Weekly Prayer & Praise February 8, 2019

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MARILYN AND DAVE BOTZENHARDT
 

Praise report, answered prayer!

Pastor Mike Bayer reports, “David’s doctor on Tuesday said he is now cancer free. He had cancer in his lungs. Dave has been taking a cancer-fighting drug for a few months now that has a lot of promise for certain cancer patients. We thank God for His inspiration to those doing medical research and the advances we’ve seen. Hundreds maybe thousands have been praying for Dave. Several besides Dave have had or have a cancer diagnosis. I saw in the Spirit people standing for prayer and the congregation coming around them to pray and felt God would heal some. But here’s the thing about prayer for healing: it’s not one person or one time (usually). It’s a combination or culmination of prayer over time by many people. There is often a moment when it all drops out of heaven and healing is manifested. Every person who has prayed for Dave is in on this blessing Everyone had a part in this. Was it the meds or the prayer? Medication can help, but ONLY GOD can heal.

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RIKER AFTER SURGERY

An update on precious Riker: Riker has had many surgeries on his face to remove birth marks, which covered his face. He has very limited vision in one eye and during the last surgery pressures were improved. But he was so upset over the surgeons probing they were unable to complete their work, so he will go back in a couple of weeks and go under general anesthesia for more work.

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JEAN DARNELL

Jean was a co-founder of His Ministry. There will be a celebration of Jean’s life and ministry held at Angelus Temple on March 15th at 11am. All are welcome. This picture appeared on the cover of a British magazine in January 1975. Jean was instrumental in the charismatic renewal in Great Britain, Scotland and Ireland.

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THE CATHEYS WITH OBUDILIA

Our Friday night prayer group has been meeting since 1963.
It was instrumental in founding the Baja Mission.
The effectual prayer of the righteous availeth much.
Mike and Donna Cathey shared their gripping testimonies January 25, 2019.

The Catheys have been coming to the Baja Mission
for many years and sponsor Obdulia,

You too are invited to our Friday night prayer group. The address is 2355 Via Mariposa West #3H, Laguna Woods, CA at 6:30 pm. If you come from outside of Laguna Woods, we need to call your name into the gate keeper. Chuck Braun, one of our long time board members will share his testimony this week.

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JOHN CULBERT WITH THE CHILDREN HE SPONSORS

John from Ireland made the long trip to come and see Dulce and Perla,
the girls he sponsors at the Baja mission! God is so good to our children.

You too can sponsor a child at one of our missions.
Call (949) 492-2200 and ask for Linda.

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DOMITILA (DOMI) AND PASTOR DAVID JOHNSON

Pastor David first met Domi at the Baja Mission Dorcas’ room (sewing room).
They were destined to marry. Pastor Dave and Domi recently visited the Baja Mission. Pastor Dave is in need of prayer. He has been ill and has had a series of diagnostic tests. Please pray for Dave.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Laura, administrator of the Oaxaca Mission, has had strep throat since
the middle of December. She has done various rounds of antibiotics
and nothing has worked. Please pray for her.

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REUBEN WILSON

Thank you all who came last Friday night to the prayer dinner. Noel Wilson led us in praise and worship. Our speaker was his brother, Reuben who gave us a message on prayer for family and loved ones. It was fitting that we prayed for each other.

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FFHM BOARD

Our Board meeting is Saturday, February 9th.
Please pray that we will be in one accord and make wise decisions for FFHM.

Weekly Prayer & Praise - February 1, 2019

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REVEREND REUBEN WILSON

It is not too late to attend the monthly prayer group dinner at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA. Reverend Wilson will be speaking and his brother Noel Wilson will lead the singing.

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CHERYL TREVOR

CHILDREN AT THE BEACH

Cheryl Trevor is the administrator of the Baja Mission school. She writes: "God brought some amazing staff from Canada and the U.S. as part of our school team of teachers. They upgraded our library and dozens of children are reading before we ring the morning bell. We received twenty new children between 8 and 12, some who had never been to school before. They create a challenge for us but it is wonderful to see answered prayer for each. It has taken a lot of effort but the smiles on their faces when they can read are priceless. Our favorite field trip was going to the beach to discover what lives inside the tide pools. The children built sand castles and did a scavenger hunt. They discovered a real octopus. That was a great moment.

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PAT DURKIN, SHIRLEY HARPER AND CHARLA

Shirley Harper celebrated her 89th birthday! Shirley was an administrative assistant to the board, served for eight years when our office was in North Hollywood and one year after the BIG move to San Clemente. She served as a volunteer!

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BOB AND ROCCIO SUNDBERG

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WE HAVE A STORY TO TELL THE NATIONS

Please pray for Bob Sundberg, our co-laborer in Christ. He will be traveling January 29th - February 7th to one of the groups of the unreached people of Oaxaca, the Chinantecos, Prisci and Cesiah are planting two churches in that region. They have problems with attacks and robberies in the nearby village.

