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Missionary Spotlight – Things we wish you knew
September 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Things we wish you knew

Things we wish you knew I never dreamed my missionary calling would involve wearing so many hats - preacher, carpenter, translator, mechanic, linguist, plumber, photographer, solar electrician, conference speaker, dental assistant, grave-digger, airstrip maintenance man, and rodent extermination consultant. I've donned them all.     On top of that, Beth is a pharmacist, schoolteacher, editor, nurse and…

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Missionary Spotlight-Reformed literature in Mexico
February 2005

Missionary Spotlight-Reformed literature in Mexico

I was converted around the age of 12, having grown up in a pastor's home and known the Scriptures from a young age. When I was 15 the Lord began to deal directly with me regarding a call to preach his Word.On the recommendation of my father and pastor, I enrolled in Bible college…

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June 2003

Missionary Spotlight-Fact File

Area: 756,066 square miles.Neighbouring countries: USA, Guatemala and Belize.Environment: Mexico has high central mountains (highest peak 5,700m) and plateaus, and low coastal plains especially in the Yucatan peninsula. Its climate is hot desert in the north and tropical in the south. However, most of Mexico lacks adequate rainfall. The coasts are exposed to severe…

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Missionary Spotlight-Within a bullet’s breadth of hell
June 2003

Missionary Spotlight-Within a bullet’s breadth of hell

Tall and gangly, Ernesto had a quick smile - especially for the ladies. His light skin was the envy of every Pima girl. Isidra, Ernesto's wife, was the first female believer of the indigenous Pima people, and mother of his four children. She loved him dearly, but Ernesto felt he needed several women to…

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Missionary Spotlight-The Protestant Church in Mexico
June 2003

Missionary Spotlight-The Protestant Church in Mexico

The birth pains of the Protestant church in Roman Catholic Mexico came shortly after a time of great political upheaval the 25 years of turmoil and bloodshed that followed Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821. By 1848, Mexico had lost half her territory to the USA. Riots Little is recorded of Protestant missionary work…

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Missionary Spotlight-Baseball
December 2001

Missionary Spotlight-Baseball

Sometimes I ask myself 'What are you doing here, Philpott?' Playing baseball at San Quentin Prison consumes about fifteen hour of my time each week.Some days are dusty and hot, surrounded by ugly yellow brick. Other days a cold, stinging wind blows in from the Pacific Ocean. That wind picks up the dirt and…

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Real Missionary Work
November 1999

Real Missionary Work

What Evangelicals commonly call 'missionary work' (admittedly, a very broad field) involves much that does not meet the biblical criteria for missions. Let me tell you some things which have happened on the mission field and which, in my estimation, are an abomination in the eyes of God.Ice cream Several years ago, a Baptist missionary…

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A visit to the Yucatan
June 1999

A visit to the Yucatan

Walter and Betty Groover came to Merida, Mexico, in October 1964, with three small children. After thirty-five years of faithful service, travelling almost every night of the week to one of the many pueblos (villages) in the state of Yucatan, this veteran missionary and his wife are just as excited about the Lord's work…

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