September 6, 2019

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STEVE MAHONEY

Our speaker this evening Friday, September 6 is Steve. He became a believer
in the Lord Jesus Christ when he was 20 years old and soon began
telling the stories from the Word of God to others. When he was 54,
he had a health scare which could have cost him his life. After three months of recovery, and out of appreciation for a spared life, he promised God
he would memorize and dramatize the Gospel of John. Now Steve
presents the Gospel of John to individuals and groups,
making Jesus’ amazing miracles and message come alive.
Steve tells the Gospel of John from memory and in a storytelling fashion.

Scholars suggest that close to ninety percent of people in Jesus' day
could not read or write, so this is an example of how people
of the first century may have heard the Gospel of John told.

Steve tries to maintain close to a ninety-five percent accuracy
with the version of the text he is using. That version, the "Logos 21 Version"
of the Gospel of John (found all around Orange County, CA.,
in evangelistic outreach) can be found online at: LivingWater.org.

Steve has been married to Diane for 41 years, has two grown,
married sons, and loves to tell the stories of Jesus. They both hail from Minneapolis, MN, and Diane, as Pastor Leland well knows, grew up in the very church (Trinity Lutheran of Minnehaha Falls, in Minneapolis) that he first interned for when he was going to Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

You won’t want to miss this dramatic presentation.

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BARRY AND DEBI WINEROTH

Barry has supported FFHM for over 25 years and has faithfully
brought many work groups. We were delighted to see Barry and Debi
at our 70th Wedding Anniversary celebration in July. Barry has a
continuing bout with cancer. Thank you for your prayers.

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THE VALLEY OF OAXACA

Catholic Priests and Protestant Pastors are being targeted for their opposition to trafficking illegal substances. The number of priests and pastors killed in Mexico since 2012 is 27. There has been an increase in violence in the area of Oaxaca by the Cartel of Oaxaca.
Please pray for these valiant crusaders.

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SAM PARSONS WITH HIS SINGING BUDDY

Sam went to the be with the Lord on Thursday, September 5.
Please pray for his family as they mourn his loss.

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VOLUNTEERS IN OAXACA

COOKOUT

Annie Schmidt from Oaxaca writes, “We were so blessed to have a group from Quincy, WA this last week. These guys were experienced construction workers and came to serve as needed...and we sure had jobs for them! They also hosted a hamburger and hotdog cookout one night for dinner!

HAPPY CHILDREN WITH THEIR KITES

Annie continues, “A group from a nearby church came on
Saturday afternoon to make and fly kites with our kids!
They had so much fun
!!” How good and pleasant it is for hermanos and hermanas (brothers and sisters) to dwell together in unity.

MINERVA TRUJILLO

On this your 30th anniversary of service to Foundation for His Ministry,
we congratulate you and thank you Minerva.

CHARLA AND JANE

Please continue to pray for Jane, Chuck
and Jan Braun’s daughter. She is battling cancer.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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STEVE MAHONEY

Our speaker for Friday, September 6 is Steve. He became a believer
in the Lord Jesus Christ when he was 20 years old and soon began
telling the stories from the Word of God to others. When he was 54,
he had a health scare which could have cost him his life. After three months of recovery, and out of appreciation for a spared life, he promised God he would memorize and dramatize the Gospel of John. Now Steve presents the Gospel of John to individuals and groups,
making Jesus’ amazing miracles and message come alive.
Steve tells the Gospel of John from memory and in a storytelling fashion.

Scholars suggest that close to ninety percent of people in Jesus' day
could not read or write, so this is an example of how people
of the first century may have heard the Gospel of John told.

Steve tries to maintain close to a ninety-five percent accuracy
with the version of the text he is using. That version, the "Logos 21 Version"
of the Gospel of John (found all around Orange County, CA.,
in evangelistic outreach) can be found online at: LivingWater.org.

Steve has been married to Diane for 41 years, has two grown,
married sons, and loves to tell the stories of Jesus. They both hail from Minneapolis, MN, and Diane, as Pastor Leland well knows, grew up in the very church (Trinity Lutheran of Minnehaha Falls, in Minneapolis) that he first interned for when he was going to Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

You won’t want to miss this dramatic presentation. Please call in your reservations by Wednesday, September 4 at noon to (949)492-2200.


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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN BAJA

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN OAXACA

Children are going back to school in Baja and Oaxaca.
Pray they excel spiritually and mentally.
Please pray for the teachers too.

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NEW STUDENTS

There are three more children enrolled in our Special Education Center.

ANITA, MARILYN HICKEY, MARY ANN JUDSON AND SUE NOVIA

Mary has been bringing these precious sisters in Christ for years. They are a blessing to the kitchen and staff. Have you scheduled a work group yet?

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CHARLA AND JANE

Jane, the daughter of Chuck and Jan Braun, is in urgent need of prayer. Diagnosis: cancer of the abdomen.
This young mother of three needs a miracle.

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CAROLYN LIBBY

Carolyn sustained a head injury and broke both wrists in a fall a month ago. Please continue to pray for her recovery.

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SAM PARSONS (CENTER)

Please pray for Sam, our roving troubadour ministering in nursing homes. He is battling lung and pancreatic cancer.

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RICHARD NORMAN

Please keep Richard who is battling cancer of the brain in prayer.
He is a faithful donor.

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DIRK AND MARY KOS

From Dirk and Mary:
We thank you so much for the message you have put in the weekly prayer letter. We so appreciate that. Indeed we are so thankful to God for the improvement Dirk may experience and we are so thankful for all the medical staff that surround him. Have a wonderful week and may God continue to bless you in all the work you are doing and in your personal life."

P.S. Don’t forget to make reservations!

