October 6, 2017

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Dear family and friends,

Perhaps it is needless to say, but Chuck was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love celebrating his 88th birthday. Thank you so much for the cards and gifts. For those who were able to attend his party, he stood in amazement as he looked out over the room filled with loving family and friends. 

"As it is written, things which eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him..." this is what is prepared for us. Until then, Chuck will go on singing.

Much love,
Chuck and Charla

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Ricardo Santillan and Joel Pedraza will be traveling Monday October 9th, to Oaxaca with a team of doctors, ministering and providing medical services in a number of communities. Please pray for not only the victims of this major earthquake, but for those who minister. Mario Cordoba, our Mission Pastor, is unable to accompany them, but his heart and spirit is with those who suffer in Oaxaca. 

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Pictures of earthquake in Oaxaca. All over the world there is great tribulation but look up your redemption draws nigh. Praise God we were able to send a team to Oaxaca to minister to those suffering from the effects of two major earthquakes.   

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Received Wednesday, October 4: After a plethora of doctor's visits, tests, prayer, tears and wonderful times of worship Maya is scheduled to be operated on tomorrow at 4:00 PM Pacific time for a mastectomy. We are still asking for a complete miracle healing yet at the same time walking the path in light of the limited understanding we have. We are so appreciative for all the prayers, texts, e-mails, phone calls and acts of love that you have poured out over Maya and our family.

Ironically, this is breast cancer awareness month and Maya will be our poster child. She has been diligent to have a yearly mammogram and this may be a life saver for all of us. God is with us and He is a very present help in time of trouble and ultimately He is our healer.

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Charla will be speaking at a Women’s Retreat Saturday, October 7 at The Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for a suggested donation of $10. Please pray that God, the Holy Spirit will minister to each and every participant.  Charla is a little concerned. She had a minor stroke in July and her ability to read is limited.  

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Carl Holter writes: “Jan started the new chemo infusion last Friday. She asks for prayer that her faith in Jesus remains strong! I know it is, but facts and feelings can get confused when we are run down physically to a very low point… she feels worn out and is pulling the load with her head down exerting the effort it takes.”