Please pray for their protection.

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JILL ADAMS AND TIM SMITH

Jill and Tim will be married February 21st in San Diego in a small ceremony.
Pastor Keith Durkin will officiate at the wedding.

Congratulations and God’s blessing on this precious couple.

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JANICE FLINN AND HER BELOVED DOG, FIDORA

Janice sustained a serious fall this past week. She broke her hip and is hospitalized. Janice is like a daughter to the Pereaus and served FFHM as an administrative assistant and on the FFHM Board. She now serves at Saddleback Church.

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LUCY STAND

Lucy is recovering from surgery. Lucy has been a very faithful volunteer
to our Canadian mailing. Please pray for her.

REVEREND JEAN DARNELL

SCRIPTURE FROM JEAN'S MEMORIAL

A memorial service was held at Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA for Reverend Darnell, who founded our ministry in Mexico, FFHM. Jack Hayford and many notables participated. Jean traveled the world preaching the Gospel. Jean spent 25 years in England ministering in the Anglican Church and Hawaii at University of the Nations.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY









 

Weekly Prayer and Praise - January 25, 2019

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GLENDA MENDEZ

Last December, Said and Sarai Mendez received the results of a cat scan done on their daughter Glenda that showed she had a severely damaged left kidney and that the right kidney also had some damage. The doctors scheduled her for surgery this last Monday when they planned to remove the right kidney. But many were praying and after taking Glenda in they discovered that they didn’t need to remove either kidney. They only removed some membranes from one of the kidneys.

We are so grateful to have witnessed this healing miracle from God!

JILL ADAMS AND TIM SMITH

Jill has served for over 11 years with FFHM – first in various roles
at the Oaxaca Mission and then most recently as the Baja Mission Administrator. During those years she also adopted two children from Oaxaca. Many who knew Jill were praying that God would send a husband who would be a partner in ministry and also a father to her children.

Then last year God sent Tim, a kind, handsome and godly man
who desired to serve at the Baja Mission. Jill and Tim are now engaged
and will be married next month in a small ceremony
. We thank God for
His faithfulness and ask that He would bless this marriage.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JANELLE KELLER

Janelle will be taking a group of pastors from Bethel Church
in Washington to our missions in Oaxaca, Sinaloa, and Baja.

Please pray for travel mercies and that they will be
led by the Holy Spirit for future involvement in the ministry.

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REUBEN A. WILSON, JR

Join us on Friday, February 1st, for our prayer dinner. Reuben a recent transplant to Southern California will share about his 50+ years of pastoring in Oregon, Central California and Seattle with the Assemblies of God. His brother Noel will lead the worship. That is always a blessing.

In his spare time, Reuben loved to bring groups to Mexico and drove the bus himself! Rueben and his wife Laura, who passed away several years ago, raised a family of four children who minister in a variety of ways. His son Bill is an Executive Presbyter for the Assemblies of God, their daughter Mary has raised countless foster children, their daughter Kathy is a pastor’s wife in a Calvary Chapel church in Oregon, and their son Rick is a successful businessman.

Please invite your friends. Make reservations by Wednesday, January 30th by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200. Dinner is at 6pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24341 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA.

PASTOR MARIO, GRACIELA AND SANDRA CORDOBA IN THE CENTER

Pastor Mario, Graciela and Sandra Cordoba went to Bahia de Los Angeles last week to do some conferences about inner healing. Mario said that a number of married couples attended the conferences.

OAXACA MISSION

We are celebrating our presence in Oaxaca this weekend. Not only
for our outreach to the indigenous people there and ministry in the prisons,
but also, thanks to Peter Bianchini; for the construction of the beautiful
building that allows us to house, educate and care for children in need.

We thank God for His faithful provision.

PASTOR GLENN ALMERAZ

Glenn will have the last treatment this month for Hepatitis C.
We will then know whether the treatments have been successful.

Please pray for him.

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FOUNDING DIRECTOR, CHARLA PEREAU

In July 2017, I spoke at both Sunday School and the service at the Village Churchin Laguna Woods. During that service I suffered a heart attack and mild stroke and was hospitalized. Subsequently I had some memory loss, specifically names of people. Pastor Mike Bayer has invited me back this Sunday to speak at Sunday School at 9:30am The subject is Answers to Prayer.

Please pray for me.

Weekly Prayer and Praise - January 18, 2019

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Another wonderful presentation of the Night in Bethlehem performed by our own church, staff and children at the Baja mission, was shared with the community.
Please take a look and enjoy.

REVEREND JEAN DARNELL

Reverend Jean graduated to her heavenly reward last week. Jean was a student of Amy Simple McPherson and traveled around the world teaching and preaching the Gospel.
She also had a miraculous healing ministry.