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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STEVE MAHONEY

Our speaker for Friday, September 6 is Steve. He became a believer
in the Lord Jesus Christ when he was 20 years old and soon began
telling the stories from the Word of God to others. When he was 54,
he had a health scare which could have cost him his life. After three months of recovery, and out of appreciation for a spared life, he promised God
he would memorize and dramatize the Gospel of John. Now Steve
presents the Gospel of John to individuals and groups,
making Jesus’ amazing miracles and message come alive.
Steve tells the Gospel of John from memory and in a storytelling fashion.

Scholars suggest that close to ninety percent of people in Jesus' day
could not read or write, so this is an example of how people
of the first century may have heard the Gospel of John told.

Steve tries to maintain close to a ninety-five percent accuracy
with the version of the text he is using. That version, the "Logos 21 Version"
of the Gospel of John (found all around Orange County, CA.,
in evangelistic outreach) can be found online at: LivingWater.org.

Steve has been married to Diane for 41 years, has two grown,
married sons, and loves to tell the stories of Jesus. They both hail from Minneapolis, MN, and Diane, as Pastor Leland well knows, grew up in the very church (Trinity Lutheran of Minnehaha Falls, in Minneapolis) that he first interned for when he was going to Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

You won’t want to miss this dramatic presentation. Please call in your reservations by Wednesday, September 4 at noon to (949)492-2200.

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DIRK AND MARY KOS

As per Mary regarding Dirk: “We visited the doctor and the result
of the surgery was that indeed it was Medullary thyroid cancer.
The thyroid was removed, and we understand they also removed
all the lymph nodes in the neck. On the right side of the neck
they removed 67 lymph nodes and 11 had cancer in it. So far,
the result of the blood work is okay. The weakness and fatigue
are normal after such an extensive surgery. We have another
appointment with the surgeon on September 4. We are very
thankful to God and thank you so much for your prayers,
love and care. That means so much to us.”

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SOUP KITCHEN

Did you know that hundreds are being fed
in our soup kitchen at the Baja Mission?

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DESPENSAS

Did you know that we distribute hundreds of “despensas” food for
the hungry each month in Baja? Thank you to all who participate.

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CHILDREN BEING HOSTED AT A WATER PARK.
ALL THIS AND PIZZA TOO!

What manner of love is this? Can you imagine being hosted
by a group to a waterpark and given the gift of pizza when formerly
you were living in abject poverty? “In as much as you have
done it to the least of these, you have done it to me."

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OAXACA

Again, there is hope in the future for these little ones.
A rainbow, a symbol of hope in Oaxaca after a rain.

EVERETT AND LOIS WILSON

Everett and Lois: Several years ago, Everett taught in our Bible Institute
and Lois took copious notes of her husband’s teaching. She is now nearer
to heaven than on earth. Join us in prayer for this precious couple.

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VOLUNTEERS

Help needed! Volunteers needed for mailing of our
U.S. newsletter on Wednesday, August 28, 7am-11am.

Location: The rec room at 2355 Via Mariposa West,
Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Gate 5 off El Toro.

Please call us if you can come and serve at (949)492-2200.

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Children are back in school; several have severe learning disabilities
and must be brought up to grade level. Some students are very bright,
pray for our students who go back to school.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS, LAGUNA WOODS, CA

Save the date for our monthly Friday night dinner
on September 6th at 6pm.

It's not too early to RSVP by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200

More details to come.

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ELVIA CRUZ

Elvia from the Baja Mission, had a bike accident and hurt her ankle. She is well and we hope for a total recovery but we would like people to pray for her.

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MOISES AND ANGELICA DE JESUS

Moises and Angelica from the Baja Mission are being sent to live with some relatives. They have been with us for many years and they are a little bit worried about this change in their lives. We think DIF wants to send them to their family before this month ends. Please pray for them and their families.

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DIRK KOS

Please keep Dirk in your prayers for recovery. There were no complications from his surgery but he will be following up with a doctor in a few weeks.

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SOCCER CAMP

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PLAYING SOCCER

Debbie Haliday and members of the team hosted another soccer camp.
A good time was had by all. Praise God!

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OUTREACH IN THE MOUNTAINS

Maria Villa Pablo, Juxtlahuaca region of Oaxaca,
worked with children sanding, painting and decorating wooden boxes
so they could organize their books, shoes or clothes.

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ACTIVITIY

In the Lazaro Cardenas area the children had three activities: seeing the “Jesus” movie in Mixtec, painting garbage buckets and planting trees.

TIM SUK

One of our favorite ministries, Teen Challenge, has a director, Tim,
who needs prayer. He has had a massive stroke. Please pray.

CAROLYN LIBBY

Carolyn who worked in our office as a volunteer for many years,
recently fell and broke both her wrists and sustained a head injury.
Her daughter came from Bulgaria to assist Carolyn. She is a
school teacher there and returned home this past Wednesday.
Please remember Carolyn in your prayers.

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RIKER

Dana Pereau’s little grandson Riker still needs prayer.

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DANA PEREAU

Dana, Charla and Chuck’s son, has been diagnosed
with nephropathy complicated by carpal tunnel syndrome
and will require surgery on both hands.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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THANK YOU FOR PRAYING

Our nation grieves over the loss of loved ones.
Pray for these families in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.

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DIRK KOS

Please continue to pray for Dirk Kos. There are
complications following his surgery to remove his thyroid.

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LITTLE RIKER

In September Riker will be three. He's had many surgeries
and is now recovering. His next sugery is September 3rd.

HEROES OF THE FAITH FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
MODESTO, ESTEBAN, YADIRA, MARIA, TERE AND GLENDA


From Oaxaca: These missionaries serve the Lord in the mountain regions of Oaxaca in very primitive and often dangerous circumstances. Modesto is legally blind, yet he walks the remote mountains sharing the good news.

