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.

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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.

Congratulations Graduates

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Every year, the Bible Institute graduation in Baja is special, as we watch these men and women take the next step in dedicating their lives to ministry and serving God. 

This year I was especially touched by the graduation because two of the graduates had been a part of Rancho de Cristo, our men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation. 

I was deeply touched to think about the amazing grace of Jesus at work in their lives and how much they had overcome to arrive at this event. 

God is faithful and He still is in the business of doing miracles and transforming lives.

By Janelle Keller, Executive Director

Would you like to partner with us in renovating the Bible Institute? Click here for more information.

Answering the Call

My first exposure to Foundation for His Ministry was a week long visit in March 2017. Like many others, I was changed by my afternoons in outreach, serving the children and staff, but most of all by the overt presence of God in this place.    

On the flight home to Chicago, I read “Charla’s Children” and was even more eager to recount my experience to family and friends. I was in awe of how one woman’s vision was the catalyst to sharing God’s love and grace with the people of Mexico. With each conversation, God kept growing my heart for the ministry to the point He finally said, “Don’t wait for a next time. Go now.”   

Instead of watering the seed He planted, I did my best to strangle it with weeds. “God, You know I own my own business serving Parkinsons patients. I own a house, I love my church, my friends, my Bible Study group and teaching exercise classes. Furthermore, I don’t speak Spanish and I don’t  like Mexican food.” 

And God said, “But what about THEM?” The question knocked the wind out of me.

God was asking me to choose between good and good; serving the Parkinson’s community or serving in Mexico. It was a sunrise service on Easter morning when the answer became clear. God used one lone guitar and the voice of an angel to call me again..... 

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters. Wherever You would call me....” 

He’s right. God always is. I have now been serving at the Baja Mission for seven months with an end date yet to be determined. My “skill set” is far greater than I ever imagined. I have a servant’s heart, being raised in a loving family who modeled grace and forgiveness. I recognize the gift of an education as a means for changing a future and surrender each day to an almighty God; these are among my “skills” for serving. God does not always call the equipped but He does equip the called.   

I invite you to listen. Is He calling you? If so, prayerfully consider your response. I look forward to serving with you. 

By Susan Eichensehr, Baja Mission

Missionary Spotlight: Teresa Rodriguez

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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 Teresa Tello Rodriguez. I was born in the community of Yucuyi, which is part of San Sebastian Tecomaxtlahuaca, in the Mixteca region. Currently, I live in Juxtlahuaca with my family (grandmother, mother and my brother and sister).

We heard the good news of Jesus through a missionary, Maria Villa Pablo, who not only presented us with the Gospel, but also guided us in the first steps of the faith. 

Some time after, I felt that God was calling me to serve him and doors were opened for me to study in the Bible Institute in Baja. When I finished the Institute, I returned to my town to be a light to my own people.

RIO DE HIELO:

Cafeteria for children: Every weekend we have about 30 children attend. We share with them a Bible class, we serve them food and we spend time playing with them. My greatest wish is that the children know the truth, and the truth is Jesus. I desire for God to use them to share with their families.

Embroidery workshop: Around 40 women attend an embroidery workshop every Saturday. While they embroider, we put on music that has a salvation message. They are also able to hear Bible advice about the family and at the end we have a small Bible reflection. We hand out cookies and juice.

We want to start this workshop in other towns where God will open doors, above all else, in communities that do not have the Gospel yet.

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SAN MARTIN DURAZNOS AND YUCUNDIVI:

Even though this year we were told we are no longer allowed to continue the work with the children of San Martin Duraznos, we continue visiting house by house the sisters there, primarily Sister Francisca who is completely blind. We take groceries, clothes and medicine according to her needs.

God has given me the opportunity to disciple the sisters of the faith. The purpose is to encourage them to continue to be faithful in the Lord. Every Sunday the brothers and sisters from these two communities travel to Juxtlahuaca to congregate in our church. 

JUXTLAHUACA/ABUNDANT GRACE CHRISTIAN CENTER

I work with the church in the following areas:

Directing the brothers and sisters in the cleaning: Together we work to keep the church buildings clean.

Child evangelism: Once a week a group of children attend Bible and value classes. 

The focus of this group is totally evangelistic. All of the children that come are from non-Christian families. We pray that the families of these children come to repentance. 

Ministry of movies: Every Friday we show a movie with a salvation message. At the end of the movie we do a reflection about the theme covered in the movie and above all else what God has to say in His word about the theme. The purpose of this is for more people to know Christ. 