I had the privilege of meeting Jean in 1961 when she was Pastor at Angelus Temple
and a leader in the charismatic movement that encircled the globe.
Elmer and Jean were missionaries to Central America and Australia.

Elmer established a Bible Institute in England and Jean ministered mainly in the Anglican Church there for 25 years. And then they were off to Hawaii and taught at YWAM’s international school with Loren Cunningham. Most recently Jean ministered
at the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, CA.

It was Jean Darnell who established Foundation for His Ministry.
We’ve known her to be a personal friend and advisor.
She was our speaker at the 50th Anniversary celebration in Laguna Woods.

HENRY AND BECKY BUNCH

Henry and Becky were part of our prayer group for years. Henry, a professor at Saddleback Community College, graduated to heaven unexpectedly. He was at the prayer group dinner last Friday night. His service will be held at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills Friday, January 18th at 2pm.

Please pray for the family, this was a shock!

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GRANT, THE PEREAU'S GRANDSON

Dr. Melissa Pereau, the Pereau’s granddaughter, writes: “Grant (her son)
is being evaluated for autism. His development remains incomplete.
Please pray for this special little fellow."

FOURTH GRADERS FROM GREENWOOD, ARKANSAS
WHO RAISED MONEY FOR OAXACA CHILDREN'S LIBRARY

Kathy Hale, a teacher from Westwood Elementary School in Greenwood, Arkansas writes: "The 4th graders wanted to raise money for new library books for the school at the children's home in Oaxaca. They held a coin drive which started after Thanksgiving break and continued for about three weeks. I am a fourth grade teacher there, and can proudly say the kids raised over $403! My husband Greg and I added to that to bring that total to $500."

LARRY KIELER IN HOSPITAL

Our dear friend Olive Kieler, Mission, British Columbia writes, "Larry is doing well. He is now doing physio therapy to get him more mobile so he can come home. Water retention is still a concern, please keep praying.

Larry and Olive have made countless trips to the Baja Mission.

MERCY

Paul Grasser, writes of his granddaughter Mercy, a 13 year old child with special needs: “It’s been over a week since we’ve been back home from treatments
and hospitalizations, and things are looking up! Mercy has been improving cognitively and we are feeling hopeful again. She is remembering memories again, she is dreaming and telling us her dreams. The most amazing part about
all of this news is the fact that her neurologist made it clear to us that
Mercy will not be able to gain back the cognitive abilities that she has lost!
But our God is greater! She is in the hands of The Great Physician!!!
We are witnessing a miracle! And all praise goes to Jesus.

GLENDA MENDEZ

Said and Sarai Mendez’s, (our missionaries at the Baja Mission) daughter Glenda, will undergo surgery for removal of a kidney on Monday, January 21st at 8am.

Please pray for a successful surgery.

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PASTOR GLENN ALMERAZ AND CHARLA

Glenn, pastor of one of our satellite churches, has had his
fourth treatment for Hepatitis C. He has one more treatment.

Pray for Glenn’s total restoration.

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REUBEN WILSON IS SECOND FROM THE RIGHT

Join us on Friday, February 1st, for our prayer dinner. Reuben A Wilson, Jr., a recent transplant to Southern California will share about his 50+ years of pastoring in Oregon, Central California and Seattle with the Assemblies of God.

In his spare time, Reuben loved to bring groups to Mexico and drove the bus himself! Rueben and his wife. Laura, who passed away several years ago, raised a family of four children who minister in a variety of ways. His son Bill is an Executive Presbyter for the Assemblies of God, their daughter Mary has raised countless foster children, their daughter Kathy is a pastor’s wife in a Calvary Chapel church in Oregon, and their son Rick is a successful businessman.

Please invite your friends. Make reservations by Wednesday, January 30th by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200. Dinner is at 6pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24341 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA.

UPDATE ON RIKER

Riker has another laser surgery this Friday and then an ophthalmology evaluation on the 29th for planned surgery in early February.

Please keep him in your prayers.

Weekly Prayer and Praise - January 11, 2019

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LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS

Last week, our phones were on vacation mode and not all reservations for our monthly prayer group dinner were received. I had the privilege of calling and speaking with many of you. We have taken the privilege of adding you to our Prayer and Praise weekly letter so you will be notified prior to the dinner. 

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MARILYNN AND DAVE YEADON AND ELLA WESTRA
WORKING ON THE PLANS FOR THE OAXACA MISSION.
WE WILL SOON CELEBRATE OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY.


MarilynnDave and Ella were in on the planning of the Oaxaca Mission. Marilynn is very close to her graduation into heaven. This picture was taken in 2000.

Please pray for the Yeadon family. The Yeadons served on our board for many years and often took work groups from Desert Hot Springs, CA to the Mission.

