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    T E L L U S:

    WHAT happened?

    WHO

    was

    involved?

    WHEN

    did

    i t happen ?

    W H E R E

    w as

    i t?

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    di d

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    it

    happen?

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    US:

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    r

    On O c t 6

    1985

    rented

    house

    in

    SaltiTlOj

    nonhm ia^

    Mpyipr>. MavselK.

    Northrup

    helped

    w ith th e music Th i s

    i s

    th e second congrega t ion Mark a nd Magdalena

    _heLVfe_beap^e_d_tQ s t a r t in Sal t i l lo in

    the

    l a s t two years , They

    l e f t

    the

    f i r s t congregation grow ing and support ing the Mexican minis ter Mariano

    Far ias and h elp in g w ith the support of Walter

    and

    Sara i Bol ivar

    m i s s i o n a r i e s in

    L e o n

    G u a n a j u a t o M e xi c o

    mm

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    28 . 1985

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    APARTADO POSTAL

    306

    SALTILLO.COAHUILA

    MEXICO 25000

    miarL an

    d

    QTlafdal

    ena

    QUUp

    Nov. and Dec . , 1985

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    . -MEXICAN NATIONAL

    MISSIONARY

    CONVENTION

    The 4 th a r n u a l Mexican Na t i o n a l Miss

    i o n a r y

    Conven t i on

    was

    he l d

    on

    Piancho

    Altamira (the Northrup fami l ies ' home

    base) ,

    Oct. 1 8-2 0,

    1985,

    Guatemala

    was

    represen ted

    by

    miss ionar ie s

    Eugenio

    anc

    Lory

    Ni

    and new bab y. V eteran

    mis s i on -

    ary , Harland

    Gary,

    a lso stopped by on

    h is

    way

    to Guatemala with the Nies .

    Dale and Cathy

    Bowl

    in

    Gibson,

    the fea

    t u r ed speake r s , showed s l i d e s and t o ld

    o f the i r s ix years o f experience work

    ing

    beh ind the Iron Cur ta in .

    FROM THE

    GIBSONS...

    Kathy and I are very grateful for the opportunity

    we had to par t ic ipate in the 6th Annual Mexican

    Missionary

    Convention.

    There were

    over

    200

    people in

    attendance, repre

    senting

    close to 20 churches, as well as Bible Colleges

    and 3 children's homes in Mexico. People came from as

    fa r north

    as Eagle

    Pass, Texas, and as fa r s out h as

    M ex i co

    -

    I t was exciting to see a

    strong

    national

    leadership

    calling for

    the

    Mexican churches to be more evangel

    i s t ic and

    to

    r each out

    no t o nl y to

    their own communities

    but also to think about

    new

    areas within Mexico, as

    well as

    foreign missions.

    We were

    thrilled

    by

    the

    report

    of

    the convent ion 's f i rst missionary as he told

    of

    the joys and

    hardships

    during hi s f irst year on the

    field. We were touched by the loving kindness shown

    a young couple whose l ives had been shattered by

    th e

    earthquake

    in Mexico City.

    There

    was a real

    pride

    in the churches' effor ts to

    stop being on

    the

    receiving end of mission support

    from

    th e

    U.S.,

    and to

    take

    on

    new

    responsibili t ies

    for

    carrying the gospel

    to

    a lost world. They

    took

    offerings

    fo r

    mission projects and made

    plans

    to be

    involved in

    the

    reconstruction and evangelism in

    Mexico

    City.

    Our

    purpose

    in

    speaking

    to the conference was

    to

    share some

    personal experiences

    about the dangers of

    communism to

    Christianity

    and to give tes timony to

    God's power and grace in reaching a lost world

    for

    Christ.

    I t

    was a

    special joy to

    us

    to see

    such

    attentiveness

    to

    our message. Even though the people

    had sat through 12 hours of programs on Saturday,

    e ve ry e ye

    was

    upon us

    as

    we spoke.

