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First
Christian
Church
1300
So.
Juniper
St.
Fscondido,
Calif.
92025
FORM
3547
REQUESTED
Permit
#
112;
Postage
Paid
Non
Profit
Org.
Escondido,
Calif.
(nooarow
i^niilips
Jopiia
i^iissoari
April,
1955.
Written
in
Culiacan,
Sinaloa,
Mexico,
Newsletter
from
Uj.
Jack
&
Billie
Gilson
CULIACAJ^JCHURCH
OF
CHRIST,
Co-Uorkers,
Dionisia
Atonda
and
Jose
Rocha,
U.S.
ADDRESS
mo
ALLFUNDS;
CULIACAN
ACCOUNT,
First
Church
of
Christ,
BDlN,
Central,
Phoenix,
Arizona,
MEXICANADDRESS
FDR
PERSONAL
MAIL:
Apdo.
Postal
826,Culiacan,
Sinaloa,
Mexico,
churchdfchristV
EDUCATIONAL
FUNDSHAl/EOPENEDUP
NELJ
HORIZONS
FOR
CULIACAN
CHURCHOF
CHRIST:
Inthe
fall
of
1963.the
SIERRA
l/ISTA
CHUfJCH.of
Arizonaundertook
uith
usa
program
ofmissionary
help
illustrFiting
their
visionfor
Christ.
For
lack
of
a
better
title
uegiv/e
it
the
name
"EDUCATIONAL
FUND"
and
this
hasbeen
reneuied
until
noui
uith
^65,00each
monthsThese
funds
are
used
as
follouis^
EDUCATIONAL
MATERIALS
Blackboards
and
projectors,schools
and
filmstrips,
Tnese
itemsare^takenforgrantedinourujellequipped
U.S.
churchesbutthepoverty
among
the
Mexicans
makesthem
dear.
Ue
continueto
keep
thingssimple
with
battery
operated
projectors
andacleansheet(sometimesnottooclean)
and
the
film
stripsare
simple
storiesin
black
and'whiteforthe
most
part,
althoughintheareas
where
current
is
availableforstronger
light
we
have
color
strips.
The
people
that
gather
toseethesesometimes
number
into
thehundredsso
this
ONE
PROGRAM
HAS
SERUED
US
ASTHE
"CUTTING
EDGE"
OF
OUR
El/AfMGELISM
PROGRAM,
SECONDARY
STUDENTS
HELP
(PUBLIC
SCHOOL)
Four
ofour
youth
areinsecond-
ary
(beyond
sixth
grade)
partly
becauseof
this
help.
They
get
either
Sa.OO
depending
on
whetherthoy
are
thefirst(SB.DO)
or
second
(S^.OO)
in
their
familytoreceivethe
aid.
OUR
CHRISTIAN
YOUTH
need
this
encouragement
to
insure
they
will
continue.
Inthousandsof
Mexican
hofnes,
the
sixth
grade
is
six
times
better
than
Mom
or
Dad
evergotand
is
considered
quite
advanced.
IjJe
hope
to
insure
"our"Churches'
future
throughnlacingtheyouth
on
acompetitive
basisuith
the
middle
class.
MINISTERIAL
STUDENTS
HELP—
lile
have
the
same
financial
program
forthese
as:
forsecondarystudentsplustextbooks,
bis
have
threeBibleColleges
and
our
own
church-sponsored
teaching
program
to
provide
future
ministers.
Some
•f
the
text
books
we
buy
are:Bible
handbooks,
commentaries,.dictionaries
and
related
books
that
theycannot
.buy
for
themselves..
(For
the
Culiacan
students.)
THE
PEGR^n^l/pi,;^--atpresentInclude
Marta
and
Sara
Portillo,
both
in
Junior
High"anddoing
good.
work,
inclasses'and
alsO'as
teachersin
our
Ejidal
Sunday
Schools.
