June 1, 2012
. Dirk & Mary Kos, Supervisors of the Disabled Children’s Learning Center (DCLC) at the Baja Mission, are giving heartfelt thanks for the Teachers’ Day gifts that the DCLC staff received from an anonymous donor. Thank you Lord for the kindness of this dear friend!
Baja DCLC teachers truly blessed!
. Thank you for praying for a good reliable car for our Baja Mission doctor/Senior Pastor, Dr. Ramon Avitia and his wife Ofelia, Principal of our K-6 Oasis school. The Lord has “creatively” provided thanks to the generosity of Jorge & Gina Gamboa, Supervisors of our Tijuana Students’ House! A grant received from the Mexican government and designated for a passenger van for the TJ House, enabled Jorge & Gina to give their low mileage FFHM/CPSM car to the Avitias. Father we thank you!
Jorge & Gina visiting with Charla in San Clemente
. Give thanks for the incredible support that FFHM/CPSM receive from Terry Meeuwsen, CBN/Orphans Promise (OP). Their continued generosity to “the least of these” will mean that for the next year all our children will daily have an orange and half a banana on their breakfast plates. An OP grant will make possible the purchase in Mexico of these very important dietary supplements. Father, please bless Terry, CBN & Orphans’ Promise!
Give thanks for Terry Meeuswen, CBN, & Orphan’s Promise
. Give thanks for the anonymous donor whose generous & unsolicited gift has enabled the purchase a radio station in Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca. Our pioneer FFHM/CPSM missionary, Maria Villa Pablo and her family who live in Juxtlahuaca, have permitted the radio’s antenna to be erected on their mountain top property. Pastor Martin & Karen Arroyo, help oversee this most strategic ministry through which the Gospel continues to be broadcast into the villages of this remote and largely unevangelized region of Mexico.
The Gospel continues to be broadcast in Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca
. The Lord’s continued generous provision will help complete the repair of the big truck that has been in an auto repair shop in Manadero, Baja Mexico where it had to be towed several months ago. Give thanks for this huge encouragement!
Provision made for the completion of the repair of the Big Truck
. Bob Sundberg, Supervisor of FFHM/CPSM’s work to the Unreached Peoples of Oaxaca reports 3 very successful medical & dental outreaches to the Zapoteco & Mixteco people with excellent follow-up from local pastors and missionaries. Additionally 35 indigenous Zapotec pastors are also currently enrolled in the Mobile Bible School & Institute. Give thanks for Bob’s very encouraging update!
Bob & Rocio Sundberg
. The Michoacan Mission are giving thanks for the generous food donations that caring friends recently brought to the Mission. Please ask the Lord to richly bless the Trejo, Sanchez and Soto families for their great generosity to “the least of these.” Their love offerings were a huge encouragement to all!
Ask the Lord’s blessing on the Trejo, Sanchez & Soto families
. All in FFHM/CPSM extend their warmest congratulations to Jose Manuel, our Baja Mission’s accountant, and Elizabeth, also an accountant, who were recently married. After a short honeymoon Jose & Elizabeth will travel to our Michoacan Mission where Jose will spend some time auditing the Mission’s books.
Jose & Elizabeth on their wedding day
. Charla & her San Clemente staff were delighted to welcome Cheryl Trevor and her little girl Kathryn who were Stateside dropping “dad” off at the San Diego airport! Their short visit was a special blessing to Charla!
Cheryl & Kathryn visiting “Hermana Charla”
. The Baja Mission is giving thanks for two “Living Memorials” created in honor of Oralee Kozak, beloved mother of Peter Kozak, Construction Supervisor at the Mission. To honor Peter’s mom, North Pointe Community Church (NPCC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, the Kozak’s home church, have generously sponsored the creation of a lovely cement patio for the newly refurbished Misson parsonage a much needed “make-over” of the Mission’s soccer field. Thank you NPCC for such a thoughtful gift. Oralee would be so pleased!
Oralee Kozak, beloved mother of Peter Kozak
. The Michoacan Mission are giving heartfelt thanks for the tremendous blessing that the workgroup from Uptown School, Chicago were to them. Donna Hall and Andrea Spicer led this outstanding group. All gave selflessly cooking, painting, playing with the children, worshipping & generally bringing great joy and encouragement to all during a particularly difficult time of change at the Mission. Father we thank you again for those who care!
Uptown School, Chicago were a great blessing to all!
. The first stage of building new staff housing at the Baja Mission starts this week with the demolition of the Old Motel. Give thanks for the Lord’s provision that will allow the project to start. Please pray that the Lord will continue to provide for every aspect of this big project – finances, volunteers, safety & “grace” during this time of “creative destruction”.
Let the demolition begin!
. Charla & her San Clemente staff were delighted to welcome Dr. Ellis Pitman, their beloved “pastor emeritus”, who dropped by to lead morning devotions and to update everyone on his continued global travels! Thank you Lord for statesmen leaders like Pastor Ellis.
Beloved Dr. Ellis Pitman
. The Baja Mission is giving thanks for the generous donation of desks, chairs, and bunk beds that the ministry received from Vanguard University though the efforts Charla’s very dear friend Lynora Wilson, Laguna Woods, CA, an alumna of the university! Thank you Lynora – a tremendous and timely donation!
Sean preparing to transport Vanguard’s generous provision to the Baja Mission!
. Bob Sundberg, FFHM/CPSM Supervisor of Outreach to the Unreached People Groups of Oaxaca, is asking prayer for the upcoming Indigenous Pastors’ Conference
that he will be leading in August and for the Bible Institute’s “Construction/Evangelistic Outreach” field trip from June 20 to July 20. Both will be held in the remote mountainous regions of Oaxaca.
Please pray for Bob & his outreach work in the remote mountainous regions of Oaxaca
. The Michoacan Mission are asking prayer for the Lord to call a new housemother to oversee the welfare of their precious children. Please make this a matter of urgent prayer! There’s a big hole that needs to be filled!
Please pray for a housemother for the children of our Michoacan Mission