May 18, 2012
. After the last year’s BIG earthquake in the Baja, our Mission had to shut down its largest well which was seriously damaged. The Lord provided the funds for its repair but the permit needed to start its repair has been held up in Mexico City. Thank you for praying, the permit has finally arrived so the well repair can begin.
The well repair can soon begin!
. Glen and Judy Hulstein, Surrey, BC, Canada, who recently led the Bear Creek Community Church (BCCC) to the Baja Mission, returned home and organized a banquet in order to raise money to help send the students of our Bible Institute (B.I.) on their upcoming outreach to Oaxaca. Give thanks for the army of devoted friends, like Glen & Judy, and all in BCCC, who prayerfully and practically undergird this, His Ministry.
Glen & Judy Hulstein helped host a banquet to bless our B.I. students!
. FFHM Board member, Chuck Braun, just back from leading a work group to our Oaxaca Mission from Beavercreek Community, his home church, has blessed the Mission by generously purchasing a much needed commercial dishwasher for them. Father we thank you for friends like Chuck who care!
Chuck Braun provides a commercial dishwasher for Oaxaxa
. The staff of our Baja Daycare (Guarderia) are giving thanks for the special activities (games, bouncy castle, pinata & food) that blessed our little ones and allowed them to also enjoy the festivities of Children’s Day.
Children’s Day celebrations in the Baja Daycare (Guarderia)
. Although in the midst of grieving the loss of her beloved husband, Sandy Witt made it a priority to transfer ownership of Gerry’s van to FFHM, the ministry he loved, delighted in and served as a gifted mechanic. Father, we thank you for this special gift that will help keep our hearts connected and “In Memoriam” of our beloved brother, coworker and friend.
Chuck honored to receive Gerry’s “Mexico” van
. Give thanks for the incredible support of FFHM friends like Ann Marie Harvey’s Tuesday Morning Prayer Group in Trinity Baptist Church in Sherwood Park, AB, Canada who faithfully meet to undergird this, His Ministry, both prayerfully and practically.
Trinity Baptist Church – a strong support for FFHM/CPSM
.Statistics can really encourage as Cheryl Trevor, Supervisor of Outreach at the Baja Mission, conveys in her April Monthly Report. Since the beginning of this year Cheryl reports 6,665 adults have been reached through Adult Evangelism with 2,300 first time decisions made for Christ and 124 enrolled in our literacy classes. In Child Evangelism 6,782 young ones have been reached while 52 adults, 220 youth and 101 prisoners are also involved in the Discipleship Classes that Cheryl’s outstanding evangelistic team offers. Father we thank you.
Cheryl Trevor – a gifted Supervisor of Outreach at the Baja Misison
. Small businesses owners like Walt & Royal Briski, of Chinook Refrigeration, Inc., Graham, WA do a great deal to help make provision for “the least of these.” Join us in giving thanks for the 101 creative ways that the Lord provides to help meet the needs of those in this, “His Ministry.”
Chinook Refrigeration, Inc., blesses “the least of these”
. Pastor Larry Swayze, Beavercreek Community Church, Canby, OR is making known an exciting opportunity for missionary service to all in FFHM/CPSM. In May 2013, Train & Multiply, will facilitate a 5-day training of 200-300 pastors in Chiapas, Mexico. For several years, Yadira & Esteban, currently FFHM/CPSM missionaries in Santa Cecilia, Oaxaca, helped pioneer a small outreach program in Chiapas. There will be a great need for English-Spanish translators, kitchen & childcare workers, Bibles and literature. If you would are interested in becoming involved contact FFHM Board member, Chuck Braun by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Train & Multiply” offers an opportunity to impace Chiapas, Mexico!
. Hugo & Lizette, Administrators of our Sinaloa Mission, are giving thanks for another very fruitful year of evangelistic ministry among the thousands of migrant workers in Culiacan. A pastor, the brother of their own pastor, has promised to send groups of young people to help them this summer when the majority of the migrants will have returned home to Oaxaca and their outreach work significantly slows down.
Hugo & Lizette greatly encouraged
. This past Mother’s Day, Charla and Janice were both honored to attend a special luncheon with dear FFHM and Laguna Woods’ friend Jeannette Harmeyer. Jeannette faithfully helps at the Canadian mailing, is “tia’ to one of our little ones, delights to bless others and treats her friends royally!
Charla, Jeannette & Janice on Mother’s Day
. Please pray for Dr. Laura Reyes, our young Baja dentist, who has applied for one of only 8 places at the University of Tijuana in order to train to become a dental surgeon. Dr. Laura was part of the medical outreach team that recently went to Oaxaca. Her dad, Eliseo, an indigenous migrant worker from Oaxaca, has faithfully served as one of our national staff at the Baja Mission where Dr. Laura grew up.
Dr. Laura in action - hoping to become a dental surgeon
. Gerry Witt, Bakersfield, CA and formerly Milwaukee, WI, who for many years faithfully served FFHM using his skills as a gifted mechanic, recently graduated to glory. Please pray for Sandy, his widow, and the grieving extended family. We will miss our beloved fun-loving brother!
Gerry on a recent trip to Baja