Marguerite Hallum is Home!

Marguerite Hallum is the unmarried daughter of the first missionaries BFM
supported for missions in Peru. She served with them during all the years
of their ministry in Peru, and then cared for them until their deaths after they
returned to the States.

She lived and worked for several years in Louisiana, but for the past few years
has been living in DeLand FL in a nursing facility. Her niece, Teeter Mauldin,
and her husband, Steve, brought her to DeLand so they can care for her just a
few minutes from where they live – and they have done so faithfully and lovingly.
Marguerite was attended constantly not only by Teeter and Steve, but also by the
loving staff and visiting friends.

We had the opportunity to visit with Sister Marguerite during our BFM Winter
Conference at Park Ridge Baptist Church in Orlando-area back in January 2009,
and she delighted us with her company, fellowship, and her many, many exciting
stories of their ministry experiences in Peru.

God has called her Home to see the Face of Jesus Christ, and also to be
reunited with all of her loved ones who are already there – and by the multitudes
of ‘forever friends’ whom she was instrumental in sending there before her [Luke
16.9]. “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

Friday, June 1
Dear Dave,
Sorry to let you know via generic email, but Aunt Marguerite Hallum passed away peacefully this morning at 09:50 AM (EDT). She had been failing the last few days, and Teeter and I had prayed that she would hold on until our return from mission work in Germany. We returned last night, so we know our Lord heard our prayers… and answered them. Aunt Marguerite was such a servant all her life, and we were blessed to be a part of that. Plans are inconclusive right now, but wanted you and the Mission Board know.

Steve Mauldin
DeLand, Florida

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Dear Friends,
Some of you have heard but our dear Marguerite died this morning (June 1) at 9:50 AM. She was very peaceful for the past week and slowly left us. We are saddened, but at the same time thankful for the years she has been with us and the joy she brought to all who knew her. Thank you friends for loving her. We will take her home to Hammond and have a graveside service there when we can arrange it. All for now.

Blessings, Teeter

Marguerite Hallum with the Mauldins

We encourage you to pray for Steve and Teeter Mauldin. Their email address is steveandteeter[at]

You may address written correspondences to:
Teeter Mauldin
432 Rich Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724-4315