These
girls
are-
from
a
very
largefamily
that
has
passedthrough
many
difficulties
tobe
Christian,
They
liveright
nextdoor
tothebuildinginthe
Ejidal
and
their
sister
recently
married"preacher
Racha^,
Rosa
Linda
and
EnriqueSikisaka
Gomez
ars
fromr
theAguarutoChurch;Enrique
H14
year
ol;-i
in
the
eighth
ai:
the
c:
f:v
r-ch-.--"!.
 
Rosa
uiillreceiveherSecretary
*-s
Diplcfna
in
196G
and
has
had
trainingip-^^
various
programs
of
thn
GovernmentandChurch.They
are
bothmainstays
of
the
youth
in
this
village
Church
and
Ruwa
oTten
teaches
the
children,
Mrs,
Gomez
has
six
other
little
ones
at
home
and
her
husband
is
one
ofthe
village
barbers.
Ministerial
studan:s
Manuel
Rodriguez
and
Julio
Arguellez
continue
faith
fully
in
our
night
classesin
the
Church.Soth
men
work
full
time
and
316
hours
a-day
to
the
studies;
five
daysalueek.
Since
they
are
quite
ableto
makemoremoney
the
help
is
almost
necessary
to
them
to
maintain
their
families-
Ue
feel
privilegedto
have
the
trust
of
tuo
such
sincere
men.
RodrigoAcosta
is
noLu
our
onlyremaining
studentin
Bible
College
and
will
comehome
after
this
ysar.
As
luell
as
his
Bible,
he
has
finished
a
courseas
anAuto
Technician
in
the
state
sponsored
training
school
in
Saltillo,
lile
Luere
happy
to
hear
that
hehad
been
preaching
and
giving
some
classes
in
the
Bible
training
program
also.
Ua
realizethat
at
20
years
old
he
isn't
ready
for
the
full
responsibility
of
a
ministryhere,
but
his
youth
Ldill
serve
both
him
and
Christintheseyears
he
is
obtaining
maturity.
SO
YOU
HAV/E
IT,
our
Educational
Program
that
has
"opened
up
uhole
neu
Horizons
for
us
in
Culiacan",
Ue
don't
know
where
this
might
lead
in
the
future.
Asyou
can
see,
most
of
this
is
classified
as"help"
and
could
be
said
to
be
"terminal
help"
for
students
will
graduate
and
the
Church
here
will
learnto
provide
its
own
teaching
materials
(as
it
has
with
Bible
School
supplies).
bJEliJAlMT
TO
ENLARGE
Al\!0
EXTEND
this
helpas
we
will
have
at
least
two
more
students
for
next
year..perhaps
you
would
like
to
take
part
in
it
by
mark
ing
a
special
offering
or
just
saying
to
us
you
would
like
to
enter
the
program,
Ue
tell
the
students
it
is
for
one
year
and
begins
in
September
throughJune.
The
other
projects
vary
in
cost
with
a
projector
costing
about
S3D.D0
and
filmstrips
from
500
to
Si.DO
each.
SINCE
NOTHING
VERY
EXCITING
OR
EARTH3HAKING
HAS
HAPPENED
IN
THE
LAST
SIX
MONTHS!
Maybe
you'd
just
like
to
know...we'll
call
this
section
"SALT
AND
PEPPER",..,
Jack
and
the
ministerial
students,
went
to
Texasand
Bi-Lingual
convention
in
February,
gone
for
aweekand
left
"one
ofthe
men
for
Biblestudy
in
Saltillo.
Billie
spent
two
weeks
in
March
at
Phoenix
and
Tucson
trying
to
sell
(again)
our
house
we
had
to
foreclose
in
Tucson^
No
luck
and
it's
in
the
hands
of
a
dealer.
