Dear Praying Brothers and Sisters,
“Continue in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would
open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ” (Colossians 4:2-3). Our witness and work
for Christ is utterly dependent upon incessant and believing prayer, without which we would toil in vain.
Thank you for remembering us in prayer and bringing the needs of the mission work before the prayerhearing
and prayer-answering God in whom we trust. We must ask great things of God, expect great things
from Him, and attempt great things for Him and His honor and glory.
December was a blessed month for the Craft family as we had the joy of seeing our son, Bertito, be united in
holy matrimony to Erin Grace Hill, daughter of Bo and Carla Hill, of Waverly, Alabama. Their marriage was
beautifully simple and a wonderful opportunity for the gathering of our entire family in one place. They are
presently residing in Alabama and can be reached at the following address:
Bertito & Erin Craft
14028 Lee Road 188
Waverly, AL 36879
Though we had an expectation of returning to Mexico after Bertito’s wedding, the Lord opened the door on December 11 for Hananiah to have surgery on the finger he almost lost in 2013. The surgeon at Cook Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sherman, made it emphatically clear to Heather and me that if we were not committed to the post-op follow up therapy, we should not proceed with his operation. Hananiah
continues with his therapy and will do so into the month of April.
We have so much enjoyed our time in the Fort Worth area near our grandchildren. While in Texas, we have
preached on the weekends in Landmark Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Forth Worth, Texas, Sovereign
Grace Baptist Church in Silsbee, Texas, Grace Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Sovereign Grace
Baptist Church in Caldwell, Kansas. The churches have treated us very graciously and we appreciate all of
the hospitality and encouragement in the work of missions.
The Lord-willing, this Saturday and Sunday we will be preaching in the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Brother David O’Neal is the pastor. Thereafter, we will be attending and participating
in the Faith Missionary Baptist Church Bible Conference in Clarksville, Tennessee, on April 6-8. We will
spend two weeks visiting area churches before returning to preach for Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in
Silsbee, Texas, on April 17 and 18. Our return tickets to Mexico have been purchased for the last week of
We are grateful to the Lord’s churches and His people for the letters of encouragement, for your prayers, for your support and love offerings during this period of pandemic challenges.
Yours for God’s glory and His elect where Christ is not named,
Missionary Bert Craft