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    L 5

    No t e s F r om

    Saltillo

    Christian

    Mission

    Apar t ado

    Pos ta l 3 0 6

    Sa l t i l l o Coah u i l a

    Mex i c o

    A c t i n g fo rward ing

    a^en t

    Rodney G.

    North rup

    3 0 03 W il lam e t te

    Ru^ene

    O r e g o n ,

    9 7 4 0 5

    T h e

    Northrups

    A ll five o f

    th e N o r t h r u p f a m ily

    a re

    in s choo l this yea r . Sylvia

    in

    t he f ir st

    ^ra de

    is

    now

    s pe ak

    ing E n g l i s h qui te flu e n tly . E iK e

    h av e a bo ut

    a n

    e qu al a mo un t

    research papers

    to g e t in o

    t i m e . M a y s e l s

    cour se s hav

    an em pha s is

    on

    New Tes t a

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    Farming

    and Village Evangelism

    r

    A N T I C I P A T I N G O U R N E E D S

    W e of

    Mt.

    V iew

    R a n c h

    a re

    p re

    paring

    for

    a c a m p to b e held

    July 4-8, 1965. W e n e e d

    h a n d

    c ra f t

    fo r

    th e f ive d a y s o f c a m p .

    W e

    w i l l

    n e e d 2 0 0 i t e m s e a c h

    day . T h i s

    is

    a

    good V.B.S . o r

    Youth

    Group

    project . I t e ms

    c o u l d b e c o l l e c t e d

    a n d

    m a i l e d

    to

    u s

    a t

    B o x

    465

    E a r a d o

    Te x .

    b y

    J u n e

    25,

    1965.

    F o r th e

    V.B.S.

    p r o g r a m

    in

    th e

    vi l lages w e

    n e e d 2 5

    i t e m s e a c h

    o f h a n d c r a f t m a te r i a l s . If

    y o u

    re interested

    i n one

    or

    b o t h o f

    t h e s e w r i t e M r s . L o w e l l T a t e

    ^Apdo. pos t .

    306,Sa tillo,

    Coah. ,

    M e x i c o f o r

    i n f o r m a t i o n .

    A V I L A B L E

    F A R M I N G

    he

    f a r m w o r k o n M t. V i

    Ra n c h

    is

    progress ing

    to

    w h e

    w e will

    be

    able to grow enou

    beans ,

    co rn an d vegetables

    s u pp ly th e

    s c h o o l k i t c h e n

    fo

    year . With the n ew m a c hin e

    w e will be

    able

    to get th e

    r e

    of

    th e la nd

    into

    grass

    an d

    sm

    gra in . If ra in c o m e s

    t h e

    s h o u l d

    b e

    i n c o m e

    f rom

    t

    smal l gra in to help m a k e t

    school sel f support ing .

    V I L L A G E

    E V A N G E L I S M

    T h i s y e a r w e

    a r e improv i

    our program

    by

    reaching fo

    new villages,

    an d

    m o r e peop

    in

    o ur

    pr e se n t

    vil lages.

    W

    a re training

    th re e n ew preac

    e r b o y s b y

    se n d in g t hem

    t e a m s

    with

    older m o r e e x p e

    i enced

    pr e a c he r s .

    T h e

    n e

    b o y s

    a re

    l ea rn ing

    pr each in

    call ing, an d teaching by a

    or en t i ce sh ip .

    it

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    How

    much

    wou ld you

    give

    fo r

    you r

    sou l? Christ gave

    his

    li

    H ow

    mu c h

    fo r a n o t h e r m a n s s ou l ? Christ went to the cross for

    How much would you

    sacr i f ice

    to

    se e

    vil lages in M exico e

    angel ized

    to

    Chris t? The Lord is long-suffering and you-ward,

    n

    wishing that any should parish, but

    that

    all should come to repentance

    I I P e t e r 3 :9

    God

    des i r e s their salvation. Over 40 villages around

    the

    Ceda

    Christ ian

    School

    Projec t are waiting for Bible

    Teache r s .

    Yo

    Missioner ies are prepared

    and

    willing to go

    but

    there are special need

    1. More earnest

    prayer

    and prayerwarr iors are needed.

    2.

    Debts must

    be paid. Rodney borrowed 1,000 on a personal

    note

    in De

    1964 to

    pay

    off some

    of

    the

    debts

    on the Cedars Christian School Projec

    The time to pay this note

    is nearly up.

