November 16, 2018

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RUTH FOLSOM DIEHL IN FRONT OF MILLSTONE WITH CHILDREN

It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:2

There is a millstone from Grindstone City, MI at the entrance to the Baja Mission.
Perhaps you have seen it. Ruth Folsom Diehl is standing at that entrance.
Ruth served as a missionary teacher years ago
and recently brought a work group from Arizona Community Church.

SARA PETERSEN AND JANELLE KELLER

Janelle Keller and Sara Petersen will be speaking at that church this Sunday, November 18th at 10am 4004 N Galivan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ, at Boulder Creek High School.

Please pray for these young women representing FFHM.

BARRY WINEROTH AND HIS CHILDREN

 Barry Wineroth writes: “Yesterday was not a very happy day. I found out that I have bladder cancer ...I have three tumors in my bladder. I go in to have them removed on November 21st. And my daughter April’s home was confirmed destroyed in the horrible fire that burned the entire town of Paradise and is still burning all the way into CHICO . I would so appreciate your prayers.”

RICK WARREN

Rick Warren, the pastor of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, (our neighbor here in Southern California) was hospitalized last Thursday. He underwent immediate surgery for an intestinal condition and is recovering at this time.
Another surgery is scheduled after Christmas.

Please pray for Rick Warren.

DIRK AND MARY KOS

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JILL ADAMS (LEFT), MARIO CORDOBA (FAR RIGHT) AND STUDENT ISAI NANDO
FROM THE SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER GRADUATION

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THESE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECENTLY GRADUATED

Dirk and Mary Kos had a vision that has impacted lives of the disabled at the Baja Mission.
They first took children into their modest home at the mission. Then Dirk had a dream
of the Learning Center. They had faith and it became a reality.
These  students with disabilities recently graduated.

Hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in their hearts by the Holy Spirit.” Romans 5:5.

BAJA STAFF AND CHILDREN

In as much as you have done it to the least of these, you have done it for me.

A number of the Junior high students pictured here have been out of school
because of a teacher’s strike. The teachers have not paid
and we pray for a quick resolve to this situation.

RIKER AFTER SURGERY

Riker, the Pereau’s great grandson, had to undergo another surgery
Wednesday morning to move his cornea. In January they are planning
a major surgery to reattach the optic nerve in one eye.

Thank you for praying for this precious little fellow who is now two-years-old.

Sincerely,

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November 9, 2018

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SUZANNE, CHARLA AND BILL TENNY

Bill, one of “the greatest generation” graduated to heaven. Bill and George Anne were faithful donors from the beginning of His Ministry in 1966. Bill was noted as a lighting director, responsible for lighting the Statue of Liberty in 1976 on our nation’s anniversary. Other remarkable achievements include the lighting for Chariots of Fire. He would only work the sets of rated movies.

Services will be held at South Coast Christian Assembly
31501 Ave Los Cerritos, San Juan Capistrano, CA on Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.

TWILA BELK

Please pray that the manuscript for the sequel to Charla’s Children
will be out in the mail to Twila this week. Charla’s Children sold 75,000 copies and we pray this will have the same anointing.

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PATRICK AND SHERRI BAILEY

The prayer group’s Friday night dinner was marvelous! Missionaries Patrick and Sherri shared about serving in the Philippines. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Muslims have come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through their ministry.

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SAM PARSONS

 You won’t want to miss our Christmas dinner on Dec. 7th
with Sam, our roving troubadour who visits countless nursing homes.

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"HOW GOOD AND PLEASANT FOR
BROTHERS TO DWELL TOGETHER IN UNITY."


From left: Everett Wilson, past dean of Bethany University, who spent months working on the sequel to Charla’s ChildrenNoel Wilson, worship leader at Village Church and often leads worship at our Friday night prayer gathering; Reuben Wilson, the eldest brother, pastored in Washington and Northern California; and Lewis Wilson, once a missionary in Africa and dean at Vanguard University.

GLENN ALMERAZ AND NATHAN ADAMS

 Please continue to pray for Glenn as he awaits treatment in
Mexico for Hepatitis C and pray for Nathan who battles with the same disease.

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WORSHIP NIGHTS IN OAXACA

Praise God for TNT Worship Night at the Oaxaca Mission. Youth groups from the surrounding valley participate in this monthly event.

November 2, 2018

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PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES

The griefs we experienced last week were almost unbearable. Letter bombs sent arbitrarily to politicians, then the hateful murders of 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
As Rodney King once said a long time ago, “Why can’t we all just get along?

God have mercy on us.

BRIAN FORSSEE WITH THEIR CHILDREN

Clayton and Mary Peterson were some of our oldest and dearest friends.
Our lives were intertwined with them for decades.
Both Mary and Clayton are now in heaven.

Barbara Forsse, their daughter, called with an urgent prayer request.
Her son, Brian, has stage 3 lung cancer. Brian lives in Montana
and is the father of these precious children.

Please pray for Brian’s healing.

MARTINA AND KEILA

Martina and Keila will be serving at the daycare in San Quintin. I remember well the day Martina came into our nursery. She was such a joyful baby and she has remained the same. I know these two young women will bring their joy to His little ones in the new daycare center.

GODFREY AND ELISABETH DAWKINS (LEFT) AND VISITING MISSIONARIES.
KENYA, AFRICA

 
Godfrey writes, “We praise the Lord with you that the writing project with
Twila Belk is proceeding apace…Elisabeth is due to have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
surgery done on her right hand at the Manor Hospital in England on November 8th.
It will be a more modern method. Elisabeth has not been in England for 28 years.
I’m sure there will be many changes
.”

Please pray for Elisabeth Dawkins surgical procedure.

AT THE OAXACA MISSION, LITTLE CHILDREN
MAKE NAME PLAQUES FOR THEIR BEDS


A very long time ago, one of the little children took me to her room
and showed me her twin bed. “It’s all mine. I don’t have to sleep with anyone else.” She showed me two drawers in a dresser. Again she said, “These are all mine.
This picture reminded me the children at our mission have twin beds
all their own and they have made name plaques for each.