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VBS

Vacation Bible School in Oaxaca, welcome one and all.

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BAJA CAMP

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BAJA CAMP

From Baja: Thank you for sending a child to camp. Without a doubt a
camp experience is life changing. You have made a difference in a child’s life!

A FUN ADVENTURE IN BAJA

Minnie reports:Last week a group of visitors came to see the children.
They brought backpacks and school supplies and took the children
on rides in their funny vehicles
.” Our children are so blessed!

ANTHONY FORSTBAUER AND OLIVE KIELER

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church from Mission, British Columbia
hosted a fish taco dinner for all. Anthony and Olive pictured above
have made many visits to our Baja Mission.


PRAISE GOD

We received an anonymous gift of $5,000.
It was an answer to prayer. Summer giving is always low.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS

It’s Friday August 2. Have you made reservations for the prayer group dinner? Do so ASAP. Dynamic testimonies. See you there!

Lutheran Church of the Cross
24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA at 6pm.

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MATTIE HOLLIDAY

Welcome to our new elementary school teacher.
Mattie has answered the call to teach English at the Baja Mission.
Please pray for this delightful young woman.

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REYNA

Reyna came home from the hospital in Ensenada last Friday, to the Baja Mission. She is doing well. It is hard for these little ones to understand their pain. Please continue to pray she continues to heal quickly.

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OLIVE KIELER WITH GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS

Praise God for volunteers! Olive and her group from Canada
visited the Baja Mission this week. She and her groups have been
coming for almost 30 years. What a blessing these volunteers are.

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ANGELINA GARCIA

This is Angelina Garcia, the nurse that just resigned after 14 years
and will go to our Bible Institute in the fall. Pray for Angelina as she
enters a new phase of her life. You can sponsor a Bible Institute student.
For information contact Linda in our San Clemente office (949) 492-2200.

This month the Baja mission had seven dentists come as volunteers.
We had almost 300 people perform almost 500 services including:
fillings, extractions, cleanings and root canals.

We are in awe of our faithful volunteers.

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SAM PARSONS

Many are praying for Sam "troubadour" to the nursing homes in
Orange County. As you know, Sam is dealing with lung
and pancreatic cancer. Sam and his friend surprised us
by coming to celebrate the Pereau's 70th anniversary.

Again, thank you for your cards and greetings.
We are so blessed by both.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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CHUCK AND CHARLA'S WEDDING

Chuck and I celebrated our 70th Anniversary on Sunday, July 21st.
We committed our lives to Jesus at young ages
and met at church as teenagers.

On Saturday, July 20th we were treated to a surprise Anniversary party hosted by our son-in-law and daughter and our son Dana.

As William Borden, heir to the Borden empire and pioneer missionary
on his way to China said, “no reserve, no retreat and no regrets.
Through it all, we’ve learned to trust in Jesus.

Thank you so very much for your cards and best wishes.
We love you all dearly.

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RIKER

Our little great-grandson Riker, soon to be three years old, will undergo surgery, today, Friday July 26th. He has very limited vision and a birth mark which covers his face. Through surgical procedures, the birth mark has become less prominent, but he must remain inside his home in Whittier, CA.
He can’t have any sunlight. He is a delightful little fellow.

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REYNA

Reyna, 18 month old, encountered an injury and has a broken femur.
While preparing her for surgery she sustained a punctured lung
and is hospitalized in Ensenada, 110 miles north of the Baja Mission.
She is cared for by Sara Peterson and Jessica Brown.

Pray for this child who has special needs.

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SHIRLEY HARPER

Shirley has been transferred to a skilled nursing care facility.
Please pray for Shirley.
She was our administrative assistant and board secretary for years.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Praise God, Oaxaca Administrator, Laurais recovering well from her tonsillectomy and she’ll return to the Mission very soon.

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LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. We have chosen several people to give testimonies at the monthly prayer and praise dinner at the Lutheran Church of the Cross. It will be held Friday, August 2nd at 6PM.

Please call by Wednesday, July 31 before noon
for reservations at (949) 492-2200.

DON'T FORGET

A reminder, the mailing is July 31st at 7am. till we get finished.
It is held at the Pereau’s rec room, 2355 Via Mariposa West, Laguna Woods.For gate clearance, please call (949) 492-2200.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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KEITH AND MAYA DURKIN

Keith and Maya recently returned from a missionary trip to Morocco.
There were glorious reports of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ.
All over the world the spirit is moving.
All over the world as the prophets said it would be…

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DIRK KOS

Dirk writes, “I, Dirk have been diagnosed with a rare and fast growing cancer
in the thyroid. The surgeon wants to do the surgery as soon as possible
and we just received a call that it will take place on July 31 and possibly
will take 7 to 8 hours to complete. The thyroid will need to be taken out
as well as the surrounding areas that have connection with the thyroid.
You will understand that this news hit us very hard, but we know
also that our life and future is in Gods almighty hand
.”

Please pray for our precious servant Dirk,
who served at the Baja Mission for many years.

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JUDY AND RICHARD NORMAN

Richard is now home in Laguna Woods after having successful brain surgery, which will extend his life. Now Rich will have radiation therapy.
His wife Judy has early onset Alzheimer’s.

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JACK AND LOIS SCHOFIELD

Faithful volunteers Jack and Lois must sell their lovely home at Mt. Herman, CA. pray for it to sell quickly. Jack is undergoing successful cancer treatment. The Schofields’ are part of our Friday night prayer gathering.

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MARIA VILLA PABLO

Maria celebrated her birthday in June. She thanks the Lord
for 41 years of receiving His love, shelter and sustenance,
and 29 years of receiving his Word, faith and peace.

