1. Please pray for the work in Guasave, Sinaloa, MX, a work started in July 2012. Continue reading Shad Kember (Obregon)
1. For the growing needs of the new believers in the work in Iguala for workers on the ground fulltime Continue reading Shad Kember
Eleonor shared an update newsletter. The text is below.
There are specific prayer requests at the end of the newsletter. Please keep the work in Mexico in your prayers!
The assembly in Hermosillo held
their fourth Bible conference from
March 16 to 18. Continue reading Eleonor Mosquera – Hermosillo, Obregon, Tirocapes, El Barril
Recently, the work in Obregon got a boost from a nearly 2-week visit by Shad and Cynthia Sluiter and family and other young folks with them. They, and others of the local young people, used pop-up tents for outdoor children mtgs., sometimes as many as three per day. Dee Deblock, helped by others is continuing these twice a week, with good attendance and interest. Continue reading Shad Kember (Obregon)
Leading up to the holidays, Johnny Seed (from Carlton, Vancouver, Canada) with Ben Kember had 3 weeks of children’s and gospel mtgs. in the garage of a house in Nueva Palmira. Nearby live unsaved relatives of believers in the assembly here in Obregon. After the holidays, they resumed these mtgs. and are encouraged with the attendance of some of these relatives plus others. Please pray for blessing on this new work in the south part of the city. Continue reading Shad Kember (Obregon)
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! … For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. Romans 11:33, 36.
In 2008 Bethany Kroeze accompanied other young Christians. where biblical texts were distributed. Continue reading Bethany Beckett (Obregon) #7 – from David Jones
Bethany Colleen Kroeze Beckett
Bethany was born October 26, 1986 in Arlington, WA to Ken and Linda Kroeze and was suddenly and unexpectedly taken home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 25, 2010 in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, one day before her 24th birthday.
On July 6, 1999 at the age of twelve, Bethany trusted the Lord Jesus as her Savior. He became her Lord, and from that time on she dedicated her life to pleasing her Savior.
Bethany graduated from Arlington High School in 2005. She worked at Josephine Sunset Home as a nurse’s aide and then as a dialysis technician for Puget Sound Kidney Center.
In December 2008 Bethany left her job and went to Mexico with a six month commitment to help the missionaries there. While in Mexico she met and fell in love with Duncan Beckett. They were married June 5, 2010 in Arlington, WA and together moved back to Mexico where they have been a tremendous help serving the Lord. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her there. This was evident during a touching memorial service held for Bethany in Mexico on October 26, 2010 with over 200 present.
Bethany had a quiet and gentle spirit with a faithful heart to serve others rather than herself. A few days before her sudden homecall she wrote her brother Tim this message: “All the pleasure we can have in this world won’t even compare to what God has in store for us in Heaven. This life is short; eternity is long. When we get to Heaven, I’m pretty sure we won’t remember the things we thought we were missing out on, or even the things we thought were so great.”
Bethany was preceded in death by her grandfather, William Baker; and grandparents, Gerrit and Annie Kroeze.
Bethany is survived by her loving husband, Duncan Beckett; her parents, Ken and Linda Kroeze, of Arlington, WA; brothers, Gerrit, his wife, Christie, their children, Blake, Madison and Shelbie, Craig, his wife, Loraine, their children, Hayley, Matthew, Sabrina, Jasmyn and Chyanne, of Hanford, California, Andy, of the family home, and Tim, of New Britain, Connecticut; as well as her grandmother, Barbara Baker, of Deland, Florida.
Duncan’s parents, David and Heather Beckett, and sister-in-law, Laura Beckett, of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada, as well as Duncan’s grandparents, J. Roy and Muriel Beckett and Murray and Eunice McLeod share in our grief.
Bethany was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.
There will be a viewing from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, at the Arlington Gospel Hall, 323 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington, WA 98223. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the Arlington Gospel Hall. Graveside service will be held at the Arlington Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Gospel Hall.
The preceding was taken from:
I received an update from Dan Harvey who is currently in Arizona. I will attempt to summarize what he said.
Dan is currently working to transport Bethany to Washington. There are a number of issues complicating the trip. First, there are four funeral homes involved, two in Mexico and two in the United States. Second, everything in Mexico moves slowly. Thirdly, there are two countries involved, a border, two different languages, different paperwork, different transportation. Finally, there is the coordination of trying to get everybody on the same page.
Please pray for Dan. He needs strength, patience, wisdom and sleep.
From Dan Harvey:
It’s 3:45am in Phx, and everyone is getting ready to head to the airport for the 6:00 flight to Seattle. Please pray that everyone arrives safely.
Please also take a moment to pray that we are successful in transporting Bethany’s remains across the border, up to Tucson, and on flights today so that normal viewing plans and funeral arrangements can take place. I will be skipping my flight this morning, and heading back down to Nogales to try to expedite the process and convince the involved parties to move just a little faster and actually fulfill their promises. There are several “middle-men” involved in the whole process, and that is where things tend to break down. As of this morning, Bethany’s remains are still in Mexico. I hope to be able to get her across the border and up to Tucson somehow today, and on the necessary flight arrangements to Seattle. Your prayer to that end would be appreciated.
Please continue to pray for Ken & Linda and Family, and especially for Duncan at this time.
Warmly in our Lord,
(from Phoenix, AZ)