Missionary of the Week ____________________________________________________________
Sid and Susie Messer both grew up as missionary kids in Colombia,
South America. Sid's family served in the small towns of
Susie's family ministered to Indians in the jungles. They actually did not meet
until both attended Bob Jones
University and upon graduation were
married that summer in 1993. The Lord has graciously blessed them with four
children: Jared, Danielle, Luke and Lydia.
Having always had a love for missions and especially for
Spanish people, the Messers surrendered to the Lord's call to go to South
America as missionaries in the spring of 2004. Four months
later the Lord providentially used an Ecuadorian pastor in Greenville,
South Carolina, to direct them to the country of Ecuador.
Once the Messers completed a year of language school in the Andes
Mountains of Ecuador,
they moved to Manta, a coastal town, in July of 2007 to begin a church planting
work. It is the Messer's desire not only to have lost souls come to Christ but
that they would in fact become followers of Jesus Christ and therefore glorify
God for His mercy.