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THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

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OUR CHILDREN IN OAXACA

Congratulations are due. The children of our Oasis school in Oaxaca performed the play The Pilgrim’s Progress. They read the classic allegory over the course of two months and later prepared a play. It will long be remembered.

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MODESTO

A graduate from our Bible Institute needs your prayers.
Modesto, who has little to no vision, has had pain in one eye.
He had two consultations with different ophthalmologists,
and they have said nothing can be done. But God specializes in miracles!

Please pray for Modesto.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

We can see in the distance and close up, the many firework displays from our manor. I was showered with precious greeting cards from family and loved ones. How can I say thank you to one and all? Family and friends visited me. I spent the following day praying for you all. I am so blessed.

"Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!" Psalm 34:8


Thank you for praying! Sam’s presentation was absolutely phenomenal and anointed by the Holy Spirit. Sam has ceased all chemo and radiation treatments. The doctor said, "it was not doing any good.”
Please pray for him.

We have scheduled Sam for Friday, December. 6th
for the prayer group dinner and Christmas concert.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Laura, Oaxaca Mission administrator, is recovering from a tonsillectomy. Please pray for a speedy and miraculous recovery.
She had her surgery on Thursday, July 11th.

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PASTOR PEDRO CIRILO FRONT ROW, FAR RIGHT

Pastor Pedro was in a bad car accident a few days ago. He is a former Bible Institute student ministering in the mountains of Oaxaca. Pedro is in a hospital in Juxtlahuaca and his friends and family are asking for our prayers.

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CAROLYN LIBBY

Carolyn, pictured overlooking the Oaxaca Mission, had a serious fall. She had a concussion and broke both wrists. She has casts on both arms and is presently in a rehabilitation center. Please pray for a miraculous recovery.

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STUDENTS FROM THE BAJA MISSION
WHO WILL ATTEND CAMP AT SANTA MARTA

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RANCHO SANTA MARTA

Bill and Kay Lawrence served our mission from 1970 to 1978. Then they purchased Rancho Santa Marta, 50 miles north of the mission where they built a school for children who had learning disabilities. Each year they host a vocational camp to teach the children a trade.

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

Congratulations to our graduates from Elementary,
Junior High and High School who graduated this year.
The party was hosted at our beach house in Costa Brava.

EVA SCHIAFFINO QUICK

Eva was recently widowed. She served at the Baja Mission for many years as outreach supervisor, housemother, and faithful supporter.

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Weekly Prayer & Praise

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During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 on July 4th came when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence.

Charla was born on the Fourth of July in Detroit, Michigan.
Eastwood Park celebrated with a fireworks show which we watched from the roof of our home. I didn’t know that they were celebrating the Fourth of July until about age seven. My father told me they were celebrating my birthday!

Happy Fourth of July to you and yours.

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MONTHLY DINNER

We will celebrate the Fourth of July on the 5th.
A special surprise awaits, Sam Parsons will be ministering in concert
and a great time will be had by all. The dinner is at 6 PM at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods.

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JUDY AND RICHARD NORMAN

Richard is having surgery sometime this week.
The tentative diagnosis is that it’s a glioblastoma tumor in his right brain
lobe and may be cancerous. Recovery after surgery is about
two weeks, and then he will need chemo and radiation for six weeks.

Pray for healing and his wife, Judy.

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MABEL CARPENTER

Mabel is celebrating her 100th year. Mabel, a precious saint
will soon be going home. She walks through the valley
of the shadow of death and fears no evil, for the Lord is with her.

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MINISTRY TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Thank God in the past we have been able to distribute hundreds of wheelchairs and diapers to individuals with disabilities in the Baja mission. We are praying about passing this ministry onto another like ministry. “Grant us wisdom.”

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MINISTRY IN PERU

Mario, Graciela, Ludy, and Loula in a state wide evangelistic
crusade in Peru. Sixty thousand people attended the last night’s event.

Pray many will find their way to a local church
and the evangelistic movement will continue.

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SHIRLEY HARPER

After retiring from 27 years at the Veteran’s Administration, Shirley
served as my personal administrative assistant and secretary to the Board.
Later, she moved to Laguna Woods. She then served at the American Legion as secretary and leading the singing. Shirley now lives at Villa Valencia Retirement Home. Pray for Shirley. She has become a recluse.

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES

Celebrating the graduation of four students.
We thank God and you, our faithful donors, for making this a possibility.

Weekly Prayer and Praise

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SOUTH AMERICA

We have exciting news. Missionaries will be sent from our Mission in Baja to Peru, South America, Zimbabwe, Africa and Spain. The prayer group that founded the Mission often said, “to Mexico and beyond”. Who could have imagined the scope of His Ministry? Our world needs Jesus.

Experience History being made. 3,500 missionaries are being sent to Peru, South America to go to outreaches in stadiums across the nation. Mario, Graciela and a small team will participate in this evangelistic blitz.

TEAM GOING TO SPAIN

The team going to Spain will be leaving on the June 26th
and the trip will last two weeks. They will work with a children's camp.

TEAM GOING TO AFRICA

The team going to Africa leaves on July 6th and the trip will last three weeks. They will be installing a water irrigation system and going to a children's camp.

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BAJA MISSION

Six of our staff members will be leaving at the end of summer at the Baja Mission. Most of them are school teachers. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send missionary teachers for our children. Is God calling you?

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FORSEE FAMILY

Clayton and Mary Peterson were part of our original prayer group and board. They served for 30 years. They have now graduated to heaven. Brian Forsse is one of their grandchildren. This father of six children had a brain tumor and has been miraculously healed to the glory of God. Barbara Forsse, their daughter and mother of Brian, requested prayer for Brian a few months ago.

