Joe Turkington (1918-1982) was saved as a boy of 10. Later, while a member of the Baptist Church, he met Mr John McCann in the factory where the two men worked. Through Mr McCann, Joe Turkington learnt New Testament assembly truth and came into fellowship with the believers meeting in Lurgan Gospel Hall. In 1947 he was commended to serve the Lord in Venezuela. Along with his wife, Miss Ruth Saword, Joe Turkington laboured and toiled in Venezuela with dedication and zeal, seeing the Lord’s hand in souls being saved and numerous assemblies being planted. He was called home in his 60’s, sadly not surviving heart surgery. At his large funeral, Mr Albert McShane commented, “There was not a lazy bone in his body”. In this report, given at the Belfast Easter Conference 3 months before his death, Mr Turkington gives an account of the work of the Lord in Venezuela, the land that he loved, and on which he left an indelible mark.