On January 23, 1999, a church van was returning from a Bible conference when there was a fatal accident leaving 3 of our dear ladies dead and 12 injured. One was the 5-month-old bride of our Assistant Pastor Juan Manuel Vallejo and another was his mother. From the time of the accident until the time that I was able to arrive to the scene, Juan Manuel Vallejo won 33 souls to Christ including hard hearted policemen, ambulance helpers and people that stopped to see the accident, among others.
Juan Manuel knew that his mother and his bride were right with God and were in the center of God’s will. Juan Manuel and his wife, Annabel de Vallejo, had surrendered to go to Brazil as missionaries. Our church had voted one month before the accident during our mission’s conference to save up enough money to send them on a survey trip to Brazil before they went on deputation. Juan Manuel’s mother Consuelo de Vallejo was quite a soul-winner. The night before her home-going, waiting to get into the building for the Bible Conference, she was winning souls. The other lady, Rosa, was also a dear dedicated Christian.
The accident was no accident in God’s plans but Juan asked, “Pastor, why would God let this happen?” As I pondered this, I visited the hospital of the other injured. One young lady, 15 years old, named Gloria Ramirez was in a comma in the Intensive Care Unit and was not expected to live. She recuperated by God’s help and I talked to her. She told me, that she had no one to take care of her when she left the hospital. I began to tell her of the Lester Roloff homes that used to take care of girls like her. God then began dealing with me to help her and others like her.
I told Juan that maybe from this “accident” we could start a Home to help and to train young people. I told him that maybe God would use this Home to see these people live for God and maybe they would be responsible to see hundreds and maybe thousands saved. This is our purpose. Our motto verse is Psalm 68:6, “God setteth the solitary in families: He bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.” We hope to help people that have been left to themselves and to help people that have been bound in sin.
In March of 1999, I took Juan Manuel to Pastor’s School in my home church, The First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana; to get his mind off the accident. While we were there my preacher, Dr. Jack Hyles, called us into his office and wanted to know about the accident. Later in the week, he called us on the platform and told the story and gave us $5,000.00 as well as an offering to start the Annabel de Vallejo Home. He also started a scholarship in honor of Juan’s mother, Consuelo de Vallejo and another in Juan Manuel Vallejo’s name for one young man and one young lady to go to Hyles-Anderson College as long as the college and the Annabel de Vallejo Home are in existence.
We would appreciate your prayers and support for the Annabel de Vallejo Home.
Thank you so much for your faithful support of LAMB and the Annabel de Vallejo Home! Thank you also for your love and care for Robert and Joy Murillo and the ministries that God used them to start. We are so grateful for the many souls that were saved and continue to be saved because of the selfless love, example, and investment of these great servants of Christ!
Fundamental Baptist Missions International (FBMI), a ministry of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, is now helping process support for LAMB and its associated ministries. To give online, simply scan the QR code and select the appropriate account. Traditional checks should be written to FBMI, with 9020 (LAMB) or 9022 (Annabel Home) in the memo. You can also subscribe to future updates, set up recurring giving, and more by visiting the FBMI website.
I am so thankful that God continues to allow LAMB and the Annabel de Vallejo Home in Mexico to move forward for His glory! Please enjoy the following recent update from Mrs. Hannah Murillo Sorto.
From Hannah’s Heart
“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.”
We send you a fraternal greeting in the love of Christ, hoping that when you receive the following letter, you will be very well.
The reason for this letter is to thank you for your prayers, support, and attention to us over the last few months and also to send you a report of what is currently happening with our ministry.
After the loss of our mother, Rebecca J. Murillo, and previously our father, Robert Murillo, we have been working on different procedures in Mexico related to the Annabel de Vallejo Home and also the family’s personal procedures. God has been good to us. Even though we were not prepared to lose our parents so soon and take the leadership as a family of the ministry that my parents founded, God is training us and putting in our way people who are advising us and supporting us in many things. In our hearts lives the example of how our parents prayed and worked hard for the home to continue, and that is exactly what we are trying to do.
We apologize because we are aware that in recent months, we have not frequently reported to you what is happening, but we have been going through a long process to put all things in order. Our desire is to be as complete as possible so that all your support is used wisely and correctly. God has given us a work team that, by the grace of God, has the same vision and shares the same goals, all of them related to caring for, educating, and equipping all the children who are a part of the home so that generations that love and serve God continue to be raised.
Everything we do would be impossible without your prayers and your financial contributions. That is why we thank God for all your help. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send us an email, and we will contact you immediately. We ask you to please help us pray that all of the legal procedures we are carrying out at home will be resolved as soon as possible, thus allowing us to continue with all of the plans we have.
We thank you again for all your support. Please continue to pray for our family. May God, by His grace, continue to use us.