July 2012

Dear Praying Friends,

Greetings in our Savior’s name!  We have appreciated hearing from so many of you during these past months, assuring us of your prayers.  As you will notice, we have had a very busy schedule this year.   For the first months we were daily involved in the new revision of the Spanish book, Llegando a Ser un Verdadero Cristiano (Becoming a True Christian). Finally, we were able to send it to the printers in May. We thank the Lord for His strength and enablement.

April 4th     Pastor Luis Canul (assistant pastor of our church in Guadalajara), his wife Dolores, and their three children, Jonathan (31), Rubí (28) and Luis Jr.(27), came for a nine-day visit, which was a real blessing for all of us.  We had a wonderful visit!

April 19th   After caring for my Aunt Leeta Danielson for 8 years, she passed into the presence of our Lord in her sleep.  We thank you for your letters, cards and prayers.

May 7th      We are thankful that Donald, our son, had a successful neck operation.  He suffered a terrible automobile accident in January, being hit from behind by a girl who was distracted by texting.

May 28th    We drove to Little River, South Carolina to be with our daughter, Beverly, and her children to be able to attend Jessica’s graduation from middle school and Nathan’s graduation from high school. They both received honors, and Nathan received various scholarships which will cover his complete education at Clemson University.

June 7th      Three days after we returned home to Florida, Dotty entered the hospital for a partial knee replacement. We are thankful for the excellent results.  She is progressing nicely.

June 17th    We celebrated our wedding anniversary! We have enjoyed 57 wonderful years together.

June 18th    Myron shared missionary experiences with the junior age children for an exciting week of Vacation Bible School at Missouri Avenue Baptist Church.

June 26th    We received the new Spanish edition of the book, Becoming a True Christian.  All 3,070 books were carefully placed into a climate controlled storage facility for future distribution.  We praise the Lord that we can now fill the backorders.

July 9th       A group of brethren from our church in Guadalajara prepared diligently the past three months for their Daily Vacation Bible School.  This week 140 children are attending each morning from 9:00 to 1:00!  Last year they had great results from the DVBS with many new families attending the church services. After receiving weekly Bible classes using the book, Becoming a True Christian, 4 parents, 2 young people and 1 child have been converted. Praise the Lord!

July 16th     Dotty will receive her monthly injection in her right eye to detain the wet-macular degeneration that she has had for over two years.  We praise the Lord that she has had a slight improvement in her vision.

July 23rd     Family Camp for our church in Guadalajara will be held for one week at a rented camp-facility outside of Guadalajara.  It is always such a special blessing for the 120 who are planning to attend this year.

August 1st  Pastor Miguel Camacho and his 9-year-old son, Adrian, are planning to come to be with us for 25 days!   Eighteen months ago we were in Guadalajara with him for the home-going of Clement, his precious wife.  We are really looking forward to their visit. Both Pastor Miguel and I will be preaching in several churches in central Florida while he is here.  What a special time this will be for all of us!  We will appreciate your prayers.

We thank the Lord for you and the important part that you have in our ministry.  Thank you again for your prayers and faithful financial support. May the Lord richly bless you!

Sincerely in Christ,

Pastor Myron & Dotty Philippi

Baptist World Mission
P.O. Box 2149
Decatur, AL 35602

Pastor Myron L. Philippi

Becoming a Christian Org. Inc.
6465 99th Way N. #17B
St. Petersburg, FL 33708