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RIKER

Please continue to pray for little Riker, the Pereau’s great grandchild.
He is having surgeries every three weeks.

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AMELIA

Update on Amelia, Dana Pereau and Antoinette’s grandchild
Late last year we learned that she was losing what little sight she has in her right eye due to a large cataract and deprivation Amblyopia. The lens must be replaced, but she also needs an iris to help filter light and improve vision. A unique surgery can remove and replace the useless lens at the same time as placing an iris where there never was one before; a rare procedure U.S. insurance companies have no billing code for yet.
Irises for this type of surgery are made in Germany,

Dr. Snyder of the Eye Institute of Cincinnati is the only surgeon in the U.S. who has ever performed this procedure and was responsible for its FDA approval. There was an opening in his schedule. Tom, Melissa and Amelia flew to Ohio in February, only to learn the bad news. Although Dr Snyder believed Amelia was a candidate and it could be successful, her insurance company in Washington said it absolutely could not be done; there was no billing code for it and specialists in WA denied it was possible. Funds would need to be sent to Germany immediately if they had any hope of Dr Snyder doing the dual procedure in the U.S. BUT GOD.

Tom and Melissa arranged for the wire transfer to Germany,
and they flew with Amelia for her surgery on June 27th.
Pray for a successful and speedy recovery.

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. There will be a number of moving testimonies at our Friday night monthly prayer group dinner.
Please let us know if you are coming. Email: linda@ffhm.org or
call her at (949)492-2200 by noon Wednesday.

It will be held on July 5th at 6pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross
at 24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA.

GLENDA

Glenda, the daughter of Said and Sarai had her left kidney removed but they were not able to do a transplant. After almost a month in the hospital she is back at the Mission recovering. On July 1st she will see the doctor again and in the near future may have her gallbladder removed.

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SAM PARSONS

Sam, who has a ministry to nursing homes
needs continual prayer for lung cancer.

June 21, 2019

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LLOYD OGILVIE: 1931 - 2019

The dash in the middle has been a life filled with the Glory of God. Lloyd Ogilvie served as Pastor at Hollywood Presbyterian Church from 1972-1995. This charismatic leader was nominated for an Angel Award in 1987 for 12 Steps to Living Without Fear, but amazingly Charla's Children won the coveted award.

Subsequently, I was asked to give a testimony at
the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. I was greatly honored.
Lloyd served as 61st Chaplain to the US Senate for eight years.
In 2006, with Ogilvie's support, Fuller Theological Seminary established
the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, offering resources
that empower preachers to seek justice and lead others to join
God's mission in the world.

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BAJA MISSION

English speaking school teachers are urgently needed at the Baja Mission.
Contact the US office at (949) 492-2200 immediately.
“Others have enlisted, why not you?”

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CHILDREN IN OAXACA

Two of the children in a Bible class in Llano Encino, Coicoyan felt the need to receive Christ at the end of the class. After they prayed, Maria Villa Pablo committed them to the Lord for His keeping power. None of their families are believers; they are the first in their families. Their names are Jose Luis and Gabriela. Pray that many will follow them.

ANGELINA GARCIA

Angelina will be missed in the Medical Center at the Baja Mission.
She will attend the Bible Institute in the fall.

Pray blessings over this new stage in her life.

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TWILA BELK

Twila, who is writing the sequel to Charla’s Children,
has encountered many obstacles. She is a caregiver for an invalid husband, has had medical issues, and because of the inclement weather
in the Midwest, her basement has been flooded, etc., etc., etc.

Please lift her up in prayer.

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UPDATE ON EVERETT AND LOIS WILSON

After a brief time in skilled nursing care, Lois has returned home
but full-time caregiving is needed. Pray for this precious couple.
Their daughter, Kristi Garcia, works here at the FFHM office.

SAM PARSONS

Continue to pray for Sam, our troubadour who sings and ministers in nursing homes throughout Orange County, CA as well as our monthly prayer group dinners, is now on oxygen 24/7. Diagnosis: lung cancer.

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Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to read
some extraordinary stories on Thursday. #TBT This is a “must”.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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OAXACA MISSION

Laura Rodriguez, administrator from Oaxaca writes,
We will be experiencing a lot of changes this summer,
with kids moving between houses and staff changing roles
.”

Please pray.

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COOKS IN OAXACA

Urgently needed: a house mom and a cook in Oaxaca.

ABBY MARTIN

You crown the year with Your bounty…” Psalm 65:11. Abby, Principal
from the Oasis School in Oaxaca read this verse and knew immediately
it was for the 2018-2019 school year. As anyone who has worked
on a garden or farm knows, abundant harvests do not sprout
only good intentions. It requires sweat and sometimes a few tears.

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MODESTO

Modesto is legally blind but travels in the remote mountains of Oaxaca. He teaches biblical studies on the doctrines of Christianity to new converts.  Modesto plays the guitar and leads worship in the churches.

Pray that God will keep him safe while he does the work
to which he has been called.

MARIA VILLA PABLO

Pray for Maria who ministers of the towns of Coicoyan de las Flores. She has classes for children and often mothers attend, but she has resistance. There are those of opposing faith that would like them to be run out of town.

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GOODS WAITING TO BE SHIPPED AT THE MEXICAN BORDER

Praise God, President Trump and the President of Mexico were able to negotiate a peaceful resolve to the immigration issue, so there will be no tariffs.

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LITTLE RIKER, GREAT GRANDCHILD OF CHUCK AND CHARLA PEREAU

 Pre-op photo for another surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Riker has had 20 surgeries on his eyes and face. He was born with port-wine stain.

