April 13, 2012
. Bill & George Anne Tenny, San Clemente, CA, blessed Charla and her San Clemente staff with the gift of a beautiful Easter lily. Give thanks for the special kindnesses and support that Charla & Chuck and their FFHM/CPSM staff continue to receive from dear and loving friends like Bill and George Anne.
Charla receiving her beautiful Easter lily from Bill
. The Oaxaca Mission is giving thanks for the addition of Norma who will begin training as the newest teacher in our K-6 ACE/AMO/SEP school.
. Charla and her San Clemente staff are giving thanks for the most generous grant that dear friend, Terry Meeuwsen, founder of Orphan’s Promise, secured for us that will allow us to replace and upgrade all our aging computers. Father we thank you for this incredible gift!
Gracie giving thanks for the safe arrival of our new computers!
. Once again Lloyd Kircher and his Monday Bible Study Group at Reno, NV have sent a very generous supply of toiletries and T-shirts for the children and staff at the Baja Mission. Give thanks for the faithful and practical support of such dear friends.
The gifts received from our friends in Reno, NV
. The Oaxaca Mission are giving thanks for the arrival of Luis Antonio, Luis Angel and Keymi Karina – three adorable little children who come from the same family. Please pray for the houseparents who have had to make some adjustments in order to make provision for these precious children.
Luis Antonio, Luis Angel & Keymi Karina
. The Michoacan Mission are giving thanks for the outstanding visit of the workgroup from Stillwater Evangelical Free Church (SEFC) in MN. While at the Mission, the group painted, did construction, invested a lot of energy bonding with the children and gave each child a handmade blanket. SEFC is the home church of Board Director, Ana Laura Haire, who also accompanied the team.
SEFC hard at work in Michoacan
. All in FFHM/CPSM extend their warmest congratulations to Mario Cordoba, Administrator of the Baja Mission, whose daughter Mariana has just given birth to Mateo Cortes, a beautiful healthy boy. Mateo is Mario and Graciela’s second grandchild and their first grandson. Mariana & her husband Erick live in Oaxaca.
Welcome Mateo Cortes!
. The latest personal newsletter of Baja Mission staff members, Dirk & Mary Kos is a very inspiring read. Click here to access it and please give thanks for the outstanding service of these precious volunteers from Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Dirk & Mary
. Thanks to the hard work of Cristin Stephens, Supervisor of the Nut House Bakery, the little girls of the Baja mission were once again treated to their “Annual High Tea Party”. It was a wonderful & joyful occasion for all!
The Baja little girls enjoy their annual “High Tea Party”
. All in the San Clemente Office were blessed by a surprise drop-in visit from David Johnson, Ojai, CA, a dear FFHM friend, who came, dropped off some medical supplies and then joined us for morning devotions. A special encouragement to all!
. Charla’s beloved cousin Carl Shlifflett, has now returned home to Lapeer, MI after a very productive time at the Baja Mission. Before leaving, Carl enjoyed a short time with Chuck & Charla in Laguna Woods, CA and was also able to include a hike into the Grand Canyon, AZ en route home! Give thanks for the many talented volunteers, like Carl, who come and bless “the least of these.”
Carl on his Grand Canyon hike
. The medical/dental/optical outreach team from Valley Vineyard, Reseda, CA will be going to Oaxaca from April 18-29. Charla, Pastor Leland Krantz (Senior Pastor, Lutheran Church of the Cross) and his wife Marcia will also be joining this strong 29-member team. There is a lot of detailed preparation on many fronts so thank you for praying.
Medical/optical/dental outreach to Oaxaca, April 18-29
. Dr. Bruce Camp, dear FFHM/CPSM friend, will be in Asia the last two weeks of April mobilizing churches to help them minister to their neighbors. Please ask the Lord to use Bruce mightily in encouraging believers and helping them follow our Lord’s instructions.
Dr. Bruce Camp