"Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you; and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints." 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

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Increase International
PO Box 390
Bulverde, Texas 78163


"For everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance". Ecclesiastes 3:1-2,4

In this season, we announce the loss of Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Alves. She went home to be with Jesus and dance on the streets of gold on July 23, 2020. As she took her last breath, It Is Well With My Soul, came on the radio. It was a beautiful moment.

Elizabeth was 82 years young and lived a life that was full. Full of life, full of love, and full of experiences that most people could only dream of. She is survived by her 4 daughters, 4 sons-in-love, 17 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

Taking Jesus to the world brought such joy to Elizabeth. She lived every moment of her life sharing Jesus, ministering, or praying over someone. Be it one person in her home or 1000s around the world. Elizabeth touched so many lives because of Jesus!

While we cannot gather face to face to share some of our favorite memories, our stories, adventures in ministry, to laugh, to cry, and remember a person who was truly loved and will be missed, we would love for you to share your memories on her memorial page which you can find by clicking on the link below.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:
Increase International
P.O. Box 390
Bulverde, Texas 78163