by Conrado Castro Casconfam@aol.com
Greetings in the name of our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST.
Although I am in no way an expert in cultural backgrounds and or traditions, your mission spotlight in the November, 2001, issue caught my attention for the simple reason of I am a Mexican emigrant to the U.S.
My prayers go out to those missionaries whose this report came from. (They got a load on their shoulders) May the LORD bless their families and missionary work.
I can't help but sympathize with them on their struggles for the utterance of the gospel.
For the past twenty some years now I myself have been trying to comprehend and accept the fact, that what seems to me, to be a witchcraft holiday (Halloween), can be widely accepted, embraced and even preached on from some pulpits in the Christian community of this great nation.
Just as those missionaries down in Aguascalientes, Mexico, had a terrible time trying to teach the Bible while someone banged on the garage door, last Wednesday our congregation experienced the same moments, trying to hold a midweek prayer meeting, while just outside our church door were hundreds of kids dressed in costumes repeating "Trick or treat-give me something good to eat."
Your fellow servant,