    3. Spanish New Testaments,

    hymn

    books, and V,

    B.

    S. materials

    a

    urgently needed.

    Would

    you ma k e

    a

    specia l s ac rif ic e or

    V. B. S.

    offerin

    toward th e

    following?

    Please do

    not think

    everyone

    else

    is sending an of fe r ing . . . so few

    d

    Cut and mail to

    Furlough address :

    Rodney G. Nor thrup

    3 0 0 3 W il lem e t te S t .

    Eugene

    Oregon

    97405

    e of

    would

    l ike

    to

    share

    our

    speci

    or

    V.

    B.

    S.

    o f f e r i ng wi th

    th

    ord swo r k

    in Mexico

    f o r

    th

    following things.

    A special sacrifice offering toward the 1,000 loan on

    Cedars.

    . . . .

    A special or

    V.B.S

    .offering toward the Bible College build

    ing at Cedars.

    This

    must be finished by

    Sept. to begin

    Bible classes at Cedars. About 2,000

    are

    needed.

    An

    offering for

    Sp.

    New

    Testaments

    at

    40

    cents

    each.

    Need

    500

    An offering for Sp.

    hymn books at 80

    cents each.

    Need 300

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    Sal t i l lo

    Chr i s t i a n Schoo l

    OUR FACULTY

    F r a n c i s c o

    una

    and

    ells

    tin

    a

    S am a n e ^ o

    a re

    tw o

    o f

    Mex i c o ' s

    most d e d i c a t e d

    wo r k e r s ,

    no t o n

    ly for the ir work

    in t h e a c a d em i c

    f i e ld b u t a l s o f o r

    th e

    f i ne Ch r i s t i a n

    e x amp l e they

    s e t

    fo r t h e

    s t ud en t s . i t

    STUDY

    he

    purpose of

    Saltillo Chris t

    an Schoo l i s to p re p are m e n to

    the

    gospel

    of

    Chris t

    in

    e x i c o . T o

    t h i s e n d

    o u r s tu d

    a re

    kep t

    busy

    with

    s tudies

    n homa le t i c s ,

    Chu r c h

    h is to ry ,

    Gospels

    B i b l i c a l

    and others .

    A

    A

    N EW CHA L L E N G E

    is

    a ^rowin^

    nation

    e r

    government

    has

    made

    s t r ides

    in

    i ts sys t em of e d

    A s th e n at io n ^ row s

    the Ch ris tia n m i

    mus t ^row also Fo r

    th is

    w e

    he lp ou r s tu d en ts

    et t h ei r e du ca ti on . Th i s yea r ,

    e

    h av e

    4 in Schoo l of Tech . ,

    in

    Secondary 3

    in

    Day

    School

    nd

    in Prep

    of

    th e

    Univers

    N E ED S

    O ne of our g rea te st is for mo

    facul ty

    The

    tw o

    we have a

    o v e r -wo r k e d .

    W e

    n e e d

    mo

    t eachers not only to rel iev

    them

    but also to

    expand

    ou

    p ro g ram . W e a lso

    w i s h w

    could

    accep t

    more

    s tudents

    Each

    yea r

    we

    mus t turn s om

    aw ay . How ever , an oth er te

    cher

    requires

    more

    suppor

    Also

    more

    money

    is

    needed

    fo

    materials books

    and

    tuition

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    ^C e d a r s

    Chr i s t i an

    Schoo l

    TH E CU T L E R S

    T h e Cuy l e r s a r e new miss ion -

    to

    exico

    from

    ichigan

    Larry

    Garnet Ki 4 and Ricky

    2

    a re

    happi ly set t led in

    thei r

    t r a i l e r hou se

    a t

    C ed a r s . La r r y

    i s a

    h a r d w o r k e r

    a n d i s

    con t r i*

    buting much to th e work . He

    has

    exper i ence

    in agricul ture

    which

    is

    proving invaluable.

    Garne t

    is h elp in g

    with

    the Sun

    day

    Schoo l .

