Baptists in Mexico find a place for an outdoor baptism near Huexotla, Mexico, in 1939. In 1880, John Westrup, already living in Mexico, became the first Southern Baptist missionary to the country. He and a helper were killed mysteriously weeks later. The last entry in Westrup’s diary read: “Four baptisms today. Go back and teach them next week.” The man sent to investigate Westrup’s death, William David Powell, read the diary and returned to Mexico to take Westrup’s place.

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