The Grace Brethren International Missions website carries the notice today of the death of former GBIM missionary Lynn Schrock on Saturday, April 19, 2008. Lynn and Lois Schrock were missionaries to Argentina with GBIM from 1945-1970.
Lynn graduated from the missionary course at Moody Bible Institute in April, 1942. It was while at MBI he felt the calling to the mission field. During Founders Week in 1942 in January he met the love of his life, Lois Evelyn Buikema.
In September of 1942 he entered Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, and on September 4, 1943 Lynn and Lois were married. On March 22, 1945 he was graduated cum laude and gave the Baccalaureate Address for the seminary graduation. He also was the class president his senior year.
In 1945 Lynn and Lois were accepted by the Grace Brethren Foreign Missionary Society as missionaries to Argentina where they served for 25 years. Twins, Norman Edward and Rebecca Ann (Becky), were born to them in 1946, and seven years later Mark Stephen was born.
While in Rio Cuarto, Lynn started the Bible Institute and the radio program. During his twenty-five years he served 15 of them as field superintendent. He spent his last 11 years in Argentina in Corhe establishing a new church and continuing his teaching at the Bible Institute and directing the mission field.
In order to avoid the government military regulation of mandatory military service for all young men at age 18, the Schrock family left Argentina in 1969.
In July of 1970 they were called to pastor the Grace Brethren church in San Diego, California. They were there for 15 years, after which they retired and lived at the Missionary Village of Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida. During this time they helped in the starting of a new Grace Brethren Church in Bradenton.
While in Bradenton Lynn wrote a commentary on the Book of Galatians in Spanish which was published by CLIE. He also wrote a commentary on the remaining Pauline epistles as well as on the book of Hebrews.
They moved to California in August of 2006, for health reasons, in order to be near their children.
Lynn is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lois; his twins, Norman (& wife, Claudia) & Becky (widow), and his youngest son, Mark (& wife, Debby), seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.