Marquez, Joseph & Ramona
Greenville, SC 29607
Joe came to know Christ as his Savior after returning from 2 tours in Viet Nam. He was a mixed up kid, tramatized by war, unsaved and confused. One night on a drug trip gone bad, he had the presence of mind to dig out the Gideon New Testament that had been issued to him at his induction. Though he had carried it for many tours as a type of talisman he had never read it. Upon opening it he read Romans 1 and by the end of the chapter he knew he was in need of "something". Reading on, the Lord opened his eyes to the grace and mercy of the cross and then and there he committed his life to the Lord. Ramona was lead to the Lord in a VBS meeting when she was 5 years old. A visiting chalk talk speaker displayed a clear message in chalk of the cross of Christ and the need of salvation. When the black light showed the hidden picture beneath of Christ in the clouds with pierced hands she knew the decision she had to make. That night Ramona believed on the Lord for salvation. Joe and Ramona were married on June 12, 1973. They have 4 married children and 15 grandchildren. Joe's health has been delicate for the past several years and while they cannot be in Paraguay full time they return as often as health allows.