US MAILING VOLUNTEERS

CANADIAN MAILING VOLUNTEERS

Here ye! Here ye! The newsletter mailing will now be the last Wednesday of each month.
Y’all come.

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MARIA AT OUR RADIO STATION

Glory to God! From Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca our radio station is broadcasting again 24/7. The transmitter was down and it is now up and running.

The gospel is being preached into remote areas.

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) TWILA BELK, JANELLE KELLER AND CHARLA PEREAU

Twila, Janelle and Charla on a very quick trip to the Mission in Oaxaca and Baja, so Twila could get an overview of His Ministry. The book is now in process.

Please pray.

IDANIA AND ROUMELLE (6 MONTHS OLD)

Laura from Oaxaca writes, “We have a new house mother that just arrived, Idania. People can be praying for that transition, both for her and her young daughter, as they get to know our family here.

CORRINE EHRICK, CHARLA AND CHUCK PEREAU

Corrine, one of our most beloved administrators, served during
the 80’s and 90’s.She also served on the FFHM board following her
time as an administrator. She will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 1st.

We visited Corrine in a retirement home during the Christmas season.
What a blessing Corrine is; she sends kisses to all who know and love her.

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ORPHANED BOY RETURNS TO BLESS OTHERS

Perhaps you remember the Camarena family? Eight children were left orphaned in a fatal car accident and the children were interned at the Baja Mission.
Francisco was a mischievous little boy. He graduated from law school
and now works for a large store in town. He and his associates
hosted a Christmas party at our Special Education Center.

We thank God for all those who helped us celebrate Christmas.
We couldn’t do it without you.

Weekly Prayer and Praise - January 4, 2019

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JOE JOHNSON

Don’t forget the monthly prayer group dinner tonight, Friday, January 4th.
With all the busyness of the holidays you just may do so.

Joe will be speaking and he is the best! It is held at the
Lutheran Church of the Cross at 24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, at 6pm promptly.
Please call (949) 492-2200 for reservations.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Laura Rodriguez, Oaxaca Mission administrator writes, “We are thankful for the opportunity we had this year to briefly house the Operation Christmas Child gifts in our warehouse, so that local churches and ministries could have a place where they could come pick them up from. It was neat to be a part of that blessing and for so many new people to now have a connection to the home here.

RICARDO AND ANDREA BOLANOS AND THEIR 
TWO CHILDREN HAVE SPECIAL VISITORS FOR CHRISTMAS FROM OAXACA

Christmas was a total blessing at the TJ House. Ricardo and Andrea
were able to celebrate with six of the nine young men they cared for in the
children's home in Oaxaca! We love having more of the children from the home
in Oaxaca come to Tijuana to continue their education on a university level.

GEORGE AND LUCY STAND

George and Lucy are faithful supporters of His Ministry. Lucy works on the mailing of the Canadian newsletter. Lucy, a retired school teacher, is facing a very urgent and serious surgery. Please pray for her healing.

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SAM PARSONS

Please continue to pray for Sam. He is undergoing chemotherapy
but will be ministering Friday at Village Church in Laguna Woods.

Miracles happen. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
” Psalm 34:8.

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FRANK TICKNOR AND RAUL

THE ABANDONED BUILDING

SITTING AT THE TABLE IS PETER BIANCHINI WITH OUR FOREMAN
AND STANDING IS ELAINE AND IAN CROFT

CHUCK PEREAU HELPING DURING CONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION CREW

Laura Rodriguez also writes, “We are thankful for the opportunity to be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the mission here in Oaxaca at the end of this month. People can be praying as we prepare for this event of thanksgiving for all that God has done for us. And they can email me laura@ffhm.org, if they have any questions regarding the celebration or any old photos they would like to share with us."

Twenty-two years ago these two men, Frank Ticknor and Raul Garcia, went out in search of land or property to purchase for the new Oaxaca mission. An unlikely pair, Frank was a visionary and Raul knew his land, the culture, and the language. After 18 months of research the two men had found the site, an abandoned building with 18 acres on the Pan American Highway. Peter Bianchini designed the plans.
A foreman and Elaine and Ian Croft, supervised the project. A building crew from Glad Tidings in Yuba City remodeled the building on the site. It took years to build. Chuck Pereau was on hand to do the cement work.

BILL TENNY

Celebrating Christmas is often very difficult for those who have lost a loved one during that year. Bill, one of our oldest donors, celebrated Christmas in heaven.
But to those who mourn, there’s a vacant place at the table.

December 28, 2018

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THE CORDOBA FAMILY - GRACIELA IN THE BRIGHT RED SWEATER (BACK) AND MARIO IN THE BURGUNDY SHIRT AND BLACK JACKET (FRONT)

November 1988: Mario and his three little girls, one severely handicapped, made the long bus ride from Pachuco Hidalgo, Mexico, east of Mexico City.
The destination was a then remote place in the Baja peninsula. Mario was not a believer but he was predestined to be the administrator
of both the missions in Baja and Oaxaca. He now pastors the Mission Church. Mario, Graciela and family are now serving the Lord.  