Children’s teacher: Once a month I have the privilege of giving Bible classes in Sunday School. This is something I really enjoy because it is a way to connect with the children of our church. 

I am so grateful to all of you for your financial and prayer support because I sincerely have been blessed by God through all of you. God has given me the opportunity to take the Gospel of God to people with a great need for Christ. This includes people who are grateful for the opportunity to hear the message and children who have shown hunger to know more about the Lord. 

Brothers and sisters, thank you so much. God will reward you for what you have done. As it says in Revelation 22:12, “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” 

By Teresa Rodriguez, Oaxaca Mission

July 27, 2018

DR. MARK EANES (LEFT) AND DR. LANCE HALUKA (RIGHT)

Praise God, Dr. Mark EanesDr. Lance Haluka and the
Heaven in Sight team ministered in our medical center this past week.

We thank you our God for sending these precious servants from Georgia. 

They have been serving for many years.
Every patient is prayed for and many receive Jesus as their Savior.

LINDA RAY

Recently, our administrative assistant, Linda, lost her beloved stepmother to cancer.
Linda will be out of the office for a few days.
The family and especially Linda’s father are grieving.

Please pray for the comfort of those who mourn.

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CHERYL WITH HER DAUGHTERS

We are so blessed to have Cheryl Trevor, principal of the school at the Mission in Vicente Guerrero. As you know, she’s amazingly creative. Cheryl orchestrated our Night in Bethlehem for many years.

Several of our children’s school activities are pictured below:

THE WINNERS

In honor of the Olympics, teams did long jump,
obstacle courses and running races.

Winners received medals.

BUTTERFLY METAMORPHOSIS

The children watched caterpillars turn into butterflies.

They learned “little by little God changes us into something beautiful.
We become more like Him. This was a lesson ingrained in our minds!

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STUDENTS ON THE VOLCANO

In May, a volcano erupted in Hawaii. Our students grabbed this opportunity
to learn about volcanoes. They traveled to San Quintin
and climbed a dormant volcano, about 20 miles south of the Baja Mission.
Children who are now bilingual will be separated out and taught in English.

Praise God for Cheryl, her team and the opportunities
given our children for a Christian education.

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ANDREA PEREAU LOMBARD

Our daughter, Andie, continues to need prayer.

She recently had knee surgery and there have been complications. 

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RUTH AND PETER

Ruth and Peter Mbugua, outside whose home the water tank crashed.

THE FALLEN TANK

Since 1968, Trinity Fellowship in Kenya, Africa has been under the covering of Foundation for His Ministry. Only seldom do we include reports from Africa. Recently, 26 people on the compound of Trinity Fellowship went to watch the final World Cup soccer match. While they were there the reserve water tank came crashing down. If any of these visitors had been passing by they could have been killed. How we thank God for their deliverance.

Trinity Fellowship reports: “Ruth and I are truly grateful to God for saving us from total disaster last night. At around 10:30 pm, we: Ruth, Gitu, Ndogo and Brian, my nephew, heard the terrifying thunderous sound of heavy crashing, and thought a tree had come down near our house. Shortly after we heard the sound of rushing water and we understood what had happened. Our overhead tank, just 10 meters away and hoisted up to six meters high, had come tumbling down, bringing with it what I believe was less than the 8000 litres of water that it has the capacity to hold.
 
And there, we were shocked to see half of the tank thrown completely off across the footpath to our house and lodged in shattered debris outside the front porch of the adjacent house. The great news is, just two hours before, a total of 26 people,
mostly young adults, had criss-crossed that same path, coming in and going out as the soccer world cup final match was airing on our TV, and none of us was in the path of the rocket tank at the moment in shot down.
God delivered us all from calamity. It turns that the wooden pillars
hoisting the tank had gone rotten and could no longer hold up.”
 

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DR. EVERETT WILSON

Dr. Everett Wilson, who has taken on the project of writing the sequel to Charla’s Children, was recently hospitalized for a hiatal hernia. This may require surgery.

Please pray for Everett’s health and this ambitious project.

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DAVE POWERS

Correction please:
 Thankfully, Dave Powers does not have lung cancer.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Yosemite Valley and large sections of Yosemite National Park closed July 25, 2018 due to the Ferguson Fire.

The Pereau family did primitive camping in Yosemite Valley for 50 years. Throughout that time, many joined our family, including
the CordobasDr. Marco AnguloElizabeth Pedraza and others.

Please pray for the fire fighters and the preservation
of Yosemite National  Park.

