Loves Honored for 31 Years of Missionary Service

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GREEN LAKE, WI (June 26, 2008) – Delegates to the 123rd Annual Meeting today honored Jerry and Vicky Love, career missionaries with the Evangelical Covenant Church who are retiring after serving 31 years in Mexico.

The Loves were commissioned at the 1977 Annual Meeting. Since then, they have been active in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting in Mexico City, Reynosa, and Monterrey. Since 1994, they have served in Puebla, the nation’s fourth largest city, two hours from Mexico City.

LovesThe Loves say they each received the call to missionary work while they still were teenagers. “During high school I began earnestly seeking God’s will for my life,” Jerry says. “One evening God spoke specifically and personally to me about obeying what I already knew to be his will. I repented in tears, rededicated my life to him, and shortly thereafter his call became crystal clear.”

Vicky recalls, “Shortly after my conversion at age 16 while living in Alaska, I began sensing a possible call of God on my life. After a year of investigating why local ministers had come North, I attended a citywide revival and signed a decision card pledging my own life to go south for full-time Christian service in Mexico or Central America.”

Jerry has concentrated much of his ministry on preaching, adult discipleship, and leadership development. Vicky has focused much of her ministry on educating children and families. Among her accomplishments, she developed a six-year cycle of Vacation Bible School programs. Her book Childless Is Not Less has been translated into English, Spanish, German, and Braille.

The Loves are members of Ravenswood Covenant Church in Chicago, Illinois, but recently moved to Portland, Oregon. They will travel until mid-September representing the Department of World Mission and reconnecting with supporters.

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