    Both a re studying

    Spani sh four hours a day. it

    JOAQUIN REN2

    Joaquin

    Renz

    or Bu c k to

    most , will soon be ma k i n g a

    trip

    to

    the Northwest . On the

    Eighteenth of

    June

    in

    Eugene

    Oregon he

    will be

    wed to

    Lisa

    The

    in

    OUR

    GREAT E S T NEED

    T he h arv es t

    i s

    plentiful b

    th e l abo re r s a r e f ew; p ray t

    r e f o r e

    t h e L o r d o f t h e

    h a r v

    t o send

    o u t

    l a b o r e r s i n t o

    h a r v e s t . matthew 9:37

    Fo r

    th e l as t t h ree Sunday s ,

    have had

    over

    40

    peop le

    inSu

    day

    Schoo l

    in

    Sand ia , a nea r

    village. Othe r villages mo

    than

    40

    of

    them

    a re

    wait

    for

    us to

    come

    we expec t

    same results i n t h e m . his

    i s

    an a re a

    so

    wel l

    p r epa r ed

    r ece ive th e

    gospe l

    tha t

    only

    Holy Spir i t

    could

    be

    respon

    b l e . Howev e r , J e s u s

    wo

    w e r e

    n e v e r s o

    t r u e ,

    fo r t h e

    l

    o r e r s a re f ew . Pray fo r l a b

    e r s .

    W on t

    you ?

    A

    T H A N K S

    We

    a re

    thankful

    for your

    pa

    nersh ip

    in the gospe l

    from

    f i r s t

    d ay unt i l

    now .

    Phil.

    1:5

    We wish to

    t h ank

    you fo r

    gifts

    and

    offer ings

    you ha

    sent .

    We

    t rust

    you

    will

    alwa

    r e m em b e r u s so .

    A

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    Cedars

    Christian School

    Brings threefold education to o

    forgotten Mexican village

    By

    RODNEY

    G.

    NORTHRUP

    W

    lo shoul apeople e forgotteo

    and

    left

    without th e

    gospel?

    Puentes (The Bridges) has been

    one of the forgotten villages of

    southern

    Nuevo

    Leon,

    a

    Mexican state

    lying

    west

    of

    the

    southern

    tip of Texas. Puentes is

    su r

    rounded

    by twenty-seven

    other and s imilar

    villages.

    Corn,

    beans, chili ,

    and

    children

    ar e the

    main crops. Scrawny

    cows,

    goats,

    long-nosed

    pigs,

    and

    fighting

    cocks are the

    animals chiefly ra ised. Oxcar ts

    cut

    deep

    ruts in the primi tive dirt roads which wind

    their

    ways among desert palms, cactus, and

    brush.

    n

    this area th e burro

    or

    th e

    oxcar t

    is the usual means of transportat ion.

    Families average from six to sixteen

    members and the only s teady means of

    livelihood is cutting and preparing the fiber

    of th e

    sisal

    plant.

    A

    man

    working

    very

    hard can earn about

    sixty pesos, or five

    dollars

    a week.

    Mos t babies a rr iv e i n this w orld to be

    greeted

    by

    Graimy

    or occasionally by a

    poorly-trained midwife.

    Most

    broken bones

    are set at home. Among these villages it

    is

    thirty

    miles, by

    horse

    or

    truck,

    to

    the

    nearest doctor

    or hospital, and

    each

    year

    dysentery

    and

    similar

    diseases

    take their

    toll

    among children,

    pigs,

    and

    chickens.

    Mos t o f

    th e

    houses are

    made

    o f adobe

    or palm trees with earthen floors

    and

    open

    hemths .

    The

    village school

    building at Puentes

    is a room with one.

    d oo r, tw o small

    win

    dows,

    and no

    heating.

    Here the

    first

    three

    grades

    are taughtif

    the

    teacher stays all

    the s choo l yea r. Many

    girls

    are marrying

    be tween

    twelve

    and s ix te en s in c e

    there

    is

    nothing

    else to

    do.

    By

    marrying ear ly

    a

    girl

    may escape having

    to

    take ca re of

    mother s newes t b aby. Th e

    usual

    social

    life

    consists

    of

    dances, weddings, festivals

    fo r

    the

    saints locally

    honored,

    and

    funerals.

    Place of a

    dream

    Some

    of

    th e area is wooded a nd th ere

    are

    a

    number of

    springs.

    An undeveloped

    natural

    park

    with cedar trees

    an d

    several

    for February 8, 1964

    '^1

    Typical v lll afl t to ba banal lt ad by Cadar i Ch fi iti an Sdt oo l

    pools of spring water, just a mile from

    Puentes, caught

    my

    attention th e very

    first

    time I

    was

    in the area on behalf of th e

    gospel. At the time I thought, This would

    be a perfect spot for a Christian school

    and summer campgrounds. But eight

    years of praying and working in the area

    were to pass before the thought was to

    become

    a rea li ty.

