Grace Lara - Mexico
The Laras serve with the Faith Christian Missions Board. A native of Mexico, Jose received his training at Bob Jones University and then returned in 1969 to found the Mt. Horeb Bible Institute, which God has used greatly over the years to train men and women to go out to the villages with the gospel. Many graduates have become pastors in Mexico. Jose Lara went to be with the Lord April 2, 2006. Although Grace Lara has retired from this ministry, she remains active in her service in and through local fundamental churches in the area.
Mexico is the fifth largest country in the western hemisphere and is rich in natural resources such as petroleum and natural gas. The nation’s capital, Mexico City, is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of nearly 10 million people. The vast majority of Mexicans, about 90 percent, are Catholic and speak Spanish. The climate is generally hot and humid, with annual average temperatures of more than 75° F, with average annual rainfall exceeding 80” in some areas. In 1997 Mexico had an estimated population of 96,807,451. Mexico consists of 31 states and the Distrito Federal (Federal District), which is the seat of the federal administration.