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ALUDOS B I L L HOFF

THE

THE TH E

FA MILY

APARTADO POSTAL NO. 57 QUERETARO, QR O. MEXICO

NEWS

OF

APARTADO

POSTAL NO.

QU E ER RE ET TA AR RO O//

f h e [NHUEnCE OF CHRIST

PUBLISHED QUARTERLY

NORM NO RM DUNG DUNGAN AN FAMILY

VOL.

11

NO .

IN

QR RO O.

7L\l

MEXICO

CENT CE NTR RAL MEXI MEXICO CO

3

FEBRUARY

1980

T h € iNFtUEuee OF O n e U f s standards have ceased to

worldly

 

c o u n t i n o u r e s t im im a t e o f a n y

were to meet   m on the stre stree^^ e^^^rg ^rgari arito] to]^ ^ would seem no d i f f e r e n t from ai5 ^^T5EHer ^ young man frcm a s m a l l v i l l a g e . And s o i t s eemed t o u s t h a t f i r s t d a y h e knoc ke d a t our door.

-H e had

io program   Dulces h e a r d t h e r a d io Homentos and had s e n t fo r th e free Bi bl e co rres p o n d en ce c o u r s e we o f f e r a t t h e en d o f each program. An d n o w h e w as a t o u r l e a m more.

door to

B ut it d id

not take

ea a li li z e t h a t t h e r e wa s long f o r us t o r e s omething more t o t h i s young mem t h a n m et t h e e y e . A t 1 7 , h e a l r e a d y h ad a m a t u r i t y t h a t memy f a i l t o r e a c h i n a l i f e t i m e . He came b a c k many t i m e s a f t e r t h a t first visit an d alw ays w i t h q u e s t i o n s . H i s o ne g o a l i n l i f e wa s t o f i n d G od's w i l l f o r hi s

life

and

then

to

do

it

We i n v i t e d hi m t o camp t h a t summer, a n d gave himself fully t o Cturist i n b a p t i s m . . From t h e b e g i n n i n g , Margarito t o o k s e r i o u s l y t h e commandment t o   l o v e God a nd y o u r n e i g h b o r . He wa s i n s t r u mental i n wi deni ng and p u t t i n g c o b b l e s t o n e

t her e he

on th e

streets

of

h is v illag e .

He s aw a

o f t h e men i n t h e v i l l a g e cuid was a l e a d e r i n beginning a c o o p e r a t i v e t o t e a c h them c a r pe nt r y.   Th e wood wa s a l r e a d y a v a i l a b l e i n t h e m e s q u i t e

n eed f o r employing s a n e

t r e e s t h a t grew n e a r b y . H is compas s ion f o r human n e e d wa s g r e a t a n d i t e x t e n d e d t o both s o u l and body. When t h e c o o p e r a t i v e f i n a l l y ha d a b u i l d i n g f o r t h e i r work, h e i n v it i t e d t h e chur ch i n Queretaro t o meet t h e r e w iitt h t ho h o se s e he h a d b e e n s p e a k i n g t o o f C h rrii s t. t. We w en t o n e e v e n i n g a n d w er er e s u r p r i s e d a t t h e num ber o f people fran t h e v i l l a g e who came o u t . M a r g a r i t o ha d b e e n a g r e a t i n f l u e n c e i n each o f t h e i r l i v e s . H is l o v e was b ei n g f e l t i n a g r e a t way.

L e s s t h a n a month a g o , we h a d t h e p r i v i M a r g a r i t o s f i r s t s e rmon.

lege o f hearing

a n o ta ta b l e e v e n t i n t h a t i t w a s at He s a i d t h a t h e h i s own f a t h e r s f u n e r a l .   t

was

h a d n o t r e a l l y p r e p a r e d i t — h e j u s t spoke \irtiat t h e S p i r i t l e d hi m t o s a y — b u t i t ha d (1 ) A l l o f u s o n e three definite points: d a y w i l l meet t h e same f a t e a s my f a t h e r — d e a t h a n d judgment b y G o d . ( 2 ) I f we w an t t o b e i n a r i g h t r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h God, we m u s t come t o know h i m b y t h e o n l y m e a n s He h as as e st st e J Ja a llii s h e ed d — His S o n , Jesus Christ. w a n t d o (3 ) I f we t o know how t o this we n e e d t o s t u d y t h e B i b l e G o d ' s Word t o man. he offered to give free After this a

New T e s t a m e n t t o cmy who w i s h e d o n e . Needless t o s a y , we w e r e a l l moved t o tears

(C Co o nt n t iin n ue ue s o n p a ag g e 2)

 

God h a s

how a sh o r t time l a t e r . M a r g a r i t o b a p t i z e d h i s m o t h e r euid tw o o t h e r members o f h i s f a m i l y . An d t h e r e ha av v e f ol o l llo owe ed d over t h i r t y laore baptisms Th e b e a u t i f u l p a r t o f t h i s s t o r y ,

since

by

t o cone

e v e r , was

th e

g r e a t l y u s e d o n e young roan wh o

standards

w orld s

s p e c i a ll,, t o show t o o t h e r s t h a t

t i m e s w h a t h a d b ee n

sown.

D tK

sac

COMMON The

N at i o n a l in

o f eq equ uip ipp pin ing g th e

interior

of

th e

F or th e

Mexico.

task o f

gospel

Testament

GOALS fr<xn S a t u r d a y t o Monday.

wa s

primary purpose

th e

young men f o r

t h e New

spreading

Institute

B ible

1974 with

 

re lo c a te

to

the

i n mos t p l a c e s ) .

in

pated

first

Institute

There

the

with

and

lost

a

and

th e

concern

conviction

t h a t evangelism

i n t h e i n t e r i o r o f Mexi co requires graduates with a special preparation. For t h a t reason, th e I n s t i tute differs from t h e t y p i c a l U . S . B i b l e College

The

school

week

runs

fro m

T ue sd ay

through Friday; and every s t u d e n t i s re quired to be on th e fie ld in service

3<IC

;>iic

MK

I^OC

the

har vest can be a ttr ibute d

is n o

  official

tie

between

i B a j i o C h r i s t i a n Mi s s i o n an d IBN. I because w share  ommon goals and and

R e n t e s , a 1972

vision

b^^^gms during

t o e a r l i e r p l a n t i n g s an d cultivating t h a t h a v e o n l y r e c e n t l y come t o f ru r u i t io io n . B u t o t h e r g r o w t h h a s c o m e fro m th e p l a n t i n g and n u r t u r i n g o f the Institute p e op o p le l e t he h e m sse e lv l v e ss..

