Mike & Bev Creiglow

Missionaries to Brazil

Match Making!

Boy meets girl


June 12, 1970

     When Beverly arrived at Clarksville Baptist College in June 1969, there was only one other girl, Brenda Creiglow, living in the dorm. They became roommates and friends. When Brenda and her brother, Mike, went out to eat or just ride around, they always invited Beverly to go with them. Brenda automatically got in the back seat and had Beverly sit up front. She was into match making!

     That same month, the young people from the church they attended went to Montgomery Park. While there, Mike asked Bev to ride on a paddlewheel boat with him. During the ride, he asked her if she would consider going out on a date with him. That was June, 13, 1969, a day she’ll always remember. After that, they were together as much as possible.

     On September 7, 1969, Mike asked Bev to marry him -- and then tried to persuade her not to accept his proposal! He knew he was going back to Brazil as a missionary and that life in Cruzeiro do Sul was not going to be easy. That was also a memorable date, Brazil’s Independence Day. All during the next year, Bev asked Mike many questions about Cruzeiro and life there. He described it as best possible, but some things, such as topical fruits, are hard to describe. 
     On June 12, 1970, Mike and Bev were married at Bible Baptist Church in Clarksville by Pastor Elton Wilson. Bobby and Betty Creiglow, Mike’s parents, had already returned to Brazil, so they were unable to attend the wedding.
     During their first year of marriage, they lived in Hopkinsville, KY. Mike worked with the youth at Julien Baptist Church, in Gracey, KY. from May 1970 until June 1971, when he and Bev left for Brazil. Wallace York was pastor of the church at this time. This is the same church that sent Mike and Bev out as missionaries.

     May 28, 1971, Mike graduated from Clarksville Baptist College and on June 16, 1971, Mike and Bev left for Brazil. The adventure began.

 















Friends and family seeing them off from Nashville, TN

 


Slideshow
  • Mike graduated in May 1971, from Clarksville Baptist College. By the middle of June they were already in Brazil.
    Mike graduated in May 1971, from Clarksville Baptist College. By the middle of June they were already in Brazil.
  • When Bev went to Brazil she was more than six months pregnant with their first child.
    When Bev went to Brazil she was more than six months pregnant with their first child.