PRAY FOR A FUTURE FARMER IN MEXICO

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LLANO GAVE HIS FIRST CUCUMBER TO HIS TEACHER

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FELIX WON FIRST PLACE FOR HIS CHILI PLANT

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DALE FORSEE, OPERATING THE FORK LIFT, RICARDO BOLANOS ASSISTING
 
For many years WINGS, our only auxiliary in Redding, CA,
Has taken on astronomical projects. This time they have provided beautiful furnishings for our students’ home in Tijuana. We thank God for each and every sister who has so faithfully supported us, and especially Judy Gama-Strausser.
She has been the heart and hands of Wings.

MARY RENSHAW

 Mary said, “My quilting days are over.” She dropped off the last quilts she made at our San Clemente office. We thank God for those who have been so faithful for so many years. Thank you for keeping our little ones warm. It has become increasingly difficult to transport anything across the U.S. border.
 

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SHARI AND PATRICK BAILEY

Have you made a reservation for our monthly prayer group dinner tonight? It is held at 6pm at The Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods. The Baileys, our beloved missionaries to the Philippines, will be sharing their amazing encounters. Call (949) 492-2200 before 2pm for reservations.

Sincerely,

October 26, 2018

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BOARD MEMBERS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MATT JUAREZ,
CHUCK BRAUN, JANELLE KELLER, CHARLA PEREAU, STEPHANIE RICKE,
PASTOR BILL DWYER, BOB CHRISTIAN AND ROD SOUTHARD


Thank you for praying. Our annual board meeting was held at the Baja Mission this year. 

Annual reports were presented and Janelle Keller, Executive Director, presented a STRATEGIC PLAN for 2019 to 2021.

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NEW DAYCARE CENTER

The group also visited the new daycare center in San Quintin, where 45 children will be immediately loved and cared for. This is another wonderful opportunity for outreach.

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GLENN ALMERAZ

For me, the highlight of the Board meeting was Glenn giving thanks for his education, ministry, and the fact that his two children were given the opportunity for education. Glenn’s daughter, Genesis, graduated from medical school
and is now in an internship program. His son, Glenn Jr.,
is attending a Culinary Arts school in Ensenada.

Glenn awaits treatment in Mexico for Hepatitis C. Please pray for him.

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PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY

Patrick and Shari, missionaries to the Philippines will be inspiring you with stories of their adventures of faith, Friday, November 2.

Please make reservations by calling (949) 492-2200 by Wednesday, October 31st. 

Dinner is at 6 PM at the Lutheran Church of the Cross:
24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods.
 

CHUCK PEREAU, JANELLE KELLER AND DALE  FORSSE

Thanks to Vicki Gravell for handling the annual Christmas stocking project for the children. She shops all year long for the best buys, then a group of women from the Village Church in Laguna Woods, meet together to “stuff the socks." It took three vans to transport all of them to the warehouse.

Thank you Chuck, Janelle and Dale!

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ANDREA, ROSALINDA, LAURA AND CHARLA

Keith and Maya Durkin, formerly missionaries of FFHM, now provide meals for hundreds of children who live in abject poverty in Tijuana, Mexico.
I frequently pray for the Durkins. Not long ago,
I had a dream of three little girls who came for assistance.

I shared the dream with Keith and Maya and long story made short:
Maya arranged to have these three destitute girls interned at our home in Baja.

Please pray for these children separated from their mother.

TWILA AND STEVE BELK

After many attempts to write the sequel to Charla’s ChildrenTwila has agreed to write it and a contract has been signed. Now the hard work begins. 

Please pray for Twila. She expects to complete the project by mid-March.

October 19, 2018

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FFHM BOARD & LEADERSHIP

Our annual Board meeting will be held on Saturday, October 20th in Baja.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5. We claim that precious promise.

We pray for safety as we travel to and from the Baja Mission. We will be dedicating the new daycare center in San Quintin, 17 miles south of the Mission.

BABIES IN THE NURSERY

Please pray for the infants and children who are adjusting to their new home and housemothers. We currently have 11 babies ranging in age
from four months to two years old in the nursery in Baja.

EUNICE LOPEZ PRAYING WITH THE HOUSEMOTHERS

Eunice (Niche) writes, “I want to thank the Lord for the house parents and recognize the willingness they have for the service for the Lord, day after day. They are on duty 24 hours a day caring for the ‘least of these.’ They lay their lives down for these children in Oaxaca. They often suffer fatigue and weariness.  There are difficult times and also moments of joy and satisfaction.

Perhaps you remember Niche from Etla.
She faithfully serves as supervisor of the Oaxacan house parents.

JOY WILLIAMSON IN THE COMMUNITY

Joy is back at the medical center in Baja. She is such a vital asset to the community.  We are praying to get our X-ray machine at the medical center certified. Right now, both of the local hospital’s X-ray machines are down.

Please continue to pray for the medical center,
that we can become a real light to our community.

AMELIA AND THREE OF HER PAINTINGS

Dana and Antoinette Pereau’s grandchild, Amelia, is a cancer survivor. She suffers from WAGR syndrome, a rare form of autism. Born with no irises in her eyes, she must wear sunglasses all the time. Although considered legally blind she can see broad images. She also has very limited language skills but is improving by leaps and bounds.Recently three of her paintings were auctioned off at a charity event for cancer survivors and garnered $1000 for the charity.

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ALEXIS JUAREZ

Alexis' father called the Baja Mission to ask us to have a
memorial service for Alexis in the Mission Church. Even though many of his family
were not Christians, the father said, “Alexis was a son of God,
I want them to do everything that he would want.


The companions who grew up with him in the Special Education Center, teachers, his family, and some of the staff at FFHM were there to say goodbye to this student who fought until the end. The father gave thanks for all the financial support, prayers and the demonstration of affection towards the family. A memorial service is a great opportunity for preaching the Gospel.

We are faced with life and death issues. Where will we spend eternity?

GIVING THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

In the fall of 2000, Jamie and Jane Caldwell welcomed us to our new office and volunteered the services of their cleaning crew. We were overwhelmed by their generosity. “We were strangers and you welcomed us.

Jane is now in a Senior Living community in San Juan Capistrano, 
but Victoria and her crew continue their custodial service as a gift to us.