Th e f o u n d e r £uid c o n t i n u i n g P r e s i d e n t o f

with a

t h e y have p a r t i c i

har ves t

A part of that

o ut u t si si de de t he he c i t y .

for

year, th e

ha s been exciting s i n c e t h e coming o f t h e IBN t o Q u e r e t a r o .

in

ini c Eagle graasds u e o ole gi^ bdTidcyon a m i sf a Cfol o recgi e f^u l Bain P . atHe young

over^SO

tfie

and in O ctober , th e I n s t i t u t e began c l a s s e s i n facilities just rented

m a n — a m an

in

And

f^st 5 monthsr^

Queretaro:

t h e I n st s t i tu t u t e i s -J - J m e st st o

This

^ 22 work rkin ing g with with a t least 11 ar e wo ^gq^rate c o n g r e g a t i o n s (2 workers each

4 yecurs o f h e r l i f e , t h e I n s t i t u t e o p e r ated city o f San Lui s Potosi, i n th e w he re it turned ou t 2 generations of g r a d u a t e s from i t s 3 - y e a r p r o g r a m . T h e n , l a s t y e a rr,, s iin t h e r e w as a n o t h e r B i b l e n ce college operating in the c i t y , i t wa s decided

nothing everyone

i s s p e c i a l t o God.   B ut-s ome seed f e l l on good s o i l and grew and produced a crop—a hundred

then.

founded

is

th e

Yet,

pledge

we have l engdi aintc beneficieil e to a coscton Lord,together // a folu t o work as

I

mu h

as possible

Examples

B^^^ and

V_ N o rm t e a c h s e v e r a l c la la s s e s a t t h e I ns t i tute; the church meets a t r e g u l a r i n t e r v a l s in the Institute building. Ovu: relationship with th e I n s t i t u t e has been a good one; we p r a y t h a t i t w i l l gr ow a n d t h a t th e Kingdom w i l l continue to be b l e s s e d by its

presence

here

taro.

s ac

sac

i n Q ue re

 

PERSONAL

FAMILY AFFAIRS

GLIMPSES

b/e had a btjuu b u t znjoyabtz 6tay t n t h e States t h e JtatteA pant o^'79,

I am cutting i n my kitchen enjoy i n g t h e waAmth o£ t h e beautiful sun-

ouA tHjituAn a mdeZcufed voenz happy o oJuUve

Jsnijxe window 6tne^oA aminag cake thno thnoug ugh h i ti h as I Walt to ne lsh bak ing. And I ' v e been thinking t h a t 'Some o£ t h e most beautiful expenl-

CoJL tAjouble JUttte, but

home di e second o^ Vecmben.. busy sy p/ p/te tepa pa/t /t-OuJi lamity waA kept bu

X jig ^on. ChAZ tmai, 1 dUcj dUcjov ovef efvi vid d that h a v ^ a baby to co t e ^oA. and d ^ v e yeoJL o l d t o teach kept me ^Aoni doXng many thCng^ t h a t J had planned, I d i d manage t o gXi/e 10 boxes o i djook-U/i 06   l an d auddnztti about 60 ChfU tma

caAd6 v U th note

Jun them*

ChAAMtmajb u m a ^un time ^on. a l l Even though Rebecca u m o n ^

0^ U6.

6h e ent old, month the toKz, 6ome MaJik mo^ anxp5ap zA on h en. pnje loujSi t o heZp hefL and made qwLck m/ck 0^ open openin ing g hC own g t^ta. (tie 6pent a loveJ bf a^ennoon uUth t h e Vungan t h a t day. B i l l an d I aAe teaching Mo/tfe kindefvgajvten Cjou/uei thAough a cjOKfuei^ pondence school. He am veAjy anxZou t o Jvead, He attend^k a £edenaZ klndeAg deAgaA aAte ten n hene a well, MaAk leoAned t o Jiide t h e b l c y ^ e t h a t he g o t ^oa ChAlitma An a veAy ^hont time,

Rebecca Z i noio 7 1 / 2 months o l d and AM ' S t i l l chubby, Monk Jijs veAy

special

t o hen..

His

  e noom pnoduc.es a h e n . S h e  m a k e s t i m e

entrance I n to

big ^mile ^ m n

h e n uf a l ke n.

She loves t o cAumble pl as t i c p a p e n . Also p l a y i n g w i t h t h e

phone cond Is

and

tele

a ^avoAite pastime.

She I s a blessing t o ouA family. Hiay God give you t h e peace and

happiness that only comes thwagh knowing

him,

()}on*t you. Apend a l i t t l e time i n pna yen towand t h e gnowth o i t h e LondU

ences oi tiie aAe ^uch sim simple ple things things.. Foa

example, l a s t night vAiile tucking Nathan into bed—a^teA t h e

usual htoniy, dnink o^ wateA, hug-

ev eveA eAyb ybod ody y noutine—we weAe Aeady ^on

pnayen u^en Nathan ^a ^aid id,, Je Jesu suss lo love vess me. Needles6 to hay, i k e teoAs wene my eyes ^U e en n d. d.