    During

    those eight years the

    Lord added

    to those

    who

    were being saved,

    and

    nine

    small groups of Chiis tians were brought

    into being

    and

    began meeting in the area.

    Twenty other

    villages

    have asked for

    Bible

    teachers. The

    congregation

    in

    t he near by

    village of

    Sandia has

    sent four men the

    1 60 m ile s

    to

    Saltillo Christian

    School

    on

    Mountain

    View Ranch

    in the

    neighboring

    state of Coahuila

    to

    study

    for

    the ministry.

    It

    became

    increasingly

    apparent

    that

    an

    other Christian

    school

    should

    be

    estab

    l i shed

    in

    th e a re a o f Puentes .

    About two years ago the Mexican gov

    ernment began

    to

    remember

    Puentes and

    the

    other villages in

    southern

    Nuevo Leon.

    The tall towers

    of

    well dr ill ing rigs were

    seen in and a round Puentes. The govern

    ment dr il l ed e leven

    wells and for

    th e first

    time irr igation waters

    ran out

    across

    the

    th irs ty land.

    In February, 1963, a

    Federal Cultural

    Mission

    came

    in w it h e le ve n

    technicians

    to

    t each the

    villagers

    how

    to

    do the many

    things a county

    home

    demonstration agent

    teaches

    in

    the United Stateshow

    to

    plant

    vineyards, wheat, oats, broom

    com, pota

    toes, and

    alfalfa, and

    how

    to

    inc rease the

    production of corn and beans. The govern

    ment

    is

    now constructing

    a

    canal f rom

    six

    springs which will i rr igate more than five

    hundred

    acres

    Within the past few years the material

    lives of the people have been changed. At

    harvest t ime,

    there

    was more money

    to

    spend, but this made spiritual needs even

    more evident.

    Many

    families

    ar e

    still in

    dire need because t he h ar ve st i nc ome was

    Mr. Nor th rup. a Chris t ian miss ionary to Mexico,

    lives i n S al ti ll o,

    Coahuila.

    taken

    away by

    sina

    bottle of wine, to be

    followed by another and another. Irrigation

    has changed the hopeless barrenness of

    their lands to green fields

    and

    a harvest

    Only

    Christ

    can

    change them as spi ri tua

    beings with the

    hope

    of life eternal .

    Time

    for

    act ion

    I

    bad

    been watching these changes care

    fully and in the spring of 1963 I concluded

    that

    it was

    now time

    to

    begin action on

    the school I had visualized through the

    years. During Easter week I talked with

    Daniel Cavazos,

    director

    of the Mexican

    Federal Cultur^

    Mission 826

    and with

    Froylan Guerrero, minister of the congre

    gation in Sandia, Mexico, describing my

    long-cherished plan for a Christian schoo

    an d

    a

    federal

    school

    to

    be

    built

    around

    th e

    springs in the natural cedar park near the

    >^lage of

    Puentes

    Together we visualized a school where

    young men and women could learn trade

    and be prepared to use the water that wa

    now on the land. We saw a school wher

    ministerial s tudent s wou ld receive thei

    grade school, Bible and trade school train

    ing at the same time. Here young men

    would train

    their

    minds, hands , and

    souls

    This type of school would help to solv

    three of the mission's most provoking

    problems. One, ministerial students who

    have only three or four years of schooling

    could

    now finish their secular grade schoo

    and high school work.

    Two,

    small congre

    gations would be less burdened with the

    support of their preachers since each min

    ister would know a t rade by which to

    help

    support himself. Third, the problem o

    student support would be reduced because

    the students would be able partial ly to sup

    port themselves while in school.

    It was decided to go to the village o

    Puent es wit h t he mat te r. Duri ng

    the

    nex

    month the necessary approval from village

    federal,

    and

    state officials was gained

    and

    all the legal details were taken care of

    Instead of the originally intended fiv

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    acres, a t ract of forty-five acres has been

    leased in the area of the natural cedar park

    for the purpose of the schools.

    The

    whole

    t ract

    h as b ee n

    divided in to

    smal le r a r ea s :

    one

    for Cedars Christian School buildings

    and activities; another for the federal grade

    school buildings; and a third for the pro

    posed government-subsidized shops

    and

    t r ade schools.

    A fence was built around

    the

    land.

