1 Samuel 7:12: “Then Samuel took a stone and put it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it EBEN-EZER, saying Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.”
Back in December 1968, I placed a stone (ring) on Patty Lawrence’s hand and then on May 30, 1969, we were married. God has given us 50 years of marriage and mission service together. So, on May 30, 2019, I put another ring on her hand to begin another phase of our lives together!! “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us,” and we continue to trust Him for our future.
In this letter, I want to share two anniversaries with you. First will be our 50th wedding anniversary, and then the 30th anniversary of Bethel Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Betel), which included the ordination of a new pastor.
Patty and I were in Saltillo, Mexico for two weeks, and enjoyed great fellowship and authentic Mexican food. We started the Bethel Baptist Church in our living room, and God began to do some wonderful things. Blessings continue to come.
Pastor Noe and wife Blanca have led the church for 15 years, and not only have many been saved, but they started a new church in a nearby town. New Pastor Jesus Acosta was ordained, and I preached his charge service.
You sent us to Saltillo as your missionaries, a church was started, and now another church is in existence. You are sending treasures to heaven as you help us spread the gospel.
Please continue to pray for Richard and Patty Comer as we make plans for travel to Mexico and Costa Rica later this year. We love you all. firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHARD AND PATTY COMER
Missionaries to Mexico