AtAong h iiss

in

as he .talked t o

da y a ^te Heathen andOa7 thhade othen had a long a an l k about pnoblem ^he^he-wa wass having. Then s h e Aeached o u t and hugged me and 6aid,  Mom, yoa'nz 6o nic e t o t a l k t o . Morn teoAS, How exciting i t i s t o OUA A childnen gnowing—mentally, 6 e e OU physically, and 6piACtually. Nonm came caAAying home a £ulllen g th miAAoA t h e otheA day.I h a d n ' t mentijoned wa n tin g one (t hat 7 can nememben), b u t he saw i t and thought as A em em in in de de d 7 would l i k e i t — a n d 1 w as again o£ w h a t a blessing oun mxAniage has b e e n t o me.

The giggles o^ b o t h Nathan and Heathen as they  snake down t h e Nonm nm's 's going o u t i n st ai ns togethen, No (when h e h a s a col d) t o l i g h t t h e h o t waten heaten which has

the

nain

bJ wn

out, Nathan's d a l l y monning

announcement— I'm awake', ,Heathen's

pnide i n fixing hen own haiA—these and s o many o t h e n t h o u g h t s come flooding i nt o my mind as I s i t hene, 7 gujess 7 should bake, monz cakes'.

 

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camp ai g n in town n e a r b y ,

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successful Zapata, a small where

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to

several families Christiam

see

h e a r G o d ' s Word the

films

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that:

 

th e

union

20 w i l l

annual

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scheduled

for

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us into

closer f e llll o w s h ip i p a s w e s e r v e Him. bring

t h e new w e l l o n th e orphan success age property w i l l be  

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OF

NEWS

PRINTED

THE NORM DUNCAN FAMILY APARTADO P O S T A L N O QUERETARO QRO MEXICO

FAMILY

S7

NO.

QRO

MEXICO

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outlaws and

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good

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westerns

to wn

w h er er e

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to wn

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shoot

motion p i c t u r e

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As thugs. h e w al al k s d o w n t h e he f e e l s u n easy . He d o e s n o t

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know

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from

behind.

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CHRIST

agitated.

MOMENTS t o l d me t h a t t h e i r

T he b r o t h e r

f o d d e r had

been s et a fi r e. grabbed I m e that he told

shovel

el p , b u t t o h el

should

remain

inside

the

because

a I

fire

m i g h t b e an o p p o r t u n i t y f o r an ambush So w h i l e t h e women b r o u g h t w a t e r f o r t h e b a p t i s t r y and e a r t h on th e t h e me n s h o v e l e d blazing o f fodder Uemilo and stack X stayed i n s i d e and prayed.

the suspense.

When t h e r e w as enough w a t e r Such

1980

was t h e

f e e l i n g a s H e r m iill o a nd nd I

th e

we b a p t i s a d i

hours

tw o

About

sister

later

th

called San F e l i p e walked i n t o a village P u e b l o Nuevo l a s t F e b r u a r y We w e r e t h e r e The o n l y t o b a p t i z e a n 8 0 - y e a r - o l d w o man s o u n d s we h e a r d a s we t r u d g e d up t h e moun I t seemed t a i n p a t h w e r e o u r ow n b r e a t h s . to o q u i e t . I w a s a ll t o o a w a r e t h a t a b o u t stone t w o y e a r s a g o a mo b h a d g a t h e r e d t o

b r e t h r e n managed to put out the f i r e euid sav e a little o f th e f eed. When t h e y c a M i n , i t was g e t t i n g d a r k . greeted ua They a n d t h e n s m u g g le d u s down a n o t h e r p a t h t o

H erm ilo

undamaged

a nd

scxne

of

the

brethren

on

th e

The p eo p l e h ere use an Indian d i a l e c t and not speak Spanish o f t e n do makes one f e e l which e v e n more h e l p l e s s . The fam i l y we w e r e t o visit h e a r d about same p a t h .

C h r i s t t h r o u g h t h e r a d i o progra m a n d e v e n t u al l y asked fo r baptism. B u t t h e rest o f th e v i l l a g e remains opposed to t h e message A r r i v i n g a t t h e b r e t h r e n s h o u s e we b e

gan to fill th e with portable baptistry w a t e r which th e ey y b rro ou ug gh htt f r o m a spring about a m i l e away woman h u r r i e d Then a th e house. very into Her voice sounded

the

I

tr ru uc k

was

to

relieved

that

se e

fo r

except

scratched i nt o t h e p a i n t cense p l a t e s

remove.

As

we

rolled

rocks

left

we

tru c ck k

bad

was

w ords

and two bent l i - i

which someone

a c u t where on

t he he

some

had an

feared

tried to ambush

 t

a p r e v i o u s t r i p p eo p l e had

into

th e

road.

But

a

tractor

w as l e a v i n g t h e to w n a n d we h a d t o f o l l o w He came upon pushed him th e r o c k s and

th e m a s i d e l e a v i n g a c l e a r p a t h f o r u s . We b e l i e v e

t h a t th e Lord has p r o t e c t e d

u s «md a s k t h a t yo u tinued

a l l p r a y ^o r ou r con

p r o t e c t i o n and f o r

in th e v i l l a g e .

th e

20 b r e t h r e n

 

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ANOTHER   FIELD begun a work i n a n e a rb y tovm. R i g h t now it i s j u s t a B ib le stu d y , b u t if h i s p r e v i o u s work i s a n y i n d i c a t i o n , there will s o o n b e cin e s t a b l i s h e d c h u r c h t h e r e . Pray fo r his ministry and t h a t h i s dreams f o r th e Lord

will

be

BH

realized

direc F o r many y e a r s B r o . Bob W r i g h t , C h r i s t i a n o rp to r o f th e r p ha h a na n a ge g e , h as as d o n a te d h is

the

No w a

field

to

th e cor

him

o f our

so me

new l a b o r e r

relieve

H is

consuming t a s k .

to

and fo r

school

newsletters. into

as printer

services

respondence

has

th e

of

name

is

come time-

Ramirez.

