Pedro works among
the decendants of
the Mayan nations
of Mexico & Central
America. He is
pictured with a
member of the
sá-tal) people in his
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
To learn more about the work in Mexico
and Central America, please contact Rev. Terry
Jones, Central America Director, BIMI.
Number 1, 2012