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MARIO CORDOBA, JOEL VELASCO, TITO QUIROZ,
JANELLE KELLER, JILL ADAMS AND A FRIEND


Music makes a difference. We have prayerfully considered the restoration of our music program, which was started in the 90s. The old theater building, used for Night in Bethlehem and other special events, can now be filled with music.

Tito Quiroz is proposing a third music conservatory
to be at the Baja Mission, where it all started.

July 20, 2018

DAVE BOTZENHARDT

We have a praise report: After a biopsy the doctors said that Dave has stage 3 cancer (not stage 4) in one of his lungs. He’ll undergo chemo and then possibly surgery to remove some of the tumors.

Pray for strength and healing for Dave. 

IAN AND ELAINE CROFT

Ian and Elaine have served in Oaxaca for many years.
He is our builder and maintenance supervisor. She is our resident
decorator, artist, and minister to those who are incarcerated.

At present, Elaine is in Alberta undergoing cataract surgery.
She will also undergo other medical tests. 

Please pray for these faithful servants of Jesus Christ.

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CRAIG'S BOOK

I was a prisoner and you visited me,” Matthew 25: 36. Perhaps you are aware that our son, Craig Pereau, was incarcerated for many years. He came to a dynamic Christian faith while in prison. In Chino State prison he wrote a book, 
The Little Lost Pup, which has been used to bring many inmates and
others to Christ (available for a $12 donation to His Ministry).   

Our granddaughter, Christie Goodwin, in Virginia is now serving
as a barber in a men’s prison. Hopefully, she will be able to distribute
The Little Lost Pup, written by her uncle. 

Also, on the East Coast, Paul Hatley is distributing
The Little Lost Pup in prisons and in jail.

Please pray that their efforts will help transform lives.  

HANS BENNING

Perhaps it is needless to say, but there are many situations at Rancho de Cristo, our drug rehab center in Baja, where healing and deliverance are needed. We thank and praise God for Hans and his leadership team. Hans makes two trips of 350 miles each month, from their home in Van Nuys, CA. 

We certainly need to pray for safety on the road and stamina for Hans.

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COLLEEN ANDREA LOMBARD

Thank you for praying for our daughter, Andie. The knee surgery was successful.

Pray that she will have a full recovery.

TWO-YEAR-OLD WHO BURNED HER HAND PICKING UP A HOT COAL

Our nurses in Baja have done house calls for many in need of
medical aide from pressure sores/wound care, etc., but praise God, 
the medical and dental center has officially reopened!

A medical and dental team came from Wisconsin and brought supplies, hygiene kits and other donations. Over the course of five days they saw 350 patients.
Our X-ray room needs certification.  

There are many rules and regulations; please pray.

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ALEXIS

Please continue to pray for Alexis so the doctors can continue treatment on his leg.


Alexis’ father is unable to work during this hospitalization. His father thanks those who have provided financial support. We still need God to do a miracle. 

BAJA MISSION

Praise God for the many work groups that have come in June and July.

We thank God for each of them.

GRACIELA CORDOBA

Outreach supervisor, Graciela, writes: “We thank God for the hundreds of pounds of beans, rice and powdered milk that were given to the destitute."

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SARAH WITH HER SON

Frank Smith writes: Please pray for our daughter Sarah. She is awaiting surgery for her hips because tumors have formed over both of the replacements and infection is involved. Now she is exhibiting signs of Leukemia and must have a bone marrow biopsy before they can continue. Her doctor cried with her.

July 13, 2018

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CHARLA

My birthday is celebrated with fireworks. My father said they were celebrating my birth and from the second story of our home in Detroit, MI, we could see the fireworks from Eastwood Amusement Park. Years later, I found they were celebrating the birth of our great nation.   

On this 86th year, I was showered with cards and special birthday wishes. After a lovely breakfast with friends, I spent the day praying for each of you, old and new friends. I think it was the best birthday ever. There were cards or calls from each of our children. Early in the morning I was serenaded by Curtis’ children and great grandchildren. June and Jay Griffin, whose friendship has spanned generations, (our parents were good friends) sent their usual greeting. Richard Peterson has been my friend for 72 years. He calls every year and breaks up in tears. We weep together knowing our departure will be sooner than later. 

Thank you so very much for the shower of cards (and ecards).

BIBLE INSTITUTE STUDENTS AND CARLOS
Carlos (pictured on the extreme right, back row) will be leading the Bible Institute students who will make their annual trip throughout Mexico. The purpose of the trip is ministry; a practical application of what they’ve learned throughout the year. They will minister in cities in the remote regions of Oaxaca, and this year they will go to the southernmost state, Chiapas.

