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Pedro works among the decendants of the Mayan nations of Mexico & Central America. He is pictured with a member of the Tseltal (pronounced sá-tal) people in his traditional tribal dress. Pedro and Viki went to the church and met missionaries Richard and Patty Comer. The church was having a special evangelistic outreach with a meal, a Gospel film and preaching after the film. Not knowing what to expect, Pedro and Viki sat down and listened. As Richard preached, it seemed to Pedro and Viki that he knew everything about them and was announcing it to the entire congregation. “How does this North American know the reality of our lives?” Viki thought. Pedro became convicted of his sin and accepted Jesus as his Savior. Viki was not convinced. She wanted to see proof. As God changed the life of the drunken idolater who was her husband, she saw her need of salvation. A month later, Viki came to know the Lord as well. What a difference the Lord can make in a life. Pedro and Viki became active in the local church. Three years later they moved to the city of San Cristobal de las Casas in the state of Chiapas and while there Pedro saw his mother saved. After a time as members of the Alpha and Omega Baptist Church, they moved to the community of “Tres-Ceros” and started a church. (That's one.) From there they moved to a neighboring village and started another work. (That's two!) In 1995 they again moved to Tenejapa and started the Bethel Baptist Church, where he was ordained as pastor in 2001. (That's three!) During his years as pastor, this church has started seven more mission churches in the towns and villages around Chiapas. (That's ten if you're still counting.) But it doesn't stop there. On February 20, 2011, the first service of the eleventh church took place. There were already twelve that had been saved and baptized in the town and they had been waiting to have a church of their own. God continues to use Brother Pedro in the lives of others. The Bethel Baptist Church, where Pedro is pastor, averages around 300 on Sundays and is in desperate need of a larger building. There are six young men who have surrendered to the call of God on their lives to preach the Gospel. Eleven churches and counting—all because a young man handed Pedro a tract. Is it worth it? YES! Think of the fruit that abounds in heaven because of one simple act of faith. What about the churches who have faithfully supported the Comers? They too have fruit that abounds to their account in heaven. God continues to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9). To learn more about the work in Mexico and Central America, please contact Rev. Terry Jones, Central America Director, BIMI. Number 1, 2012 BIMI WORLD 13