LARRY AND OLIVE
Larry and Olive Kieler have been a part of His Ministry for decades. They live in Mission, B.C. and hosted a great 50th anniversary celebration in Canada for FFHM. Larry had open heart surgery in July and on Thursday of this week, he had hip replacement surgery.
Please pray for a total and swift recovery.
Dave Powers, faithful friend of His Ministry, had critical back surgery this week. Please pray for Dave and his beloved wife, Lois.
Esteban and Yadira, who oversee our outreach in the mountains of Oaxaca, traveled to San Juan Yaee in the Sierra Norte, about six hours from Oaxaca, Oaxaca. They met Pastor Glafira, a 75 year old woman, who despite her age, faithfully serves in this remote area. Her church was demolished in the recent earthquake.
We pray she will have the resources to rebuild.
There are only a few remaining groups of quilters. Teresa in Yucuyi, Oaxaca has a gathering of 15 to 20 women who meet weekly to embroider. We have often been blessed by the end product. The children come with their moms; this gives another opportunity to share the Word of God with adults and “His little ones.”
Maria Villa Pablo is teaching reading and writing in the Mixteco language. There are many illiterate in the area. The Bible is being used as a text book.
The supervisor of the Oaxaca prison ministry, Enrique Perez, finished the study of “Mending the Soul” and gave out diplomas to each participant. They followed up with a baptism for women in the prison. Praise the Lord!
Enrique continues his radio program to the Zapotecas in Mitla.
AN OLD PHOTO OF JACK DURKIN
On Saturday, January 6th, there was a celebration of Jack Durkin’s life at Lutheran Church of the Cross. Pastor Keith Durkin officiated his father’s memorial service and there were over 100 in attendance.
Thank you to those who attended.
Keith and Maya will be working with Haitian refugees in Tijuana and those on skid row. They will also be providing elementary and junior high education for children who have never attended school. Of course, their main thrust will be making Christ known.
We lovingl claim Keith and Maya Durkin as our own missionaries. Keith has served on and off at the Baja Mission and found his precious bride there.
Estela, one of our accountants at the Baja Mission, lost her father through tragic circumstances.
Please pray for Estela who must do our annual audit at this time.
Janelle Keller ministered with an anointing at our monthly dinner meeting. Pastor Leland and Marcia Lantz gave a pictorial presentation of their recent trip to Uganda.
Next month, Joe Johnson, a charismatic Lutheran pastor will share his journey.
You won’t want to miss.
NURSES JESSICA AND ANGELINA WITH A PATIENT
Jessica and Angelina provide home nursing care. Recently, they took a five-year-old boy to Mexicali for heart surgery. Sadly the child died during surgery.
Please pray for the family and our two nurses.
DOROTHY, BOB BOND AND CHARLA (TAKEN IN 2017)
Bob Bond, master builder, graduated to glory Friday, January 5th, Bob and Dorothy were married 69 years. Bob constructed two homes for our pastors and a beautiful home for a widow and her children. He remodeled the chapel and turned it into a school for our children. An old construction trailer was given to us, he converted it into a book store. Dorothy was a quilter, noted for her morning glory muffins.
Please pray for Bob's family as they mourn his loss.