    Cement blockmaking became the first trade

    taught,

    and

    the school is being buil t with

    student-made

    cement blocks. Gravel for

    the blocks must be hauled to the site by

    oxcarts,

    even as rocks have been

    hauled

    for the foundations of the l ibrary; the

    fourth, fifth, and sixth grade,building; the

    teachers* cottage; dormitory;

    and

    dining

    hall.

    Help from others

    Antonio Guajardo,

    a

    teacher

    with

    nine

    teen years of experience, became

    t he pio

    neer t eache r in the federal part of th e

    project. His wages are paid by the federal

    school system. With

    true

    Mexican patri

    otism he had a slender flagpole peeled and

    propped up temporarily with cement

    bloc^ for Ae twentieth of November to

    commemorate the beginning

    of

    the war for

    equal rights

    in Mexico. Two

    days

    later

    the

    flag was flown at half-staff in mourning for

    President Kennedy.

    Tidings of

    the

    new consolidated school

    were carried quickly from village to vil

    lage. Eighteen villages

    have

    indicated a de

    sire to come in and help build the school if

    their

    children

    will

    be

    allowed

    to

    attend th e

    fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The help of

    all the surrounding villages is to amount to

    about

    one-third

    of

    th e

    total cost

    of

    th e

    f ereral s choo l,

    which

    is named Lic.

    Adolfo Lopez Mateos

    for

    the

    man

    who

    is now president of Mexico.

    Within a short time the Mexican govern

    ment

    became very much interested in

    the

    project. It has provided desks, books,

    blackboards,

    cement, roofs

    fo r

    th e build

    ings, and

    the

    federal

    teacher.

    As

    the school

    grows the government will supply other

    teachers as needed. When buildings for the

    trades shops are built, another govern

    menta l depar tment has promised machin

    ery with which to teach carpentry, welding,

    mechanics,

    and

    sewing. When chicken

    houses are built the agricultural depart

    ment will

    give

    baby chicks to th e

    school.

    The same department will also supply all

    th e fruit

    trees that will

    be needed. The

    government aid will amount to about a

    third of the

    total cost

    of

    the

    federal school,

    and the government will continue to pay

    th e

    federal teachers .

    Just now the federal teacher is teaching

    the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The ce

    ment block factory is being run by the

    students and they are constructing the

    school buildings.

    The government has given a small li

    Poflo

    Four (84)

    brary. At this point help from the United

    States will be welcomed. Books,

    or

    money

    to purchase books, may be sent to Rodney

    G. Northrup

    for

    Cedars Christian School,

    Apartado Postal 306, Saltillo, Coahuila,

    Mexico. Books in Spanish are most useful,

    but a course in English will be given, so

    books in English will be helpful too. Bible

    story

    books

    and

    volumes useful

    to

    Bible

    college students will be especially needed.

    For

    those desiring to help enlarge the

    schoo l shops a special way is availab le

    through CARE,

    660 First Avenue, New

    York, N. Y. Donations should be desig

    nated through our Mexican corporation

    Bethel,

    for the school

    Lie.

    Adolfo

    Lopez Mateos, Charco de Puentes, Aram-

    berrie,

    N. L., Mexico. Each .CARE

    of

    fering for the school should be designated.

    For

    example, a gift of 75 will buy a

    sewing machine. A carpentry kit or a

    masonry kit is 20, a knitting machine

    25, a midwifery kit 25, an agricultural

    kit 11, a village l ib rary 5, a medical aid

    ki t 35, and needle craft

    ki t

    7. A

    ca r

    pentry shop

    fo r

    twenty-five boys costs

    2,400, and a small carpentry shop is

    650.

    The

    more of this kind of equipment

    is received the better prepared will be the

    ministerial students to earn the ir way as

    mey

    preach

    the Word

    of

    God

    to

    their

    fellow men here in Mexico. When gifts

    come through CARE

    the

    school does

    no t

    have

    to pay duty on the machinery and

    the amount of the gift is tax deductible.

    The total projectCedars Chris tian

    School; the feder^ school, Lie. Adolfo

    Lopez Mateos*';

    and

    the trade school^will

    cost approximately 22,000.

    The

    mission's

    part will be about 12,000, since there is

    no

    federal help for

    the

    construction of

    Bible college buildings.