The family chose to travel to El Barril, 12 hours south of the Baja Mission. There were about 100 people in this fishing community. Gifts were given to the children but the best gift of all was the Gospel and many received Him.

RICHARD "DICKIE" KEITH

The Pereaus’ took in Charla’s nephew at age 14. Dick had a heart breaking saga and was headed for juvenile hall. Dick writes, “Thank you Charla and Uncle Chuck; I can’t tell you how blessed I was when you took me into your family, you saved my life. Both of your influences molded my life, you were my parents and I love you.”

Dick, a retired police officer, has had many medical problems, surgeries and hospital stays in the last two years. He went from 175 lbs down to 138 lbs. Dick and his wife Margaret attend a little country church in Florida. Please pray.

Change can be very difficult. Laura Rodriguez,
Oaxaca Mission administrator, writes, “As we finish up this year and enter 2019, we have some children and staff transitioning out of the home.
Please pray for blessings in all these changes.” 

POSITIONS OPEN AT OAXACA MISSION:
1. Teenage Girls Housemother
2. Mechanic
3. Cleaning

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BONNIE HUNT

My favorite cousin, Bonnie, went through another surgical procedure to remove a very large gallstone. Thank you for praying.

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YADIRA AND ESTEBAN VALDEZ

Word of the Lord that encouraged us to continue sowing, knowing that He will produce fruit where His Word is sown,” challenged Yadira and Esteban.

JOE JOHNSON - HEART OF THE FATHER MINISTRIES

Don’t forget, make your reservations on January 2nd, for the
prayer group dinner on Friday, January 4th, 2019.
You won’t want to miss our Apostle of Joy, Joe Johnson.

Call the U.S. office at (949) 492-2200 for reservations. The event will be held atLutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA at 6pm.

December 21, 2018

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JOE JOHNSON
HEART OF THE FATHER MINISTRIES


A reminder: January 4, 2019 is our monthly prayer group dinner

Joe, our Apostle of joy, will be our guest speaker. Joe grew up in Canton, South Dakota, attended Concordia College, and received a Doctorate from Fuller Seminary. His dissertation was “Making Disciples Who Do Jesus’ Ministry.” He served 41 years as Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Long Beach, CA.

The dinner is promptly at 6pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross,
24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, CA. Please make reservations
by Wednesday, January 2nd. Call the FFHM office at (949) 492-2200.

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US MAILING VOLUNTEERS

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CANADIAN MAILING VOLUNTEERS

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one and all. Wednesday, December 28th the Canadian and U.S. mailing will be done all in one day. It will be held from 7am until we are finished.

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CHILDREN AT RANCHO DE CRISTO

Hundreds of children were hosted by Hans and Nancy Benning and men from Rancho de Cristo for their annual Christmas party. Traditional tamales were made by the men at the Rancho. Hundreds of little cars were made all year long by the men, and Nancy provided gifts, a little stuffed bear for the girls.

GIFTS FROM THE RANCHO

The little cars were made by the men at Rancho de Cristo.
Nancy Benning provided the darling little bears for each girl.

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MARILYNN YEADON

The Yeadons celebrated Christmas early with family.
Thank you for your prayers for Dave and Marilynn.
Marilynn’s days are numbered.

ANDREA AND RICARDO BOLANOS WITH YULISSA GUZMAN

Ricardo
 and Andrea, house parents at the Tijuana Student’s Home,
and Yulissa, a University graduate. Children of Promise.
Did you know that we provide education from preschool through to University?

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BRIAN FORSSE WITH HIS FAMILY

Please keep Brian in your prayers.
 This father of six starts chemotherapy and radiation next week and will be checked monthly.

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GLENN ALMAREZ AND CHARLA

Please continue to pray for Glenn
. He is in his
second month of treatment for Hepatitis C.
January 9th will be the start of his last month of treatment.

ANDREA PEREAU LOMARBD

Andrea
, Chuck and Charla’s daughter, has had multiple surgeries including for cancer of the kidney. Recently she underwent knee surgery and hasn’t fully recovered. Please pray for a miraculous healing for Andrea.

We thank our God for those who have faithfully served as fathers and mothers to “the least of these.” A special thank you to Laura Rodriguez, the administrator at our Oaxaca mission. Plans are being made to celebrate our 20th anniversary. It seems only yesterday we purchased the land from the Covenant Church.

PICTURED SECOND TO LEFT LAURA RODRIGUEZ IN BACK
AND THE STAFF AND MISSIONARIES IN OAXACA


Please keep them in your prayers
The staff in Oaxaca wish you a Merry Christmas!