Humberto i s n o stranger to evangelis t i c work. F o r s e v e r a l y e a r s he h a s worked with

Gonzalez

Helen

Michoacan.

in

He

is

a n d a c c e p t e d t h e L or d a s h e h ad trouble following

from M e x i c o C i t y ,

a youth.

But

to help At t h a t time Helen, hi m s t r a i g h t e n o u t h i s l i f e , i n v i t e d hi m t o h e l p i n t h e work i n M i c hoa c a n. Under h e r guidance he developed i n t o a very cap He a b le le p e rrss on o n a l w o rk e r a n d e v a n g e l i s t . possessed a strong d e s i r e t o ser v e th e f ur the r prepare L ord and f e l t i m p e l l e d t o h im self, so he atten d ed Colegio Biblico.   th th e v a ay y.

Last ye a r he graduated.

th e need

with

f o r Mexico.

literature

So h e b o t h s t u d i e d printing in th e p r i n t shop o f th e col

and worked

Bo b W r i g h t w a s

lege.

impressed i n v i t e d hi m

shop

Christian

fo r

and

mats)

(straw

even

you;

under

a maximum o f 120 p e o p l e , which i s n o t enough fo r t h e S e n i o r Camp? (3 ) t h e r e i s n o p l a c e t o w a l k (4 ) camp i s except on people's bedding; a n d muddy s h o e s a l s o held in rainy season make f o r d i r t y b e d d i n g . (2 )

floor

room f o r

space allows

camp

th e

challenged th e churches o f

has

committee

c e n t r a l Mexico

to give almost SI,800 d o l l a r s fo r th e con struction

of

10

bunkbeds.

a re b u i l t 3 high, to th e ca p ac ity

  f

th e

bunks

o r mo re it w i l l add 5 o f th e camp. Th e b u n k s

less costly than s t e e l slightly and w i l l take l e s s time to b u ild . With th e cooper

He w a n t s t o p r i n t a n d d i s

tribute

Christian

school

materials

literature

for

use

and

Sunday

th ro ug h ou t

A t t h e p r e s e n t t i m e ( t o my know Sunday s c h o o l m a t e r i a l l edge) t h e r e i s no p ro d u c e d b y t h e C h r i s t i a n c h u r c h i n Mexi o

ation

th e c ha nge d shop from b e in i n g s u b ssii d iiz z e d to a paying ope r a tion so

Humberto

has

t h at funds wi l l be B ut

it

a v a i la l a b le le

would

f or

n o t be c or r e ct

expan

to say

t h a t he j u s t works a t t h e   inky business of printing. c o n c e rn e d Humberto i s v e r y in nt t er er es es t te ed

in

th e

L o rd 's

work

and has

o f wood,

constructed

be

of several

which

C hristia n s,

is

th e lumber

h a s b e e n t r a n s p o r t e d d i r e c t l y from a sa w m i l l i n Michoacan t o Q u e r e t a r o . This has reduced

th e c o s t considerably

t h e wood

ue r S tta aro. i n Q ue

over buying

O th th e err

Christians

no w p l a n o n b u il il d i n g t h e b u n k s b e f o r e begins in July. th e

c a mp More b e d s a r e p l a n n e d f o r

future

We a r e t h r i l l e d

sion.

uncomfortable

to take th e orphanage print put it on a sound f i n a n c i a l

Mexico.

 

petates

with

are

will

ted h is offer.

and

flo o rs

cement

(1)

(and still i s ) v e r y b y h is work and a m b i t i o n s o h e

basis. central Humberto, deciding t h a t M e x i c o w as accep st ra t e gi c to th e work,

 

I n t h e p r e v i o u s y e a r s , o u r summe r c a m p s have ob bll e m — th th e err e have had o n e m a j o r p rro been more campers than f l o o r s p a c e . Yes, As y o u c an a n i m a g iin n e, e, we s l e e p o n t h e f l o o r disadvantages to t h i s : there are several

But t h i s y e a r

be rt rt o b e ec ca am me impres W h i l e i n s c h o o l H u m be sed

UP

Camping

Humberto

th e church

in

this

their participation

by th e venture,

cooperation o f and

know

that

indicates true spiri

t u a l growth. Most o f t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n i n t h e p a s t h a s b e e n p a i d l a r g e l y b y t h e m is them s se e lv e s , sionaries Lord f o r t h e u n i t y o f

o u t Mexico i n t h is

s o we th e praise Ch r i st i an s through

la te st p r o j e c t .

BH

H O F F S ' PERSONAL QLIM PSES  N o, Re b e c c a l Mommy s h e s g e t t i n g i n to to T h e s e w o r d s b y Mark a b o u t h i s the t r a s h . baby s i s t e r a r e common i n o u r h o u s e t h e s e T he t r a s h a n d t h e are days. telephone Rebecca s

th e walker

favorite

 no

no s.

high speed

She

can make

Ma rk h a s become q u i t e a h e l p e r Daddy and I . B i l l no w h a s him

wife

t r i c k i s t o t r y t o p i c k up t h i n g s from t h e floor which l e a v e s h e r s us pended i n m id t e n up n o r bend a i r n e i t h e r a b l e t o s ttrr a i g h te over. S h e l o o k s l i k e a n a i r p l a n e wa v i n g

On

he r

arms.

o f the

love

will

March

a

family

Ma rk i s b e i n g

a n d h e r ne w

go a t

is

breakfasts

me n

2

Hoff

for

tradition

to cook

trained early.

h is

cooking fo r

th e

breakfast so

H is

future

him st

we

wedding a n n i v e r s a r y ,

celebrated

our

1 0 th

I c h o s e t o h a v e some

thing extra special so planned a ceremony i n w h i c h we r e n e we d o u r w e d d i n g v o w s . T h i s

was fo llo w e d by a b u f f e t s u p p e r .

