of young people from TULSA BAPTIST & WICHITA BAPTIST, led by ROSCOE BREWER planned and made a trip clear to VERACRUZ, MEXICO. It was a very long and difficult trip. When the group arrived we discovered that it was the rainy season. It rained every day we were there. We distributed over 5,000 N. T. s in the rain and held evangelistic services each night. There were only ELEVEN people saved. The group was very disappointed as the year before there had been over 200 professions of faith in Monterrey.
One of the eleven people saved was a young man from Puebla,
Mexico, a dockworker in Veracruz. GABRIEL MARTINEZ surrendered his life to full
time ministry and went to Bible College in Cd. Mante. Upon finishing he became a
pastor in Saltillo, Coah. While pastor of the Berea Church he began four other
missions. After a few years he desired to return to Puebla Mexico to begin a new
church. He is still in Puebla and still in the work of our Lord.