December 14, 2018

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NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Our annual performance of Night in Bethlehem will be presented from
December 13th - 15th. Thousands will attend this presentation. We pray
that we will have good weather and many will come to a saving
knowledge of Jesus Christ through this real Christmas story.

Please pray for the anointing of God the Holy Spirit on this production.

OUR MEN AT RANCHO DE CRISTO

The men at Rancho de Cristo are hosting a Christmas party for children in poverty. The men have been busy all year making little wooden cars and other children will receive a stuffed animal. Tamales will be served to all, a Mexican tradition. We praise God for Hans and Nancy who are hosting this gala festivity in honor of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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VIRGINIA - ELLIE LUGO'S SISTER

Please keep Virginia and Ellie Lugo’s family in your prayers. Viriginia was having a lot of shoulder pain and went for a PET scan. It is highly suspicious for active myeloma in the spine, ribs and sternum. This would be a huge disappointment as the bone marrow transplant is supposed to offer at least two years of remission.
She was originally diagnosed with cancer.

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TWILA BELK

Twila and her daughter, Laney, accompanied Janelle and me on a
fast trip to the Baja and Oaxaca Missions two weeks ago. Seldom, if ever,
do things go perfectly. But this trip to the missions was almost perfect.

Twila and Laney, who speaks Spanish perfectly, interviewed each person
for the sequel. There were tears of joy and sorrow as the testimonies were shared. Maria Villa Pablo shared her account of suffering as a migrant field worker.
Yadira, a pastor’s daughter, was released by her father
to travel to remote places teaching literacy.

Unfortunately, the mission aviation pilot was not able to land the
small plane on the landing strip as it was fogged in.
Modesto was waiting for us. There were many other interviews.

Now we pray that the story can be told effectively by Twila.

BRIAN FORSSE WITH HIS FAMILY

Praise God, Brian's tumor has shrunk radically.
He is scheduled for surgery this week.

Please pray for his complete recovery.

December 7, 2018

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NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Our Night in Bethlehem presentation, our gift to the community in Baja, has been presented for 27 years. The original script was written by Dr. Marge Wold and presented at Immanuel Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, CA. It was a gift to their community and the community surrounding the Mission.

 Cheryl Trevor has made many changes to the script so it is new every year. Cheryl is now the principle of our Christian school and has passed the responsibility of the production of Night in Bethlehem to Said Mendez.

Please pray that Night in Bethlehem will be presented to the glory of the Lord. It will be held December 13th - 15th.

P.S. Janelle Keller will be doing a solo multiple times during
the Night in Bethlehem’s performance.

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SARAI AND SAID MENDEZ (BACK)
WITH THEIR TWIN DAUGHTERS, JOYCE & GLENDA (FRONT)


Glenda has complications with her kidneys and will need to have one removed. Doctors will treat the other kidney in hopes of saving it. They are waiting to hear from the doctors.

Please pray for this precious little girl.

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FRANK TICKNOR WHO FOUND THE PROPERTY
 DR. ERNESTO CANO AND MARIO CORDOBA.

THERE WAS AN UNFINISHED BUILDING ON THAT SITE THAT WOULD LATER BECOME THE MISSION PROPERTY IN TLACOULULA


Thank you for praying for our trip to Oaxaca and Baja with Twila Belk, the writer of the sequel to Charla’s Children. I never dreamed it would be such an emotional experience. I had a trip down memory lane with our mission staff members. We wept over joyful and painful memories. To my surprise Dr. Ernesto Cano was there to meet me. Dr. Cano has served 47 years on our Mexican board.

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PETER BIANCHINI AT THE TABLE STUDYING ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS OF THE NEW MISSION IN OAXACA.
ELAINE AND IAN CROFT STAND BEHIND.


 Peter Bianchini designed the magnificent facility in Tlacolula, Oaxaca.

YADIRA AND HER STUDENTS

Twila Belk and her daughter, Laney, interviewed a number of missionaries at both the Oaxaca and Baja missions for the future book. Yadira, now married to Esteban,told of her experiences in Chiapas and the remote mountains of Oaxaca, teaching literacy (which is close to my heart). Flannel graph was a powerful tool in evangelism.

BONNIE HUNT

I had 68 first cousins. My mother, Olive, was one of 13 children. But my favorite cousin was Bonnie who is in need of prayer this week. Bonnie has had multiple surgeries, including a back fusion. Bonnie has undergone gall bladder surgery this week.

A PRECIOUS OLD PICTURE WAS TAKEN FROM OUR ARCHIVES
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)
MARILYNN & DAVE YEADON WITH ELLA WESTRA


Please continue to pray for Marilynn, Dave and family. Without a miracle Marilynn will be seeing Jesus soon. Marilynn is battling with cancer.