Pray for protection on the roads and for each member of the team, that many will come to Christ and signs and wonders will follow their ministry. 

NATHAN
Jill Adams’ son Nathan, age 7, is not a candidate for Hepatitis C treatment in Mexico or the U.S.  Nathan must be 12 years of age or older. But we believe nothing is impossible for our God! We believe in His miraculous power.

“Who forgives all our iniquities, who heals all our diseases.” Psalm 103:3. 

ESTEBAN AND YADIRA
 

Esteban and Yadira, missionaries in Oaxaca, write:

“Each time we think we have done what we should do, God challenges us towards a new goal. This month we have begun a new challenge and a dream that hasn’t only been in our hearts but in the hearts of many.”

The dream is that FFHM would have a missionary in each region of the state of Oaxaca. Cuenca del Paploapan has the greatest need for evangelism. It has been categorized by the government as the most violent region of Oaxaca. Christian programs are almost nil in this area.

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CUENCA DEL PAPLOAPAN

JANELLE KELLER AND BOB SUNDBERG


Janelle Keller will be meeting with Esteban and Yadira who oversee our outreach ministry in Oaxaca. They will prayerfully be involved in strategic planning. There are still 170 spoken languages according to Bob Sundberg, missiologist.

Our goal is to reach all regions of this very diversified state.

OAXACAN WOMEN CELEBRATING
IN THEIR TRADITIONAL FESTIVE ATTIRE

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DEANNA AND CONNARD

Connard and Deanna Hoffman write:

“Dear Ones At FFHM, We ask for the Awesome Overwhelming Presence of God to protect Modesto and Eugenia and their little ones with the Blood of Jesus; to totally heal Glenn Almarez, Dave Boizenhardt, Jill's son Nathan, and Alexis Juarez.

Congratulations to Arianna Lombard and our thanksgiving to all who prayed for her.
May God Bless all of you at FFHM with His peace, power, protection, and above all His Holy Presence. Love always and forever in Christ Jesus”

FOREST HOME FIRE (LEFT) AND CAMP (RIGHT)

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SUMMER CAMP IN BAJA

“Federal, State and County fire officials have deemed Forest Home safe for our guests to enjoy!” We praise our God that Forest Home, founded by Dr. Henrietta Mears, was spared and the camp is in session.

Summer camps all over the world are in session and Vacation Bible Schools
are being hosted by many churches. Because of your generosity,
our children will attend summer camps.

Let us join in prayer that our children and grandchildren
will have a life changing experience and there will be an outpouring
of the Holy Spirit at these camps.

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SOCCER CAMP

JUGAMOS SOCCER TEAM VOLUNTEERS

We recently hosted our annual soccer camp at the Baja Mission.
Debbie Haliday and a team from Southern California join the fun.

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BAJA MISSION OFFICE

Can you believe this? It wasn’t until 1991 that we had phone communication with the Baja Mission. Previously we had only short wave radio.

TAP (Technical Assistance Plan) installed our first telephone.
Huston and Jean Taylor eventually installed our system.

Those who may be trying to email the Baja Mission,
our internet is temporarily down.


This has become a vital part of our inner office communication.

ANDREA, ROSALINDA AND LAURA FELIX

Andrea, Rosalinda and Laura Félix recently arrived from Tijuana.

Pray that they will make a smooth transition into their new home and environment

July 6, 2018

ALEXIS

Dirk and Mary Kos, who were a vital part of establishing the Disabled Children’s Ministry, responded to the prayer request for Alexis as so many others did. The prayers were answered miraculously.

The boy’s leg was not amputated. Hallelujah!
 

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BAJA MISSION CHILDREN IN SALA (MORNING DEVOTION)

 

CHILDREN IN SALA RECEIVING AWARDS

Cheryl Trevor, Principal of school in Baja, had the children participate
during the Sala (morning devotions) to close out the school year. The children were given special awards for their accomplishments.

Thank you to all who sponsor our children in this safe, secure environment.

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MIKE AND JUDY BAYER

Pastor Mike Bayer and the Village Church, are faithful supporters of His Ministry and participate in doing the Canadian mailing. Pastor Mike will undergo hip surgery this month.

Please pray for Mike and Judy, his wife.

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SAM PARSONS

Sam Parsons, our dear friend and troubadour to many nursing homes,
has cancer of the pancreas, lungs and lymph nodes. Sam is presently
recording his next album and has started a book with a ghost writer.
Sam needs strength to do a Praise and Worship seminar.

He continues to pray Psalm 139,
knowing that God knows the number of his days.