RON RAMOS AND ANDY BROSCHE

Ron, a former administrator at the Baja Mission,
and Andy of Mariners Church, dropped by the office last week.
It is always wonderful to be visited by dear friends.

SARA PETERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JANELLE KELLER

Sara will be transitioning to her new role as daycare supervisor for the new facility in San Quintin. More to come next week.

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PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY

Monthly Dinner update: Patrick
 and Shari, missionaries to the Philippines,
will be sharing at our monthly prayer dinner Friday, November 2nd.
 
The dinner will be at Lutheran Church of the Cross
24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA at 6pm.
Please call in your reservation to Linda (949)492-2200
by Wednesday, October 31st.

FYI…  A rummage sale is planned for November 3rd from 7am to 2pm.
Please excuse any clutter at the far end of the dining room.
All the proceeds are going to missions.

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TWILA BELK

We are in the process of writing a contract with a published author for the sequel to Charla’s Children. Our friend, Godfrey Dawkins, suggested we contact Cecil Murphey, author of Gifted Hands. He is now retired but his associate, Twila Belk agreed to write the sequel. This is an answer to prayer.  I just read a book of hers recently published titled, The Power to BeIt was delightful!

WILLIAM ZERSEN

William writes, “In my prayer time, I have to stop and ask the Holy Spirit to clear my mind of everything that is not of the Lord and the purposes of my prayer.
Once I do that, rarely do thoughts other than what I am praying for come to my mind!

Sincerely,

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October 12, 2018

LET THIS BE OUR PRAYER TODAY FOR OUR COUNTRY

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PRAISE GOD, YES, THERE ARE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims.” Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege is on a crusade for women’s dignity. Mukwege is the son of a Pentecostal minister and was inspired to pursue medicine after traveling with his father to pray for the sick. Panzi Hospital, which he founded in 1999, is managed by the Pentecostal Churches in Africa. This 63 year old doctor works with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the Congo. Mukwege challenges fellow Christians to be a light that shines in the world of darkness for the dignity of man and woman.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Our medical and dental center is buzzing with activity. We are endeavoring to get everything up to code. We are excited to announce third and fourth dental operatory and an upgrade to our OB/GYN department. The construction team is working hard to get everything up to code.

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 ANDRES AND SUPREENA

Our homebound and wound care patients are being visited regularly. Supreena, a home care nurse from Canada joined our team to visit the “shut-ins.”

CHARLA WITH SANDY PISTOLE

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2018 FAMILY BIBLE CAMP

How many of you remember Family Bible Camp at Camp Seeley or Pinecrest? Each year we took children from Mexico to the US  for this special event.
But after 9-11 our world would change forever! We could no longer take children into the US for this greatly anticipated event.

Sandy became the director of our Kid’s Camp in Baja. 
But last year and this year, Jill Adams restored Family Bible Camp.

Thank you for sending a kid to camp.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ 

Laura, administrator to the Oaxaca Home for Children, writes, “I see the ways we can grow as a home and respond to the needs in the community around us, but we need more staff to do that…We feel stretched pretty thin from time to time.”  Open positions in Oaxaca: maintenance, cleaning, teenage girls’ housemother. 

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CHILDREN WITH NEW SHOES IN OAXACA

A long time ago, I remember well the day Chuck and I took the children from Etla to the Central Market to buy shoes. They were in desperate need, so Glenda’s story touched my heart. An unknown donor from Mexico City purchased shoes for His little ones. May God bless the donor.

MODESTO

MODESTO CLIMBING UP THE MOUNTAIN

Modesto, one of our Bible school graduates is legally blind. He ministers in a remote region of Oaxaca. This area is often dangerous and hostile to evangelists.
Recently a man was killed there. As a precaution, a pastor in this area asked Modesto to stop coming for a season.

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PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY

Thank you for attending the prayer group monthly dinner. Over 50 came on Friday night. Chuck Pereau gave a mini concert, accompanied by Janelle.
Charla shared events from a long time ago. Janelle completed the evening
with a beautiful rendition of “Be Still My Soul.” 

Next month Patrick and Shari, missionaries to the Philippines will join us.

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ELLIE LUGO HOLDING THE BOOK

Ellie
, former nurse in our medical center, married one of our Bible Institute students. They pastor a church in the Baja area. Ellie writes, “My father has been failing rapidly and now looks very end-stage.”   

Hospice has been called in and Ellie is traveling to see him.  Please pray for her stamina, emotionally and spiritually, and for her dad’s salvation.

Sincerely,

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October 5, 2018

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CHARLA AND JEAN

Jean Darnell, a student of Amy Simple McPherson, has literally traveled around the world preaching the Gospel. She ministered at the Church on the WayVan Nuys, CA, until she was 90. Jean now semi -retired, recently had a stroke. Her daughter LaDonna hosted a gathering of old and new friends last Sunday. We shared memorable events.

Many years ago, Jean was a guest speaker at Old Pisgah in Highland Park, CA. She promised to give a boomerang from Australia to the person who brought the most guests the next night. Charla recruited seven friends from the Lutheran Church and was gifted the boomerang by Jean. Charla has treasured this special gift since 1963; she returned it to Jean at this gathering. A boomerang always comes back to the sender!

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ANOTHER CHILD RIDING HER BIKE

Two children from our Special Education Center learned to ride their bikes without training wheels. This is not an easy feat for a child with a disability.

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LAURA AND MELISA

ODBULIA AND EFREN

 MARIBEL AND ROSALINDA 

This past month Cheryl Trevor, school supervisor, taught the children the attributes of God. Last week, she specifically spent each morning devotional sharing the principles of salvation. She was truly blessed when at the end of it six children told her they had prayed to receive Christ for the very first time.

Please pray for these children who have
experienced the new birth in Christ Jesus.

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THE LADIES DISPLAYING THIER QUILTS

Thank you to the ladies from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tillamook, Oregon who made 50 quilts for the Baja Mission. These precious women have sent us quilts for many years.There are not many quilters left.