    We

    were amazed

    th e

    babies

    stopped

    crying

    and even the dog

    at

    th e back

    of t he audi to r ium seemed to be attentive. What a

    ^privilege i t was

    to share the

    good news

    of our

    Lord

    A

    ORGAN IZAT ION OF A CONGREGATION

    IN MATEHUALA, MEXICO

    Ear ly

    Sunday morning,

    Oct .

    27,

    1985,

    Rodney

    G.

    Nor th rup

    d rove

    th e

    150

    mi l e s

    from

    Sa l t i l l o to

    Matehua la , San Lui s

    Po to s i , Mexico to help organ ize a new

    cong r ega t i on . Th i s was upon th e r e

    que s t

    o f

    Guil lermo Carcano ,

    a gradua te

    I

    of

    Saltillo Christian School and a

    long

    I

    t ime

    Mexican co-worker

    o f

    the Northrups

    .

    Guillermo

    had

    grand

    chi ldren

    going to

    s c h o o l

    and a numbe r

    of

    c o n v e r t s

    i n t h e

    Matehuala a re a in clu din g

    the Mexican

    doc to r ,

    Alvaro

    Log, and the tw o sons

    o f

    another doctor . Guil lermo,

    himself , was

    in

    the

    hosp i t a l

    on

    Sunday.

    Since

    Rodney

    wi l l

    be

    away

    in

    o the r

    mee t i ng s , th e

    e l d e r s

    f rom

    th e

    Cen t r a l

    Church in Sal t i l lo

    wi l l be

    minis ter ing

    to

    the new

    congrega t ion

    fo r

    a

    t ime .

    In

    Mexico the men usua l ly are no t

    told

    they cannot

    preach,

    so they do.

    When

    they

    do,

    it i s the job o f the miss

    ionary to

    he lp

    t r a in them to

    improve

    the i r

    message s a nd minis t ry .

    Being

    very

    zea lous ,

    Dr.

    Alvaro wi l l

    probably soon

    be minis te r ing

    to the

    congregat ion In

    Matehua l a . P lea se

    remember

    t h i s new

    congrega t ion

    in

    p raye r .

    ' - y

    17,500

    REDUCED

    6,500

    A

    s p e c i a l THANKS

    to

    all

    t h o s e

    in

    d i v i d u a l s who have

    he l p ed

    u s

    r edu c e th e

    bank

    loan that

    wa s~ma a e to ~

    rill t h e 4

    wa t e r we l l s t h a t

    supp ly

    th e much needed

    l i q u i d

    f o r th e va r i ou s activities h e l d

    on Rancho Altamir a .

    6,500

    do l l a r s i s

    all

    that r em a i n s t o b e

    oaid

    on t h e lo an

    of 17,500...PRAISE the'LORD1

    Other s have con t r i bu t ed to equ ip t he se

    we l l s . Two f r i e nd s dona ted pumps,

    one

    a 1/2 HP

    ( 500

    v a l u e ) ,

    Joe and

    Donna

    Vaughan,

    wi th

    t h e i r

    p ro j e c t ,

    s ecur ed

    a

    10 HP

    submers ib l e ,

    comple te

    wi th more

    t h an enough heavy du t y electrical wi r e

    ( 3 ,000)

    and

    two

    KV t r ans fo rmer s

    equ ipped wi th l i g h t i n g

    a r r e s t e r s wor t h

    1,500

    do l l a r s .

    Another

    f r i end dona t

    ed 2,000 in cash ,

    500

    was used to

    buy

    n e c e s s a r y electrical a c c e s s o r i e s

    (poles , switch

    boxes,

    e tc . ) and the

    r ema inde r to buy 325 f e e t o f 3 ga l

    van i z ed p i p e .

    V/ith

    installation

    o f

    the

    last

    pump,

    the

    .10

    HP submer s ib le ,

    ou r

    w ate r su pp ly

    wi l l

    be s u f f i c i e n t .

    Aga i n

    ..

