Don & Opal Russell

Don & Opal Russell: Having felt the call of God in 1954 to do missions work in Mexico and having gone, when we arrived in Mexico Henry and Paul Allen Pletcher and families were already doing miracle missionary work. We joined with them in the ministry which they had already begun and worked with them for a time. I didn’t speak Spanish so one or the other of Henry or Paul Allen had to interpret for me. That caused me to delay my ministry and to study Spanish seriously so I wouldn’t need an interpreter for the long term ministry in Mexico. “Since there was no school in Cuernavaca where we lived, it became advisable for us to move to the border for our kids schooling. We moved, finally, to Pharr where we have lived since that time. I continued to work down south in Mexico and also helping in a Bible School in Reynosa. In 1967 Opal and I became aware of the many needy children in Mexico, especially in Reynosa . We began to realize that with just a little more than it takes for us to live we could take care of some of the street children of Reynosa.


Missions to Mexico has a ministry to care for unfortunate Mexican children who have no one else to help them. We are responsible to provide total care for those whom God has given us. We not only have a wonderful and comfortable place for them to live and a nice place to sleep, but they have three delicious meals a day with snacks as well. We keep them well dressed and make sure the children are properly schooled. Above all, we try to care for the spiritual well-being of each child. We have regular church services geared to our kiddos. We have children of all ages, both boys and girls. One of the best blessings is that we have great and Godly workers to help us care for our kiddos. Some who have grown and left the home are ministers in their own right or good church members. If Jesus interrupted His ministry to the Apostles and other disciples to care for and bless the little children, we can do no less for them. What a privilege to bless those little kiddos and see what it does as it changes them. In 1971 I started FGEA of Mexico. The officers of FGEA who were serving the Association at that time came down and met with 11 Mexican ministers and myself. FGEA of Mexico was born out of that meeting.


In 1972 the Lord called me to open a Spanish Language School with several other missionaries helping. I was President of the Board of Directors and the advanced Spanish Grammar teacher for 35 years. We had graduated over 2000 missionaries speaking different degrees of good Spanish when my time there was up.


Missions to Mexico is the name of our missionary ministry. We also have worked in Central America as well.


We’re recognized as a viable missions organization, as a ministry in association with FGEA. That is not to say FGEA has any obligation to the welfare of M to M more than CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, as it is the case with other FGEA Missionary Organizations.


Don & Opal Russell: Having felt the call of God in 1954 to do missions work in Mexico and having gone, when we arrived in Mexico Henry and Paul Allen Pletcher and families were already doing miracle missionary work. We joined with them in the ministry which they had already begun and worked with them for a time. I didn’t speak Spanish so one or the other of Henry or Paul Allen had to interpret for me. That caused me to delay my ministry and to study Spanish seriously so I wouldn’t need an interpreter for the long term ministry in Mexico. “Since there was no school in Cuernavaca where we lived, it became advisable for us to move to the border for our