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By , June 26, 2009

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Chapter 1: Doris at age 16. This is the age at which Doris' life took on new meaning  and her goal in life was drastically changed.

Chapter 1: Doris at age 16. This is the age at which Doris' life took on new meaning and her goal in life was drastically changed.

Chapter 2.  Larry, high school age. God's call was already upon this young life preparing Larry for a lifetime of faithful service.

Chapter 2. Larry, high school age. God's call was already upon this young life preparing Larry for a lifetime of faithful service.

Chapter 2.  Wedding bells! Larry and Doris were married in 1953.  Eight months later they were headed for the misson field in Mexico.

Chapter 2. Wedding bells! Larry and Doris were married in 1953. Eight months later they were headed for the misson field in Mexico.

Chapter 3.  New Missionaries. Studying Spanish in the extremely hot, humid climate of Tamazunchale, S.L.P., Larry and Doris are seated at their small kitchen table.

Chapter 3. New Missionaries. Studying Spanish in the extremely hot, humid climate of Tamazunchale, S.L.P., Larry and Doris are seated at their small kitchen table.

Chapter 3.  Doris and Larry with first-born son, Larry Allen.

Chapter 3. Doris and Larry with first-born son, Larry Allen.

Chapter 4.  Typical Indian hut. We were offered a hut to live in which was greatly feared by the village folks since a witchdoctor had recently died in it.

Chapter 4. Typical Indian hut. We were offered a hut to live in which was greatly feared by the village folks since a witchdoctor had recently died in it.

Chapters 4, 5.  Our first-born.  Larry Allen was 9 months old when we first entered the tribe to live. Larry is sitting in the "Baby Pride", which served as a table for all three of us.

Chapters 4, 5. Our first-born. Larry Allen was 9 months old when we first entered the tribe to live. Larry is sitting in the "Baby Pride", which served as a table for all three of us.

Chapt 5, 16.  Lupe and Maria, two of our best interpretors. These two women were invaluable to the work because they were  fluent in both Spanish and Totonac.

Chapt 5, 16. Lupe and Maria, two of our best interpretors. These two women were invaluable to the work because they were fluent in both Spanish and Totonac.

Chapter 5.  Home, sweet home. We finally had a stronger structured house made out of cinder block. These blocks had to be carried by mule back from the highway over trails for 12-14 hours.

Chapter 5. Home, sweet home. We finally had a stronger structured house made out of cinder block. These blocks had to be carried by mule back from the highway over trails for 12-14 hours.

Chapter 6.  Baby sister, Barbara, joins the family. Right from the start Barbara was given the nick-name "Barbi" by the locals.  While an infant she narrowly escaped death.

Chapter 6. Baby sister, Barbara, joins the family. Right from the start Barbara was given the nick-name "Barbi" by the locals. While an infant she narrowly escaped death.

Chapter 6.  Primitive steam bath. Totonac women offered Doris the use of their "temascal" if she were to remain in Mecatlan to have her baby.

Chapter 6. Primitive steam bath. Totonac women offered Doris the use of their "temascal" if she were to remain in Mecatlan to have her baby.

Chapter 6.  Larry Allen with baby sister. In 1957 Asiatic flu struck both our children.  While many others were dying in the village, God miraculously spared Larry Allen and baby Barbara,

Chapter 6. Larry Allen with baby sister. In 1957 Asiatic flu struck both our children. While many others were dying in the village, God miraculously spared Larry Allen and baby Barbara,

Chapter 6.  Birthday celebration. Larry Allen helps 1 year old Barbara blow out the candle on her cake.

Chapter 6. Birthday celebration. Larry Allen helps 1 year old Barbara blow out the candle on her cake.

Chapter 8.  New believers encouraged us and our children with their visits. The man in the middle is Gabriel who was mightily touched by the Spirit of God and became a pillar in the church of Mecatlan.