All
we
want
is
out
from
under
a
first
mortgage,
UJe
are
selling
our
1960
Chev
Biscayne
for
cash
andhave
a
beautiful
white
1963
Chev
Pick-up
that
drives
and
rideslike
a
car.
lile
paid
Si,100,DO
for
it
as
it
was
a
lease
car
to
Pan-American
for
two
years
then
sold
off
with
only
20,600
miles
showing
on
the
speedometer,V/isitors
since
our
last
general
newsletter
have
included
Bob
and
Gretchen
iilinters
from
Arizona
in
November,
and
then
A1
and
Sylvia
Cade
came
twice,
the
second
time
bringingpreacher
Murray
Pestles
from
Hillcrest
Church,
Southern
California.
Fellow
missionary
Buck
Renz
stayed
a
few
days
in
February
too,
Uie'vemoved
into
anotherold
house
with
two
patios
and
filled
them
with
flowers
and
vegetables
for
the
spring,
(Rememberwe
hadan
old
"Colonial
type"
in
Hermosillo),
This
one
has
eight
rooms
as
well
asthe
good
old
dirt
to
track
into
them,
and
makes
us
feelrich
after
five
yearsin
an
apartment
or
traveling.
-One-Hrrti-iq-ijie
-lik-e
is—the
room
f-or-our-animai-s»^
—-
two
dogs
and
a
thrush
in
a
caye^
In
the
papaya
tree
the
little
red
birds
eat
breakfast
and
recently
a
large
flock
of
small
grass-green
parrots
have
made
the
guamuchil
tree
their
afternoon
resting
place.
Our
neighbors
ask
us
what
wedo
with
all
the
room
so
we
tell
them
we
have
guests.
Actually
we
haveone
room
for
a
storage
andone
for
an
office,
one
forguests,
one
for
bedroom
and
private
sitting
room
for
Billie's
work.
Then
the
kitchen
and
dining
rooms
are
justthat-
there
is
room
for
you
ofcourse.
Our
time
goes
quickly
with
Billie
having
English
classes
an
average
of
four
hours
a
day
(Jack
taught
them
while
she
wentaway)
and
Jack
spends
time
in
the
office
or
visiting
preachers
and
services.
Our
present
services
tako
up
the
wholeweekend(we
don't
attend
all
of
them)
andUednesdayand
Tuesday,
Classes
at
the
Church
run
every
night
but
Jack
only
has
thto
with
the
rest
by
thepreachers
Atondo
andRocha,
Mrs.Atondo
had
little
girl
number
six
March
1
and
the
Rochas
expect
in
the
middle
ofthe
summer.
The
Uidow
Aguilarexpects
to
move.back
to
Hermosillo
"
in
the
summer
and
the
Rochas
talk*
about
moving
the
same
time
or
late
spring.
 
lile'vehadanumber
ofrequests
for
materialfor
"MISSION
FAIRS"
recently
and
uje
uiant
to
congratulatethe
Church
in
Phoenix
at
801
l\i.
Central;
V/alley
in
Phoenix;Valley
in
TucsonandEscondidocompleted
theirs
in
March.
All
report
good
attendance
and
interest
uith
their
youth
taking
a
very
active
part.
The
neuspaper
in
Spanish
published
byusand
edited
by
Dionisio
Atondo
is
nouj
a
project
of
our
Educational
fundand
is
printed
up
every
tuo
months#
If
youujould
like
to
receiv/e
it
please
senda
note
to
Dionisio
at
Apdo«
Postal
863,
Culiacan.
He
is
deservedly
proud
of
the
paper,
nou
entering
its
fifth
year-
its
first
being
printed
uithpictures,
and
the
only
one
of
its
scope
in
Mexico
among
ourChurches.
It*s
called
"LUZ
DE
LA
PALABRA"
(Light
from
the
Word)and
has
useful
doctrinal
articles,
commentaries,
and
neus.
If
youcan
distribute
copes
to
Mexicans
in
your
area,
please
ask
for
them,
Pray
£or.-us,
and
for.-HIS-WORK
in
Mexico
.
pA'Cr^'i^
The
Gilsons

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