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  Dear James,
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

To whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27
The Graduating Class of 2010
Sharing this great Hope is our mission, our privilege and the command from our Lord to a dying, lost world. Jesus is the Only Hope, His salvation, the only way to be free from sin's penalty and power. This is what our students are learning to share. God gave us the blessing of graduating nineteen young men and women this year. They have finished the three years of daily training and the final fourth year of full-time service, also called the 'year of practice'. It has been a difficult process for most of them having to leave home and family and acquire the disciplines necessary for a missionary, teacher, or pastor.

The words of Cesar, the spokesman for the graduating class, were very moving as we remembered how during his first year, his father and sister were killed in a traffic accident. We thought of how the Lord confirmed his calling even though it required Cesar to commute three hours every day so he, as the eldest son, could tend to his family's needs. Cesar was able to leave his family and complete his fourth year of full time service as the interim pastor of the church in Usila. Cesar and the other eighteen classmates marching across the stage to receive their diplomas, were a powerful reminder of God's faithfulness and the great hope we have. We also had the first eight graduates of the Saturday Seminary. These completed the program entailing four years of studies every Saturday. All of these are older and are bi-vocational brethren who want to be better prepared for helping in the church. As we see all these go forward, we are reminded that God's work will continue, unwavering, until His majestic return! Dr. Tom Harrison was a special blessing as he came with his wife Cindy and gave our graduation conferences and commencement address. His passion and love for the Lord and the students was a great encouragement for us all. Our hope is in the Lord!

(Photo: Cesar)

La Esperanza
  Dr. Black
God has given us The Good Hope in Christ Jesus. As He lives in and through us, we are filled with the hope of the glory of God. Now, we as His children, can share this message of hope through Christ with others. In Spanish, the word for 'the hope' is La Esperanza. This was the name printed in large blue letters across the front of the camper of a Ford pickup truck. This was not a common or ordinary truck. Inside, it was equipped to perform surgeries of all kinds. As it arrived in Mexico, Veracruz, Cordoba, Oaxaca, and especially in Niltepec, it truly represented hope for many in need. This special HOPE (LA ESPERANZA) pickup belonged to Dr. Charlie Black, Sr. from Shreveport, Louisiana. His mission was to share the hope and love of Christ to many with physical infirmities and in need of surgery. Dr. Black gave his love and services to people all over the world, but here in Mexico he left a tremendous legacy as he joined Dr. John Hall and Dr. Ben Singletary in starting the medical surgical caravans that traveled by road from Louisiana to the southernmost parts of Mexico. Touching people with caring and loving hands, brother Charlie was used to plant the seed of Hope in Christ in many hearts.

After many years of traveling by vehicle, God enabled him to build a clinic in Niltepec, Oaxaca, working with a MITC sponsored physician, Dr. Santiago Santos. This clinic today bears his name, "La Clinica Charles Black", and to this day continues to offer hope through medical care to many who seek it in that part of Mexico. This past month, Dr. Charlie Black was taken to our Heavenly Home to see the hope of all believers fulfilled in all its plenitude. We thank God for allowing us to have known this brother and for his many years of service to God in Mexico and as a faithful board member of MITC. May God receive the Glory!

(Photo: Dr. Charlie Black, Sr.)

A special thanks to Woodcreek Church
  Volunteer from Woodcreek Church
Also this past month, we were blessed with a visit from the youth of Woodcreek Church in Richardson, Texas. This team of high school aged, mission-minded kids, took on a seven hour trip up to the mountainous region of El Cacique, among the Cuicateco Indian brethren. They too shared the hope of Christ through their efforts in concrete work and painting for the new church building, daily VBS for the children of El Cacique and in the neighboring village of Cacalotepec (a one hour walk). Led by youth pastor Mike McCullough, they worked alongside Tania (our 'year of practice' student mentioned in the May newsletter) and shared the love of Christ in a special way.

(Photo: Mike McCullough)

Request for Prayers
  VIcky Ramirez
We are thankful for the Lord's blessing in obtaining the necessary visas for the United Youth Choir members as we prepare for the visit of the choir to the Shreveport area. The purpose is to minister primarily unto the Hispanic community. Please pray for the trip, as presently there are difficulties on the roads in the border area due to increased rains. Also pray that there will be a successful border crossing for all those traveling.

Finally, we ask your prayers for Mrs. Vicky Ramirez, (Chuy's mother, and my mother-in-law), who fell last week, broke her femur and dislocated her hand. She is recovering from the surgery on her leg and being attended by family and friends in the Lord here at the mission.

(Photo: Vicky Ramirez)

In Conlusion
  2010 Grads
Thank you so very much for your prayers, love and faithful support. Let us continue to live for and serve Him together for His Glory.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13

Yours in His great love,
Dan and Chuy Hall

(Photo: Our 2010 Grads)

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Dr. & Mrs. Franklin Noles

MITC Staff & Students

B.C. Defatta
MRs. Felix Arceneaux Mrr. & Mrs. Homer Barousse, Jr. Dr. R.F. & A.C. Reid Susan Taylor
Dr. Charles & Karen Black. R.L. & Dorothy McCary Richard & June Hunter Hamm Family
Henry & Barbara Cantrell Thomas & Clara Welbourne Mr. & Mrs. Tom Stagg Shivers Family
Dr. & Mrs. Ryan Bicknell, Jr. John & Michele Peterson William & Helaine Braunig Dr. Byron Cook
Katy & George Merriman Bill & Johnette Evans Mr. & Mrs. William Duncan Peggy Gouras
Dr. & Mrs. Willard Washburne Dr. & Mrs. John Hall Mr. & Mrs. Jack Cummingham Marie Rinaudo
Dr. & Mrs. Charles Knight, Sr. Dr. Charles Knight, Jr. Jerry & Rose Richards Mr. James Wood
Dr. & Mrs. Juan Watkins Ken & Debbie Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Michael Adams Mr. Kevin Murphy
Ray & Dorothy Oden, Jr. Shreveport Medical Society Lamar & Joy Nelson Ms. Marie Johnston
Armand & Lynn Roos Dr. & Mrs. Ben Singletary Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Petry; Mrs. Evelyn Theis
Mr. & Mrs. Scotty Woodard Dr. E.J. & Gloria Nosser Earl & Jerry Hobson Dr. William Broyles
Judge & Mrs. Charles Peatross Jo & Donna O'Brian John & Mary Ann Valiulis Mrs. Joyce Braddock
Paul & Danielle Cooper Mrs. Minnie Gilcrease Cooper Mr. William James Hill III Kelley Family
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Weatherall Mrs. Deborah Kelly Slaughter Dr. & Mrs. George Beach


Mr. Clyde Minor III Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Worley
Mrs. Majorie Raines Clayton Robert & Kathryn Flowers
Mrs. Francis Bouchereau Edward & Venia Magri
Mrs. Lynne Magri Edward & Venia Magri
Mr. Rogers Hampton Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Worley
Mr. Reuben Neal Baremore Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Worley


Ms. Brooke Carter Alan & Cindy Carter
Ms. Brooke Carter Mr. & Mrs. Bill Dunlap
J.F. & Di Winningham Dr. Deborah Fletcher



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