Chapter 8. New believers encouraged us and our children with their visits. The man in the middle is Gabriel who was mightily touched by the Spirit of God and became a pillar in the church of Mecatlan.

Chapter 9.  Teclita, faithful companion and friend, outside of our home in Mecatlan. Teclita was a special gift, and even to this day, she is like a daughter to us.  Our children feel a special bond with her.

Chapter 9. Teclita, faithful companion and friend, outside of our home in Mecatlan. Teclita was a special gift, and even to this day, she is like a daughter to us. Our children feel a special bond with her.

Chapter 9.  An added blessing, bright-eyed baby Philip arrived to add much joy to our household.

Chapter 9. An added blessing, bright-eyed baby Philip arrived to add much joy to our household.

Chapter 9.  Larry Allen and Barbara adored their new "nanny"

Chapter 9. Larry Allen and Barbara adored their new "nanny"

Chapters 9, 13, 21  Joaquin and Teclita and girls. This dear couple was used by God to nurture the church of Mecatlan and later Cristo Victorioso in Puebla.

Chapters 9, 13, 21 Joaquin and Teclita and girls. This dear couple was used by God to nurture the church of Mecatlan and later Cristo Victorioso in Puebla.

Chapter 12.  Building God's House. Although it was a Herculean task, Totonac believers endeavor to build their own place to worship the Lord.

Chapter 12. Building God's House. Although it was a Herculean task, Totonac believers endeavor to build their own place to worship the Lord.

Chapter 12.  What seemed humanly impossible, the hand of God and hard work of the Totonacs, was made possible.  The church in Mecatlan was raised up for the glory of God.

Chapter 12. What seemed humanly impossible, the hand of God and hard work of the Totonacs, was made possible. The church in Mecatlan was raised up for the glory of God.

Chapter 13.  A martyr's son joins our family. Joaquin was like a big brother to our children.  Here he is seen with Larry Allen, Barbara and Philip.

Chapter 13. A martyr's son joins our family. Joaquin was like a big brother to our children. Here he is seen with Larry Allen, Barbara and Philip.

Chapter 14.  Our children loved the village. Doris, with Barbara and Philip on trail near our home.  House is in the background.

Chapter 14. Our children loved the village. Doris, with Barbara and Philip on trail near our home. House is in the background.

Chapter 15.  Family is safe after a miraculous emergency landing in airplane. Checking the airplane after our emergency landing over the swamplands of Mississippi. Larry Allen, Barbara and Philip went through this hair-raising experience with us.

Chapter 15. Family is safe after a miraculous emergency landing in airplane. Checking the airplane after our emergency landing over the swamplands of Mississippi. Larry Allen, Barbara and Philip went through this hair-raising experience with us.

Chapter 15.  Tranquilizing a mentally ill man before flight. Larry made many 'mercy trips' in the Sparrow, always ready to help anyone in need.

Chapter 15. Tranquilizing a mentally ill man before flight. Larry made many 'mercy trips' in the Sparrow, always ready to help anyone in need.

Chapter 15.  Sparrow !!. God's protective wings were about us during 31 years of flight over treacherous mountainous terrain.

Chapter 15. Sparrow !!. God's protective wings were about us during 31 years of flight over treacherous mountainous terrain.

Chapter 15.  During 31 years of flying in the Cessna 180 plane we named "The Sparrow", we witnessed God's faithful, protective hand.

Chapter 15. During 31 years of flying in the Cessna 180 plane we named "The Sparrow", we witnessed God's faithful, protective hand.

Chapter 16.  Most famous witchdoctor in the region. One of the witchdoctors in Mecatlan.  Her name was Maria de Jesus.  She claimed she had sold her soul to Satan.

Chapter 16. Most famous witchdoctor in the region. One of the witchdoctors in Mecatlan. Her name was Maria de Jesus. She claimed she had sold her soul to Satan.

Chapters 17, 18.  Our youngest, Lisa, with her two best friends: Doris and Ellie.