RIKER

Post-op at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Little Riker wants to be
a fireman like his grandpa but requires surgeries every three weeks.

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In celebration of the U.S. Flag Day, June 14,  we honor America.

Weekly Prayer and Praise

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PASTOR REUBEN WILSON

You won’t want to miss Pastor Reuben and his
brother Noel, leading praise and worship.

The prayer group dinner is tonight June 7th at 6 PM
It’s not too late to make reservations
(although they were supposed to be made on Wednesday).
  Call Linda (949) 492-2200 

Lutheran Church of the Cross at 24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA.

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"LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME UNTO ME"

Hundreds of children are still being given milk and peanut butter
as a gift from you all. These children are presented with the
Gospel and stories from the Bible because you care.

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SWEET GLENDA

Glenda is in critical condition following the removal of a kidney.
Please pray for Glenda.

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EFREN, BRENDA AND CRISTIAN GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL

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DIRK AND MARY WHO FOUNDED
THE DISABLED CHILDREN'S LEARNING CENTER


Brenda, now 21, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy gave a very moving testimony on Monday morning in Sala (morning devotions). Cristian is now getting ready to get a degree in Theology online. The Kos’ made a trip from Alberta, Canada to be present for their high school graduation. Without Dirk and Mary’s work none of this could have been possible.

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A TRIBUTE TO HOUSE MOTHERS

These young women, Yuridia (only girls), Laura (only girls), Erika (young boys and girls) and Linda (only girls) were honored on Mother’s Day. “Grant that they may be given patience, wisdom and love “for the least of these.”

DAYCARE CENTER

The Crossroads Christian Church from Corona, CA visited the
daycare center. They hosted a special event for mothers and children
and provided hot dogs, chips and a drink. For many children it was the
first bounce house they had ever seen, and a good time was had by all.

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OUR CHILDREN IN BAJA

Second grade teacher, Ms. Penny recently visited the mission
and saw our new library. When she returned to Chicago,
she enlisted her students to help fill our shelves. Each of Penny’s students picked their favorite book, signed the inside and included a picture. Our children are expanding their worlds with each new book that arrives!

The smiles are a big thank you to
Mrs. Sandoz and Lincoln Elementary School!  

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ENRIQUE LOPEZ

Enrique, the supervisor of our prison ministry in Oaxaca,
was just diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his kidney.
Please pray for his complete healing.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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OUTREACH TEAM

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GRACIELA CORDOBA 

Praise God a team was sent south to Bahia- El Barril.
Pastor Mario and Graciela Cordoba led the team.
There were great opportunities for ministry, preaching and teaching.
Rejoice that many came to the Lord and professed Jesus as Savior

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ANTONIA AND CHAVA

Chava played his guitar and sang in the church Sunday night. I experienced a great reunion with this family who have served for generations.

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EVA, VICTOR AND EMILY REYES

Eva and Victor and their six year old daughter Emily serve as
house parents in Baja for young boys. They came from the State of Sonora
six months ago and had served with the Assemblies of God.
They now have a new ministry, loving these children
that have been entrusted to them for this time.

Please pray for wisdom and understanding.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AXEL

Ruben and Linda Perez were visitors to our Baja Mission,
they had a special birthday cake and celebration for one
of their sponsored children, Axel, 6 years old.

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JOEL, YOLANDA, JONATHAN AND ANTONIO VEGA

Can you imagine a house filled with teen age boys? This precious family have taken on that task. Joel and Yolanda with their two sons, Jonathan, 8 years old and Antonio, 4 years old. This couple also came from Sonora.

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SAM PARSONS

Our beloved troubadour Sam, who has a ministry throughout Orange County singing at retirement homes, praying for each individual, writes:
I am now on oxygen 24/7. The cancer in my lungs and pancreas
is spreading but I’m still trusting God!!!

 

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PASTOR GREG AND JAN RUSH

Update on Jan, Pastor Greg's wife: Jan underwent five hours of surgery last week. It went well. She then got a blood transfusion to prepare her for the next rounds of chemo. She looks great and is walking more.

Please pray.

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CHARLA WITH OUR GIRLS IN BAJA

Your old men shall dream dreams And on my menservants and on my maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.” Acts 2:17-18.

I had a very troubling dream of three little girls and somehow,
they were related to Pastor Keith and Maya Durkin. I shared the
troubling dream with the Durkins and long story made short,
the three little girls are now safe and secure living at the Baja Mission.

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NOEL WILSON                                         REUBEN WILSON 

Don’t forget to make your reservations for the prayer group dinner Friday night, June 7 at the Lutheran Church of the Cross at 6pm  Reuben will be speaking and Noel at the piano. You won’t want to miss this special occasion.

Call Linda (949) 492-2200 to make reservations.

PASTOR MIKE AND JUDY BAYER

Judy, Pastor Mike's wife, is recovering from gall bladder surgery.
Pray for these precious pastors.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

HONORING THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO'VE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY

CHUCK PEREAU AND PASTOR LEELAND LANTZ

Memorial Day
 is a day for all of us to reflect on the Veterans who sacrificed their lives to give us our freedom. Lutheran Church of the Cross hosted a luncheon for those who are 86 or over. There were many veterans among the group. Chuck sang The Star Spangled Banner with an unusual anointing. There was a holy hush. Pastor Lantz wept.

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ENEDINA                                                     ROCIO

VICKY                                                     VICTOR

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CARLA

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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES: NIEVES VASQUEZ (LEFT)
JOSE FRIDAY AGUILAR (RIGHT)


Children of Promise will be taking an admissions test on May 30 in Baja.
 Please pray they pass the exam to enter prep school.

