Long-time missionary Eleanor Cowpersmith passed away in her sleep early December 13, 2016 at the “Foundation for His Ministry—Cristo Por su Mundo” mission base in Colonia Vicente Guerrero, Baja, Mexico.
Prior to her marriage to the late Jon Cowpersmith, Eleanor served as secretary to the late Pastor Roy Johnson at the Philadelphia Church (Seattle, Washington). Beginning in 1962 they served together as missionary partners to Mexico and—through Bible and pastoral training—to the Spanish speaking world. Eleanor was honored by the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies in 2003 for her 50 years in ministry. She is survived by 2 sons.
The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, December 18 at the Mission Church in Colonia Vicente Guerrero, Baja. Afterwards, she will be laid to rest next to her late husband in the local cemetery. A memorial fund in Eleanor’s honor is being arranged by Foundation For His Ministry (P.O. Box 24000, San Clemente, California, 92673).
A Canadian missionary to Cuba, Henry Langerud, also entered God’s presence recently. His daughter, Elaine Croft, serves at the FFHM base in Oaxaca. The funeral was held in Edmonton.
—Reported by John W. Lucas