1837–1909
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Ap­ril 10, 1837, Lon­don, Eng­land.

No­vem­ber 14, 1909.

Pan­te­ón del Car­men, Mon­ter­rey, Mex­i­co.

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Thomas was the son of John West­rup, Sr., and Cath­er­ine And­rews Pret­ty.

He ar­rived with his fam­i­ly in Ver­a­cruz, Mex­i­co, in May 1852. His fa­ther, an en­gin­eer, had a con­tract to build a flour mill on the es­tate of Vic­en­te Dí­az Gol­la­no in San Mi­guel de Al­len­de.

Thomas par­ti­ci­pat­ed in the foun­da­tion of the first evan­gel­i­cal church in La­tin Am­er­i­ca, in Mon­ter­rey, Mex­i­co, in 1864. In 1867, he be­came an agent of the Am­er­ican Bi­ble So­ci­e­ty.

In 1876, he tra­veled to New York, where the Bap­tist Home Mis­sion So­ci­ety com­mis­sioned him as a mis­sion­a­ry to Mex­i­co.

His works in­clude:

  1. Refugio de Este Pecador
  2. Todos los Que Ten­gan Sed
  1. Al Que en Bus­ca de la Luz
  2. Cariñoso Sal­va­dor
  3. Con Voz Be­nig­na Te Lla­ma
  4. De He­la­das Cor­dil­le­ras
  5. De Jesús el Nom­bre Guar­da
  6. Dicha Gran­de Es la del Hom­bre
  7. Día Fe­liz
  8. Escuchad, Je­sús Nos Dice
  9. Fuente de la Vi­da Eter­na
  10. Loores Dad a Cris­to el Rey
  11. Dicha Gran­de Es la del Hom­bre
  12. No Te Dé Te­mor Hab­lar por Cris­to
  13. Objeto de Mi Fe
  14. Pastoréanos, Je­sús Aman­te
  15. Refugio de Es­te Pec­a­dor
  16. Roca de la Eter­ni­dad
  17. Señor Je­sús, la Luz del Sol Se Fue
  18. Tal Co­mo Soy
  19. Tuyo Soy, Je­sús