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SMOKE PERMEATES THE AIR IN OAXACA

There are many forest fires in Mexico right now, especially Oaxaca,
Guerrero and Veracruz and the Oaxaca Mission has been surrounded by
hazy smoke for a week. Our wells are running very low also.
We’re approaching the rainy season in Oaxaca.
Please pray for much needed rain to help
combat these fires and to fill the wells.

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OUTREACH TEAM FROM BAJA,
MARIO AND GRACIELA (SECOND AND THIRD FROM THE RIGHT)


The outreach team in Baja traveled south to hold evangelistic crusades.
Pray for the community called Bahia de Los Angeles.

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GLENN ALMAREZ

Glenn just called to report; since his final treatment, he has been miraculously healed from Hepatitis C. He has a new lease on life and has been preaching the Gospel with a fresh anointing. He is on fire for the Lord!

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VOLUNTEERS FROM CANADA

Have you signed up yet for your youth or older volunteer group
to visit one of our  missions? It will change your life forever.

Amy Ballantyne writes, “My heart is full from having experienced a trip of a lifetime. We really don't know what we don't know. For many of us who are fortunate to live in Canada, it is hard to imagine and comprehend the need outside of our country.

It has been a dream of mine since high school to travel outside of Canada
to be of service, and I am so very grateful to have had the opportunity
to travel with the True Health Foundation to FFHM, an incredible organization with tremendous volunteers like Susan Eichensehr who share
their love every single day with the children at the mission.
My heart is full with the desire to continue to support this organization
.”

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LOIS WILSON

An update on Lois. The family is praying that she will be able
to return to her lovely home.She’s been in a skilled nursing facility
and the family will be employing a caregiver for her at home.

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           REUBEN WILSON                                NOEL WILSON

By the way, the Wilson Brothers will be ministering on Friday night June 7 at our Monthly Prayer Dinner. Please make reservations early. Call Linda at (949) 492-2200. Our precious cook Valerie needs a count. Thank you.

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NEWS FROM THE MEDICAL CENTER

Joy Williamson has spent the month visiting many home bound patients at the Baja mission. She prays for each one and gives them T. L. C. Hurry back Joy.

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NEWS FROM THE MEDICAL CENTER

Praise God there is new flooring in our Medical Center at the Baja Mission.
It incorporates our logo. Thank you, Jesus!

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NEWS FROM LAURA RODRIGUEZ

I continue to struggle with my tonsils. I made a side trip to see my doctor and was approved by her for surgery. That will be scheduled mid-July. Adults have longer recovery time for a tonsillectomy.

Please pray this surgery goes well
and for a quick and full recovery for Laura.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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SAM PARSONS

Continue to pray for Sam. He has resumed chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

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PASTOR NOEL AND CAROLYN WADSEN

Our dear friends the Hoffmans in Canada have sent us an urgent prayer request for Carolyn. “Sorry I’ve Not been feeling well the last couple days. Today’s a better day. Two more days of radiation. then chemo on the 16th.Trying to keep my eyes on Jesus and nothing else. Focusing, freedom healing and breakthrough. Thank you for helping me through this. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys because when I am weak you guys help me and you lift me up and pour your prayers and your love into me.”

LOIS AND EVERETT WILSON

An update on Lois and Everett Wilson. Lois took a turn for the worse.
Her family is looking into assisted living facilities. Pray for this precious family and decisions that must be made.

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PASTOR REUBEN WILSON

By popular demand, Pastor Wilson will be our speaker for the monthly prayer dinner on Friday, June 7th.
To know him is to love him.

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A MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

These godly women have the capacity to love children as if they
were their own. Please pray for these precious house mothers.

COME JOIN OUR TEACHERS IN BAJA

URGENT NEED: Baja Administrator, Jill Adams
 requests two

bilingual schoolteachers to serve at the Baja Mission.

PASTOR MARIO AND GRACIELA CORDOBA 

A new Mission Education program is being launched at
the Mission Church in Baja. Please pray.

Weekly Prayer & Praise

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Many across the nation participated in the National Day of Prayer. The theme was Love One Another. This is a moment in American history when the church must rise as one to cry to God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
If love is to begin to take place across America, it must begin with us:
Love One Another! Every day should be a National Day of Prayer.

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PASTOR MIKE BAYER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JANELLE KELLER

Thank you, Pastor Mike Bayer and Janelle Keller,
for ministering to those gathered at the Prayer Dinner this
past weekend, and leading us in song. A blessed time was had by all.

CHILDREN'S DAY

Children’s Day was celebrated in Mexico by these little ones, giving glory to God. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matt. 19:14

The church at the Baja Mission was filled to capacity
with little ones hearing the Gospel. Thank you, Jesus.

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SAMUEL

Answered Prayer: On March 30, Samuel came into the world at 10:46 PM.
It took a medical team 6 minutes to resuscitate him. Samuel’s prognosis was not good. They arranged for a team of specialists to come to Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario; It looked like Samuel might not survive.
The pastor and his wife were there praying for a miracle. (Samuel was also on our prayer and praise letter.) On this one- month anniversary since Samuel’s birth, he woke up at home, whimpering to be fed. What a miracle!

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BAJA TEEN BOYS

 Praise God our teen-age boys were able to attend Agua Viva
(Living Water) camp. Thank you for all who furnished camperships.
Another children’s camp will be held this summer.
Camperships are still needed for a life changing transformation.

GRACIELA CORDOBA

A prayer request from Graciela while she was on a Baja outreach in Sinaloa, Mexico.

The theme we spoke on with the women was inner healing and the value of a woman. Two women were healed from wounds of their past through forgiveness. The surprising thing is what human beings are capable of doing when they are far from God. The stories that I heard there I have only seen on television. The need for God is very great. We need to call out to God for the salvation of these people. They are living an empty life with much sadness and darkness. What an opportunity to present to the children a different life in Christ Jesus!

