Lester A. Blank traveled to Mexico, October 15-21, 2018 with a small group including his sons, Nelson and Paul. They visited the site of the Blank family ministry in the 1960s. The Triquis are an indigenous group with villages located in the high ranges of the Sierra Madre Mountains in southern Mexico.
The ministry, including others besides the Blanks, involved medical aid, teaching the Bible, and translation work. The Triqui Churches in three villages have developed into self-governing, self-sustaining and self-propagating churches. We missionaries saw ourselves as facilitators, not leaders. This return trip in 2018 was to renew relationships and to give and receive some encouragement from these dear people. Those goals were truly realized during this visit.