    The next step

    The

    miss ion 's commitments on th e fe d

    era l school, Lie . Adolfo Lopez Mateos,

    are about finished since the

    f^eral

    teacher

    is now holding classes in

    the

    federal build

    ings. We want to begin

    ou r

    Bible classes

    as soon as possible. Mexican law requires

    usto

    hold

    ^em in a church

    building.

    The

    proposed combination church

    and

    class

    room building will cos t five thousand dol

    lars to

    build.

    Three thousand

    dollars

    will

    finish the dormitory for forty-eight stu

    dents.

    Most

    of

    th e

    resident

    students

    will

    be

    enro ll ed in Bible college. Two cottages

    should

    be bui lt fo r Bible college teachers.

    PropoMd

    c hu rch a nd

    BIbIa

    col la sa bulldlns of

    Cadar t Chriat ian School

    Each unit will cost approximately 1,300

    What will be accomplished in the tw

    adjoining schools?

    1. Young people will be given an oppo

    tunity to finish grade school and hig

    school, prepare for the Lord' s work, an

    learn

    trades that

    will

    m ake them usefu

    to t he ir own commun it ie s.

    2. Girls will have an opportunity to

    finish school so that when they do marr

    they will know how to establish Christia

    homes.

    3. Cedars .Chr is t ian School will

    be abl

    to receive and

    prepare

    for Christian servic

    Chr ist ian students coming f rom all ove

    Mexico. The se i n

    turn can

    be sen t to

    th

    twenty

    or

    more villages which want Bibl

    teachers. During the summer the missio

    can

    use all of the buildings and grounds fo

    Bible camps.

    4. This is a test case. If an effective jo

    is done, other schools

    of

    this type can b

    set up elsewhere in Mexico, .^ready tw

    other areas have approached the missio

    asking for similar schools to be set u

    fo r them.

    5.

    This

    is

    an

    opportunity

    for

    Christia

    people in the United States to show th

    youth of Mexico that they ca re for them

    This is

    important

    at a t ime when Mexican

    t end to think tha t Catholicism is the only

    force fighting communism. Each buildin

    of the federal school will car ry a plaqu

    stating

    that

    it

    was

    built throu^

    the join

    efforts of the Mexican government, th

    surrounding villages,

    and

    Bethel ^th

    mission 's Mexican corpora te name. Th

    names of churches or individuals givin

    for the construction of any particula

    buildingwill appear on the Bethel plaqu

    in that building.

    The

    first

    of

    December, Daniel Cavazo

    and

    I were in Mexico City taking

    care

    o

    business for the school. In practicall

    every

    department of the feder^ govern

    ment th e officials said, We wa nt to co n

    gratulate you men

    for

    going into thi

    isolated, forgotten area and establishin

    this consolidated school. We will help a

    much

    as we

    can.

    n

    the

    first

    si x

    month

    there were sixty students in

    the

    schoo

    As

    soo n a s roads

    c n

    be

    built and

    buse

    secured to ope ra te between the villages

    we expect between five hundred and

    thousand s tuden ts in

    the school.

    Only we Christians hold

    the

    obviou

    answer to the question,

    How

    long will th

    people

    of

    Puentes, and

    that

    area, be fo r

    gotten and left without the gospel? en

    CHRISTIAN STANDAR

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    THIS HUCK IS ALL BUT COHPLETED:

    i

    F id o ra l a a eh e rt colliie

    a k i t chen

    an d

    d I n I n t

    r aoa .

    Fada ra l

    echosl

    bu l t d i n i

    a

    s 6 ih

    l a da t

    an d l i bra ry

    Proposed

    dormitory

    for

    48 s tu de nt s a nd

    house

    parents

    THE

    BIBLE C0LLE6E

    SECTION IS STILL TO E

    COMPLETED

    E

    BILL

    HEED: .

    Tha

    Bible

    coMega taaeheia- cottage

    llnlahed

    by July

    isih

    The Church

    and

    Bible

    college

    building flnl.had by Aug. igih

    y. can la. .in only .No.

    u. to

    taach

    B.bla cla.alc

    tha church building . 12 000 dollars .p

    Bible col l ege

    sec t ion .

    need PR YER or:.. a. Tha ara a ayang.Ii t|c progr.

    B.

    The

    lalsclion

    of the

    faculty.

    Tha

    aaleclion

    of the s tudent

    body.

    edars

    hris ta in

    chool

    anJ

    eJ^odnt^ cdVoitk^uji

    APAR TADO POSTAL 3

    SALTILLO

    C O A H

    .