CHUCK PEREAU, JANELLE KELLER AND CHARLA PEREAU

Don’t forget the monthly prayer group dinner today, Friday, Oct. 5th.
We will be meeting at 6pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross,
24231 El Toro Blvd., Laguna Woods, CA.

Chuck, Janelle Keller and Charla will be speaking.

ANDREA LOMBARD

Andie writes: “Thank you for the prayers. It is the only thing
that has helped restore me. It has been miraculous!

TEAM OUTREACH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF OAXACA

Our team from Baja is ministering in the mountains of Oaxaca where there is such need. They are encouraging the weary Pastors and evangelizing communities. There are both spiritual and material needs, but there is great hunger for the Gospel

The group will be returning to the Mission this weekend,
rejoicing in the fruit they harvested.

NEW DAYCARE CENTER IN SAN QUINTIN

Praise God, the new daycare center in San Quintin, Baja, CA
will open up Monday Oct. 8th.
 

We rejoice because 45 children will receive the love of God
and the opportunity to hear the Gospel.

Congratulations to the graduates from the University of Tijuana! 
We are so proud of each one and you have faithfully
supported these young men of promise

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Ruben Eliacim Aviña graduates with a degree in Business.
He will stay in Tijuana and look for a job in his field.

Moises Rodriguez graduates with a degree in Graphic Design.
He is working as a graphic Designer with a publicity firm in Tijuana.

Isai graduates with a degree in International Relations. He plans on continuing his education and serving his country by joining the Mexican Naval Corps.

Sincerely,

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Oaxaca TJ House Trip

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Dear Foundation for His Ministry and Camano Chapel,

My name is Franco Vazquez and I am 18 years old. I want to thank you all for making our missions trip to the Oaxaca Mission possible and praying for us while we were gone.

I am so thankful that I received the blessing of going to Oaxaca. It blessed my life in so many ways. I learned many new things and experienced things I never thought I would.

I grew up at the children’s home in Baja, where missions teams would visit and help for a week. Those missions teams were always working and giving and being a blessing to people. This Oaxaca trip let me be the giver, the worker, the one blessing.

On our trip we visited the city of Huajuapan to help a missionary family. We were able to help them clean up their little facility, paint and fix up their little school. 

In Huajuapan I learned about thankfulness and being grateful for all that we have. I also really saw people who believe that God is always with them, no matter how little they have.

Around the children’s home we served by washing dishes, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. 

But what I loved the most and learned from the most was taking care of the little boys and spending time with the youth. The kids at the home are so kind to one another and really accept each other as family.

We also visited the women’s prison which really ministered to me. Seeing how the women have faith in God, even while they aren’t free and their lives have been and are so hard. It is impressive.

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Finally, but not most important, we were able to visit and tour the city of Oaxaca. Oaxaca has a rich, artistic culture. 

We visited the ruins of Monte Alban, the weavers in Teotitlan, and the black pottery of San Cristobal. Oaxaca is a beautiful city.

Thank you again so much for your support, and making this trip possible for me. I am so thankful for what God did in each area and part of this trip. This trip blessed my life.

Thank you, 

Franco Vazquez

Missionary Spotlight: Maria Villa Pablo

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We support eight missionaries who are serving and ministering in the mountains of Oaxaca among people who have still not heard the Gospel. Over the next several months we want to use the newsletter to introduce you to these amazing people so you can be praying for them: 

My name is Maria de Jesus Villa Pablo. I am 40 years old and for me it is truly a delight to serve our Lord Jesus Christ as a missionary in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca. 

I come from a family who was affected by alcoholism. My mother raised four daughters and one son alone; I am the second daughter of five children. Because of a great need of food and care we ended up at FFHM in Vicente Guerrero in 1980. 

They took care of me and two of my siblings. Later, after one year and seven months, my mother came for us and took us to Yucuyi in Oaxaca, which is the town where I was born. I grew up there together with my sisters and my brother surrounded by violent and alcoholic family members. Because of sorcery I suffered with very strong spiritual battles for most of my childhood. 

However, seven years later, God in His sovereign grace took us back to Baja California. One day, two child evangelism teachers from the outreach ministry of FFHM arrived where I lived. It was during a Bible class that the Holy Spirit revealed to me my sin and showed me Jesus as my Savior. That day I was liberated from spiritual attacks and the extreme terror that had paralyzed me in the nights. 

The day I received Christ, I also felt a strong calling to missions. I felt the conviction to return to Oaxaca and to take the good news. 

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At 12 years old, I started to go to the Mission Church. At 13, I was baptized and at 14 I entered the Bible Institute for two years. 

When I was 16, I arrived in Oaxaca as a missionary. I have now been serving for 23 years as a missionary in this region of Oaxaca. 

The need continues being enormous, but I am dedicated. Like the child who gave Jesus his five loaves and two fish, I give Jesus my small contribution, trusting that He will multiply it for more people to continue the call to preach the Gospel and make disciples. 

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MY MINISTRY IS FOCUSED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

• EVANGELISM – To be the arrowhead to enter places that are difficult to access with the good news (evangelism is one of my passions).

•TRAINING OTHERS - To stimulate and help in the training of mature believers and to support them in their integration into ministry service according to their gifts. 

• DISCIPLESHIP – To strengthen in faith the new believers through Bible studies in homes or public places especially women and children. I love working with children.

• ADMINISTRATION – To support in the administrative area of our church Abundant Grace Family Christian Center

• RADIO – To pray for my work at the radio station as the programmer. Through the transmissions a great diversity of programming is sent to people of different ages with a focus on the restoration of individuals and families. Believers and unbelievers have been deeply and radically impacted. 


HOW CAN YOU PRAY FOR ME?

1. For the radio station. Protection of the equipment, wisdom and discernment for the administration and programming. 

2. Protection when I travel to remote towns.

For 55 Years they met for Prayer

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I do believe that by intercessory prayer, as Jesus himself has told us, the great power of God works in ways we cannot conceive.” Oswald Chambers. 

In 1963 a group of Lutherans met weekly for intercessory prayers, primarily for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. 

