Our Vision, Mission, and Statement of Faith
God had a plan for the lives of Chuck and Charla Pereau, a fireman and housewife from North Hollywood, California. In 1966 they took an unforgettable journey 178 miles south of the U.S./Mexico border and received a supernatural call and vision. This would change not only their lives but the lives of countless others.
The vision came in the sound of children laughing at a place where there were no children…only old and crumbling adobe buildings. A verse from the Bible was whispered in Charla’s ear, “Lo the fields are white unto harvest…” As she looked, the sparse wild grasses around her were transformed into a waving field of grain. She and Chuck felt assured that God had brought them to this desert place. They prayed and shared the vision with a few trusted friends. God rewarded their faithfulness and soon they were able to purchase the old buildings on the 72 acres. Thus began “Hogar Para Niños,” FFHM’s first orphanage. Abandoned children came and were fed, clothed, loved, nurtured and discipled in Christian faith.
By 1980 hundreds of indigenous people were brought to the fields around the orphanage from the Southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. They came to work in the tomato fields, the newly developing commercial agricultural industry of this region of Mexico. At the same time, Christian workers and missionaries arrived at the orphanage from the U.S./Canada. They helped to care for the children at the orphanage and to distribute food and clothing to the destitute field workers. These unevangelized people responded to the claims of the Gospel with many coming to faith. The Pereaus and their growing number of prayer partners continued to work and to pray.
In 1999 FFHM launched two new mission bases in the cities of Morelia, Michoacán and Tlacolula, Oaxaca with capacity to care for another 140 orphaned and needy children. Outreach ministries were established at each of these new missions.
Today the Baja Mission has grown to include the following ministries:
- Orphanage and Nursery to 90 children
- Largest Macadamia Nut Orchard in Continental North America
- Medical Center providing ambulance services and caring for 8,000-10,000 patients with free medical, dental, and vision care
- Soup Kitchen
- Disabled Children’s Learning Center
- Care for at-risk babies and infants
- Macadamia Nut House and Confection Kitchen
- Daycare Center
- Print, Upholstery, and Auto Shops
- Sewing Room
- Disability Aids Workshop
- Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center
- Literacy Classes
- Preschool-6 Christian School
- Child and adult evangelism
- Food, clothing, tarps, shoe, and blanket distribution
- Jail Ministry
- Prayer Garden
- Tijuana Student Home – for our young people pursing higher education
- Bible Institute
- Church to over 800
By 2011 a permanent base for our new work in Culiacan, Sinaloa, was established focusing on reaching the unreached migrant workers who live close to the base. The fields remain white unto harvest.
Today Yadira and Esteban Valadez oversee FFHM’s work in the remote mountainous regions of Oaxaca providing training, support and conferences for national pastors and our pioneering missionaries who work amongst the unreached people groups.
Foundation for His Ministry is a mission whose purpose is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. To this end we share and demonstrate God’s love through the power of the Holy Spirit by meeting basic spiritual, physical and educational needs of those in Mexico and beyond. This will be done in such a way as to establish the Mission as a model of effective ministry for other parts of the world.
Our Non-Negotiable Ideals:
- Always preach the Gospel.
- Always be committed to a relationship with Christ through daily prayer, worship, and devotions.
- Always have outreach to the poor.
- Always give everyone the opportunity to participate in outreach.
- Always be cross-centered (modeling Christ’s example of sacrifice, obedience, and love.)
- Always be committed to fellowship with the local church.
- Always lead through modeling by equipping, developing, and encouraging the giftedness of others.
- Always rely on the supernatural power and provision of God.
- Always preserve spiritual unity and accept diversity in non-essentials (those not listed in our statement of faith).
- Always submit to the authority God has put in place.
- Always be a good steward of God’s provision.
- Always live simply so others can simply live.
Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
- We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His personal future return to gather together a triumphant Church that has been displaying the manifold wisdom of God.
- We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation
- We believe that God provides healing in body, mind, and spirit to the believer through the atoning work of Jesus’ shed blood.
- We believe in the Spirit-filled life by whose indwelling the Christian is given the power to live a victorious and effective life.
- We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life with God, and the other to eternal separation from God.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.