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SAM PARSONS

Our annual Christmas dinner for our prayer group will be hosted at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA at 6 pm tonight, December 7th. Sam Parsons will be ministering.

November 30, 2018

THE TIJUANA BORDER

No matter what your political views are, the hungry are fed
at the Tijuana border in Jesus name.

KIM REA AND HANNAH REA

We are asking for prayer for Kim Rea who is now in stage IV of cancer that has progressed to her stomach.  Attached is a picture of Kim Rea (left) with Charla’s great granddaughter Hannah Rea. Kim and Greg adopted Charla’s great-grandchildren;
Hannah and Juliano, at a very young age when their mother, Melanie Lombard,
was no longer capable of taking care of them.
Kim, Hannah and Juliano have had more than their share of suffering!
 
Thank you, Denny and Andie Lombard

SANTIAGO WITH THE NEW LAWN MOWER

An Answer to Prayer: Laura Rodriguez, administrator of the Oaxaca Mission, writes, “We are so thankful for donations to the Oaxaca Special Needs fund!  Last month we were able to purchase a new riding lawn mower for Santiago after his old one finally gave out for good. Praise God for the ride on mower."

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SANTIAGO WITH THE LAWN MOWER HE USED IN THE MEANTIME

IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM (BILL) TENNY
 
Bill and George Anne were supporters from the very beginnings of His ministry in Mexico and faithful prayer warriors. Bill was a man of notable accomplishments. In 1976 he was responsible for lighting the Statue of Liberty. He was also the lead man for lighting of the movie Chariots of Fire. On more than one occasion, Bill helped finance my trip representing Foundation for His Ministry.
 
Each year, Bill personally delivered a giant poinsettia, an Easter lily
and huge pumpkin to our San Clemente office.
We will miss William Tenny, faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

OAXACA MISSION

BAJA MISSION

Very early Thursday, November 29, Janelle KellerCharlaTwila Belk, and her daughter Laney, traveled from Tijuana to Oaxaca and then hopefully
on to the Baja Mission. Twila has taken on the responsibility of writing
the sequel to Charla’s Children and this will give her a first- hand
experience to understand the magnitude of the ministry.
She will be returning to Bettendorf, IA on December 5th.

Please pray for us daily.

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SAM PARSONS

So happy to have Sam with us again for our
Christmas dinner on Friday, December 7th at 6pm
Lutheran  Church of the Cross
24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA.

Please make reservations by Wednesday, December 5th
by calling (949) 492-2200. Cost is $7 per person.

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CHUCK AND CHARLA WITH THEIR GREAT-GRANDCHILD

The Pereau’s hosted their extended family on Thanksgiving Day.
They welcomed another great-grandchild.

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THANKSGIVING DAY MONTAGE

Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices.
Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Janice Van Dyken at the Baja Mission.
Now thank we all our God with hearts and hands and voices.

November 23, 2018

BARRY WINEROTH

Please keep our faithful friend, Barry, in your prayers.
His surgery was done on Wednesday, November 21.
We pray for a full recovery and God’s protection over him and his family.
Barry has been bringing groups to the Mission since 1990.

THE ELY FAMILY

Please also remember all the victims of the catastrophic fires in California.
April Ely, Barry Wineroth’s daughter, was one who lost her home.

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SAM PARSONS

Our Christmas dinner with Sam ministering, will be held on December 7th at 6pm.
Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA. 
It is $7 for the dinner. Please make reservations early. Call Linda (949) 492-2200.

OSBORNE NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH PACKED 2,537 BAGS

For many years, Osborne Neighborhood Church and Ken Gustafson (now in Glory) had a drive to collect Halloween candy for distribution at the Night in Bethlehem, our annual Christmas pageant at the Baja Mission.

The tradition has continued and we thank ONC for their support
and participation in this amazing annual event.
This year it will be held on December 13th , 14th and 15th.

REQUESTS FROM THE MISSION FIELD:

Migrants from Central America are a very complex issue!
Please pray for these people at the border and the law enforcement agencies.

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GLENN ALMAREZ

Glenn's treatment for Hepatitis C has begun. He is taking ten pills daily and will report back to the doctor in one month.

Please pray that Glenn will be healed.

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JANICE DYKEN AND CAROL

The Van Dykens have been hosting our Thanksgiving dinner at the Mission in Baja for many years.  This year Carol will assist Janice and we give thanks for these women who do so much, and for this blessed occasion.

MARIA'S NEW HOME

Meanwhile in Oaxaca, our missionaries have faced some additional challenges this month, but we give thanks to our God for His promises. Please pray for the health and safety of all our missionaries.

Yadira and Esteban oversee the missionaries in Oaxaca and recently visited with Maria Villa Pablo. Maria lived in very primitive conditions with dirt floors for many years. Today she is grateful to have moved in to a new home where she hosted Yadira, Esteban and Pastor Martin & family, for breakfast and fellowship.  