Abel, Salvador, Raul and Mario were sharing every night the word of love and salvation that God has for men. I had the opportunity to pray for a field worker in that place, a man drowning in alcohol. We pray that God makes a total change. There the people live in laminate houses that are extremely hot and of course the mosquitos were ready to eat our blood and leave us their poison. Our niece Eveling was not doing well because of these bites. She had a high fever and her feet were swollen. Mario took her to a doctor because of the seriousness of her physical state. We were happy to take the Good News to this place.”

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JUVENTINO

Carlos Quijada, Bible Institute Director, writes about one of his students, Juventino from Santiago Jocotepec Choapan.

 “I am writing about him because of his desire to know God better. He took a four day bus ride without a bathroom, without air conditioning, without a seat; just a blanket to lay down in the aisle so that he could rest a little. He traveled for more than 3,000 kilometers in these conditions. What made Juventino decide to come to the Bible Institute? It was the fact that when he came to know Jesus as his Savior, his desire was to know Him better.”

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Laura, administrator from Oaxaca writes, “My doctor thinks
I need a tonsillectomy, and referred me to a surgeon. The surgeon
seemed to think a tonsillectomy is the best option too, however
he did his due diligence in making sure I know how difficult and painful
this will be. But when I think of the alternative, this constant discomfort
and complications, I am hoping a few weeks of pain is temporary
and worth it. So, my appointment is scheduled for July 11th
.”

Please be in prayer for Laura’s surgery.

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LAURA JO HERENDEEN

Our beloved friend, Jo, missionary to Ensenada, Mexico needs prayer. Jo spent three days in intensive care with an acute kidney infection and has been transferred to a rehabilitation center. Please pray for Jo.

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RIKER

Riker, Chuck and Charla Pereau’s great grandson, 2 ½ years old,
will undergo another surgery on Friday, May 10 for his eyes.
This little one has suffered so much pain. Please pray. 

Weekly Prayer & Praise - May 2, 2019

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Thursday May 2nd is the National Day of Prayer. We are sending this Prayer and Praise letter to you today with the hope that you will have an opportunity to attend a participating church or synagogue.

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A GREAT CELEBRATION

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PASTOR MARSHA HARRIS

Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, CA celebrated its 90th anniversary
on Saturday, April 27th. Pastor Harris, a pastor/ evangelist,
is reaching out into the community to the lost and down trodden.
Pray for her, she’s making a difference!

RICHARD MCWHIRTER

Richard, a faithful donor to FFHM since 1967,
joined the gala celebration at Central Lutheran Church.
 
Old and new friends were gathered for this joyous celebration
including Dave Anderson, who founded Lutheran Youth Alive; hundreds,
if not thousands came to Christ through this movement. Dave now has an active ministry in Arizona, Shepherds Canyon Retreat. The ministry offers compassionate care for pastors, spouses and ministry leaders.

ROB AND CINDY ROBBINS
 
Rob and Cindy flew to San Diego, rented a van, came to San Clemente to pick up a load from the warehouse and transported it to the Baja mission. They took nearly all the packages down to the mission last Thursday, March 25th.
Praise God for volunteers. Will you be enlisted as a volunteer?
 

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GIRLS AT CAMP
 
Send a teen or child to a life changing experience by providing a campership. This is a group of girls that went to Agua Viva (Living Water)
Camp in Ensenada last week. The boys will be attending
this week for a life changing experience. Pray.

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SHIRLEY BURRIS

 Shirley had a ministry of helps. She was an evangelist. She volunteered
at the food bank and frequently came into our office to volunteer her services.
A memorial service was held at Osborne Neighborhood Church
Saturday, April 27th. Blessed be her memory.

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PASTOR TOBY RAY

Praise God, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Pastor’s
and missionaries conference last weekend in Baja. Pastor Roby 
gave prophetic words and prayed for many in attendance

PASTOR MIKE BAYER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JANELLE KELLER

Remember the prayer dinner is Saturday, May 4th, not Friday.
Pastor Mike Bayer will be speaking, and Janelle Keller
will lead the music. See you there! The dinner will be held at
the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA.
Please call for reservations at (949) 492-2200

May Newsletter - TJ House: Thriving Community of Students

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The TJ House is alive and active this spring! We see the hand of God working in each area of the TJ House: the hearts of our students, construction projects, and our graduated student community.

As our students navigate college life, we are so thankful to see them coming into their own, serving in their community and growing into incredible, followers of Christ. The Lord is refining the gifts and talents each of our students have as they peruse their academic careers and achieve their goals.

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Two of our students recently raced in a 6K in San Quintin with a handful of other students from the children’s home in Vicente Guerrero. Other students have been serving alongside Keith and Maya Durkin in the Red-light District of Tijuana called Zona Norte.

While more students are serving with our local church, Iglesia Ancla. We are so encouraged to see the student’s faith worked in good deeds throughout our city.

Our TJ House seems to be under a constant state of construction. After our big remodel we have continually had maintenance projects going on to

improve or beautify the grounds.

We are thankful to be in the midst of reroofing the entire house, and are grateful to those of you who continue to give, helping to keep us dry through the rainy season.

Finally, we are grateful for a growing TJ House community as students who have graduated in recent years continue to be a part of our lives. Recent graduates continue to visit us on a weekly basis, go to church with us and still come to the house for birthday parties and holidays. We are grateful to see the Lord continuing to work in their lives as they persue their professional careers, marry, and have babies.

This work God is doing is an extension of faithful givers and sponsors.

Andrea Bolaños
TJ Houseparent