In 1966 that little group unanimously launched on a mission that would change all of their lives and the lives of countless others; the founding of the mission in Vicente Guerrero, Baja, CA, Mexico. (See Charla’s Children, chapter 14) 

During the ‘70s, our group grew in numbers and became very interdenominational and remains so. In answer to prayer, we saw tremendous miracles. God worked in ways beyond conception. 

In 2000 we moved to San Clemente and to our home in Laguna Woods, CA. We never missed a prayer meeting. The Petersons, Barnes, Schofields, Sanders, Sheltons, Knowltons, Smiths, and precious Pat Durkin was soon to follow. 

For over 55 years these intercessors continue to meet weekly for prayer.

We meet at the Pereau’s home, 2355 #3H Via Mariposa W., Laguna Woods, 92637. All are welcome; we have a prayer group dinner the first Friday of each month at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. Once again, all are invited. 

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face …” 2 Chronicles 7:14. 

Want to receive our weekly Prayer and Praise e-newsletter? Send us your email address to: info@ffhm.org  or call our office at (949) 492-2200.

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By Charla Pereau, 
Founding Director

Weekly Prayer & Praise Newsletter

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PLEASE JOIN US

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THE PEREAUS

Chuck and Charla will be ministering at the monthly dinner on October 5th. There are some stories that have been seldom told; “Chasing the Ice Cream Man”, “All God’s Children Got Shoes” and others. Chuck will be ministering in song.

Please make reservations by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200
by noon on WednesdayOctober 3rd.

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OUTREACH

Glenda Mira from the Oaxaca Mission writes: We give thanks to God for this new school year that He allows us to begin, with new challenges, new children, and new needs among these little ones. We think that we will have fewer children this cycle because several children finished last year. For this cycle, we have around 30 children, preschool and elementary aged. May God provide us with the materials and everything we need to give quality attention to these little ones and, above all, may their lives be blessed and changed by the word of God and the knowledge.

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CELEBRATION

Daycare children in Baja, celebrating Independence Day.    

ART CLASSES IN OAXACA

MURAL COMPLETED BY A STUDENT

We are so blessed to have Elaine Croft as our Art Instructor in Oaxaca.

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CHILDREN IN OUR PRESENT DAYCARE CENTER

new daycare center will soon be open in San Quintin. Praise God that for 52 years we have maintained an excellent reputation in Baja and beyond.
DIF, Mexican social services, has asked us to open up a daycare center
without any restrictions. We can share the Gospel with His little ones without censorship. The buildings built by DIF are near completion.

Thank you God for another opportunity to make disciples of Christ.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ, OAXACA MISSION ADMINISTRATOR

It is easy to get caught up in the never ending to do list, since it is in the service of the Kingdom. Often we are spending ourselves to the point of exhaustion, often we think everything depends on us.

Pray our Mission staff will take time to be still with God,
hear from Him and recognized that He is in control.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE BIBLE INSTITUTE

We are so thankful for our new Bible students. Please keep them in prayer.

PLEASE PRAY

Another beautiful team will be traveling to Oaxaca for an evangelistic outreach to the mountains and beyond. Please pray for much fruit.  

We’ll be sharing this picture until they return as a reminder.
 

Sincerely,

Charla Pereau

September 14, 2018

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SAM PARSONS

Friday night, Sept. 7th, with Sam Parsons was wonderful.
Sam is walking in victory, to God be the glory
though he has a diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Please pray.

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ALEXIS JUAREZ

Alexis finished his race on planet earth. Please pray for his grieving father and family.

The memorial service was held on Sunday at the Mission Church. Praise God for the blessed assurance that Alexis will be walking with Jesus. 

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MARILYNN YEADON

Dave and Marilynn served on our board for many years. We met the Yeadons at Sky Valley Park in Desert Hot Springs. We were blessed by the Yeadons’ ministry since Dave was a missionary’s son and spoke Spanish. Dave and Marilynn recruited groups from Sky Valley Park from the Pacific Northwest and Canada.

Marilynn was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and outside of a miracle, she will be leaving us in the near future. Please pray for the Yeadon family.

We praise and thank God for their part in His Ministry

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PAST THANKSGIVING MEAL

We first met the Van Dykens at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. Pete and Janice made all the arrangements for hosting our Thanksgiving dinner at the Baja Mission. The Van Dykens have had an extraordinarily difficult year, but Janice will carry on her tradition of preparing Thanksgiving this year.

However, we will have to purchase turkeys and all the trimmings in Mexico because of difficulties at the border. If you would like to have a part in providing our festive Thanksgiving dinner, designate on your contribution “Thanksgiving dinner."

MABEL CARPENTER

Mabel will be baptized this Sunday, Sept. 16 as we celebrate her birthday at the Village Church in Laguna Woods, CA.

Mabel celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 26th. She is a faithful contributor.

DR. BRYAN WICKS (FAR LEFT) AND DR. MELISSA PEREAU (NEXT TO HIM)
TAKEN IN THE PRAYER CHAPEL OF RANCHO DE CRISTO


The Pereau’s son-in-law Dr. Bryan Wick underwent surgery on Tuesday
to his cervical spine. It was done urgently because his spinal cord was being compressed. The surgeon says it went very well. Bryan will be in the
hospital for a few days and then hopefully home to his family .
 It will be months of physical therapy to see if he recovers fully.

Please pray for Bryan and Melissa.

CORRINE EHRICK

Whatever happened to Corrine? Corrine was at one time, administrator of the Baja Mission. She returned to the U.S. to take care of her aged mother, then served on the U.S. board as an ambassador to our missions. 

Corrine is in good health at 90 years of age and lives in a retirement home near her daughter Sue, who also spent time at the mission. 

GRACIELA CORDOBA

Please pray for the outreach team going
to Oaxaca from Sept. 21st to Oct. 11th. 

There are 15 adults going: some are from our outreach department, some from our church, Hugo and Lizeth from Sinaloa, Esther Torres from the Learning Center, and MarioGraciela and Sandra. They will train leaders, teach leadership classes, school for parents, and a Bible summer school for children.

Back to School

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Summer is over and our kids in Baja and Oaxaca have headed back to school. We believe
education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

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We also believe having children in school all day is an amazing opportunity to truly disciple
them and help them view the world from Christ’s perspective. Because of these beliefs we put an
emphasis on providing a qualityChristian education.