About 40 D u ring th e celebrate. c e r e m o n y so m e o n e w h i s p e r e d t o R e b e c c a w he n she s t a r t e d to cry, q u i e t k i d , y o u r  o y and-Daddy a r e g e t t i n g m a r r i e d 1 Mark w as

people

helped us

the ring bearer.

r

May 8 t h I S o u r d e p ar a r t u re re d a t e f o r a 5 - 6 w e e k t r i p i n t h e S ta ta t e s . Most o f th e time will be spent in Cincinnati where B i l l taking a 3-week will be summer advanced G r e e k c o u r s e a t C i n c iin n n at a t i B i b le le S e m i n a r y . M a r k i s no w e n r o l l e d i n a p r i v a t e s c h o o l for h is f i r s t grade. Th e t u i t i o n w i l l b e a b o u t   50 a month along with uniforms and books. class If t h e r e i s a group or a t h a t would l i k e t o h e l p with t h i s expense, Thank y o u . p l e a s e let u s know.

 

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b u t t h e r e d e f i n i t e l y w a s NOT a packet of instructions a t t a c h e d t o my c h i l d r e n

when t h e y a r r i v e d . A nd

none

h

s

sin

e

l a n d e d i n my m a i l b o x . Lord,

show

to be a Teach

me

me

how

good p a r e n t to

correct without crushing, h e l p w i tth h ou t hanging o n,

l i s t e n w i th th o u t l a au u g hin g , surround without smothering and

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BAJIO

On The Hoav correspondence Course m i n i s t r y i n th e B a i s t o so en ajj i o c o u ra g e t h e s t u d y o f t h e Word t h a t t h e s t u ctt o f t h e T he o b j e c

Bible

d e n t s w i l l come t o t h e p o si si t i o n o f s u b m i t in their tin g t o th e Lordship o f C hrist

Over t h e y e ea a r s , we ha ve p e r s o n a l l y

lives.

 students

to

have been

from

from

M o s t of

them

area,

th e

Bajio

and

literature

c o n c e n t r a tte ed

been

have

move

women

  C h r i s t iia ans.

radio broadcasts tion

and

m en

of

scores

seen

as

our

distribu

h ere .

But

b y o n e means o r a n o t h e r , p e o p l e fro m b e ey yo on n d th e Bajio have b e g u n t o s t u d y w iitt h u s .

more a n d m o r e /

recently,

E a r l y i n Msurch

o n e o f t h e y o u n g men who d i s c i p l e d in th e Queretaro con

has been gregation east

whom we

had

several

m onths to

with

visit

to

coast

desire

t o t r a ve l

agreed been

turn

in

a

wi it th

communication

fo r

expressed a

had over

life

the

st tu ud de e nt nt

a n d who hi s

to

over

to

Christ.

So

th e   a s b e s t we c o u l d , and we f i x e d up Francisco l e f t , armed wi t h 50,000 traqts fo r

en

distribution

route.

EASnn

o f th e C h risto We h a v e s p o k e n b e f o r e p a g a n   H o l y Week p r a c t i c e s a n d c e r e m o n i e s o f the procession o f death,

in the ar ea: of

Judas

the

ments

of

the

crucifixion talk

about

o f th e re-en act -

festivals, th re e

itself.

falls

and

T h i s y ea e a rr,,

even

of

t h en ,

th e

let s

O UR E a s t e r .

Th e E n g l i s h - s p e a k i n g

b e l i e v e r s ha ve f o r

h ad an E a s t e r s t i n r i s e s e r one o f the h o m e s. This year s p ro g ram , a g a i n p l a n n e d b y B i l l a n d Marge, wa s a t i m e o f s i n gi g i n g, g, s h ar a r i n g, g, an d p r a y ing, with each family being asked to p a r i n scane way. ticipate After the pr aise service, e v e r y o n e s h a r e d t o g e t h e r i n an

several years vice a t

I n t e r n a ttii o n a l b r e a k ffa ast,

with each family

favorite extra-special or b r e sO < f a st f o o d . ho l e m o orr n i n g h ad ad a n T he w ho

sharing

its

e x t r a meaning

f o r a t l e a s t two f a m i l i e s , f o r t h e i r w o r k w i l l b e t a k i n g them b a c k t o

the

St a t e s

b e fo fo r e

a no th er

Easter

comes.

While th e Americans were meeting in a home, th e S p an a n i sh s h - sp sp e ak a k in in g c o n ng g r eg e g a ti ti o n wa s h a v i n g a s e r v i c e on Queretaro s   Hill o f th e

Bells.

The s e t t i n g

w as

approp

f o r i t was t h e r e t h a t Mexico b ro k e th e bonds o f s u b s e r v i e n c e to Fr a nc e , u n d e r

riate, T he t r i p

w as

and th e s t u d e n t

fruitful,

i n o c e n c i o became

Christian inocencio,

the

g a i n i n g t h r o u g h G o d s g r a c e t h e n ew -b o rn t h a t h i s name sp e a k s o f . in n o c e n c e This

of the country s m o st leadership h e r o and P r e s i d e n t , B e n i t o J u a r e z . first r a y s struck th e huge As t h e s u n s th e

revered

erected to the memory o f M e x i c o s liberator, the congregation worshiped the

y o u n g ma n i s a n e n g i n e e r i n g s t u d e n t a t t h e University o f Veracruz. H is o r i g i n s a rre e

statue

e x tr tr e m e ell y h u m bl bl e e,, bu bu t h i s c o u r a g e a n d d r i v e have c a r r i e d him a long way. And now h e

h is resurrection liber ated the O ne who by entire bonds o f s in huma n r a c e from th e

h a s begun

on a pa th c a r r y h im that will through eternity. He i s t h e f i r s t C h r i s t i a n in h is v i l l a g e , so he has a b ig f i e l d which

in

to

w o rk .

other believers, many p r o b l e m s stu d y

w ith us

camp t h i s

But

so

before

he

is

feu:

there

are sure

him.

He

and i s

from

to be

c o n t i n u e s to

planning

to be in

summer.

