Does your family understand the importance of Christian missions? Today in missions prayer time, we want to pray for two our Southern Baptist missionaries who have served in Brazil for more than 30 years. They are Guy and Elena Key.
But we want to thank the Lord for the tradition of missions behind Guy and Elena. Elena’s grandparents, Jack and Grace Cowsert, went to serve as our missionaries in Brazil starting in 1921. They traveled there by boat. The Cowserts established a publishing house, the first Baptist one to print Bibles in Brazil.
The Cowserts had a son named George. He and his wife, Hilda, went to serve as missionaries in Brazil in 1952. George served as pastor of 10 churches; Hilda worked with Brazilian Baptist women during their many years there. Back to Elena Key — she was daughter of George and Hilda. That’s three generations of this missions-minded family that have served as missionaries in Brazil!
Now, remember that our church supports missionaries through our Cooperative Program — and the Cooperative Program supported all three generations of these fine folks. Let’s pray now for Guy and Elena.