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EMBROIDERY CLASSES

Teresa Rodriguez, who graduated from our Bible Institute, uses embroidery classes
as a tool to reach a number of different communities with the Gospel in Yucundivi, Oaxaca. Eugenia (Maria Villa Pablo’s mother) shares the Word of God in Mixteco.
We pray for these classes and outreaches as an effective means
for preaching the Gospel.

 
“We’ve a story to tell to the nations that shall turn their hearts to the right, a story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light. For the darkness shall turn to dawning and the dawning to noon-day bright, and Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth, the kingdom of love and light.”  H. Ernest Nichol, 1896

KAILA PHILLIPS

Kaila, from New Jersey, visited the Baja Mission in 1991 and 1992. She said “this was an awesome experience that touched my life forever. I now face chemo therapy. I am on my second round. The prognosis is not good.” Please pray for Kaila.

November 16, 2018

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RUTH FOLSOM DIEHL IN FRONT OF MILLSTONE WITH CHILDREN

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

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

SARA PETERSEN AND JANELLE KELLER

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

Please pray for these young women representing FFHM.

BARRY WINEROTH AND HIS CHILDREN

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

RICK WARREN

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

Please pray for Rick Warren.

DIRK AND MARY KOS

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

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THESE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES RECENTLY GRADUATED

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

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

BAJA STAFF AND CHILDREN

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

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

RIKER AFTER SURGERY

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

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

Sincerely,

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November 9, 2018

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SUZANNE, CHARLA AND BILL TENNY

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

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

TWILA BELK

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

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PATRICK AND SHERRI BAILEY

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

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SAM PARSONS

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

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


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

GLENN ALMERAZ AND NATHAN ADAMS

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

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WORSHIP NIGHTS IN OAXACA

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

November 2, 2018

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PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES

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

God have mercy on us.

BRIAN FORSSEE WITH THEIR CHILDREN

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

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

Please pray for Brian’s healing.

MARTINA AND KEILA

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

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

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

Please pray for Elisabeth Dawkins surgical procedure.

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


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

PRAY FOR A FUTURE FARMER IN MEXICO

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LLANO GAVE HIS FIRST CUCUMBER TO HIS TEACHER

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FELIX WON FIRST PLACE FOR HIS CHILI PLANT

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

MARY RENSHAW

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

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SHARI AND PATRICK BAILEY

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

Sincerely,

October 26, 2018

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


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

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

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NEW DAYCARE CENTER

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

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GLENN ALMERAZ

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

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

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PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY

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

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

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

CHUCK PEREAU, JANELLE KELLER AND DALE  FORSSE

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

Thank you Chuck, Janelle and Dale!

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ANDREA, ROSALINDA, LAURA AND CHARLA

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

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

Please pray for these children separated from their mother.

TWILA AND STEVE BELK

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

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

October 19, 2018

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FFHM BOARD & LEADERSHIP

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

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

BABIES IN THE NURSERY

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

EUNICE LOPEZ PRAYING WITH THE HOUSEMOTHERS

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

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

JOY WILLIAMSON IN THE COMMUNITY

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

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

AMELIA AND THREE OF HER PAINTINGS

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

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ALEXIS JUAREZ

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


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

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

GIVING THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

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

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

RON RAMOS AND ANDY BROSCHE

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

SARA PETERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JANELLE KELLER

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

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PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY

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

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

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TWILA BELK

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

WILLIAM ZERSEN

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

Sincerely,

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October 12, 2018

LET THIS BE OUR PRAYER TODAY FOR OUR COUNTRY

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

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

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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

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 ANDRES AND SUPREENA

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

CHARLA WITH SANDY PISTOLE

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2018 FAMILY BIBLE CAMP

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

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

Thank you for sending a kid to camp.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ 

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

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CHILDREN WITH NEW SHOES IN OAXACA

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

MODESTO

MODESTO CLIMBING UP THE MOUNTAIN

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

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PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY

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

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

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ELLIE LUGO HOLDING THE BOOK

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

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

Sincerely,

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October 5, 2018

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CHARLA AND JEAN

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

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

OSMIN ON HIS BIKE

ANOTHER CHILD RIDING HER BIKE

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

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LAURA AND MELISA

ODBULIA AND EFREN

 MARIBEL AND ROSALINDA 

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

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

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THE LADIES DISPLAYING THIER QUILTS

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

CHUCK PEREAU, JANELLE KELLER AND CHARLA PEREAU

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

Chuck, Janelle Keller and Charla will be speaking.

ANDREA LOMBARD

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

TEAM OUTREACH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF OAXACA

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

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

NEW DAYCARE CENTER IN SAN QUINTIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

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Oaxaca TJ House Trip

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Dear Foundation for His Ministry and Camano Chapel,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you, 

Franco Vazquez