Please pray for Cheryl Trevor in Baja and Abby Martin in Oaxaca as they lead the schools.

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When Children Pray

A sixteen year old boy had been shot in the head and left for dead on the near-by beach. He was taken to Buen Pastor, the hospital in San Quintin. Miraculously he lived, but was left blind. He was sent to the Mission and was eventually able to push a broom, sweeping our many walkways.

His name was Lucio, which means light. One of the little children said, “With a name like light he should not be blind.” Frequently the children prayed for Lucio and then one day it happened. Lucio bent down and swept up trash into a dust pan. The children ran to the administrator and said, “Lucio sees!” It was true. God had miraculously restored his vision. He proclaimed, “I was blind, but now I see.” Later Lucio returned to Capala, Oaxaca, to preach the Gospel. He was later martyred.

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There have been numerous other occasions when there has been a revival among our children. Sonya Bertelsen and Corrine Ehrick reported there has been an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our children. There has been healings, repentance, confession of sin; restoration of relationships and forgiveness with weeping.

The joy of the Lord had fallen on these children. The revival lasted several days. In 1982, giving was at an all time low. Our children, from their meager resources, gave all they had.

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Jill Adams, our Baja adminstrator’s adopted son, Nathan, is in need of prayer. He was diagnosed at birth as having Hepatitis C. Now at age seven, he has severe liver damage, but he is not a candidate for special treatment until age 12.

Our children at the Mission have faith to believe for a miracle. And Nathan needs one. Will you join us in praying for Nathan?

By Charla Pereau, Founding Director

Group Travels to Madrid, Spain

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A small group from the Baja Mission Church took a trip to Madrid, Spain, this year.

We are grateful for all the support we received to be able to put together a camp for children in Madrid, Spain. It was a very blessed time. The children were very happy and participated in all the activities.

Despite being asked specifically not to speak about Christ, we looked for a way to do it and on the last day we shared the Gospel.

We prayed for every one of the children and strongly felt the presence of God.

We had 90 children attend including Muslims, Moroccans, and Spanish people; 52 of them heard the Gospel for the first time.

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My job was primarily in the area of coordination and training for the camp, but I did have the privilege of ministering to these little ones.

The church in Madrid invited us to do a camp next year, but this time not only for the children but also for teenagers.

By Lula Hernandez

September 7, 2018

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ALEXIS

Alexis is in the hospital in critical condition. 

He needs a miracle. Please pray.

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CONNARD AND DEANNA HOFFMAN

Connard and Deanna faithfully intercede for our missions.
The Hoffmanns served in Oaxaca and at the Baja Mission.


They write:  We will pray for Dave and his complete restoration from the effects of Chemo.Lord, in Jesus Name we ask You to restore good health to Dave and give him the strength that he needs.Father in Jesus precious Name we ask that you restore good cells to every cell that was obliterated by the cancer, the chemo and the radiation. Holy Spirit, You are the creative power of God and we give You our thanks for this miracle!! Amen! 

 Lord God we thank you for those like Will and Erma Hedman. We ask that they, along with all of us seniors, will enter each day with the Joy of The Lord as our strength, and then use the times and opportunities You give us to be a blessing, whether in prayer or activities. Help us to always be encouragers of the Brethren in Christ`s matchless Name! 

 Dear Charla, You are in our prayers as well as Chuck, for The Lord`s Precious presence to overshadow and ANOINT YOU WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH to accomplish God`s perfect will with His Joy as your strength.  

God be praised for all of those who have received Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord! 

 And Father, please continue to bless the work on the sequel to Charla`s Children as worked on By Everett and Charla.   

Now, may The Lord Jesus Christ by His Holy Spirit, encourage and strengthen each of you, as you daily seek His face in sweet communion with His Awesome Presence, overwhelming each word, prayer and task! 

 Our love to each of you,  

Connard and Deanna Hoffman

QUICK TRIP TO MEXICO

Minerva Trujillo (in the flowered blouse) with her brothers and sisters in Mexico City. Minerva has spent many years at the Baja Mission as a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She has served as a teacher, Dean of the Bible Institute
and sponsorship secretary.

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FAMOUS RUINS OF MONTE ALBAN

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CLIMBING TO THE SUN

LIVING QUARTERS

Thank you for making it possible for our children to visit the world famous Monte Alban in Oaxaca; for world travelers, it is a must. Our children had a guided tour
and then had the freedom to explore these famous ruins.drop

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FOUNDING DIRECTOR, CHARLA PEREAU, AT THE CONFERENCE

Aubrey Beauchamp, founder of Hospital Christian Fellowship, hosted her annual conference, Hope For a Hurting World, at Lutheran Church of the Cross.

Charla spoke and many were moved to tears as Chuck sang.
Her topic: The Little Lost Pup or Behind Prison Walls.

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A NEW WHEELCHAIR

Our wheelchair shop in the Baja Mission is a busy place. This precious lady came requesting repair of the wheels on her wheelchair. They were not fixable.

Instead, she was given a new wheelchair.
Not expecting this precious gift she wept for joy.

A NEW WHEELCHAIR

Children often come for wheelchairs but there are very few in that size.

Thankfully, this child left rejoicing with his new wheelchair.

ELIZABETH DAWKINS

Godfrey and Elisabeth Dawkins of Trinity Fellowship, are missionaries in Nairobi, Kenya under Foundation for His Ministry since 1968. Elisabeth was recently diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm.

Please pray God will reveal to Elisabeth, the right option
and medical team for this critical upcoming surgery.

SAM PARSONS WITH HIS NURSE

Sam, our roving troubadour, who visits Orange County nursing homes and retirement centers, will be with us Friday night, Sept. 7th for our monthly dinner.

Sam, recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,
needs your continual prayer while undergoing chemotherapy.

August 24, 2018

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BILL ROGERS, MARK AND TOM

BIBLE INSTITUTE

God continues to answer our prayers. In August 2008, God sent an amazing team, BillMark and Tom from Redding, CA, to do all the electrical on the expansion of our Bible Institute. The team arrived just in time and the electrical wiring was done in a few days. The Bible Institute is now in need of refurbishing and we are praying for resources to complete the job.