We s h a r e t h e s t o r y

with you so t h a t you

t h e j o y t h a t is o u r s might sense in this w ork , a n d t h a t y o u m i g h t p ra ra y w i t h u s f o r ma ny o t h e r s Inocencio—and for the like h im

who

th e

M a s t e r.

have

turned

t he he i ir r

l i ve ve s

over

to

ND

and d e a t h . A f t e r w a r d , we g a t h e r e d a t t h e Dungan hcone f o r s w e e t b r e a d a nd c o f f e e . In th e af ter noon, th e Spanish congrega In addition to the nor t i o n met a g a i n . m al o r d e r o f s e r v i c e , t h e r e was a l o t of congre special m us i c by members o f t h e

gation ;

the

young

people

presented

a

d r a m a eUx ut t h e implications o f the cross for C h r i s t s disciples today; and Brother Humberto R a m i r e z (see th e a r t i c l e on page two) b r o u g h t a m e s s a ge o n   E a s t e r — N o t F o r

Bunnies. It wa s a good d a y , a s a t i s f y i n g d a y , a n u p l i f t i n g d a y , a V i c t o r y Day f o r t h o s e i n Q u e r e t a r o who have come t o know I>ersonally J e s u s C h r i s t , th e R iiss e en n L or or d. d.

 

Praqer n Prafse T h e Word a d m o n i s h e s u s ; g iiv v e t ha ha n k s.

In ev ery th in g

I n t h a t s p i r i t we l a y b e f o r e

yo u t h e f o l l o w i n g p r a y e r a nd p r a i s e i t e m s :  

 

The M en s Retreat held in S a l t i l l o in May. I t b r o u g h t t o g e t h e r C h r i s t i a n me n

from a l l o v e r t h e c o u n t r y

th e

1980 camp season, Ju l y 15 - 30 . o v e r 300 campers i n

the

  The

tw o w e e k s .

(at

least

5

we know

T he E a s t e r w eek m e e t i n g h e l d b y Norm i n Mexico C it it y — d e ea a llii n g w iitt h t h e r e a l i t i e s o f d i s c i p l e s h iip p.

Hoffs

upcoming t r i p

to

th e

U.S.—

It s

a

tremendous

load

fo r

cooks

response of th e churches t o th e the n e e d f o r bimks a t camp And f o r growth t h a t th e f a i t h - p r o m i s e h a s made i n t h e c o n g r e g a t i o n i n town.

Th e

  That t h e a c c i d en en t in the

  The

We

are expecting th e

believers

of

m en

a nd

from

carloads

Tw o

grow.

And t h e ne w m e t t i n g p l a c e . T he new

to share

Queretaro area p ar ticip ated .

T he new t e a c h e r f o r t h e C h r i s t i a n s c h o o l .

of baptized in April.

 

 

 

s u ff f f e re re d by Francisco

w as n o t s e r i o u s

and t h a t th e

c a r was r e p a i r a b l e .

Ma y a n d J u n e .

-DUNCANS

 

 

Bible 1980 g r a d u a t e s o f M e x i c o s Colleges (7 or 8 graduates frcan th e school here in Queretaro).

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SUMMER neVIEW H ow

does

one

of a

activities

write

whole

about

th e

summer i n

a

fe w l i n e s . The p l a c e to begin is with B i l l Langford. B i l l cam e to i n Mexico is see what mission work like

He

a

is

administration to s e r v e th e businessman

in

of business student i n Phoenix and hopes as a Christian Lord Latin America.

When camp b e g a n B i l l was chosen a s th e s t o r e keeper and d id t h e jo b well. to arrange fo r We w e r e a b l e

him t o s e e d i f f e r e n t a s p e c t s o f th e work. spent a few d a y s among He and som e very poor farmers, then w e n t t o Me x ic o C i t y t o s e e t h e work am o n g t h e u p p e r c l a s s e s t h e r e . We t h a n k Bill fo r h is help and p r a y t h a t t h e Lord w i l l u s e hi m i n the

world

of

business

Camp t h i s y e a r wa s b l e s s e d w i t h a n d im m e a sur a ble s p i r i 16 b a p t i s m s

t u a l growth. T h e i m p r o v e m e n t s made were th e bunk beds f o r 4 5 g i r l s and covering th e d i r t flo o r o f th e cha p e l with sawdust. liked Th e g i r l s n o t s l e e p iin n g on th e f l o o r , b u t some complained o f g e t t i n g dizzy on th e

your happy

and you

know

your feet. One wee k after y o u t h from Q u e r e t a r o

Monterrey

to

Convention.

stomp

it

cam p

9

ended, I went

th e

to National Christian

  t

had

and

been

several

y e a r s s i n c e we h a d g o n e a n d we w a n t ed

demonstrate

to

our

concern

f or

th is great convention. T he 500 m i l e d r i v e was w i t h o u t d i f f i c u l t y . was a g r e a t The c o n v e n t i o n suc cess. The s e s s i o n s , particularly t h o s e d e a llii n g with the problems o f

were w e l l p r e p a r e d a n d i n t e r Other t o p i c s t h i s y e a r were esting. concerning: th e Lord s s e c o n d com ing, th e power of prayer, and t h e o f f i c e o f th e Holy S p i r i t . Interest w as h i g h and d i s c u s s i o n s were l i v e ly . i s noted Th is co nv ention fo r i t s preaching a n d t h i s y e a r s mes-

youth

seges

were

about

th e

excellent.

One o f t h e m o s t i m p r e s s i v e t h i n g s c o n v e n t i o n w as

that

it

was

e n t i r e l y o r g a n i z e d a n d f unde d by t h e churches

strates ence

of

the

o f the

Mexico.

strength churches

This

demon

and i n d e p e n d in

Northern

bunk up. The s a w dus t ended dust had our p r o b l e m w h ic h made breathing almost impossible in th e c h a p e l e s p e c i a l l y when s i n g i n g , I f third

May t h e L o r d

Mexico. labor

in

C e n t r a l Mexico

give us the

who

wisdom

g ro wt h t h e same s o r t of toward-independence in th e churches t o p ro m o t e

SH

here.

