Kevin Douglas Cook
Missionary Work in Mexico
Kevin rededicated his life to Christ in April 2002.
Shortly thereafter things suddenly fell into place for him to
work with a church in Mexico, and late in December he traveled to a
city called Zacatepec. The internet was not readily available,
but he would occasionally find internet cafes and send us
notes. We saved them and we especially cherish them now, as we recall
his love of the Mexican people and his skill with the language.
On the other hand, his English, or at least his hurried typing of his
native language could have been better, but I felt it best to preserve
the notes exactly as he typed them. I imagine he was hurrying
so he could send a note to other friends. Oh, by the way, it was on
that trip he adopted the email name of "MexicanKev", which is the
reason for this site name.
Date: 12/28/2002 3:15:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
hi everyone. I arrived Friday night after many complications with
flights but im good. I am staying with the pastor and his family here
in Zacatepec, Morelos. I just got back from visiting the sugar cane
fields. Tonight, a couple is getting married so IŽm going to a wedding.
On Wednesday, Oscar and I are going to Guerrero, the next state over.
weŽll be there a week working with missions there. IŽll write back, a
friend close to where im staying has internet.
Thank you for your prayers. i arrived safely.
Date: 12/31/2002 3:37:48 PM
Eastern Standard Time
everyone. i hope you guys got my email that i
everything is cool down here. im learning more about the
community and meeting new people everyday. i love the
family. I'm staying in the house behind Oscar's<the
pastor's> with his mom. I start working with the
week. We've been visiting a lot of Oscar and Paty's
There is a service tonite on into the new year. Then we're
leaving to go to the mountains in Guerrero for 5 or 6 days to visit the
missions and families there. I have to go back to the house
ill write again from this business. it is only 7 pesos or
70 cents an hour to use. God bless all of you and spread
letters to whoever wants. thank you for you
Date: 2/25/2003 10:45:26 PM
Eastern Standard Time
thank you all for your prayers,
me for not writing in a while. i have been busy and havent
the oppurtunity. im still working in the school and that is
good. please pray for my adopted grandma Margarita.
with her a lot. she is the pastor's mother. she is
at the school and she was burnt by the oven today. everything
here is lit by matches and too much gas was let out before she lit it
and i was upstairs in a classroom. it sounded like an
and it shook the building. so a cloud of flame hit her and
her hair, eyebrows, neck and arm. she is okay at home resting
it could hav e been a lot worse. i thank God it
scared all of us at the school. pray for her healing and
of the burning.
i was in Tijuana the weekend before last.
it was a very short trip but i got to visit the church i worked with in
the summer( some of you know about). A church from Irvine,
Song, came to do some miscelaneous construction work.
drywall and mudding. they have stuff for the kids in the
community as well as the women and youths.
this is a last letter
for a while, tomorrow i am leaving for Iguala, Guerrero for
days and then i will be leaving for the mountains of Guerrero for about
3 weeks. ive been there once. no means of
communication. pray for the people of these two towns i will
living with. Verde Rico and Huerta Vieja. Very
people. i am glad to have this opportunity. i think
guys a lot.
it is good here and feel so blessed. i
am learning more and more what it is to have a fuller relationship with
God. I find myself having to look to God to care for me, to
listen to me while some of my tightest brothers arnt here with
me. thank you for your letters and prayers. i pray
well with you at home.
'He said the yoke is easy, the burden it is light'
for me as i am leaving all my brothers here from Zacatepec.
is always there. but i hope to find new relationships where
be. thank you
more notes will be added later.