    .PRAISE

    THE

    LORD'.

    THE TR CTOR used here a t Rancho Altamira has abou t 0

    seen its l a s t

    days .

    It

    t akes

    longer to

    ge t

    it to M

    run than to do the neces sa ry

    j ob , no mat te r

    what it

    i s ; the

    f r on t

    t i r e a lmos t a lways i s f l a t;

    and

    some-

    thing

    else

    i s alv/ays going wrong with

    it. n

    Oregon

    f ami ly , Joe and

    Donna

    Vaughan, donated a Mo d ie 40 John

    Deere

    t h a t has very little prev ious use.

    Rod

    and Mark

    Northrup,

    accompanied by Mark's

    wife

    and son, Magdalera

    and

    Mark

    Caleb,

    made

    the long

    t r ip

    to

    Oregon last July

    Seuj,

    to t ransport i t to Mexico. I t , along with other farm P/ml

    equipment with

    a t o t a l va lue

    o f abou t 3,000

    remains

    a t

    the border awaitii^g permits

    fo r

    it to be

    imported

    into

    Mex i c o .

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    Help seemed to come

    from

    a l l parts of the

    world.

    Flares by the

    hurdreds came wi th t h e i r p r ec ious cargos

    o f food,

    medicine and

    clothing.

    Some

    countries

    even

    sent

    t rained

    personnel

    and

    t rained

    dogs to help

    in the

    locat ion

    and

    rescue of the

    many victims of the

    wo r s t na tu r a l

    d i s a s t e r to ever occu r

    in

    Mexico and it s c ap i t a l ,

    I

    One

    plane had a particular cargo. It didn't bring anything that |

    the others

    had

    brought'.

    What

    a waste

    of

    money, e f fo r t and t ime,

    I

    t hough t

    to m yse lf .

    As I kept watching the news-the rescue

    of

    children who weren't

    even

    two weeks

    o ld a f t e r

    be ing

    bur ied

    a l i ve

    fo r

    over a week-I won

    dered

    what God had in nfind

    fo r

    them. Every

    t ime

    a ch i l d o r an

    a -

    dul t

    was

    rescued,

    people

    would cheer and

    ye l l ,

    VIVA MEXICO, VIVA

    MEXICO'. f

    After watching

    several who

    had

    been

    rescued,

    I

    began to

    see a

    pattern.

    I t

    seemed

    that

    those

    being rescued

    a l l

    asked

    for

    the

    same thing.

    I t wasn 't fo r

    food

    or

    clothing,

    not

    even

    medicine'.

    They

    all

    wanted

    water

    I

    PLEASE GIVE ME

    SOME

    WATER: I NEED WATER:

    GIVE ME SOME WATER

    I t was then tha t

    I

    was able to

    understand,

    indeed,

    how PRECIOUS

    THAT PLANE LOAD rea l ly was. Someone had thought of the MOST VITAL

    thing

    of

    a ll and

    they

    sent

    i t

    by

    the

    gallons'. Let us not

    forget

    the

    words of JESUS: But whosoever drinketh

    of

    the w ater tha t I

    shall

    give him

    shall

    never

    thirst;

    but the water

    that

    I

    shall

    W give

    him

    shall be in

    him

    a well of water springing

    up

    into ever-

    ii l a s t i ng l i f e .

    -John

    4:14,

    Thank you,

    Jesus,

    for

    the PLANE

    LOAD and

    for the lesson

    I

    learn

    ed that

    day. May

    I always carry with

    me

    that water and may I also

    sha re with

    him

    who

    t h i r s t s

    the

    Water

    o f Life ,

    X

    Just

    a note

    on

    Mexico

    City;

    Reports

    from our Mark

    L,

    Northrup

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    missionaries indicate that theyand their congre-

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    with a

    sin-torn

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    in

    need

    of

    food, spiri tual IS

    a food; clothing,

    that

    which clothes the newborn , God's

    righteous-iS

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