Chapters 17, 18. Our youngest, Lisa, with her two best friends: Doris and Ellie.

Chapter 18.  Our darling Lisa at two years of age.  Lisa proved to be a good missionary in Coyutla, winning the people's hearts with her friendliness.

Chapter 18. Our darling Lisa at two years of age. Lisa proved to be a good missionary in Coyutla, winning the people's hearts with her friendliness.

Chapter 18.  In hot, humid Coyutla Lisa is having a refreshing bath.

Chapter 18. In hot, humid Coyutla Lisa is having a refreshing bath.

Chapter 19.  Mother and father of little boy killed by plane prop. God's grace had flooded these dear parents of little Joaquincito.  They held no ill feeling toward us, but exhibited the love of Christ.

Chapter 19. Mother and father of little boy killed by plane prop. God's grace had flooded these dear parents of little Joaquincito. They held no ill feeling toward us, but exhibited the love of Christ.

Chapters 22, 23, 24, Beloved son, Philip, one month before his death.

Chapters 22, 23, 24, Beloved son, Philip, one month before his death.

Chapter 24.  A miracle trip. God enabled Philip to visit Mecatlan just one month before he died. Typical rainy weather accompanied us the day we left the village.

Chapter 24. A miracle trip. God enabled Philip to visit Mecatlan just one month before he died. Typical rainy weather accompanied us the day we left the village.

Chapter 26.  Pastor Lazaro and his family. Lazaro and his family helped build Cristo Victorioso in Puebla into a  stronger church body.

Chapter 26. Pastor Lazaro and his family. Lazaro and his family helped build Cristo Victorioso in Puebla into a stronger church body.

Chapter 26.  Man of Vision. Salvador, with his family, was greatly used of God to build His church in the outskirts of Puebla.

Chapter 26. Man of Vision. Salvador, with his family, was greatly used of God to build His church in the outskirts of Puebla.

Chapter 26  Gilberto and Norma Naredo, a couple from Puebla,  helped in the beginnings of Cristo Victorioso.

Chapter 26 Gilberto and Norma Naredo, a couple from Puebla, helped in the beginnings of Cristo Victorioso.

Chapter 26.  Cristo Victorioso, Puebla. Groups from churches in the States came to help construct the church in Puebla.

Chapter 26. Cristo Victorioso, Puebla. Groups from churches in the States came to help construct the church in Puebla.

A Totonac woman carrying water.  The stick in her hand is to chase away evil spirits.

A Totonac woman carrying water. The stick in her hand is to chase away evil spirits.

Extra.  The congregation of Mecatlan grows as the spiritual blindness is lifted and many Totonacs come to Christ.

Extra. The congregation of Mecatlan grows as the spiritual blindness is lifted and many Totonacs come to Christ.

Extra.  Larry Allen, Barbara and Philip in Mexican dress. Our children entertained with songs in Spanish while home on furlough.

Extra. Larry Allen, Barbara and Philip in Mexican dress. Our children entertained with songs in Spanish while home on furlough.

Extra.  Pastor Joaquin, Teclita and daughters, Doris and Eleanor. Joaquin and family faithfully served the Lord.

Extra. Pastor Joaquin, Teclita and daughters, Doris and Eleanor. Joaquin and family faithfully served the Lord.

Extra.  Modeling the Totonac dress. While on furloughs we wore the Indian garb during Mission Conferences.  Larry Allen at age 4, Barbara age 2.

Extra. Modeling the Totonac dress. While on furloughs we wore the Indian garb during Mission Conferences. Larry Allen at age 4, Barbara age 2.

Extra.  Larry Allen and Barbara in Totonac dress. Except for white skin and blond hair, they look pretty authentic.

Extra. Larry Allen and Barbara in Totonac dress. Except for white skin and blond hair, they look pretty authentic.

Extra.  Daily Vacation Bible School in one of the surrounding villages. Village children loved learning Bible stories, verses and songs during VBS.

