FROM OUR MAIL BOX
A note from David Cloud who has ministered many years in Mexico and printed gospel material for distribution there.
Worthy of Praise and Prayer
Our friend, who has not returned to Mexico for almost two years, last night received a call from the pastor of one of the churches he pioneered many years ago. As related to me, a relative of the pastor was offered a night job and was told where and when to meet for work. After arriving, four men grabbed him, beat on him, and held a knife to his throat while trying to get information about how to contact the “gringo” for money. Apparently they were persuaded he could not give them the information they wanted, so with threats they cut off a finger and sent him away. This has the POTENTIAL of becoming a series of harassments and danger for the whole family. If our friend continues to be in contact with, and help his “beloved children” in their needs, the evil demands for funds could spiral beyond the ability to provide – increasing the danger to the individuals. Our brother needs wisdom and is calling upon the Lord. Please join him – any of us would want to help our family in need.
This same principal could happen to us, as we were the providers for the two churches – making us the “rich Americans” and subjecting the saints to possible extortion, and becoming hostages or worse. As yet, we have not had any signs of that kind of activity. But we do not plan on helping the saints in any way, nor being present with any of them.
David Cloud and family, P O Box 181, Pharr TX 78577-0181