 

a g a i n we f i n d ourselves w a n t i n g t o s h a r e w i t h y o u a niimber o f things have been on our that hearts recently. So i n t h e spirit o f P h i l i p p i a n s 4 : 6 — In In n o t h i n g b e Once

anxious? b u t i n everything by prayer a n d s u p p l i c a t i o n w i th t h t ha h a n ks k s g iiv v in in g l e t y o u r r e q u e s t s b e made Icnown u n t o

P R

on n ce c e rrn n s. s. God —we s h a r e w i t h y o u o u r c o  

On

August 4

a

governmental o r d e r

r e m o v e d ALL r e l i g i o u s b r o a d c a s t s f r o m stations.

radio

Mexico s

Thus

th e

p r o g r a m  D u l c e s Momentos which we have b e e n p r o d u c i n g a n d d i s t r i b u t i n g over 9 years for was s i l e n c e d ; a n d t h e g o s p e l message w h ic h h a d b e e n reaching i n t o te ns o f thousands o f homes d a i l y w a s a t l e a s t t e m p o r a r i l y q u i e t e d . We h a v e b e e n t r y i n g t o w i n program ; and reinstatement of our we 2

have had th e

support of a t l eas t which stations belong to

of our

large chains influence

might

and

in

high places.

have

some

We

have

be ee e n e nc n c ou o u ra r a ge ge d t h a t e v e n s t a t i o n managers have seen the value o f our p r o g rra am an d t he m s e l ve s been i n f l u enced by i t s m essage. B u t we r e l y upon h e l p authority from a h i g h e r Lor d t o c h a n g e and a r e t r u s t i n g th e h e a r t s o f t h os e

r e s p o n s i b lle e fo r

th e removal o r d e r s .

I n t h e meantime other means by

the we

a r e w orking

which to

on

keep

before th e

gospel the message o f th e Bajio— residents

primarily through l i t e r a t u r e .  

The

N a tio n a l

B ib le

Institute

began c l a s s e s o n S e ep p t e mb mb e err 4 w i t h 2 5 students

c u rric u lu m

The

has

been

a nd n d i m pr p r o ve ve d for this school year and an i nn nn o v va a ti t i ve ve p la n to keep students on the f i e l d during th e e n t i r e year calendar has been

A

Y

There

is

l e n t s p i r i t among b o t h administration

and

very

a

excel

st u d en t s and

the

beginning

That th e

For

j u s t a week before th e opening o f th e school y e a r th e wife

many.

older

and

son

of

p r e s i d e n t were

which

she

Institute s

killed

The

accident.

th e

in

auto in

truck

pickup

and o t h e r

parents

her

£in

overturned riding relatives were a n d Abby F u e n t e s and Abdi age 7

were crushed killed instantly. and The o t h e r p a s s e n g e r s e s c a p e d s e r i o u s injury.

was husband Ernesto town n o t meeting in a

Her

in a gospel from

f ar

th e

site

of

th e

accident;

h e i s now b a c k i n Q u er er e ett a arr o w i th th h i s other son

and.

th e

school has

begun

schedule.

E

on

R

jects. The church i n C ela y a h as ic a t i o n f o r a b a n k l o a n a n d made a p p l ic

A

congregations Bajio in the a r e moving a h e a d w i t h building pro  

Two

hopes to be building within a couple congregation o f months. The in I r a p u a t o h a s purchased 2 l o t s and i s drawing up plans fo r its first building.  

A brother

th e Lord

in

in

th e

city

mentioned times in previous letters several i s dying o f can cer. This brother

of

Celaya

whom

dedicated h is

have

we

life

and m i n i s t r y

th e th e t ra ve l e r d i s t r i b u t i n g ha unndd r e d s

to

prisoner by of thousand s

P

o f g o s p e l t r a c t s and G o oss p e l p o r t i o n s

R

the country.

much r e v i s e d

undertaken.

Institute has begun so surpri se to well has surely been a  

A

bus riders and evangelizing thousands o f me n in prisons across to

ee n b a p t i s m s r e c e n t l y T h e r e h a v e b ee i n th e mountains o f Q u e r e t a r o where one o f th e correspondence students continues to lead and evangelize. And B i l l H o f f h a s b e g u n w o r k i n g w i t h a group o f Christians in a village At a b o u t 15 m i l e s from Q u e r e t a r o .  

th e

same

time

he

has

made c o n t a c t

students

appear to have a

I

high le ve l

There w i l l be st u d en t s working at least  2 in weekend again this year mission fields existing w o rks and strengthening a t t e m p t i n g t o p l a n t ne w o n e s . Bill each teachijig 6 hours a n d Norm a r e

of maturity.

p e r week

at

th e

family at least one more in Q u e r e t a r o i n t e r e s t e d i n B i b lle e s ttu u dy .

with

S

are

Plans

 

creating

E

Institute

o f an a d u l t

curriculum

Bible

Mexican

fo r

th e

for

continuing

School

churches

Humberto Ramirez from Q u e r e t a r o le a d in g t h is e ff o r t .

is

ND

 

PERSONAL

FAMILY AFFAIRS l e a k s and s o a k s though th e ro o f foot o f water t h e c a r p e t, t, a n d t h e r e is a i n th e basement, and though th e compressor   Even

has

on th e fre ez er;

burned o ut

even

if

ay

a f t e r 10 y e a r s and I housekeeper has q u i t have t o c a r r y b u c k e t s o f w a t e r t o fill t h e washing machine because the water i s t u r n e d o f f a t 2 p . m . a n d I g e t home from school a t 2s45, y e t I w i l l r ejoice in th e b e happy i n t h e Go d Lord; I will o f my salvation. ( P a r a p h r a s e o f H ab. 3 : 1 7 , 1 8 ) T h i s month I h a v e r e a l l y i d e n t i f i e d w i t h Habakkuk. of pure delight A f t e r a summer my p a r e n t s a n d b a s k i n g i n t h e visiting P ho ho e en n iix x s un u n w hen i t w a s e a s y t o p r a is i s e God fo r H is goodness, I r e t u r n e d home to a mountain o f problems. So I h a v e r e p e a t e d my p a r a p h r a s e a t l e a s t 1 0 t i m e s e a c h d a y . L e s t t h i s b e g i n t o s o u n d l i k e t h e Lamen tations of Jeremiah, however, I add th e

ha av v e h ap ap pe pe ne ne d a s w e l l . H e a t h e r s s c h o o l began on tim e w i t h both and h as r\in v er y s m o o t h l y . teachers ready

 good

things

We h a v e 1 2

that

H i- H i S ch oo l a n d

Jr.