    M EXICO

    Busy

    building

    i9

    ts/?odney

    dVoil^wfi

    Proposed

    church

    and

    Bible co l l ege

    build

    in g

    Locat ion o f C C S

    F r o n t

    Vi ew

    Side V i ew

    as

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    No t e s

    rom

    Saltillo Christian Mission

    spt.

    u, 96

    The Northrups

    SUMHBK BBKAK3

    Apartado

    Postal

    306

    Saltillo,

    Coahuila

    Mex i c o

    A BEOKEN NECK was suffered

    by

    Maysel the

    morning of

    Juno

    24,

    1965 when

    enroute

    to

    Old Mexico,

    the car

    hit a slick spot and rcAled over near

    Vaughn New

    Mexico. In

    stead

    of spending

    the

    rest of

    the

    sunmer

    in camp

    V. B. S. and village evangeliam

    in

    Mexico as planned she spent

    six

    weeks convalesci^ in and out of the hospital at

    Mountainair, New

    Mexico.

    When finally released to return to Mexico

    wearing

    a neck collar) the doctors

    recommendation was that she not t ravel on rough

    roads

    for awhile. Since rotigh

    roads

    and accordion playing

    are principal

    parts

    of

    village

    evangelism, Maysel had

    to

    drop

    tha t

    work

    for

    a time but

    she

    found a l l kinds of work waiting

    for

    her a t Mountain

    View Ranch.

    She supervised

    the

    late summer clean-up and kalsomining before the start of

    classes

    a t

    Salt i l lo Christian

    School. Sane sparrows had taken up

    residence

    in the

    chapel. They had a

    ring

    side

    opera seat for

    a l l

    services during the summer

    camp.

    Campers report that the l i t t le sparrows especially l iked the Spanish choruses.

    A

    country

    mouse family had made their home in the piano while

    the

    Northrups

    were away. Most notorious of all wore

    the tribe

    of bedbugs which had made their

    camp in

    the boys dormitory.

    I t

    took about 60 pesos

    of

    Raid, H24 and Black

    Vlag

    to

    exterminate

    them and

    make,

    sure

    there

    were

    no

    more

    outposts.

    ALL

    RSCORDS

    WERE BROKEN

    at

    Cedars Christian School

    Project in

    this summers

    V. B. S. held by the Larry Cuylers, Fco. Barren and teen missionaries Mark and

    Anita

    Northrup.

    A t ractor

    an ut i l i ty

    t rai ler was

    used to transport

    80

    children

    over

    the

    bush country dirt roads which were at times very muddy and always full of

    stickers. By

    the

    last day, attendance had climbed to 196. Mark 16, spent lots

    of

    time driving the

    tractor,

    pulling out stickers, patching and pun?>ing up tires

    lAiich included

    the

    t ractor t i res The tractor and t ra i le r

    is part

    of the

    equip

    ment supplied to the schools by

    Ira

    Jones and the churches around Etamett, Idaho.

    BROKEN

    SPRINGS.

    Returning from Cedars

    Christian

    SchocO.

    Project

    to

    Saltillo,

    July 27th,

    Mark

    and Anita

    were

    in

    their

    second accident of the summer.

    The

    Cuyler

    truck

    suddenly went out

    of control

    going down d

    steep

    curve and as

    i t

    headed

    for

    the left side of

    the

    highway Bro.

    Lany

    Cuyler could not turn

    i t

    back. Twice they

    almost

    turned

    over when

    they

    hit

    the enfcankment

    and in the process

    Just

    missed

    hitting a

    small VW

    Finally the

    truck

    stopped

    The brakes had

    failed also.)

    Both doors were sprung. The Broken Springs had caused the steering column to

    freeze.

    When

    they looked

    to

    the righ t of

    the

    road

    they

    realized the Lord had

    literally

    spared

    their

    lives.

    If

    the Cxiyler pickup had

    gone

    r ight instead of

    left ,

    they

    would

    have plunged over the bank

    and down

    into the

    canyon

    below.

    This BREAKDOWN

    immobilized

    summer

    work

    during the repairs unti l

    Rodney and Maysel

    arrived from

    the

    United States August 8 with the 1965 Dodge Van which had been

    repaired l ike

    new

    after the June

    24

    turnover.

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    IMPOBTAHT VISITORS TO

    AHD

    SPECIAL BI3SINGS PGR CEDARS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PROJECTl

    WHO?t

    SeOor

    A^TTONIO

    SANCHEZ

    head

    of

    the Mexican Forestry

    Departonent.