God will supply our needs once again.

GABRIEL BLANCO (LEFT) ARNOLDO AYALA (RIGHT)

Gabriel from the Baja Mission lost his mother and a three-year-old brother recently, they were hit by a car and both died. Arnoldo lost his mother also.

Please pray that God will comfort the hearts of these two boys.

MIA SANCHEZ AND MARELY CERROS

ANDRES SANTOYO AND MARIA DEL CARMEN

DAISY LOPEZ

Five students from the Baja Mission started junior high school
on Monday, August 20th.

They are very nervous and need prayer to face this new challenge. 
They are: Mia, Marely, Daisy, Andres, and Maria.
 

REDDING CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP VOLUNTEERS

Redding Christian Fellowship is hosting Samaritan’s Purse in an effort to help those affected by the Carr Fire. They have set-up a volunteer center at the church and have orientation twice daily for volunteers going out that day.

Each team is led by a core leader out at the site and they make sure the volunteers are safe. The homeowner is there to point out where items might be found.

At the end of the day, chaplains come to talk and pray with the home owners.
They present them with a Billy Graham Bible.

Please continue to pray for the families and volunteers.

STUDENT IN OAXACA

Our students in Oaxaca have returned to school and
our elementary students in Baja will return on Monday, August 27th.
 Please pray for the teachers and students.

Many have difficulties in learning and there are several children who’ve never been to school. House parents have a challenging job. They have to have the capacity
to love children who are not their own. Many of whom have deep
emotional scars from abandonment or rejection.

ENRIQUE PEREZ

Enrique, Prison Ministry in Oaxaca, is requesting prayer for a quick recovery from prostate surgery and help with prison outreach during his absence.

SAM PARSONS

Sam, our roving troubadour,
will be ministering Friday, September 7th at 6pm.
Lutheran Church of the Cross 24231
El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Cost is $7/per person.
Please make reservations by
calling Linda in our US office (949) 492-2200.

August 17, 2018

FAMILY CAMP

This summer, the Baja Mission had a family Bible camp.
They paid to rent a facility not far from the Mission. Keith and Maya Durkin were the main speakers. Everyone was divided
into four teams and every day they had games and competitions
to determine who would be the winning team.

On Friday, everyone from the mission, including staff and visitors,
went out for devotions and to spend the day swimming. 
It was a wonderful time!
 

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SCHOOL CHILDREN AT THE BAJA MISSION

This year we have received an abundance of school supplies
at the Baja Mission. In fact, Cheryl Trevor, our school administrator,
said there may be enough for two years. 

Thank you so much for your contributions.

THE ORIGINAL TILES BEING SET INTO THE CEMET ON THE SIDEWALK

There’s a sidewalk that leads from the Baja Mission to the church
with tiles inset that give the chronological order of events
from creation to the second coming of Jesus.

Over time they have become worn down with age and constant sweeping. Bob Lloyd made these wonderful tiles,
and is now searching for a material which will be more durable. 

Please pray that he will find one.

DENNY AND ANDREA (ANDIE) PEREAU LOMBARD

Andie continues to need prayer following knee replacement surgery.
Her leg remains very swollen and she is in pain.

Please pray.

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JUDY GAMA STRAUSSER AND JAMES STRAUSSER

Our precious sister and friend, Judy, is in need of prayer.
Judy founded WINGS, our only auxiliary group in Redding, CA.
The Straussers had to be evacuated because of the Carr fires.
They are now living in the fifth place since evacuation.
They have been working hard in their house so they can move back in.

Judy is in very fragile health. Please pray.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Laura, administrator in Oaxaca,
will be leaving on a much needed vacation in Colorado.

Praise God,  Laura’s permanent resident visa came through.
That is an answer to prayer.

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IAN AND ELAINE CROFT

Ian
 and Elaine returned to the Oaxaca Mission last week.
They will be working on plans for construction of the much needed staff housing.

THE MEETING PLACE

MINISTRY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Our TJ students recently went on their first missionary trip to Huajuapan (Wah-ha-pan), Oaxaca. Please see prayer and praise letter on August 3.

The group worked very hard improving the meeting place by cleaning and building shelves for educational material, etc. Glenda in Huajuapan opened another Bible study group with a family in great need.

Please pray, the Gospel is going to those in desperate need.

RICARDO AND ANDREA BOLANOS

Our TJ Housemother, Andrea, is being treated for strep throat
and has developed an allergy to the antibiotic she is taking.

Please pray for a miraculous healing for Andrea.

August 10, 2018

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ALEXIS

Mario
 reports that last Friday Alexis was released from the hospital. Praise God, there was no amputation. Alexis went home to his aunt’s house in Camalu. His aunt lives in a much more sanitary place.


Thank you also for those who made generous donations.

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DENNY AND ANDREA LOMBARD

She writes: “I want to thank all of you precious prayer warriors
that have been praying for me with this knee replacement surgery.
It has been a very painful surgery and having complications
has made it more difficult. But with our God there is nothing too difficult.
I appreciate your love and your faithfulness and your
continued prayers. There is a prolonged recovery time.  

 With heartfelt thanks and gratitude"
 - Andie Lombard

GENESIS AND GLEN
 

From Glen Almeraz, Pastor of the Zapata Church:  “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for those who sent money for my medical treatment and for transportation costs to Ensenada and Tijuana.” 

Glen’s daughter Genesis writes: “Glen is deeply grateful for your gifts.
I am now a resident of a hospital in Ensenada doing my internship for the medical profession. I am learning from patients not only about medicine but also about life.
I hope to be able to communicate regularly about my experiences.
You are an answer to my family’s prayers.
” 

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BIBLE INSTITUTE STUDENTS IN ROUTE TO OAXACA AND CHIAPAS
(SORRY ALL ARE NOT IN THE PICTURE)


We received a glorious report from the staff and students of the Bible Institute.

" This year there were 15 students and 5 staff members that traveled, not only to Oaxaca, but also to Chiapas. They went to serve, teach, preach, and advance the kingdom of God in Mexico. The students arrived in Mexico City in the middle of the night, 
and a church group welcomed them and prepared breakfast.
That morning they sang praises to the Lord and were sent off with prayer. 