14

tary students t h i s year . Norm i s a c t i n g a s Academic Dean

and i s

Bible Institute hours a

week

teaching

(which is h i s

real

elemen

of the there 6

love).

We h a v e a h i g h s c h o o l s e n i o r ( M e r i l l y Hosken), whose p ar a r e nt n t s a re re m i s s i o n a r i e s i n with us t h i s school Mexico C i t y , l i v i n g y e a r i n o r d e r t o a tttt e nd nd t h e sc ch h oo o o l h er er e (she had been s t u d y i n g She h as a t h o m e). a  b ig s i s t e r and a become to Heather   b i g h e l p t o me a s w e l l a s b e i n g a   b i g to

blessing

al l

of us.

verses.

i s b e g i n n i n g t o memorize B i b l e He i s le a rn in g h is third and

].oves

 r re ead

Nathan to

the

Bible.

H e a t h e r i s becoming a r e s p o n s i b l e young l a d y (she w i l l b e  2 t h e e n d o f October) a n d g i v e s u s g r e a t p l e a s u r e a s we w atch h er

mature

in

the

Lord.

S o , I s a y w i t h La nny W o l f e :

G LIM PSES

ye t h a t s a y . Today o r tomor r o w we w i l l g o i n t o s u c h a c i t y , and con tinue there a year, and buy and s e l l , and I have get gain... James 4:13. B i l l and been t hi nki ng about t h i s v erse as o u r busy schedules are often interrupted. My s c h e d u l e was d r a s t i c a l l y c h a n g e d w hen o n Au g  G o

to

now ,

we were n o t i f i e d

u st 29th

that

our

maid

had been h i t by a c a r . During h e r recup eration period I h av e b e e n d o i n g 2 l o a d s o f c l o t h e s p e r w e e k (w e ow n a s m a l l H o o v e r s e m ii - a u tto o m a t ic i c w a s h e r) r) ,

th e

ironing,

wash

ing dishes, s w eep in g f l o o r s and p a t i o a s w e l l a s my p r e v i o u s w o r k w h i c h w a s p r e p a r i n g m e a ls , doi ng g r o ce ce r y s h ho o p pi p i ng n g , doi ng c o r r e s p o n d e n c e , c a r i n g f o r Rebecca, an d entertaining guests. B i l l has been help f u l whenever p o s s i b l e . I b e l i e v e th e Lord h a s given me e x t r a s t r e n g t h ticular

time.

We n o w

all

 rise

and

fo r this par early as

shine

has started f i r s t grade. He l o v e s school, especially F r i d a y s when h e c a n play soccer. He i s a l s o t a k i n g E n g l i s h cl as s es th r e e days a week.

Mark

 Uh-ohl

are

These

Rebecca s

newest

words a s sh e throws th in g s on th e f lo or o r pus he s them o f f o n p u r p o s e . Ou r 1 4 - m o n th o ld baby i s much c h u b b i e r t h a n Mark e v e r

wa s an d as th e y say i n Spani sh, she i s She meaning m i s c h i e v o u s . very  t r a v i e s a r ef uses to walk o n h e r ow n a n d I g u e s s I am luc ky c o n s i d e r i n g what s h e c a n a l r e a d y get into. Bill s new s c h e d u l e includes s ix hours o f teaching a t the bible i n s t i t u t e . He i s

desperately

t r y i n g t o squeeze

i n a da y a

week t o work on h i s d i e s e l e n g i n e . Ga so l i n e i s expected t o double in p r ic e a t th e f i r s t o f th e y e a r so the engine w i l l be very advantageous

to

us.

 In In

t h e good t i m e s , th e

times,

bad

p r a i s e H i s n ame. th e

do

same.

In e v ve e rry y th t h in i n g g iv i v e t h e King o f K i n g s all

th e

thanks.

Th e

not yet fit to L o r d h a s s e e n ro We a r e s t i l l s p vide us with a house. ee k in g H is w i l l i n t h i s m a t t e r .

 

mORE lETTERS  

Brothers

Dear

in

Christ Jesus:

New T e s t a m e n t . Pray t h a t with God's hel p I w i l l b e ab l e to use t h a t t r e a s u r e w hi h i c h y ou ou h a v e g i v e n m e . — C l e m e n c iia a P . R. you

Thank

 

.

for

th e

w as o ne

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p e o p l e wh o

o f those

young

but

trash

nothing

read

magazines; but when I began to h e a r y o u r p r o g r a m I l o s t my i n t e r e s t t h i n g s , and no w my d e s i r e in those is

read

to

th o se

t h e Word o f —Marea

 

God,

Eulalia

books

that

now a n d F.

teach

forever.

A.

. .1 r e a l l y want to

study the both to

know Go d m o r e p e r s o n a l l y a n d t o f i n d th e answers to and sc«ne q u e s t i o n s doubts t h a t I have. 1 j u s t pray t h a t a s I l e a r n a n d g ro w s p i r i t u a l l y I ' 1 1 b e a b l e t o s h a r e my f a i t h w i t h some o f my f a m i l y , far are living wh o God.

.

— Imelda

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