Extra. Daily Vacation Bible School in one of the surrounding villages. Village children loved learning Bible stories, verses and songs during VBS.

Early years in Mecatlan - children's Bible classes were held outside. Flannelgraph was a good method of teaching village children who had no knowledge of the Bible.

Early years in Mecatlan - children's Bible classes were held outside. Flannelgraph was a good method of teaching village children who had no knowledge of the Bible.

Extra.  Lisa on a horse in the village. One of the highlights for all of our children was riding horses.

Extra. Lisa on a horse in the village. One of the highlights for all of our children was riding horses.

Extra.  Philip riding a very patient dog. Our children never felt the lack of TV, video games or movies.  They invented their own games.

Extra. Philip riding a very patient dog. Our children never felt the lack of TV, video games or movies. They invented their own games.

Extra.  Lisa learns to wash her dollies' clothes the village way. Although modern conveniences were lacking, our children enjoyed a wholesome, healthy childhood.

Extra. Lisa learns to wash her dollies' clothes the village way. Although modern conveniences were lacking, our children enjoyed a wholesome, healthy childhood.

Extra.  Procession, carrying an idol through the village. There was no doubt, these Totonac people had a form of religion, but lacking the transforming power of the gospel.

Extra. Procession, carrying an idol through the village. There was no doubt, these Totonac people had a form of religion, but lacking the transforming power of the gospel.

Extra.  Our running water. Water was a scarcity and almost as precious as gold.

Extra. Our running water. Water was a scarcity and almost as precious as gold.

Extra.  Lupe with our children. What love and kindness was shown to our children by the ones who had been touched by the Lord!

Extra. Lupe with our children. What love and kindness was shown to our children by the ones who had been touched by the Lord!

Extra.  Baptisms in a creek. Getting to the nearest creek for baptisms involved walking over trails for 2 or more hours.

Extra. Baptisms in a creek. Getting to the nearest creek for baptisms involved walking over trails for 2 or more hours.

Extra.  Frequent visits were made to Totonac homes in order to build friendships.

Extra. Frequent visits were made to Totonac homes in order to build friendships.

Extra: Larry and Doris Puckett. The happy couple who experienced God's miracles through many testings.  It was constantly being proven to them that they were "in the hollow of His hand."

Extra: Larry and Doris Puckett. The happy couple who experienced God's miracles through many testings. It was constantly being proven to them that they were "in the hollow of His hand."

Extra.  At age 3, Larry Allen had begun to make many Totonac friends..

Extra. At age 3, Larry Allen had begun to make many Totonac friends..

Extra.  Totonac women bringing wood to burn in our fireplace during the cold winter months.

Extra. Totonac women bringing wood to burn in our fireplace during the cold winter months.

Extra.  Totonac women often gathered in our home out of curiosity.  Sometimes they had prayer concerns and believed we had a special entrance to God.

Extra. Totonac women often gathered in our home out of curiosity. Sometimes they had prayer concerns and believed we had a special entrance to God.

Extra.  Witnessing. One-on-one contacts with people was an important part of our ministry.

Extra. Witnessing. One-on-one contacts with people was an important part of our ministry.

Extra.  The growing church in Mecatlan. After slow years of breaking through superstitions and witchcraft, the Word of God finally took root and numbers were added to the church.

Extra. The growing church in Mecatlan. After slow years of breaking through superstitions and witchcraft, the Word of God finally took root and numbers were added to the church.

Extra.  This is Larry Allen's oldest child, Valerie with husband Bryan and son Carter.

Extra. This is Larry Allen's oldest child, Valerie with husband Bryan and son Carter.

Larry Allen and family (not pictured married daughter. Valerie

Larry Allen and family (not pictured married daughter. Valerie

Barbara's immediate family (not pictured married daughter and married son)

Barbara's immediate family (not pictured married daughter and married son)

Lisa and her family

Lisa and her family

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