    ACCOMPANIED BTt Sr. ROBLES head of

    the

    regional Mexican

    Pre-fabricated

    Schools,

    ACGOMPUaHEDl

    1 . SeHor Sanchez wi th

    S ta t e

    Governor L ivas

    made

    t o f f i c i a l

    t h a t

    elec t r ic i ty wou ld bo bro\ight into

    the area,

    2. Sr .

    Sanchez

    cal led

    a meeting

    of

    the

    heads

    of

    several

    of

    the

    col lec t ive farms and exhorted them

    to cooperate

    with the

    school in every

    way possible .

    3, Sr.

    Sanchez promised

    that t he Forest ry

    Dept. would finish a ll

    the

    constructions (except the chxirch building which is the mission part of

    the project . We also need

    1500

    to Install windows and wire the Federal

    buildlxigs^

    4* Build

    and

    furnish

    th e o th er

    shops.

    5. Put in the plumbing and water system.

    - 6 . Finish

    fee f i sh ponds

    and swimming pool .

    ?

    Give th e school 100 h ives o f b e e s .

    8. The

    Pre-fabricated

    fchdols Dept. will supply the roofs and

    f ur ni tu re f o r

    the s ixth g ra de ro an

    and

    l ib r a ry .

    9.

    Best

    of

    a l l

    the

    Forestiy

    wil l

    s ta r t

    road

    construction over

    which

    a sc ho ol b us

    cou ld t r a v e l . T h i s w i l l

    mean

    a l so

    t h a t

    we

    c an re ac h

    many

    of

    the For ty Vi llages in a matter

    of

    minutes

    in ste ad o f

    hours with

    the

    Gospel o f C h ri st .

    RESULTS

    OF FOHTT WEEKS OF

    PRAIER FOR THE FOKTI TOXAC AREAl

    1 . A new

    missionary

    family, th e Larry Cuylers, l iving on

    the

    grounds of

    Cedars Christi^ School Project.

    2. Filemon Castro,

    a

    1965 graduate

    of Salt i l lo Christian School,

    working

    with the Cuylers is to be the first BIBLE teacher at CEDARS CHRISTIAN

    SCHOOL

    ^

    3. BIBtE CLASSES to

    begin

    at Cedars Christian School

    Project

    Oct. 4, 1965

    4 .

    VB3

    of

    196

    adults

    and

    children

    a t

    Cedars

    Christ ian

    School

    Project .

    5. More and

    more

    vi l lages

    asking for

    Bible

    teachers .

    o

    tO

    FEAIER

    REQUESTS

    X.

    For the

    v il la ge s o f Sandia,

    San Juan and Puentes.

    Lord will ing, Rodney,

    The Cuylew and

    Fjj ejtt n

    will be holding evangelistic meetings

    in

    these

    three

    during the month of October.

    2 . Pray for the Bible classes

    tha t are to

    begin Oct.

    4th

    a t Cedars.

    3.

    Pray for the students and

    10

    f i f teen dollar a month

    scholarships

    for

    Cedars.

    4.

    Pray

    for

    the twe lve s tuden ts of

    SaltiLlo

    Christ ian

    School.

    5. Continue to

    remember the

    recovery of

    Maysel

    and ftelestina

    Samaniego

    in

    p r a y e r

    SOMETHING

    SFBCIAL FOE

    HATSEL

    The accident has

    l e f t Maysel

    with

    a r a ther

    s t i f f

    neck.

    Since

    the

    accident she

    s t i l l t i res

    a l i t t l e quicker, the cold is a

    l i t t l e

    colder

    and

    everything is

    s t i l l

    a

    l i t t l e harder for her . The following mater ia l fe ings

    would

    help to ease her

    work

    and

    make

    he r

    recovery a l i t t l e f as t e r .

    a .

    The money to put

    in

    a septic tank and f in i sh th e in sid e plumbing.

    b. The

    money

    fo r

    an

    electr ic l ight

    generator with

    which she

    could

    i ron. The

    Sad Irons seem much

    heavier

    now. The

    house

    i s already

    wired for elec tr ic i ty .

    We

    could also

    use

    th e

    small

    e lec t r i c r e f r ige ra to r .

    Please des igna te

    these

    funds

    as Special

    for

    Maysel

    and

    the

    house.