Thanksgiving 2009



Arleen and Phil Blycker with guitar student

On Thanksgiving Day we had wonderful people from Spain and Mexico at our home. I was really thankful for that great privilege for us here on the Mexican border of Texas. In the evening we played table games and sang a number of great hymns. It was great to be home after ministry trips to Guatemala, Mexico and many of these United States.

I am especially thankful for Arleen, my faithful wife and partner in ministry and for our four children: Linnea, Tim, Ben and Jon and their wonderful spouses and children. I am very thankful for Abi, a student at RGBI who is the key person in our recording project to make six CDs of the 165 hymns and songs I have written or arranged. Every book in the Bible is represented by at least one number. Abi accompanies us with his guitar, sings in some of the numbers and is the recording engineer. He is married to Julie, the secretary to the president of RGBI and counts Mexico City as home; he is also a youth pastor and minister of music.


Mardo with Phil

I’m also thankful for Mardo, the man who now is the Asst. Director of the School of Sacred Music (EMUSA) in Guatemala at the Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA) and is now beginning work on his doctorate in theology. He speaks Spanish, English, Tzutujil (a Mayan language) and reads Greek and Hebrew. If the Lord leads you to help finance his seminary education, please write to us and we will tell you how you can help get the Gospel out both in the spoken word and the musical note by Mardo.

I am most thankful for the knowledge that God loves me and along that line, I am grateful that, along with Arleen, He has chosen us to serve Him here at Rio Grande Bible Institute, just north of Reynosa, Mexico. Thanks for praying and giving so we may continue to minister the Word of God as “Musicianaries to Hispanics.” This month our theme is: “With my song I shall thank Him,” Psalm 28:7c.


Dr. & Mrs. Philip Blycker Home phone: 956-682-6273
4300 S. Bus. Hwy. 281
Edinburgh, TX 78539

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