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DAVE POWERS

We thank and praise our God that Dave Powers’ biopsy came back negative. He will have only a raspy voice for the time being.

Thank you for praying.

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EVERETT

Once again there will be no prayer group dinner at the
Lutheran Church of the Cross in July and August 2018.
We are making all effort to complete the sequel to Charla’s Children.

Please pray for Everett Wilson, who will
make a conscientious effort to do so.

A CHILD RECEIVING A WHEELCHAIR

MAN RECEIVING A WHEELCHAIR

Wheelchairs at the Baja Mission must be adapted with
special wheels because most are used in sandy terrain. We are
so blessed and delighted to give this gift of mobility to others.

Thank you to Joni Eareckson and others who make this a possibility.

FOUR OF THE FIVE KIDS:
ERIKA (9), JAVIER (3), ESPERANZA (6), AND LUIS (8) 


Last week, we received five kids in our home in Baja. The three older ones
and the baby are doing well and seem to be happy being in a place
where they have everything they need and there are nice people
taking care of them. The three year old boy has been very sad and cries constantly. He misses his home and there has been no way to comfort him.

Please pray for them.

Impact One Life - Become a Sponsor

Each of the children and teenagers entrusted into our care in Baja, Oaxaca and Tijuana are truly precious gifts of God. All the houseparents and staff do their best to care for them, nurture them and raise them into disciples of Jesus. But there is another group of people who play a vital role in their development and growth – their sponsors. 

Obviously, the financial investment of $30 a month is important as money is an essential part of raising children. But the most important part of sponsorship is the relational and spiritual investment made by the sponsors. These are children who have been abandoned by a parent and the fact that someone chooses them through sponsorship is an important part of their healing.

When I was serving in Oaxaca, I quickly realized that these sponsors that the children call “Tio” and “Tia” are truly family to the children. They had pictures of their sponsors carefully preserved in photo albums or hung on their wall next to their beds. They frequently asked for prayer for their sponsors. And at our annual graduation party the graduates would always mention their sponsors when they gave their speeches of gratitude. 

If you would like to play this significant role in the life of a child go to: www.ffhm.org/sponsorships or call Linda in the US office at (949) 492-2200.

By Janelle Keller, Executive Director
 

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Congratulations Marisol

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I was born October 11, 1995 in San Quintin, Baja California. When I was ten years old both of my parents got sick, and everything in my life changed. When I was 13 I went to live at the children’s home in Vicente Guerrero. Seven months later, my mother passed away and then a few months after that my dad passed away too. My only hope of a future was at the children’s home, so I stayed there.  
 
Over the last nine years, I have realized that my life has been extremely different from what a “normal” child’s life should be. In time I have come to love my time growing up in the children’s home. I have experienced blessing upon blessing.  
 
In arriving at the TJ House, the blessings have continued. I have studied marketing and will finish my academic studies in June. At the TJ House I have come to know people with great hearts and have made good friends. The TJ House is my favorite place. It is my place of peace and I feel safe when I am there. 


I will miss this home: the carne asada and volley ball on Saturdays, our obstacle courses in the yard, playing games and singing karaoke. I will miss going to church together and coming downstairs for pizza. I will miss each of the people I live with and this house, which is full of joy and fun.  

I am so thankful to Foundation for His Ministry for what they have provided in my life and the opportunities I have received through them.

Marisol Cervantes

Oaxaca, Land of Intrigue

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In a southern state of Mexico lies a rugged land full of diversity and contrast. It’s made up of over 157 spoken languages, cultures, and ethnic groups. Many of these groups still do not know Jesus Christ; many have no one to tell them. 

Bob Sundberg assessed the situation and gave thousands of hours to the task. He drove to the remote areas, and when he could no longer drive, he walked. Bob ate what he was served, often resulting in food poisoning. 

He came from Detroit, also the place I was born, and miraculously has survived three liver transplants. His courage and determination are legendary. He is my modern day hero. Our adopted son Charles Curtis, also came from Oaxaca. We have had the special privilege of working side by side with Bob.

I walked the mountain side and found a little home, where hollyhocks grew by the door. Hollyhocks grew in our backyard in Detroit. I admired the lovely blossoms and was invited into this humble home. I prayed for my precious new friends in a foreign land, in a foreign culture.

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Esteban and Yadira (pictured above) also ministered in Oaxaca where there were no known believers. They poured out their lives to establish a church in the remote village of Santa Maria. They now oversee our outreach.

Thank you for your prayers and faithful support of our
missionaries serving in Oaxaca.

By Charla Pereau, Founding Director