Mexico, 2015

Revised March 2015, from Saint Charles Missouri U.S.

This revision is based on my own personal experiences of living in Mexico, Reynosa. Living and working as a Protestant Christian  Missionary from 2005-2012. 

Note: the Mexican situations of corruption within political, law enforcement, prison systems, and a Mexican populous in general, that has a low regard for it’s government, a lack in obeying the federal or local laws of Mexico, continues to run rapid throughout all the states of Mexico.

An estimate of between 10 to 15 million Mexicans abandoned their own country. These millions of Mexicans, that have deserted their own country and families.

Those that left, have refused to obey Mexican Law, Mexican Federal Police, Mexican established Immigration Policies.

These Mexican run away’s- by the millions- forsook their National Oath of identity, and became law breakers, criminals to their own home country, Mexico. Running and hiding from law enforcement as common criminals, cheating, and lying, proving a total disregard for fellow Mexicans.

Refusing to pay taxes on property, cars, business, etc.  These will NOT give general support of Mexican teachers to educate the children of Mexico, the invalid, the less fortunate.

These millions of Mexicans, these run away law-breakers, have neglected their own families, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, friends, and neighbors.

Choosing their selfish lawlessness, lawlessness that demonstrate a character that is quite similar to the roving gangs, that also have a disregard for Mexico.

A Mexican, has ideals for the improvements. Mexico need’s are fulfill by other courageous Mexicans, that have the true character of helping all of their Mexican Brothers and Sisters.

Enriching all parts of the Mexican society.

I Norman Oetker, a Protestant Christian Missionary, salute all Mexican that have NOT run way, but those with TRUE MEXICAN CHARACTER that daily live in Mexico. Proudly continuing in their own country, the Sovereign Nation of Mexico. 


March 2014, Saint Charles Missouri.

Picture is Stadium in Reynosa Mexico.

Reynosa Mexico Stadium, Hmong, Norman and Selma Oetker, Protestant Christian Missionaries. March 2014
Reynosa Mexico Stadium, Hmong, Norman and Selma Oetker, Protestant Christian Missionaries. March 2014

Norman and Selma Oetker, Protestant Christian Missionaries. 

Hola, to my friends in Reynosa Mexico.

To Moises, your brother, a now married sister Kar, another sister Fabiola and husband, your mom and dad.

A great SALUDOS! And so many thanks you’s, for helping me in many different ways.

Moises, you and your entire family truly represent the Nation of Mexico by your love and generosity that you all extended to me always. Again with love and SALUDOS!

To those, who help me during the six years that I lived and served in Reynosa, as a Protestant Christian Missionary.

To Homeland Security and the Custom and Border Agents located at Hidalgo and Mission Texas. Helping me to secure security clearance, and who always kept me aware of dangerous situations when crossing the borders between the United States and Mexico.

To Diane, for offering the opportunity to come and do missions work in Reynosa.

To Aida and her son, in allowing me to stay with them, until a rental house was available.

To the three Protestant Christian Churches that I worked with while there having Bible and English classes.

To Aracely, as a Spanish/English tutor.

In addition, I’m grateful to Enrique, for his time and patients in instructing me, and thereby, gained a Silent Way Certificate, as a teacher of the “Silent Way Language Learning Technique.”

To all of the 350 or so students, that came to my residence for English classes.

I thank God, after praying and believing for 18 months, being able for one year, that I shared Christ in the notorious Reynosa Prison.

Thanks,  for the permissions granted to me, the only white Caucasian, a non Latino, by the Prison Authority of the State of Taumalipis Mexico, and to the local directors at the Reynosa Prison.

Most especially to Celia, Educational Prison Director.

And, to each and everyone of the Prison Office Personnel.

And to those that work inside the Prison in Reynosa.
Again, a great applause, to all the prison office personal who were dedicated to helping the prison inmates, who are their fellow Mexican citizens.

The entire office personal seemed committed to helping the prisoners with educational benefits. Assisting them, with how to be responsible, and to become a contributing tax paying law abiding Mexican Citizen. Teaching them, through the many Mexican government assisted educational and vocational training projects. Even having with some, an early release, if programs are completed, offered within the Reynosa Prison Educational Programs.

Thank you, for allowing me, to contribute, in a small way, with having a Certificate Awarding upon completion of a 16 weekly speaking Basic English Classes, with accompanying Bible Classes.

A special thanks to Rueben, the inside Prison educational director, for His continual assistance while inside the Prison.

To Pastor Troy of Missouri, who remained vigilant through emails with me during the entire time that I was in Reynosa Mexico.

Much thanks and appreciation for the emails from my family.

And also to my friends Moises S. and my friend you Pris.

Thankful, again to my children who were always on the edge about me serving in Mexico, with the on-going violence with the Drug Cartel and Zetas in Mexico.

Returned from 7 (seven) years in Mexico, to Saint Charles Missouri US. September 2012, meet and married my wife Selma on April 2013.

We continue with L.A.M. “The Light Amidst the Hmong.”
A Christian outreach to the world.

March 10, 2014

Norman and Selma Oetker, Saint Charles Missouri U.S.