After a long trip, they arrived in Huatulco. They went to five small communities, where there was evangelism and discipleship. The heat was unbearable.
The staff and students ministered in a general hospital.
They brought a message of hope, shared the Gospel, and prayed for many.

Onto Chiapas; this state is known for persecution of Christians. The pastors received them with gratitude.  We gave them encouragement, shared their burdens, distributed materials and provided them with Bibles.
At the end of our journey, tears rolled down their cheeks.
The staff and students served the Lord and were a great blessing.
” 

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PEREAU'S HOME IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD

For many years, our FFHM office was in the back bedroom of our home while the garage was used as a warehouse in North Hollywood, CA. Olive and Larry Kieler and group from Camp Luther, Mission, B.C., stopped by for a dip in the Pereau’s swimming pool
and for spaghetti dinner. They shared their adventures and miracles along the way from Canada. The group went to Osborne Neighborhood Church
for a sleep over and then on to the Baja Mission.

VOLUNTEERS

After recently spending a week at the Baja Mission, the group from Camp Luther had dinner at Agustin’s in San Juan Capistrano, CA, hosted by anonymous donors. 


His Ministry is dependent on volunteers like this work group.

MARLO ANDALUZ

Marlo was part of that group. He reminisced about times gone by. He has served at both Oaxaca and Baja and is now on his way to seminary.

Please pray for Marlo.

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SAM PARSONS WITH HIS CHEMO NURSE, JADE

Sam writes: “I have no bad news, just good news. My chemo treatments are going O.K., although truthfully chemo is the pits. The nausea and fatigue are real but so is the presence of God. I have felt God near me like at no other time!” 

LUDE RODRIGUEZ  AND LULA HERNANDEZ IN CANADA

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(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) REVEREND JOHN LUCAS, LULA,
LUDE AND DORIS LUCAS


Reverend John and Doris Lucas hosted these lovely
young women from the Baja Mission.

How blessed we are to have John and Doris as our forever friends

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TITO WITH SOME OF HIS MUSIC STUDENTS

In a few months, Tito Quiroz will be opening another
Benning Academy of Music at the Baja Mission.

To read more about it, click here.

August 3, 2018

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REDDING, CA FIRES

Redding Christian Fellowship, a church with a passion for missions has been supporting us since 1975.  Out of Redding, Judy Gama Strausser founded the organization WINGS, Women in God’s Service (FFHM’s only auxiliary). This great missionary church hosts an annual Mission Fest and FFHM has been invited
to participate for many years.

Samaritan’s Purse will use Redding Christian Fellowship as their base during the response to the current fires. Several families that we love have faced evacuation due to the fire, including the Gama Straussers.

Please specifically pray for our fire fighters protection.

Could this be climate change or God’s judgement?
In either case, our nation needs repentance and return to God.
 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 2:14. 

 

MEDICAL OUTREACH

DR. LANCE HALUKA

Thank you so much Cheryl Trevor, for hosting the Heaven in Sight team of doctors and medical staff.  Cheryl took the time out of her busy schedule to coordinate this week. It is a ton of work but she does it with a smile on her face.
Her organization and skill make the week what it is, even while being the principal of our Christian school. She is an inspiration to all.

The staff was blessed to have this team. There were so many who made this a success. All who came through our doors were shown the love of Jesus. Thank you to our FFHM staff at the Baja Mission who helped to translate, cook, clean, pray, teach and just be present with people. The doctors said “we couldn’t have done this without you all”.

After sala (morning devotions), the team met together in the medical center and sang Holy Ground before seeing their patients. Each doctor had their own set of skills to be used for the glory of God. 

Dr. Summers provided dental care. Patients were nervous and scared, but the translators helped with the language barrier. He removed teeth that were too abscessed to be saved and filled the teeth that had cavities. Some patients needed general anesthesia. Through every drilling, extraction and cleaning Dr. Summers exuded the love of Jesus.

Dr. Lance Haluka, optometrist, who has been with us for many years, was able to see 60 plus patients every day for four days. Dr. Lance never takes credit for sight people receive. He points people to Jesus.

Please pray these precious ones will heal quickly without complications.
 

PAUL HATLEY

Paul Hatley, our faithful friend, reports over 1,200 copies of the Little Lost Pup have been distributed in prisons. The chaplain said there will be a copy in the library.

If you haven’t read this touching story, “It’s a must read,”
reports Dr. George WoodLinda Strom, Cofounder of Discipleship Unlmited
and Terry Meeuwsen, Co-Host of the 700 Club. 

PASTOR MIKE BAYER

Pastor Mike
 is recovering from hip replacement surgery yesterday. 

Please pray for complete healing.

The Village Church is a faithful supporter.

KRISTI

Kristi Garcia here in our San Clemente office,
underwent surgery this week, for a herniated disc in her neck.

Please keep her in prayer.

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ANDREA PEREAU LOMBARD

Our daughter, Andie, has had complications resulting from her knee surgery.
Please pray for her.

She has had blood clots and her leg is badly swollen.

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TJ STUDENTS

Our first ever! The students at the TJ House went on a missionary trip to Oaxaca. Andrea Bolanos’ home church in Seattle paid for the plane tickets. The rest of the funds were raised by the students working.

Franco Vazquez writes, “I am 18 and grew up at the children’s home. Through this trip to Oaxaca I became a ‘giver’. In the city of Huajuapan we helped a missionary family fix up and paint their school. They were joyful even though they had little.” 

Maria Vazquez writes, “Through this trip I experienced the grace, love, forgiveness and mercy of God.

  • He will surprise you with more than you can imagine.
  • Surrender everything to God for you will be tested and challenged.
  • In all things, give thanks, for God is gracious and kind…

Thank you for making this trip possible.

My name is Obed Soto. I am so thankful and blessed to have been part of the missionary trip to Oaxaca. We visited missionaries in Huajuapan. At the prison our team shared testimonies and learned of the stories of the women in prison. We were able to give them hope in their situation.”

We will share more letters from our students in Tijuana next week.